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 Airport Authority plans upgrade projects for Terminal 1 at Hong Kong Airport http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsairport-authority-to-begin-multi-phase-upgrade-projects-at-hong-kong-airport-5849307 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsairport-authority-to-begin-multi-phase-upgrade-projects-at-hong-kong-airport-5849307 Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) is set to carry out a series of major improvements of existing airport facilities at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), which will involve an investment of about HKD7bn ($897m). Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT US’ Oakland Airport gets FAA funding to renovate main commercial runway http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsoakland-airport-gets-faa-funding-to-renovate-main-commercial-runway-5849404 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsoakland-airport-gets-faa-funding-to-renovate-main-commercial-runway-5849404 US-based Oakland International Airport (OAK) has received approximately $37m from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to redevelop the airport’s Runway 12-30. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT ERA to deliver MasterCare services to MLAT system at Kuala Lumpur airport http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsera-to-deliver-mastercare-services-to-existing-mlat-system-at-kuala-lumpur-airport-5850034 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsera-to-deliver-mastercare-services-to-existing-mlat-system-at-kuala-lumpur-airport-5850034 ERA has secured a contract to offer advanced system assurance services for its previously installed multilateration (MLAT) surveillance system at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Malaysia. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Eurocontrol’s MUAC offers ATC services in Dutch airspace http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsmuac-offers-civil-military-air-traffic-control-services-in-dutch-upper-airspace-5848842 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsmuac-offers-civil-military-air-traffic-control-services-in-dutch-upper-airspace-5848842 Eurocontrol’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) has begun to provide air traffic control (ATC) services to both civil and military customers in the Netherlands airspace above 24,500ft or 7.5km. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT New data shows US airlines collected over $1bn in baggage fees in Q1 2017 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsnew-data-shows-baggage-fee-collection-surpasses-1bn-in-first-quarter-of-2017-5848446 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsnew-data-shows-baggage-fee-collection-surpasses-1bn-in-first-quarter-of-2017-5848446 The new data published by the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics has revealed that airlines have collected more than $1bn in baggage fees during the first quarter of this year. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT MAG US to build new Escape lounge at Reno-Tahoe International Airport http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsmag-us-to-build-new-escape-lounge-at-reno-tahoe-international-airport-5848339 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsmag-us-to-build-new-escape-lounge-at-reno-tahoe-international-airport-5848339 A US-based subsidiary of  Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has been contracted to design, develop and operate a common-use Escape airport lounge at Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) in Nevada, US. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Thales, Savis and Bradar to boost business in air traffic control radar solutions http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsthales-savis-and-bradar-partner-to-boost-business-in-air-traffic-control-radar-solutions-5847628 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsthales-savis-and-bradar-partner-to-boost-business-in-air-traffic-control-radar-solutions-5847628 Thales has entered a cooperation agreement with Savis and Bradar, under which the companies will analyse business opportunities related to air traffic control radar solutions in both civil and military markets worldwide. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Port Authority approves lease agreements to renovate Newark Liberty terminal http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsport-authority-approves-lease-agreements-to-renovate-newark-liberty-terminal-for-concessions-5847080 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsport-authority-approves-lease-agreements-to-renovate-newark-liberty-terminal-for-concessions-5847080 The Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has approved new lease agreements with Westfield Airports to redevelop 31,000ft2 of terminal space for concessions at Terminal B in Newark Liberty International Airport.  Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT SESAR Joint Undertaking unveils blueprint for safe use of drones in low-level airspace http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newssesar-joint-undertaking-unveils-blueprint-for-safe-use-of-drones-in-low-level-airspace-5847565 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newssesar-joint-undertaking-unveils-blueprint-for-safe-use-of-drones-in-low-level-airspace-5847565 The Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking has launched its blueprint for safe, secure and environment-friendly use of drones in low-level airspace. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT IATA study shows Kenyan air transport industry adds $3.2bn to nation’s GDP http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsiata-study-shows-kenyan-air-transport-industry-adds-32bn-to-nations-gdp-5846470 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsiata-study-shows-kenyan-air-transport-industry-adds-32bn-to-nations-gdp-5846470 New data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has shown that the air transport sector in Kenya contributes $3.2bn or 5.1% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT TSA and American Airlines to test new screening technology at PHX airport, US http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newstsa-american-airlines-to-test-new-screening-technology-at-phx-airport-us-5846716 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newstsa-american-airlines-to-test-new-screening-technology-at-phx-airport-us-5846716 US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has partnered with American Airlines to test a new computed tomography (CT) scanner at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Arizona, US. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT SESAR DM and SESAR JU to review pilot common project status http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newssesardm-sesar-ju-to-review-pilot-common-project-status-5846698 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newssesardm-sesar-ju-to-review-pilot-common-project-status-5846698 The European Commission (EC) has ordered two entities, including the Single European Sky ATM Research  (SESAR) Deployment Manager (SESAR DM) and SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU), to review the current status of the pilot common project (PCP) to mod… Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in India gets clearance for $408.7m expansion plan http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsindian-ministry-panel-grants-permission-for-4087m-rgia-expansion-plan-5844556 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsindian-ministry-panel-grants-permission-for-4087m-rgia-expansion-plan-5844556 The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) under the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has granted permission for the proposed INR26.29bn ($408.7m) expansion of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad, India. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT TSA to test new biometric fingerprint technology at two US airports http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newstsa-to-test-new-biometric-fingerprint-technology-at-two-us-airports-5844482 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newstsa-to-test-new-biometric-fingerprint-technology-at-two-us-airports-5844482 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is set to assess new checkpoint screening technology at two TSA PreCheck lanes at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Denver International Airport. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Korean Air Lines, Qantas Airways Smiths Detection http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-korean-air-lines-qantas-airways-smiths-detection-5844547 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-korean-air-lines-qantas-airways-smiths-detection-5844547 Korean Air Lines has raised $300m through the sale of senior capital securities which bearing an interest rate of 6.875% a year. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Heathrow Airport fixes baggage system failure issue http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsheathrow-airport-fixes-baggage-system-failure-issue-5845635 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsheathrow-airport-fixes-baggage-system-failure-issue-5845635 Heathrow Airport in London, UK has resolved the issue with its baggage-handling system, which suffered a failure at Terminals 3 and 5. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Rockwell Collins unveils new ARINC PaxLink passenger service system http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsrockwell-collins-unveils-new-arinc-paxlink-passenger-service-system-5842899 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsrockwell-collins-unveils-new-arinc-paxlink-passenger-service-system-5842899 Rockwell Collins has launched a new intuitive passenger service system (PSS), ARINC PaxLink, to provide airlines with a range of tools to improve their business management. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Gatwick Airport supports world’s first coding event hackathon http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsgatwick-airport-supports-worlds-first-recoding-event-hackathon-5843760 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsgatwick-airport-supports-worlds-first-recoding-event-hackathon-5843760 London Gatwick Airport has joined six other airports to support the first ever international airport coding event ‘hackathon’. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT SkyTeam to open new lounge at Vancouver International Airport http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsskyteam-to-open-new-lounge-for-passengers-at-vancouver-airport-5842733 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsskyteam-to-open-new-lounge-for-passengers-at-vancouver-airport-5842733 Global airline alliance SkyTeam is set to open a new lounge at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in an effort to boost its presence in Canada. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT EL AL Airlines purchases 11 CTX 5800 EDS from Smiths Detection http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsel-al-airlines-purchases-11-ctx-5800-explosives-detection-systems-from-smiths-detection-5842439 http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsel-al-airlines-purchases-11-ctx-5800-explosives-detection-systems-from-smiths-detection-5842439 EL AL Airlines, the flag carrier of Israel, has acquired 11 additional CTX 5800 explosives detection systems (EDS) from Smiths Detection to screen hold baggage at airports. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT