New News information at Airport Technology New and updated information from News listed on www.airport-technology.com http://www.airport-technology.com/ en-us http://www.airport-technology.com/ New News information at Airport Technology http://www.airport-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif UK Manchester Airport launches Singapore Airlines first A350 flight http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsmanchester-airport-launches-its-first-singapore-airlines-a350-flight-5718809 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsmanchester-airport-launches-its-first-singapore-airlines-a350-flight-5718809 UK’s Manchester Airport has launched Singapore Airlines’ commercial A350 aircraft, thereby increasing the airline's number of routes from the country. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT MET Alliance investigates impact of adverse weather changes on ATM http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsmet-alliance-investigates-impacts-of-adverse-weather-changes-on-atm-5717921 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsmet-alliance-investigates-impacts-of-adverse-weather-changes-on-atm-5717921 MET Alliance, a consortium of national aeronautical meteorological service providers from eight European States, has conducted a study on the effect of adverse weather conditions on air traffic management (ATM). Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Cowi, Vilhelm Lauritzen and ZESO to design Pier E project at Copenhagen Airport http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newscowi-vilhelm-lauritzen-and-zeso-receive-new-contract-for-copenhagen-airport-expansion-5717777 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newscowi-vilhelm-lauritzen-and-zeso-receive-new-contract-for-copenhagen-airport-expansion-5717777 Danish consulting group Cowi, in collaboration with architect firms Vilhelm Lauritzen and ZESO, has secured the planning and design contract for the $121.2m Pier E project at Denmark’s Copenhagen Airport. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT TSA detects 3,391 firearms at checkpoints in US http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newstsa-detects-record-number-of-firearms-at-checkpoints-last-year-5717519 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newstsa-detects-record-number-of-firearms-at-checkpoints-last-year-5717519 The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that it detected 3,391 firearms across checkpoints in US airports in 2016. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT ALD opens another lounge at Boston Logan International Airport, US http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsald-opens-another-lounge-at-boston-logan-international-airport-5717346 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsald-opens-another-lounge-at-boston-logan-international-airport-5717346 US-based Airport Lounge Development (ALD) has opened a new lounge, The Club, at Boston Logan International Airport in Terminal E. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Bristol Airport starts £2.3m immigration hall upgrade http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsbristol-airport-start-23m-immigration-hall-upgrade-5716928 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsbristol-airport-start-23m-immigration-hall-upgrade-5716928 Bristol Airport has announced the commencement of a project to enhance and enlarge immigration hall to boost passenger arrival experience. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT UK launches public consultation for measures to reduce nighttime flight noise at three airports http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsuk-issues-new-measures-for-consultation-to-reduce-nighttime-flight-noise-for-three-airports-5716224 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsuk-issues-new-measures-for-consultation-to-reduce-nighttime-flight-noise-for-three-airports-5716224 The UK Government has launched a public consultation on new noise reduction measures for nighttime flights at the country’s Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Warsaw Chopin Airport recorded historic 12.8 million passenger traffic in 2016 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newswarsaw-chopin-airport-recorded-historic-128-million-passenger-traffic-in-2016-5715871 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newswarsaw-chopin-airport-recorded-historic-128-million-passenger-traffic-in-2016-5715871 Poland’s Warsaw Chopin Airport handled 12.8 million passengers last year, including 980,000 in December alone. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Manchester Airport attains carbon neutral status http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsmanchester-airport-becomes-uks-first-airport-to-attain-carbon-neutral-status-5716066 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsmanchester-airport-becomes-uks-first-airport-to-attain-carbon-neutral-status-5716066 Manchester Airport has become the first airport in the UK to attain carbon neutral status (Level 3+), certified by the independent carbon management programme Airport Carbon Accreditation. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT New York’s Syracuse Hancock Airport receives funding for redevelopment project http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsnew-yorks-syracuse-hancock-airport-receives-358m-for-redevelopment-project-5715205 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsnew-yorks-syracuse-hancock-airport-receives-358m-for-redevelopment-project-5715205 New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has confirmed that Syracuse Hancock International Airport will receive $35.8m in funding to support the airport’s $45.1m transformation project in the US. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Hong Kong Airlines, Korean Air Lines http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-hong-kong-airlines-korean-air-lines-5714966 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-hong-kong-airlines-korean-air-lines-5714966 Hong Kong Airlines has signed a code-share agreement with Kenya Airways to provide seamless travel to the customers in Asia. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Athens International Airport becomes first airport in Greece to attain carbon-neutral status http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsathens-international-airport-becomes-first-airport-in-greece-to-attain-carbon-neutral-status-5715140 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsathens-international-airport-becomes-first-airport-in-greece-to-attain-carbon-neutral-status-5715140 Athens International Airport in Greece has attained carbon neutral status (Level 3+) certification from the independent carbon management programme, Airport Carbon Accreditation. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT 4-FLIGHT ATC programme being prepared at two French pilot sites http://www.airport-technology.com/news/news4-flight-atc-programme-undergoes-preparation-at-two-french-pilot-sites-5714353 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/news4-flight-atc-programme-undergoes-preparation-at-two-french-pilot-sites-5714353 The first operational version of the advanced and latest air traffic control (ATC) platform, 4-FLIGHT, is being prepared at the Marseille and Reims pilot centres in France. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT FAA issues revised medical rules for general aviation pilots http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsfaa-issues-revised-medical-rules-for-general-aviation-pilots-5713929 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsfaa-issues-revised-medical-rules-for-general-aviation-pilots-5713929 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a final ruling allowing pilots to fly without holding a FAA medical certificate, as long as they satisfy some specified requirements mentioned in Congressional legislation. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Copenhagen Airport launches two new construction projects worth $170.1m http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newscopenhagen-airport-starts-two-new-construction-projects-worth-1701m-5714763 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newscopenhagen-airport-starts-two-new-construction-projects-worth-1701m-5714763 Denmark’s Copenhagen Airport has launched two new construction projects, worth a total of DKK1.2bn ($170.1m), in order to increase its capacity for passengers and aircraft. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT ACI Europe report reveals November air passenger traffic across Europe http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsaci-europe-report-reveals-november-air-passenger-traffic-across-europe-5714096 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsaci-europe-report-reveals-november-air-passenger-traffic-across-europe-5714096 A new ACI Europe air transport has revealed that passenger traffic across the European airport network increased by an average of 7.1% in November 2016. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Indra receives NATS Supplier of the Year Award for deploying iTEC system at Prestwick http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsindra-receives-nats-supplier-of-the-year-award-for-deploying-itec-system-at-prestwick-5713900 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsindra-receives-nats-supplier-of-the-year-award-for-deploying-itec-system-at-prestwick-5713900 Technology partner Indra has received the NATS Supplier of the Year Award 2016 for deploying advanced iTEC system at the Prestwick Upper Airspace Control Centre in Scotland. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT New report reveals Gatwick Airport contributed £5.3bn to UK economy in 2016 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsnew-report-reveals-gatwick-airport-contributes-53bn-in-uk-economy-5713165 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsnew-report-reveals-gatwick-airport-contributes-53bn-in-uk-economy-5713165 A report published by UK-based Oxford Economics has revealed that England’s Gatwick Airport contributed £5.3bn or 0.3% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) and supported 85,000 jobs in 2016. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT London City Airport reports record passenger traffic in 2016 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newslondon-city-airport-announces-45-million-passengers-last-year-ahead-of-its-344m-development-5712168 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newslondon-city-airport-announces-45-million-passengers-last-year-ahead-of-its-344m-development-5712168 London City Airport (LCY) has reported a record-breaking 4.5 million passengers in 2016, the largest in its 30-year history. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Non-profit organisation calls for enhanced airport security measures in US http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsrecent-attacks-call-for-enhanced-airport-security-measures-to-protect-passengers-5712800 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsrecent-attacks-call-for-enhanced-airport-security-measures-to-protect-passengers-5712800 FlyersRights.org, a US-based non-profit organisation representing airline passengers, has urged the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Congress to improve security measures across airports in the country. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT