New Features information at Airport Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Airport Technology Incheon Airport's Terminal 2 project: in photos Incheon Airport broke ground in 2013 on a $2.5bn expansion project, creating a new terminal that will effectively double its size. For an airport that is already considered one of the world's finest, what improvements are in store? Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:00:00 GMT Airport security in the digital age Airport security has grown to encompass more than crude metal detectors and pat downs. Digital Barriers is working with airports worldwide on a new form of safety. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:00:00 GMT Aircraft recycling: up to the challenge The safe and responsible recycling of commercial aircraft is one of the main challenges facing the global aviation industry. With around 12,000 commercial aircraft to be decommissioned over the next 20 years, manufacturers and operators are working t… Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Flying pharma: how the industry handles medical cargo The transportation of pharmaceutical products is an incredibly lucrative business, but a lack of standardisation across the aviation industry has seen the sector losing out to other modes, such as road and shipping. A new organisation aims to improve… Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT 2016: The year's biggest Airport Technology stories The UK's Edinburgh Airport is planning to expand its immigration and baggage reclaim facilities with an investment of £50m, and O'Hare International Airport in Chicago will have a new $1.3bn runway. wraps up the key headlines f… Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT 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