• US federal budget request allocates more resources to TSA

    The fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019) budget request from the Trump Administration includes USD47.5 million for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a 7.8% increase on the USD44.06 proposed in FY 2018. A document issued by the DHS described an “increased emphasis” on border security,

  • Civil-military air rescue facility opens in Poland

    Poland launched a new civil-military Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (ARCC) on 26 January 2018. Its main purpose is to co-ordinate responses to aviation incidents in the Warsaw Flight Information Region (FIR). A total of 20 staff – 10 assigned by air navigation service provider PANSA

  • DroneShield enters South American C-UAS market

    DroneShield announced on 2 February that it is providing counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) technology to the Paraguayan government for test and evaluation purposes, having won a tender and obtained US export regulatory approval. Paraguay will be the first South American customer for

  • Four foreign airlines join PreCheck

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced on 1 February that four non-US airlines have been added to its PreCheck registered traveller programme. Air France, Brussels Airlines, KLM, and Philippine Airlines are the newest members of PreCheck, which was launched in October 2011 and

  • Luton issues tray return system tender

    London Luton Airport in the United Kingdom is seeking a contractor to supply, service and maintain a tray return system (TRS) checkpoint baggage screening. The tender comprises two lots: an initial contract for the TRS, and a second contract for a software package including rescreen stations to

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  • Collaborative European project focuses on ground safety

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    Twelve airport operators in Europe are engaged in a unique large-scale initiative with the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) to improve the safety, operational efficiency, and environmental performance of surface operations. Unifying Safety Nets & Surface Movement was launched in July 2017 as a
  • IATA 753 deadline looms large

    By June 2018, IATA member airlines need to ensure they can track passenger bags from origin to destination According to the SITA Baggage Report 2017, the mishandling rate in 2016 was 70% lower than 2006 despite growing passenger traffic. Improvements have been enabled by investment in new
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