New Features information at Airport Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Airport Technology 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 11:12:00 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 Airport libraries take off From paperbacks to e-books, more and more airports across the world are opening in-house libraries and reading loungers to cater to stressed or bored air travellers. So what are some of the most successful bookish initiatives airports brought forward… Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:48:00 GMT June's top stories: Limak to build $4.34bn terminal, EU and EFTA airports invest over €53bn Limak to build $4.34bn terminal at Kuwait International Airport, and EU and EFTA airports invest more than €53bn over ten years. wraps up the key headlines from June 2016. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Keeping one step ahead of the game with airport weather forecasting Advanced navigation tools are helping airports make more accurate weather predictions and reduce costly delays. With new weather software championed by NASA and the MET Office, as well as smart rerouting and rebooking strategies implemented by major … Mon, 04 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT May's top stories: Salt Lake City Airport to construct North Concourse, Montréal Pierre–Elliott Trudeau Airport improvements Salt Lake City Airport to construct $740m North Concourse, and Aéroports de Montréal inaugurates $350m improvements at Montréal Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport. wraps up the key headlines from May 2016. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT Forget Gatwick and Heathrow: UK’s smaller airports seek expansion Beyond the Heathrow versus Gatwick debate, UK’s other airports are experiencing unforeseen growth in their passenger numbers and are struggling to keep up with demand. During a panel discussion at the Airport Design, Development and Engineering confe… Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:44:00 GMT Pokhara Airport: a story of strategic priority set in the mountains of Nepal Forty years after the idea was born, a soft loan from China has seen the Pokhara international airport finally break ground. As well as strengthening the Nepalese economy and the local tourism trade, the project says a lot about the changing nature o… Wed, 25 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT