• Southwest electric GSE programme rolls on

    US carrier Southwest Airlines has received its latest Lektro towbarless electric tug under a programme to replace its fossil-fuelled fleet of tractors with 56 Lektro vehicles. The AP8950SDB-AL-200 model tug, to be used by Southwest at San Jose International Airport in California, is the second

  • Fairfax picks up Carillion's Canadian assets

    Following the 15 January announcement that the UK division of Carillion was to enter liquidation, Canada’s Fairfax Financial Holdings announced on 5 February that it will acquire certain elements of the service company’s Canadian business. As a result of failed talks with shareholders

  • Jacobs Engineering completes CH2M Hill acquisition

    US engineering firm Jacobs Engineering has completed the acquisition of UK engineering firm CH2M Hill, the two companies announced on 18 December. The deal, valued at USD3.27 billion, comprises USD2.85 billion in cash and about USD416 million of CH2M’s net debt. News of the acquisition was

  • Elbit works with C Speed on CBP contract

    US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded the US subsidiary of Elbit Systems a contract for a tower and infill radar system for airspace surveillance at an undisclosed location in Texas. Elbit Systems of America stated on 12 September that it will deliver “a complete

  • Houston reopens after Hurricane Harvey

    All commercial operations at George Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports in Houston were suspended due to record rainstorms in southern Texas following Hurricane Harvey. However, the Federal Aviation Administration reports that George Bush Intercontinental will reopen at 1200 local time on 31

  • Cost issues afflict Seattle IAF

    Civic and airport officials broke ground on 16 August 2017 for the new International Arrivals Terminal (IAF) at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport. Although the scope of the facility remains unchanged from when the project was first announced in October 2016, Jane's has learned that the

  • FAA issues new tranche of AIP grants

    The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 14 August announced a new set of infrastructure grants for airports across the United States. The latest tranche under the FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP), totalling USD162.4 million, will be allocated to 72 airports in 31 states. Beneficiaries

  • ThyssenKrupp supports Toronto

    ThyssenKrupp has finalised a five-year contract with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority to maintain more than 350 elevator and escalator units installed at Pearson International Airport. ThyssenKrupp plans to retrofit its elevator install base across North America with a new 'smart technology'

  • Shortlist revealed for IHS Jane’s ATC Awards 2016

    With seven weeks to go before the winners of the IHS Jane's ATC Awards 2016 are announced, the judging panel has narrowed down 46 entries across six categories. Winners and shortlisted nominees for the IHS Jane's ATC Awards 2016 will be recognised at the awards ceremony on 7 March, held during the

  • OSINT Summary: Alleged attack plot targeting LAX highlights risk to US tourism industry

    On 24 April, several United States media outlets, citing unnamed security officials, claimed security measures had been increased in several locations in the south of the US state of California, including the city of Los Angeles and its airports, amid concerns over an Islamic State-inspired attack