• FAA approves Cleveland-Detroit Metroplex plan

    The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Cleveland/Detroit Metroplex ATM project, which is one of the key building blocks in the NextGen airspace management modernisation programme. The FAA plans to phase in the new system immediately, with work continuing until September 2018.

  • Huawei and Unifly team up for UTM

    Chinese IT giant Huawei has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Unifly, for its Huawei X Labs division to co-operate on research and development of unmanned aerial system (UAS) traffic management (UTM) systems. The MOU also includes a joint market approach between Huawei and Unifly.

  • Indra finishes Abha centre upgrade

    Indra has completed an overhaul of the Abha approach control centre for Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS), as the first milestone in a nationwide upgrade in Saudi Arabia. In a three-year project under the Saudi Vision 2030 economic overhaul strategy, Indra is also modernising air traffic

  • Saab wins Chilean deal

    Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, serving the Chilean capital Santiago, is to receive tower, surface safety, and surveillance equipment from Saab. Following a competitive tender, the Chilean Directorate General of Civil Aviation ordered fully integrated tower working

  • Indra completes Tbilisi centre upgrade

    Indra announced on 6 June that it has completed modernisation of the main Tbilisi air traffic control centre for Georgian air navigation service provider Sakaeronavigatsia, by installing a new automation system. Sakaeronavigatsia awarded Indra the EUR6.6 million (USD7.4 million) contract in June

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  • EIB plans loan for Venice expansion

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) intends to lend EUR150 million (USD174 million) to SAVE Spa, the operator of Venice Marco Polo International Airport, to help fund a EUR478 expansion programme. EIB support will help SAVE expand and improve its terminal and airside facilities to cope with forecast
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    Heathrow has completed a bag trolley proof-of-concept trial involving RFID tags, as the technology continues to make inroads into the airport sector. Vero Solutions applied inexpensive passive RFID tags to trolleys at Heathrow, and then installed readers at chokepoints such as doorways, racking

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