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Priority Pass releases new Digital Pulse survey for frequent airport passengers 22 July 2016 A recent study conducted by the global airport lounge access programme Priority Pass has revealed that frequent air passengers prefer easy and quick digital...

Deals this week: Grimshaw Architects, Air Seychelles, Seaborne Airlines 22 July 2016 London Heathrow Airport has appointed Grimshaw Architects as the concept designer for its £16bn expansion...

Natural gas production commences at Pennsylvania’s Pittsburgh International Airport 22 July 2016 The Allegheny County Airport Authority has commenced the production of natural gas at Pittsburgh International Airport in Pennsylvania,...

ACI records increase of 4.6% in May passenger traffic 22 July 2016 Airports Council International (ACI) has reported an increase of 4.6% in global passenger traffic numbers in May, which is slightly lower than the growth rate of 6% over the last 12...

FAA develops new standards to improve runway safety at US airports 21 July 2016 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in collaboration with other members of the aviation community, has developed new standards to improve runway safety at all US airports during...

GTAA, Wipro partner to deliver advanced digital IT systems to Toronto Pearson Airport 21 July 2016 The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport, has awarded a strategic information technology (IT) and business transformation contract to...

DCA, Aireon sign MoA to implement space-based ADS-B solution in Myanmar 21 July 2016 US-based Aireon has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) to develop a concept of operations for the installation of Aireon's...

IATA, African Union Commission sign MoU to develop air transport sector 20 July 2016 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the African Union Commission (AU) to strengthen their strategic cooperation in a bid...

London Heathrow selects Grimshaw Architects for airport expansion concept design 20 July 2016 UK-based architectural firm Grimshaw Architects has been selected by London Heathrow Airport as the concept designer for the airport’s £16bn...

London's Gatwick Airport to invest additional £200m for its Capital Investment Programme 20 July 2016 London Gatwick Airport has decided to increase its investment by an additional £200m in a bid to boost the airport’s continued record...

SITA, Asiana IDT partner to enhance airline and airport services in Korea 19 July 2016 South Korea-based Kumho Asiana Group affiliate and IT service provider Asiana IDT has entered a partnership agreement with SITA to provide effective solutions and customer services to airlines...

Djibouti’s Ambouli Airport carries out flight operations amid South Sudan attacks 19 July 2016 Djibouti’s Ambouli International Airport in Africa has provided support for commercial and military operational flights amid recent attacks in South...

Belfast City Airport selects NATS as its new air traffic control services provider 18 July 2016 George Best Belfast City Airport (BCA) in Northern Ireland has awarded a contract to UK-based air traffic solutions provider NATS to deliver new air traffic control (ATC) services at the...

MIT researcher develops new algorithms to manage growing airport congestion 18 July 2016 A researcher at the US Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed new algorithms to reduce congestion across US airports over the next 25...

Grupo Aeroportuario begins new terminal construction at Mexico’s Acapulco Airport 18 July 2016 Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte has commenced construction of a new passenger terminal at Acapulco International...

Deals this week: LATAM Airlines Group, AECOM, Go Air 15 July 2016 LATAM Airlines Group and Qatar Airways have entered a subscription agreement, according to which the latter will acquire up to 10% of the former’s total...

French and German ANSPs conduct trials to improve Paris to Munich routes 15 July 2016 French and German air navigation service providers (ANSPs), in collaboration with their military counterparts have successfully conducted a second live trial to improve city-pair routes from...

Indra wins Skyguide contract to deliver surveillance radars at two Swiss airports 15 July 2016 Indra has received a €6m contract from Swiss air navigation services provider (ANSP) Skyguide to install primary S band surveillance radars at Switzerland’s Geneva and Zurich international...

Birmingham Airport in UK records 16th consecutive month of traffic growth 15 July 2016 England’s Birmingham Airport has handled more than 1.1 million passengers in June 2016, marking the airport’s 16th consecutive month of record-breaking growth in passenger...

FAA publishes new rulemaking proposal to enhance airport safety 14 July 2016 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published its supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) for safety management systems (SMS) in the airport...

Copenhagen Airport reveals record growth in passenger traffic in June this year 14 July 2016 Denmark’s Copenhagen Airport has recorded a 9% year-on-year growth in passenger traffic, with 2.75 million passengers travelling to and from the airport in...


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