New Features information at Airport Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Airport Technology Finding new sources of biofuel to power the world’s aeroplanes The race is on to find cheaper and cleaner sources of fuel to power aeroplanes. From grass to kitchen oil, new sources for biofuels are being tested to see if they can ultimately replace the highly pollutant and expensive jet fuel currently dominatin… Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT Privatising Canada’s airports – part two: ‘the time is right for change’ The possibility of Canada’s biggest airports being put into the hands of for-profit companies has stirred plenty of debate in the region. Some believe the time is right for change, and argue that the country’s aviation sector is in need of reform. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT Privatising Canada’s airports – part one: ‘unnecessary and ill-timed’ According to a recent poll, a majority of Canadians do not support potential plans to put for-profit companies in charge of some of the country’s biggest airports. Their misgivings about changing the current model are backed by some of the airports a… Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT Endless Runway concept could pave the way for future airports An innovative research project from the Netherlands Aerospace Centre has put forward the concept of a circular runway. Hoped to provide a breakthrough in airport safety, capacity, noise and fuel burn, the Endless Runway is being pursued as a model fo… Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:52:00 GMT The technology transforming baggage handling As the number of air passengers increases, airports and airlines are investing in baggage handling technology to improve the passenger experience, airport operations and their bottom lines. Frances Marcellin looks at some of the ways that technology … Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT June's top stories: Gatwick Airport's carbon neutral status, American Airlines to invest $1.6bn Gatwick Airport achieves Level 3+ carbon neutral status, and American Airlines to invest $1.6bn to improve Terminals 4 and 5 at LAX. wraps up the key headlines from June, 2017. Tue, 04 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Finding Dora: behind the EU sponsored door-to-door travel app An EU research project prepares to put to the test a door-to-door travel application that guides passengers from their home, around the airport, and to their final destination, cutting total travel time by 20%. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Airport Industry Review: Issue 23 In this issue: Privatising US air traffic control, a new industry group tackling airport taxes, Australia’s plans to introduce biometric security checks, the world’s most customer-friendly airports, Europe’s Clean Sky programme, and more. Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:20:00 GMT Working towards a cleaner sky The Clean Sky Joint Undertaking is one of the largest European research programmes, developing new technologies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and noise produced by aircraft. Wed, 17 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT Preventing human trafficking at airports Air transport is a commonly used mode of transport for traffickers, and airports are ideally positioned to assist in the fight against human trafficking. From raising awareness, to increasing security and training their staff to spot and report such … Mon, 15 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT A world first: Australia’s plan for advanced biometric airport checks At the start of this year, Australia’s border authorities announced an ambitious plan to roll out biometric identification across all their international airports by 2020. In a “world first”, international travellers entering the country will be proc… Sun, 14 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT New airline group takes on airport taxes Australia’s competition authority revealed that the country’s four biggest airports collected AUS$1.57bn from airlines and their passengers over the past decade, raising concerns over sky-high profit making achieved through their monopoly on flights.… Tue, 09 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT The world’s most customer-friendly airports The Airports Council International has revealed the latest results of its annual Airport Service Quality Awards, recognising the world’s most customer-friendly airports, based on 600,000 passenger surveys around the world. Mon, 08 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT April's top stories: SITA’s baggage robot, Indra to upgrade air traffic surveillance radars SITA’s new baggage robot arrives at Brazil’s Tom Jobim International Airport, and Indra to upgrade seven air traffic surveillance radars in Central America. wraps up the key headlines from April, 2017. Thu, 04 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Giving a voice to the UK’s regional airports The UK’s regional airports are fundamental to the economy; aviation is about more than just London and Heathrow. That was the message that came loud and clear from industry reps in Birmingham. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:06:00 GMT March's top stories: Deal signed to merge SAXFRA, SEAFRA airspaces, Approval for $5.5bn LAMP at LAX Five ANSPs sign agreement to merge SAXFRA and SEAFRA airspaces, and Los Angeles CPC recommends approval for $5.5bn LAMP project at LAX. wraps up the key headlines from March, 2017. Wed, 05 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Airport Industry Review: Issue 22 In this issue: A new ATC for Europe, lie detection robotic kiosks, a first look at the Navya autonomous shuttle, JFK Airport’s upgrade, addressing mental health issues among pilots, Southend’s new routes, and more. Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:50:00 GMT Florida airport security: are more guns the answer? The deadly mass shooting incident at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in January has emboldened calls by pro-gun Florida politicians to allow concealed-carry weapons for citizens in unsecured parts of the state’s airports for self-defe… Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Breathing new life into abandoned airports Once the flurry of planes and passengers dies down, airports sometimes slip into disrepair, serving as chilling reminders of financial ruin. However, with a bit of imagination and investment, the bleak remains can be turned into social or conservatio… Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:47:00 GMT Turbulence ahead: debating noise levels for an expanded Heathrow Opponents of a third runway at Heathrow are adamant that the airport cannot expand and at the same time meet limits on pollution. It is, they claim, disingenuous to state otherwise – expansion, in their eyes, means worsening air quality and more nois… Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:11:00 GMT