New Features information at Airport Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Airport Technology 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 Southend Airport: 2017 as a stepping stone Southend Airport, London’s smallest air hub, is set to open twelve new European routes in May, introducing flights to Milan, Prague, Venice and other premier destinations on the continent. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT 4-Flight: a new ATC for Europe An EU initiative designed in response to spiralling air traffic volumes in Europe has delivered its first operational system in France. 4-FLIGHT, part of the decade-old SESAR programme, is currently undergoing testing at the Marseilles pilot centre, … Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Robotic detection: a new approach for airport security? A San Diego State University professor has developed a robotic kiosk that could help detect travellers with hostile intentions. Could this be the next wave of airport security? Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:00:00 GMT February's top stories: Laser attacks on aircraft still ‘dangerously high’, HKIA’s three-runway system project BALPA says laser attacks on aircraft still ‘dangerously high’, and Aconex to design and develop the HK$141.5bn ($18.23bn) three-runway system (3RS) project at HKIA. wraps up the key headlines from February 2017. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Keflavik Airport: bringing the Northern Lights in-house In 2016, Keflavik welcomed almost seven million passengers. However, those passing through this year will witness something never before seen at the Icelandic airport. Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:49:00 GMT Addressing mental health issues among pilots Hundreds of commercial airline pilots currently flying may be clinically depressed, a study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has found. The new findings, published a year and a half after the tragic Germanwings crash, signal the nee… Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Secret Gallery: Vienna Airport celebrates Austrian culture A new project at Vienna’s International Airport mixes contemporary illustration with traditional motifs in a clash of colour that’s bound to impress incoming passengers. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:27:00 GMT January's top stories: JFK's $10bn transformation, NY & NJ approves $32bn draft plan John F Kennedy International Airport to undergo $10bn transformation, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has issued a $32bn draft Capital Plan. wraps up the key headlines from January 2017. Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT