• Etihad ground-handling unit picks GroundStar

    Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airport Services (EAS) has ordered the modular GroundStar resource management system (RMS) from INFORM GmbH. The value of the deal was undisclosed. The GS Planning, GS Workforce Plus, and GS Real Time modules will be used by EAS – the ground-handling division of Etihad

  • INDECT aids car parking at Istanbul

    US-based INDECT Electronics and Distribution has completed what it described as the “the world’s largest camera-based parking guidance installation” at Istanbul Airport in Turkey. Installation and rollout – carried out by a team of workers from Istanbul Airport operator

  • FAA invites comments on revised AC for aircraft towing

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a draft revision of its Advisory Circular (AC) on towing aircraft, following collisions and runway incursions involving pushback and tow tugs. The FAA is accepting comments on the draft revision until 13 June. The AC was first published almost

  • Business insurer highlights claims after ground collisions

    Analysis from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), released on 9 May, shows a higher volume of insurance claims after incidents on the airport surface. AGCS investigated 523 loss events in 2018 at 14 airports in Germany, concluding that “damage to vehicles on the tarmac is the

  • SGS upgrades rostering and planning software

    Saudi Ground Services Company (SGS) is overhauling its information and technology (IT) systems, a senior company official confirmed during the 2019 Airport Show held in Dubai from 29 April to1 May. “We are implementing a new system [from German ground-handling IT specialist INFORM], which

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  • Auckland announces airfield extension

    Auckland International Airport in New Zealand is expanding its airfield into unused land near the international terminal. Earthmoving work is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks, airport officials announced on 21 May. Covering 250,000 m 2 , the project is planned for completion by 2022 to
  • Eurocontrol conference discusses how to blend AI into aviation

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    How should air navigation service providers (ANSPs), airports, and airlines introduce artificial intelligence (AI) technologies into their operations to exploit the performance improvements that AI offers while not disrupting legacy operations? According to industry leaders meeting on 23 May in
  • US suspends flights to Venezuela

    Passenger and cargo services between the US and Venezuela have been suspended on the orders of the US federal government. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan said on 15 May that conditions in Venezuela threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew, requiring
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