• GSE users adopt Lithium SAFEFlex

    Green Cubes Technology has announced its first large-scale commercial sale of its Lithium SAFEFlex battery system to the airport ground support equipment (GSE) market. The Green Cubes batteries will power selected belt loaders, baggage tractors, and container loaders at four unnamed US airports in

  • Milan operator picks HI-SCAN 10080 XCT

    Smiths Detection is to upgrade hold baggage screening systems at Malpensa and Linate airports in Milan, under a framework contract from operator SEA. The value of the deal was undisclosed. Between 13 and 20 HI-SCAN 10080 XCT scanners will allow both airports to meet ECAC Standard 3 requirements,

  • Bodø needs equipment

    The Port of Bodø in Norway released a tender on 10 April for the supply of airport equipment. Specifically, Bodø Airport requires one main cargo deck loader, so that it can handle large freight consignments of fresh seafood, and two sets of passenger stairs to handle fly-cruise passenger

  • Blockchain enhances transit passenger processing in Dubai

    VChain Technology is working with Emirates and the Dubai General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) to improve the transit passenger experience with a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-compliant blockchain identity-as-a-service solution. VChain is working on the project

  • Seamless biometrics fits into TOGA

    Vision-Box announced on 11 April that it will roll out “one of the largest biometric boarding airport platforms in the USA”, under a co-operation agreement with the Terminal One Group Association (TOGA) at New York JFK. Lufthansa will be the first TOGA carrier to offer seamless

  • ST Engineering and BYD combine for autonomous bus development

    ST Engineering Land Systems is expanding its bus portfolio with the inclusion of BYD, as the two parties prepare to form a consortium for the pilot deployment of autonomous buses and shuttles in Singapore. China-headquartered BYD has wide experience in supplying electric apron buses to airports. It

  • Menzies embarks on MARS mission

    Menzies has launched its Menzies Aviation Risk Systems (MARS) portal with the release of a Permit to Work module, which aims to apply initially to its fuelling activities. Permit to Work is the first of seven modules, and the company may extend it to other areas where required. MARS is a portal

  • BHS motor brings precise power

    UK-based Lenze has developed a smart motor for baggage-handling systems (BHSs), which generates power according to the precise load that the motor is required to drive. “Traditionally on a BHS the motor is placed in line, with the power going directly to it, although there is no control over

  • LUMIDS provides bespoke information for passengers

    Amsterdam Schiphol is among the first airports to install the Luminance Infologic Display System (LUMIDS) from Infologic, company owner Marco Berkhout told Jane’s during the 2019 Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE) in London from 26 to 28 March. “We first brought out this smart platform for

  • Kuwait T2 to include tote-based BHS

    The Kuwaiti Ministry of Public Works has selected BEUMER Group to provide the baggage-handling system (BHS) for the new Terminal 2 (T2) at Kuwait International Airport. The value of the deal is undisclosed. BEUMER announced on 9 April that the bespoke BHS is designed to facilitate transfer baggage

  • LPT-IT develops billing module

    Danish company LPT-IT aims to provide its new billing software for airport trials by mid-2019, the owner told Jane’s during the 2019 Passenger Terminal Expo held in London from 26 to 28 March. “At the moment, we have AODB [airport operational database] software in use at regional

  • Changi tests robotic baggage tugs

    Trials are under way of autonomous baggage tugs at Singapore's Changi Airport, an official at ground-handling company SATS has confirmed to Jane’s . “We are presently collaborating with Changi Airport to trial autonomous vehicles for baggage-handling,” the official said. SATS

  • Embross displays versatile bag drop

    Embross exhibited both variants of its new-generation Velocity Bagdrop at Passenger Terminal Expo in London on 26–28 March. Two airports in Saudi Arabia – Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International in Medina and King Khalid International in Riyadh – have already deployed the

  • NZ-Canada collaboration bears fruit in Vancouver

    Glidepath expects to add four more CHECKiTXpress self-bag drop (SBD) units to the 10 in use since early 2018 at launch customer Vancouver International Airport, company executives told Jane’s at the Passenger Terminal Expo in London on 26–28 March. CHECKiTXpress was co-developed by New

  • SITA supports situational awareness at Billy Bishop Toronto City

    Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners, owner of the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport in Canada, has ordered SITA Airport Management software to improve operational efficiency. The cloud-based IT toolkit will be rolled out in phases, beginning in the second quarter of

  • Gatwick embraces telematics to reduce airfield accidents

    Telematics is being added to all 2,600 airside vehicles at Gatwick as the UK airport aims to cut airfield accidents by 25%. The telematic devices on ground-support equipment and other airside vehicles, provided by Ortus Group, will enter service in May to record location, speed, and braking data.

  • Lyngsoe receives patent for accurate bag and RFID tag matching

    Lyngsoe Systems has reported that it has been granted a patent for its Sortation Reader, which uses advanced algorithms to match bags and radio frequency identification (RFID) tags accurately. According to the Danish company, the Sortation Reader intelligently eliminates cross-readings from other

  • PTE 2019: Collins Aerospace broadens biometric portfolio

    Collins Aerospace has supplied its new SelfPass biometric passenger processing system for trials in Ireland (Dublin Airport), the UK (Bristol Airport), and the US (with airline JetBlue at New York JFK Terminal 5). “We won’t do the actual biometric facial matching service,”

  • PTE 2019: Major hubs adopt new baggage simulation tool

    Material-handling consultancy BNP Associates demonstrated new simulation and modelling software to help airports improve their understanding of baggage flows, predict bottlenecks, optimise operations, and determine appropriate staffing levels. Hong Kong, London Heathrow, and Singapore Changi are

  • VidTroniX launches new wireless printer

    VidTroniX has developed and launched a new boarding pass/bag tag printer with wireless and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as 10 inches per second (ips) print speed. The ATP6 printer runs on an embedded Linux operating system that enables remote management and integration into custom applications.

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