• Congestion prompts Delhi operator to amend masterplan

    As Indian domestic traffic surges, overtaking projected air traffic and resulting in constraints from congestion in the air and on the ground, airport operator Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) is seeking to add capacity at Indira Gandhi International airport with a revised masterplan.

  • Sri Lanka welcomes first A380

    Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), serving the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, received its first A380 arrival on 14 August 2017. An Emirates flight from Dubai landed on the recently resurfaced and upgraded runway at BIA. Emirates usually operates B-777s to Sri Lanka; while this flight was

  • Haneda to test Panasonic PRM technology

    Tokyo Haneda International Airport is to trial robotic electric wheelchairs from Panasonic. Passengers with reduced mobility (PRMs) will be able to input their destination into a smartphone, and the wheelchair will navigate the passenger through the terminal. The chairs are fitted with sensors to

  • Philippines shelves four projects

    The government of the Philippines has postponed four proposals from the private sector to build new airports for the capital, Manila. The administration is instead planning to deal in the short term with congestion at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). All Asia Resources Reclamation

  • AirNav upgrades with Indra

    Indonesian air navigation service provider AirNav has selected Indra to upgrade air traffic control systems at three control centres: Palembang and Pekanbaru on Sumatra; and Tanjung Pinang in the Riau Islands. This follows an earlier contract with Indra to modernise three other centres: Jayapura,

  • IAI/ST team wins Changi baggage challenge

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has selected a robotic baggage-handling solution (BHS) from Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) Lahav Division and ST Engineering as the winner of its Aviation Challenge 1 (AC1) competition. The CAAS invested SGD10.5 million (USD7.7 million) in the

  • Taiwan picks Comsoft AMHS

    The Air Navigation and Weather Services (ANWS) department of the Taiwan Civil Aeronautics Administration has selected Comsoft Solutions to provide an Aeronautical Message Handling System (AMHS) for the Taipei Flight Information Region (FIR). Taiwan will become the 16th country in the Asia-Pacific

  • U-Tapao faces delay

    The upgraded U-Tapao International Airport in Thailand may not begin full commercial operations until at least 2018, officials have told Jane's . "We are not sure about the schedule to open," said the official from the U-Tapao Airport Authority, adding that a full opening could take place

  • Çelebi seeks expansion in liberalised Indian ground-handling market

    India's ground-handling market is poised for change. After nine years of uncertainty, in May 2017 the Supreme Court of India cleared the way for liberalisation – confirming calls for reform in the 2016 National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP). "The Directorate General of Civil Aviation

  • 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

  • Suspected MH370 wreckage found off Madagascar

    Aircraft experts are currently examining aircraft wreckage that could be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The debris was found about 4,000 km from the official search zone off Australia's west coast. The 2 m aircraft wing piece discovered on the French island of La Réunion off

  • MH370 search comes under fire

    Search efforts to find Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have come under attack from a French salvage expert, provoking a fierce response from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). Former French naval officer Paul-Henry Nargeolet, who worked on the recovery of the Air France flight 447, has

  • Big hitters hover over Mopa

    The request for qualifications to build, operate, and transfer a second airport for Goa has attracted interest from major firms - but the rationale behind the greenfield development is open to question. As reported by IHS Jane's in February 2015, the concessionaire will operate the airport at Mopa

  • Pakistan faces tough security challenges

    The Airports Security Force forms the cornerstone of aviation infrastructure protection in Pakistan Airports in Pakistan are adding security measures as they face the constant threat of terrorist attacks. The terminal facing the largest threat is Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar, the

  • Bali incident elicits effective response

    Virgin Australia Airlines reported a flight emergency after a male passenger attempted to gain access to the cockpit of a Brisbane-Bali flight on 25 April. The intoxicated and aggressive passenger banged on the door of the cockpit but did not enter, according to the airline. Crew members seized the

  • INTAS enters service at Adelaide

    Adelaide has become the third airport in Australia to implement the Integrated Tower Automation Suite (INTAS) of controller tools from Saab and Nav Canada. The INTAS solution is designed to support any tower position (local, ground, clearance or supervisor), and be scalable to any size of tower,