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July 2016

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Sea-Tac becomes first US airport to earn Salmon-Safe certification 01 July 2016 Washington's Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) has become the first airport in the US to achieve Salmon-Safe certification for its environmental practices to protect water quality...

Deals this week: Air Seychelles, Philippine Airlines, Delta Airlines 01 July 2016 Air Seychelles has announced the expansion of its code-share agreement with the Serbian airliner, Air Serbia, in Russia and Eastern...

New survey reveals 91% of airlines planning to invest in cyber-security in three years 01 July 2016 Global IT company SITA has published a report revealing that 91% of airlines plan to invest in cyber-security programmes over the next three...

June 2016

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CATSA awards standing offer to Implant Sciences for 340 QS-B220 detectors 30 June 2016 The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has awarded a standing offer to Implant Sciences for 340 QS-B220 desktop explosives trace detectors...

Frontier Economics research reveals need for Heathrow expansion to compete with global hubs 30 June 2016 New research from UK-based Frontier Economics has revealed that the expansion of England's Heathrow Airport will help it compete with its global hub...

A4E study finds ATC strikes cost €9.5bn of EU GDP from 2010 to 2015 30 June 2016 Air traffic control (ATC) strikes have reduced the European Union's (EU) gross domestic product (GDP) by up to €9.5bn between 2010 and 2015, a new study published by Airlines for Europe (A4E)...

Suicide bombers attack Istanbul Atatürk Airport, killing 41 29 June 2016 Istanbul Atatürk Airport in Turkey has been attacked by three suicide bombers killing at least 41 people and injuring several, in the latest terrorist attack in...

UK NATS report shows fall in aircraft carbon emissions in 2015 29 June 2016 UK-based air navigation services provider (ANSP) NATS has published its annual Responsible Business report, which reveals a significant reduction in greenhouse gas aircraft emissions last...

TAV begins construction of new terminal at Tbilisi Airport 29 June 2016 Turkish airport operator TAV Airport has begun construction of a new terminal at Tbilisi International Airport in...

USDOT and Nasa open new ATD-2 laboratory at Charlotte Douglas International Airport 28 June 2016 The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Nasa have opened a new airspace technology demonstration (ATD-2) laboratory at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North...

NextGen’s Data Comm provides communications benefits at Los Angeles International Airport 28 June 2016 NextGen is introducing new benefits to Los Angeles International Airport in the US through the launch of its new Data Comm...

TSA expands new explosives detection canine team at Greater Rochester airport 28 June 2016 New York's Greater Rochester International Airport is expanding its explosives detection canine team as part of a collaboration between the airport, the Transportation Security...

Airways New Zealand and NATS sign MoU to enhance ATM capabilities 27 June 2016 Airways New Zealand has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK-based NATS to establish the base for collaboration between the two air navigation services providers...

Europe to enjoy Free Route Airspace between NEFAB and DK/SE FAB 27 June 2016 European airspace users will be able to use a smooth Free Route Airspace across North European Functional Airspace Block (NEFAB) East that comprises Estonia, Finland, and Latvia, and DK/SE...

Saab to deliver SR-3 surface movement radars for Sweden’s Stockholm Arlanda Airport 27 June 2016 Swedish aerospace and defence company Saab has been appointed by Swedavia, a state-owned company that owns and operates Sweden's major airports, to provide three SR-3 surface movement radars...

Deals this week: Avianca, Malindo Airways, Etihad Airways 24 June 2016 Avianca the national airline of Colombia, has entered a unilateral code-share partnership with US-based Silver Airways to offer more services in...

FAA finalises operational rules for commercial use of drones 24 June 2016 The US Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finalised the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs),...

UK NATS launches AFPEx Lite service for small general aviation airfields 24 June 2016 UK air traffic services company NATS has introduced a new service, AFPEx Lite, which can enable small general aviation airfields to file and receive flight plans....

Abu Dhabi International Airport completes de-propping on new MTB roof 24 June 2016 UAE’s Abu Dhabi Airports has completed the final de-propping of the last arch on the roof of the new Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), making the...

Adacel bags contract to upgrade ATC simulators at Kent State University in Ohio, US 23 June 2016 Adacel has received a contract from the Kent State University in Ohio, US, to modernise the air traffic control (ATC) simulators deployed at its College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability...

Turner & Townsend and IGG to support Amsterdam Airport Schiphol expansion plan 23 June 2016 UK-based consultancy Turner & Townsend and construction finance firm IGG have jointly secured a contract to provide cost management for a major expansion of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in...


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