• Canine CCSF scheme certifies first company

    Following registration and the subsequent certification with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Cargo Screening K9 Alliance has become the first company to include a canine team in the Certified Cargo Screening Facility- Canine (CCSF-K9) programme. CCSF-K9 fulfils a requirement in

  • Cobus pursues green bus sales in North America

    Cobus hopes to spark sales of battery-powered airport passenger buses in North America through development of a second vehicle model. Cobus Industries (the US subsidiary of the German manufacturer) continues to see brisk sales of its conventional apron buses in the US, and it has sold its E.COBUS

  • Glasgow buys Rosenbauer vehicles

    Glasgow Airport in the UK has added to its fleet of aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles with three new Panther 6×6s from Austrian manufacturer Rosenbauer. The value of the deal was undisclosed. Performance characteristics of the Panther 6×6 include a 750-hp engine, a top

  • Hybrid scanner helps to track bags

    The ECCO+ RFID/barcode scanner from the FEIG Electronics PANMOBIL mobile product line has been approved by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for airport baggage tracking. IATA Resolution 753, effective from June, demands that airlines ensure passenger bags are tracked throughout

  • Collins Aerospace emerges from UTC/Rockwell Collins deal

    The multibillion-dollar acquisition of Rockwell Collins by United Technologies (UTC), approved by regulators in late November, will result in a new Collins Aerospace Systems business that includes self-bag drop, check-in, and identity management systems for airport passenger processing. Collins

  • PTI launches bridge-mounted power unit

    Power Technology Industries (PTI) has introduced a new passenger boarding bridge- (PBB-) mounted 90 KVA ground power unit (GPU), offering reduced noise and greenhouse gas emissions at the gate. PTI was launched in September as a sister company of Florida-based Verde GSE, which manufactures

  • Goldhofer continues strategic development

    Ground support equipment (GSE) manufacturer Goldhofer continues to grow internationally, especially in the North American market, as it seeks a broad customer base for a range of new products and services. Airport GSE currently accounts for 40% of the overall Goldhofer business but Lothar Holder,

  • Trepel launches electric pushback tractor

    Germany-based Trepel Airport Equipment unveiled a battery-powered aircraft tractor prototype in October during the International Airport Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Expo in Las Vegas. The Challenger 150e is the first in the Trepel line of pushback aircraft tractors to be electrified, and initial

  • Chinese university augments Safran electric taxiing research

    Safran Landing Systems, the Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC), and French national civil aviation school ENAC have signed a memorandum of understanding to study the potential of electric taxiing systems at major international airports. Safran and Airbus are developing an electric taxiing

  • Nokia makes inroads into private LTE

    Nokia has reported active and serious discussions with multiple major airports in Europe, North America, and Asia on adopting its private Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network solution, as an alternative to legacy trunked radio and WiFi. A pending auction of licences for the high-frequency wireless

  • Huawei offers smart solutions for airports

    Huawei’s visual ground solutions now come equipped with the latest 4.5G eLTE technology, providing efficient communications for airport ground-handling operations. It offers up to 100 Mbit/s throughput with low latency transmission, supporting services such as voice trunking, data services,

  • Incheon hosts driverless bus tests

    KT Corporation, the largest telecommunications company in South Korea, has tested a self-driving bus at Incheon International Airport. The driverless bus covered 2.2 km at 30 km/h during the test outside Terminal 1 on 11 November. The self-driving vehicle slowed down at traffic signals and changed

  • Aebi Schmidt supplies new Beijing hub

    Aebi Schmidt is to provide 34 cleaning machines by June 2019 for the new Beijing Daxing International Airport. The order includes 14 jet sweepers to clear snow and ice from runways and taxiways; four high-speed sweepers to clean apron and stand areas throughout the year; and 16 machines from the

  • Interroll improves crossbelt sorter

    Interroll has developed a new infeed design for its range of crossbelt sorters. The preassembled elastic conveyor belts are designed for easy and ergonomic installation and maintenance. The new design, based on the Interoll Modular Conveyor Platform, is quieter, faster, and more compact than its

  • Gulf Aviation and Fuel Proof team up

    Gulf Aviation (a subsidiary of UK-based fuel distributor Certas Energy) has partnered with fuel storage equipment manufacturer Fuel Proof Ltd, to provide bunded tanks and bowsers for Jet A1 and Avgas 100LL fuel. Fuel Proof will supply a range of bunded tanks with capacities from 330–85,000

  • Materna supplies SBD to India for first time

    Kempegowda International in Bangalore is the first airport in India to adopt a fully automated self-bag drop (SBD) system, after deploying the Air.Go system from Materna ips. A total of 16 Air.Go SBD units were rolled out on 15 November for use by Air Asia and SpiceJet passengers. Up to 32

  • Brisbane, Qantas, and SITA combine for single-token trial

    Brisbane is the latest Australian airport to work with Qantas and SITA on a single-token biometric trial using facial recognition technology. Tests with the SITA Smart Path mobile solution began in mid-November and will end in early December. It is open to volunteers who fly with Qantas from

  • Honeywell buys Transnorm

    Honeywell on 9 November completed its EUR425 million (USD552 million) acquisition of Transnorm from IK Investment Partners. Transnorm will become part of Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS), and will complement the Honeywell Intelligrated business. Intelligrated, which Honeywell

  • UPS receives first TUG Alpha 4s

    Textron GSE recently delivered more than a dozen of its TUG Alpha 4 pushback tractors to launch customer UPS. The vehicle is now in series production and Textron GSE reports brisk sales. The pushback tractor has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 120,000 lb (54,431 kg) and a maximum drawbar pull

  • Keflavik keeps track of terminal flow

    Keflavik International Airport in Iceland is widening deployment of passenger flow management software that employs sensors and deep learning algorithms. It initially deployed the solution from New Zealand-headquartered Veovo in 2016 to cover check-in and security processes but flow management is

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