• Airbus releases results of UAM survey

    Airbus on 11 February published the findings of a study on public perceptions of urban air mobility (UAM). A survey was issued in Los Angeles, Mexico City, New Zealand, and Switzerland, generating a total of 1,540 responses. Airbus conducted the study after it released its UTM roadmap in September

  • ASEAN open skies motivate Laos

    Aviation infrastructure in Laos is being upgraded in line with the continued evolution of the liberalised single aviation market (SAM) in the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). “By investing in infrastructure and [a regulatory] framework, we are drafting a seamless

  • Toyota and ANA trial autonomous baggage tractors

    Toyota Industries Corporation and All Nippon Airways (ANA) are collaborating on the first tests of autonomous tractors at a Japanese airport. The two-week trial at Saga Airport is scheduled to start at the end of March. The prototype Toyota tractors will run a course of about 100 m as the

  • Vanderlande set for FLEET trials in Hong Kong

    Vanderlande is to field its FLEET automonous guided vehicle solution for baggage logistics at one of the busiest hub airports in the world, after sealing an innovation partnership agreement with Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK). Initial trials at Hong Kong International Airport are expected to

  • New Casablanca T1 includes IER self-service systems

    IER has provided 30 self-service check-in kiosks and 12 self-service bag drop (SBD) units for the newly renovated and modernised Terminal 1 (T1) at Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport. The IER 919 check-in kiosks and i820 SBD units (the first to be installed at an airport) will provide

  • Dnata adopts RMS in Dubai

    Dubai National Air Transport Association (dnata) has implemented a new resource management system (RMS) for its operations at Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central airports. The new software platform and analytics are intended to help the company optimise operations and efficiently

  • INFORM software prioritises high-value cargo

    German digitial decision-making company INFORM has launched a new piece of software for optimum routing between aircraft and cargo warehouses. Users can assess the capacity and availability of each cargo truck at a glance, while onboard GPS-based telematics locate the vehicles. The route

  • Montréal follows example of Toronto with SBD choice

    Another Canadian international airport has installed Air.Go self-bag drop (SBD) machines from Materna ips. A total of 16 SBD units are in use in a new check-in area at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. The two-step system requires passengers to print their bag tags at a

  • Cork augments vehicle fleet

    Cork Airport in Ireland has procured and customised three new vehicles for its policing and safety fleet. A John Deere Gator Utility all-terrain vehicle will help the Airport Police Service (APS) to patrol and respond to incidents in severe weather conditions. Other new additions to the APS fleet

  • JBT delves deeper into electric GSE

    JBT Corporation has signed an agreement to acquire fellow US-based ground support equipment (GSE) manufacturer LEKTRO Inc. The deal – valued at USD48 million before customary post-closing adjustments – is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019. Privately owned LEKTRO

  • Gatwick to trial robot valet parking

    Gatwick Airport has been collaborating with Stanley Robotics with the aim of implementing an autonomous parking system. A three-month trial at the airport is planned to begin in August before Gatwick officials decide whether to pursue the project. The trial is proposed within Zone B of the Long

  • Goldhofer to build new plant in Germany

    Germany-based ground support equipment manufacturer Goldhofer is investing in a new Airport Technology production facility in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. The company will open a 30,000 m 2 site in Nürtingen, 20 km from its existing production facility in Ostfildern, with

  • Cameroon implements gate solar power

    A 1.2 MW solar installation at Douala International Airport in Cameroon has entered service, under efforts to cut CO 2 emissions produced by aircraft during ground operations. The government of Cameroon funded the purchase of airport gate electric equipment, which will be connected to the new solar

  • Smartphone app aids blind travellers

    The Aira Airport Network for blind or vision-impaired passengers is expanding with the addition of five new airports. Four of these are in the US (international airports serving Columbus, Milwaukee, San Diego, and Tucson) and the other is Wellington International Airport in New Zealand. On 3

  • Large Stockholm screens include special shielding

    NEC Display Solutions Europe has completed installation of two large LED displays with electromagnetic (EM) radiation shielding at Stockholm Arlanda, under contract from airport operator Swedavia. The LED screens (respectively 15 m2 and 44 m2) are operational in the baggage reclaim and check-in

  • Triel enhances Scania ARFF vehicles for Brazil

    Brazilian specialty vehicle manufacturer Triel-HT has adapted more than 120 Scania aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles with a fully automatic Allison 4000 Series transmission. The vehicles have been delivered for use at more than 70 airports and military airbases throughout Brazil,

  • Xovis adds another US project

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta is the latest US international airport to select a passenger flow management and queue waiting time measurement solution from Switzerland-based Xovis, after its Massachusetts-based subsidiary Xovis USA won a competitive tender. The Xovis system will be deployed to capture

  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky aims to test autonomous vehicles

    Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is set to host tests of autonomous vehicle technology after it signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council and the University of Cincinnati. Trials of autonomous vehicle technologies could create viable

  • 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

  • Aruba upgrade includes ICS

    The Aruba Airport Authority has awarded BEUMER a USD33 million contract to install and maintain a tote-based baggage-handling system (BHS) at Queen Beatrix International Airport as part of its Gateway 2030 upgrade and expansion programme. Terminal designer NACO and programme management consultant

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