• Barrett 4050 HF transceiver obtains US green light for civil aviation

    Barrett Communications has received product authorisation from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its 4050 HF software-defined radio transceiver. The FCC deemed that the 4050 HF complies with Rule 87 – Aviation. FCC regulations are not only applied to civil aviation

  • New UAV rules take effect in Canada

    Canadian Minister for Transport Marc Garneau has announced new regulations for recreational and commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) weighing from 250 g to 25 kg. The latest rules supersede a May 2018 interim order, which ended temporary restrictions on UAV flights within a nine-mile

  • Qantas uses AIXM 5.1

    Australian airline Qantas is the first carrier to adopt the AIXM 5.1 aeronautical information management database from Frequentis, as part of a navigation data management system to improve flight planning, flight plan optimisation, and post-flight analysis. The solution also includes core modules

  • Micro Nav to modify BEST for Poland

    Micro Nav is modernising the BEST simulator suite operated by Polish air navigation service provider PANSA. The contract, including a three-year support period, includes an upgrade to the latest software platform, other software upgrades, and four BEST Tower Foundation low-cost simulation systems.

  • DFS establishes Bahrain subsidiary

    DFS Aviation Services has set up a subsidiary in Bahrain, after it was awarded a BHD10.6 million (USD28.1 million) manpower services contract in November 2018 to support the development of a new air traffic control centre in the kingdom. Manama-based DFS Aviation Services Bahrain Co began

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  • Schönefeld opens Neptunus temporary terminal

    Passengers at Schönefeld are using a temporary terminal building while the Berlin airport implements a two-year renovation programme. The temporary terminal, including Neptunus modular systems (Evolution III and Flex2Home) opened in December 2018 with capacity for up to 1,200 passengers per
  • Smart signage arrives in Istanbul

    Samsung Electronics has installed its smart signage at Istanbul Airport, under contract from Media Port Istanbul. Almost 700 Samsung smart LCD and LED units, including LED displays covering a total area of 1,012 m 2 , are in place in the Turkish hub. The installation was successfully completed in
  • Industry giants focus on ground safety

    Improving pilot situational awareness is a long-held priority to reduce the number of surface accidents Honeywell Aerospace, Boeing, and Airbus are conducting research and development to improve surface safety at airports, and they may soon bring new products to market. Runway safety has improved



    PIS/LFBI AIRFIELD REF PT.: N46 35.15 E000 18.24 ELEVATION : 423' 129m CFR : 5 MAX RWY LENGTH : 7,710' 2,350 m General Information SURFACE : Rwy 03/21, 7,710' 2,350 m, width 148' 45 m, asphalt, PCN 44 F/C/W/T. ADDITIONAL RUNWAYS : Rwy 03R/21L, 2,297' 700 m, width 148' 60 m, grass, Rwy 03L/21R,


    HOR/LPHR AIRFIELD REF PT.: N38 31.19 W028 42.95 ELEVATION : 118' 36m CFR : 6 MAX RWY LENGTH : 5,233' 1,595m General Information SURFACE : Rwy 10/28, 5,233' 1,595 m, width 148' 45 m, asphalt. ADDITIONAL RUNWAYS : None. RUNWAY LIGHTING : Rwy 10: LIRL, REIL, ALSF-2, PAPI.Rwy 28: LIRL, REIL, ALSF-2,

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    PIX/LPPI AIRFIELD REF PT.: N38 33.16 W028 26.29 ELEVATION : 109' 33m CFR : 0 MAX RWY LENGTH : 5,725' 1,745m General Information SURFACE : Rwy 09/27 Twy, 5,725' 1,745 m, width 148' 45 m, asphalt, PCN 80 F/B/W/T. ADDITIONAL RUNWAYS : None. RUNWAY LIGHTING : Rwy 09: LIRL, PAPI.Rwy 27: LIRL, ALSF-2,


    SMA/LPAZ AIRFIELD REF PT.: N36 58.28 W025 10.24 ELEVATION : 308' 94m CFR : 7 MAX RWY LENGTH : 10,000' 3,048m General Information SURFACE : Rwy 18/36, 10,000' 3,048 m, width 197' 60 m, concrete. ADDITIONAL RUNWAYS : Rwy 15/33, 6,004' 1,830 m; Rwy 04/22, 4,345' 1,324 m; both asphalt; both closed.