New Features information at Airport Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Airport Technology November's top stories: LAWA’s $14bn programme, SITA's automatic baggage robot Vanir | ASL to support LAWA’s $14bn capital improvement programme, SITA develops automatic baggage robot Leo, Airport app flightSpeak introduces new security wait time feature. wraps up the key headlines from November 2016. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT New CBP facility opened at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Arizona, US The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Arizona, US, has opened a new Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility, extending the existing facility at the airport. Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT New UAS traffic management system to be established in New York, US The state of New York is planning to establish a 50-mile flight traffic management corridor for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) between Syracuse and the Griffiss International Airport in Rome, US. Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT October's top stories: Emirates revamps business class, UAE and Nasa conduct ‘out of sight’ drones tests Emirates has renovated its business class lounge in Dubai International Airport, and a team from Nasa’s Ames Research Center, along with FAA and other industry partners, has successfully conducted ‘out-of-sight’ drone tests in Nevada. Airport-techno… Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Airport Industry Review: Issue 20 In this issue: A £344m expansion for London City Airport, aviation taxes around the globe, how to manage the ATC workload, algorithms to recognise passengers’ faces, the active shooter threat, and more. Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:39:00 GMT Mapping out airport taxes around the world Air passengers face an increasingly complex web of airport taxes around the world. A recent report by UHY Hacker Young found that the financial burden of such taxes stifles tourism, hampers economic competitiveness and puts regional airports at a con… Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:00:00 GMT Heathrow expansion: the UK reacts to government’s approval for new runway The UK Government has backed a third runway at Heathrow Airport, supporting the initial recommendation made by the Airports Commission in July 2015. The announcement has been labelled as “truly momentous”, but how is the country reacting to the news? Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:31:00 GMT Preparing for the active shooter threat In August, hundreds of people were evacuated onto the runway at Los Angeles International Airport amid reports of an active shooter. It turned out to be a false alarm, but the threat is still very real. So, how can airports prepare for the worst? Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT The big picture: UK airport expansion in the South East The debate on UK airport expansion in the South East has been beset by rumour and counter rumour, years of wrangling between opposing plans, and has been at the mercy of shifting political opinions as well as fierce local opposition. But at London Ci… Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT Ghost in the machine: can technology rescue overworked air traffic controllers? A recent near-miss at London Stansted Airport due to an error by an air traffic controller with a “high workload” has highlighted the intense pressure of working life in air traffic management. Is the ATC workload becoming unsustainable for some staf… Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:22:00 GMT Q&A: how airports can better serve disabled passengers A new report urges more collaboration between airlines, airports and service providers in order to improve the quality of assistance to persons with reduced mobility at UK airports. Steven Wheeler, director of International Aviation Services for serv… Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT September's top stories: Club Aspire lounge for business travellers, UN's civil aviation resolution Collinson Group subsidiary Airport Lounge Development and Swissport have partnered to open a new lounge, Club Aspire, at London’s Heathrow Airport Terminal 3, and UN Security Council has adopted its first resolution to address the growing terrorist t… Wed, 05 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Facial recognition: a quantum-leap for biometric airport security? Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have developed on-the-fly face recognition algorithms that accurately identify passengers’ faces as they pass through the airport. The project, which addressed some of the core vulnera… Sun, 02 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT August's top stories: PANSA and Oro Navigacija signed deal with Indra, India planned to open up to 15 airports by 2017. The Polish air navigation service provider (ANSP) PANSA and ANSP Oro Navigacija in Lithuania signed new contracts with Indra for the installation of iTEC air traffic management systems, and India planned to open between ten and 15 airports by 2017 to… Thu, 08 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Airports go green through urban farming In a creative take on sustainability, a number of airports around the world have used their space and resources to set up animal farms, apiaries, vegetable plantations or exotic gardens on their grounds. From fulfilling landscaping duties, cutting ma… Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:11:00 GMT July's top stories: Heathrow selects Grimshaw, Work begins on San Francisco airport project London's Heathrow selects Grimshaw Architects for airport expansion concept design, and work commences on San Francisco airport’s Terminal One renovation project. wraps up the key headlines from July 2016. Sun, 07 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Airport security: fighting the insider threat Passengers are accustomed to layer upon layer of airport security, but there’s a side they don’t see: security checks for airport employees. Now, concerns about the threat posed by rogue insiders has led to the realisation that baggage handling, in p… Wed, 03 Aug 2016 08:00:00 GMT Airport Industry Review: Issue 19 In this issue: Improving weather management, Britain’s airports beyond the Heathrow vs Gatwick debate, the security loophole of baggage handling, Dallas Fort Worth's climate agenda, and more. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 08:32:00 GMT Gatwick: passenger forecasting, in real-time For airports across the globe, passenger numbers are on the rise. The strain this places on infrastructure and of course staff is a growing concern. How do you cope with more people when, in some cases, physical expansion is not on the cards? Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:00:00 GMT Reducing the transmission of infectious diseases at airports Transport hubs such as airports play a major role in the spread of transmissible diseases. Now, a project called PANDHUB is looking at ways of reducing that risk and managing high-threat endemics. Project coordinator Ilpo Kulmala talks to Eva Grey ab… Sun, 17 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT