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Australia reviewing airport security policies
26 November 2014 Australia's Office of Transport Security has recommended a review of security measures being carried out at airports and also put forward a suggestion of allowing small scissors, tools and...

Fraport-Copelouzos Group consortium wins Greek airport concession
26 November 2014 The Fraport-Copelouzos Group consortium has been selected as the preferred bidder in the Greece regional airports' tender procedure, which would consist of an upfront payment of €1.23bn and...

CAA releases guidance to help UK airports deal with disruptions
26 November 2014 The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released a practice guidance to minimise the impact of disruption on passengers and help the airports to handle it...

Skyguide successfully commissions ILS localiser at Zurich Airport
25 November 2014 The Normac 7000 Ultra-Wide Instrument Landing System (ILS) localiser, said to be world's first such localiser, has successfully completed flight inspection and stability testing at Zurich...

Libya's Maitiga air base attacked by unidentified jet
25 November 2014 Libya's Maitiga air base was the victim of two attacks by a Libyan air force...

FAA aims for faster recovery after review of Chicago control tower fire
25 November 2014 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it will plan a series of changes for faster disaster recovery at airports after a disgruntled employee set fire to the Chicago...

FAA approves runway extension for Ogdensburg International Airport
24 November 2014 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the request of New York's Ogdensburg International Airport (OPBA)'s request for extending its runway by...

Tanzania Government funding kick starts expansion of Mwanza Airport
24 November 2014 The $66m expansion project of the Mwanza International Airport which had been stalled due to lack of funds will soon commence after a funding from the Tanzania...

Washington airspace to get NextGen upgrade
24 November 2014 Washington, DC Metroplex will become the first in the US to get three satellite-based highways in the sky running side by side during the holiday travel season, according to an announcement by...

London’s Gatwick Airport records busiest six months
21 November 2014 The UK's London Gatwick Airport has recorded its busiest ever six months with an 8% increase in passenger...

GMR seeks $803m in damages from Maldives for cancellation of airport deal
21 November 2014 GMR Infrastructure (GMR) has claimed $803m of damages from the Maldivian Government for 'wrongfully' terminating the international airport...

Tampa Airport breaks ground on $1bn expansion project
21 November 2014 Tampa International Airport (TPA) in the US has broken ground on its $1bn expansion project that is expected to create or preserve 9,000 short-term construction...

Nasa to work with South Korea to improve air traffic management
20 November 2014 The Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nasa to develop advanced air traffic management technologies for the benefit...

Phase II expansion of Suvarnabhumi Airport to be funded by Japan and China
20 November 2014 Thailand's Transport Minister Prajin Juntong has announced that the Japan International Cooperation Agency and a Chinese bank will offer loans for the Phase II expansion of Suvarnabhumi...

Oslo Airport to be the first to receive regular deliveries of biofuel
20 November 2014 Norway's Oslo Airport will become the world's first hub to receive regular deliveries of...

Mandalay Airport to be operated by JALUX and Mitsubishi
19 November 2014 Myanmar's Mandalay Airport is to be run by Japan-based Mitsubishi, Jalux and Yoma Strategic...

Abu Dhabi Airport inaugurates VIP terminal
19 November 2014 The Abu Dhabi International Airport has started operations of its newly built VIP terminal that was built in partnership with National Aviation Services...

TAV to invest €75m to expand international terminal at Istanbul Atatürk Airport
19 November 2014 Turkey-based airport operator TAV has signed an agreement with the country's general directorate of state airports authority DHMI to expand the international terminal at Istanbul Atatürk...

Artillery explosions continue to rock Ukraine's Donetsk Airport
18 November 2014 Ukraine's Donetsk Airport was rocked by loud artillery and artillery fire on Monday, despite attempts to end the battle through the September peace...

Copenhagen Airport starts expansion of Terminal 2
18 November 2014 Denmark's Copenhagen Airport will upgrade and expand its Terminal 2 by adding 700m² and two extra security lanes to accommodate 40 million passengers in the...

Poland installs ETFMS entry nodes to increase air traffic capacity
18 November 2014 The air traffic situation over the airspace in Poland has been highlighted with the installation of the enhanced tactical flow management system (ETFMS) entry node in Warsaw by the Air...


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