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October 2014

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Ukrainian forces repel two fresh attacks on Donetsk Airport
01 October 2014 Ukrainian forces have successfully repelled two attacks by pro-Russian rebels on Donetsk International Airport....

Saab’s solution assists SFO during runway construction
01 October 2014 The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has successfully managed the closure of its runways through Aerobahn Departure Manager (DMAN) solution from...

Airport Authority of India to renovate Surat airport in Gujarat
01 October 2014 Airport Authority of India (AAI) has announced plans to renovate Surat airport in the western state of Gujarat to lend a modernised look and enhance air connectivity....

September 2014

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Expansion work begins at Indonesia's Husein Sastranegara International Airport
30 September 2014 Indonesian operator PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) has started expansion work on Husein Sastranegara International Airport, which will enable it to increase its annual passenger capacity from...

SITA survey reveals passengers ready for wearable technology
30 September 2014 A survey carried out by SITA has revealed that 77% of passengers are comfortable with airport or airline staff using wearable technology, such as smartwatches or...

Gatwick Airport gets new vehicle security system from Chemring
30 September 2014 Chemring Technology Solutions has completed the installation of a multi-lane, underside vehicle search system based on its VehicleScan surveillance technology at London Gatwick Airport in the...

Indian Government relooking into the privatisation process of six major airports
29 September 2014 The Indian Government is taking another look at the airport privatisation process initiated under the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA)...

Chicago centre fire disrupts 2,000 flights in O’Hare and Midway Airports
29 September 2014 A total to 2,000 flights had to be cancelled at the O'Hare and Midway International Airports in Chicago, US, following an act of sabotage when an employee set fire to a control...

Frame Group wins contract for managing Melbourne Airport’s IT facilities
29 September 2014 Australia's Melbourne Airport has awarded a three-year facilities management contract to the Frame Group for management of the airport's IT facilities in the wake of its...

Miami International Airport deploys Bluetooth beacons from SITA
26 September 2014 Miami International Airport has installed Bluetooth beacon across its premises to help airlines, retailers and other customer services to broadcast useful information for passengers and staff....

McAllen-Miller International Airport to invest $10.4m on airport safety project
26 September 2014 The McAllen-Miller International Airport will invest close to $10.4m to install an area of lightweight, crushable concrete for expansion of the safety zone between its runway and nearby...

DANS to invest $2.5m in tower simulator
26 September 2014 Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) is to invest $2.5m to upgrade a 360° tower simulator that has been developed at a cost of $5.5m. ...

O'Hare International Airport resumes operations after two-hour evacuation
25 September 2014 Portions of a lobby and baggage-claim area at the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, US, had to be evacuated after an unattended bag was found at the...

LAX installs passport kiosks to expedite entry for foreign travellers
25 September 2014 Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has unveiled 40 new automated passport control (APC) kiosks at the Tom Bradley International Terminal to expedite the entry process for...

Seattle-Tacoma Airport to use advanced FOD detection system
25 September 2014 An advanced automated foreign object debris (FOD)-detection system that will detect foreign objects and wildlife hazards between aircraft movements is set to enhance safety at airport runways...

Riga International Airport commences terminal expansion
24 September 2014 The Riga International Airport in Latvia has started the construction work on the expansion of its northern...

India's airport operator showcases 29 airports at World Routes Development Forum
24 September 2014 The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is enhancing connectivity in different regions of the country by showcasing 29 metro and non-metro airports for domestic and international airlines at...

MIA launches expedited screening programme
24 September 2014 The Miami International Airport (MIA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have launched a new expedited screening programme, TSA Pre, which would eliminate the need for...

YouGov poll reveals small UK businesses support Gatwick Airport expansion
23 September 2014 Small business leaders in the UK prefer to see an expansion at London Gatwick Airport rather than London Heathrow, according to a YouGov...

Orlando International Airport to use Lockheed Martin's route analysis tool
23 September 2014 Lockheed Martin's route analysis tool is to be deployed at Orlando International Airport (MCO), as part of an agreement between the company and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority...

Brasília Airport handled second highest number of passengers in Brazil
23 September 2014 Brazil's Brasília Airport has served more than 8.6 million passengers in the first half of the year, making it the second largest airport in the country, according to airport operator...


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