• Emirates looks into robotic GSE

    Emirates is considering the adoption of semi-autonomous or fully robotic ground support equipment (GSE), as part of the Dubai Future Accelerators advanced technology programme. Dubai Future Accelerators attracted more than 4,000 applications in its first two editions since its launch in 2016.

  • Saudi Arabia opts for Aireon

    Air traffic in the Middle East will have an additional 244 million passengers a year on routes to, from, and within the region by 2035, according to an IATA 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast. In anticipation, air navigation service provider (ANSP) Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) will begin

  • Project financing completed for Madagascar concession

    A team of banks has finalised financial arrangements for private-sector investment in two airports in Madagascar. Since December 2016, Ravinala Airports has held a 28-year concession from the government of Madagascar to operate Nosy Be Airport and Ivato International Airport. The concession company

  • Bahrain picks SOM provider

    Thales and SITA have been selected by the Bahraini Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications to provide a security operations management (SOM) system for Bahrain International Airport. The deal, worth an undisclosed amount, aligns with the Bahrain International Airport Modernization

  • Commissioning of Krasnoyarsk Consolidated Centre tops recent deliveries by NITA

    Russian manufacturer NITA reports the successful commissioning of the automated air traffic management (ATM) system at Krasnoyarsk Consolidated Centre in Siberia. Krasnoyarsk is one of 13 consolidated ATM centres being developed to replace the existing 80 area control centres in Russia, under a

  • Katz hails Open Skies success as Ben Gurion opens upgraded T1

    Israeli transport minister Israel Katz officially opened the newly renovated Terminal 1 (T1) at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on 19 June 2017, in the presence of foreign dignitaries and senior Israel Airports Authority (IAA) officials. Among those present were representatives of some

  • Algiers expands amid tourism drive

    Work is under way on expanding the international passenger terminal at Algiers Houari Boumediene International Airport, an official from Establissement de Gestion de Services Aéroportuaires d'Alger (EGSA) told Jane's on the sidelines of the Airport Show in Dubai. Deputy director general

  • Djibouti builds as capacity tightens

    Djibouti is building two new airports to overcome capacity constraints at its existing international gateway. Completion of the new airports, costing a combined USD599 million, would deliver an eightfold increase in capacity. The larger facility, Hassan Gouled Aptidon International Airport located

  • US donates security equipment to Lebanon

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in the US Department of State has donated USD650,000 worth of security screening equipment for Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon. The equipment includes one mobile x-ray screener for vehicles; six handheld

  • 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

  • Suspension of flights to Sanaa airport underscores rising war and instability risks in Yemen

    The Yemeni civil aviation authority announced on 19 September that flights to Sanaa International Airport would be suspended for 24 hours due to Houthi armed activity in the vicinity. Flights were diverted to Aden airport. The state-news agency, Saba, reported that mortar fire had targeted the