IHS Jane's Airport Review


  • Hamburg handler buys new loaders and stairs

    GroundSTARS, one of the three ground-handling subsidiaries of Hamburg Airport operator Flughafen Hamburg, has ordered two new 3.5-tonne cargo container loaders from Laweco, with the option to buy eight more between 2018 and 2021. The ground-handler also formally procured eight passenger boarding

  • IER unveils two-step SBD

    IER has launched a new common-use self-service (CUSS) self-bag drop (SBD) system for easy integration with existing check-in counters and airport IT infrastructure. The two-step i820 includes a module above the conveyor that switches the function from agent-assisted mode to self-service. The new

  • Valencia embarks on expansion

    The terminal and runway at Valencia Airport in eastern Spain are being upgraded in a EUR23 million (USD28.4 million), five-year project. Airport director Joaquin Rodriguez announced in a 19 April press briefing that the upgrade aims to attract more passenger airlines to operate from Valencia.

  • Vilnius operator seeks BHS provider

    Lithuanian Airports has issued a tender for an eight-year baggage-handling system (BHS) modernisation project at Vilnius Airport. The deadline for bids is 21 May. The contractor will be responsible for planning, manufacturing, delivering, and installing a new BHS with two explosive detection

  • Bag mishandling hits an all-time low as aviation prepares for IATA 753

    Baggage mishandling in the air transport industry improved in 2017 to reach a new low of 5.57 items per 1,000 passengers despite record passenger volume, SITA announced on 19 April in its latest annual Baggage Report. The 2017 mishandling rate is 2.8% better than the 5.73 per 1,000 passengers

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  • Market expands for remote tower services

    From small beginnings, remote towersare attracting interest from larger airports. Jenny Beechener report
  • [Sponsor Content] Remote “virtual” tower

    Frequentis not only replaces the out-of-the-window view with a set of cameras, but also integrates existing airport equipment such weather sensors, airfield lighting and local radios as well as surveillance solutions from Frequentis Comsoft, based on multilateration or ADS-B, in order to provide enhanced situational awareness for the controller.
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