• UK extends e-gate eligibility

    Visitors from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States are able to use e-gates and juxtaposed controls on arrival at UK airports, as the UK government attempts to accelerate border control for citizens from low-risk countries. In total, the seven countries

  • FAA publishes UAV incident guidance

    The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published a letter on detection and countermeasures in response to an escalating number of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sightings at airports over the past year. The 7 May letter, which supplements a previous letter in October 2016, reiterated the

  • Bahrain adopts ABC for new terminal

    The new passenger terminal at Bahrain International Airport will include an automated border control (ABC) system with multimodal biometric identity management, supplier Vision-Box announced on 12 May. Arriving and departing passengers will be able to use the ABC platform, which includes 22 e-gates

  • Changi welcomes new leader for emergency team

    The Airport Emergency Service (AES) at Singapore Changi is undergoing a change of leadership with the retirement of Cletus Majella John Packiam on 19 May after 12 years in post. Packiam will be succeeded by Alvin Lee, who has worked in the Changi AES since 2012. Lee was responsible for all

  • FASS explores more new screening solutions

    The UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking new proposals for screening technologies via the Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) programme. This will release up to GBP4.5 million (USD 5.8 million) over the next two years for innovative proposals. The deadline for submissions is

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  • Auckland announces airfield extension

    Auckland International Airport in New Zealand is expanding its airfield into unused land near the international terminal. Earthmoving work is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks, airport officials announced on 21 May. Covering 250,000 m 2 , the project is planned for completion by 2022 to
  • Eurocontrol conference discusses how to blend AI into aviation

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    How should air navigation service providers (ANSPs), airports, and airlines introduce artificial intelligence (AI) technologies into their operations to exploit the performance improvements that AI offers while not disrupting legacy operations? According to industry leaders meeting on 23 May in
  • Finnish team trials Runway Snowbot

    Finavia and four other Finnish companies have trialled autonomous snow removal methods and technology for application at airports that experience harsh winter conditions. The Runway Snowbot concept includes pre-programmed and optimised runway snow clearance patterns for an unmanned, autonomous
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