• Kuala Lumpur doubles SBD units

    Kuala Lumpur International Airport is doubling the number of SITA Scan&Fly self-bag drop (SBD) units for AirAsia passengers in Terminal 2 (klia2) to 30. According to SITA, following the installation of 15 units earlier in 2018, average baggage drop times halved from 75 seconds to 30–40

  • Lufthansa eyes blockchain solutions

    The nine finalists for the Lufthansa/SAP Aviation Blockchain Challenge will present their solutions to Lufthansa Group management and an expert jury on 23 October. Since the challenge was announced in July by the Lufthansa Innovation Hub and SAP.iO Foundry, teams from 56 countries submitted a total

  • San Diego innovators test parking and baggage technologies

    Tests are under way at the Innovation Lab in San Diego International Airport, with an initial focus on airport parking technologies and ways to ease the passenger experience. For parking solutions, the concepts are an off-airport valet service and rental car valet by FreedomPark; a parking booking

  • AeroMag orders Elephants

    Vestergaard Company has received an order for 19 Elephant BETA Flex-liner deicers from AeroMag. The BETA units, to be delivered in the coming weeks, will assist AeroMag in upgrading the elderly fleet of United deicing vehicles at Denver and Newark Liberty international airports. Elephant BETA

  • BETA displays new refueller

    BETA Fueling Systems unveiled its new 5,000-gallon capacity refueller during the International Airport Ground Support Expo in Las Vegas on 2–4 October. The refueller has an aluminium frame, with tanks available in aluminium or stainless steel or a combination of the two. The side modules are

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  • Gatwick suggests standby runway conversion

    Gatwick Airport could convert its existing standby runway to full use in one of three scenarios in its new draft Master Plan released on 18 October. The document outlines options for future growth at Gatwick, despite the preference of the UK government for a third runway at Heathrow. One
  • Spanish company puts UAVs to work for runway inspections

    Spanish start-up Canard Drones, which pioneered the use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to inspect airport runways and navaids in Europe, is extending its services to the Americas by signing up an agent in Panama. In August 2017 Canard Drones won a deal from Aena Aeropuertos to monitor
  • Nuanced approaches combat the call of the wild

    Airport operators have multiple tools and methods at their disposal to reduce the risk of bird strikes and wildlife intrusions Bird strikes and other encounters between aircraft and wildlife are a perennial danger to aviation safety, accounting for about 3.6% of all aviation accidents in 2017



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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,


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