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April 2014

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Aeroports de Paris reports moderate increase in March passenger traffic
17 April 2014 French airport operator Aeroports de Paris (ADP) reported a 0.9% growth in passenger traffic to 7.3 million at its airports during March, compared to the corresponding period in...

Singapore Changi Airport awards baggage-handling system contract to Crisplant
17 April 2014 Singapore Changi Airport has awarded a contract to Crisplant for the supply of a baggage-handling system at Terminal 4....

Australia to build second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek
16 April 2014 The Australian Government has approved construction of Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek for an estimated A$2.4bn, as part of a strategy to boost infrastructure and create new...

US FAA completes infrastructure upgrade for NextGen aircraft tracking system
16 April 2014 The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed the equipment installation of the automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) radio network,...

Dubai Airports to start runway upgrade project in May
15 April 2014 Dubai Airports is set to begin work on a runway upgrade project at Dubai International as part of its strategy to enhance safety, service and capacity...

Gatwick Airport reports 5.1% rise in passenger traffic
15 April 2014 London Gatwick Airport served 2.7 million passengers in March 2014, an increase of 5.1%, or 131,500, compared with the same period in...

London Heathrow reports 2.8% decline in March passenger traffic
14 April 2014 London Heathrow Airport served 5.8 million passengers in March 2014, down 2.8% from the corresponding period in...

Newcastle International Airport to invest £14m to develop upgrade departure lounge
14 April 2014 UK-based Newcastle International Airport has unveiled a £14m investment plan to develop its departure lounge as part of its strategy to reshape the airside experience for...

Majority of airports to offer mobile services by 2016
11 April 2014 A report by air transport IT provider SITA has found that a majority of airlines and airports will offer mobile services such as flight status, baggage status and airport directions by...

Frankfurt Airport reports rise in passenger traffic
11 April 2014 Fraport's Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany served approximately 12.2 million passengers in the first quarter of 2014, a year-on-year growth of 2% despite flight cancellations due to...

NATS and Airbus ProSky collaborate on ATM industry challenges
10 April 2014 UK-based air navigation services provider NATS has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus air traffic management's (ATM) subsidiary, Airbus ProSky, to develop joint market propositions...

Santiago Airport selects Smiths Detection baggage scanner
10 April 2014 Advanced detection systems designer and manufacturer Smiths Detection has secured an order to supply high-speed checked baggage scanner, HI-SCAN 10080 XCT explosives detection system (EDS),...

Minsk National Airport deploys Rapiscan RTT 110 aviation baggage security screen
09 April 2014 Minsk National Airport in Belarus has deployed Rapiscan Systems’ Real Time Tomography (RTT) 110 Hold Baggage Screening (HBS) systems, as a part of the airport’s long-term investment...

Shell Aviation unveils aviation centre of excellence airport programme
09 April 2014 Shell has formally launched its airport programme, the Aviation Centre of Excellence (ACE), designed to fulfill customer demands of safe and effective operations, marketing support for...

West Wales Airport secures MoD contract to supply airfield services and facilities
08 April 2014 The UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) has awarded a two-year contract to West Wales Airport for the continued supply of its specialised airfield services and...

Astana airport selects SITA's AirportVision flight information display systems
08 April 2014 Kazakhstan’s Astana International Airport has installed SITA’s AirportVision flight information display systems, as part of its strategy to offer real-time flight information to its...

Philippines DOTC awards Cebu airport contract to GMR-Megawide consortium
07 April 2014 The Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has awarded the PHP17.5bn ($390m) Mactan-Cebu International Airport Project to the GMR-Megawide...

Finavia to install bag drop machines at Helsinki Airport and Oulu Airport
07 April 2014 Finnish airports and air navigation systems operator Finavia is set to install bag drop machines at Helsinki Airport in summer 2014 and at Oulu Airport in the...

Smiths Detection secures US TSA contract to supply X-Ray scanner
04 April 2014 Advanced detection systems designer and manufacturer Smiths Detection has secured a $62.9m order to supply automatic explosives scanners for carry-on baggage for installation across many...

FAA launches general aviation data demonstration project
04 April 2014 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched a project to prove the capabilities of the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) programme for the general aviation...

Borrego Solar to install 3.3MW solar system at San Diego International Airport
03 April 2014 Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems developer Borrego Solar Systems has been contracted to install a 3.3MW solar system at San Diego International Airport (SDIA), which will provide up to $8m in...

NATS and DSNA trial new procedure to cut holding times at Heathrow
03 April 2014 NATS has begun testing a new operational procedure at London Heathrow Airport, as part of its strategy to better manage air traffic and reduce the average holding times by at least 25% from...

Brisbane Airport releases preliminary 2014 Master Plan for future development
02 April 2014 Australia’s Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has released its preliminary draft 2014 Master Plan, as part of its strategy to invest nearly $2.5bn in airport infrastructure over the next two...

ACI reports 4% global passenger traffic rise in 2013
02 April 2014 Global air passenger traffic increased by 4% in 2013 to 5.4 billion passengers, according to a preliminary report by Airports Council International...

Lockheed to upgrade SkyLine air traffic management system at KACC
01 April 2014 Lockheed Martin has been contracted to implement an upgraded version of its SkyLine air traffic management system at the Korea Area Control Center (KACC) in Incheon,...

Abu Dhabi Airport reports 15.6% rise in February passenger traffic
01 April 2014 Abu Dhabi International Airport has reported a 15.6% rise in February passenger traffic, compared with last...

March 2014

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TSA recommends new safety measures at airports nationwide
31 March 2014 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has published a set of security recommendations to ensure the safety of TSA employees and travelers at airports across the nation....

NATS conducts lower airspace Datalink tests
31 March 2014 National Air Traffic Services (NATS) has started live flight testing of Datalink in altitudes below 28,500ft (FL285) between Bristol and Edinburgh, UK, to assess its use and benefits in...

Britain’s largest airport solar installation completed at London Southend
28 March 2014 Reading-based Photon Energy has completed the largest installation of solar panels in the UK at London Southend Airport, as part of a £10m terminal expansion by Kier...

Rockwell Collins to offer CUPPS services at London Heathrow Airport
28 March 2014 Rockwell Collins has signed a five-year agreement with Heathrow AOC, to provide the ARINC vMUSE Common Use Passenger Processing System (CUPPS) in all four common-use terminals at London...

Amadeus introduces next-generation airport platform
27 March 2014 Amadeus has introduced its next-generation airport platform, designed to perform all passenger processing...

TE Connectivity deploys InterReach Fusion DAS at Copenhagen Airport
27 March 2014 TE Connectivity (TE) has installed its InterReach Fusion distributed antenna system (DAS) at Copenhagen Airport in Scandinavia, to provide improved interior wireless coverage to passengers...

GHD wins contract to assist Cook Islands airport upgrades
26 March 2014 Global consulting firm GHD has been awarded a contract by the European Investment Bank, to offer technical assistance for the Cook Islands airport upgrades....

GE Aviation and AAI partner to advance RNP flight paths in India
26 March 2014 GE Aviation has signed an agreement to offer technical assistance for the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to expedite the implementation of required navigation performance (RNP) flight paths...

TAV likely to operate Turkey’s Milas-Bodrum Airport
25 March 2014 TAV Airport Holdings will take over operating rights of the Milas-Bodrum Airport from 2015, after it emerged as the highest bidder for the...

Stansted Airport free from economic regulation, confirms UK CAA
25 March 2014 The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed that both passenger and cargo services at Stansted Airport will no longer remain subject to economic regulation and does not require a...

New Australian airport selects Intersystems’ Flight Information Display System
24 March 2014 Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (BWW), a public airport currently under development in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, has selected Queensland-based company Intersystems for its Flight...

Philippines plans upgrade of 12 airports
24 March 2014 The Philippines Government is set to upgrade 12 airports across the country in a move to improve tourism by attracting 10 million foreign tourists by...

AviBit commissions A-SMGCS, Electronic Flight Strip System at Bucharest Airport
21 March 2014 AviBit has announced the completion of delivery and commissioning of the Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS), AviBit ACEMAX; and Electronic Flight Strip System,...

Airservices introduces new system to reduce airborne delays in Melbourne Airport
21 March 2014 Australian air navigation service provider Airservices has rolled out a new air traffic flow system aimed at reducing airborne delays for passengers flying into Melbourne...

Manston Airport’s possible closure may put several jobs at risk
20 March 2014 The UK's Manston Airport is set to hold consultation over its possible closure in response to massive financial losses, a move which is expected to put more than 150 jobs at...

Macquarie’s Atlantic Aviation business to develop general aviation hangar at LAX
20 March 2014 Macquarie Infrastructure Company’s Atlantic Aviation business has entered into an agreement with Los Angeles World Airports for the development of a new general aviation hangar at Los...

Hamburg Airport breaks ground on new Air Cargo Center
19 March 2014 Germany’s Hamburg Airport has broken ground on a new Air Cargo Center, which will feature modern freight handling...

Sea-Tac Airport in US goes green with new electrification project
19 March 2014 The operator of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac Airport), the Port of Seattle, has begun a new electrification project, which will cut millions of dollars of fuel costs and...

Airservices Australia commissions Integrated Tower Automation Suite at Melbourne Airport
18 March 2014 Air navigation service provider Airservices Australia has commissioned an Integrated Tower Automation Suite (INTAS) at Melbourne Airport, for the safe, efficient management of air...

Gatwick Airport to begin public consultation over second runway options
18 March 2014 The UK's Gatwick Airport is seeking views and suggestions on its second runway options by inviting local communities to participate in a six week public consultation, which will begin on 4...

UK airports report increasing passenger numbers for third consecutive year
17 March 2014 Airports in the UK recorded growing passenger numbers for the third consecutive year in 2013, according to new figures published by the Civil Aviation Authority...

Frankfurt Airport passengers are world’s highest users of mobile boarding passes
17 March 2014 Passengers passing through Germany’s Frankfurt Airport are the world’s highest users of online check-in and mobile boarding passes, according to a global survey from IT provider...

POMA to install MiniMetro at Miami Airport
14 March 2014 Ropeway transportation provider POMA Group has won a contract to equip Miami International Airport with a MiniMetro, which is expected to transport over 30 million passengers every...

Gatwick Airport reports 7.7% rise in February passenger traffic
14 March 2014 London Gatwick Airport served 2.3 million passengers in February; an increase of 7.7% compared with 2.1 million passengers during the corresponding period in...

Airports could become prime users of beacon technology
13 March 2014 Airports could become prime user of beacon technology, which uses Bluetooth to trigger the display of relevant information on phones and tablets, according to a research by air transport...

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport to introduce automated passport control kiosks
13 March 2014 Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR) has announced an agreement to install automated passport control (APC) BorderXpress kiosks at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in order...

New travel plaza to be unveiled at JFK International Airport
12 March 2014 Airport Plazas is set to open its new Travel Plaza at John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, which provides access to food, fuel and other options to travellers, airport employees,...

Heathrow Airport reports growth in February passenger traffic
12 March 2014 London Heathrow Airport served 4.9 million passengers in February 2014, up 1% from corresponding period in...

Taiwan warned of potential terrorist attack at Beijing Capital Airport
11 March 2014 Taiwanese authorities received information on a potential terrorist attack at the Beijing Capital International Airport on 4 March, just days before the disappearance of the Beijing-bound...

Gatwick Airport to provide annual compensation for noise-affected households
11 March 2014 Gatwick Airport has announced that the households most affected by noise from its second runway would receive an annual compensation equivalent to band a council tax, which currently stands...

United unveils new hanger at Newark Liberty International Airport
10 March 2014 United Airlines has opened a new widebody aircraft maintenance hangar at Newark Liberty International...

Auckland Airport signs airport sistership agreement with Mumbai Airport
10 March 2014 Auckland Airport has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a 'sister airport' relationship with India's Mumbai...

Stansted Airport opens new security search area
07 March 2014 The UK's Stansted Airport has officially opened its new and improved 22-lane security search area, the first phase of the £80m project to transform the terminal building and improve the...

HAS selects Oncam Grandeye Evolution 360 cameras for Hobby and Bush airports
07 March 2014 The Houston Airport System (HAS) has selected Oncam Grandeye, a Switzerland-based independent, specialised, security and technology company, to provide Evolution 360 cameras for William P Hobby...

Florida announces $194m funding to expand Tampa International Airport
06 March 2014 Florida Governor Rick Scott has announced a state funding of $194m to expand capacity at Tampa International Airport (TIA)....

Rome Fiumicino Airport introduces collaborative decision making platform
06 March 2014 Italy’s Rome Fiumicino Airport has introduced a new airport collaborative decision making (A-CDM) platform which allows the airport to send departing flight status to other linked airports,...

Searidge Technologies launches HD video system for airport surface management
05 March 2014 Canada-based Searidge Technologies has launched Enhanced Airport Vision Display (EAVD), a HD video system that is designed to provide comprehensive situational awareness of the airport...

Copenhagen Airport establishes CO2-neutral growth goal
05 March 2014 Copenhagen Airport (CPH) has established a goal of CO2-neutral growth to 30 million passengers, and an objective to maintain that goal while expanding to 40 million...

Frankfurt Airport deposit donation initiative meets with success
04 March 2014 Frankfurt Airport has announced the success of its bottle-deposit donation initiative, which allows passengers to donate their returnable bottles and cans in order to raise money for the...

PASSUR and Raytheon collaborate to improve airport efficiency
04 March 2014 Business intelligence company PASSUR Aerospace and American defense contractor Raytheon have announced a new collaboration on measures to improve airspace and airport...

General Dynamics secures TSA order to provide airport screening equipment
03 March 2014 General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has secured an $8.2m contract by the US Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to integrate airport...

Qantas to offload Brisbane Airport lease for $112m
03 March 2014 Australian flag carrier airline Qantas has agreed to sell back its long-term lease on the northern end of the domestic terminal at Brisbane Airport to Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) for...

February 2014

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Russian forces reportedly seize two airports in Ukraine
28 February 2014 Men wearing Russian-marked military uniforms reportedly blocked Belbek international airport in Sevastopol in the capital of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region early on...

British air traffic management firm NATS signs MoU with JCAB
28 February 2014 British air traffic management company NATS and the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to closely work on a range of airport planning, capacity...

London Gatwick Airport makes £30m available to improve flood resilience
27 February 2014 London Gatwick Airport has put aside £30m as a resilience fund to avert future disruption to passengers following the unprecedented flooding on Christmas...

Newcastle International Airport to build business park
27 February 2014 Newcastle International Airport has partnered with property company UK Land Estates for the construction of a business park on its...

Boingo debuts Passpoint-enabled Wi-Fi Networks at 21 US airports
26 February 2014 Software and roaming services provider Boingo Wireless has introduced Hotspot 2.0 networks at 21 airports in the...

Dubai International Airport awards $9.5m contract to DSI unit
26 February 2014 Dubai International Airport has awarded a contract of worth AED35m ($9.5m) to Drake and Scull Rail, a subsidiary of Dubai-based contractor Drake and Scull International (DSI), to build a...

Airbus signs MoU with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China
25 February 2014 Airbus has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) to focus on global...

GCR and HAS install APC Kiosks at George Bush Intercontinental Airport
25 February 2014 American technology solutions provider GCR and Houston Airport System (HAS) have installed new automated passport control (APC) kiosks at George Bush Intercontinental...

British Airways opens £300,000 lounge at Belfast City Airport
24 February 2014 British Airways has unveiled a new 285m² lounge with £300,000 investment at Belfast City Airport as part of its £5bn investment programme to make air and ground travel more...

EC announces new guidelines to shore up regional airports
24 February 2014 The European Commission has announced new guidelines to allow airports and airlines promote sound use of public resources for growth-oriented initiatives under its state aid modernisation...

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport offers ski services
21 February 2014 Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport has unveiled several measures to make skiers' journeys quicker and...

Simoco wins Bahrain International Airport contract for DMR solution
21 February 2014 British digital radio systems and IP communications developer Simoco Group and its partner United Commercial Agencies (UCA) have been awarded a five-year contract to deliver an advanced...

DHS warns US airlines of possible shoe bomb threat
20 February 2014 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has warned international flights flying into US from abroad of a possible shoe bomb...

GSky unveils plant wall at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago
20 February 2014 Green wall provider GSky Plant Systems has installed a living plant wall at O'Hare International Airport in...

ETC delivers airport fire truck simulator to Rosenbauer for Kuala Lumpur airport
19 February 2014 Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC) has delivered an ADMS-ARFF simulation training system to Austria-based Rosenbauer International for Kuala Lumpur International Airport in...

Melbourne Airport selects SITA common-use platform
19 February 2014 Melbourne Airport is switching all of its passenger services to SITA's AirportConnect Open common-use...

George Bush Airport introduces automated passport control technology
18 February 2014 The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has launched automated passport control (APC) technology at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) with the Houston Airport System...

Atkins and CSWADI bag $5.8bn Qingdao airport project
18 February 2014 A joint contract for a new Qingdao airport in the Shandong Province of China has been awarded to UK-based engineering, planning, project management and consulting services firm Atkins, and...

Hong Kong Airport reports strong growth in January passenger traffic
17 February 2014 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) served 5.14 million in January 2014, an increase of 11.1% compared with the same period the previous...

FormSolar installs solar power systems at Antalya and Dalaman airports
17 February 2014 Solar energy provider FormSolar has completed the installation of ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at Antalya and Dalaman airports in...

London Stansted Airport reports rise in January passenger traffic
14 February 2014 London Stansted Airport served 1.15 million passengers in January, an increase of 7.2% from the corresponding period in...

Volcanic eruption in Indonesia shuts down three airports
14 February 2014 A volcanic eruption in Java has spewed ash and sand over a large area, forcing the closure of three Indonesian...

Sochi Airport uses Artec facial recognition software to improve security
13 February 2014 Sochi International Airport is using the facial recognition software developed by US-based Artec Group to improve security during the Winter...

London Gatwick Airport completes South Terminal retail transformation
13 February 2014 London Gatwick Airport has completed a £40m retail transformation at its South Terminal departure lounge; a move which significantly improves the shopping experience for...

Singapore opens new air traffic control centre
12 February 2014 The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has officially inaugurated the new Singapore Air Traffic Control Centre (SATCC), to aid aircraft flying into Changi...

Heathrow Airport to get first independent business centre
12 February 2014 London Heathrow Airport and global workspace provider Regus Express have agreed to develop the first independent business centre at the...

London Gatwick Airport reports 6.6% rise in January passenger traffic
11 February 2014 London Gatwick Airport in the UK served 2.2 million passengers in January, an increase of 6.6% compared with 2.09 million passengers during the corresponding period in...

Orlando Airport introduces biometric kiosks for passengers from visa waiver countries
11 February 2014 Orlando International Airport (MCO) has become the first airport in the US to introduce innovative biometric kiosks for passengers arriving from visa waiver countries, a move which expedites...

Heathrow and Avianca partner to provide UK’s first direct connection to Columbia
10 February 2014 London Heathrow Airport has announced a deal with Colombia's national airline Avianca to provide the UK with its first direct connection to Colombia for nine...

EFECO joint venture wins mechanical contract at Abu Dhabi Airport's new terminal
10 February 2014 Emirates Falcon Electromechanical Company (EFECO), a subsidiary of Arabtec Holding PJSC, has won a joint venture contract to carry out mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work at the new...

Heathrow Airport to introduce new air traffic control initiative to cut flight delays
07 February 2014 London Heathrow is set to become the first airport to introduce to manage arriving flights based on the amount of time between the flights rather than...

OIS AdvancedTechnology launches 3D Avian Radar System for airports
07 February 2014 OIS AdvancedTechnology has launched the first 3D avian radar system, which provides the complete information about the location of birds over the entire airport...

Abu Dhabi Airport erects first steel arch of new Midfield Terminal Building
06 February 2014 Abu Dhabi International Airport has erected the first steel arch of the new Midfield Terminal Building (MTB), a move which marks the launch of the roof structure sequence for the mega...

Houston Airport System reports rise in passenger traffic in 2013
06 February 2014 The combined traffic from William P Hobby Airport (HOU) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) increased 1.2% to 50.9 million passengers in 2013, compared to 50.3 million in...

Myanmar invites CAPE JGC consortium to negotiate for new airport
05 February 2014 A consortium of Yongnam, Changi Airport Planners and Engineers (CAPE) and JGC Corporation (JGC) has received an invitation from Myanmar's Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) to build and operate...

Work begins at India’s Kannur International Airport
05 February 2014 Indian Defense Minister AK Antony has officially launched the construction work at the new international airport in Kannur, Kerala...

London Gatwick Airport to expand noise insulation scheme
04 February 2014 London Gatwick Airport in the UK has announced that it is expanding its noise insulation scheme, in order to protect more homes from the aircraft...

Amadeus acquires airport IT provider UFIS Airport Solutions
04 February 2014 Travel solutions provider Amadeus has acquired IT provider UFIS Airport Solutions as part of plan to strengthen its presence in the airport information technology...

Dubai Airport on track to become world's busiest hub
03 February 2014 Dubai International Airport has announced record traffic in the year 2013 with 66.43 million passengers passing through the airport, up 15.2% from the 57.68 million traffic recorded during...

Heathrow Airport commences public consultation over new runway plan
03 February 2014 London Heathrow Airport in the UK has commenced public consultation on ways to improve the proposed runway, which will be established to the north west of the...

January 2014

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JCDecaux to provide advertising services at George Bush Intercontinental Airport
31 January 2014 International advertiser JCDecaux has won a seven-year contract to provide advertising services at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas,...

New solar power system launched at Kuala Lumpur International Airport
30 January 2014 Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) and SunEdison have opened a new airport solar power system at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia, the first of its kind in the...

Airbus ProSky introduces integrated airport surface management system
30 January 2014 Airbus subsidiary Airbus ProSky has introduced an integrated airport surface management system (SMAN) for air traffic control centres worldwide, complementing its air traffic management...

Abu Dhabi Airport records 16.7% rise in 2013 passenger traffic
30 January 2014 Abu Dhabi International Airport has reported record passenger figures for the year 2013, with 16.7 million passengers passing through the airport’s three terminals, marking an increase of...

Los Angeles Airport records 4.1% increase in 2013 passenger traffic
29 January 2014 Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) served 17.85 million passengers in 2013, overtaking its previous record of 17.48 million passengers in...

France’s Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport reports 1.3% rise in 2013 passenger traffic
29 January 2014 France's Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport served 8,562,298 passengers in 2013, an institutional best, with a 1.3% year-on-year traffic...

London’s Heathrow Airport unveils glasses-free 3D technology
28 January 2014 Heathrow Airport in London is trialling Exceptional 3D’s patented auto-stereoscopic 3D display technology as part of its plan to assist passengers through designated security...

Boingo Wireless to provide Wi-Fi services at Brazil’s GRU Airport
28 January 2014 Boingo Wireless has been selected as the exclusive Wi-Fi and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) provider at São Paulo's GRU International Airport in...

The Princess Royal unveils DHL International Flight Centre at Heathrow Airport
27 January 2014 The Princess Royal has officially opened the DHL International Flight Centre catering hub at Heathrow Airport in London,...

Vienna Airport reports marginal decline in 2013 passenger traffic
27 January 2014 Austria’s Vienna International Airport (Flughafen Wien-Schwechat) handled 21.99 million passengers in 2013, a decrease of 0.7% compared to...

Amadeus to develop baggage reconciliation system for Icelandair
24 January 2014 Travel solutions provider Amadeus has entered into an agreement with Icelandic airline Icelandair to develop a baggage reconciliation system...

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport renews contract for SITA’s passenger processing platform
24 January 2014 An organisation of 80 airlines and ground handlers at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has selected IT provider SITA to provide the ‘AirportConnect Open’ passenger processing platform for an...

Portland Airport records 15 million passenger traffic in 2013
23 January 2014 Portland International Airport (PDX), the largest airport in the US state of Oregon, served 15 million passengers in 2013, overtaking its previous record of 14.7 million passengers in...

Brunei Airport commences operation of new baggage handling systems
23 January 2014 Brunei International Airport has commenced the partial operation of the new baggage handling and check-in systems at the new departure check-in hall, as part of the airport expansion...

BIA signs $18.3m contract with Hill International
22 January 2014 The Bahrain Ministry of Transportation has signed a BHD6.9m ($18.3m) agreement with Hill International to provide project management consultancy services at Bahrain International Airport (BIA)...

Northrop Grumman wins Dubai Airports contract for ARC Analytics Tool
22 January 2014 Global security company Northrop Grumman Corporation has secured a contract with Dubai Airports to deliver the Analytics module of its Airport Realtime Collaboration (ARC) service to Dubai...

Hong Kong International Airport reports 6.1% increase in annual passenger traffic
21 January 2014 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) served more than 59.9 million passengers and handled 372,040 aircraft movements in the year 2013, marking a growth of 6.1% and 5.8%...

New York to commence $3.6bn construction project at LaGuardia Airport
21 January 2014 New York state is set to commence the $3.6bn construction project at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, which involves the construction of a new Central Terminal...

Shenzhen Baoan Airport selects NCR’s check-in solution
20 January 2014 China's Shenzhen Baoan International Airport has selected US consumer transaction technologies provider NCR to provide a self-service airport check-in for its new T3...

MorphoTrust to provide enrollment services for the TSA Pre application programme
20 January 2014 American identity services provider MorphoTrust USA (Safran) has won a contract from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to provide enrollment services for the TSA Pre...

Colorado Springs Airport installs marijuana amnesty boxes
17 January 2014 Colorado Springs Airport has installed ‘amnesty boxes’ to give people an opportunity to discard their marijuana before boarding on an...

Plans unveiled for $826m terminal at Louis Armstrong International Airport
17 January 2014 The conceptual design for the $826m new terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport has been unveiled by Mayor Mitch Landrieu and city...

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport close to installing free Wi-Fi
16 January 2014 Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is seeking approval for a wireless Internet infrastructure upgrade contract to provide free Wi-Fi for its...

Clear Channel installs digital media network at Philadelphia International Airport
16 January 2014 Clear Channel Airports has introduced a new indoor digital media network for Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Pennsylvania,...

Allegiant introduces paperless mobile boarding pass capability at 101 airports
15 January 2014 Allegiant Travel, the owner of American low-cost airline Allegiant Air, has introduced a paperless mobile boarding pass capability for its passengers at all 101 airports it...

New York’s Greater Binghamton Airport to begin renovation
15 January 2014 The Greater Binghamton Airport county-owned public-use airport in Broome County, New York, is set to start a project to implement a range of...

Heathrow reports 2.8% rise in December 2013 passenger traffic
14 January 2014 London Heathrow Airport served 5.8 million passengers in December 2013, up 2.8% from corresponding period in...

India’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport opens new terminal
14 January 2014 The new Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 in Mumbai, India has been inaugurated by prime minister Manmohan Singh, along with visiting dignitaries and representatives from...

Tulsa International Airport commences project to renovate Concourse A
13 January 2014 Tulsa International Airport in Oklahoma, US, has commenced a $23m project to renovate its Concourse...

Bloomberg Hub to be established at London City Airport
13 January 2014 Bloomberg plans to create a hub at London City Airport (LCY) early this year to provide news, data and travel information to business...

Denver International Airport reports 3.5% decline in November passenger traffic
10 January 2014 Denver International Airport (DIA) served 4.03 million passengers in November 2013, down 3.5% compared to 4.19 million passengers in the same period last...

United Airlines to open renovated boarding area at San Francisco Airport
10 January 2014 United Airlines is set to open its newly renovated Boarding Area E in San Francisco International Airport's Terminal...

Oakland International Airport selects AirIT passenger processing technology
09 January 2014 US-based IT provider AirIT has announced that Oakland International Airport (OAK) in California, US, has selected its Extended Airline System Environment (EASE) passenger processing...

EIB to finance Zagreb Airport expansion in Croatia
08 January 2014 The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €80m to support the Public–Private Partnership (PPP) project to expand the Zagreb Airport in...

Avia Solutions and Rostec to establish new airport in Moscow
08 January 2014 Avia Solutions Group and Russian state-owned holding company Rostec have entered into a cooperation agreement to establish and develop a fourth airport in Moscow at the existing Ramenskoye...

Denver airport adopts Textura’s solution to standardise payment for construction work
08 January 2014 US-based construction collaboration solutions provider Textura has announced that Denver International Airport (DIA) has adopted its Textura-CPM Enterprise to standardise its payment and...

India’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport to open new terminal
07 January 2014 Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, is opening a new terminal to lower waiting times and increase passenger handling...

Aspen airport temporarily closed following private jet crash
07 January 2014 A private jet crashed and burst into flames while trying to land at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, Colorado, US, killing one person and resulting in the temporary closure of the...

Fumisa disputes Mexico City Airport’s move to directly lease commercial space
06 January 2014 Real estate development unit Inmobiliaria Fumisa (Fumisa) is challenging a move by Mexico City International Airport (AICM) to directly lease commercial space in Terminal...

Award of Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s expansion project delayed
06 January 2014 The Philippines Mactan-Cebu International Airport's award of PHP17.5bn ($390.40m) expansion project has hit a hurdle after a losing bidder sought a reconsideration of the...

Maldives seeks out-of-court settlement with GMR over scrapped airport project
03 January 2014 The Maldives Government is in talks with Indian infrastructure group GMR for an out-of-court settlement over the scrapped Malé International Airport...

Finavia to increase departure lobby capacity in Helsinki Airport
03 January 2014 Finnish airport services provider Finavia is set to increase the capacity of departure lobby and improve terminal services at Helsinki Airport, in a move to serve 20 million passengers by...

Changi Airport in Singapore reports 2.3% rise in passenger traffic in November 2013
02 January 2014 Singapore Changi Airport served 4.46 million passengers in November 2013, up 2.3% compared with the same period last...

GMR Infrastructure to sell 40% stake in Istanbul airport
02 January 2014 India-based GMR Infrastructure has signed a definitive agreement with Malaysian Airports Holding Berhard (MAHB) to sell its 40% stake in Sabiha Gokcen airport in Istanbul for...

December 2013

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London Luton Airport’s major terminal upgrade gets council approval
24 December 2013 A major terminal upgrade at London Luton Airport is set to move forward after the airport obtained approval for its planning application from Luton Borough Council in Bedfordshire,...

ADPI receives contract to upgrade Tanzania airport
24 December 2013 The Ministry of Infrastructure and Communication (MoIC) and Zanzibar Airport Authority (ZAA) in Tanzania have awarded a contract to France-based Aéroports de Paris Ingénierie (ADPI), as part of...

ADB wins airport facilities upgrade contracts in Africa
23 December 2013 ADB Airfield Solutions has secured two contracts with Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) to upgrade Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, to enable the airport support air traffic in...

Turkish Airlines to install SITA check-in kiosks at three airports
23 December 2013 Turkish Airlines will add 80 new SITA self-service check-in kiosks at three airports in Turkey....

SkyTeam installs new check-in kiosks at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport
20 December 2013 Global airline alliance SkyTeam has added new check-in kiosks at Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, tripling the number of self-service kiosks available to passengers travelling from...

Hawaii to upgrade airports under new energy-efficiency programme
20 December 2013 Hawaii is planning to modernise its airports with new energy-efficient and green technologies, which will reduce energy usage by 49% and help the state save around $518m in energy costs in the...

Northrop Grumman’s Park Air to deliver communication services to UK airports
19 December 2013 Northrop Grumman's UK-based air traffic management subsidiary, Park Air Systems, will deliver ground-to-air communication services for 15 airports in the country under a contract signed with...

Frankfurt Airport to install Honeywell’s SmartPath landing system
19 December 2013 Frankfurt Airport in Germany is installing Honeywell's SmartPath precision landing system (PLS) to reduce noise levels and improve efficiency of...

Domodedovo Airport in Russia installs WorldTracer Kiosks
18 December 2013 Moscow Domodedovo Airport in Russia has installed self-service WorldTracer Kiosks provided by air transport IT and telecoms specialist...

UK Airports Commission shortlists options for capacity expansion
18 December 2013 Heathrow and Gatwick airports have been shortlisted for an additional runway by 2030 according to an interim report from the UK Airports...

Avinor to upgrade Norway’s Stavanger Airport
17 December 2013 Norwegian airport group Avinor is working on a project to upgrade Stavanger Airport with a focus on immediately improving key public facing areas including...

New terminal opens at Bangalore International Airport in India
17 December 2013 Bangalore International Airport in the Indian state of Karnataka has inaugurated a revamped terminal that can accommodate bigger aircraft such as the Airbus...

GMR in talks to sell 40% stake in Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
16 December 2013 India’s GMR Infrastructure is in talks to sell its 40% stake in Sabiha Gökçen International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, in a deal worth...

ACI and IATA to develop new airport security solution
13 December 2013 Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have agreed to jointly to develop Smart Security (SmartS), a new technology solution aimed...

GMR-Megawide bid close to bag Philippines airport project
13 December 2013 A consortium of GMR Infrastructure and contractor Megawide Construction has reportedly submitted the best bid for a project to operate and improve Mactan-Cebu International Airport in...

Fraport's Frankfurt Airport reports 3.5% rise in November passenger traffic
12 December 2013 Fraport's Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany served 4.3 million passengers in November 2013, an increase of 3.5% compared to the same period in the previous...

London Gatwick Airport reports 4.1% rise in November passenger traffic
11 December 2013 Passenger traffic at London Gatwick Airport in the UK has increased by 4.1% to 2.31 million in November 2013, up from 2.22 million during the corresponding period in...

Spain’s Ciudad Real Central Airport placed on auction
11 December 2013 Ciudad Real Central Airport, a barely used airport in Spain which was established with an investment of €1bn, has been put up for auction for a price of...

Kuwait International Airport to install new self-service check-in kiosks
10 December 2013 Kuwait International Airport has entered into an agreement with air transport IT specialist SITA for the installation of new self-service check-in...

Abu Dhabi Airport introduces golf carts for passengers with reduced mobility
10 December 2013 Abu Dhabi International Airport has unveiled a new initiative for passengers with reduced mobility by offering golf carts to help transport them between the departure and arrival halls, and...

London Stansted Airport’s £80m terminal transformation project on track
09 December 2013 London Stansted Airport has opened the first section of its new security search area to passengers, marking the latest milestone in its £80m terminal transformation...

Scotland’s Aberdeen Airport receives nod for terminal redevelopment project
09 December 2013 Aberdeen International Airport in Scotland has received approval for the £13m terminal redevelopment...

Bulgaria’s Burgas Airport opens new passenger terminal
06 December 2013 Burgas Airport in Bulgaria has opened a new 21,000m² passenger terminal with a capacity to handle 2.7 million passengers...

Russia’s Pulkovo Airport commences operations at new terminal
06 December 2013 Test operations have begun at Pulkovo Airport, an international airport serving Saint Petersburg,...

Passengers at Abu Dhabi Airport carry smartphone but choose personal service
05 December 2013 Most passengers at Abu Dhabi International Airport carry a smartphone but they prefer going to a counter for service according to the latest global survey by air transport IT provider...

New wind turbine installed at Portugal’s Santa Maria Airport
05 December 2013 A new 5kW wind turbine has been installed at Santa Maria Airport in Portugal, as part of the airport’s off-grid renewable energy...

Kenya begins construction of new terminal at Nairobi airport
03 December 2013 Kenya has commenced the construction of a new KES55.5bn ($650m) terminal at Jono Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in...

Australia’s Brisbane Airport to upgrade international terminal
03 December 2013 Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has announced plans to invest A$45m ($40.98m) to redevelop its international...

Heathrow Hub releases safety assessment
02 December 2013 An initial safety assessment has been released by Heathrow Hub, an independent proposal to expand the London, UK, airport. It determined that the concept is within existing risk...

Pittsfield Municipal Airport opens extended Runway 8-26
02 December 2013 Pittsfield Municipal Airport in Massachusetts, US, has officially opened its extended Runway 8-26, a project which was completed with an investment of...

China’s Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport opens new terminal
02 December 2013 Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, has opened its new Terminal 3, which has been established with an investment of about CNY8.5bn...

Google Street View expands to 16 international airports
02 December 2013 Google Street View has added 16 international airports to its...

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Ardian and Aena complete acquisition of London Luton Airport
29 November 2013 Independent private investment company Ardian and Spanish airport operator Aena have completed the acquisition of London Luton Airport Operations...

Sochi International Airport gears up for Paralympic Games
29 November 2013 Sochi International Airport in Russia is ready to welcome Paralympians from all over the world, nearly 100 days before the opening ceremony of the XI Winter Paralympic...

Dubai International Airport reports 15.1% growth in passenger traffic in October
28 November 2013 Dubai International Airport recorded passenger traffic of 5.66 million passengers in October 2013, up 15.1% compared with 4.92 million during the corresponding period in...

Seven groups submit bids for Philippines airport project
28 November 2013 The PHP17.5bn ($399.72m) project at Mactan-Cebu International Airport in the Philippines has received a boost, with all seven prequalified groups bidding for the...

London Gatwick Airport reports 4.4% rise in passenger traffic
27 November 2013 London Gatwick Airport has served nearly 21 million passengers during the first six months of 2013, up 4.4% compared with nearly 20 million in the same period last...

MAEL opens new maintenance hangar at UK’s Birmingham Airport
27 November 2013 Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL), an independent aircraft maintenance provider, has opened a new maintenance hangar at Birmingham Airport in West Midlands,...

Runway overlay project completed at Brisbane Airport
26 November 2013 A major runway overlay project has been completed at Brisbane Airport in Queensland,...

Scotland acquires Glasgow Prestwick Airport for £1
26 November 2013 The Scottish Government has acquired Glasgow Prestwick Airport from New Zealand-based Infratil for a nominal consideration of £1, bringing the airport into public...

Changi Airports and Odebrecht to buy Galeão Airport
25 November 2013 Singapore-based Changi Airports International and Brazilian construction and engineering company Odebrecht SA have agreed to acquire Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (Galeão) in Rio...

New aircraft maintenance hangar unveiled at Washington Dulles International Airport
25 November 2013 United Airlines has opened its new $45m new wide-body aircraft maintenance hangar at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia,...

Expedited screening in US airports extended to JetBlue travellers
22 November 2013 The US Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) expedited screening programme Pre-Check has been expanded to include the passengers of JetBlue Airways in 20 airports in the...

UK Department for Transport to install security scanners in 11 airports
22 November 2013 The UK Department for Transport will install security scanners in 11 more airports, in a move to detect threats posed by non-metallic improvised explosive devices...

EC approves €150m public subsidy for French airport Notre-Dame-des-Landes
21 November 2013 The European Commission has approved a public grant of around €150m to Société Aéroports du Grand Ouest in order to build an...

Geneva Airport introduces self-service baggage drop system
21 November 2013 Switzerland's Geneva Airport has introduced the Scan&Fly system from Dutch technology company Type22, which will provide passengers with a self-service option for checking in...

Miami International Airport introduces self-service passenger control kiosks
20 November 2013 Miami International Airport (MIA) has introduced Passport Express, a new automated passport control kiosk...

Bayanat Airports partners with Lockheed Martin to install WindTracer lidar in Middle East
20 November 2013 Bayanat Airports Engineering & Supplies, a leading airport systems integrator in the Middle East, in partnership with Lockheed Martin, has installed the region's first WindTracer lidar...

New York to invest $37.5m to prevent flooding at LaGuardia Airport
19 November 2013 New York state is set to invest $37.5m in five major storm mitigation and resiliency projects for LaGuardia Airport to protect vital infrastructure against future...

Designers unveil plan for futuristic island airport in London
19 November 2013 A consortium formed by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has presented a plan for a six-runway airport on an artificial island in the Thames estuary, which could be built with an investment...

Boston Logan Airport installs advanced debris detection technology
18 November 2013 Boston Logan Airport has unveiled the US's first automated Foreign Object Debris (FOD) detection system on its runway in a move to save lives and prevent damage to the...

Copenhagen Airport introduces self-service bag drops for passengers
18 November 2013 Copenhagen Airport has introduced self-service bag drops for passengers, a move which will save time for travellers and money for...

Durham Tees Valley Airport unveils long-term redevelopment plan
15 November 2013 Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) in England has unveiled a £280m long-term redevelopment plan, which is expected to create 3,800 new...

Russia’s Pulkovo Airport enters into final phase of construction
15 November 2013 The Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg, Russia, has entered into the final phases of the construction project, and is set to welcome its first passengers in...

NIIT Technologies to transform cargo handling at Brazil’s GRU Airport
14 November 2013 NIIT Technologies, an IT services company, has partnered with GRU Aeroporto Internacional de São Paulo (Sao Paulo International Airport) in Brazil to transform the cargo handling system at...

PT Angkasa Pura I and GVK to establish new airport in Indonesia
14 November 2013 A new airport will be established in Yogyakarta city, Indonesia, with an investment of $700m by state-owned PT Angkasa Pura I in a joint venture with GVK Power &...

Johnson Controls to provide technology integration at Viracopos International Airport
13 November 2013 Johnson Controls will install and integrate all airport management systems at Viracopos International Airport in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, as part of the airport renovation and expansion...

Airports to invest $6bn in information technology in 2013, says SITA survey
13 November 2013 Airports around the world are boosting their investment on information technology (IT) to $6bn in 2013, according to the 2013 SITA/ACI/Airline Business Airport IT Trends...

Air Charter Service commences relief efforts in typhoon-ravaged Philippines
12 November 2013 British aircraft charter specialist Air Charter Service (ACS) has organised a number of cargo charters carrying essential aid to the typhoon-hit Philippines, in a major relief operation to...

London Gatwick Airport reports 4.3% rise in October passenger traffic
12 November 2013 London Gatwick Airport in the UK has served 3.1 million passengers in October 2013, up 4.3% compared with 2.9 million during the corresponding period in...

Aisino develops new customs inspection luggage monitoring system
11 November 2013 Aisino Co, an information security solution provider based in China, has developed a luggage monitoring system which uses the emerging RFID radio frequency identification and 'internet of...

Jammu Airport in India receives green light for expansion
11 November 2013 The Indian Ministry of Defence (DOM) has given approval to the Government of Jammu and Kashmir for the expansion of Jammu...

Brazil’s GRU Airport partners with IBM to update operations and services
08 November 2013 São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) in Brazil has partnered with IBM to standarise and integrate the technology systems used by the...

Gatwick Airport announces Google Streetview services for passengers
08 November 2013 London Gatwick Airport has announced that all of its public areas across both its North and South Terminals can now be viewed through Google Indoor Maps and Indoor...

Supreme Group wins worldwide fuel supply contract from UK MoD
07 November 2013 Supreme Group, a global provider of end to end supply chain solutions in challenging environments, has won a contract from the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the provision of aviation fuel...

Puerto Rico unveils plan to develop regional airports
07 November 2013 The government of Puerto Rico plans to invest $38m to develop regional airports, as part of its efforts to boost tourism and create...

Singapore Changi Airport breaks ground on new Terminal 4
06 November 2013 Singapore Changi Airport has broken ground on the S$1.28bn ($1.03bn) Terminal 4 (T4), which will feature design and process innovations to improve passengers' travel experience....

Taiwan selects NEC to provide air traffic control radars
06 November 2013 Taiwan's Air Navigation and Weather Services (ANWS) has selected NEC Corporation and NEC Taiwan to provide air traffic control radars at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Taichung...

Swiss air traffic management boosted by Skyguide
05 November 2013 Skyguide, a provider of air navigation services, is set to adopt electronic coordination at its two area control centres in the next few weeks in order to further modernise its Swiss air...

City of McKinney takes control of Collin County Regional Airport operations
05 November 2013 The city of McKinney in Texas, US, has taken over the operations of Collin County Regional Airport for a purchase price of $25m, a move expected to drive additional economic...

TSA agent killed in Los Angeles International Airport shooting
04 November 2013 A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer has been killed during a shooting incident at Los Angeles International Airport on 1 November, underlining security...

FCC to refurbish Juan Santamaria International Airport
04 November 2013 FCC, a global infrastructure and environmental services group, has been awarded a contract to refurbish Juan Santamaria International Airport in Alajuela, Costa Rica, for...

2014 Thameslink operator to run morning train service to London Luton Airport
01 November 2013 London Luton Airport in the UK has announced that the operator of the new 2014 Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise (TSGN) will run two hourly services between London St...

Dnata to use Amadeus flight management system in Dubai airports
01 November 2013 Air services provider dnata will implement Amadeus Altéa Departure Control’s flight management system in its centralised load control offices (CLC) in...

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New technology to lower customs clearance times at Midway International Airport
31 October 2013 The Chicago Midway International Airport will introduce an automated passport control (APC) programme in the first quarter of 2014, for expedited customs...

Durham Tees Valley Airport restructures operations by dropping holiday flight service
31 October 2013 Durham Tees Valley Airport in England has announced plans to restructure its operations by cancelling all mainstream holiday flights, and investing in a new...

Dubai International Airport reports 13% growth in September passenger traffic
30 October 2013 Dubai International Airport served 5.4 million passengers in September 2013, up 13.1% compared with 4.78 million during the corresponding period in...

Melbourne Airport commences $1bn expansion project
30 October 2013 Melbourne Airport has commenced work on a A$1bn ($959m) expansion project, which will create more than 3,000 ongoing and construction jobs over the next two...

Chicago O’Hare International Airport announces major parking payment upgrade
29 October 2013 Chicago O’Hare International Airport has awarded a contract to Scheidt & Bachmann to upgrade its parking access and revenue control system in order to improve customer experience, offer...

Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport begins passenger services
29 October 2013 Dubai has opened a passenger terminal at its new Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC), a major development in its long-term plan to build the world's largest...

GuestLogix and NCR partner to improve self-service retail at airports
28 October 2013 GuestLogix, a provider of onboard retail and payment technology to airlines and the passenger travel industry, has entered into a ten-year agreement with NCR, a provider of consumer...

Lynden Pindling International Airport completes major expansion project
28 October 2013 Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau, Bahamas, has completed a four-year $409m expansion project and has opened its new terminal for domestic and international...

Guernsey Airport upgrade to complete two months early
25 October 2013 Design and engineering specialist TPS is set to complete an £80m upgrade of Guernsey Airport this October, two months ahead of...

Harris delivers demonstration voice communications platforms to FAA
25 October 2013 Harris has delivered three demonstration voice communications platforms that will enable the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve the new air traffic control communications...

Ferrovial to divest 8.65% stake in Heathrow Airport Holdings
24 October 2013 Spanish construction group Ferrovial has entered into an agreement to sell an 8.65% stake in airports operator Heathrow Airport Holdings (HAH) to British pensions fund Universities...

Sita to modernise Zambia's Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport
24 October 2013 Sita is on track to modernise Zambia's Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport as part of a deal to automate all airport operations and provide world-class service to the country's...

Saab updates airport surface management platform with Aerobahn 8
23 October 2013 Saab has announced the release of the next generation of Aerobahn, a suite of airport surface management products and...

John G Diefenbaker International Airport unveils phase 1 expansion
23 October 2013 John G Diefenbaker International Airport in Saskatoon city in central Saskatchewan, Canada, has completed the first part of its expansion project and the area is now officially open to...

Abu Dhabi airport’s new terminal to be operational by 2017
22 October 2013 A new AED10.8bn ($2.9bn) terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport is set to be operational on 17 July 2017, according to Abu Dhabi Airports executive Tony...

Construction works to begin on Northshore Regional Airport’s air control tower
22 October 2013 Hammond Northshore Regional Airport in Hammond City, Louisiana, US, is all set to get a new air control tower, with the City Council taking up measures to bring the project to...

MacArthur Airport selects IPVideo’s Sentry VMS to improve security
21 October 2013 Long Island MacArthur Airport (LIMA) in New York has selected IPVideo's Sentry Video Management Systems (VMS) to fully integrate all its surveillance cameras under a central video management...

Hong Kong International Airport reports 9.3% increase in September passenger traffic
21 October 2013 Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) increased by 9.3% to 4.8 million in September 2013, up from the 4.39 million passengers handled in September...

Fujitsu, Xchanging and Cisco to update Gatwick Airport’s communication network
18 October 2013 Fujitsu has announced that it will be working with Xchanging and Cisco to update the communication infrastructure of Gatwick Airport in the UK, a move which will see the airport mobilise...

Orlando International Airport to commence $1.1bn expansion project
18 October 2013 The officials of Orlando International Airport have approved a $1.1bn expansion and improvement project to address the increasing tourism industry demand fuelled by the city's theme...

Finavia to begin €900m development programme at Helsinki Airport
17 October 2013 Finavia, the company responsible for Finland's airports and air navigation services, plans to begin a €900m development programme at Helsinki Airport to ensure good flight connections...

Oncam Grandeye to provide 360-degree surveillance cameras at Shannon Airport
17 October 2013 Oncam Grandeye, a Switzerland-based provider of security solutions, has won a contract to provide 360-degree surveillance cameras at Shannon Airport in...

London's Heathrow Airport to deploy liquid scanning technology
16 October 2013 Heathrow Airport in London, UK, is set to deploy new scanning technology, which will allow travellers to bring liquids on...

Arctic Infrastructure Partners signs contract to improve airport in Canada
16 October 2013 Arctic Infrastructure Partners consortium has signed a C$330m ($318.64m) contract to improve Iqaluit International Airport in Nunavut,...

London Gatwick Airport reports 3.3% rise in passenger traffic in September
15 October 2013 London Gatwick Airport in the UK has reported a 3.3% rise in passenger traffic in September 2013 registering 3.5 million, up from the 3.3 million handled during September...

China’s BCEG to invest in Manchester Airport's new business centre
15 October 2013 China-based Beijing Construction Engineering Group (BCEG) has agreed to invest in the development of Manchester Airport's new business...

Manchester Airports Group selects Esri’s GIS technology to manage growth plans
14 October 2013 Esri UK, a leading provider of geographic information system (GIS) technology, has announced that Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has decided to extend the use of Esri GIS technology in order...

Indonesia’s new airport construction to begin next year
14 October 2013 Indonesia is all set to get a new airport with construction works expected to commence next year, according to government...

Construction commences on Tijuana-to-San Diego cross border terminal
11 October 2013 Construction works have begun on the cross-border terminal which will enable travellers to directly cross from Tijuana airport in Mexico to San Diego,...

Syracuse airport speeds up security screening through TSA Pre-Check programme
11 October 2013 The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented a new ‘Pre-Check' programme at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Syracuse, New York, which allows selected passengers...

Construction works to begin on Brisbane Airport’s new runway
10 October 2013 Brisbane Airport in the Australian state of Queensland is all set to get a A$1.35bn ($1.27bn) runway, with construction works expected to start within a few...

General Dynamics wins order for FAA air traffic control radios
10 October 2013 General Dynamics C4 Systems has received a $25m production order from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for new software-defined, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) CM-300/350 UHF and...

Scotland to nationalise Glasgow Prestwick Airport
09 October 2013 The Scottish Government has commenced talks to bring Glasgow Prestwick Airport into public ownership in a move that will protect around 1,400 jobs, according to Deputy First Minister Nicola...

Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport in France selects Morpho’s explosive detection system
09 October 2013 Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport in Nice, France, has entered into an agreement with Morpho Detection, a subsidiary of Morpho to purchase four high-speed CTX 9800 DSi explosives...

Passenger traffic across European airports increases 3.9% in August
08 October 2013 The overall passenger traffic at European airports grew by 3.9% in August 2013 over August 2012, according to a traffic performance report released by the airport trade body ACI...

The UK needs additional runway capacity in South East, says Airports Commission chairman
08 October 2013 The UK must build new runways in the South East England in the coming years in order to address the growing aviation demand, according to Airports Commission chair Sir Howard...

Republic of Srpska carries out major modernisations with COMSOFT solutions
07 October 2013 The civil aviation department of the Republic of Srpska (RSCAD) has completed the upgrade of COMSOFT's AIDA-NG, a move which allowed the agency to provide advanced message...

Indra modernises air surveillance network in Ecuador
07 October 2013 Indra has launched an airspace surveillance network in Ecuador that enables the civil aviation authority to shift from covering 30% of the country's airspace to more than...

Heathrow criticises CAA’s proposals on airport charges
04 October 2013 London Heathrow Airport has criticised new airline pricing controls proposed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as it believes they could affect passengers, airlines and...

ADB revamps Airfield Ground Lighting at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
04 October 2013 ADB Airfield Solutions is undertaking a three-year airfield lighting project that involves the design, supply, installation and maintenance of the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport's...

Finavia launches media art cinema at Helsinki Airport
03 October 2013 Finland's air navigation service provider and airport operator Finavia has unveiled the new ArtCinema at Helsinki Airport to showcase works by Finnish media...

Arinc’s processing systems begin operations at UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah Airport
03 October 2013 Arinc's multiple airport systems have gone live at UAE's Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) International Airport after the passenger processing services provider completed the implementation of systems as...

FAA taps General Dynamics to provide technical support for NIEC laboratory
02 October 2013 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a five-year, $12m technical support contract to General Dynamics to provide NextGen Integration and Evaluation Capability (NIEC)...

Leighton to build Terminal 4 at Melbourne Airport
02 October 2013 Australian Pacific Airports Melbourne has awarded a $370m contract to Leighton Contractors for construction of a new airline terminal and an integrated transport facility at Melbourne Airport....

Hong Kong to trial Airbus ProSky’s Air Traffic Flow Management technology
01 October 2013 The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD) has entered into a contract with Airbus ProSky to trial Harmony, its air traffic flow management (ATFM) system for air navigation service...

EIB to provide loan to support transformation of Schiphol Airport
01 October 2013 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to lend €200m to Schiphol Group, the owner of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands, to finance a major transformation of the...

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Korea’s Incheon Airport breaks ground on new $2.5bn terminal
30 September 2013 Incheon International Airport (ICN) in South Korea has broken ground on the $2.5bn Terminal 2 that will effectively double the size of the...

Heathrow questions Gatwick’s ability to support long-haul flights
30 September 2013 Gatwick Airport's capability to support long-distance flights to growth markets is being challenged by London Heathrow Airport, which has submitted evidence questioning the airport's ability...

Mitsubishi to expand APM system capacity at Miami Airport
27 September 2013 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has secured an order to add four railway cars for the automated people mover (APM) system in operation at Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida,...

SITA to upgrade Indian airports
27 September 2013 SITA has signed a seven-year, multi-million dollar deal with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to provide its next-generation airport management system to ten airports across the...

Dubai International Airport records strong growth in August passenger traffic
26 September 2013 Dubai International Airport has reported a 23.8% rise in passenger traffic in August 2013, reaching 5.9 million, compared to $4.8 million in August...

Airservices commences ILS system upgrade at Melbourne Airport
26 September 2013 Australian air navigation services provider Airservices has commenced improvement works on the instrument landing system (ILS) at Melbourne Airport to provide pilots with enhanced navigation...

Québec Airport implements SITA’s new AOS Data Transformation service
25 September 2013 Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport has implemented SITA's innovative Aviation Operational Statistics (AOS) Data Transformation service, which allows data from multiple...

UNICOM and NICE to enhance security at Miami International Airport
25 September 2013 UNICOM Government and NICE Systems have partnered to provide Miami International Airport (MIA) in the US with a runway incursion detection service that will secure the airport's Airfield...

Changi reports 9.4% rise in passenger traffic in August
24 September 2013 Singapore Changi Airport has reported a 9.4% year-on-year increase in its passenger traffic in August 2013, handling 4.68 million passengers during the...

Ultra Electronics secures operational systems contract for Brazilian airport
24 September 2013 Ultra Electronics' Airport Systems business has secured a subcontract from Johnson Controls to provide a range of Airport Operations and Information Systems at Viracopos International Airport...

COMSOFT deploys message handling solution for Papua New Guinea Air Services
23 September 2013 COMSOFT has deployed its Aeronautical Message Handling System (AMHS) solution, AIDA-NG, for Papua New Guinea Air Services (PNGAS), one month ahead of...

Japanese firms to improve airport safety in Myanmar
23 September 2013 Myanmar's Department of Civil Aviation has signed agreements with a group of Japanese companies, including Sumitomo, NEC, Toshiba and Morita, for a project to improve airport safety and...

London City Airport seeks approval for major expansion plan
20 September 2013 A £200m expansion plan for the London City Airport (LCY) has taken a step forward after authorities submitted a planning application for the infrastructure upgrade to accomodate nearly...

Kenya receives funds for major airport expansion
20 September 2013 Kenya Airports Authority has received complete funding offers from three banks for the $650m expansion of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi....

China opens world’s highest-altitude civilian airport
19 September 2013 China has opened new CNY1.58bn ($258m) Daocheng Yading Airport, the world's highest-altitude civilian airport, in Garzi, a Tibetan region in the southwestern Sichuan...

Copenhagen Airports deploys Quintiq software platform to optimise workforce planning
19 September 2013 Copenhagen Airports, the operator of the Nordic region's busiest airport hub, has deployed the Quintiq software platform to better plan its...

London Stansted Airport and Ryanair sign ten-year deal to raise passenger traffic
18 September 2013 Around 7,000 new jobs are expected to be created at London Stansted Airport over a ten-year period after Ryanair announced a deal to raise its passenger traffic from the airport by nearly...

Lindner Depa files $245m arbitration claim against New Doha International Airport
18 September 2013 Lindner Depa Interiors (LDI), a joint venture between interior contractors Depa and Lindner, has filed an AED900m ($245m) international arbitration claim against New Doha International...

Hong Kong International Airport reports 8.2% rise in August passenger traffic
17 September 2013 Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) increased by 8.2% to 5.6 million in August 2013, compared to 5.2 million passengers in August...

Airways to deploy multilateration surveillance technology to improve NZ airspace safety
17 September 2013 The New Zealand air navigation service provider Airways is installing nine advanced multilateration (MLAT) surveillance technology at sites in remote mountainous regions across Otago and...

Avsec to upgrade baggage screening system at Wellington Airport in New Zealand
16 September 2013 The major upgrade of Aviation Security Service's (Avsec) Hold Baggage Screening (HBS) systems at Wellington International Airport in New Zealand is set to be completed with the company...

New radar system installed at Kochi International Airport in India
16 September 2013 The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has installed a new Rs160m ($2.5m) advanced radar system installed at Kochi International Airport in the Indian state of...

Heathrow reports 7.7% rise in August passenger traffic
13 September 2013 London Heathrow Airport reported a 7.7% increase in its passenger traffic in August 2013 compared to August...

FAA extends transoceanic air traffic management contract with Lockheed Matin
13 September 2013 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a contract extension to Lockheed Martin to continue to improve transoceanic air traffic management...

CLEAR traveller service launched in Mineta San Jose International Airport, US
12 September 2013 CLEAR, a provider of biometric identity airport services, has launched its platform at Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in California, US, to enhance the overall passenger...

New bomb-detecting laser technology to improve airport security
12 September 2013 The use of bomb-detecting laser technology at airport security checkpoints can now become a reality, thanks to a new technology developed by Marcos Dantus of Michigan State University (MSU),...

United Airlines plans $400m upgrade at Los Angeles International Airport
11 September 2013 US-based United Airlines is gearing up to refurbish three terminals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with a planned investment of...

SITA secures US data link network contract with Harris
11 September 2013 SITA has awarded Harris a seven-year contract to supply equipment to deploy an FAA-approved aircraft ground station network to enable air-to-ground digital data communications in the...

China to construct new airport in Tibet
10 September 2013 China is planning to construct a new airport at Dawu Township, which is administered by the Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefectural Government, in the Qinghai...

G4S wins three-year security contract at Dubai Airports
10 September 2013 UK-based security solutions firm G4S has been awarded a three-year contract to provide security services at Dubai...

India's Mangalore International Airport to enhance air traffic management system
09 September 2013 Airports Authority of India (AAI) has secured approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to roll out a new air traffic management (ATM) system at Mangalore International...

NAV CANADA improves air traffic management with RTI platform
09 September 2013 NAV CANADA is set to improve its NAVCANtrac air traffic management (ATM) system with Real-Time Innovations (RTI) Connext Data Distribution Service (DDS)...

European airports see slight rise in July passenger traffic
06 September 2013 Passenger traffic at European airports rose 1.6% in July 2013 compared to the same month last year, according to a new report from Airports Council International (ACI)...

Airbus and China to partner on air traffic management modernisation project
06 September 2013 Airbus and China's Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB) are set to collaborate on a project aimed at modernising the country's air traffic management...

London Heathrow strengthens partnership with ARINC for iMUSE common use equipment
05 September 2013 London Heathrow (LHR) International Airport has renewed its contract for ARINC's iMUSE common use equipment at Terminals 1 and...

Indra to modernise air traffic management system at Ukraine's Simferopol airport
05 September 2013 Indra has secured a contract to install its air traffic control system in Ukraine's Simferopol...

Gemalto deploys automatic border control system at Oslo’s Gardermoen Airport
04 September 2013 International digital security company Gemalto has deployed its self-service border control system, Coesys eBorder, at the Norwegian National Police Directorate at Oslo's Gardermoen...

Airservices Australia commissions new air traffic control tower platform at Adelaide Airport
04 September 2013 Air Navigation Service Provider Airservices Australia has commissioned the Integrated Tower Automation Suite (INTAS), an air traffic control tower platform, at Adelaide...

Airservices and Emirates collaborate to reduce impact of aviation on the environment
03 September 2013 Australian air navigation service provider (ANSP) Airservices and Emirates Airlines have joined in a demonstration project to reduce the impact of aviation on the environment through improved...

Mauritius airport opens new terminal, doubles capacity
03 September 2013 Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) in Mauritius has opened a new passenger terminal, a move which increases its capacity to 4 million passengers a year from the current 2.7...

German weather service deploys WindTracer System at Frankfurt and Munich airports
02 September 2013 German weather service Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) has deployed Lockheed Martin's WindTracer Doppler lidar systems at Frankfurt and Munich airports to detect hazardous winds and aircraft...

Philippines’ Cebu Airport concession deal moves ahead
02 September 2013 The Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has approved the concession deal for the first airport held in a public private partnership (PPP), paving way to start...

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Passenger traffic at Dubai Airport rose 6.1% in July
30 August 2013 UAE's Dubai International Airport has reported a 6.1% rise in passenger traffic during July 2013, registering 5.31 million compared to 5 million handled during July...

Micro Nav to supply Airside Driver Training simulator to Brussels Airport
30 August 2013 UK-based aviation simulation and training firm Micro Nav has received a contract from Brussels Airport to deliver a Airside Driver Training (ADT)...

Singapore Changi reported rise in July passenger traffic
29 August 2013 Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport rose 4% in July 2013 to 4.54 million, compared to 4.3 million passengers served during the corresponding period in...

Selex upgrades ATC radars in the UK to avoid disruption from 4G network
29 August 2013 Selex has upgraded over half of the UK's air traffic management (ATM) S-band radars to prevent interference from 4G mobile...

Comsoft aeronautical messaging solution completes site acceptance in Bangladesh
28 August 2013 The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has completed site acceptance testing of Comsoft's AIDA-NG and CADAS aeronautical messaging...

Oslo Airport to deploy Frequentis IP-based communication system
28 August 2013 Frequentis has received a contract from Norwegian airport operator and air navigation service provider Avinor to deploy iSecCOM, a IP-based emergency radio communication system (ERS), at...

Comsoft to upgrade Libya’s aeronautical messaging and information management system
27 August 2013 Comsoft has received a contract from the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) to upgrade its existing aeronautical fixed telecommunication network (AFTN) and aeronautical information...

Saab expands Lisbon Airport’s surface multilateration system
27 August 2013 Saab has expanded its existing surface multilateration system at Portugal's Lisbon Portela Airport into a wide-area multilateration (WAM) system to improve terminal area...

Albert Heijn launches grocery pickup service at Amsterdam Airport
23 August 2013 Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn has opened a Pick Up Point (PUP) at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to allow returning travellers to pick up their pre-ordered food at the...

US FAA set to optimise aircraft flow with time-based metering tool
23 August 2013 US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has deployed a new time-based flow management (TBFM) system at 20 en route centres, as part of its efforts to optimise aircraft flow in the nation's...

Australia's Airservices commissions new ATC tower at Adelaide airport
23 August 2013 Australian air navigation service provider (ANSP) Airservices has opened a $16.9m air traffic control (ATC) tower at Adelaide...

Edinburgh Airport unveils £25m terminal expansion plan
22 August 2013 Edinburgh Airport will commence work on a £25m terminal expansion project in October 2013, as part of a £150m investment over next five...

Fraport opens new passenger terminal at Varna Airport in Bulgaria
22 August 2013 Bulgarian airport concessionaire Fraport Twin Star Airport Management, majority owned by Fraport, has opened the BGN75m ($51m) passenger terminal at Varna Airport (VAR) in...

Passenger traffic at Melbourne Airport rose 7.8% in July
21 August 2013 Melbourne Airport has reported a 7.8% rise in its overall passenger traffic during July 2013 to 2.7 million, growing from 194,800 passengers it handled during the corresponding period in...

Abu Dhabi Airports floats tender to modernise Al Ain airport
21 August 2013 Abu Dhabi Airports (ADAC) has floated a tender seeking designs for the modernisation of Al Ain International Airport in the...

Changi Airports new terminal to double passenger capacity
20 August 2013 Changi Airport Group (CAG), the operator of Changi Airport in Singapore, has revealed concept plans to build a mixed-use terminal as part of its efforts to double...

Saab air traffic system commissioned at Vietnam Airport
20 August 2013 Vietnamese air navigation service provider (ANSP) Vietnam Air Traffic Management (VATMC) has started operating Saab Sensis' new HITT A3000 Advanced - Surface Movement Guidance and Control...

Harris to start work on FAA NextGen data communications programme
19 August 2013 Harris has received approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to commence work on the agency's seven-year, $150m Data Communications Network Services (DCNS) element of the...

Hong Kong International Airport reports 7.7% rise in July passenger traffic
19 August 2013 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) in China reported a 7.7% rise in its passenger traffic during July 2013 to 5.4 million, compared to 5.02 million handled during the corresponding period...

NASA delivers NextGen departure streaming tool to FAA
16 August 2013 NASA has delivered a new NextGen software tool to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to help air traffic controllers (ATC) speed up aircraft...

London Heathrow Airport gears up to use synthetic aviation fuel
16 August 2013 London's Heathrow Airport will be the first airport in Europe to use new gas-to-liquids (GTL) aviation fuel this...

British Airways deploys two IAC noise-cutting enclosures at Heathrow
15 August 2013 British Airways has deployed two new IAC Acoustics ground run enclosures (GREs) at London Heathrow Airport in a bid to reduce the impact of noise on communities adjacent to the...

Aéroports de Paris reports drop in July passenger traffic
15 August 2013 French airport operator Aeroports de Paris (ADP) reported a 0.4% drop in passenger traffic to 8.8 million at its airports during July 2013, compared to the corresponding period in...

Frequentis secures voice communications system contract in Vietnam
14 August 2013 Frequentis has received a contract from Vietnam Air Traffic Management (VATM) to deliver its Voice Communications System (VCS) for the new Area Control Center (ACC) in...

INDMEX and OPEN collaborate to offer integrated incident response solution
14 August 2013 INDMEX Aviation, a developer of airport and surveillance solutions has collaborated with OPEN Incorporated, the creator of the SafetyPAD suite for emergency medical services (EMS), to...

Mitsubishi, Jalux and SPA consortium to upgrade and operate Mandalay Airport in Myanmar
13 August 2013 A consortium of Mitsubishi, Jalux and Myanmar's SPA Project Management has been selected by the Ministry of Transport Department of Civil Aviation of Myanmar to upgrade and operate...

San Diego International Airport completes $907m T2 expansion project
13 August 2013 San Diego International Airport in the US has completed its $907m Green Build expansion project on schedule and $45m under...

Frankfurt Airport reports drop in July passenger traffic
12 August 2013 Fraport's Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany reported a 0.7% decline in passenger traffic during July 2013 to 5.7 million, affected mainly by varying political situations in North Africa and...

Xsight Systems introduces new technology to reduce runway bird strikes
12 August 2013 Xsight Systems has added a new feature, BirdWize to its automatic Foreign Object Debris detection solution (FODetect) to help airports effectively track and reduce ground-level avian-related...

Indra to upgrade ATM systems at Colombia's Eldorado airport
09 August 2013 Indra has received a $30m contract from Colombia's Aerocivil, for the acquisition, installation and activation of communications, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management...

Siemens wins contract to expand Munich Airport baggage handling system
09 August 2013 Siemens has received an order from Munich Airport in Germany to expand the baggage handling system (BHS) at Terminal...

Global passenger traffic rose 3.2% in the first half of 2013
08 August 2013 Airports Council International (ACI) has reported a 3.2% increase in worldwide passenger traffic in the first half of...

Kenya’s Nairobi Airport resumes flight operations after massive fire
08 August 2013 Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi has partially commenced flight operations, after a massive fire destroyed parts of the major air-transport hub on...

FAA certifies Rockwell’s new air traffic computer system
07 August 2013 Rockwell Collins has announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified its next-generation air traffic computer system for air transport...

Technical glitch leads to major delays at several airports
07 August 2013 Delays have been reported at airports around the globe due to a computer glitch on a Sabre airline check-in service that caused a major...

European passenger traffic grew 1.8% in H1 2013
06 August 2013 Overall passenger traffic among European airports increased 1.8% during the first half of 2013 over the same period in 2012, according to a report by the European airport trade body, ACI...

Australia’s Adelaide Airport reports rise in passenger traffic
06 August 2013 Adelaide Airport in Australia reported a 14.8% rise in passenger traffic this financial year, registering 724,000 international passengers, a rise from 630,000 in...

Abu Dhabi International Airport announces relocation of arrivals hall
05 August 2013 As of 6 August 2013, Abu Dhabi International Airport's arrivals hall will be relocated to the lower level of Terminals 1 and 3....

Aena-led consortium to acquire London Luton Airport
05 August 2013 Spanish airport operator Aena and AXA Private Equity have formed a consortium to acquire London Luton Airport Group from TBI, a company owned by Abertis (90%) and Aena Internacional (10%), for...

Global passenger and air freight demand grew in June
02 August 2013 Global year-on-year passenger and air freight demand rose 6% and 1.2% respectively in June 2013, according to the latest International Air Transport Association (IATA)...

NATS certifies new airspace location app
02 August 2013 UK air traffic services provider NATS has certified a new AirspaceAVOID app from PocketFMS, which helps pilots to avoiding infringing into controlled...

Indra wins contract to deploy ATM system in Romania
01 August 2013 Indra has received a contract from the Romanian air navigation services provider (ANSP) ROMATSA for the deployment its latest air traffic management (ATM) system to streamline aircraft...

Saab Sensis-led team selected for NextGen flight critical systems research
01 August 2013 A team led by Saab Sensis has received a contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to offer flight critical systems research (FCSR) and associated services to...

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Lockheed Martin forms consortium to bid for oneSKY Australia ATM solution
31 July 2013 Lockheed Martin will form a consortium with four other air traffic management (ATM) technology providers to bid for the Airservices Australia and Australian Department of Defence's oneSKY...

Dubai International Airport records highest H1 traffic
31 July 2013 Dubai International Airport in the UAE served 32.6 million passengers during the first six months of 2013, up 16.9% over traffic during the corresponding period in 2012, a record for the first...

Dubai and Al Maktoum international airports to boost passenger capacities
30 July 2013 Dubai Airports is planning to increase passenger handling capacity at its two airports, Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport, in a bid to serve expected growth over...

Heathrow deploys new boarding system to improve flight punctuality
30 July 2013 London Heathrow Airport has commissioned its new 'positive boarding' system at Terminals 1 and...

Abu Dhabi airport H1 traffic rose 12.6%
29 July 2013 UAE's Abu Dhabi International Airport reported a 12.6% rise in passenger traffic during the initial six months of 2013 (H1) to 7.9 million compared to the corresponding period in...

Newark airport to construct four new taxiways
29 July 2013 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has revealed a plan to build four new taxiways at Newark Liberty International Airport as part of a $97.3m revamp project scheduled...

Auckland International Airport to trial Morpho e-Gates passenger processing system
26 July 2013 New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS) will start an operational trial of Morpho’s SmartGate Plus passenger processing system at Auckland International...

Indra wins contract to deploy ADS-B systems in Mongolia
26 July 2013 Indra has received a contract from the Mongolian Civil Aviation Authority (MCAA) for the deployment of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) systems at several locations to boost...

Rogers to design Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport Future Terminal 1 project
25 July 2013 Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport of France has appointed Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) to design the Future Terminal 1 project, which would support the airport's strategy to serve 15...

Gatwick Airport submits second runway proposal to UK Airport Commission
25 July 2013 Gatwick Airport has submitted a proposal for a second runway before the UK Airport...

Abertis to sell Belfast and Stockholm airport stake to ADS & HAS
24 July 2013 Spanish infrastructure firm Abertis has signed an agreement to sell its two European airports in Belfast and Stockholm to the US airport operator ADC & HAS for $374m, as part of a strategy...

Saab integrates Aerobahn de-icing manager into airport operations system portfolio
24 July 2013 Saab has introduced its new Aerobahn De-icing Manager, which is integrated with the company's suite of airport and airline automation tools, which help airport operators, airlines and...

DFS incorporates Frequentis ISIS XM technology at new facility
23 July 2013 German air navigation service provider (ANSP), DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung, has equipped Frequentis ISIS XM technology at three of its area control centres (ACC) at Bremen, Langen, Munich and...

ADPI wins Guarulhos International Airport renovation contract
23 July 2013 Aéroports de Paris Ingénierie (ADPI), a subsidiary of the French airport operator Aeroports de Paris group (ADP), has received a contract to renovate Guarulhos International Airport in...

Foster + Partners and Make architects submit UK hub airport proposals
22 July 2013 Architect rvials Foster + Partners and Make have submitted proposals to the UK Airport Commission in the midst of the ongoing debate over the country's future aviation...

Harris to deliver ATC communication system for Chile’s new Santa Barbara Airport
22 July 2013 Harris has received a contract to deliver its Liberty-STAR Voice Communication and Control System (VCCS) package for deployment at Chile's new Santa Barbara...

Metron Aviation to support Airservices Australia’s next phase CDM programme
19 July 2013 Airbus' subsidiary Metron Aviation has received a contract from the Australian air navigation service agency Airservices to support the next phase of its collaborative decision making...

Heathrow proposes new plan for third runway
19 July 2013 London Heathrow Airport has submitted three options for a new runway, claiming that each of them would be 'quicker and cheaper' than a rival hub...

Dalkia to provide energy, technical management services to Abu Dhabi airports
18 July 2013 European energy service provider Dalkia has received a contract from Abu Dhabi Airports (ADAC) to offer energy and technical services to three airports and a city terminal in the...

Aveillant’s holographic radar could solve wind farm interference issues
18 July 2013 UK-based technology company Aveillant has successfully demonstrated the deployment of its holographic radar designed to eliminate wind turbines from airport...

South Korea's Jeju International Airport to implement ARINC operations technology
17 July 2013 Jeju International Airport in South Korea has awarded a contract to ARINC for the deployment of its vMUSE technology to boost the airport's cost-saving efforts, while increasing...

Navair completes AMHS interoperability testing with AENA and Finavia
17 July 2013 Danish air navigation service provider (ANSP) Naviair has completed interoperability testing of Frequentis's aeronautical message handling system (AMHS) with Spanish and Finnish ANSPs AENA...

London Mayor proposes alternatives to Heathrow
16 July 2013 The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has proposed building a new four-runway hub airport in the east or north of the UK capital as an alternative to...

Passenger traffic at ADP-operated airports rose during H1
16 July 2013 French airport operator Aeroports de Paris group (ADP) reported a 0.5% rise in its passenger traffic during the first half (H1) of 2013 to 43...

UAE air traffic will double over the next decade
15 July 2013 The number of aircraft movements in the UAE's airspace is expected to almost double over the next ten years, according to a new report from the General Civil Aviation Authority...

Heathrow reports 4.6% rise in June passenger traffic
15 July 2013 London Heathrow airport reported a 4.6% rise in its passenger traffic in June 2013 compared to the same month in 2012, registering 6.5 million passengers, which was mainly driven by a rise...

Dubai International Airport to deploy smart gates technology
12 July 2013 Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) and Emaratech have signed a deal to manufacture and deploy smart gates at Dubai International...

Eurocontrol supports Bosnia and Herzegovina in implementing ATM strategy
12 July 2013 The Directorate of Civil Aviation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHDCA) has completed the implementation of its air traffic management (ATM) strategy with the support of...

Fraport reports rise in H1 2013 passenger traffic
11 July 2013 Fraport reported an overall 3.2% rise in passenger traffic at its five airports, Frankfurt (FRA), Antalya (AYT), Burgas (BOJ), Varna (VAR) and Lima (LIM), during the first half (H1) of...

EC to invest €600m in Single European Sky research
11 July 2013 The European Commission (EC) has allocated €600m for research projects to streamline air traffic and reduce congestion across Europe's...

Eurocopter selects Airbus ProSky solution for 3D simulation at Paris-Le Bourget airport
10 July 2013 Eurocopter has signed an agreement with Airbus Prosky to model and certify pending construction on the grounds of Paris - Le Bourget airport by using its Exact Landing Interference...

Sudan awaits Chinese funding for new Khartoum international airport
10 July 2013 The Sudanese government has engaged a Chinese firm China Harbour Engineering (CHEC) for the construction of new international airport in Khartoum, upon the approval of $700m financing by...

Jordan's Queen Alia airport reports passenger traffic growth for fifth consecutive month
09 July 2013 Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Jordan has reported an 11.52% rise in passenger traffic during May 2013, marking a rise for the fifth consecutive month of the year, according to...

Gatwick appoints architect for runway expansion plan
09 July 2013 London Gatwick Airport has appointed architect Sir Terry Farrell to assist it in planning additional runway...

ACI reports rise in European airport traffic in May
08 July 2013 Passenger traffic at European airports increased by 4.3% during May 2013 compared to the corresponding month in 2012, according to the latest report from Airports Council International...

Asiana Airlines’ Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco airport, two dead
08 July 2013 A Boeing 777 aircraft from South Korea's Asiana Airlines holding 307 passengers crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport in the US, killing two passengers and injuring around 180...

Georgia set to commission Comsoft AMHS/AIM solutions
05 July 2013 Georgian air navigation services provider (ANSP) SAKAERONAVIGATSIA is set to commission Comsoft's aeronautical message handling system (AMHS) and aeronautical information management...

EgyptAir to deploy ARINC AviNet airport service at fourteen airports
05 July 2013 AIRNC has received a contract to deploy its AviNet Airport service at fourteen EgyptAir-operated airports to support check-in operations via the Amadeus ALTEA Departure Control System...

Gary/Chicago Airport runway expansion project delayed
04 July 2013 Gary/Chicago International Airport has delayed the final phase of construction on its $166m runway expansion programme until September 2014 due to higher than expected ground...

Nav Canada commissions new ATC tower at Calgary International Airport
04 July 2013 Canadian civil air navigation service provider (ANSP) Nav Canada has begun operations at the new air traffic control (ATC) tower at Calgary International Airport...

VINCI acquires additional 4.7% stake in Aeroports de Paris
03 July 2013 VINCI has signed a €364.6m deal with Aeroports de Paris (ADP) to acquire an additional 4.7% stake in the French airport operator, bringing its overall stake to 8% upon the completion of...

US TSA certifies Smiths Detection HI-SCAN 10080 XCT explosives detection system
03 July 2013 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has certified Smiths Detection's HI-SCAN 10080 XCT explosives detection system (EDS) for high-speed checked baggage...

EASA and EUROCONTROL to establish enhanced aviation cooperation
02 July 2013 The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and EUROCONTROL have revealed enhanced cooperation plans to improve aviation...

Myanmar to build $1bn Hanthawady airport
02 July 2013 Myanmar will start work on the new $1bn Hanthawady International Airport project in September 2013 to accommodate future passenger traffic...

NATS transitions operations to new ATC tower at Manchester Airport
01 July 2013 UK air traffic services provider NATS has switched all its air traffic control (ATC) services at Manchester Airport to the new £20m ATC...

Australia issues tender for unified air traffic management platform
01 July 2013 Australian air navigation service agency Airservices and the Department of Defence have issued a Request For Tender (RFT) to create the future air traffic management (ATM)...

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Optimised flight procedures trialled at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Hungary
28 June 2013 Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Hungary is trialling Continuous Descent Approaches (CDA) and Continuous Climb Departures (CCD) as part of its plan to reduce CO2 emissions...

Dubai International airport surpassed 5 million passengers for sixth time in a row
28 June 2013 Dubai International airport has witnessed monthly traffic of more than 5 million passengers continuously for the sixth consecutive...

Maldives to boost airport security with ARINC eBorders
27 June 2013 ARINC has received a contract from the Maldives Department of Immigration and Emigration to deploy its eBorders advanced passenger information system (APIS) to boost...

Rigby Group acquires Exeter International Airport in UK
27 June 2013 European conglomerate Rigby Group has acquired a 60% stake in UK-based Exeter International Airport from Balfour Beatty for an undisclosed...

Heathrow trials baggage handling system at Terminal 2
26 June 2013 London Heathrow Airport is trialling its baggage handling system for the new Queen’s Terminal, as it gears up to open the facility on 4 June 2014....

Philippines considering proposal for NAIA-Clark dual-airport system
26 June 2013 The Philippines Department of Tourism (DoT) is undertaking a feasibility study for a proposal to develop a dual airport system for Diosdado Macapagal (Clark) and Ninoy Aquino international...

Hong Kong International Airport passenger traffic rose in May 2013
25 June 2013 Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) increased by 4.1% in May 2013 to 4.7 million compared to 4,527,000 passengers served during the corresponding period in...

Comsoft to deliver ADS-B and AMHS technologies to Tanzania
25 June 2013 The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) has selected German firm Comsoft to deliver automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) and a aeronautical message handling system...

GMR seeking $1.4bn compensation from Maldives over termination of Male airport contract
24 June 2013 Indian infrastructural firm GMR Group is seeking compensation of $1.4bn from the Maldives Government claiming 'wrongful termination' of the 25-year upgrade, modernisation and management...

Sao Paulo Airport to implement SITA airport management system
24 June 2013 Sao Paulo International Airport (GRU) has selected SITA's airport management system (AMS) to improve airport operations, as it prepares for a surge in international traffic during the upcoming...

Stansted Airport begins £80m terminal redevelopment project
21 June 2013 London's Stansted Airport has started an £80m terminal redevelopment project to improve passenger services and meet modern air travel...

Miami International Airport signs seven-year technology deal with SITA
21 June 2013 Miami International Airport in the US has signed a seven-year technology deal with SITA to improve the airport's overall passenger experience by deploying self-service technologies...

Thales delivers LORADS III air traffic management system to Singapore ANSP
20 June 2013 Thales has delivered its LORADS III advanced air traffic management (ATM) system to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore...

Kuala Lumpur International Airport budget terminal launch delayed to next year
20 June 2013 The opening of the new terminal for budget carriers at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has been delayed to May 2014 due to setbacks in construction, according to the...

ITT Exelis to provide data processing component for Aireon’s space-based air surveillance system
19 June 2013 Aireon has selected ITT Exelis to design and build automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data processing and distribution components for its space-based aircraft surveillance...

Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport opens revamped Terminal 1 satellite complex
19 June 2013 French airport operator Aeroports de Paris group (ADP) has opened the revamped Satellite 5 boarding lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport's Terminal 1, marking the completion of an...

Oslo Airport reports rise in May passenger traffic
18 June 2013 Passenger traffic at Gardermoen Airport in Oslo, Norway, rose by 2.5% during May 2013 to 2.01 million compared to the corresponding period in...

ThalesRaytheonSystems introduces cyber attacks prevention system on air surveillance radars
18 June 2013 ThalesRaytheonSystems has introduced CybAIR RadBox to safeguard air surveillance radars against cyber threats at this year's Paris Air Show in...

NATS begins optimised transatlantic flight trials
17 June 2013 UK air traffic services provider NATS has started trialling environmentally optimised transatlantic flights under its TOPFLIGHT...

Northrop Grumman to deliver ground-to-air communication system to Dutch Caribbean ANSP
17 June 2013 Northrop Grumman's UK-based air traffic management subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has received a contract from Dutch Caribbean Air Navigation Service Provider (DC-ANSP) to deliver...

Myanmar airport selects SITA common-use systems to boost passenger growth
14 June 2013 Yangon International Airport (YIA) in Myanmar has selected SITA's AirportConnect Open system to help handle projections of 20% annual passenger traffic...

Copenhagen Airport opens revamped Terminal 2
14 June 2013 Copenhagen Airport in Denmark has opened its expanded Terminal 2 and commissioned a new baggage handling...

Papua New Guinea Air Services to deploy COMSOFT message handling system
13 June 2013 COMSOFT has received a contract from air navigation services provider (ANSP) Papua New Guinea Air Services (PNGAS) to deliver its Aeronautical Message Handling System (AMHS) solution,...

French air controllers' strike delays flights across Europe
13 June 2013 A strike by French air traffic controllers (ATC) protesting against European Union's (EU) plans to liberalise civil airspace and lower air-traffic charges has affected thousands of flights...

Melbourne airport deploys SITA self-service technology
12 June 2013 Melbourne Airport in Australia is rolling out SITA's passenger self-service technology to cut down queuing time, boost the usage of its terminal facilities and improve the overall...

Lack of airport capacity will cost €230bn to European economy
12 June 2013 Europe faces a severe capacity crunch that could cost the continent €230bn in lost GDP by 2035, according to Airports Council International (ACI)...

Birmingham Airport unveils 50-year expansion plan
11 June 2013 Birmingham Airport in the UK, together with a coalition of Midlands councils and business leaders, has unveiled a 50-year expansion plan, which could transform it into a bigger hub than...

Amadeus collaborates with Munich and Copenhagen airports for new IT solutions
11 June 2013 Travel IT firm Amadeus has collaborated with Munich and Copenhagenairports to develop in Germany and Denmark to implement two new airport IT...

Global passenger traffic rose moderately in April: ACI
10 June 2013 Passenger traffic at global airports rose by 1.8% during April 2013, compared to the corresponding period in 2012, according to the Airports Council International's...

Barco Orthogon’s new OSYRIS Queue Management software to support airports and airlines
10 June 2013 Air traffic management (ATM) software provider Barco Orthogon has released its new OSYRIS Queue Management software, which incorporates arrival and departure management tools to be used by...

Sydney Airport releases master plan to double passenger capacity
07 June 2013 Sydney Airport in Australia has unveiled its '2013 Preliminary Draft Master Plan', which targets doubling passenger handling capacity to 74 million per year by 2033, without any modifications...

Baltic Ground Services deploys departure control system at Vilnius International Airport
07 June 2013 Ground handling services provider Baltic Ground Services (BGS), together with NFQ, has developed and deployed a new departure control system (DCS) at Vilnius International...

ARINC to support operations at Las Americas International airport
06 June 2013 Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (Aerodom) has selected ARINC's Global Networks and IT Solutions (GNITS) to deploy an airport messaging and analysis service solution at Las Americas...

Ben-Gurion airport to trial automated baggage scanning system
06 June 2013 Ben-Gurion International Airport in Israel will trial a new automated baggage security system to shorten passengers' waiting times during security...

Tocumen International Airport selects ARINC AviNet messaging solution
05 June 2013 Tocumen International Airport in Panama, Central America, has selected ARINC's Airport Messaging Service (AMS) solution to help analyse airport operations...

Satellite-based landing system goes live at Frankfurt Airport
05 June 2013 Frankfurt Airport in Germany has commissioned Indra Navia's NORMARC 8100 CAT III ground-based augmentation system (GBAS) to improve runway capacity in low-visibility...

Philippines signs deal with Sumitomo-Thales JV to modernise aviation safety system
04 June 2013 The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) in the Philippines has signed a deal with Sumitomo-Thales Joint Venture to deliver CNS/ATM (communications, navigation,...

Luxembourg Airport to deploy Saab Sensis’ A-SMGCS to boost runway safety
04 June 2013 The Administration de la Navigation Aerienne (ANA) has selected Saab Sensis' advanced-surface movement guidance and control system (A-SMGCS) for deployment at Luxembourg...

EU launches probe into planned flight paths of Berlin Brandenburg Airport
03 June 2013 The European Union (EU) has launched investigation into whether Germany violated EU environmental-protection laws while planning flight routes at the new Berlin Brandenburg...

France to sell stakes in Aéroports de Paris
03 June 2013 The French Government is planning to reduce its stake in Aeroports de Paris (ADB), the owner of Paris's Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports, by selling off its shares worth...

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Human Recognition Systems deploys facial recognition system at Edinburgh Airport
31 May 2013 Human Recognition Systems (HRS) has installed its MFlow Journey facial recognition system at Edinburgh Airport in Scotland, which will help to speed up passenger...

Heathrow to rank airlines based on noise performance to reduce impact
31 May 2013 London Heathrow Airport in the UK is set to reveal the names of airlines that breach noise limits as part of its overall efforts to reduce aircraft noise impact on the surrounding...

John F. Kennedy International Airport opens new Terminal 4
30 May 2013 John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in the US has opened the $1.4bn Terminal 4 dedicated for Delta Airlines, as part of the airport's redevelopment programme, marking the completion of...

ADPI secures Taiwan Taoyuan international airport runway redevelopment contract
30 May 2013 Aéroports de Paris Ingénierie (ADPI), a subsidiary of the French airport operator Aeroports de Paris group (ADP), has received a contract to revamp the runways at Taïwan Taoyuan international...

Dubai International Airport passenger traffic rose 18.7% in April
29 May 2013 Dubai International Airport in the UAE has reported an 18.7% rise in passenger traffic in April 2013 compared to the corresponding month in 2012, registering 5.4 million passengers and marking...

Atkins to design Tampa International Airport expansion
29 May 2013 UK-based design and project management consultancy Atkins has been appointed by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA) to design the Tampa International Airport expansion in the...

Singapore Changi Airport reported rise in April 2013 passenger traffic
28 May 2013 Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport increased 0.8% during April 2013 to 4.24 million compared to 4.2 million handled during the corresponding period in...

SITA to offer passenger processing services at Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport
28 May 2013 The Directorate General of Civil Aviation Authority (DGCA) and the Lebanese flag carrier Middle East Airlines-Air Liban (MEA) have awarded a contract to SITA to offer common-use terminal...

Make proposes new four-runway plan for Stansted Airport
24 May 2013 UK based architect Make have proposed a new four-runway plan for London’s Stansted Airport, to replace Heathrow as the UK’s hub airport, amid the ongoing debate surrounding the country’s...

Toronto Pearson International Airport selects Activu’s solution to boost security
24 May 2013 The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada, has selected Activu’s intelligent visualisation and collaboration solution for...

DWI supports Mongolian Airlines’ PBN operations at Hong Kong International Airport
23 May 2013 MIAT Mongolian Airlines has deployed DW International’s (DWI) GNSS RAIM/RNP prediction service web-based user interface (GRPS Web UI) to support its precision-based navigation (PBN)...

Jeppesen updates FlitePlan Online to improve business aviation flight operations
23 May 2013 Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen has updated its FlitePlan online platform with new features to assist business aviation operators in enhancing operational efficiency and simplify the overall...

San Francisco International airport unveils $4.1bn capital improvement plan
22 May 2013 San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in the US has unveiled a $4.1bn capital improvement plan to improve infrastructure over the next ten...

Passenger traffic at Vienna Airport declined by 4.9% in April
22 May 2013 Vienna International Airport in Austria reported a 4.9% drop in its passenger traffic during April 2013 to 1.76 million, mainly due to a general reduction in capacity by...

Terma to deploy surface movement radars at two Brazilian airports
21 May 2013 Terma has received a contract from Saab’s subsidiary HITT Traffic, for the delivery and installation of three SCANTER 5502 Surface Movement Radar systems at two Brazilian Airports in Rio de...

Hong Kong International Airport passenger traffic rose 1.1% in April 2013
21 May 2013 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) in China reported a 1.1% rise in its passenger traffic in April 2013 to 4.91 million, compared to 4.85 million served during the corresponding period in...

Fraport delays new Frankfurt Terminal over sluggish traffic growth
20 May 2013 Fraport, the owner of Frankfurt Airport in Germany, will delay the commissioning of its third passenger terminal by three years due to 'sluggish' air traffic...

Northrop Grumman installs IP-based airspace communication system in the North Sea
20 May 2013 Northrop Grumman's Europe-based air traffic management (ATM) systems subsidiary, together with the UK's air traffic management services provider (ANSP) NATS, has installed an airspace...

Zinwave installs in-building wireless solution in two Middle East airports
17 May 2013 UK-based wideband active Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) provider Zinwave has installed its TETRA in-building wireless coverage solutions in Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan and...

Passenger traffic at Middle East and Asia-Pacific airports grew in Q1: ACI
17 May 2013 Passenger traffic at Middle East and Asia-Pacific airports rose 15.4% and 9.3% respectively during the first quarter of 2013 (Q1) compared to 2012, according to a latest report from ...

US FAA trials technologies to reduce wind farms’ impact on radar
16 May 2013 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has trialled technologies to address the impact of wind farms on radar, which could have a bearing on both civil aviation and security....

TAV to build new $400m terminal at Riyadh Airport
16 May 2013 TAV Construction has won a $400m design and construction tender for the construction of new Terminal 5 at King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi...

Airbus ProSky to support PBN deployment in Latin America
15 May 2013 Airbus ProSky has collaborated with Latin American airline group Avianca and TACA to deploy performance-based navigation (PBN) procedures at airports in Central and South...

Mitsubishi and Chiyoda to build new international airport in Mongolia
15 May 2013 Japanese firms Mitsubishi and Chiyoda have signed a JPY50bn ($492.4m) agreement with the Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia (CAAM) to build the New Ulaanbaatar International Airport in...

Passenger traffic at Heathrow Airport dropped in April 2013
14 May 2013 Passenger traffic at London Heathrow Airport declined 0.7% in April 2013 when compared to the same period in 2012, registering to 5.8 million...

Dublin Airport trials SITA biometric gates for passenger processing
14 May 2013 Dublin Airport in Ireland is trialling SITA's automated border control (ABC) gates, which allow self-service immigration control and faster immigration...

ACI reports rise in global air passenger traffic during March 2013
13 May 2013 Global air passenger traffic increased 4.6% in March 2013, up from March 2012, according to the latest Airports Council International (ACI) World...

Nav Canada commissions new ATC tower at Edmonton International Airport
13 May 2013 Canadian civil air navigation service provider (ANSP) Nav Canada has commissioned a new air traffic control (ATC) tower at Edmonton International Airport, built as part of a $750m airport...

Jeppesen collaborates with Nav Canada to design RNAV RNP-based flight procedures
10 May 2013 Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen has collaborated with Canadian civil air navigation service provider Nav Canada to design and deliver area navigation with required navigation performance (RNAV...

Dubai International Airport to upgrade main runway in 2014
10 May 2013 Dubai International Airport in the UAE is set to commence a major runway enhancement project during an 80-day period from 1 May...

Frankfurt Airport to implement new system for satellite-based precision approaches
09 May 2013 The German air navigation service provider, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung, and Frankfurt airport operator, Fraport, have announced a collaboration to implement a satellite and...

SITA to provide data link service for Indonesian airspace
09 May 2013 SITA has received a contract for the implementation of its air-to-ground data link service for the Jakarta Flight Information Region (FIR), which will offer improved air-to-ground...

Chicago O'Hare airport to deploy new customs clearance technology
08 May 2013 The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is planning to deploy Automated Passport Control (APC) at the Chicago O'Hare International Airportt, making it the first airport in the US to implement...

Hochtief sells airports business to PSP Investments for €1.5bn
08 May 2013 German construction firm Hochtief has agreed to sell its airport business to Canada's Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) for €1.5bn, as part of its efforts to trim down...

Abu Dhabi International Airport introduces GoSleep sleeping pods
07 May 2013 Abu Dhabi Airports (ADAC) has introduced GoSleep sleeping pods at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the...

San Francisco International Airport reports rise in March passenger traffic
07 May 2013 San Francisco International Airport in the US reported a 3.4% rise in its passenger traffic to 3.6 million in March...

Hawaii starts $739m Honolulu International Airport modernisation project
03 May 2013 The state of Hawaii has commenced work on a four-year, $739m refurbishment and expansion project at Honolulu International Airport, as part of the state-wide Hawaii Airports Modernisation...

George Bush Intercontinental Airport to commission new south concourse in mid-May
03 May 2013 George Bush Intercontinental Airport will start operations at its new Terminal B south concourse to accommodate United Airlines' regional aircraft operations by mid-May...

Calgary Airport Authority extends ARINC passenger processing systems contract
03 May 2013 Calgary Airport Authority in Canada has extended its current contract for ARINC's common use passenger processing (CUPPS) systems through to...

Los Angeles City Council approves $4.8bn LAX airport modernisation plan
02 May 2013 Los Angeles City Council has approved a $4.8bn modernisation and safety-enhancement plan for Los Angeles International...

Global air passenger traffic rose 5.9% in March
02 May 2013 Global air passenger traffic increased by 5.9% in March 2013, which was mainly driven by growth in emerging markets according to International Air Transport Association...

Transport Committee says London’s airport capacity is underutilised
01 May 2013 A new report by the London Assembly's Transport Committee claims that, despite increasing air traffic, the capacity at some London airports, including Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted,...

Selex ES secures ATC equipment contract in Vietnam
01 May 2013 Selex ES has been selected to supply air traffic control (ATC) equipment for the New Hanoi Air Traffic Control Centre in...

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Canada to introduce security risk assessment system at airports
30 April 2013 The Canadian Government is planning to introduce a security risk assessment system at airports in the country, which would assist in identifying, analysing and prioritising risks based on...

Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport surged by 20.6% in March
30 April 2013 Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport has risen 20.6% during March 2013 to 5.8 million, compared to the 4.84 million handled during March 2012, which was mainly driven by growth on...

LaGuardia Airport to undergo $203m runway improvement project
29 April 2013 LaGuardia Airport in the US has received approval from the New York and New Jersey Port Authority's Board of Commissioners to implement a $202.9m runway improvement...

ESA-EDA demonstrate integration of remote aircraft into European civil airspace
29 April 2013 An ESA-EDA led project has successfully demonstrated the integration of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPASs) into the European civil airspace at San Javier Air Base in Murcia,...

Getronics to provide IT services to London Gatwick Airport
26 April 2013 Getronics has been selected by the London Gatwick Airport to provide IT services across its...

Changi Airport Group selects SAA Architects for Terminal 4 design
26 April 2013 Changi Airport Group (CAG) has appointed SAA Architects led architect and design consortium to design the $485m Terminal 4 (T4) at Singapore Changi...

DFS commissions Precision Approach Monitor at Frankfurt Airport
25 April 2013 German air navigation service provider (ANSP) DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung has started using its Precision Approach Monitor (PAM) at Frankfurt...

Stockholm Arlanda Airport opens refurbished Terminal 2
25 April 2013 Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden has opened its refurbished Terminal 2, which will aim to improve passenger processing and the overall airport...

Zhangjiajie Airport in China implements RNP to ILS and Public RNP AR procedures
24 April 2013 Zhangjiajie Airport in China has implemented required navigation performance (RNP) to instrument landing system (ILS) and public required navigation performance authorisation required (RNP...

Singapore Changi Airport passenger traffic rose 7.7% in March 2013
24 April 2013 Singapore Changi Airport has reported a 7.7% rise in its passenger traffic during March 2013 to 4.61 million compared to the 4.2 million passengers handled during corresponding month in...

ACI launches A-CDM to reduce flight delays
23 April 2013 Airports Council International (ACI) has launched airport collaborative decision making (A-CDM) across Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East, Latin America-Caribbean and North-America, to...

Hong Kong International Airport reports 8% rise in March passenger traffic
23 April 2013 Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) increased by 8% in March 2013 to five million compared to 4,632,000 passengers handled during the corresponding month in...

Single European market not possible without single airspace, according to EESC
22 April 2013 The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has said that a single European market is not possible without a single airspace, which is 'indispensable to the smooth running of the...

SITA supports Bogota airport $1bn expansion project
22 April 2013 SITA has deployed its passenger processing solutions at Bogota El Dorado Airport (BOG) in Colombia as part of the airport operator Operadora Aeroportuaria Internacional's (OPAIN) $1bn...

Stansted Airport’s new boarding pass system to go live from 22 April
19 April 2013 London Stansted Airport will commission its new Smart Access scanners from 22 April 2013, which will allow departing passengers to self check their boarding...

Finland’s Finavia rolls out uniform air navigation system
19 April 2013 Finnish air navigation service provider and airport operator Finavia has completed a project to roll out uniform radar surveillance air traffic control (ATC) system across the...

San José International Airport wins approval for corporate jet facility
18 April 2013 San José International Airport has received approval from the San José City Council in the US for the construction of an $82m corporate aviation...

Melbourne Airport receives Government approval for $400m revamp
18 April 2013 Melbourne Airport has received approval from the Australian Government to undertake a $400m redevelopment under the Southern Precinct...

EU lawmakers back proposal on revised ground handling policy at airports
17 April 2013 The European Parliament (EP) has approved revisions to ground handling regulations at major EU airports to open up ground handling services to more...

Saab Sensis’ A-SMGCS goes live at Brisbane Airport
17 April 2013 Australian air navigation service provider (ANSP) Airservices Australia has commissioned Saab Sensis advanced surface movement guidance and control system (A-SMGCS) at Brisbane...

ARINC to modernise passenger processing system at Port Moresby International Airport
16 April 2013 Port Moresby International Airport in Papua New Guinea has awarded a contract to ARINC for the deployment of multiple airport systems to enhance passenger...

Heathrow Airport reports 3.9% rise in March 2013 passenger traffic
16 April 2013 Passenger traffic at London Heathrow Airport increased 3.9% during March 2013 to 5.9 million, with a rise in traffic on routes to BRIC countries, Europe and the Middle...

Norway to expand airport capacity with €4.9bn investment
15 April 2013 Norwegian airport operator and air navigation service provider Avinor is planning to invest €4.9bn under the 2014-2023 National Transport Plan to expand airport capacity in the country to meet...

Jamaica deploys SITA’s border management system for passenger processing
15 April 2013 Jamaica's Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) has deployed SITA's iBorders Advanced Management API to enhance passenger processing and effective supervision of security...

Global air passenger traffic rose 1.8% in February 2013
12 April 2013 Global air passenger traffic rose 1.8% in February 2013, compared to the corresponding month in 2012, according to a new report from Airports Council International (ACI)...

ARINC to deliver vMUSE Enterprise solution to Kazan Airport
12 April 2013 ARINC has received a contract for the delivery of its cloud-based vMUSE Enterprise common-use check-in solution to Kazan (KZN) international airport in Tatarstan,...

Copenhagen Airport to cut arriving baggage processing time
11 April 2013 Copenhagen Airport in Denmark has collaborated with three airport handling firms to reduce the processing time for arriving...

Morpho Detection wins explosives detection systems contract in Canada
11 April 2013 Morpho Detection has received a $100m contract from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) for the delivery of explosives detection...

Baggage mishandling dropped in 2012
10 April 2013 Airline baggage mishandling declined 1.78% in 2012 to 8.83 bags per thousand passengers compared 8.99 in 2011, according to the latest SITA Baggage...

Bratislava airport extends ARINC common use equipment contract
10 April 2013 Bratislava M. R. Stefanika Airport (BTS) in Slovakia has signed a contract with ARINC to continue to use its iMUSE platform for a further two...

Saab remote tower system completes site acceptance test for Norwegian ANSP
09 April 2013 Saab's remote tower (r-TWR) system has completed site acceptance testing (SAT) for Norwegian air navigation service provider (ANSP)...

Tampa International Airport unveils $2.5bn master plan
09 April 2013 Tampa International Airport in Florida, US, has unveiled a $2.5bn master plan to expand and modernise the...

US FAA delays federal contract ATC tower closures
08 April 2013 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has delayed its earlier scheduled closures of all 149 federal contract air traffic control towers (ATC) until 15 June 2013 after airports asked...

Los Angeles Internatonal Airport’s Terminal 5 to undergo $229m overhaul
08 April 2013 Delta Air Lines and the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) will invest $229m to overhaul Terminal 5 at Los Angeles International...

Abu Dhabi Airport awards $257m contract to L&T
05 April 2013 Abu Dhabi Airports (ADAC), the operator of Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE, has awarded an AED 943.11m ($257m) contract to Transportation Infrastructure Business of L&T Construction...

European airports report decline in February passenger traffic
05 April 2013 European airports have reported a 0.2% decline in passenger traffic in February 2013, compared to the corresponding period last year, according to the latest report from Airports...

Dubai’s second airport to commence passenger operations in October 2013
04 April 2013 Dubai World Central Airport also known as Al Maktoum International Airport in the UAE is set to commence passenger operations on 27 October...

Qatar delays opening of $15.5bn Hamad International Airport over safety concerns
04 April 2013 The initial phase opening of Doha's new Hamad International Airport in Qatar has been delayed as it failed to meet new safety and security...

Parsons Brinckerhoff to study expansion of Vietnam’s Chu Lai International Airport
03 April 2013 Parsons Brinckerhoff has received a contract from the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) to carry out a feasibility study for the redevelopment of Chu Lai International Airport in Da Nang,...

SITA deploys passenger processing solution at seven Japanese airports
03 April 2013 SITA has deployed its common-use passenger processing system (CUPPS), AirportConnect Open, at seven Japanese...

Saab Sensis to support NASA’s aviation safety research
02 April 2013 Saab Sensis has received a contract from the NASA Aviation Safety Program (AvSP) to develop scenario-based verification and validation (V&V) methods that assist in detecting errors associated...

Abu Dhabi International Airport seeks contractor to expand baggage reclaim area
02 April 2013 Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is seeking contractors for the expansion of the baggage reclaim area at Abu Dhabi International Airport's (ADIA) Terminal...

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Queensland Government approves Cairns Airport’s $1bn redevelopment plan
28 March 2013 Cairns Airport's 20-year $1bn redevelopment plan moves forward after the Queensland Government in Australia approved the airport's land use...

DFW International Airport opens first phase of revamped Terminal A
28 March 2013 Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport in the US has opened the initial portion of revamped Terminal...

Taylor Woodrow International wins contract to expand Abu Dhabi airport Terminal 3
27 March 2013 Abu Dhabi Airports (ADAC) has awarded contract to Taylor Woodrow International Construction to carry out expansion works at Abu Dhabi International Airport's Terminal...

Myrtle Beach International airport opens new terminal
27 March 2013 Myrtle Beach International Airport in South Carolina, US, has opened its new $118m terminal, which is scheduled to commence operations on 2 April...

Airports Authority of India to deploy Comsoft Quadrant Sensor ADS-B ground stations
26 March 2013 Airports Authority of India (AAI) has awarded a contract to Comsoft for the delivery and installation of an additional 14 of its Quadrant Sensor Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast...

Singapore Changi Airport reports 9.2% rise in February passenger traffic
26 March 2013 Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport rose 9.2% during February 2013 to 4.12 million, up from the 3.77 million passengers handled during February...

Parsons Brinckerhoff wins contract to support San Francisco RSA project
25 March 2013 Parsons Brinckerhoff has received a contract from the Airport Commission of the City and County of San Francisco to offer construction management support services for a series of runway safety...

US FAA to close 149 federal contract Air Traffic Control towers
25 March 2013 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has decided to close one third of air traffic control (ATC) towers located at smaller airports from 7 April 2013, as part of its...

Vanderlande wins JFK airport Terminal 4 baggage handling contract
22 March 2013 Vanderlande Industries has signed a seven-year agreement with JFKIAT, the operator of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, to operate and maintain the baggage handling...

Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan opens new terminal
22 March 2013 Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan has officially commenced operations at its $750m new terminal, built as part of a first phase...

Rohde & Schwarz VCS-4G completes site acceptance test for Romanian ANSP
21 March 2013 Romanian air navigation service provider (ANSP) ROMATSA has completed the final site acceptance test of Rohde & Schwarz’ VCS-4G voice communications system for its Emergency Area Control...

Lagan Construction wins Gan International Airport development contract
21 March 2013 UK-based Lagan Construction has been selected by the Maldives government for the development of its Gan International Airport in Addu...

UK air passenger traffic on path of recovery, says CAA
20 March 2013 UK airports have reported a 0.6% rise in passenger traffic during 2012 to 221 million, handling 1.4 million more passengers than in 2011, according to the Civil Aviation Authority...

Auckland Airport to deploy CEM AC2000 technology to improve security
20 March 2013 Auckland Airport in New Zealand has awarded a contract to CEM Systems for the deployment of its AC2000 security management...

Hong Kong International Airport reports rise in February passenger traffic
19 March 2013 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has reported a 14.5% rise in its passenger traffic during February 2013 to 4.7 million, compared to the corresponding month in...

Sri Lanka opens Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport
19 March 2013 Sri Lanka has opened its second international airport located at Hambantota, which was funded by a $210m loan from China's Export-Import...

Maldives Airport to deploy Comsoft ADS-B technology
18 March 2013 Maldives Airport has awarded a contract to Comsoft for the deployment of its Quadrant Sensor ADS-B ground systems on the archipelago island...

Passenger traffic at Vienna Airport declines 4% in February 2013
18 March 2013 Vienna International Airport in Austria reported a 4% decline in passenger traffic during February 2013, registering figures of 1.33...

NATS deploys new training simulators at Farnborough Airport
15 March 2013 UK air traffic services provider NATS has deployed new training simulators at TAG Farnborough Airport as part of a project to develop its modern training and simulation...

Aéroports de Paris reports decline in February passenger traffic
15 March 2013 French airport operator Aeroports de Paris (ADP) reported a 1.8% decline in passenger traffic to 5.9 million at its airports during February 2013, when compared to February...

Vanderlande to deliver baggage handling system for São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport
14 March 2013 Vanderlande Industries has received a contract from Consórcio Invepar-ACSA, the operator of Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport in Brazil, for the deployment of a new baggage handling...

Global air passenger traffic rises 1.5% in January 2013
14 March 2013 Global air passenger traffic rose 1.5% during January 2013 compared to the corresponding period in 2012, according to a new report from Airports Council International...

EU regulations not enough to build Single European Sky, say airline associations
13 March 2013 The European Single Sky Committee's proposed Single European Sky (SES) regulations for 2015-2019 is facing strong opposition from various global airline associations, including the...

Canberra International Airport opens new terminal
13 March 2013 Australia's Canberra International Airport has opened the $420m Western Concourse Terminal, marking the completion of the second phase of the airport's...

Aecom joint venture wins King Khaled International Airport expansion contract
12 March 2013 A joint venture led by Aecom Technology has received a contract for the redevelopment and expansion of King Khaled International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh, Saudi...

Airports Authority of India to deploy Honeywell SmartPath technology at Chennai airport
12 March 2013 The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has selected Honeywell's SmartPath ground-based augmentation system (GBAS) for deployment at Chennai International Airport to boost air traffic...

ARINC to deliver passenger processing technology to Egyptian airports
11 March 2013 ARINC has received a contract from the Egypt's airport operator Egyptian Airports (EAC) to deploy its vMUSE common use passenger processing system (CUPPS) at five of the country's regional...

TSA to allow fliers to carry small knives and sporting goods from 25 April
08 March 2013 The US Transportation Administration (TSA) has modified its list of prohibited items that can be carried on aircraft on an overall risk-based security approach with effect from 25 April...

GAL wins contract to provide navigation services at five UAE airports
08 March 2013 UAE-based Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) has received a AED538m ($146.43m) contract from the Abu Dhabi Airports (ADAC) to manage air navigation services at its five...

European air traffic drops by 1.6% in January 2013
07 March 2013 Passenger traffic at European airports declined 1.6% during January 2013, compared to the corresponding month in 2012, according to a new report from Airports Council International (ACI)...

Cape Town International Airport to implement RNP AR procedures
07 March 2013 South African Airways (SAA) has received approval from the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) for the implementation of newly obligatory navigation performance with...

Copenhagen Airport commissions new automated boarding pass scanners
06 March 2013 Copenhagen Airport (CPH) in Denmark has commissioned new automated boarding pass scanners to facilitate faster security screening and enhance passenger satisfaction and...

Airport capacity crunch to cost UK billions
06 March 2013 The UK has to increase direct flights to the world's fastest growing economies or will risk missing out on billions of pounds in trade, according to a new report from the UK's top business...

Foster + Partners to submit Thames Hub Airport proposal to Airports Commission in July 2013
05 March 2013 Foster + Partners will submit a proposal to the UK Airports Commission to build a new £50bn hub airport in the Thames Estuary in July 2013....

Perth International Airport opens new Terminal 2
05 March 2013 Perth International Airport in Australia has opened its $120m Domestic Terminal 2 (T2), which will act as a base for domestic...

ATS begins using new bio-friendly de-icing fluid at Lambert Airport
04 March 2013 Ground handling firm Airport Terminal Services (ATS) has started using a new bio-based de-icing fluid for commercial carriers operating at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport...

Logan Teleflex upgrades baggage systems at 15 Saudi Arabian airports
04 March 2013 Logan Teleflex has upgraded baggage systems at 15 domestic airports in Saudi Arabia by deploying new departures and arrivals systems....

Aéroports de Paris reports rise in 2012 passenger traffic
01 March 2013 French airport operator Aeroports de Paris (ADP) reported a 0.8% rise in passenger traffic at its airports during 2012 to 88.8 million compared to...

HungaroControl opens new air traffic control centre in Budapest
01 March 2013 Hungarian air navigation service provider HungaroControl has opened the new air traffic control (ATC) centre in Budapest, as part of its move to advance the air transport infrastructure of...

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Kawapehajaya Indonesia consortium wins Soekarno-Hatta International Airport contract
28 February 2013 An Indonesia-based consortium led by Wijaya Karya (WIKA) has won a IDR4.7 trillion ($485m) contract for the expansion of Terminal 3 at Soekarno-Hatta International...

Airservices Australia commissions two integrated tower automation suites
28 February 2013 Australian Government air navigation service provider, Airservices, has commissioned two integrated tower automation suites (INTAS) at Broome and Rockhampton...

Parsons Brinckerhoff JV wins Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport development contract
27 February 2013 A joint venture of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Netherlands Airport Consultants (NACO) and T.Y. Lin International has received a $44m contract to develop Terminal 3 at Taiwan Taoyuan International...

Saab remote tower system completes site acceptance test for Sweden’s LFV
27 February 2013 Saab's remote tower (r-TWR) system, currently under deployment with Swedish air navigation service provider LFV, has finished site acceptance testing...

NATS upgrades radar systems to avoid interference from 4G spectrum
26 February 2013 The UK's air traffic services provider NATS has upgraded its radar systems to prevent interference from higher band 4G mobile...

Airservices commissions new surface movement radar at Brisbane Airport
26 February 2013 Australia's air navigation service provider Airservices has commissioned a new advanced surface movement guidance and control system (A-SMGCS) at Brisbane Airport in a bid to improve...

VINCI signs €3.08bn agreement to acquire Portuguese airport operator ANA
25 February 2013 VINCI has signed a €3.08bn agreement with the Portuguese Government to acquire the shares of state-owned airport operator...

Massport to spend $1bn in capital projects by 2017
25 February 2013 The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) has approved a five-year plan to invest $1bn on 341 projects between 2013 and 2017 as part of a comprehensive financial plan of capital...

Ecuador’s new $700m Quito International Airport begins operations
22 February 2013 Corporaciσn Quiport has opened the new $700m Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito,...

Mumbai International Airport to deploy SITA passenger handling technology
22 February 2013 Mumbai International Airport (MIAL) in India has signed a ten-year agreement with SITA for the deployment of passenger handling, baggage reconciliation and security solutions at Chhatrapati...

Airports Authority of India to deploy SITA passenger processing systems at 25 more airports
21 February 2013 SITA has received a contract from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to deploy its common-use passenger processing system (CUPPS) at 25 more...

Chile invites bids for $723m upgrade of Santiago Airport
21 February 2013 Chile's Ministry of Public Works (MOP) has launched pre-qualification process for a $723m upgrade project at Arturo Merino Benitez (AMB) international airport in...

Passenger traffic at Middle East and Asia-Pacific airports rises in 2012
20 February 2013 Passenger traffic at Middle East and Asia-Pacific airports rose 12.1% and 7.1% respectively during 2012 compared to 2011, according to Airports Council International (ACI) Passenger and...

Munich Airport extends ARINC CUPPS solution contract
20 February 2013 Munich Airport (MUC) in Germany has extended its contract with ARINC to continue using its common use passenger processing systems (CUPPS) solution at Terminal 2...

Hong Kong International Airport reports 5.1% decline in January passenger traffic
19 February 2013 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has reported 5.1% decline in its passenger traffic during January 2012 to 4.6 million due to the 2013 Chinese New Year, which fell in February this...

Airbus ProSky and Steria collaborate to develop European airspace simulation platform
19 February 2013 Airbus ProSky and Steria have signed an agreement with nine other partners to develop the first European airspace simulation platform known as Shared Virtual Sky...

Systems Interface to replace Jersey Airport DVOR/DME system
18 February 2013 Systems Interface has received a contract from Jersey Airport in the Channel Islands to replace the existing en-route Doppler VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range (DVOR) and Distance Measuring...

COCESNA collaborates with SITA to implement data link technology across Central American airspace
18 February 2013 Corporacion Centroamericana de Servicios de Navegación Aérea (COCESNA), the agency responsible for air navigation services in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua has...

London Gatwick Airport proposes additional £1bn investment plan to improve facilities
15 February 2013 London Gatwick Airport has proposed to invest of an additional £1bn between 2014 and 2019 to develop passenger...

UK researchers explore ways to use TV signals to track aircraft
15 February 2013 The UK Technology Strategy Board has funded a two-year research project by Thales UK, NATS and Roke Manor Research to explore the use of existing digital TV signals to track...

NAV Portugal deploys SITA’s data link infrastructure to comply with Single European Sky
14 February 2013 NAV Portugal, the air navigation service provider (ANSP), has joined forces with SITA to deploy its data link infrastructure across the...

Airservices Australia to deploy Honeywell SmartPath precision landing system at Sydney Airport
14 February 2013 Airservices Australia has selected the Honeywell Aerospace SmartPath ground-based augmentation system (GBAS) to be deployed at Sydney...

New IT technologies to shape global travel by 2015
13 February 2013 Innovation in IT technologies will shape the way passengers use travel services by 2015, according to a new survey by...

Indra upgrades India's radar surveillance network with new modeS technology
13 February 2013 Indra has upgraded the monopulse secondary surveillance radar (MSSR) network for Airport Authority India with its modeS technology to modernise the country's air traffic management (ATM)...

Heathrow Airport plans £3bn infrastructure investment
12 February 2013 Heathrow is planning to invest £3bn to complete it's new Terminal 2, construct taxiways and refurbish the baggage system....

Singapore Changi Airport to start construction on $485m Terminal 4 in fourth quarter
12 February 2013 Singapore Changi Airport has unveiled initial plans to build a new $485m Terminal 4 by 2017, to replace the existing budget terminal and to cope with passenger traffic...

Balfour Beatty secures £64m engineering contract at Dubai Airport
11 February 2013 Balfour Beatty's Dubai joint venture BK Gulf has received a £64m mechanical and electrical engineering contract, from Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects, to be executed at Dubai...

Raytheon to introduce Indian satellite-based aircraft navigation system
11 February 2013 Raytheon will introduce a new satellite-based aircraft navigation system in India during 2013, which is expected to improve safety in the country's crowded airspace, while also streamlining...

Chopin Airport among most active airports on social media
08 February 2013 Poland's Chopin Airport has become one of the most active airports in the world on social media, with its Facebook and Twitter pages listed in the top ten airport social media...

CAAS and NTU collaborate on new air traffic management R&D in Singapore
08 February 2013 The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to set up country's first Air Traffic Management...

Airservices deploys Quintiq’ air traffic controller fatigue-related risk software
07 February 2013 Australia's air navigation service provider (ANSP) Airservices has deployed Quintiq's workforce planning software solution, which will be used as a decision-making tool for shift rostering...

Air Astana to deploy ARINC AviNet Airport messaging platform for airport applications
07 February 2013 Kazakhstan flag carrier Air Astana has awarded a contract to ARINC to provide AviNet Airport connectivity and messaging platform for its current and legacy airport...

NATS, Mitsubishi Research Institute to collaborate on ATM projects
06 February 2013 UK air traffic services provider NATS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan based Mitsubishi Research Institute (MRI) to collaborate on air traffic management (ATM)...

San Diego International Airport to open Green Build Terminal 2 in Summer 2013
06 February 2013 San Diego International Airport in the US is all set to open it's $1bn Green Build Terminal 2 in Sumer 2013....

Recession-hit European airport traffic growth dropped alarmingly in 2012
05 February 2013 Passenger traffic at European airports reported an annual rise of just 1.8% in 2012, which has been labelled "an alarming decline in passenger traffic growth", according to a new report...

ICC ATRAK-BS automated flight billing solution completes factory acceptance test for DGCA Kuwait
05 February 2013 Ifield Computer Consultancy (ICC) ATRAK-BS Automated Flight Billing and Statistics systems have completed a factory acceptance test for the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) State...

2012 global air passenger traffic rose, cargo traffic dropped
04 February 2013 Global air passenger traffic rose 5.3% in 2012, slightly lower than the 5.9% rise in 2011, although it was above 5% twenty-year average, according to the International Air Transport...

Chopin Airport reduces baggage delivery time by more than half
04 February 2013 Chopin Airport in Poland reduced its average baggage delivery time by more than half in 2012, following its participation in the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Baggage...

General Dynamics to upgrade security systems at Los Angeles International Airport
01 February 2013 General Dynamics has received a $27.3m contract to upgrade the closed circuit television (CCTV) and video management and storage system deployed at Los Angeles International...

Singapore Changi Airport reports 8.6% rise in December 2012 passenger traffic
01 February 2013 Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport rose 8.6% during December 2012 to 4.92 million, rising from the 4.5 million passengers handled during the corresponding month in...

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ADB Airfield Solutions to modernise Basra International Airport in Iraq
31 January 2013 ADB Airfield Solutions has been selected by the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) and AFM Group to upgrade Basra International...

ARINC to upgrade passenger processing system at Vancouver airport
31 January 2013 Vancouver Airport Authority in Canada has signed a five-year contract with ARINC to upgrade its Common Use Passenger Processing Systems (CUPPS) technology currently being used at the...

French levy on airline tickets raises €1bn for UNITAID
30 January 2013 The French Government's special tax levy on air tickets has raised more than €1bn since 2006, according to the French Civil Aviation Authority...

UAE signs deal with Airbus ProSky to restructure airspace
30 January 2013 The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has collaborated with Airbus ProSky to restructure the country's...

Dubai airport reports 13.2% rise in passenger traffic
29 January 2013 Dubai International Airport has reported a 13.2% surge in passenger traffic during 2012 to 57.6 million, up from 50.97 million recorded during...

Brussels Airport deploys Arinc’s passenger processing systems
29 January 2013 Brussels Airport in Belgium has completed the deployment of Arinc's new passenger processing systems, which would support the airport's projected...

IATA and European aviation partners launch plan to avoid runway excursions
28 January 2013 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has collaborated with 16 other European aviation stakeholder organisations to develop a European action plan aimed at avoiding runway...

Built Environs secures Perth airport development contract in Australia
28 January 2013 Built Environs, a unit of the McConnell Dowell Group has secured a A$330m ($343.8m) contract from Perth Airport in Australia to construct a domestic pier and expand international departure...

Indra to deliver radio navigation systems for Airservices Australia
25 January 2013 Indra has received two contracts from the air navigation services provider Airservices Australia for the delivery of Doppler VHF Omni Range (DVOR) and Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)...

Qatar’s Hamad International Airport set to open 1 April 2013
25 January 2013 The initial phase of Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, is scheduled for opening on 1 April 2013, after an earlier opening delay in...

Turkey to float tender for third Istanbul airport on 24 January
24 January 2013 Turkey is all set to launch a tender for the construction of a new $5.6bn airport in Istanbul on 24 January...

Naviair to deploy Saab Sensis’ ADS-B system for flights over Greenland and Faroes
24 January 2013 Denmark's air navigation service provider (ANSP) Naviair has selected Saab Sensis' Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system for surveillance of flights passing through...

Kolkata Airport in India opens new integrated passenger terminal
23 January 2013 Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport in Kolkata, India, has opened its new integrated passenger terminal, tripling the airport's passenger handling...

Birmingham Airport installs safety technology for faster crew response
23 January 2013 Birmingham Airport in the UK has deployed an alert system incorporating Zetron communications' consoles to ensure faster crew response in case of an...

Snow disruption hits airport, flight services in Europe
22 January 2013 European airports have delayed hundreds of flights caused by snow and ice disruptions across the continent, hampering travel plans for a second...

TSA to remove body scanners from all US airports
22 January 2013 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has decided to remove controversial body scanners deployed at all airports in the country following public...

Manchester Airports acquires Stansted Airport for £1.5bn
21 January 2013 Manchester Airports (MAG) has completed the acquisition of London Stansted Airport for...

DFS’ Phoenix multi-sensor data-fusion system goes live at Almaty International Airport
21 January 2013 Kazakhstan air navigation service provider (ANSP) Kazaeronavigatsia has commenced operations of the Phoenix multi-sensor data-fusion system at Almaty International...

Cavotec secures ground support equipment orders for Hanoi, Cairo airports
18 January 2013 Cavotec has received contracts for the delivery of its integrated ground support equipment (GSE) for installation at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport in Vietnam an Cairo International...

Three bidders in race to acquire London Stansted airport
18 January 2013 London Stansted Airport has received three final bids worth $1.6bn each to acquire what is the UK's fourth largest airport, serving 17.4 million passengers in...

Frankfurt Airport reports rise in 2012 passenger traffic
17 January 2013 Fraport's Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany reported 1.9% rise in passenger traffic during 2012 to 57.5 million, compared to the 56.4 million passengers handled during...

Monarch Aircraft Engineering breaks ground on new hangar at Birmingham Airport
17 January 2013 UK-based aircraft maintenance provider Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has started construction on a new hangar facility at Birmingham...

Warsaw Chopin Airport handled 9.5 million passengers in 2012
16 January 2013 Warsaw Chopin Airport in Poland reported a 2.7% rise in its passenger traffic during 2012 to 9.5 million, despite a 3.3% drop in December 2012 to 602,000...

China approves $11.2bn airport in Beijing
16 January 2013 The Chinese Government has given approval for the construction of new CNY70bn ($11.2bn) international airport in Beijing to reduce congestion at the existing international airport in the...

Hong Kong International Airport reports 4.7% rise in 2012 passenger traffic
15 January 2013 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reported a 4.7% rise in passenger traffic during 2012 with 56.5 million...

Dubai Airport set to begin Terminal 1 refurbishment in Q1 2013
15 January 2013 Dubai International Airport (DXB) in the UAE is set to commence work on refurbishment of Terminal 1 in the first quarter of...

Scottish airports announce 2012 passenger traffic
14 January 2013 Three major airports in Scotland have revealed their passenger traffic statistics for 2012, with Glasgow and Aberdeen reporting traffic rises and Edinburgh a year-on-year...

Hong Kong Airport awards ground equipment contracts to Cavotec
14 January 2013 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has awarded three contracts to Cavotec for the delivery of aircraft fuelling and electrical supply ground support equipment...

Vienna airport opens refurbished terminal
11 January 2013 Vienna International Airport in Austria has opened its newly modernised terminal, Check-in 1, aimed at enhancing travel comfort for NIKI and airberlin...

IATA reports upswing in global passenger and air freight demand in November 2012
11 January 2013 Global year-on-year passenger and air freight demand rose 4.6% and 1.6% respectively during November 2012, marking an improvement in air transport demand, according to the International...

Passenger traffic at OMA-operated airports rises 4.9% in December 2012
10 January 2013 Passenger traffic at 13 airports operated by Mexican company Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) rose 4.9% year-on-year in December 2012 to 1.1 million for the...

Bristol Airport awards £150m framework contract to boost capacity
10 January 2013 Bristol International Airport in the UK has awarded a £150m construction framework contract to 13 firms to boost the capacity of the...

Boeing designs precision navigation procedures for Wuyishan Airport in China
09 January 2013 Boeing, in collaboration with Xiamen Airlines, has developed new Required Navigational Performance - Authorization Required (RNP AR) flight procedures at Wuyishan Airport in...

Recession-hit European airport traffic declines in November
09 January 2013 Passenger traffic at airports in the European Union (EU) declined 1.3% in November 2012, marking the second month of recession after an identical 1.3% drop in October 2012, according to a...

Whitemountain Quarries wins Belfast runway resurfacing contract
08 January 2013 Northern Ireland-based construction firm Whitemountain Quarries has received a contract to resurface Belfast International Airport's main...

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport completes security upgrade
08 January 2013 Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has upgraded its security following the installation of a perimeter fence and electronic surveillance...

Muscat and Salalah airports report rise in November passenger traffic
07 January 2013 Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport in Oman have both reported rises in passenger traffic in November 2012 when compared to the corresponding month in...

Work set to begin on India’s first private international airport
07 January 2013 Chennai-based KGS Group is set to start work on the construction of India's first private international airport at Aranmula in southern Kerala later this month, after securing all...

Kansas City International Airport reports decline in November passenger traffic
04 January 2013 Kansas City International Airport (KCI) in the US has reported an 8.6% decline in passenger traffic in November 2012 to 777,350 passengers, including arrivals and departures, compared to...

Orlando International Airport to build automated people mover
04 January 2013 Orlando International Airport in the US is planning to build a new automated people mover (APM) system and parking garage to help handle increasing passenger traffic...

Dubai International Airport opens new A380 facility in Terminal 3
03 January 2013 Dubai Airports has commissioned four out of 20 gates at the world’s first facility dedicated for A380 aircraft at Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3, as part of the opening of Concourse...

Saudi Arabia to issue bonds to fund airport projects in 2013
03 January 2013 The government of Saudi Arabia is planning to issue bonds in 2013, backed by the Finance Ministry, to fund construction work at King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah and...

Changi Airport serves 50 million passengers in 2012
02 January 2013 Singapore Changi Airport Group (CAG) has announced that annual passenger traffic at the airport reached 50 million in 2012, marking 25% growth over 2010, when it registered 40...

Philippines to award Mactan-Cebu International Airport contract in September 2013
02 January 2013 The Philippine government is planning to award the PHP10bn ($240.4m) contract for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) passenger terminal project in September...

December 2012

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Vancouver Airport Authority finalises Vanderlande’s baggage contract
21 December 2012 Vancouver Airport Authority has confirmed the deal for deploying Vanderlande Industries' new baggage handling system (BHS) at Vancouver International Airport in...

Beckett Rankine propose London’s new offshore airport at Goodwin Sands
21 December 2012 Maritime consulting engineers Beckett Rankine has proposed a plan to build a £39bn offshore airport for London on the Goodwin Sands site, which is located 3km off the east coast of...

Philadelphia unveils alternative plan for airport expansion
20 December 2012 The City of Philadelphia has mooted an alternate plan for expanding the Philadelphia International Airport in the US in a bid to save 72 houses and 10 businesses from being demolished in...

UK introduces new Civil Aviation Act to encourage airport improvements
20 December 2012 The UK Government has enacted a new Civil Aviation Act law allowing the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to ensure that airports deliver better facilities, provide more information for passengers...

Frequentis to deploy ATC information display system at Riga International Airport
19 December 2012 Frequentis has received a contract from Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme (LGS) to deliver a new ATC information display system to be deployed at Riga International Airport in...

Global air passenger traffic nears three billion in 2012
19 December 2012 Global air passenger traffic has increased 5% since 2011 to around 2.9 billion passengers and it is anticipated to cross the 6 billion mark by 2030, according to the International Civil...

Abu Dhabi Airport self-service check-ins almost doubled in 2012
18 December 2012 Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE reported a 17% rise in passenger self-service check-ins during the January to December 2012, which is nearly double the previous years 9%...

Hong Kong International Airport reports rise in November cargo traffic
18 December 2012 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) in China has recorded a 9.3% rise in cargo traffic of 374,000t in November 2012, compared to 342,000t handled during the corresponding month in...

Bahrain Airport to undergo further expansion in 2013
17 December 2012 Bahrain Airports (BAC) will expand the passenger terminal at Bahrain International in Muharraq in...

Italian airports facing modernisation delays over unresolved policy on charges: ACI
17 December 2012 ACI Europe has urged the Italian authorities to immediately resolve a long-standing policy issue over airport charges, which has led to delays in essential modernisation and development projects...

Frankfurt Airport passenger traffic declined in November 2012
14 December 2012 Fraport's Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany, reported a 2.7% decline in passenger traffic during November 2012, to 4.2 million, mainly due to reduced flight destinations and a lower frequency...

UK considering satellite-based aircraft navigation mandate
14 December 2012 The UK is considering mandating satellite-based aircraft navigation in certain areas of controlled airspace, as part of proposals to enhance the country's airspace system through the...

FAA to begin NextGen flights at Portland International Airport in 2013
13 December 2012 The US Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is planning to start NextGen technology supported flights at Portland International Airport (PDX) in Oregon from...

Frequentis’s VCS system goes live at Aeronautica Civil de Colombia
13 December 2012 Colombian air navigation service provider (ANSP) Aeronautica Civil de Colombia has put into operation Frequentis's voice communication system (VCS) at its air traffic control centre and the...

Five UK airports report 3.8% rise in November passenger traffic
12 December 2012 Heathrow Airport Holdings, formerly BAA, the operator of five UK airports, has reported a combined 3.8% rise in passenger traffic at its airports during November 2012 to 7.4 million when...

Georgian ANSP implements Comsoft’s AMHS system
12 December 2012 Georgian air navigation service provider, Sakaeronavigatsia, has implemented Comsoft's AMHS/AFTN system following the completion of comprehensive testing...

London Gatwick Airport reports 4.2% rise in passenger traffic for November
11 December 2012 London Gatwick Airport in the UK has reported a 4.2% rise in its passenger traffic in November 2012 to 2.2 million, when compared to 2.13 million handled during the corresponding month in...

Melbourne Airport introduces new body scanners
11 December 2012 Melbourne Airport in Australia has begun rolling out body scanners at its international terminal, installed as part of the Australian Federal Government's $200m Strengthening Aviation...

Ayala and Aboitiz collaborate with ADC&HAS to bid for Mactan Airport project
10 December 2012 Philippine conglomerates Ayala and Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV) have formed a consortium with US-based Airport Development Corporation (ADC) and Houston Airport System (HAS) to bid for the...

Frequentis delivers IP-based VCS to AVINOR
10 December 2012 Frequentis has delivered its IP-based voice communication system (VCS) to AVINOR, the Norwegian air navigation service provider (ANSP), to power the country's first remote tower...

Mexican airports report 8.3% rise in passenger traffic in November
07 December 2012 Passenger traffic at 13 Mexican airports operated by Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) increased by 8.3% in November 2012 to 1.05 million, compared to 974,148 passengers handled during...

European air traffic fell 1.3% during October: ACI
07 December 2012 Passenger traffic at European airports declined 1.3% in October 2012, marking the first monthly decline in both passenger and freight traffic since 2009, thanks to the affect of the euro zone...

Heathrow airport begins noise respite trial
06 December 2012 London Heathrow Airport, in collaboration with Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise (HACAN), air traffic services provider NATS and British Airways has launched a trial that...

Phoenix selects Saab Sensis’ Aerobahn airport surface management system
06 December 2012 Saab Sensis' Aerobahn Airport surface management system has been selected by the City of Phoenix for deployment at Phoenix Sky HarborInternational Airport in the...

Self-boarding & bag drop most desired by airport passengers
05 December 2012 Self-boarding and self-service bag drop services are among the most desired facilities that passengers like to see at airports, according to a new survey by...

Brisbane International Airport rolls out new body scanners
05 December 2012 Brisbane International Airport in Australia has rolled out new body scanning systems, which will randomly scan passengers to improve...

Airport-technology.com launches airports survey
05 December 2012 Airport-technology.com is launching a major global airports industry survey, and we'd like to hear your opinions on the most important business issues for 2013-2014....

FAA’s new WAM technology goes live in Western Colorado
04 December 2012 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) have operationalised a new wide area multilateration (WAM) system around Montrose Regional Airport...

Singapore court stays termination of GMR's Maldives airport contract
04 December 2012 The High Court of Singapore has stayed the Maldives Government's termination of Indian infrastructural firm GMR Group's $511m contract to develop Ibrahim Nassir International Airport in...

Izmir airport receives loan for construction of new domestic terminal
03 December 2012 TAV EGE, a subsidiary of TAV Airports has secured a loan worth €250m from a group of banks for the construction of a domestic terminal at Adnan Menderes Airport in Izmir,...

Frequentis secures ten-year voice communication system supply contract from FAA
03 December 2012 Frequentis has received a ten-year contract from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the delivery of its VCS3020 voice communication system to replace the old air traffic control...

November 2012

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Birmingham Airport begins runway extension project
30 November 2012 Birmingham Airport in the UK has commenced work on its runway extension project as part of a program to allow the airport to handle direct long haul...

Hurricane Sandy added to already softening worldwide air traffic growth: IATA
30 November 2012 Superstorm Sandy, which hit parts of Northeastern US and the Caribbean, has given a blow to the already softening passenger traffic growth in October, according to International Air...

Maldives scraps $511m airport development contract with GMR
29 November 2012 The Maldives has cancelled a $511m contract awarded to the Indian infrastructural firm GMR Group for the upgrade, modernisation and management of Ibrahim Nassir International Airport in...

WheelTug signs partnership agreement with Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic
29 November 2012 WheelTug has entered into a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic (ANS CR), making the agency its European partner for air navigation and air...

ITT Exelis to modernise noise and flight tracking at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
28 November 2012 ITT Exelis has received a contract from the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority to modernise noise and flight tracking systems deployed at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) in Florida,...

Jeppesen delivers RNAV RNP-based arrival procedures for Denver International Airport
28 November 2012 Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen has completed the design and delivery of area navigation with required navigation performance-based (RNAV RNP) arrivals to improve efficiencies at Denver...

Hurricane Sandy reduced Transatlantic flight operations in October: NATS
27 November 2012 The affect of Hurricane Sandy on the eastern coast of the US led to a 0.5% reduction in the number of transatlantic flights during October 2012, according to UK air traffic services provider...

Airbus ProSky and Atech collaborate to enhance ATM in Latin America
27 November 2012 Airbus subsidiary Airbus ProSky and Brazilian firm Atech have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance the performance of air traffic management (ATM) in Latin...

Egis to deliver aircraft sequencing system for Bahrain International Airport
26 November 2012 Egis has received a contract from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Kingdom of Bahrain to deliver an arrival management system for installation at Bahrain International...

Passenger traffic at top UAE airports to reach 80 million in 2012: report
26 November 2012 Total passenger traffic at UAE's three largest airports, including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah, is expected to reach 80 million in 2012, according to a new...

Watpac Construction wins Darwin International Airport expansion contract
23 November 2012 Watpac Construction has received a $40m contract to design and construct the first stage of expansion at Darwin International Airport (DIA) in...

India approves more funds to expand Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
23 November 2012 The Indian Government has approved a revised budget of Rs23.25bn ($420.2m) for the expansion and modernisation of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose | International Airport (NSCBI) in...

Nav Canada invests in satellite-based aircraft tracking JV
22 November 2012 Canadian civil air navigation service provider Nav Canada has agreed to invest $150m in Aireon, which was formed to develop satellite-based aircraft tracking...

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore signs collaboration to enhance ATM performance
22 November 2012 The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has signed collaboration agreements with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU), MITRE and Airbus...

Passenger traffic at airports in the Middle East and Asia Pacific rises
21 November 2012 Passenger traffic at airports in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions increased 10.1% and 5.1% year-on-year respectively during September 2012, according to Airports Council...

Verint provides key technologies for Heathrow airport’s security monitoring platform
21 November 2012 US-based Verint Systems will lead a programme to evaluate the Total Airport Security Solution (TASS) currently being trialled at Heathrow Airport in...

Hong Kong International Airport reports rise in October passenger traffic
20 November 2012 Hong Kong international airport (HKIA) reported a 1.9% rise in passenger traffic during October 2012 to 4.7 million when compared to the corresponding month in...

Hill International wins engineering consultancy contract for Muscat and Salalah airports
20 November 2012 US-based Hill International has secured a $108.2m engineering consultancy contract for expansion and modernisation projects at Oman's Muscat and Salalah...

ICAO implements new flight plan
19 November 2012 The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has now overseen its transition to a new real-time aircraft flight...

Houston Airport System unveils new checkpoint wait time tool
19 November 2012 US-based airport operator Houston Airport System has rolled out a new online tool that will inform passengers of the estimated time required to clear security checkpoints at George...

Kenya to build a new terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in 2013
16 November 2012 Construction of the new $647m (KES56bn) terminal at Jomo Kenyatta | International Airport (JKIA) in Kenya is expected to begin in November...

Aéroports de Paris reports 1.7% drop in passenger traffic in October 2012
16 November 2012 Passenger traffic at Aéroports de Paris (ADP) airports in France declined 1.7% during October 2012 when compared to the corresponding period in 2011 to 7.45...

European anti-austerity protests disrupt air travel across the continent
15 November 2012 Thousands of flights have been cancelled or delayed due to anti-austerity strikes and protests across Europe called by the European Trade Union Confederation...

Vienna airport reports 4% rise in October passenger traffic
15 November 2012 Vienna International Airport in Austria reported a 4% rise in passenger traffic during October 2012 compared to the same month in 2011, handling 1.99 million...

Hurricane Sandy slowed Heathrow passenger traffic in October
14 November 2012 London Heathrow Airport reported a 0.1% decline in passenger traffic during October, serving around six million passengers. The fall was due in part to flights cancelled following Hurricane...

GE Aviation to streamline operations at Xi Chang airport
14 November 2012 GE Aviation has received a contract to design a required navigation performance-authorization required (RNP-AR) for instrument landing system (ILS) flight procedures for Air China Southwest...

Quovadis to lead SESAR JU’s PBN flight trials in the Canary Islands
13 November 2012 Airbus ProSky subsidiary Quovadis has been selected by the EU's SESAR Joint Undertaking to design and validate improved performance-based navigation (PBN) approaches at two airports in the...

Frankfurt Airport reports rise in October 2012 passenger traffic
13 November 2012 Fraport's Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany reported a 1.4% rise in passenger traffic in October 2012 to 5.21 million when compared to 5.15 million served during the corresponding month in...

Vinci Construction wins Gatwick Airport Pier 1 transformation contract
12 November 2012 Vinci Construction has won an £183.9m contract to transform Gatwick Airport's Pier 1 in the South...

Nav Canada and partners launch second phase of ENGAGE demonstration project
12 November 2012 Nav Canada has launched the second phase of the ENGAGE demonstration project, which aims to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the busy North...

GVK to manage and operate non-aeronautical assets at Bali Airport in Indonesia
09 November 2012 GVK Power & Infrastructure has received a contract from Airports Authority of Indonesia to operate and manage services at Bali (Denpasar) International...

Thales to deliver ATM equipment for new airport at St Helena Island
09 November 2012 Thales has received a contract from construction firm Basil Read to install air traffic management (ATM) equipment and solutions for a new airport being built on St Helena Island in the...

ARINC to maintain check-in and passenger systems at Japan’s Centrair airport
08 November 2012 Arinc has won a contract from Central Japan International Airport (Centrair) to maintain passenger and check-in systems at the airport....

Indra to deploy four MSSR mode S surveillance systems in Indonesia
08 November 2012 Indra has received a contract to deploy four monopulse secondary surveillance radar (MSSR) mode S systems in Indonesia to enable safer air operations and boost flight...

Boingo Wireless to manage Wi-Fi services at three Norwegian hub airports
07 November 2012 Boingo Wireless has signed an agreement with Oslo Lufthavn Tele & Data AS (OLTD), a joint venture between Oslo Airport (OSL) and Telenor to manage and operate Wi-Fi services at three hub...

Passenger traffic at European airports rose 1.8% during third quarter
07 November 2012 Passenger traffic at European airports grew by 1.8% compared with the corresponding quarter in 2011, according to the latest report by Airports Council International...

Global passenger traffic reports slow growth in September
06 November 2012 Global air passenger traffic grew at a slower pace in September, reporting a 4.1% increase compared September 2011, according to the International Air Transport Association...

Nav Canada to implement Saab Sensis’ WAM technology at Springbank Airport
06 November 2012 Canadian Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), Nav Canada, will deploy wide area multilateration (WAM) technology from Saab Sensis to enhance flight safety around Springbank...

Totalpost installs X-Ray threat detection equipment at East Midlands Airport
05 November 2012 Mailing equipment supplier Totalpost has deployed a new XIS-100DV x-ray threat detection equipment at East Midlands Airport in the UK to support the freight screening operations of East...

UK Airports Commission to examine airspace expansion plans
05 November 2012 The UK Government has named five members to join the independent commission, chaired by former Financial Services Authority chief Sir Howard Davies, to examine airport expansion plans in...

Metron Aviation to boost airside capacity in South Africa
02 November 2012 US-based Metron has received a contract to carry out a study on the improvement of airside capacity in South...

US airports resume normal operations
02 November 2012 Five airports in the New York area began normal operations on Friday after thousands of flights were grounded due to Hurricane...

US airports resume operations after Hurricane Sandy dies out
01 November 2012 New York airports John F. Kennedy (JFK), Newark Liberty | (EWR) and LaGuardia airport (LGA) have resumed operations on Thursday after thousands of flights were grounded due to Hurricane...

San Antonio Airport’s Terminal A to undergo renovation
01 November 2012 San Antonio International Airport (SAT) in Texas, USA, is planning to embark on a $35m Terminal A facility renovation...

October 2012

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September passenger traffic surge at Abu Dhabi and Dubai airport in UAE
31 October 2012 UAE's two main airports, Abu Dhabi International Airport and DubaiInternational, have reported respective rises of 14.5% and 12.8% in passenger traffic during September...

US airports preparing to reopen after Hurricane Sandy hit operations
31 October 2012 John F Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International, two of the three hub airports in the New York City area, are set to reopen on Wednesday after flights were grounded by Hurricane...

Hurricane Sandy closes US airports
30 October 2012 Thousands of flights have been cancelled to and from north-eastern airports in the US after Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern...

SITA and NEC collaborate on automated gate system at EU airports
30 October 2012 SITA and NEC Europe (NEC) have collaborated to deploy an automated border control (ABC) gate solution at immigration control points of all airports in the European Union...

Copenhagen Airports to sell 49% stake in UK’s Newcastle Airport
29 October 2012 AMP Capital Investors has agreed to acquire a 49% stake in NIAL Group (NIAL), the parent company of Newcastle International Airport in the UK, from Copenhagen...

Hurricane Sandy to disrupt global air travel, ground 6,800 flights at three US airports
29 October 2012 A massive storm, Hurricane Sandy, has brought air travel in the US to a near halt disrupting travel plans across the...

Indra’s surface movement guidance and control system goes live at Vilnius airport
26 October 2012 Indra's advanced surface movement guidance and control system (A-SMGCS) has begun operations at Vilnius International Airport in Lithuania, following the delivery of the multilateration system...

London Southend Airport to begin terminal extension in November
26 October 2012 London Southend Airport in the UK is set to begin a €12m terminal extension project in early November...

Warsaw Chopin Airport’s new snow clearing units to support winter operations
25 October 2012 Warsaw Chopin Airport in Poland has unveiled ten new MB2041/Øveraasen snow-clearing units that will help the airport maintain operations in heavy...

Thales wins Madeira Airport modernisation contracts
25 October 2012 Madeira Airports Authority (Aeroportos e Navegação Aérea da Madeira - ANAM) has awarded two contracts to Thales Portugal to deliver a passenger information system and revamp data centre at...

Stansted Airport to trial body scanner
24 October 2012 Stansted Airport will begin trialling a new security body scanner as part of a drive to enhance security and improve passenger...

G4S bags £250m Oslo airport security contract
24 October 2012 Security firm G4S has received a contract from Oslo Airport in Norway to provide security services, ranging from cargo checks to gates and ground security, within the airport's...

Melbourne airport plans A$200m investment to improve facilities
23 October 2012 Melbourne Airport Melbourne Airport in Australia is planning to invest around A$200m to enhance its facilities and access to the...

HIKA passenger traffic increases in September 2012
23 October 2012 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reported a 1.3% rise in its passenger traffic in September, registering 4.4 million, up from the 4.34 million handled during the corresponding month in...

Changi airport reports 4.8% rise in September passenger traffic
22 October 2012 Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport increased 4.8% to 4 million during September 2012, when compared to the 3.81 million passengers handled during the same month in...

Micro Nav bags NATS’ ATC tower simulator contract for Birmingham Airport
22 October 2012 Micro Nav has received a contract from UK air traffic services provider NATS to deliver a 2D Tower Simulator to Birmingham International...

Kansas City International airport plans new $1.2bn single terminal
19 October 2012 Kansas City Aviation Department is moving forward with plans to replace the existing three-terminal design at Kansas City International Airport (KCI) in the US with a new $1.2bn multi-storey...

Port Columbus International Airport plans $80m terminal modernisation programme
19 October 2012 Port Columbus International Airport in the US is considering undertaking a three-year, $80m terminal modernisation programme to increase its passenger handling...

Lynden Pindling International Airport in the Bahamas opens new terminal
18 October 2012 Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, has opened a BS$144m ($142.8m) international terminal as part of airport's BS$409m ($405.8m)...

ADP passenger traffic remained stable during September 2012
18 October 2012 Passenger traffic at Aéroports de Paris (ADP) airports in France remained constant during September 2012, recording 7.9 million...

Dubai International airport to install AOptix identity verification solution
17 October 2012 Dubai International Airport in the UAE is installing AOptix automated iris and face recognition systems to reduce immigration times and ensure smooth and secure movement through the...

European ATM Master Plan updated
17 October 2012 Europe's Single European Sky (SES), the flagship project to develop a single European airspace to triple capacity and half air traffic costs, has been...

Oman seeks consultant for modernisation of Muscat and Salalah airports
16 October 2012 The Government of Oman is looking for an international engineering consultancy firm to work as the main consultant for expansion and modernisation projects at airports in Muscat and...

Saab Sensis enhances Kennedy International Airport CDM platform
16 October 2012 Saab Sensis has made enhancements to its collaborative decision making (CDM) platform installed at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in the US to improve departure metering and...

BAA passenger traffic remained stable during September 2012
15 October 2012 British airport operator BAA reported stable passenger traffic at its five UK airports, which handled 9.2m passengers in September 2012, the same amount as the corresponding month in...

Denver airport raises funds for South Terminal Redevelopment Program
15 October 2012 Denver International Airport in the US has raised $856m by selling revenue bonds that will support its redevelopment...

Crescent City Aviation JV to provide design services for New Orleans airport expansion
12 October 2012 The New Orleans Airport Board (NOAB) has selected the Crescent City Aviation Team, a joint venture (JV) of LEO A DALY and Atkins, to offer design services for the development of Louis Armstrong...

Frankfurt Airport reports 3.3% rise in Q1-Q3 passenger traffic
12 October 2012 Fraport's Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany recorded a 3.3% rise in passenger traffic during the first three quarters (Q1-Q3) of 2012 to 44.1 million passengers and reported a 1% rise in...

Smartphones fuelling demand for mobile self-boarding at airports
11 October 2012 The rise of smartphones is fuelling demand for self-boarding and flight information updates on mobile devices, according to a report by air transport IT company...

Hong Kong International Airport to deploy Avaya communications system
11 October 2012 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) in China has selected Avaya's Aura unified communications solutions to replace its existing airport telephone system in a bid to enhance voice...

Stockholm Arlanda Airport to roll out automated bag drop system
10 October 2012 Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden is currently installing an automated bag drop system at its international terminal, Terminal...

Wichita Midcontinent airport starts work on new terminal
10 October 2012 Wichita Midcontinent Airport in the US has begun construction of a new $160m terminal that would replace its existing second terminal, which opened in...

Passenger traffic rises at Munich Airport during initial three quarters of 2012
09 October 2012 Munich Airport in Germany has recorded a 2.1% rise in passenger traffic during the first three quarters (Q1-Q3) of 2012, serving 29.2 million passengers compared to the 28.5 million handled...

Northrop Grumman to showcase new ARC suite
09 October 2012 Northrop Grumman will showcase its Airport Realtime Collaboration (ARC) suite capabilities at the Airport IT&T Conference to be held in Munich, Germany, between 10-11 October...

Billund Airport rolls out new print at home baggage tags service
08 October 2012 Billund Airport in Denmark has rolled out a new service enabling passengers to print their baggage tags and boarding cards at...

Singapore Changi Airport deploys SITA’s new bag management technology
08 October 2012 SITA’s new bag management technology, BagManager, has been deployed by SATS, the gateway services and food solutions provider at Singapore Changi Airport to manage the 15 million bags...

OMA reports 6.9% rise in September passenger traffic
05 October 2012 Passenger traffic at 13 Mexican airports operated by Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) increased 6.9% in September 2012 to 983,060 when compared to the 919,701 passengers handled...

ADP to revamp Paris Orly airport
05 October 2012 Paris-Orly operator Aeroports de Paris (ADP) is planning to invest between €400m and €450m to revamp the airport by linking its two...

Frankfurt Airport opens new 800m-long Pier A-Plus
04 October 2012 Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany has opened the €700m Pier A-Plus complex, one of two terminals that are expected to raise the airport's capacity by six million passengers per...

Hitachi develops prototype airport boarding gate with integrated explosives detection system
04 October 2012 Hitachi, together with the Nippon Signal and the University of Yamanashi in Japan, has developed a prototype boarding gate with integrated explosives detection system to be used in airports....

ITT Exelis to upgrade Orlando airports’ noise and flight tracking system
03 October 2012 Greater Orlando Aviation Authority’s (GOAA) in the US has singed an agreement with ITT Exelis to upgrade noise and flight tracking systems with its Symphony EnvironmentalVue virtual noise...

European airports report sluggish traffic growth in August: ACI
03 October 2012 Passenger traffic at European airports rose just 2.2% during August 2012, which suggests an "underwhelming summer season for the air transport sector" according to the latest Airports...

Arinc secures Ras Al Khaimah airport deal in the UAE
02 October 2012 Arinc has secured a ten-year, multi-million dollar contract to deliver airport systems to Ras Al Khaimah International airport (RAK) in the...

Brazil deploys SITA's live aircraft weather data system to improve ATM
02 October 2012 Brazil's air navigation service provider (ANSP), the Departamento de Controle do Espaço Aéreo (DECEA), has deployed the D-VOLMET service through Sita AIRCOMevamet, which will offer live...

International passenger traffic rose 5.1% in August: IATA
01 October 2012 International passenger traffic rose 5.1% in August 2012, despite sluggish air passenger demand, according to the International Air Transport Association...

US FAA sets up a Center of Excellence for General Aviation
01 October 2012 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has set up a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) in a bid to enhance the prospects of general...

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Dubai airport to use smart e-Gate system from January 2013
28 September 2012 Dubai international airport in the UAE is planning to begin full operations of its new smart e-Gate system at Terminal 3 from 1 January...

Vanderlande unveils new mobile solution for airports
28 September 2012 Vanderlande Industries has unveiled a new Mobile Maintenance Solution (MMS) for airports, developed in collaboration with...

IBM to install information exchange system at India’s Bengaluru International Airport
27 September 2012 IBM has been awarded a contract by Bengaluru International Airport (BIAL) in India to deploy a Smart Airport Enabler information exchange system to help smooth...

Dubai airport reports 20% rise in August passenger traffic
27 September 2012 Dubai International Airport (DXB) in the UAE reported a 20% rise in passenger traffic during August 2012 to 4.8 million passengers, compared to 4.01 million passengers handled during...

Indra refurbishes automatic border control system at two Spanish airports
26 September 2012 Indra has revamped the Automatic Border Control (ABC) systems at the Madrid-Barajas and Barcelona-El Prat airports in Spain, which were originally installed in...

TSA to install new body scanners at airports in California
26 September 2012 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has selected American Science and Engineering and L-3 Communications to develop a second generation of full-body scanners to be deployed...

Aviation Safety Technologies’ SafeLand system to avoid runway overruns
25 September 2012 Aviation Safety Technologies has developed, SafeLand, a new technology that offers pilots accurate information about conditions on the tarmac, especially during landings in bad...

US FAA provides grants for airport enhancement projects
25 September 2012 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has provided $128.3m in grants as part of Airport Improvement Program (AIP), to maintain safety and address capacity constraints at several airports...

FAA begins NextGen programme in Florida airspace
24 September 2012 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched the Metroplex initiative in Florida airspace to enhance approaches and descents in the region's airports through a satellite-based...

FAA awards data communications integrated services contract to Harris
24 September 2012 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a data communications integrated services (DCIS) contract to a Harris-led team, as part of its Next Generation Air Transportation...

Taiwan invests $15.5bn to expand Taoyuan International Airport
21 September 2012 The Taiwanese government will invest TWD463bn ($15.5bn) to build a new terminal and runway at Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei to accommodate growing...

Unisys completes Chengdu Airport’s core operational systems integration
21 September 2012 Unisys China has completed the integration of core airport operational systems at Chengdu Airport as part of its modernisation plan to increase passenger...

ADP reports 1.3% rise in August 2012 passenger traffic
20 September 2012 Passenger traffic at Aéroports de Paris (ADP)-operated airports in France increased 1.3% to 8.5 million during August 2012, when compared to August...

UK NATS to lead ‘perfect’ transatlantic flights trial project
20 September 2012 UK air traffic services provider NATS will lead a project known as TOPFLIGHT to trial environmentally perfect transatlantic flights, in a bid to enhance the industry's environmental...

Manchester Airport to scrap 'naked' body scanners in October
19 September 2012 Manchester Airport in the UK is planning to discontinue the use of 'naked' body scanners from October 2012 after the European Commission (EC) decided not to approve them for permanent...

Arcadis wins Brazilian airport project management contract
19 September 2012 Concessionária do Aeroporto Internacional de Guarulhos of Brazil has awarded a contract to Arcadis Logos to offer project management (PM) consultancy services for the initial phase of a...

HKIA reports 3.9% rise in passenger traffic in August 2012
18 September 2012 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded 5.2 million passengers in August 2012, reporting a rise of 3.9% over the corresponding month in...

Dubai International airport to expand cargo capacity
18 September 2012 Dubai International airport (DXB) in the UAE is undertaking a modernisation and expansion programme in a bid to increase the airport's freight capacity to 3.1 million tonnes by...

Philippines government allocates funds for airport renovation projects
17 September 2012 The Philippines Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has allocated PHP4.60bn ($110m) to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to upgrade Terminal 1 of the Ninoy...

DFS approves site acceptance for installation of Thales’ WAM system at Frankfurt airport
17 September 2012 German air navigation service provider (ANSP) Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) has approved its final site acceptance for installation of Thales' Precision Approach Monitoring (PAM) system at...

Thales’ ILS system goes live at Frankfurt international airport
14 September 2012 Thales' Instrument Landing System (ILS) 420 and distance measuring equipment DME415 has begun operating at Frankfurt International Airport's 07R...

Paris ADP to roll out automated baggage drop-off system at Orly and CDG airports
14 September 2012 Aéroports de Paris (ADP) is planning to roll out its new automated baggage drop-off (ABD) system at Paris-Orly West terminal by the end of 2012 and Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) in early...

Airports banking on mobile apps and social media to enhance passenger experience
13 September 2012 Airports all over the world are opting for smartphone applications, social media and intelligent technologies such as geolocation services to enhance passenger experience, according to the...

Comsoft to modernise Egypt’s AIS systems
13 September 2012 Comsoft has received a contract from Egypt's National Air Navigation Services (NANSC) to modernise Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) in the country's air traffic control (ATC) centres...

ITT Exelis and Metron collaborate to offer integrated ATM technology
12 September 2012 A ITT Exelis and Metron Aviation partnership is developing new technologies to provide airport operators with a complete view of air and ground operations and help track aircraft and...

MIRA’s unmanned ground vehicles set to secure airport perimeters
12 September 2012 Engineering specialists MIRA are planning to target the airport industry as a commercial market for their unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) system, the MIRA Autonomous Control Equipment...

Ayala and Aboitiz forge alliance to bid for Mactan Airport contract
11 September 2012 Philippines-based Ayala and Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV) have signed a MoU to form a 50-50 joint venture partnership to bid for the PHP10bn ($240.4m) Mactan-Cebu International Airport...

Olympic Games reduced BAA passenger traffic in August
11 September 2012 British airport operator BAA reported a 2% decline in passenger traffic at its five UK airports to 9.5 million passengers during August 2012, due to fewer Britons flying abroad during Olympics...

US FAA provides grant for airport safety enhancements
10 September 2012 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $61.1m in grants to maintain safety and address capacity constraints at several airports across the...

Mexico's OMA reports 10.4% rise in August passenger traffic
10 September 2012 Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) has reported a 10.4% rise in passenger traffic at its 13 airports in August 2012, registering a figure of 1,176,792...

Belfast airport to roll out new body scanners
07 September 2012 Belfast International Airport in Northern Ireland will unveil a new full-body security scanner on 8 September...

Nigeria plans to build 11 airport terminals with Chinese loan
07 September 2012 The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved NGN106bn ($666.8m) for the construction of five new international terminals and six new cargo...

Dubai airport passenger traffic surpasses 5 million in July
06 September 2012 Dubai International Airport (DXB) in the UAE recorded a 6% rise in passenger traffic in July 2012, with over five million passengers (5,006,155), surpassing an earlier record of 4.85 million set...

Vietnam ATM selects Frequentis’ smartFPLconverter
06 September 2012 Frequentis has received a contract from Vietnam Air Traffic Management (VATM) Southern Regional Air Traffic Services (ATS) to deliver its smartFPLconverter (FPL2012 Converter) for installation...

Work on Phuket airport expansion underway
05 September 2012 Airports of Thailand (AoT) has begun work on Phuket International's THB5.7bn ($182m) expansion...

European airports report slow growth in July 2012
05 September 2012 European airports reported a slight rise of 1.1% in passenger traffic during July 2012, according to the latest ACI Europe...

Vanderlande secures DFW airport’s BHS and passenger boarding bridge service contract
04 September 2012 Vanderlande Industries has received a contract from Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in Texas, US, to provide operations and maintenance services for Terminal E's legacy...

CAAS to provide $160m for air traffic management research
04 September 2012 The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has set up a S$200m ($160m) fund to support research institutes and conduct research and development (R&D) activities in air traffic...

FAA’s ERAM project scheduled to be completed in 2014
03 September 2012 The US Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) $2.4bn En Route Automation Modernization, or ERAM project, carried out by Lockheed Martin is scheduled to be completed within its revised budget...

NATS commissions new safety system at Glasgow Airport
03 September 2012 NATS, the UK's air traffic services provider, has commissioned a new safety system at Glasgow Airport in Scotland, which will be used for testing unsafe terrain altitudes in the surrounding...

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Indonesia’s Husein Sastranegara Airport to be expanded
31 August 2012 Angkasa Pura II, a state-owned airport management firm under the Indonesian Department of Transport, is planning expand the capacity of Husein Sastranegara International Airport in Bandung by...

Indra to install new ATC centre in Azerbaijan
31 August 2012 Indra has been awarded a contract by Azerbaijan's air navigation service provider, AZANS, to install a new air traffic control (ATC) centre in the capital, Baku....

Edinburgh and Glasgow airports to deploy body scanners
30 August 2012 Body scanners are set to be introduced at Scotland’s Edinburgh and Glasgow airports from 1 September 2012, in response to new regualtions from the UK’s Department for Transport...

San Francisco airport deploys Passur’s management solutions
30 August 2012 PASSUR Aerospace has received a contract from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in California, US, to deploy its OPSnet Field Condition Report (FCR) and tarmac delay monitor...

Brisbane airport unveils upgraded Domestic Terminal
29 August 2012 Brisbane airport in Australia has opened its upgraded Domestic Terminal, finished at an investment cost of...

New Doha international airport opening delayed to second half of 2013
29 August 2012 The opening of New Doha International Airport (NDIA) in Qatar has been pushed back to the second half of 2013, from the initial date of 12 December...

Harris selected to provide NextGen voice systems for FAA
28 August 2012 Harris has been selected by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide a new voice system called National Airspace System (NAS) Voice System (NVS) to support the Next Generation...

TAV planning new runway in Georgia’s Tblisi airport
28 August 2012 TAV has signed a $65m investment deal with United Airport Georgia to refurbish the unused runway at the Tbilisi International Airport in the capital of...

Vanderlande wins Hanoi Airport automated BHS contract
27 August 2012 Vanderlande Industries has received a contract to install a new baggage handling system (BHS) at Hanoi International Airport’s new terminal 2 in Vietnam....

McCarran Airport receives FAA fund to renovate its two taxiways
27 August 2012 McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has received $17.8m grant from US Department of Transportation (DoT) for the renovation of its two major...

Manchester Airport plans new €130m logistics hub
24 August 2012 Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has submitted an outline planning application to Manchester City Council for a new €130m World Logistics Hub at the...

Peru to build new International airport near Machu Picchu
24 August 2012 Peru has unveiled a plan to build a new international airport in the southern city of Cuscoto in an effort to boost tourism at the Machu Picchu Incan...

Changi airport reports 4.5% rise in July passenger traffic
23 August 2012 Singapore Changi Airport reported a 4.5% rise in its passenger traffic to 4.36 million during July 2012, when compared to the 4.17 million handled during the corresponding month in...

Salt Lake City airport to implement Passur integrated traffic management platform
23 August 2012 Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) has awarded a contract to Passur Aerospace to deploy a surface management and tarmac delay monitor...

Siemens wins Copenhagen Airport BHS expansion contract
22 August 2012 Siemens Mobility and Logistics has secured a €12m contract from the owner of Copenhagen Airport (CPH) in Denmark to expand the existing baggage handling system...

Vanderlande installs Gen2 RFID baggage tracking system at McCarran airport
22 August 2012 Vanderlande Industries has installed Gen2 radio frequency identification (RFID) technology at McCarran International Airport's newly built $2.4bn Terminal 3, as part of its baggage tracking...

HKIA passenger traffic rises during July 2012
21 August 2012 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) registered 5,027,000 during July 2012, an increase of 0.5% when compared to the same period in...

BAA to sell Stansted Airport
21 August 2012 UK airport operator BAA has agreed to sell Stansted Airport in London, ending a long legal battle with the UK's Competition Commission...

Qatar Holding acquires 20% stake in BAA
20 August 2012 Qatar Holding has signed an agreement with Spanish infrastructure firm Ferrovial to spend $1.4bn on a 20% stake in BAA, which operates London's Heathrow and Stansted airports, Scotland's...

Passenger traffic rises in Asia-Pacific and Middle East airports
20 August 2012 Passenger traffic at airports in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions increased 8.5% and 13.2% respectively during the first half (H1) of 2012 in comparison with the same period in...

CAAS deploys Comsoft’s AIDA-FPL flight plan convertor
17 August 2012 The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has successfully installed Comsoft's AIDA-FPL flight plan convertor, in a move to comply with the International Civil Aviation Organisation's...

ADP passenger traffic declines in July
17 August 2012 Passenger traffic at Aéroports de Paris (ADP)-operated airports in France declined 0.4% to 8.9 million passengers in July 2012 when compared to the same month in...

Passenger traffic at Vienna Airport rose 1.8% in July
16 August 2012 Vienna International Airport in Austria reported a 1.8% rise in passenger traffic during July 2012, registering figures of 2.19...

Passur to incorporate ADS-B into its Integrated Traffic Management Platform
16 August 2012 Passur Aerospace is set to incorporate automatic dependent surveillance - broadcast (ADS-B) into its Passur integrated traffic management (PITM)...

Luton Airport expansion plans to be submitted later this year
15 August 2012 Luton Airport owner London Luton Airport (LLAL) and the Abertis-run London Luton Airport Operations (LLAOL) are planning to submit a combined capacity expansion plan for the airport in autumn...

London Olympics had negative effect on BAA airport traffic in July 2012
15 August 2012 Spanish-owned airport operator BAA reported a 4.1% decline in passenger traffic at its five UK airports to 9.6m during July 2012, with fewer Brits flying...

Crisplant completes baggage handling project at Copenhagen Airport
14 August 2012 Denmark-based Crisplant has completed its DKK50m ($8.26m) baggage handling project at Copenhagen International...

Aecom secures Abu Dhabi Airport construction management contract
14 August 2012 Aecom Technology has received a $85m contract to provide construction management services for the new Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC) at Abu Dhabi International Airport (ADIA) in...

Frankfurt Airport reports 3.7% rise in July passenger traffic
13 August 2012 Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany has reported 3.7% rise in passenger traffic to almost 5.8 million passengers in July 2012, when compared to the same month in...

Arbatec consortium close to secure $1.1bn loan for Abu Dhabi airport project
13 August 2012 Arbatec, the consortium responsible for the construction of Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) at Abu Dhabi International airport (ADI), is close to sign a $1.1bn financing deal for the...

Mexico's OMA reports 9.6% rise in July passenger traffic
10 August 2012 Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) reported 9.6% rise in passenger traffic at its 13 airports to 1,286,487 passengers compared to 1,174,247 passengers during...

Vote now in the Future Airport Awards 2012
10 August 2012 Friday 17th August will be your last chance to vote in this year's Future Airport...

Passenger traffic at Taiwan airports rose 12.4% during H1 2012
10 August 2012 Passenger traffic at Taiwanese airports has increased by 12.4% to 22.13 million during the initial six months of 2012 (H1), marking a ten-year high, according to statistics from Taiwan’s...

FAA suspends reverse traffic operations at US airports
09 August 2012 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has temporarily suspended opposite direction operations at US airports, following a recent incident where three US Airways flights nearly collided...

Miami International Airport awards surveillance system upgrade contract to GTSI
09 August 2012 GTSI has received a contract from the Miami International Airport (MIA) to upgrade its surveillance systems and supporting...

ARINC launches upgraded microFIDS Plus flight information system
08 August 2012 ARINC Managed Services (AMS) has launched its microFIDS Plus flight information system, an upgraded version of...

European airports report 2.3% rise in passenger traffic during first half of 2012
08 August 2012 European airports reported a 2.3% rise in passenger traffic during the first six months (H1) of 2012, according to the latest ACI Europe...

Turkey to float tender for third airport in Istanbul
07 August 2012 Turkey is planning to invite a tender for a third airport in Istanbul later this month, following final approval from the country's planning committee...

Corpus Christi Airport in Texas to redesign runway
07 August 2012 Corpus Christi International Airport (CCIA) in Texas, US, is planning to redesign its runway to reduce traffic and eliminate safety...

IATA reports rise in June passenger traffic
06 August 2012 Global passenger traffic registered a 6.2% rise in June 2012, despite economic uncertainty according to the International Air Transport Association...

Colombia's El Dorado airport’s international terminal to open in December
06 August 2012 The new international terminal at El Dorado Airport in Bogotá, Colombia, is open fully by December 2012, according to Zyscovich Architects the company responsible for the...

EL AL Airlines buys Morpho Detection’s CTX 5800 EDS baggage screeners
03 August 2012 EL AL Airlines has purchased two Morpho Detection CTX 5800 explosives detection system (EDS) to screen hold baggage at two...

Cisco, EMC and VMware virtualisation technology to improve efficiency at Brisbane airport
03 August 2012 The operator of Brisbane Airport in Australia has selected a new virtualisation technology from Cisco, EMC and VMware to build a private cloud-computing environment to enhance business agility...

BAA awards Heathrow airport network integration contract to Fujitsu
02 August 2012 UK airport operator BAA has selected Fujitsu as network integrator for the under-construction Terminal 2 building at Heathrow Airport in...

Majority of passengers support new security technology at UK airports
02 August 2012 A 64% majority of British passengers support the adoption of new technology at UK airports to improve security, according to a new...

Beumer and Crisplant receive baggage handling IT contract for Heathrow Airport
01 August 2012 Beumer Group UK and Crisplant have received a baggage handling IT contract from Heathrow Airport in London, as part of Heathrow's Eastern Campus Development...

Indra begins operations on two radar stations in Morocco
01 August 2012 Indra has begun operations on two radar stations in the Moroccan cities of Tangier and Casablanca to improve air traffic...

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SITA deploys self-service bag-drop system at Brisbane Airport
31 July 2012 SITA, together with BCS Group, has commenced the initial phase of deployment of a self-service bag-drop system at Brisbane Airport in...

Passenger traffic at Dubai airport rises 13.7% in H1 2012
31 July 2012 Dubai International airport in the UAE recorded a 13.7% rise in traffic to 27.9 million passengers during the first half (H1) of 2012, compared to 24.5 million passengers registered during...

GAL to provide air traffic services to RAK International airport in UAE
30 July 2012 Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) has been awarded a contract by RAK International Airport in the UAE to develop air traffic services (ATS) to enhance the operations of commercial and...

Perth Airport plans to raise $300m to fund expansion
30 July 2012 Perth International Airport in Australia has issued a $300m private placement to US investors to part-fund its $750m passenger handling capacity enhancement...

Asia-Pacific aviation partners begin CDM trial
27 July 2012 Aviation partners in the Asia-Pacific region have started a week-long trial of "Whole-of-Flight" Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) tool to improve flight...

Malpensa airport goes live with new Bluetooth passenger tracking system
27 July 2012 Italy's Milan Malpensa airport operator, SEA, has implemented a Bluetooth passenger tracking system, developed by Scottish company Amor...

Voting Now Open on the Future Airport Awards
27 July 2012 Today is your first chance to vote in this year's Future Airport Awards. Our panel of experts have spent the past few weeks considering their favourites in each of the five categories, to present...

MIA set to unveil new international arrival facility
26 July 2012 Miami International Airport in the US is planning to unveil its new $180m, three-level, 400,000ft² international arrivals facility on 31 July...

Seattle-Tacoma airport’s north satellite terminal to undergo renovation
26 July 2012 US-based Seattle-Tacoma International Airport's north satellite terminal is set to receive $230m in renovations to enhance passenger...

Comsoft to deliver ATM system to Saudi Arabia
25 July 2012 The General Authority of Civil Aviation / Air Navigation Services (GACA/ANS) of Saudi Arabia has awarded a contract to Comsoft for the delivery of its Prisma air traffic management (ATM)...

Changi airport reports 11.6% rise in passenger traffic in H1 2012
25 July 2012 Singapore Changi Airport has reported an 11.6% rise in its passenger traffic to 25 million during the first half (H1) of 2012, compared to the 22.4 million passengers recorded during H1...

HKIA passenger traffic rises 6.9% during H1 2012
24 July 2012 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) in China has reported a 6.9% year-on-year rise in passenger traffic during the first half (H1) of 2012, to 27.6 million...

Vanderlande to deliver baggage system to Brazilian airport
24 July 2012 Vanderlande Industries has received an order from Galeão International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the delivery of a new baggage handling system (BHS) to be installed at its...

Aerostar wins Luis Munoz Marin International Airport concession contract
23 July 2012 Mexican firm Aerostar Airport Holdings has been selected by the Government of Puerto Rico to operate and lease Luis Munoz Marin (LMM) International Airport in San Juan for 40 years in...

Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport to undergo $10bn revamp
23 July 2012 The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) of Taiwan is planning to invest TWD300bn ($10bn) to transform Taoyuan International Airport into an air transport hub for the...

ADP reports slight rise in June passenger traffic
20 July 2012 Passenger traffic at airports operated by Aéroports de Paris (ADP) in France increased 1% in June 2012 to 8 million passengers when compared with the corresponding period in...

Brisbane airport reports 4.6% rise in passenger traffic in 2012
20 July 2012 Brisbane Airport in Australia has recorded a 4.6% year-on-year rise in passenger traffic to 21 million passengers in the July 2011 to June 2012 financial year...

GE and LAN Airlines complete first RNP flight in Peru
19 July 2012 GE Aviation, in collaboration with LAN Airlines, has successfully completed the first flight with a required navigation performance (RNP) arrival procedure, instrument landing system (ILS)...

Harris delivers operational VoIP Air / Ground communication solution to NAS
19 July 2012 Harris has delivered the first operational voice over internet protocol (VoIP) radio control capability into the US National Airspace System (NAS) as an enabler for the NextGen air...

GE Aviation and AirAsia to implement RNP flight path in Malaysia
18 July 2012 GE Aviation, in collaboration with AirAsia, is implementing a network of required navigation performance authorisation required (RNP AR) flight paths at 15 airports in...

Comsoft’s new ATM surveillance system goes live at Austro Control
18 July 2012 Austrian air navigation services provider (ANSP) Austro Control has gone live with the latest version of Comsoft's air traffic management (ATM) surveillance, tracker and server, ARTAS...

Comsoft to deliver AMHS solution to Bangladesh
17 July 2012 The Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority (CAAB) has awarded a contract to Comsoft for the delivery and installation of its aeronautical message handling system (AMHS) solution for the...

Heathrow airport handles record passengers ahead of London Olympics
17 July 2012 Heathrow airport in the UK handled around 237,000 passengers on 16 July 2012, up from its average of 190,000 a day due to the influx of London 2012 Olympic Games...

ITT Exelis updates flight tracking system
16 July 2012 ITT Exelis has released a new version of its aircraft flight tracking and situational awareness system, Symphony OpsVue v. 1.8, incorporating diversion management capabilities and...

UK NATS commissions Saab Sensis’ WAM system for Edinburgh
16 July 2012 UK air navigation service provider NATS has commissioned Saab Sensis' Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system at Edinburgh airport to replace the existing Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar...

BAA passenger traffic rises in June
13 July 2012 BAA's five UK airports served 9.1 million passengers in June 2012, recording a slight increase of 0.7% when compared with the corresponding month in...

Guernsey Airport awards new radar system contract to Thales
13 July 2012 Guernsey Airport has awarded a contract to Thales UK for the delivery of its new STAR 2000 primary radar and co-mounted RSM 970S Mode S secondary radar to replace the old-fashioned Watchman-S...

Europe rolls out satellite-based aircraft navigation operation
12 July 2012 Europe has started operational service of its satellite-based aircraft navigation system, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS)....

Passenger traffic rises in Asia Pacific and Middle East airports in May
12 July 2012 Airports in the Asia Pacific region recorded a 7.1% year-on-year rise in passenger traffic in May 2012, while Middle East airports recorded an 11.5% increase in the same month, according to...

Smiths Detection receives UK airport security contracts
11 July 2012 Smiths Detection has received several UK airport security contracts, including an order to install advanced detection systems at Heathrow...

San Francisco airport breaks ground on new ATC tower
11 July 2012 San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has broken ground on a $102m NextGen-equipped air traffic control (ATC) tower, which is expected to reduce flight...

Canada’s Iqaluit airport to undergo renovation
10 July 2012 The Government of Nunavut is planning to invest between $250m and $300m to renovate the Iqaluit International Airport in Nunavut,...

Philippines begins study to expand Clark airport
10 July 2012 The Philippine Government has begun a feasibility study to expand Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) in Clark Freeport Zone, as an alternative to its earlier plan to build a...

Global air traffic to grow 5.4% during 2012
09 July 2012 Global air traffic in terms of passenger-kilometres performed (PKPs) is expected to grow 5.4% during 2012, slower than the 6.5% growth recorded in 2011, according to a report from the...

Taiwan airports report 13.9% rise in passenger traffic so far in 2012
09 July 2012 Taiwan airports have reported a 13.9% rise in passenger traffic to 18.23 million during the initial five months of...

DNA Tracker to launch new tracking system for airports
06 July 2012 DNA Tracker are set to launch a new security and surveillance system at the 2012 Farnborough Air Show in the UK that will protect airports and terminals with high passengers volume, as well...

Australia’s Broome Airport unveils new ATC tower
06 July 2012 Airservices Australia has opened a A$20m ($20.5m) high-tech air traffic control tower and aviation rescue and fire fighting facility at Broome Airport, the first of its kind in the...

Menzies Aviation deploys ARINC’s messaging platform
05 July 2012 UK-based ground and cargo handling company Menzies Aviation has signed a contract with ARINC to deploy AviNet Mail as the company's main messaging...

European air traffic shows downward trend in May
05 July 2012 Passenger traffic at European airports continued its downward trend in May, following further pressure from the Eurozone crisis, according to the latest ACI Europe...

Dubai international airport reports 10.4% rise in May passenger traffic
04 July 2012 Dubai International airport (DXB) has reported a 10.4% rise in traffic with 4.3 million passengers recorded in May...

Global air passenger traffic shows downward trend: IATA
04 July 2012 Weakening economic conditions worldwide affected air traffic during May, according to a new report from the International Air Transport Association...

Saudi Arabia signs Abdulaziz International Airport BTO contract with Tibah
03 July 2012 Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has awarded a build, transfer and operate (BTO) contract to Tibah Airport Development Company to expand the Prince Muhammad bin...

Dubai airport’s $3.2bn Concourse 3 to open in January 2013
03 July 2012 Dubai International Airport (DXB) is set to open its new $3.2bn Concourse 3 for Emirates Airlines at Terminal 3 in January...

AdP opens new S4 satellite boarding lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport
02 July 2012 Aéroports de Paris (AdP) has unveiled a new €580m S4 satellite boarding lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport's 2E...

Shanghai's Pudong airport to undergo $220m expansion this year
02 July 2012 Shanghai's Pudong International Airport is planning to invest $220m to refurbish and expand terminal...

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ADM Mozambique signs PoC with NAV Portugal to modernise air traffic control
29 June 2012 ADM Mozambique has signed a Protocol of Cooperation with NAV Portugal to modernise the air traffic control (ATC) systems at airports in the...

Smiths Detection to use Optosecurity’s screening device in its baggage scanners
29 June 2012 Smiths Detection has signed a deal with Canada-based Optosecurity to use the company's screening device in its X-ray baggage scanners, making them compatible with EU liquid explosive...

TAV-CCC-Arabtec JV to build $2.93bn midfield terminal at ADIA
28 June 2012 A joint venture (JV) of Arabtec, TAV Construction, and Consolidated Contractors Company has won a AED10.8bn ($2.93bn) contract from Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) to build the Midfield...

FAA awards WAAS safety computer development contract to Verocel
28 June 2012 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $6.2m single-source contract to Verocel to develop its next generation of safety computers to be used in the wide area augmentation...

CANSO and ACI partner to promote Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM)
27 June 2012 Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) and Airports Council International (ACI) have signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) to encourage the worldwide implementation of...

Bechtel completes $2.4bn terminal at McCarran airport
26 June 2012 Bechtel has completed construction of the $2.4bn Terminal 3 building at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas,...

Doha airport terminates fit out contract with Lindner Depa
26 June 2012 Doha International Airport in Qatar has terminated a $244.96m (AED900m) fit out contract with Lindner Depa, an interior fitting joint venture (JV) between Dubai-based Depa and German company Lindner....

Birmingham Airport to deploy Gentrack 20/20 airport management system
25 June 2012 Birmingham Airport in the UK has signed a deal to streamline its operations by deploying Gentrack's 20/20 Airport Management...

Mobile passenger services a top priority for airlines
25 June 2012 Nearly 93% of airlines consider providing mobile services for passengers a top priority IT investment over the next three years, according to a new SITA survey....

North European ANSPs form Borealis Alliance to improve efficiency
22 June 2012 Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) of nine northern European countries have entered into a commercial alliance, known as the Borealis Alliance, to reduce the cost and environmental impact...

Boeing to collaborate on ATM research in Poland
22 June 2012 Boeing will collaborate with LOT Polish Airlines, Polish government agencies and academic institutions, to develop air traffic management (ATM) research and new technologies to enhance...

Soekarno Hatta airport to commence $1.24bn expansion in July
21 June 2012 Angkasa Pura II (AP II), the operator of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Indonesia is planning to start the first phase of $1.24bn expansion in the second week of July this...

Nav Canada, Iridium partner to develop satellite-based aircraft tracking system
21 June 2012 Canadian civil air navigation service provider Nav Canada and satellite communications company Iridium are planning a new joint venture (JV) to offer a solution that will allow air...

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport plans $1.4bn terminal expansion
20 June 2012 Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in the US has unveiled a $1.4bn new terminal development plan to serve 20 million passengers per year over the next 20 years....

Saab Sensis multilateration system goes live at Dubai International Airport
20 June 2012 The Saab Sensis surface multilateration system deployed at Dubai International Airport (DXB) has begun...

Boeing and SELEX to support SESAR programme
19 June 2012 Boeing and SELEX Sistemi Integrati, a unit of Finmeccanica, have signed a collaboration agreement to support the development phase of the European air traffic modernisation programme as part of...

ICAO and ACI sign MoC to improve airport safety
19 June 2012 The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Airports Council International (ACI) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to develop a framework to ensure higher level of...

Frequentis to deliver new voice communication system to Argentinean ANSP
18 June 2012 Frequentis has received a contract from Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil Argentina (ANAC) to deliver its voice communication system (VCS) for an air traffic tower upgrade in San...

Asia-Pacific and Middle East report steady rise in April passenger traffic
18 June 2012 Asia-Pacific's top five airports reported a 9.5% rise in passenger traffic during April, while the Middle East recorded a 10% increase, according to a new report from Airport Council...

Frankfurt Airport passenger traffic rises 1.4% in May
15 June 2012 Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany has reported a 1.4% rise in passenger traffic to 5.1 million, compared to figures from...

Kuwait airport to expand its passenger handling capacity to 13 million by 2016
15 June 2012 Kuwait International airport is planning to more than double its passenger handling capacity to 13 million, from its current 5.69 million, by...

Vienna Airport reports 4.2% rise in May passenger traffic
14 June 2012 Vienna International airport in Austria reported a 4.2% rise in its passenger traffic during May 2012, up to 1,985,053, when compared to...

ISA certifies Morpho Detection’s CTX 5800 explosive detection system
14 June 2012 The Israel Security Agency (ISA) has certified Morpho Detection's CTX explosives detection system (EDS), the CTX 5800, for hold baggage screening at Israeli...

BWI airport embarks on terminal enhancement programme
13 June 2012 Baltimore / Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport in the US has broken ground on a $100m project to modernise the passenger...

China to build 70 new airports by 2015
13 June 2012 China is considering plans to build 70 new airports, increasing the country's total to more than 230 by...

Melbourne airport commences Terminal 3 renovation
12 June 2012 Virgin Australia, in collaboration with Melbourne airport, has commenced renovations at Terminal 3 as part of the airport's A$1bn ($1bn) five-year infrastructure investment...

Panama selects Thales to build new ATC centre
12 June 2012 Thales has been selected by the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama (AAC) to deliver its TopSky ATC en-route and approach management...

OMA reports May passenger traffic rise
11 June 2012 Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) has reported a 2% year-on-year rise in passenger traffic at its 13 airports during May...

Separate plans for London Luton Airport expansion merged
11 June 2012 After submitting two separate sets of proposals for the London Luton Airport development, the owner and operator have agreed to merge respective proposals for capacity...

MorphoTrust CAT/BPSS systems selected for US airport security screening programme
08 June 2012 MorphoTrust has been selected by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to supply an authentication technology / boarding pass scanning system (CAT/BPSS) to enhance screening at...

Auckland International Airport to build new domestic terminal
08 June 2012 Auckland International airport in New Zealand is planning to build a new NZ$300m ($231m) domestic terminal.Construction, which is expected to begin by the end of 2012, will be implemented in...

Saab, Avinor to trial remote air traffic service tower technology
07 June 2012 Swedish company Saab and Norway's air navigation service provider AVINOR have signed a deal to trial remote air traffic service tower technology in...

Debt crisis hits passenger traffic growth in European airports
07 June 2012 European airports reported a minimal 2% rise in passenger traffic in April 2012, which is a result of the impact of the Eurozone crisis, according to a report from...

Brazil to fund Tamale International airport expansion project
06 June 2012 The Brazilian government has agreed to finance $173.2m for the expansion of Tamale International Airport in...

CH2M HILL JV to manage Philadelphia International airport expansion programme
06 June 2012 A joint venture led by CH2M Hill has been selected by the City of Philadelphia's Division of Aviation to manage a $6.4bn capacity enhancement programme (CEP) at Philadelphia International Airport,...

Suvarnabhumi airport to undergo $1.9bn expansion
01 June 2012 Airports of Thailand (AOT) is planning to invest $1.9bn over the next five years to expand Suvarnabhumi airport by 33%, marking the beginning of its second development...

Indra to deliver new ATC consoles to Oman
01 June 2012 Indra will provide Muscat and Salalah with new air traffic control (ATC) stations to increased air traffic...

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South Korea’s passenger traffic increases 22.6% in April
31 May 2012 South Korean international air traffic increased by 22.6% in April 2012, with just under 3.8 million...

Thales delivers TopSky ATC to Bahrain
31 May 2012 Air traffic management (ATM) solutions provider Thales has delivered a new TopSky-ATC ATM solution to the Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA), following an 18-month development...

Hong Kong International airport’s third runway project moves forward
30 May 2012 Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has submitted a project profile to the Director of Environmental Protection to move ahead with the new HK$136.2bn ($17.5bn) third runway after the proposal...

Smiths Detection unveils explosive detecting baggage scanner
30 May 2012 Smiths Detection has unveiled its new HI-SCAN 10080 XCT, a high-speed scanner that can detect explosives in...

Ukraine unveils new terminal at Boryspil International airport ahead of Euro 2012
29 May 2012 Ukraine has opened a new $600m terminal at Boryspil International Airport ahead of EURO 2012, which the country is co-hosting with...

Dubai International April passenger traffic rises 7.8%
29 May 2012 Dubai International airport (DXB) reported a 7.8% rise in its passenger traffic to 4.5 million in April 2012, compared to 4.2 million during the same period in...

CAAS and NATS to handle air traffic challenges collectively
28 May 2012 The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the UK's air navigation service provider (ANSP) NATS have signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) to deal with air traffic management...

APAC and Helios to support shared Central European airspace
28 May 2012 The air traffic management (ATM) consultancies APAC and Helios have been selected by the Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) of Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary to support the management...

Kuwait to invest $6bn on expanding airport capacity
25 May 2012 The Kuwait government is planning to invest $6bn to allow the country's airports to handle 13 million passengers by...

Unisys’ home-printed bag tags to cut check in time at Billund Airport
25 May 2012 Unisys has implemented home-printed bag tag solutions at Denmark's Billund Airport, which will further streamline the airport's check-in process for international...

Toulouse-Blagnac airport to trial SIM-based NFC check-ins
24 May 2012 Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France is planning to trial a SIM-based near field communication (NFC) system that will allow passengers to pass through the airport's check-in counters, controls...

Jakarta Airport's new ATC backup system to be operational by July
24 May 2012 Comsoft's Prisma air traffic control (ATC) backup system, installed at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, is scheduled to be operational by July 2012, following...

Baku Heydar Aliyev airport gears up for Eurovision song contest traffic
23 May 2012 Vanderlande Industries has signed a deal with Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) to deliver a new baggage handling system (BHS) to Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, Azerbaijan, in time for...

LAX to redesign Bradley Terminal's baggage system
23 May 2012 Fentress Architects has secured additional funding of $23m from the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners to redesign the new baggage screening system at Tom Bradley international...

Gulf airport contracts reached $2bn in first five months of 2012
22 May 2012 Airport contracts in the Gulf region reached $2bn in the initial five months of 2012, according to new research by business intelligence group...

Hong Kong airport reports rise in April passenger traffic
22 May 2012 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has reported a rise in both passenger traffic and aircraft movements in April 2012, with rises of 7.8% and 4.8%...

Berlin airport opening delayed to March 2013 over fire safety issues
21 May 2012 The opening of Berlin's long-awaited €2.5bn ($3.2bn) Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport has been delayed to 17 March 2013, over unresolved fire safety...

April passenger traffic up at Muscat and Salalah airports
21 May 2012 Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport in Oman reported a rise in passenger traffic in April...

TSA to begin inbound international cargo screenings in December
18 May 2012 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that passenger air carriers must undergo 100% inbound cargo screenings on international flights, beginning 3 December...

Atlanta airport opens new $1.4bn international terminal
18 May 2012 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia, US, has unveiled the new $1.4bn Maynard H Jackson Jr International Terminal, built to handle increasing passenger traffic at the...

FAA to impose tougher penalties for pointing lasers at pilots
17 May 2012 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will impose tougher civil penalties against individuals who point laser devices at aircrafts, which may cause temporary blindness to pilots,...

Dublin Airport to introduce new security checks for EU flights
17 May 2012 Dublin Airport in Ireland is planning to introduce new security measures for passengers departing from the airport to other European Union (EU)...

AAI to install Gagan navigation system in all airports by next year
16 May 2012 The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to install a GPS-aided geo augmented navigation system (Gagan) at all airports in the country by June...

Asia-Pacific airports record 10.8% rise in March passenger traffic
16 May 2012 Airports in the Asia-Pacific region recorded a 10.8% rise in passenger traffic in March 2012, according to a report from Airport Council International...

US report finds airports authority rife with mismanagement
16 May 2012 The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has been accused of mismanagement and a lack of transparency by the US Department of Transportation's (USDOT) inspector...

New EURO 2012 terminal opens at Ukraine's Sergei Prokofiev International Airport
15 May 2012 A new passenger terminal has been opened at Sergei Prokofiev International Airport in Donetsk, Ukraine, to cater for increased passenger numbers expected during UEFA EURO...

Sweden trials GPS-based air navigation system
15 May 2012 The Swedish Civil Aviation Administration (LFV) is trialling a GPS-based required navigation performance-authorisation required (RNP-AR) technology to help optimise flight paths and reduce...

BAA's airports handle nine million passengers in April
14 May 2012 BAA has reported its airports handled around 9.1 million passengers in April 2012, recording a slight rise of 0.1% when compared to the corresponding period in...

Vnukovo-Invest to build second runway at Russia’s Domodedovo airport
14 May 2012 Vnukovo-Invest, a co-owner of Vnukovo airport in Moscow, Russia, has offered to build a RUB27bn ($893.1m) second runway at Domodedovo...

ITT, GE to develop NextGen procedures for FAA
11 May 2012 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $2.77m joint contract to ITT Exelis and GE's Naverus for the development of NextGen satellite-based procedures for aircraft...

Vanderlande to upgrade baggage screening system at San Francisco Airport
11 May 2012 Automated baggage handling, material handling and distribution systems supplier, Vanderlande Industries has received a $64m contract from San Francisco International Airport (SFO), US, to...

Jacobs wins Gatwick Airport contract
10 May 2012 Jacobs Engineering Group has secured a four-year framework contract from Gatwick Airport (GAL) in the UK to provide support for its capital...

OMA reports 4.2% rise in April passenger traffic
10 May 2012 Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) reported a 4.3% rise in passenger traffic at its 13 airports during April...

Brazil to implement RNP flight procedures
09 May 2012 Brazil is planning to implement the country's first Required Navigation Performance (RNP) flight procedures, following completion of validation flight by low-cost airline...

Lufthansa Consulting to advise Infra Group on Bucharest airport project
09 May 2012 Romania-based airport owner and operator, Infra Group has appointed Lufthansa Consulting as strategic advisor to build a €200m airport in...

Sydney airport to install additional SmartGates
08 May 2012 The Australian government is planning to enhance inbound passenger processing at Sydney airport by installing additional SmartGate...

Abu Dhabi to finalise airport expansion contractor
08 May 2012 A consortium of Arabtec Holding, TAV Insaat and Consolidated Contractors Company has been selected by the Abu Dhabi government as the preferred bidder for an estimated $3bn contract to expand...

Indonesia to build new international airport
08 May 2012 Indonesia is planning to begin construction on a new international airport in Karawang, West Java, in 2015....

Dubai World Central cargo volume rises 382.2% in Q1
04 May 2012 Dubai World Central (DWC) has reported a 382% rise in cargo volumes during the first quarter of 2012, according to the quarterly traffic report by Dubai...

Heathrow fails to meet waiting target for non-EEA passengers
04 May 2012 The UK Border Force has failed to meet the 45-minute target processing time for most passengers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) at Heathrow airport, London, in April, according...

TSA test CAT/BPSS screening system at George Bush Intercontinental
03 May 2012 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will begin testing the new Credential Authentication Technology / Boarding Pass Scanning System (CAT/BPSS) at George Bush...

Charleston airport $150m terminal upgrade delayed
03 May 2012 A $150m upgrade at the Charleston International Airport in the US has been delayed after the Charleston County Aviation Authority refused to sign the...

Philadelphia airport implements new flight tracking and situational awareness systems
02 May 2012 Philadelphia International Airport in the US has begun the implementation of ITT Exelis' Symphony OpsVue flight tracking and situational awareness...

TSA begins new screening programme at Orlando airport
02 May 2012 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun a new passenger pre-screening programme to facilitate faster security checks at Orlando International...

Cincinnati airport to reopen Concourse A in mid-May
01 May 2012 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in the US will reopen its newly upgraded 16-gate Concourse A on 15 May after the facility was closed in 2010 for renovation...

Broad Group wins $300m Perth airport expansion contract
01 May 2012 Broad Group has been awarded a $300m contract by Perth International Airport in Australia, to perform expansion works at the airport's international arrivals area in Terminal...

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Bechtel completes terminal 3 construction at McCarran airport
30 April 2012 Bechtel has completed the construction of the Terminal 3 building at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas,...

Arabtec consortium closing in on $3bn Abu Dhabi airport contract
30 April 2012 A consortium led by Arabtec Holding, which includes TAV Insaat and Athens-based Consolidated Contractors (CCC), is on the verge of securing Abu Dhabi International Airport's (ADIA)...

Rohde & Schwarz delivers mobile ATC tower to Indonesia
27 April 2012 Rohde & Schwarz, based in Germany, has delivered a fully equipped R&S MX400 mobile air traffic control tower to the Indonesian air traffic control (ATC) authorities of the Directorate General...

Harris to upgrade ATC system in Dominican Republic and Uruguay
27 April 2012 Harris has received contracts to upgrade the air traffic control (ATC) systems at the airports in the Dominican Republic and...

NASA selects Saab Sensis to fine tune surface management prototype
26 April 2012 NASA has selected Saab Sensis to adapt its prototype NASA NextGen surface traffic management tools to improve throughput at capacity-constrained...

Munich airport breaks ground on €650m Terminal 2 satellite facility
26 April 2012 Munich Airport in Germany has broken ground on a new €650m satellite building at Terminal...

Kenyan airports to streamline operations
25 April 2012 Indra has received a contract from Kenyan air navigation service provider (ANSP), KAA, to provide it with the technology to modernise its terminal operations at Jomo Kenyatta, Nairobi, and...

BAA sells Edinburgh Airport to GIP
25 April 2012 UK airport operator BAA has agreed to sell Edinburgh Airport for £807.2m to US based infrastructure fund manager Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP)....

Abu Dhabi International Airport Q1 traffic rises 21%
24 April 2012 Abu Dhabi International Airport (ADIA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reported a 21% rise in passenger traffic to about 3.4 million passengers in the first quarter of 2012 when compared...

Habtoor Leighton JV wins Jeddah airport contract
24 April 2012 Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) in a joint venture with TAV and Al Rajhi has secured a SAR2.87bn ($765m) contract as part of the redevelopment of Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport in...

TSA orders 32 MDI explosives detection systems
23 April 2012 Safran group’s security unit, Morpho Detection (MDI), has received an order from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for 32 CTX 9800 DSi explosives detection systems...

Quebec City airport implements SITA management solution
23 April 2012 Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) in Canada has begun implementing the SITA Airport Management Solution to improve passenger service....

IAA orders additional explosives detection system (EDS) from Morpho
20 April 2012 Israeli Airports Authority (IAA) has placed an order with Morpho Detection (MDI), a unit of Safran group, for additional 'System of Systems' (SoS) checked baggage explosives detection system to...

Philippines to expand airport capacity
20 April 2012 The Philippines’ Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is planning to modernise airports in the country to meet rising air traffic...

Airport baggage handling improved 20.3% in 2011: SITA
19 April 2012 The delivery of checked baggage succesfully and on time improved by 20.3% in 2011 with 99.1% of checked baggage delivered promptly, according to a SITA...

Warsaw Chopin Airport to deploy Airbus ELISE simulation system
19 April 2012 Airbus has received a contract from Warsaw Chopin Airport in Poland to provide its exact landing interference simulation environment (ELISE) consulting...

ARINC to deliver passenger check-in systems to Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport
18 April 2012 Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport in Poland has selected ARINC’s vMUSE Enterprise as its common-use passenger check-in and departure...

Cassidian to deliver a radio communication system to Hambantota Airport
18 April 2012 Cassidian, the Defence & Security division of EADS has been chosen by China Harbour & Engineering Company (CHEC) of Sri Lanka to install a secure TETRA radio communication network at the...

Frankfurt Airport passenger traffic increases 3.5% in Q1
17 April 2012 Fraport’s Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany recorded a 3.5% rise in its passenger traffic during the first quarter of this year to 12.2 million passengers, while its cargo traffic fell...

Gatwick Airport reports passenger traffic rise
17 April 2012 Gatwick Airport in the UK reported a 2.172 million or 6.9% rise in passenger traffic during the year ended in 31 March 2012 serving about 33.8 million passengers....

London Gatwick airport closed after Airbus emergency landing
17 April 2012 Flights in and out of Gatwick Airport in London, UK, were suspended for nearly two hours on Monday after a Virgin A330 made an emergency landing when smoke was detected in the cabin....

Asia Pacific passenger traffic increases 7.7% in February: ACI
16 April 2012 Airports in the Asia Pacific region reported a 7.7% rise in passenger traffic in February 2012 compared to 2011, according to the Airport Council International...

Washington Dulles begins testing boarding pass scanning system
16 April 2012 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun testing new Credential Authentication Technology – Boarding Pass Scanning Systems (CAT-BPSS) to detect fake boarding passes...

BroadWorks platform to power Telekom Slovenia's IP Centrex application
13 April 2012 IP Centrex service will enable Telekom Slovenia to support integrated communications for multi-location...

BAA reports 4% rise in March passenger traffic
13 April 2012 BAA, the UK's main airport operator, has reported a 4% rise in passenger traffic in March to 8.6 million passengers compared to last...

Delta Airlines breaks ground on new terminal at LaGuardia airport
13 April 2012 Delta Airlines has broken ground on a $160m renovation and expansion project at LaGuardia airport in New York to link terminals C and...

India to invest $30bn in airport infrastructure in 10 years
12 April 2012 India will invest $30bn in the country’s airport infrastructure during the next ten years as more airports are modernised and new airports are...

SITA to deliver queue management system to US airports
12 April 2012 The US Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), have selected SITA’s queue management system to be deployed at the country’s airport checkpoints....

Vanderlande to deliver two baggage handling systems to Indonesian airports
11 April 2012 Vanderlande has received contracts to deliver automated baggage handling systems to Sepinggan International Airport and Kuala Namu Airport in Indonesia....

Nigeria trials satellite air navigation system
11 April 2012 Nigeria has completed a pilot test of new Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) as part of a program to migrate its air navigation from terrestrial to satellite-based air navigation. ...

OMA reports 7.4% rise in March passenger traffic
10 April 2012 Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) has reported that the passenger traffic at its 13 airports rose 7.4% in March this year, when compared to the corresponding...

New scanners to end liquid ban in European airports
10 April 2012 The ban on carrying liquids on planes could be lifted within a year in Europe as new scanners that can detect liquids, approved by the Department of Transport, could be installed in airports...

Alaska Airlines to trial satellite based airport landing system
05 April 2012 Alaska Airlines is planning to deploy a new satellite technology which will allow an aircraft to glide smoothly from the cruising altitude to the runway without having to circle over the...

FAA begins NextGen initiative in Houston airspace
05 April 2012 US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun the NextGen programme’s Metroplex initiative to enhance the flow of air traffic into and out of major airports in Houston....

Asia-Pacific traffic rose 5.7% in 2011: ACI
04 April 2012 Airports in the Asia Pacific region have recorded a 5.7% year on year rise in passenger traffic in 2011 to 1.43 billion passengers when compared to 2010, according to Airport Council...

International air traffic up 9.3% in February: IATA
04 April 2012 International air passenger traffic rose by 9.3% in February 2012 compared to 2011, while freight traffic recorded a 5.1% growth during the period, according to the International Air...

BAA unveils £100m redevelopment plan for Aberdeen airport
03 April 2012 BAA, the UK's main airport operator, has unveiled a £100m redevelopment plan for Aberdeen Airport to be carried out over the next 30 years....

Hitachi to deliver Change Management programme for UK NATS
03 April 2012 Hitachi Consulting UK has completed the IT groundwork for the country's National Air Traffic Services’ (NATS) Change Management programme....

Atlanta airport set to unveil $1.4bn international terminal
02 April 2012 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in US will unveil the new $1.4bn Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. International Terminal in May...

NAV CANADA expands surveillance over North Atlantic airspace
02 April 2012 Canada's Civil Aviation Navigation provider NAV CANADA has extended its surveillance by an extra 1.3 million km² over the North Atlantic, which is the busiest oceanic airspace in the...

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Northrop Grumman delivers ATC system for NATO’s Kandahar Air Base
30 March 2012 NATO Consultation, Command and Control (NATO C3) Agency has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman’s subsidiary, Park Air Systems to provide a second air traffic control (ATC) receiver site...

Stansted airport baggage handlers to strike over pay cuts
30 March 2012 Members of UK trade union GMB that are employed as baggage handlers at Stansted Airport are to go on three-day strike between Good Friday to Easter Monday over pay cuts of as much as £1,000 per...

Dubai International Airport reports 19% rise in February passenger traffic
29 March 2012 Dubai International Airport (DXB) recorded a 19% rise in its passenger traffic to 4.5 million compared to 3.83 million reported in the corresponding month in 2011....

Global passenger traffic rises 4.9% in 2011: ACI
29 March 2012 Global air passenger traffic increased by 4.9% in 2011 to 4931.2 million passengers according to a report by Airports Council...

Los Angeles International Airport opens renovated terminal
28 March 2012 Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has completed a $238m renovation of Terminal 6, as part of a $4bn airport modernisation...

Kuwait plans $2.9bn tender for second terminal at KIA
28 March 2012 The Kuwait government is preparing to launch an initial tender worth KWD 700-800m ($2.5-$2.9bn) for construction of a second terminal at Kuwait International Airport...

Queen Alia International Airport reports 22% rise in February traffic
27 March 2012 Airport International Group (AIG), the operator of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Jordan, has reported a 22% rise in passenger traffic in February 2012 to 425,000...

Smiths Detection to deliver security scanning systems to Doha Airport
27 March 2012 Smiths Detection has received a €100m contract to provide the main security scanning systems at the New Doha International Airport (NDIA) in...

ARINC, Ikusi deliver new check-in solutions to Lleida Airport in Spain
26 March 2012 ARINC and Ikusi have delivered new remotely hosted check-in and departure systems to Spain’s Lleida-Alguaire Airport....

Chinese airports report rise in 2011 passenger traffic
26 March 2012 The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has reported a 10% rise in passenger traffic in 2011 to 620.5 million when compared to the previous...

Air transport supports 56 million jobs, contributes $2.2tn globally: Report
23 March 2012 The aviation industry supports over 56 million jobs and generates about $2.2trillion in GDP globally according to a report by Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) and Oxford...

Changi Airport reports February traffic rise
23 March 2012 Singapore Changi Airport has reported an 11.2% rise in its passenger traffic in February 2012 to about to 3.77 million passengers when compared to February...

Hong Kong approves $17.5bn third runway at city airport
22 March 2012 The Hong Kong government has approved a plan to build a HK$ 136.2bn ($17.5bn) third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)....

Melbourne airport unveils $1bn Southern Precinct project plan
22 March 2012 Australia’s Melbourne Airport has unveiled a $1bn project to revamp the Southern Precinct which includes the construction of a new domestic terminal designed to handle up to 20 million...

TSA begins PreCheck operations at Washington, Chicago airports
21 March 2012 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has launched the TSA PreCheck passenger pre-screening initiative at Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) Airport and Chicago...

FAA starts NextGen initiative in Northern California airspace
21 March 2012 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began a collaborative effort with aviation partners to improve air traffic control efficiency in Northern...

Thiruvananthapuram airport to deploy new ATC system
20 March 2012 Thiruvananthapuram International Airport in Kerala, India is trialing an automated air traffic control (ATC) system, which will be operated after securing approval from the Indian...

Mott MacDonald to supervise ICT system installations at Heathrow Terminal 2
20 March 2012 British Airports Authority (BAA) has retained Mott MacDonald to provide project management and technology support for all the information and communications technology (ICT) systems for...

ADP reports rise in February passenger traffic
19 March 2012 French airport operator Aeroports de Paris (ADP) has reported a 3% rise in its passenger traffic to 6 million passengers in February this year compared to the same month in...

Smiths Detection unveils new X-ray air cargo inspection system
19 March 2012 Smiths Detection has unveiled a dual-view X-ray inspection system for screening large cargo, pallets and freight items on both passenger and cargo planes....

India to become third largest aviation market by 2020: Report
16 March 2012 India will be the world's third largest aviation market by 2020, according to a new report by CAPA, the Centre for Aviation and...

Suvarnabhumi International Airport deploys automated FOD detection system
16 March 2012 Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) in Thailand has deployed X-Sight Systems’ FODetect automated foreign object debris detection system. ...

Finavia to implement COMSOFT WAM network
15 March 2012 Finnish air navigation service provider and airport operator, Finavia, has ordered 39 Quadrant ADS-B sensors and 12 transmitters from COMSOFT to implement its Wide Area Multilateration...

Croatia shortlists preferred bidder for Zagreb airport concession
15 March 2012 A consortium comprising of France based Bouygues and Aeroports De Paris and Croatia based Viadukt has been finalised as preferred bidder for a €324m concession of Croatia's Zagreb...

Smiths Detection to supply advanced scanners to Malaysian airports
14 March 2012 Smiths Detection has received contracts from Malaysian Airports Holdings to provide advanced X-ray screening systems and explosives trace detectors to two major airports in...

BAA reports rise in February passenger traffic
14 March 2012 Passenger traffic at airports operated by BAA increased 2.5% during February this year to 7.3 million compared to 7.1 million during the corresponding month in 2011....

Aeroports de Paris acquires stake in Turkey's TAV
13 March 2012 French airport operator Aeroports de Paris (ADP) has acquired a 38% stake in Turkish operator TAV Havalimanlari Holding (TAVHL), which operates Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, for...

Indonesia to build new airport in West Java
13 March 2012 The Indonesian Transportation Ministry is planning to allocate money for Kertajati International Airport (BIK) in West Java, which is scheduled for operation in 2020 and will cost about IDR...

Indra to provide Mode S radar system to Chile
12 March 2012 The Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Chile (DGAC) has awarded a contract to Indra to provide and implement a new radar system in...

Woods Bagot to redesign Perth Airport terminals
12 March 2012 Woods Bagot has been awarded a contract to redesign Perth Airport's domestic and international terminals in Australia as part of a three-year, A$700m project to boost passenger...

Cassidian unveils airport surveillance radar
09 March 2012 Cassidian unveiled the Airport Surveillance Radar, Next Generation (ASR-NG) system at the ATC Global exhibition in Amsterdam, Netherlands....

Balfour Beatty wins Hong Kong airport development contract
09 March 2012 Balfour Beatty's Hong Kong joint venture company Gammon Construction has secured a £507m contract for a midfield concourse development at Hong Kong International Airport...

Saab Sensis to provide enhanced Aerobahn system at JFK International Airport
08 March 2012 Saab Sensis has been selected by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) in the US to enhance the existing Aerobahn airport surface management system and improve departure...

SITA to upgrade air to ground radio network of AENA
08 March 2012 SITA has been selected by Spanish air traffic controller Entidad Pública Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA) to upgrade its air to ground radio network to comply with...

Raytheon unveils mobile air traffic control system
07 March 2012 Raytheon has unveiled a new mobile air traffic control (MATC) system at the ATC Global Exhibition and Conference held in Amsterdam, Netherlands which offers critical air traffic services when...

Philippines to upgrade security system at 45 airports
07 March 2012 The Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) will invest PHP500m ($11.65m) to upgrade security equipment at 45 airports in the country....

Thailand International Airport to install Lockheed Martin WindTracer system
06 March 2012 The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has selected Lockheed Martin’s WindTracer Doppler lidar system to be installed at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand for its...

European airports report 3.2% rise in January passenger traffic
06 March 2012 Airports Council International (ACI) Europe has reported that European airports achieved a 3.2% rise in passenger traffic in January 2012 when compared to the same month in...

Changi Airport to build bigger terminal
05 March 2012 Changi Airport Group (CAG) will close Changi Airport's budget terminal in September 2012 to replace it with a larger terminal to keep up with the growth in passenger...

Nausori Airport to undergo redevelopment
05 March 2012 Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) is planning to start a $60m redevelopment project at Nausori International Airport in Fiji in...

FAA embarks on NextGen air traffic control procedures in Charlotte, Atlanta airports
02 March 2012 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has started a collaborate effort with airports in the Atlanta and Charlotte region to make air-traffic control more efficient, help airlines...

Hong Kong airport unveils apron development plan
02 March 2012 The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has unveiled a plan to invest HK$2.2bn ($283.6m) to construct 16 aircraft parking stands at the western end of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA),...

Cavotec to provide ground support equipment to Kotoka International Airport
01 March 2012 Cavotec has won an order to supply advanced ground support equipment for Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra,...

SITA, JDA, Intelex partner to offer integrated SMS solution for US airports
01 March 2012 SITA, JDA and Intelex have come together to offer SITA Airport Safety Management, an integrated safety management system (SMS)...

February 2012

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Implant Sciences delivers QS-H150 explosives detectors to Chinese airport
29 February 2012 Implant Sciences has delivered seven Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 portable explosives trace detectors to an unnamed airport in China....

Nanchang Changbei Airport deploys HID advanced access control solutions
29 February 2012 Nanchang Changbei International Airport in China has selected HID’s networked access control solution, contactless smart cards, and readers to improve security at its new...

Muscat and Salalah airports report rise in passenger traffic
28 February 2012 Muscat Airport and Salalah Airport in Oman have reported a dramatic rise in passenger traffic in January...

Dubai International airport reports rise in January passenger traffic
28 February 2012 Dubai International Airport in the UAE has reported a 14% rise in its passenger traffic in January 2012 to 4.85 million up from 4.25 million last year, marking the largest increase in 14...

London Heathrow tops off Terminal 2
28 February 2012 London Heathrow Airport has completed the structural work of its new Terminal 2, BAA announced today at a topping out ceremony....

French consortium to expand Zagreb airport
27 February 2012 French consortium, Zagreb Airport International Company (ZAIC) has secured a concession contract from the Croatian Government to run and expand Zagreb...

China to build new airport in Beijing
27 February 2012 The Chinese Government is planning to build a new international airport in the capital Beijing at $5bn investment, which is expected to become world's largest airport in terms of passenger...

Bellingham International Airport to start terminal expansion
24 February 2012 Port of Bellingham has approved a $17m terminal expansion at Bellingham International Airport in Washington,...

Northrop EFAS completes site acceptance test at Prague Ruzyne International Airport
24 February 2012 Northrop Grumman’s Europe based air traffic management subsidiary Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems has completed the site acceptance test (SAT) of its NOVA 9000 Electronic Flight Strip...

Land Bank to fund Clark airport expansion programme
23 February 2012 Clark International Airport (CIAC) has signed a PHP1bn ($23.42m) loan facility with Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) to expand the passenger terminal and other support infrastructure at the...

SRA wins $388m FAA ETASS contract
23 February 2012 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded an engineering services contract to SRA International for its EnRoute Technical Assistance Support Services (ETASS)...

Changi airport reports 12% rise in passenger traffic in January
22 February 2012 Changi International Airport in Singapore has reported a 12.1% rise in passenger traffic to 4.24 million in January 2012 compared to 3.79 million in January...

Philippines to move ahead with Ninoy Aquino International Airport expansion
22 February 2012 The Philippine government is planning to increase passenger handling capacity at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) next year with the completion of a new terminal...

Westminster wins airport security contract in Africa
21 February 2012 Westminster Group's aviation division has received a 15-year contract to provide complete airport ground security at the main international airport of an unnamed West African nation in a deal...

Hong Kong airport reports 12.5% rise in January passenger traffic
21 February 2012 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) in China registered a 12.5% rise in its passenger traffic to 4.9 million in January 2012 compared to the corresponding month in...

ENAV and SEA agree to implement A-CDM platform at Milan airports
20 February 2012 Società Esercizi Aeroportuali (SEA), Milan airports operator and Italy's air navigation service provider ENAV have signed an agreement to implement a computer platform at Milan's airports...

Newark Liberty International Airport to add two high-speed taxiways
20 February 2012 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is planning to add two high-speed taxiways at Newark Liberty International Airport to reduce flight...

Brisbane Airport to begin parallel runway project this year
17 February 2012 Brisbane Airport (BAC) will begin the construction of its second runway from July 2012, under the $1.3bn New Parallel Runway (NPR)...

Boingo to provide Wi-Fi services at ten Portuguese airports
17 February 2012 Wi-Fi provider Boingo Wireless has won a contract from Aeroportos de Portugal (ANA) to provide passengers with Wi-Fi Internet services at the ten largest airports in...

Ukraine ANSP implements CCAMS solution
16 February 2012 Ukrainian State Air Traffic Service Enterprise (UkSATSE), Ukraine's air navigation service provider (ANSP) has become the first ANSP in the world to implement the new centralised SSR...

EIB to fund Tanzania airport expansion programme
16 February 2012 The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide €50m in long-term funding to Tanzania to carry out a revamp and expansion of five airports over the next 20...

TSA begins new screening programme at SLC airport
15 February 2012 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun the new TSA PreCheck passenger pre-screening initiative at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) to allow for faster security...

Thales to design new ATC system for Malaga Airport
15 February 2012 Thales has been awarded a contract by the Spanish public aviation body Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA) to design and implement a multilateration & ADS-B ground surveillance...

BAA airports report rise in passenger traffic
14 February 2012 BAA has announced that its airports saw a 0.5% rise in passenger traffic in January 2012 compared to January 2011, serving 7.5 million...

Schiphol supports SITA airport hub wireless services at Amsterdam airport
14 February 2012 Schiphol Telematics has installed a WiFi network at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport that connects to SITA airport hub wireless infrastructure to support the use of the company's e-Aircraft...

Spain’s Zaragoza Airport deploys Frequentis VCS backup system
13 February 2012 A new IP-based backup system has been installed to support the voice communication system (VCS) at Zaragoza Airport in...

Frankfurt Airport reports 5.5% rise in passenger traffic
13 February 2012 Fraport, the owner of Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany reported a 5.5% rise in passenger traffic in January...

TSA to expand faster screening programme to further 28 US airports
10 February 2012 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will expand its PreCheck screening programme to a further 28 airports in the US in 2012 to allow for faster security...

SITA and AOptix partner to offer automated biometric systems
10 February 2012 Air transport communications and information technology specialist SITA has partnered with AOptix Technologies to deploy automated biometric identity solutions at airports and borders to...

AAI to deploy new air surveillance technology at 14 airports
09 February 2012 The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to deploy a radar-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system at 14 airports to enhance air control across the...

Atlanta airport reports rise in smartphone self-service users
09 February 2012 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has reported that 75% of passengers used smartphone-based self-service options during the last 12 months, the highest percentage in the US....

Brazil awards three airport concessions for $14bn
08 February 2012 The Brazilian Government has raised BRL24.5bn ($14bn) by awarding concessions to operate the country's Guarulhos, Viracopos and Brasília airports in a bid to speed up investments in the run up...

NIIT deploys intelligent cargo handling system at Tan Son Nhat airport
08 February 2012 India-based IT solutions provider, NIIT Technologies has deployed a new cargo operations intelligent system (COSYS) at Vietnam's Tan Son Nhat International...

US approves $63bn for aviation programme
07 February 2012 The US House of Representatives has approved a bill to pay $63bn for Federal Aviation Administration programmes up until 2015, which will speed up the transition of air traffic control based on...

Australian airports to get advanced body scanners
07 February 2012 The Australian Government is planning to deploy new millimetre-wave body scanners across the country's international terminals from July 2012 under the A$200m Strengthening Aviation...

European airports report 7.3% rise in 2011 passenger traffic
06 February 2012 Airport Council International (ACI) Europe has reported that European airports recorded a 7.3% rise in 2011 passenger traffic to over 100 million when compared to the previous...

TSA to install explosives detection systems at four US airports
06 February 2012 Morpho Detection (MDI), Safran Group's security unit has won a $17m contract from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to supply its CTX 9800 DSi and CTX 9400 DSi...

ADAC receives approval for midfield terminal at Abu Dhabi airport
03 February 2012 The Abu Dhabi Government has approved the construction of the new Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC) at Abu Dhabi International Airport (ADIA), UAE, which will serve as a primary gateway for...

SITA to provide passenger processing technology at San Diego airport
03 February 2012 SITA has been awarded a multi-year contract by San Diego International Airport in the US to provide the passenger processing technology supporting the airport's $1bn Green Build...

Soekarno-Hatta Airport gets biometric ePassport immigration system
02 February 2012 BIO-key International and Oakwell Engineering have deployed a biometric ePassport immigration system to modernise passenger security at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in...

Dubai airports report rise in 2011 cargo volume
02 February 2012 Dubai Airports, the owner of Dubai International and the new Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport handled 2.3 million tonnes of cargo in...

Reveal CT-800 passenger scanner completes liquid detection test
01 February 2012 Reveal Imaging, a Science Applications International (SAIC) subsidiary has completed testing on its new reveal dual-energy CT-800 scanner to screen and detect liquids contained inside...

DFS to deploy Frequentis Divos 3 log multimedia recorder in German ATMs
01 February 2012 German based air navigation service provider (ANSP) Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) will deploy Frequentis DIVOS 3 log virtual server recording system at its area control centres (ACC) to...

January 2012

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Malaysian airports report rise in passenger traffic in 2011
31 January 2012 Malaysia's airports reported a 10.63% rise in passenger traffic to 65.3 million in 2011 compared to 59 million passengers reported in...

Airbus ProSky unveils new airport surface management system
31 January 2012 Airbus Prosky, an Airbus subsidiary has unveiled a new airport surface management system (SMAN) that will provide airports with eco-efficient ground...

Crisplant to deploy PSI baggage handling control systems at Dusseldorf Airport
30 January 2012 PSI Logistics, a subsidiary of PSI, has secured an order from Danish company Crisplant, a BEUMER Group subsidiary, to deliver its PSIairport/baggage handling system (BHS) as well as the...

US TSA to deploy advanced imaging units in 25 airports
30 January 2012 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is planning to deploy advanced imaging technology (AIT) units equipped with the new automated target recognition (ATR) software to 25 airports...

Three US companies win FAA EnRoute support contracts
27 January 2012 US-based Human Solutions, SRA International and TASC have won the EnRoute Technical Assistance Support Services (ETASS) contracts from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to rebuild the...

Abu Dhabi International Airport reports 13.9% rise in passenger traffic in 2011
27 January 2012 Abu Dhabi International Airport (ADIA) in the UAE reported a 13.9% increase in passenger traffic to 12.4 million in...

Aberdeen Airport reveals terminal expansion plan
26 January 2012 British Airport Authority (BAA), operator of Aberdeen Airport in Scotland, is to spend £45m on a major revamp over the next ten years to enhance passenger facilities and...

Hong Kong reports 5.5% rise in passenger traffic
26 January 2012 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded a 5.9% rise in passenger traffic to 53.9 million in...

Work starts on Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport runway expansion
25 January 2012 Work has begun on a $791m South Runway Expansion project at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Broward County, Florida, US, in order to reduce flight delays and meet rising...

Thales to supply air navigation systems to Mexico
25 January 2012 Thales has been selected by Mexican air navigation service provider SENEAM to provide technology for its air navigation renovation programme....

George Bush airport terminal redevelopment begins
24 January 2012 Houston Airport System, in a joint venture with United Continental Holdings, has broken ground on the $160m phase I development of George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Texas,...

SITA unveils mobile NFC concept for smoother air travel
24 January 2012 SITA Lab and its communications service partner Orange Business Services have unveiled a new check-in concept that uses near-field communication (NFC) chip inside smartphones to help...

Jeju airport renovation to complete this year
23 January 2012 The $284m renovation of Jeju International Airport in South Korea will finish this year....

Heathrow airport to build new terminal for London 2012 Games
23 January 2012 The British Airports Authority (BAA), which operates Heathrow Airport, is to build a temporary terminal for departing athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games in...

UK Government considers Thames Estuary airport plan
20 January 2012 The UK Government is to hold a formal consultation on the future of aviation in the country, including an assessment of plans to build a £50bn airport in the Thames Estuary instead of...

US Airways to use Saab Sensis surface management system
20 January 2012 US Airways has chosen Saab Sensis's Aerobahn airport surface management system for deployment at its three hub airports of Charlotte-Douglas, Philadelphia and Phoenix Sky Harbor...

Salt Lake City airport to undergo $1.8bn renovation
19 January 2012 Salt Lake City is to invest $1.8bn in completely rebuilding Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah, US, to address seismic risks and accommodate passenger...

Mobile boarding passes prove popular at Frankfurt airport
19 January 2012 Frankfurt International Airport in Germany has seen a 37% rise in passengers using mobile-boarding passes, according to a new survey by...

London Luton Airport to expand capacity
18 January 2012 The UK's London Luton Airport will increase its passenger capacity to 18 million passengers a year by 2020, a 57% increase....

PPL to upgrade Warsaw Chopin passenger terminal
18 January 2012 Polish Airports State Enterprise (PPL), which manages Warsaw Chopin International Airport in Poland, is to reconstruct the old part of the airport's main passenger terminal at a cost of zl300m...

UAE airports record 7.6% rise in air traffic during 2011
17 January 2012 Air traffic at UAE airports increased by 7.6% year-on-year during 2011 to 683,389, according to the latest figures by the Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation (SZAN) Centre....

Passenger traffic rises at Budapest airport
17 January 2012 Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest, Hungary, reported a 8.9% rise in international passenger traffic during 2011 to 8,920,653, compared with 8.2 million passengers in 2010....

Beijing International Airport sees rise in smartphone users
16 January 2012 The number of smartphone users at Beijing International Airport in Beijing, China, has doubled in the last 12 months, thanks to the growing popularity of the internet, kiosks and mobile...

Frankfurt Airport records December 12% traffic rise
16 January 2012 Frankfurt Airport in Germany reported a 12.2% rise in passenger traffic to 4.35 million during December 2011, compared with the same month in...

Berlin Brandenburg Airport to use Arinc passenger handling systems
13 January 2012 Arinc has secured a contract for the installation of passenger check-in and departure systems at Berlin Brandenburg Airport, which is under construction in the German...

US FAA selects Saab for airport surface surveillance programme
13 January 2012 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a contract to Saab Sensis, the US subsidiary of Saab, to provide technologies for the Airport Surface Surveillance Capability...

UK CAA calls for airport capacity expansion
12 January 2012 The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has called for an expansion of the country's airports, urging the government to draw up a long-term aviation policy that includes adding a runway in...

BAA reports rise in passenger traffic in 2011
12 January 2012 Airports operator BAA has announced a 4.4% increase in passenger traffic at its six UK airports during 2011....

Soekarno-Hatta airport to undergo $1.2bn expansion
11 January 2012 Airport management PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II, operator of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, has unveiled plans for a major...

GMB calls for third Heathrow runway
11 January 2012 GMB, the UK union of airport workers has urged the government to consider building a third runway at Heathrow Airport in London and to link it to the recently approved high speed rail project...

ICAO reports 5.1% rise in passenger traffic in 2011
10 January 2012 The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has reported that about 2.7 billion passengers travelled by air in 2011, a 5.1% rise in the air passenger traffic compared with the previous...

Diosdado Macapagal International Airport reports 2011 traffic rise
10 January 2012 Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA), also known as Clark International Airport, in the Philippines has reported a 19% rise in international passengers during 2011 to...

Philippines airport to build new terminal
09 January 2012 The Philippines Government is to construct a new terminal at Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga, Philippines, so it can handle an...

Tampa airport to renovate Airside F terminal
09 January 2012 Tampa International Airport in Florida, US, is to renovate its Airside F terminal to accommodate growing passenger traffic and attract overseas...

Opening of Daniel Oduber Airport's new terminal rescheduled
06 January 2012 The new terminal opening at Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, has been rescheduled to 12 January 2012, an official...

New Phuket terminal delayed
06 January 2012 Construction of the new terminal at Phuket International Airport in Thailand will not be completed before 2015 under the airport's planned expansion, according to the airport's...

Saudi airports to use e-gate ID systems
05 January 2012 Saudi Arabia is to install e-gate systems at all its airports to improve passenger throughput and increase border control...

Arabtec wins Dubai airport terminal 2 expansion contract
05 January 2012 UAE-based Arabtec Construction has been awarded a AED561m ($152.7m) contract by Dubai Aviation City Corporation for the expansion of Dubai International...

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol traffic rises in 2011
04 January 2012 Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AAS) has reported a 10.2% rise in passenger traffic to approximately 49.8 million in 2011, compared with 45.2 million in the previous...

Obama signs bill to speed up airport screening of military staff
04 January 2012 US President Barack Obama has signed a law that will reduce security procedures for the military and their families at the country's airports within the next six months....

Ninoy Aquino terminal to undergo renovation
03 January 2012 The Philippines Government has approved a PHP1.16bn ($26m) plan to renovate Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminal 1 (NAIA-1) in Manila,...

Hong Kong Airport to gain third runway
03 January 2012 The Airport Authority of Hong Kong (AAHK) has supported the construction of a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) after a three-month public consultation on the development plan....

December 2011

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Singapore Changi Airport reports November traffic rise
23 December 2011 Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi International Airport rose by 7.4% to about 3.89 million passengers in November 2011, compared with the same month in...

King Abdul Aziz airport upgrade 90% complete
22 December 2011 The upgrade and modernisation projects at the King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah are 90% complete, according to an airport...

ARINC, Amor to offer automated wait time technology to North American airports
22 December 2011 ARINC Managed Services (AMS) has signed a strategic agreement with UK based IT specialists Amor Group to offer Amor's BLIPTrack wait time solution to North American...

New terminal breaks ground at Maldives airport
21 December 2011 The Malaysian Airports Authority (MAA) has begun building a new terminal at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, which is located at the eastern side of Hulhule' Island in the Republic of...

Kathmandu airport to use SITA AirportConnect solution
21 December 2011 Nepal's Civil Aviation Authority has signed a seven-year agreement with SITA to install its AirportConnect Open at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu to reduce check-in queues....

TAA to expand Julius Nyerere International Airport
20 December 2011 The Tanzania Airports Authority (TAA) is to construct a third terminal at Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam....

Saab Sensis to deploy WAM and PRM systems at Sydney airport
20 December 2011 Saab Sensis has secured operational certification from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia to install wide area multilateration (WAM) and precision runway monitoring (PRM) systems...

ERA to deliver A-SMGCS to Heydar Aliyev International Airport
19 December 2011 ERA has won a contract to supply an Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control system to Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku,...

Noi Bai airport installs SITA Departure Control Services
19 December 2011 Northern Airports subsidiary Hanoi Ground Services is implementing SITA Departure Control Services to help handle passengers and airlines at Noi Bai International Airport in...

TSA starts pre-screening passengers at McCarran International Airport
16 December 2011 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has started its TSA Pre intelligence driven and risk-based security initiative at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, US....

ARINC to upgrade Central Japan Airport check-in and departure systems
16 December 2011 ARINC will upgrade its iMUSE check-in and departure systems at Central Japan International Airport Centrair...

Ghana to create second international airport
15 December 2011 Ghana is to finalise the financial arrangements for upgrading Tamale Airport in a bid to create the country's second international...

Newark Liberty International Airport to undergo $42m runway upgrade
15 December 2011 The US Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has approved a plan to invest $42m in resurfacing the runway of Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey,...

Saudi Arabia to expand King Khalid International Airport
14 December 2011 Saudi Arabian officials have announced plans to expand the size of King Khalid International Airport in the capital Riyadh three-fold over the next five...

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport sees rise in self-service check-ins
14 December 2011 Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, saw a 65% rise in passenger self service check-ins during the last twelve months, up from 36% surveyed in 2010, due to the...

Airport Technology launches major airports survey
14 December 2011 To understand what our readers view as the most important business issues for 2012–2013, airport-technology.com is launching a major industry survey covering all its readers...

Thales to develop DSNA's future ATM system
13 December 2011 Thales has signed a framework agreement and development contract with the French Air Navigation Service Provider (DSNA) for the development of the 4-FLIGHT programme....

Ibom Airport deploys bird deterring technology
13 December 2011 The Akwa Ibom International Airport, Nigeria, has deployed a cordless land air wildlife system (CLAWS), an anti-bird and wildlife technology system intended for checking the increasing threat...

Atlantic City Airport to complete expansion project by May 2012
12 December 2011 South Jersey Transportation Authority is expected to complete Atlantic City International Airport's $25m expansion project in May...

TSA urged to provide passenger advocate at US airports
12 December 2011 Two lawmakers in New York have urged the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the US to provide a passenger advocate at the country's airports to act on complaints by passengers...

Chicago-Rockford to develop 20MW solar project
09 December 2011 Rockford Solar Partners has received approval from the US Department of Energy and the Federal Aviation Administration to construct a commercial airport solar farm at Chicago-Rockford...

Melbourne Airport to embark on $300m expansion plan
09 December 2011 Melbourne Airport is to create a new terminal 4 and upgrade motorway access in an expansion project estimated to cost...

BWI Airport receives renovation approval
08 December 2011 Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport in Maryland, US, has received approval for a $100m renovation project from the State Board of Public...

Delhi airport installs aerial fire-fighting equipment
08 December 2011 Delhi International Airport Limited has installed new fire-fighting apparatus, the turntable...

Reno-Tahoe airport starts $40m renovations
07 December 2011 Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Nevada, US, has broken ground on the $40m, 17-month Gateway...

Bangalore reveals terminal 1 expansion details
07 December 2011 Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) will complete its Rs10bn ($193.66m) expansion of terminal 1 by the first quarter of...

Taiwan to launch passenger screening e-gates
06 December 2011 Taiwan will launch automated immigration gates, known as e-gates, in January 2012 at three major...

UFIS-AS and DTP to provide multi-airport operational database system to ADAC
06 December 2011 UFIS Airports Solutions (AS) and Dubai Technology Partners (DTP) have secured a contract from Abu Dhabi Airports Company to supply a multi-airport operational database and resource management...

Sydney Airport plans to renovate international and domestic terminals
05 December 2011 Sydney Airport in Australia has unveiled plans to divide its space into two airline alliance-based precincts which will combine international, domestic and regional services under a single roof...

San Francisco's terminal 2 wins LEED Gold certification
05 December 2011 San Francisco International Airport's terminal 2 has secured LEED Gold certification from the US Green Business...

FAA urges US airports to improve communications to prevent tarmac delays
02 December 2011 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has urged the country's airports and airlines to improve communications during storms to prevent tarmac...

Work begins on Manchester airport’s new air traffic control tower
02 December 2011 Construction firm Morgan Sindall has broken ground on the new £16m air traffic control tower at Manchester International Airport,...

SITA unveils web-based messaging platform for air transport industry
01 December 2011 SITA has launched a web-based version of the messaging platform Sitatex Online, an easy-to-use and cost-effective mail service designed especially for air transport industry...

Lufthansa Consulting to prepare ground-handling roadmap for Iraqi airports
01 December 2011 Lufthansa Consulting has secured a contract from the Iraqi Ministry of Transport to evaluate the ground-handling requirements of Baghdad International Airport and the airports of Basra and...

November 2011

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John Wayne Airport's terminal C revamp finishes
30 November 2011 John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, US, has opened its renovated terminal C, which was upgraded as part of a $543m improvement...

Saab Sensis to support NextGen development
30 November 2011 Saab Sensis is to provide its NextGen concepts and technologies to the Florida NextGen Test Bed (FTB) in Daytona Beach, Florida,...

Dubai Airport reports October traffic increase
30 November 2011 Dubai International Airport in the UAE has handled 4.3 million passengers during October 2011 reporting an increase of 7.3% compared to 4.01 million passengers it handled during thee...

AB Won Pat airport to install advanced imaging technology scanners
29 November 2011 AB Won Pat International Airport in Guam, US, is to get two advanced imaging technology machines from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to screen passengers boarding...

Malaysia Airports Holdings to upgrade terminal 2 baggage system
29 November 2011 Malaysia Airports Holdings (MAHB) is to upgrade the baggage system at Kuala Lumpur International Airport's new terminal 2 with an investment of MYR100m...

Dubai CAA to use Nav Canada's air traffic control information technology
28 November 2011 Dubai Civil Aviation Authority's engineering projects group has selected Nav Canada's NAVCANstrips technology to manage its critical air traffic control...

Pteris Global baggage handling system installed at Winnipeg airport
28 November 2011 Pteris Global has deployed its baggage handling system at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport's new...

Paris-Orly Airport trials automated baggage drop-off system
25 November 2011 Aeroports de Paris is trialling an automated baggage drop-off at Paris-Orly Airport, France, which can check in baggage in just 30...

Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport to unveil new terminal in 2015
25 November 2011 Aerodrom Ljubljana, operator of Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is to spend €70m on building a new terminal to cater for an expected increase in passenger traffic by May...

Glidepath to replace Penang airport’s baggage-handling system
24 November 2011 Malaysia's Penang International Airport has selected airport baggage handling and security systems provider Glidepath to expand its checked bag security...

Saudi Binladin secures funds for King Abdulaziz Airport expansion
24 November 2011 The Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) has secured a SAR8.5bn ($2.27bn) financing facility from a consortium of banks led by the Gulf International Bank (GIB) for the expansion and development of...

Vanderlande to install baggage handling system at King Abdulaziz airport
23 November 2011 Automated material handling systems developer Vanderlande Industries has secured a €125m contract to supply and install a baggage handling system at King Abdulaziz International Airport's...

Lekki-Epe International Airport to get $450m upgrade
23 November 2011 The Lagos State Government has appointed Stanbic IBTC Bank as a financial adviser for the N71.64bn ($450m) first phase of the proposed Lekki-Epe International Airport project....

Australia approves Perth Airport’s terminal 1 expansion
22 November 2011 The Australian Government has approved a $500m project to expand terminal 1 at Perth International Airport, with construction to begin in early...

CHEC to upgrade Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport
22 November 2011 The China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) has secured a $138m design and construction contract from the Government of Guyana to expand Cheddi Jagan International Airport's terminal and...

Gatwick Airport completes north terminal extension
21 November 2011 The UK's Gatwick Airport has finished a £73m project to extend its north terminal as part of its goal of handling 20 million passengers a year by...

Ninoy Aquino airport terminal renovation to start in January
21 November 2011 The Philippines Government will start a PHP1.1bn ($25m) programme to revamp Ninoy Aquino International Airport's terminal 1 in January...

FFT to install perimeter intrusion system in a Middle East airport
21 November 2011 Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) has secured a multi-million dollar contract to install fibre optic, perimeter intrusion detection systems at a civilian airport in the Middle...

Northrop Grumman installs communications system at Maastricht airport
21 November 2011 Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, a European subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, has delivered the first part of the air traffic management communications systems to Air Traffic Control...

University of Arkansas researchers develop runway anti-icing system
18 November 2011 Researchers at the University of Arkansas in the US are developing an anti-icing system that will make airport runways safer and less expensive to maintain during...

TIE-Ictas consortium wins $104m Bulgarian airports contract
18 November 2011 Bulgarian-Turkish consortium TIE-Ictas has won a BGN150m ($104m) contract from Bulgarian airport concessionaire Fraport Twin Star Airport Management to build terminals in Varna and...

Thai airports record passenger traffic rise
18 November 2011 Thailand's six main airports reported a 15.5% rise in passenger traffic to 66.3 million for the year ending in September 2011, compared with the corresponding period in...

US DOT issues first tarmac delay fine to American Eagle Airlines
18 November 2011 The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined American Eagle Airlines $900,000 for a lengthy tarmac delay at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on 29 May...

Honeywell wins Heathrow's $21.7m terminal 2 contract
17 November 2011 Honeywell has secured a $21.7m contract to provide Heathrow's new terminal 2 with an integrated fire safety, public address and voice alarm...

ADAC receives six bids to build Abu Dhabi terminal project
17 November 2011 Abu Dhabi Airports Company has received six tenders for the construction of an AED11.7bn ($3.2bn) midfield terminal building at Abu Dhabi International Airport, as part of the airport's...

EU bans airport X-ray scanners over health concerns
17 November 2011 The EU has banned airport scanners that use X-ray technology amid fears they could put travellers' health and safety at...

UK Met Office launches weather service system for airport operators
17 November 2011 The UK Met Office has unveiled a new weather-based resource planning system, Weather Windows, to enable airports to plan tasks such as airport maintenance up to 15 days in...

Saab Sensis to provide ATM sensor system to Kyrgyz Republic
16 November 2011 Saab Sensis Wide Area Multilateration has secured a contract from the US Air Force Electronic System Center to provide an air traffic control sensor solution that will modernise air...

Raytheon to provide ATM system to Al Maktoum airport
16 November 2011 Raytheon Company is to install its next-generation air traffic management system, AutoTrac III (AT3), at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai,...

Queen Alia airport to double passenger capacity
16 November 2011 Jordan is to build a new terminal at Queen Alia International Airport in order to double its annual passenger...

Aeroports de Paris records October passenger traffic rise
16 November 2011 Aeroports de Paris has reported a 2.2% rise in passenger traffic to 7.6 million during October 2011, compared with the corresponding month in...

Cassidian to install digital radio system at Berlin Brandenburg airport
15 November 2011 Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt, in Berlin, Germany, has selected Cassidian to extend its Tetrapol digital radio network to cover its outside...

BAA records decline in October passenger traffic
15 November 2011 Passenger traffic at BAA's six UK airports fell by 1.3% in October 2011, compared with the same month in...

Infraero starts Rio de Janeiro airport runway expansion
15 November 2011 Infraero has begun work on the runway expansion project at Rio de Janeiro/Galeao-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport in...

Port Columbus Airport installs new inline baggage system
15 November 2011 Port Columbus International Airport in Ohio, US, will complete a $35m in-line bag system by early December...

Frankfurt October passenger traffic rises
14 November 2011 Frankfurt International Airport, Germany, reported a 2.5% increase in passengers to 5.15 million for October 2011, compared with the corresponding month in...

John Wayne Airport to open Terminal C
14 November 2011 John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, US, is to open its $543m terminal...

SITA to install resource management system at Koltsovo airport
14 November 2011 Koltsovo International Airport, Russia, is to install the SITA workbridge resource management system as part of its expansion...

Uzbekistan to use Implant Sciences explosives trace detectors
14 November 2011 Implant Sciences has secured a contract from Uzbekistan to deploy its Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 handheld explosives trace detectors at the country's...

G&T installs baggage handling system at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport
11 November 2011 G&T Conveyor Company has completed the installation of an inline baggage handling system in Terminal 1 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International...

World ATC equipment market to reach $3.9bn by 2017
11 November 2011 The world air traffic control equipment market is projected to reach $3.9bn by the year 2017, according to a...

Zvartnots Airport operates new terminal
11 November 2011 Zvartnots International Airport in Armenia has opened its newly built $320m terminal to the...

OMA records rise in October traffic
11 November 2011 Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) has reported that passenger traffic at its 13 airports increased by 6.9% in October compared to the previous...

Springfield-Branson airport completes renovation
10 November 2011 Springfield-Branson National Airport in Missouri, US, has completed a $149m...

BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to be renovated
10 November 2011 Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport in the US is to undergo a $100m renovation project to transform its central...

VC Bird airport to build new terminal
10 November 2011 Antigua and Barbuda's VC Bird International Airport is to have a $47m terminal built, which will be funded by the Chinese...

Landmark seeks approval for Nepal’s second international airport
10 November 2011 Landmark Worldwide has filed an application with the Nepalese Government to build the country's second international airport at Nijgadh, in the district of...

ImageWare, GCR to provide biometric identity systems to US airports
09 November 2011 ImageWare Systems, a developer of biometric technology for security systems, is collaborating with GCR & Associates to provide secure biometric identity solutions to US...

ACI reports September passenger traffic rise
09 November 2011 The Airports Council International revealed a 4.8% rise in passenger traffic during September 2011 compared with the corresponding month in...

US TSA to install AIT machines at US airports
09 November 2011 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has revealed a plan to install millimetre wave advanced imaging technology (AIT) units at eight...

NAATC to install NAVCANatm technology
09 November 2011 The Netherlands Antilles Air Traffic Control (NAATC) is to implement NAVCAN air traffic management technology to manage critical flight data online for its daily...

Basil Read to build airport on St Helena
08 November 2011 The Government of St Helena has awarded a R2.7bn ($339.44m) contract to South Africa-based Basil Read to design, build, operate and transfer an airport on the remote island of St Helena in...

Philippines to fund Ninoy Aquino terminal renovation
08 November 2011 The Philippine Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has allocated PHP1bn ($23.34m) for the renovation of the unfinished portion of Ninoy Aquino International Airport's Terminal...

Air Traffic Control the Netherlands unveils runway incursion system
08 November 2011 Air Traffic Control the Netherlands has unveiled the Runway Incursion Alerting System Schiphol, which will help prevent aircraft collisions and improve ground...

Carlyle to bid for Edinburgh Airport
08 November 2011 A consortium led by US-based Carlyle Group is to bid for the acquisition of Edinburgh Airport in...

Vilnius Airport reports October passenger traffic rise
07 November 2011 Passenger traffic at Vilnius International Airport in Lithuania rose to 168,200 in October 2011, a 53.7% increase compared with the same period last...

First Pacific may bid for Manila airport
07 November 2011 First Pacific may bid for Manila International Airport as the Philippine Government looks to sell the facility to raise...

Los Angeles airport makes $1.6bn security improvements
07 November 2011 Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California, US, has invested $1.6bn in security improvements since 11 September 2001, according to a report by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio...

Philippines to complete Laguindingan airport by 2012
07 November 2011 The Philippines has completed approximately 80% of the development of the Laguindingan International Airport project, which is expected to start operations during the second quarter of...

Abu Dhabi airport terminal refurbishment completed
04 November 2011 Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has completed the refurbishment and upgrading works of terminal 1 of Abu Dhabi International Airport in the...

Foster + Partners unveils Thames airport plans
04 November 2011 Foster + Partners has unveiled plans to create a new £50bn international airport at the Thames Estuary in the...

Implant Sciences, TSL sign research agreement for detection technology
04 November 2011 Implant Sciences has signed a cooperative R&D agreement with Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) to optimise its QS-B220 detection technology, which can deployed for airport...

Peru’s passenger traffic increases
04 November 2011 Peru's passenger traffic rose to 293,759 from January to September 2011, a 16.12% increase on the figure for the corresponding period in 2010, according to the country's Directorate General...

Nigeria to modernise airports
03 November 2011 The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is to invest N19bn ($117.29m) in modernising the country's...

Guernsey Airport awards runway expansion project
03 November 2011 Guernsey Airport has awarded a £55m runway contract to Lagan Construction as part of its redevelopment...

Kuala Lumpur baggage handling system almost complete
03 November 2011 Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Malaysia has completed 90% of the installation of a baggage handling system at KL...

Kansas City air passenger traffic rises
03 November 2011 Passenger volumes at Kansas City International Airport (KCI) in Missouri, US, rose to 3,797,141 during the year to date, a 2.2% rise on the figure for the corresponding period in...

Deripaska, Sberbank, Changi to form Russian airport JV
02 November 2011 Russia-based Basic Element, OAO Sberbank and Singapore's Changi Airports International are planning to form a joint venture to manage airports in southern Russia....

Qatar to install more e-gates at Doha Airport
02 November 2011 The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is planning to install more e-gates at New Doha International Airport as part of a $15bn development which is expected to be operational in 2012....

Saskatoon Airport to double terminal size
02 November 2011 The Saskatoon Airport Authority (SAA) in Canada has approved a $53m plan to double the size of the airport...

IATA reports September passenger traffic rise
02 November 2011 Global passenger traffic rose by 5.6% during September 2011 compared to the corresponding month in 2010 and recorded a 4.6% year-on-year rise over August 2011, according to the International...

TAV-led consortium signs $1.5bn Medina airport contract
01 November 2011 TAV Airports Holding, in a consortium with Al Rajhi Holding Group and Saudi Oger, has signed a $1.5bn deal with Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation to enhance the capacity...

Skanska, Moss to expand Greenville-Spartanburg airport
01 November 2011 The Skanska USA and Moss & Associates joint venture has won a $80m contract to expand and renovate Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in South Carolina,...

NTA secures bank facilities for airport expansion projects
01 November 2011 Northern Territory Airports (NTA), operator of Darwin International and Alice Springs airports, has secured a $350m bank facility from Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, National...

Muscat airport records passenger traffic rise
01 November 2011 Passenger traffic at Muscat International Airport in Oman rose to 4,794,152 during the first nine months of 2011, a 14% rise on the figure for the corresponding period in...

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BAA reports rise in passenger traffic
31 October 2011 BAA, the operator of two London airports, has reported a 4.3% rise in passenger traffic to 66.7 million during the first nine months of 2011 compared with the corresponding period in...

Sabre to provide airport data intelligence solution to Airbus
31 October 2011 Airbus has selected Sabre Airline Solutions' Sabre Airport Data Intelligence product to provide information on passenger traffic, schedules and fare...

Nashville Airport to open new rental car facility
31 October 2011 The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority has completed a $70m, 1.2 million ft² rental car facility at Nashville International Airport in Tennessee,...

HITT to install guidance and controls at Azerbaijan and Norway airports
31 October 2011 HITT has secured two orders, from Era and Oslo Lufthavn, to install systems at Azerbaijan's international airport and Oslo Gardermoen airport in...

Triacta Construction to build Bauchi airport runway
28 October 2011 The government of the Nigerian state of Bauchi has signed a N7.9bn ($50.25m) contract with Triacta Construction Company (TCC) to build a 3.4km runway at Bauchi International...

Nav Canada to install surface surveillance system at Calgary airport
28 October 2011 Air navigation service provider NAV CANADA has selected Saab Sensis' airport surface surveillance technology, Multilateration System, to be installed at Calgary International...

Traffic rises at Abu Dhabi airport
28 October 2011 Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport, UAE, rose to 1,086,348 during September 2011, a 17.1% year-on-year increase, according to airport operator Abu Dhabi Airports Company....

Noblis secures ECSS contract from FAA
28 October 2011 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $350m Enterprise Communications Support Services contract to Noblis and Flatirons Solutions to transform the National Airspace System...

SELEX Systems secures radar technology contract for Bristol Airport
27 October 2011 SELEX Systems Integration has secured a contract to install its primary radar system, the ATCR 33 radar, to provide radar approach as part of the expansion of Bristol Airport,...

Northrop Grumman's real-time collaboration technology wins award
27 October 2011 Northrop Grumman's European-based airport systems group has won an innovation award for airport real-time collaboration (ARC) technology at Inter Airport Europe 2011 in Munich,...

Iraq to carry out $50bn airport development projects
27 October 2011 Iraq is to spend $50bn on airport development projects over the next few years to enhance the nation's airport...

Changi airport reports September traffic rise
27 October 2011 Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi International Airport rose by 12.5% to 3.82 million in September 2011 compared with September...

Muscat airport to install Kone people-mover systems
26 October 2011 Muscat International Airport in Oman is to install 39 people-mover systems, called Autowalks, for the redevelopment of its passenger...

Hong Kong airport records September traffic rise
26 October 2011 Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport rose to 4.3 million in September 2011, an increase of 5.4% on the corresponding month in...

Brazil to invest $4.24bn on airport renovations
26 October 2011 The Brazilian Government is to spend R$7.5bn ($4.24bn) on revamping and modernising its airports ahead of the FIFA World Cup in...

Fraport opens fourth runway at Frankfurt airport
26 October 2011 Airport operator Fraport has opened a 2.8km fourth runway north-west of Frankfurt International Airport, Germany, built at a cost of...

Thales to modernise six ATC centres in Africa
25 October 2011 The Agency for Air Navigation Security in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) has selected Thales to modernise and harmonise its air traffic control centres in Senegal, Congo, Niger, Ivory Coast,...

Dublin airport reports September passenger traffic decline
25 October 2011 Dublin International Airport in Ireland recorded 1.7 million passengers for September 2011, a 3% decline on the corresponding month for...

FAA opens new ATC tower at Memphis airport
25 October 2011 The US Federal Aviation Administration has unveiled a $72.6m air traffic control tower and radar approach control at Memphis International Airport,...

Construction begins on Xiamen Gaoqi airport’s new terminal
25 October 2011 Building work has started on Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport's new CNY4.17bn ($653m) terminal in the city of Xiamen,...

ThyssenKrupp to supply boarding systems to China and Colombia
24 October 2011 ThyssenKrupp Elevator has won two contracts to supply passenger boarding bridges, escalators and moving walks to Kunming Changshui International Airport in China and Bogota Eldorado...

Hong Kong terminal to install cargo management system
24 October 2011 Hong Kong International Airport is to install a new cargo management system from 1 December 2011 at its Hactl SuperTerminal...

Vanderlande installs baggage handling system at Sacramento airport
24 October 2011 Vanderlande Industries has completed the installation of a baggage handling system at terminal B of Sacramento International Airport in California,...

ARINC and Verizon to offer cloud-based solution to airports
24 October 2011 ARINC has signed a five-year agreement with Verizon Communications to offer a new cloud-based solution to support passenger terminals....

BAA to sell Edinburgh airport
21 October 2011 UK airport operator BAA is to sell Edinburgh Airport in Scotland for £500m after the UK Competition Commission ordered it to sell either the Glasgow or Edinburgh...

Gatwick Airport installs AOptix iris recognition security solution
21 October 2011 AOptix Technologies and Human Recognition Systems (HRS) have deployed the AOptix InSight VM iris recognition system into 34 automated e-gates at Gatwick Airport's south...

Jeppensen unveils web-based airport runway analysis service
21 October 2011 Jeppesen, a unit of Boeing Flight Services, has introduced a new web-based runway analysis service to provide operators with flight-critical airport, runway and aircraft performance...

NIB funds Oslo Airport Gardermoen expansion
21 October 2011 Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed to provide a €192m loan to expand Oslo Airport Gardermoen in...

Searidge to install surface surveillance systems at Seattle-Tacoma
20 October 2011 Searidge Technologies has secured a contract from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to install intelligent video platform IntelliDAR at Seattle Tacoma International Airport...

FAA breaks ground on Cleveland Hopkins airport control tower
20 October 2011 The US Federal Aviation Administration has broken ground on a $69m air traffic control tower and terminal radar approach control facility at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Ohio,...

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport secures grant for new bag-handling systems
20 October 2011 Broward County Aviation Department has secured a grant of $59m from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for a new in-line baggage system for terminals 2, 3 and 4 at...

Northrop Grumman enhances airport real-time collaboration portfolio
20 October 2011 Northrop Grumman has enhanced its Airport Realtime Collaboration (ARC) portfolio by adding passenger flow forecasting and queue time management...

India to undergo country-wide radar integration project
19 October 2011 The Airports Authority of India is to integrate radars located at various parts of the country as part of a plan to improve air...

Miami Airport to test new baggage handling system
19 October 2011 Miami International Airport in Florida, US, is to test a $212m new baggage handling system, built by Siemens Mobility and...

Eurocontrol installs Comsoft's ECG technology
19 October 2011 Eurocontrol has replaced its AFTN / CIDIN system for the Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) with Comsoft's European ATM Communication Gateway (ECG)...

Muscat airport starts passenger terminal project work
19 October 2011 Muscat International Airport in Oman has started the construction of a new passenger terminal...

AOptix, Emaratech unveil Iris e-Gate system
18 October 2011 Biometrics technology provider AOptix Technologies has formed a strategic partnership with Emaratech, a provider of smart and electronic border control gates at UAE airports, to provide iris...

Spain delays airports privatisation bidding process
18 October 2011 Spain has delayed the privatisation of Madrid and Barcelona airports by three months to allow more time for bidders to secure...

Brazil sets minimum bids for airport concessions
18 October 2011 The National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil has set minimum bids for the rights to renovate and operate three of the country's largest...

Fraport records September passenger traffic rise
18 October 2011 Fraport, operator of Frankfurt International Airport, Germany, recorded a 4% year-on-year increase in passenger traffic to 5.3 million for September...

OMA records rise in September traffic
17 October 2011 Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) reported a 10.2% increase in passenger traffic at its 13 airports during September 2011 compared with the corresponding month...

Aircraft tracking technology installed at Nnamdi Azikiwe airport
17 October 2011 The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has installed aircraft tracking technology at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Nigeria, to provide real-time tracking of all aircraft in the...

Avery Dennison to provide RFID baggage tags to McCarran airport
17 October 2011 Avery Dennison and partner Print-O-Tape have won a three-year contract from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, US, to supply radio frequency identification (RFID) tags for its...

SITA opens air transport command centre in Singapore
17 October 2011 SITA has launched a global command centre in Singapore for the proactive monitoring and management of its communication and IT solutions used by global airlines and airports in a bid to...

Tagsys, ICM Airport Technics to develop bag-drop systems
14 October 2011 Tagsys and ICM Airport Technics have formed a alliance to produce and supply bag-drop systems for the aviation...

SITA installs self-boarding gates at Vienna airport
14 October 2011 Air transport IT provider SITA has secured a contract to install self-boarding gates at Vienna International Airport in Austria at the new Skylink...

BAA's UK airports record September traffic rise
14 October 2011 Passenger traffic for BAA's six UK airports in September 2011 increased to 10.8 million, a rise of 1% compared with the corresponding month in...

Gatwick Airport opens south terminal security area
14 October 2011 London's Gatwick Airport has opened a new £45m security area at its south terminal, which is expected to reduce queueing times by...

Vienna airport records September passenger traffic rise
13 October 2011 Passenger traffic at Vienna International Airport, Austria, increased by 7.7% year-on-year to stand at two million during September...

Perth airport unveils $1.25bn revamp plans
13 October 2011 Perth International Airport has revealed $1.25bn redevelopment plans as part of a major revamp of the airport before...

Denver airport to receive funds for runway and baggage system expansion
13 October 2011 Denver International Airport in Colorado, US, has secured a $37m grant from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to rehabilitate its runway...

Inframerica to complete Brazil airport construction by 2013
13 October 2011 Inframerica will complete the construction of the Sao Gonçalo do Amarante International Airport near Natal, Brazil, by December 2013 as the city gears up to host the FIFA World Cup...

Ferrovial to sell BAA stake to Alinda Capital
12 October 2011 Spanish infrastructure company Ferrovial has divested its stake in UK airport operator BAA by 5.88% to 49.99% to help reduce its...

Sacramento airport unveils new $1bn terminal
12 October 2011 Sacramento International Airport in California, US, has opened its new $1bn Terminal B, which was designed by Corgan Associates in collaboration with Fentress...

Lyngsoe Systems to install new baggage system at Copenhagen airport
12 October 2011 Lyngsoe Systems has secured a contract from Copenhagen International Airport in Denmark to provide its RFID solution to improve the airport's baggage...

NAMA boosts air safety at Aminu Kano Airport
12 October 2011 The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) will install communication equipment at the northern sector of the new Aminu Kano Airport Tower under its N400m ($2.45m) VHF Radio Project and...

New Kuwait airport terminal design unveiled
11 October 2011 Kuwait International Airport is to more than double its passenger capacity through a new terminal building, as part of the Gulf region's plans to spend $90bn on airport development by...

TSA to install advanced AIT imaging devices at US airports
11 October 2011 The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is to install millimetre wave advanced imaging technology (AIT) devices at 29 airports in the...

Sacramento airport deploys Bombardier automated people mover
11 October 2011 Sacramento International Airport in California, US, has started using the Bombardier Innovia APM 100 automated people mover (APM)...

ACI Europe reports passenger traffic rise
11 October 2011 Passenger traffic at European airports increased by 8.2% year-on-year during the first eight months of 2011, according to the Airports Council International (ACI)...

TSA tests voluntary screening programme at US airports
10 October 2011 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has began testing a voluntary passenger pre-screening initiative at four US airports to enhance...

Mexican airport operator reports September traffic rise
10 October 2011 Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste recorded an 18.4% increase in passenger traffic to 1.09 million in September 2011 compared with the same month last...

Denver airport begins south terminal construction
10 October 2011 Denver International Airport in Colorado, US, has begun preparations for the construction of its $500m south terminal redevelopment...

Boeing wins Greener Skies contract from FAA
10 October 2011 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a Greener Skies Initiative 2 contract to Boeing to maximise performance-based navigation capabilities across the...

FAA completes ASDE-X roll-out at 35 US airports
07 October 2011 The FAA has completed the deployment of Model X (ASDE-X), airport surface detection equipment used to enhance runway safety, at 35 US...

TSA to use L-3 ProVision screening systems at checkpoints
07 October 2011 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has bought 300 ProVision ATD personnel screening systems, worth a total of $44.8m, from L-3 Communications for use at aviation...

Raytheon to upgrade Kyrgyz Republic ATM systems
07 October 2011 Raytheon has secured a $24m contract to modernise air traffic management (ATM) systems throughout the Kyrgyz Republic, including the country's main international airport near capital...

ITT unveils flight tracking application for Alaska
07 October 2011 ITT has launched a web-based data visualisation application, AlaskaVue, which enhances the safety and operational efficiency of Alaskan airspace through the real-time data of flight asset...

Saab Sensis to install WAM system at Edinburgh Airport
06 October 2011 Saab subsidiary Sensis has secured a contract from NATS to install its wide area multilateration (WAM) system for the location and identification of flights in the vicinity of Edinburgh Airport...

TSA to install new document assessment tool in US
06 October 2011 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will buy 30 document-scanning systems, called Credential Authentication Technology - Boarding Pass Scanning Systems (CAT-BPSS), to...

Nav Canada to install Searidge ATC at London International Airport
06 October 2011 Nav Canada will install Searidge Technologies' ATC-Grade Video system at London International Airport, Ontario, Canada, to improve situational awareness for air traffic...

Taiwan airport invites bids for new terminal
06 October 2011 Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has invited bids for the construction of a third terminal, which will cost TWD60bn...

Iloilo airport to execute five-year infrastructure development plan
05 October 2011 Iloilo International Airport has received PHP698m ($15.96m) from The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines for a five-year development plan that will enable the airport to upgrade...

Noblis to support FAA Air Traffic Control Communications Enterprise
05 October 2011 Noblis has secured a $350m contract to support the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s Air Traffic Control Communications Enterprise as part of the FAA's Enterprise Communications...

Boeing and SELEX to collaborate on global ATM systems
05 October 2011 Boeing and SELEX Systemi Integrati of Italy have signed a memorandum of collaboration to ensure the compatibility of global air traffic management (ATM)...

ESC upgrades Iraq air traffic control system
04 October 2011 Electronic Systems Center (ESC) has delivered two new control tower systems and radar and ATC-tower simulators to Iraq to improve the country's air traffic control...

Daifuku unveils new baggage handling system
04 October 2011 Daifuku has launched its Baggage Tray System (BTS) to handle luggage at...

Airservices to upgrade Gold Coast Airport control tower
04 October 2011 Airservices has secured a contract to modernise and upgrade the control tower at Gold Coast Airport in Australia as part of an air traffic control towers and systems modernisation programme...

Mumbai airport to get new taxiway
04 October 2011 Mumbai International Airport is to start construction work for a new taxiway for its secondary runway...

CIDCO to float tender for $2bn Navi Mumbai airport in December
03 October 2011 The City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) in India is to issue a request for qualification for the Rs100bn ($2bn) Navi Mumbai International Airport project in...

SITA to upgrade Kotoka airport’s baggage and passenger management system
03 October 2011 SITA has secured a ten-year, $15m contract from Ghana Airports Company to upgrade the baggage and passenger check-in systems at Kotoka International Airport,...

Quad-City airport’s new runway to open early
03 October 2011 Quad-City International Airport in Illinois, US, will open its $34m runway on 15 October 2011, one month ahead of...

Kuwait airport to install Indra digital communications system
03 October 2011 Indra has secured a contract from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Kuwait to install an advanced controller-pilot data link communication system at Kuwait International...

September 2011

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Hochtief in final stages to sell airport assets
30 September 2011 German company Hochtief, which is majority-owned by Spanish company ACS, is in the final stages of negotiation to divest its airport assets over the coming...

Brazil seeks private investors to operate airports
30 September 2011 The Brazilian Government is seeking private investors to modernise its crowded airports ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which the country will...

FAA to part-fund $6.4bn Philadelphia airport expansion
30 September 2011 The US Federal Aviation Administration is to contribute $466.5m to the $6.4bn expansion of Philadelphia International Airport in Pennsylvania,...

Ferrovial, NATS and Saerco to manage Spanish airport control towers
30 September 2011 Spanish airport operator Aena Aeropuertos has awarded a contract to Ferrovial, NATS Holdings and Saerco to manage the control towers of 13 airports in order to cut its costs by...

AOptix unveils new face recognition technology
29 September 2011 AOptix Technologies has launched its biometric-based identity solution called InSight Duo e-gates to be used at airport security checkpoints to enhance aviation...

Domodedovo Airport reveals $3.9bn investment plan
29 September 2011 Domodedovo Group, operator of Moscow Domodedovo International Airport in Russia, is to invest $3.9bn over the next ten years in expanding the airport's...

Airservices Australia to commission transportable radar
29 September 2011 Airservices Australia's has commissioned its transportable radar to provide air traffic surveillance in Queensland,...

McCarran International Airport reports August traffic rise
29 September 2011 Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, US, increased to 3,632,969 for August 2011, a 4% rise on the figure it reported for the same month last...

Ricochet to upgrade Newcastle airport recording system
28 September 2011 Technology provider Ricochet, in collaboration with ATC systems supplier Copperchase, has secured a contract to upgrade the recording and replay system at Newcastle International Airport in the...

Tanzania to expand three airports
28 September 2011 Tanzania Airports Authority (TAA) is planning to expand three medium size airports including Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika, Tabora in western Tanzania, and Bukoba on the western shores of Lake...

Passenger traffic rises at Muscat airport
28 September 2011 Passenger traffic at Muscat International Airport for August 2011 rose to 4,242,645 passengers, a 13% increase on the figure reported for same month in...

US FAA approves TF Green airport expansion
28 September 2011 The US Federal Aviation Administration has approved an Improvement Program for TF Green International Airport at Rhode Island,...

Canada to expand runways
27 September 2011 Canada is considering a plan to extend the country's airport runways to comply with the 1999 International Civil Aviation Organization's minimum 150m...

Global Infrastructure to bid for Spanish airports
27 September 2011 Global Infrastructure Partners, which owns Gatwick and London City airports, has formed a partnership with the owner of Charles de Gaulle airport and insurer Allianz to bid for Spain's Madrid...

New Indonesian airport to open in October
27 September 2011 Indonesia's air transport authorities will open Lombok International Airport (Bandara International Lombok), which is located in the province of West Nusa Tenggara, by 1 October...

Dubai Airport reports August traffic increase
27 September 2011 Dubai International Airport handled 4,019,230 passengers during August 2011, a 0.8% rise on the figure for the corresponding month in...

Myrtle Beach Airport to install new baggage screening system
26 September 2011 Myrtle Beach International Airport, which is located at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, US, has received a $6.2m grant from the US Transportation Security Authority for a new baggage screening...

Portugal seeks EIB loan for airport projects
26 September 2011 Portugal's national airport company ANA is seeking a €90m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to part-fund improvement works at seven ANA-owned airports across the...

Southwest Florida International Airport August traffic drops by 5%
26 September 2011 Southwest Florida International Airport in Florida, US, handled 420,105 passengers during August 2011, a 5.5% year-on-year drop on the previous year, while its year-to-date passenger...

New York plans Stewart International Airport runway upgrade
26 September 2011 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, US, is considering a $148m plan to rehabilitate the two runways at Stewart International...

Unisys wins Chengdu airport modernisation contract
23 September 2011 Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport has selected Unisys's China subsidiary as a systems integrator to support the airport's expansion and modernisation project, which includes work on the...

Dublin Airport installs new autopass passenger security system
23 September 2011 Ireland's Dublin International Airport has introduced Autopass, a new automated passenger screening system, at terminal...

Nashville airport completes new baggage system installation
23 September 2011 Nashville International Airport in Tennessee, US, has completed the installation of an in-line explosive detection system for screening checked...

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport begins Terminal E expansion project
23 September 2011 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has started work on the expansion of terminal E to add 54,000ft2 of landside interior terminal space as part of its $1.9bn Terminal Renewal and...

Encalso-Engevix-Kallas wins Manaus airport expansion contract
22 September 2011 Brazilian consortium Encalso-Engevix-Kallas has secured a R$344m ($193m) contract from airport authority Infraero to expand Manaus International Airport in Amazonas, Brazil. The...

Airtel ATN launches new ATN test facility in Dublin
22 September 2011 Airtel ATN, a communications software developer for the Aeronautical Telecommunications Network (ATN), has opened a test facility in Dublin, Ireland, in collaboration with ARINC. The ATN...

Changi airport reports August traffic rise
22 September 2011 Passenger traffic at Singapore's Changi International Airport rose to 3.86 million in August 2011, an increase of 11.2% on the corresponding period in 2010. So far in 2011, passenger...

Jacobs Engineering to modify Dallas airport terminal
22 September 2011 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas, US, has awarded a contract extension to Jacobs Engineering to modify the final design of passenger terminal A. Jacobs already provides...

Lubbock Airport receives federal grant for runway upgrade
21 September 2011 Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport in Texas, US, has received a grant of more than $26m from the US Federal Aviation Administration to complete the third phase of its...

Abbotsford International Airport completes $30m upgrade
21 September 2011 Abbotsford International Airport in British Columbia, Canada, has completed a $30m upgrade to double the airport's passenger capacity. Improvements made to the terminal include the...

Melbourne reports August traffic rise
21 September 2011 Total passenger traffic for Melbourne International Airport in Australia stood at 2.2 million for August 2011. International passengers rose by 11.5% year-on-year to stand at 531,842...

Los Angeles to modernise Terminal 5
21 September 2011 Los Angeles International Airport in California, US, is to spend $229m on upgrading its Terminal 5 to modernise facilities and improve customer service. The upgrade will be funded by...

Senegal secures funding for new international airport
20 September 2011 The Republic of Senegal has obtained €406m ($560m) in long-term financing from a group of banks for the construction of a new international airport. The new Aeroport International...

Cochin Airport to construct new terminal
20 September 2011 India's Cochin International Airport is seeking final clearance to build a new international terminal to expand its passenger-handling capacity. The terminal, which is expected to cost...

Heathrow Airport launches laser-guided travel pods at Terminal 5
20 September 2011 The UK's Heathrow Airport has unveiled laser-guided driverless travel pods at the Terminal 5 car park following a year-long trial. The £30m driverless vehicles can carry up to four...

Hong Kong Airport reports rise in August traffic
20 September 2011 Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) rose to five million travellers in August 2011, an increase of 6.5% on the corresponding month in 2010. Flight movements went up...

Memphis airport to undergo $52m upgrade
19 September 2011 Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority has approved $52m for new upgrade projects to be carried out at Memphis International Airport, Tennessee, US. The authority's nine contracts include a...

Logan Airport to replace old baggage screening system
19 September 2011 Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, US, is to replace its old baggage screening facility with a new $140m system so that it can process bags more efficiently. The project...

Evans Consoles to provide ATC tower console solutions to FAA
19 September 2011 Evans Consoles has secured a multi-year contract to provide customised air traffic control (ATC) tower console solutions to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The contract was...

Sacramento International Airport names terminal launch date
19 September 2011 Sacramento International Airport in California, US, will open its $1bn Terminal B on 6 October 2011. The new terminal will have 19 gates, six more than the 1960s-era terminal it replaces,...

Brazilian Court halts airport terminal construction in Sao Paulo
16 September 2011 Brazil's federal court has ordered an immediate halt to the work on a new international terminal at Guarulhos airport in Sao Paulo because airport authority Infraero had awarded the contract...

LPS awards contract for data recording system solution
16 September 2011 Slovak IT company R-SYS and SkySoft-ATM have won a contract from air traffic services provider LPS to install new operational data recording system solution at its future area control centre...

Chicago Rockford Airport reports August traffic rise
16 September 2011 Chicago Rockford International Airport in Illinois, US, has reported a 15.5% rise in passenger traffic to 11,997 passengers in August 2011 compared with the 11,593 it reported during same month...

US unveils $2bn airport infrastructure development plan
16 September 2011 The US Government has unveiled a $450bn investment plan under American Jobs Act to improve employment and the economy, including $2bn for airport infrastructure projects. According to the...

SkySoft-ATM wins data recording system contract for German airport
15 September 2011 SkySoft-ATM has secured a new ATC data recording contract from German air navigation service provider Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) to expand a new control room at Karlsruhe Airport in...

Fraport records rise in August passenger traffic
15 September 2011 Fraport, operator of Frankfurt International Airport, Germany, recorded a 2.5% year-on-year increase in passenger traffic to 5.35 million for August 2011. During the first eight months of...

APT SkiData to upgrade Edinburgh Airport car park system
15 September 2011 Edinburgh International Airport has awarded a contract to APT SkiData to replace its car parking technology infrastructure to make parking faster and more efficient for passengers. The...

Face-reading lie detectors to be tested at UK airports
15 September 2011 UK airports are to trial a new technology for lie detection based on passenger facial analysis recently shown by scientists at the universities of Bradford and Aberystwyth, UK. The...

CAA approves controlled airspace for Norwich Airport
14 September 2011 Norwich International Airport has received approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for its proposal to establish a controlled airspace structure to enhance air safety in the vicinity...

China starts construction of world's largest airport
14 September 2011 The China Civil Airport Association has begun work on a new mega-airport in Daxing, Beijing. The airport will have nine runways, of which eight will be used for civilian purposes and one...

BAA's UK airports report increase in August passenger traffic
14 September 2011 Passenger traffic at BAA's six UK airports for August 2011 increased to 10.7 million passengers, a rise of 0.2% on the figure for the same month last year. Heathrow Airport reported a 0.7%...

KAA releases tenders for new Jomo Kenyatta Airport terminal
14 September 2011 Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has issued tenders for the construction of a $500m terminal complex, Greenfield Terminal, at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. More than...

Mexico's OMA reports August traffic decrease
13 September 2011 Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) reported a 1.5% drop in passenger traffic at its 13 airports for August 2011 compared with the corresponding month in...

Lockheed Martin upgrades New York's air traffic control system
13 September 2011 Lockheed Martin has delivered software to enable the use of GPS technology within the US's second busiest airspace, the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control, to help direct air traffic. ...

Hainan Airlines, Vinci to bid for €1.5bn Hochtief airport portfolio
13 September 2011 French construction company Vinci and China's Hainan Airlines are in a race to bid for Hochtief's €1.5bn portfolio of airport stakes. The assets include Hochtief's minority stakes...

Nigeria receives 15 bids for new international airport
13 September 2011 Nigeria's airport authority has received bids from 15 national and international companies to construct an international airport in Bauchi. The 15 companies include Dantata Group of...

Lockheed Martin unveils airport landing tool
12 September 2011 Lockheed Martin has developed an automated tool for the safe separation of aircraft on the final approach to airports. The system, which will be deployed for the first time at...

TAV opens new terminal at Alexander the Great Airport
12 September 2011 TAV Airports has officially opened its new €110m passenger terminal building at Skopje Alexander the Great Airport in Macedonia following an expansion to enhance its annual capacity to...

US TSA orders 300 new scanners for US airports
12 September 2011 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has ordered 300 millimetre wave advanced imaging technology machines, at a cost of $44.8m, to further strengthen security at its airports. ...

Abu Dhabi Airport reports July traffic rise
12 September 2011 Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi international Airport in the United Arab Emirates rose by 13.3% to stand at 1.2 million passengers in July 2011 compared with the same month in 2010. ...

Amadeus, SITA to develop baggage tracking solution
09 September 2011 Travel IT company Amadeus has teamed up with airline technology company SITA to produce a system that will allow passengers to track their baggage, no matter where it is in the world, using...

ACI reports rise in July passenger traffic
09 September 2011 Worldwide passenger traffic rose by 5% in July 2011 compared with the corresponding month in 2010, according to Airports Council International (ACI). In July 2011, international...

Islamabad Airport to be operational by 2014
09 September 2011 The Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan will complete the new Islamabad International Airport by 2014. The new airport project, which is estimated to cost $400m, will comprise a...

Consortiums bid for Spanish airports
09 September 2011 Seven consortiums are in the bidding process for stakes in two major airports in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain. The sales are expected to raise more than $7.1bn, which will be used to help...

Frequentis to deliver new N-VCS system for FABEC programme
08 September 2011 DSNA, the French air navigation service provider, and EUROCONTROL's Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) have awarded a contract to Frequentis to deliver a new N-VCS voice...

BridgeNet to provide RNP visualisation at Australian airports
08 September 2011 US-based BridgeNet International, which specialises in airport environmental, airspace and procedure modelling, has won a three-year contract from Airservices Australia to use its VOLANS...

Rwanda seeks bids for airport project
08 September 2011 The Rwandan Government is seeking bids to design, build, finance, maintain and operate Bugesera International Airport under a 25-year concession agreement. The airport will be located...

Lambert-St Louis International Airport reports July traffic rise
08 September 2011 Passenger traffic at Lambert-St Louis International Airport in Missouri, US, rose by 4.1% to 1.2 million in July 2011 compared with the corresponding month in 2010. The number of...

Antigua & Barbuda airport terminal project moves forward
07 September 2011 The Government of Antigua & Barbuda has signed a deal with China to build a new airport terminal building at VC Bird International Airport. As part of the agreement, the Chinese...

FES to build new terminal at Bahamas Airport
07 September 2011 FES Construction Company has secured a $27.3m contract to build the Marsh Harbour terminal at Leonard M Thompson International Airport, Abaco, Bahamas. FES will also construct an air...

Pteris to install baggage handling system at Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport
07 September 2011 Airport logistics system provider Pteris Global has won a $5m contract from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in China to install a baggage handling system at the airport's Terminal 3. ...

Unisys to supply baggage system to Australian airports
07 September 2011 The Board of Airline Representatives Australia has signed a two-year contract extension ending in 2016 with Unisys Australia to improve the security, reliability and accuracy of baggage handling...

Heathrow Airport trials new security body scanners
06 September 2011 BAA, an operator of Heathrow Airport, is trialling new security body scanners that produce cartoon-like images of a passenger rather than a graphic image, which could mean the end of...

Spanish airports attract major bidders
06 September 2011 Spain-based Acciona and FCC are to bid for Spain's two largest airports as the country plans to divest €5.3bn of assets. In July 2011, the Spanish Government revealed its plans to...

MIT study shows benefits of surface departure metering
06 September 2011 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has released a detailed study of the fuel and carbon reduction benefits of surface departure metering at JFK International Airport, New York,...

Rockshore to install Airport-CDM technology at Rome airport
06 September 2011 Rockshore has secured a contract from ADR Group to implement the Airport-CDM technology to improve the overall efficiency of operations at Rome Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Italy. ...

Indian state starts bidding process for Navi Mumbai International Airport
05 September 2011 The government of the Indian state of Maharashtra is preparing to award a contract for the construction of the Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) project. According to a request...

Kone secures Heathrow Terminal 2 extension contract
05 September 2011 KONE has secured an order from Balfour Beatty to supply 40 elevators, 18 escalators and 12 autowalks to satellite building T2B at Heathrow Airport's new Terminal 2, which will open to passengers...

Premium passenger traffic up 5.9% in July
05 September 2011 Premium passengers rose by 5.9% for July 2011 while freight markets stagnated with a 0.4% demand decline over the previous year's levels, according to the International Air Transport Association. ...

Memphis Airport to install in-line baggage scanning system
05 September 2011 Memphis International Airport, which is located in Shelby County, Tennessee, US, has approved a plan to implement a fully automated in-line baggage scanning system with...

Taiwan Taoyuan Airport implements self-service check-in kiosks
02 September 2011 Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has implemented SITA's common-use self-service (CUSS) kiosks to enable fast and efficient check-in at the airport, which handles about 20 million passengers...

Dublin Airport to test new full-body scanners
02 September 2011 Dublin Airport is set to trial full-body security scanners, which will be delivered to the airport by the end of September 2011. During the 18-month trial the staff will be given an option...

Germany halts installation of airport body scanners
02 September 2011 Germany has postponed a rollout of full-body scanners at its airports after two of the machines deployed for testing in Hamburg airport gave too many false readings. The scanners will not...

Vietnam to build new international airport
02 September 2011 The Vietnam Government is planning to build a new international airport on the island district of Van Don, north-eastern Quang Ninh Province. The 400-ha Van Don International Airport, which is...

Myanmar to privatise all domestic airports
01 September 2011 Myanmar is planning to privatise all domestic airport management businesses to promote the civil aviation industry in the country. There are 69 airports in the country, out of which 32...

Siemens to install baggage handling system at Munich Airport
01 September 2011 Siemens Mobility has won a €63m contract from the Terminal 2 Management Company, a joint venture between the Munich Airport and German Lufthansa, to install baggage handling systems at...

Austin-Bergstrom Airport reports H1 passenger rise
01 September 2011 Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas, US, has reported a 6.5% increase in passenger traffic to 5,263,590 in the first six months of 2011, compared with the same period last...

Thailand approves Suvarnabhumi Airport expansion plan
01 September 2011 Airports of Thailand (AoT) has received a nod for the expansion of Suvarnabhumi Airport from the government of Thailand including fast-track construction of a new domestic terminal. The...

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Auckland Airport unveils new terminal and runway plan
31 August 2011 Auckland International Airport in New Zealand has unveiled a plan to add a second runway and an integrated terminal. The airport is revising plans to combine its international and...

CEM installs CEM AC2000 security system at Budapest Airport
31 August 2011 CEM Systems, part of Tyco Security Products, has installed its CEM AC2000 security system to cover the new €200m terminal, named Sky Court, at the Budapest Airport, Hungary. This CEM...

Metron Aviation secures NextGen airspace management contract
31 August 2011 Metron Aviation has secured a contract from NASA to support NextGen concepts and technology development project (CTD) for NextGen Airspace Management in the US. Under the contract,...

Birmingham seeks bids for runway extension
31 August 2011 Birmingham City Council in the UK has sought bids for a £70m project, which includes the Birmingham Airport runway extension and associated road building. Birmingham Airport is planning...

Global airport airside services market to reach $42.8bn by 2017
30 August 2011 The global market for airport airside services is estimated to reach over $42.8bn by the year 2017, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts. Airport airside services will...

Australia to roll out explosive detection systems at three airports
30 August 2011 The Australian Government plans to install explosive trace detection (ETD) systems at Sydney Airport, Newcastle Airport and Cairns Airport. The government has allocated $2.6m to the...

Helsinki Airport to install new air traffic control system
30 August 2011 Finavia, the managing body of Finland'a airports plans to install a new electronic air traffic control system called eSTRIP, at Helsinki International Airport. The new air traffic...

SAIC to install security system at San Diego Airport
30 August 2011 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has secured a $20m contract from Turner PCL Flatiron to provide a security system to San Diego County Regional Airport Authority in the...

Perth Airport's new domestic terminal work set to commence
26 August 2011 Westralia Airports Corporation, the owner of Perth Airport in Australia, has been awarded A$120m ($125m) to build a new domestic terminal adjacent to the international terminal. ...

New international airport for Bucharest
26 August 2011 Infra Group is currently inviting architects to design the proposed €200m new international airport in Bucharest, Romania. The new airport will be built on more than 255 hectares of...

TSA installs new screening technology at Rochester Airport
26 August 2011 The US Transportation Security Administration has installed new less-invasive passenger screening software, known as automated target recognition software, at Greater Rochester...

Darwin Airport gets revamp approval
26 August 2011 The Australian Government has approved a A$60m ($62.5m) plan to expand terminal capacity at Darwin Airport. The expansion will increase the floor space by 55% or by 11,000m²...

Infra-America consortium wins Brazil airport contract
25 August 2011 Infra-America has won the concession to build and operate Sao Goncalo do Amarante International Airport near the north-eastern Brazilian city of Natal. Brazil's Civil Aeronautics Agency...

Sydney Airport to begin eight-storey car park project
25 August 2011 Sydney International Airport is planning to start construction on a $49m eight-storey car park at its international terminal this week to increase the number of undercover parking spaces. ...

Ricochet to supply recorder to French airport
25 August 2011 Ricochet has secured a contract from GTIE Air&Defense to supply a recorder for the French Civil Aviation (SNA-Nord), which is in charge of the operations and the equipment at airports in...

McCarran Airport reports July traffic rise
25 August 2011 Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, US, rose by 4.9% to 3,692,055 passengers in July 2011 from the 3,518,217 it reported during the corresponding month in...

Queen Alia Airport reports July traffic rise
24 August 2011 Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan has reported a 5.2% increase in passenger numbers to 628,000 in July 2011, compared with 597,000 passengers during same month in 2010. Queen...

Logan Airport launches runway extension project
24 August 2011 Logan International Airport has started a $65m runway extension project to extend the runway towards Boston Harbor. The project will extend the existing runway safety area by 400ft on a...

Fraport and Deutsche Bank joint bid for Hochtief Airport assets
24 August 2011 German airport operator Fraport has made a joint bid with Deutsche Bank's infrastructure investment unit RREEF to buy a stake in Hochtief's airports business. The assets include minority...

Sofia Airport gets new ATC tower
24 August 2011 Construction company Glavbolgarstroy has secured a contract from the Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority (BULATSA) for the preliminary design and construction of a new control tower at...

Boston's Logan Airport trials behaviour detection security technique
23 August 2011 Boston's Logan International Airport in the US has started the first chat screening technique in the country in a bid to spot suspicious behaviour among passengers. Under the new...

Jeppesen upgrades flight information database for Russian airspace
23 August 2011 Jeppesen has added Ramenskoye (UUBW) airport data to its NavData flight information database for operators in Russia. With access to Russian domestic airspace and Ramenskoye data, the...

UAE's July air traffic rises
23 August 2011 Air traffic movements in the UAE grew by 7.3% in July 2011 compared with the same month last year, according to the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) monthly report. Total air...

SNC-Lavalin to manage French airport from 2012
23 August 2011 Airport operator SNC–Lavalin has secured a deal to manage Angoulême-Cognac Airport in France. The six-year contract, beginning 1 January 2012, awarded by the Syndicat Mixte...

Indonesia to inaugurate Lombok Airport in October
22 August 2011 Indonesia will inaugurate the new Lombok International Airport on Lombok Island in West Nusa Tenggara on 1 October 2011. The airport has been developed at a cost of $73.1m and will be...

GAP withdraws bid to operate São Gonçalo do Amarante in Brazil
22 August 2011 Mexico-based airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) has withdrawn from the bid to operate Brazil's São Gonçalo do Amarante International Airport. GAP said it will...

IATA June premium traffic up 6.4%
22 August 2011 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported the number of premium passengers rose 6.4% in June while economy traffic rose 4.8% compared with same period last year, despite...

Hartsfield-Jackson Airport reports H1 passenger traffic rise
22 August 2011 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the US has reported a 3.72% increase in passenger traffic from 43,407,647 to 45,022,375 in the first six months of 2011, compared with...

Virginia airports contribute $28.8bn to state economy
19 August 2011 Virginia's 66 public-use airports contributed $28.8bn to the US state's economy last year, according to a report released by the Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV). The "Virginia...

12 bidders eye Puerto Rico airport project
19 August 2011 The privatisation process for San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Carolina, Puerto Rico, has attracted 12 consortia. The airport forms the island's main...

Logan Airport to test new behaviour-detection technique
19 August 2011 Logan International Airport in Boston, US, is planning to test a new behaviour-detection security technique at its Terminal A over the period of next two months. Under the new...

Airport passenger screening systems market to reach $10bn in 2011
19 August 2011 Global expenditure on the airport passenger screening systems market is expected to reach $10bn in 2011, according to a new report by Visiongain. The study revealed that security concerns...

Boeing to Enhance Efficiency of Russian Airports
18 August 2011 Boeing has signed an agreement to work with Russian airports to enhance efficiency and capacity. Under the agreement, Boeing will help the airports analyse and optimise their ground...

Raleigh-Durham Airport Installs New Imaging Technology
18 August 2011 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed new advanced imaging technology at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, which will be less intrusive to passengers'...

CSC Completes Traffic Flow Management Modernisation in the US
18 August 2011 CSC has upgraded the US Federal Aviation Administration's Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS) as part of FAA's preparation to deploy Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). ...

Myrtle Beach Airport Reports July Traffic Rise
18 August 2011 Passenger traffic at Myrtle Beach International Airport in South Carolina, US, rose by 10.5% to about 122,000 passengers in July 2011 compared with the corresponding month in 2010. Myrtle...

LAX Awards Security Fence Contract to Stronghold Engineering
17 August 2011 Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has awarded a contract to Stronghold Engineering to replace more than two miles of fence surrounding LAX along Imperial Highway and Aviation and...

Airport-technology.com Launches Major Airports Survey
17 August 2011 Airport-technology.com is launching a major airport industry survey, and we'd like to hear your opinions on the industry's most important sustainability issues for 2011-2012. Upon...

Gatwick Airport to Resurface Main Runway
17 August 2011 VolkerFitzpatrick has secured a contract to resurface Gatwick International Airport's 3.3km main runway in the UK as part of the airport's £1bn investment programme. The project will...

Israel to Open New Airport
17 August 2011 Israel is planning to open a $422m new international airport replacing the existing airports in Ovda and Eilat, in late-summer 2014 at Timna to boost tourism. The new airport will feature...

Charleston Airport Expansion Underway
17 August 2011 Charleston International Airport in South Carolina, US, is set to upgrade a 26-year-old terminal, which will cost around $200m over the next four years. The project will include the extension...

Hong Kong Airport Reports Rise in July Traffic
16 August 2011 Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport increased by 5.7% to five million in July 2011 compared with the same month last year, driven by an increase in the number of visitors,...

BNDES to Fund Airport Investment in Brazil
16 August 2011 Brazil's state development bank BNDES is expected to provide 70% of the funds required by airports, which the Brazilian Government is planning to privatise this year. Brazil is planning to...

Vietnam Unveils New Airport Development Plan
16 August 2011 The Vietnamese Government has unveiled plans to build an airport at Long Thanh in the southern province of Dong Nai for an initial investment of over $6.75bn. Under the 5,000ha airport...

Rohde & Schwarz Delivers Radio Equipment to Colombia ATC
16 August 2011 Rohde & Schwarz, the German radiocommunications specialist, has secured a civil aviation contract from Colombia's air traffic control (ATC) organisation AeroCivil for ATC applications. Under...

Denver Airport to Track Aircraft through Satellite-Based System
15 August 2011 Denver International Airport in the US is working on a new technology, which will track planes through a more precise satellite-based system instead of a radar-based system to increase safety...

Abu Dhabi Airport Reports H1 Passenger Traffic Rise
15 August 2011 Abu Dhabi International Airport has reported a 11.7% increase in passenger traffic to 5,742,283 passengers in the first six months of 2011, compared with the same period last year. ...

Tampa Airport Installs New Imaging Technology
15 August 2011 The US Transportation Security Administration has installed new imaging technology at Tampa International Airport to make the body scanners less intrusive and protect passengers' privacy. ...

Hamilton Airport to Get a Longer Runway
15 August 2011 Hamilton International Airport in New Zealand has received an approval to extend its runway by 800m, lengthening it to nearly 3,000m. The runway, which will be extended over the next 15...

GACA Opens Saudi Airport's New International Terminal
12 August 2011 The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of Saudi Arabia has opened a newly established international terminal at Prince Muhammad International Airport in Madinah, which can handle 35...

Tulsa Airport Installs New Screening Software
12 August 2011 US federal security has installed new passenger screening software, named automated target recognition software, at Tulsa International Airport. Under the TSA's new...

HNA Bids for Hochtief's Airport Assets
12 August 2011 China-based HNA Group, the parent of Hainan Airlines Company, has unveiled plans to bid for Hochtief's airport business, which it values at more than $1.43bn. The airport assets...

United Airlines and Houston City Sign $1bn Airport Development Deal
12 August 2011 United Airlines and the city of Houston in the US have signed a $1bn deal to redevelop George Bush Intercontinental Airport's Terminal B. Under the deal, United Airlines will invest $686m...

Latvia to Renovate Riga Airport
11 August 2011 Riga International Airport in Latvia is planning to invest $134m to improve conditions on the land and air side in a bid to boost capacity and raise safety standards. The project, part...

Sydney Airport Completes Runway Resurfacing
11 August 2011 Sydney International Airport has completed a $26m runway surfacing project and is currently carrying out a $25m project to install stop-bar lights. The resurfacing was part of a safety...

Frankfurt Airport Selects Smiths' Advanced X-Ray Scanners
11 August 2011 Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) in Germany has selected Smiths Detection to provide about 50 Advanced Threat Identification X-ray (aTiX) systems, a liquid explosive detection system, for...

Brazil to Invite Tenders for Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport Expansion
11 August 2011 Brazil's national airport authority Infraero is planning to invite bids for expansion work at Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport in the Vitoria state capital Espirito Santo in the first half of 2012....

TAV-Led Consortium Wins $1.5bn Madina Airport Deal
10 August 2011 A consortium led by TAV Airports Holding has won the $1.5bn contract to build and operate Medina International Airport in Saudi Arabia on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis. Under...

London Luton Airport Reports July Traffic Rise
10 August 2011 Passenger traffic at London Luton International Airport rose by 9% to about one million passengers in July 2011 compared with the corresponding month in 2010 with the addition of new...

TSA Implements New Screening Technology at Denver Airport
10 August 2011 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has unveiled new security checkpoint machines at Denver International Airport, which will generate a genderless image, obscuring the details of...

Canada Awards $2bn Airport Screening Services Contracts
10 August 2011 The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has awarded $2bn worth of contracts for security screening services at Canadian airports for the next five years. Garda Security...

Fraport Q2 Profit Soars
09 August 2011 Fraport, the operator of Frankfurt Airport in Germany, has reported a 22% increase in profit during the second quarter of 2011 over the last year, boosted by an increase in passenger...

Philippines Plans New Terminal at Diosdado Macapagal Airport
09 August 2011 The Philippines is planning to build a new terminal at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport at Clark, Pampanga. The bidding for the P8bn ($189.04m) terminal is expected to be held...

Thales Upgrades Larnaca Airport Radars
09 August 2011 Thales has completed the modernisation of the terminal area radar system at Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus, which will help the Department of Civil Aviation handle increased air traffic...

GMR Keen to Manage Spanish Airports
09 August 2011 Indian-based GMR group is planning to place bids for the development of two Spanish airports: Madrid Barajas International Airport and Barcelona's El Prat International Airport. The...

Rapiscan Secures Airport Service and Maintenance Contract
08 August 2011 Rapiscan Systems has secured a contract from an unnamed Asian airport to provide service and maintenance to its checkpoint screening and hold baggage inspection systems. The $4m system...

Japan Funds Vietnam Wattay Airport Expansion
08 August 2011 The government of Japan has extended $23.4m to Vietnam to fund the expansion of Wattay International Airport in Vientiane. The project includes the expansion of the aircraft parking apron,...

Max Boegl Secures Varna Airport's Runway Rehabilitation Project
08 August 2011 Varna International Airport's concessionaire Fraport Twin Star Airport Management has signed a contract with German construction company Max Boegl Bauunternehmung for a runway overhaul at...

Leeds Bradford Airport Submits New Expansion Plan
08 August 2011 Leeds Bradford International Airport in West Yorkshire, UK, has submitted an amended expansion plan to Leeds City Council, which was originally approved in 2009. Leeds Bradford Airport's...

Foster + Partners to Unveil Thames Airport Plan
05 August 2011 Architects Foster + Partners and infrastructure consultant Halcrow are working on a new plan for a £50bn Thames Airport in London, UK. The airport project, which spans the next 50 years,...

Logan Airport to Implement Israeli-Style Behavior Screening
05 August 2011 Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, US, is planning to implement Israeli-style airport screening procedures, named screening passengers by observation techniques (SPOT),...

Changi Airport to Enhance Perimeter Security with Fibre-Optic Sensors
05 August 2011 ST Electronics has secured a contract to implement a Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS) based on a Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) sensor for Changi International Airport’s perimeter fence...

Fly4D to Research Air Traffic Management in Europe
05 August 2011 Eurocontrol, under the SESAR programme, has awarded a contract to the Fly4D consortium to research the future of air traffic management in Europe. SESAR is a joint undertaking by the...

Ghana to Expand Kotoka Airport
04 August 2011 Ghana has unveiled a $50m master plan to expand airports in the country over the next 20 years. The expansion plan involves upgrading security equipment and facilities and increase the...

Brazil Receives Bids for Eduardo Gomes Airport Terminal Project
04 August 2011 Brazil's federal airport authority Infraero has received 12 bids for a $245m project to expand the passenger terminal at Eduardo Gomes International Airport in the Amazonas state capital Manaus. ...

Sydney Airport Trials New Security Scanners
04 August 2011 A full-body scanner has been unveiled at Sydney Airport as part of a trial of the equipment, which will run until 19 August 2011. A similar trial will also be conducted at Melbourne Airport...

Canberra Airport Launches Terminal Expansion
04 August 2011 Canberra International Airport has launched a A$420m ($457m) infrastructure programme under its Airvolution project. The project will upgrade the airport to allow Australian visa holders to...

Thailand Unveils Suvarnabhumi Airport's $5.47bn Plan
03 August 2011 Airports of Thailand (AoT) has approved a $5.47bn plan to expand Suvarnabhumi International Airport, which will allow the airport to handle 103 million passengers per year by 2024. The...

Peru's Jorge Chavez Airport Gears Up for International Airport Status
03 August 2011 Peruvian airport concessionaire Lima Airport Partners (LAP) is planning to complete technical requirements in October 2011, which will help Lima's Jorge Chavez Airport obtain international...

Indianapolis Airport Installs New Privacy-Protecting Scanners
03 August 2011 Indianapolis International Airport has installed new airport scanning software, which reveals weapons without revealing everything else about the passenger. The new software...

German Police Reject Body Scanners at Hamburg Airport
03 August 2011 Germany police have rejected a trial to use body scanners at Hamburg International Airport. The police said the scanners are too sensitive and set off unnecessary alarms in seven out of...

Jorge Chavez Second Runway Work to Start in 2012
02 August 2011 The construction work of the second runway at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Peruvian capital Lima, estimated to cost $1bn, will commence in a year. Lima Airport Partners...

Guernsey Airport Runway Budget Approved
02 August 2011 The UK's Guernsey Airport runway redevelopment project has moved forward with the States of Guernsey approving the budget proposal for the £80m project. The proposal by the Public...

US Grants Funds for Kyrgyzstan Airport Modernisation
02 August 2011 The US has granted $30m to Kyrgyzstan for the modernisation of Manas International Airport in the capital Bishkek. The airport upgrade project includes installation of new equipment for...

Lockheed to Provide US Passenger Security Systems
02 August 2011 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded Lockheed Martin two orders worth $72m to help the agency integrate and deploy new passenger screening and security equipment...

South Korea to Resume East Sea Island Airport Project
01 August 2011 South Korea has unveiled plans to resume a stalled project to build an airport on Ulleung Island in the East Sea. The South Korea Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs will prepare...

Traffic Rises at a Slower Pace in June According to IATA
01 August 2011 Passenger traffic was up 4.4% in June 2011, while freight demand was 3% lower, according to results by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Passenger travel remains an...

Shenzhen Airport Opens Second Runway
01 August 2011 China's Shenzhen International Airport has opened a second runway worth about CNY20bn ($3bn). The new 3.8km runway will allow an additional six flights per hour compared with the existing...

FAA Seeks Contractors for NextGen DataLink Service
01 August 2011 The US FAA has sought bids for data communications services under the agency's Data Comm project, leading to the next-generation air transportation system (NextGen). Under the NextGen...

July 2011

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FAA Halt Airport Modernisation Projects in US
29 July 2011 The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has been ordered to cease work on airport modernisation projects around the country after US Congress failed to pass legislation. Dozens of...

TeraHertz Scanners Tested at Australian Airports
29 July 2011 Sydney and Melbourne airports have tested a new type of security scanner, which senses waves emitted by people and objects and is capable of detecting metals, plastics, ceramics, liquids, gels...

Munich Airport's Third Runway Gets Regulatory Approval
29 July 2011 Munich International Airport in Munich, Germany, has received regulatory approval by a key regional authority to build a third runway at a cost of around $1.4bn. Munich Airport operating...

Dubai Airport Reports H1 Passenger Traffic Rise
29 July 2011 Dubai International Airport has reported a 8.9% increase in passenger traffic to 24.6 million in the first six months of 2011, compared with the same period last year. Passenger traffic at...

Vilnius Airport to Install Indra's Multilateration System
28 July 2011 Vilnius International Airport in Lithuania has selected Indra to install a multilateration system to control aircraft on runways and other areas of the airport. Indra's multilateration...

Philippines City Seeks Funds for Airport Expansion
28 July 2011 The City Council of Puerto Princesa in the Philippines has passed a resolution seeking national government support for its $97.78m Puerto Princesa International Airport Terminal expansion. ...

Indonesia Starts $1.36bn Soekarno-Hatta Airport Expansion
28 July 2011 Indonesian State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II is planning to initiate $1.36bn Soekarno-Hatta International Airport expansion in Jakarta. Under the first stage, Angkasa Pura II...

Harris to Improve Alaska Air Transportation System
28 July 2011 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded an $85m contract to Harris to shape the air transportation system in Alaska, US. Harris, under the Alaskan Satellite...

Taoyuan Airport to Build High-Tech Fence
27 July 2011 Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is planning to enhance its security around the airport by installing a high-tech fence along the airport border. The high-tech fence is estimated to...

Hong Kong Airport Reports H1 Passenger Traffic Rise
27 July 2011 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has reported a 5.7% increase in passenger traffic to 25.8 million passengers and a 12.1% increase in air traffic movements to 162,485 flights during the...

Israel to Build New International Airport
27 July 2011 Israel's cabinet has approved construction plans for a new international airport at Timna, Israel. The project is expected to cost $471m and construction is expected to be completed in...

Lambert St Louis Airport Moves Ahead with Renovation Project
27 July 2011 Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is moving ahead with its renovation of a new security checkpoint for the B and D concourses in Terminal 1. The checkpoint will be relocated deeper...

Muscat Airport June Passenger Traffic Soars
26 July 2011 Passenger traffic at Muscat International Airport rose by 14% to 3,114,452 passengers in June 2011 compared with the same period in 2010. Muscat Airport has reported an 11% increase in number...

Heathrow to Introduce New Facial Recognition Scanners
26 July 2011 Heathrow International Airport in London is planning to introduce new facial recognition systems in terminals 1 and 5 from September 2011. The systems will scan the passenger's face when...

Logan Teleflex Secures Baggage Handling Contract in Egypt
26 July 2011 Logan Teleflex France has secured a contract from Eqypt's Hurghada International Airport to deliver an arrivals and departures baggage handling system. The contract has been awarded to...

AAI to Implement GBAS for Flight Navigation
26 July 2011 The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has initiated the process of implementing a ground-based augmentation system (GBAS) for flight navigation to upgrade air traffic management in the country...

TSA Introduces New Scanner Software
25 July 2011 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has debuted new scanner software to enhance privacy by eliminating passenger-specific images. TSA will install the new software on...

Jorge Chavez Airport Expansion to Begin in Early 2012
25 July 2011 Expansion work at Peruvian capital Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport will begin in early 2012. The work will involve building a second passenger terminal and adding a new...

GMR Inks Sister Airport Deal with Incheon
25 July 2011 GMR Airports Holding, which operates India's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), and South Korea's Incheon International Airport (IIAC) have signed a sister airport agreement to...

Infraero to Initiate Fortaleza Airport Expansion Project
25 July 2011 Semace, the environmental authority for the Brazilian state of Ceara, has awarded development rights to Infraero, the country's national airport authority, to initiate a $224m project to expand...

New Radar Boost for Adelaide Airport
22 July 2011 Adelaide Airport Authorities, Australia, has said that its new $8m radar equipment at Adelaide Airport allows better monitoring of flights in all weather and at greater distances. The new...

Hill International Set to Issue Bahrain Airport Expansion Tender
22 July 2011 Bahrain International Airport has revealed that Hill International is planning to issue a tender for the $11.6m expansion project for the airport at the beginning of 2012. The scheme...

MAp Airports Inks Asset Swap Deal with OTTP
22 July 2011 MAp Airports has signed an asset swap agreement with the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board (OTTP) to acquire OTTP's stake in Sydney Airport and to divest its stake in Brussels and...

ITT to Enhance Noise Monitoring at Dulles Airport
22 July 2011 ITT Corporation will provide flight operations data feed for noise monitoring and flight tracking systems for the Dulles International Airport, under a new contract. As per the contract...

CANSO Launches Pilot Project for Traffic Management
21 July 2011 The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) has launched a pilot project to improve air traffic management between Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok and Changi...

British Firm Initiates Muscat Airport's Redevelopment Project
21 July 2011 British consultant TPS has started the redevelopment of Muscat International Airport, Oman, which will soon operate a 100m high air traffic control tower. Located to the south of the...

Helsinki Airport Reports H1 Passenger Traffic Rise
21 July 2011 Passenger traffic at Helsinki International Airport in Vantaa, Finland, increased by 18% in the first six months of 2011 compared with the same period last year. Helsinki International...

Accenture to Speed Up Immigration Process at Schiphol Airport
21 July 2011 The Netherlands' Ministry of Internal Affairs has selected Accenture to design and deliver automated border control systems at Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam. The new systems,...

Future Airport Awards Voting to Close on Friday
20 July 2011 Friday will be your last chance to vote in this year's Future Airport Awards. We have already had an overwhelming response from the readers of Future Airport and www.airport-technology.com, but...

Micro Nav Upgrades John Lennon Airport Radar Simulator
20 July 2011 Air traffic control simulation company Micro Nav has upgraded the BEST radar simulator at Liverpool John Lennon Airport in the UK. Liverpool John Lennon Airport's upgrade has brought...

Sacramento Airport's $1bn Terminal to Debut in October
20 July 2011 Sacramento International Airport has announced that its $1.03bn Central Terminal B will officially open on 6 October 2011. The new facility, replacing the ageing Terminal B, has been designed...

Los Angeles Airport to Install Baggage Screening Systems
20 July 2011 Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is planning to install inline checked baggage inspection systems in Terminals 7 and 8 at the airport. The Los Angeles Board of Airport...

Singapore Changi Airport Reports June Traffic Rise
20 July 2011 Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi International Airport rose by 10.8% to about 4 million passengers in June 2011 compared with the same period in 2010. For the first half of 2011,...

Daytona Airport Reports Increase in June Passenger Traffic
19 July 2011 Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport in Volusia County, Florida, US, increased by 14% in June 2011 compared with June 2010. During the month, 44,687 passengers flew in or...

GAO Says Overhaul of US Airport Bomb Screening is Needed
19 July 2011 The explosives-screening equipment at many of the 462 US airports uses detection criteria more than a decade old, and machines being installed now will require upgrading to meet the...

Mozambique Airport Work to Meet September 2012 Deadline
19 July 2011 Maputo International Airport, Mozambique, has said that despite a delay in the construction of a new domestic terminal in the airport, they are set to meet the deadline of September...

Phuket Airport to Get New ATC Centres
19 July 2011 Aeronautical Radio of Thailand (AEROTHAI) has secured a $132.68m contract to introduce new air traffic control (ATC) centres at Phuket International Airport and throughout Thailand. The...

King Abdulaziz Airport to Expand Capacity
18 July 2011 King Abdulaziz International Airport forecasts passenger numbers rising four times to 80 million by 2035 and plans to expand capacity to cater for an increase in demand. At present,...

Myrtle Beach Airport Reports Rise in June Traffic
18 July 2011 Myrtle Beach International Airport, in South Carolina, US, has reported a 22% increase in passenger traffic in June 2011 compared to the corresponding month in 2010. The airport reported...

India to Complete Kannur Airport by 2014
18 July 2011 The first stage of Kannur International Airport in Kerala, India will be completed by 2014. The airport project is estimated to cost about INR11.3bn ($251.6m) and will be located close...

UK Unveils Edinburgh Airport Development Plan
18 July 2011 The UK has unveiled a plan to invest £300m to transform the area surrounding Edinburgh International Airport into a global centre for transport and international business. The £300m...

Nashville Airport Completes Second Terminal Phase
15 July 2011 Nashville International Airport (BNA) has completed the $60m second phase of its terminal renovation project, which includes the renovation of baggage claim and enlargement of its ticket...

Frankfurt Airport Reports H1 Passenger Traffic Rise
15 July 2011 Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany increased by 8.3% in the first six months of 2011 over the same period last year. Frankfurt Airport handled more than 26.5...

Indra Installs New ATC Centre in Jose Chavez Airport
15 July 2011 IT firm Indra has installed a new air traffic control centre at Jose Chavez International Airport, Lima, Peru, which will manage air traffic across the country. The new centre will be...

Delhi Airport Invites Bids for New ATC Project
15 July 2011 Delhi International Airport (DIAL) has invited bids for the construction of the new Air Traffic Control (ATC) complex and tower in Delhi airport. Expected to cost INR3.5bn ($77.7m), the new...

Gary/Chicago Airport to Prepare Plan for Runway Expansion
14 July 2011 The Gary/Chicago International Airport authority is planning to prepare a new master plan for the $153m expansion at the airport. The authority is in negotiations with international...

Long Beach Airport to Open New Parking Structure
14 July 2011 Long Beach Airport, Los Angeles, US, is to open its new $58m five-storey onsite parking structure called Parking Garage B this week. ARB, a contractor for the project, began work in...

Ten Firms Secure £1.2bn Gatwick Airport Improvement Project
14 July 2011 Ten firms have secured a £1.2bn framework contract from Gatwick Airport for upgrades and improvement works over the next four years. The works include major projects such as upgrading...

Mexico’s OMA Reports Moderate Rise in June Traffic
14 July 2011 Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) has reported a 0.7% increase in passenger traffic at its 13 airports in June 2011 compared with the corresponding month in 2010....

Harare Airport to Expand Runway
13 July 2011 The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has announced it is constructing Africa's longest airport runway in Harare International airport at a cost of $30m. The runway will be 5km...

BAA Airports Report Increase in June Passenger Traffic
13 July 2011 Passenger traffic at BAA's six UK airports increased by 4.4% to 9.9 million passengers in June 2011 compared with the same month last year. Heathrow airport reported a 6.3% rise in...

Los Angeles Airport Approves Funds for Bagagge Screening Systems
13 July 2011 Los Angeles International Airport in California, US, has approved funds worth $40m to United Airlines to deploy new checked baggage screening systems inside Terminals 7 and 8 at the...

Sacramento Airport's $1.1b Terminal B to Open Early
13 July 2011 Sacramento International Airport is expecting to open the Central Terminal B complex in the autumn of 2011, months ahead of its planned 2012 deadline. The project, started in 2008, will...

Global Passenger Traffic Climbs in May
12 July 2011 Global passenger traffic at airports grew by 6.6% in May this year, according to figures from the Airports Council International (ACI). ACI has attributed the rise to the strong...

AMS Secures Parking Technology Contract from Washington Dulles Airport
12 July 2011 ARINC Managed Services (AMS) has secured an extension of its service contract to maintain the parking revenue control systems (PRCS) and related technology at Washington Dulles...

NY Airports Consider Expansion Plans
12 July 2011 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the group managing New York's airports, is considering plans to expand the capacity at Newark Liberty International Airport, JFK...

LFV to Redesign Tallinn Terminal
12 July 2011 Estonian Air Navigation Services has selected Swedish LFV Aviation Consulting, a subsidiary of ANSP consultancy, to redesign the terminal airspace in Tallinn. Under the deal, LFV will...

Queen Alia International Airport to Get a New Hangar
11 July 2011 Royal Jordanian (RJ) has signed a deal with Spanish Aertec and Jordanian company Consolidated Consultants to supervise the engineering and environment design of the hangar to be built at Queen...

USDOT Funds O'Hare Airport Runway Expansion
11 July 2011 The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $50m grant to Chicago O'Hare International Airport for runway construction. The funding is part of a $1.17bn agreement signed in March...

Vilnius Airport Reports June Traffic Rise
11 July 2011 Passenger traffic at Vilnius International Airport (VIA) rose by 24.5% to about 186,100 passengers in June 2011 compared with the same period in 2010. In June, 16 airlines operated 2,599...

Lynden Pindling International Airport Expansion Underway
11 July 2011 The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) of Bahamas has to date awarded contracts worth $32m to local businesses for work on Lynden Pindling International Airport's (LPIA) new...

LAX to Initiate $4bn Terminal Expansion
08 July 2011 Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is planning to spend $4bn to upgrade utilities, expand taxiways for wide-bodied aircraft already in service, and make modernisation improvements to...

Ultra Electronics Secures Oman Airport IT Contract
08 July 2011 Ultra Electronics has secured an airport IT and systems integration contract worth £207m from the Sultanate of Oman for the new terminals at Muscat and Salalah airports. Under the...

Viracopos Airport to Expand Logistics Complex
08 July 2011 Infraero, Brazil's national airport authority, has invited the first tender for its $99.7m initiative to expand the logistics complex at Viracopos International Airport in Sao Paulo...

Dubai Approves $7.8bn for Airport Expansion
08 July 2011 Dubai has approved a $7.8bn plan to expand the Dubai International Airport as it seeks to become world's busiest airport. The expansion will boost passenger capacity to 75 million by 2012...

Calgary Airport Breaks Ground on a Logistics Park
07 July 2011 The Calgary Airport Authority in Canada has broken ground on the second phase of a cargo and business park on the western side of the Calgary International Airport. The 330-acre second...

Gatwick Airport Awards £1.2bn Upgrade Contract to Morgan Sindall
07 July 2011 Gatwick International Airport has awarded a £1.2bn contract to Morgan Sindall to carry out improvements at the airport. The project includes the upgrade of terminal facilities, new...

Australian Airports to Use Internal Body Scanners
07 July 2011 The Australian Government has passed an amendment to the Customs Act 1901, which allows internal body scanners to be used in airports to identify couriers carrying illicit drugs internally, as...

Calgary Airport to Begin Tunnel Construction
07 July 2011 Calgary Airport Authority and City of Calgary have signed a deal to begin construction on airport tunnel, which will be done in three stages at an investment of $400m. The first stage...

Valley Forge Develops Photo-Nuclear Detection System
06 July 2011 Valley Forge Composite Technologies has developed the THOR-LVX photo-nuclear detection system, which can detect explosives in airline baggage and cargo containers. THOR-LVX is a...

Construction of Mattala Main Runway Completed
06 July 2011 The construction of the runway of second international airport at Mattala in the Hambantota District of Sri Lanka has been completed. The project includes a runway 4,000m long and 75m...

Quovadis to Develop PBN Network in 11 Philippine Airports
06 July 2011 Airbus' Flight Operations Services company Quovadis is planning to develop a full performance-based navigation (PBN) network at 11 Philippine airports, in cooperation with the French Civil...

Guris Holding to Upgrade Lusaka Airport
06 July 2011 Turkish firm Guris Holding has secured a contract from the Republic of Zambia to re-design the Lusaka International Airport. The re-modeling will be done in three areas including...

Toronto Airport Deploys Newton Security's T-DAR System
05 July 2011 Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada has installed a tailgate detection alarm and recording (T-DAR) piggybacking and tailgating detection and prevention system to improve...

Harris Secures FAA Contract
05 July 2011 Harris Corporation has secured a follow-on contract worth $56.7m for a period of three years and six months from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Under the contract, Harris...

Darwin Airport Launches Face Recognition Technology
05 July 2011 Darwin Airport has launched SmartGate counters, a face-recognition technology that uses electronic information embedded in e-passports and face-recognition technology to perform customs...

IATA Reports Soar in May Traffic
05 July 2011 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported a 6.8% increase in passenger traffic in May 2011, compared with the corresponding month in 2010 and 4% higher than the beginning...

Travellers Give up Flying Due to Airport Stress
04 July 2011 According to new findings from life assistance company CPP, four million travellers find airports so stressful that they have given up flying. Over a third of people in the UK who have flown...

Saab to Buy Sensis for $155m
04 July 2011 Swedish defence and security company Saab has agreed to acquire the US company Sensis Corporation, a provider of air traffic management (ATM) solutions, to enhance its North American presence...

Tulsa Airport Runway to Reopen
04 July 2011 Tulsa International Airport has reopened the 10,000ft main north-south runway after 60 days of construction on the runway's south 1,300ft section. The $7.7m first phase of construction is...

Heathrow Landing Delays Waste 190t of Fuel a Day
04 July 2011 More than half (60%) of arrivals at Heathrow Airport are caught up in holding patterns above London, wasting fuel worth £119,000 per day. Figures compiled by UK air traffic control service...

FAA Approves TF Green Airport Expansion Final EIS
01 July 2011 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved an environmental plan for the proposed extension of main runway and other safety improvements at the T.F. Green International Airport...

San Miguel to Invest in Caticlan Airport Redevelopment
01 July 2011 San Miguel Corporation subsidiary Trans Aire Development Holdings has unveiled plans to spend around $300m for the redevelopment of Godofredo P Ramos Airport, also known as Caticlan...

Egis Avia, DSNA Partner to Develop Collaborative Decision Making Solution
01 July 2011 The French air navigation services provider DSNA and civil aviation consultancy and engineering company Egis Avia have entered into a partnership to develop an airport collaborative decision...

Ricochet to Install Dual Recording System at Punta Cana Airport
01 July 2011 Ricochet has secured a contract through its partner MAGYCORP SRL for installation of recording system at Punta Cana International Airport in the Dominican Republic. The system will record...

Future Airport Awards Voting Set to Open
01 July 2011 Voting for the Future Airport Awards is set to open next week, celebrating the best and the brightest in the aviation industry. This is your chance to champion the greatest achievements...

June 2011

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China’s Kunming to Install Intelligent Baggage Transfer System
30 June 2011 Kunming International Airport in China has awarded a £14m contract to Logan KSEC to install its intelligent destination coded vehicle (iDCV) baggage transit system. The system will help...

Bahrain Airport to Expand Capacity
30 June 2011 Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) has signed a deal with engineering and design company Dar Al Handasah to enhance the capacity of Bahrain International Airport by 50% over the next four years. ...

Implant Sciences to Test Quantum Sniffer Explosive Detector
30 June 2011 Implant Sciences Corporation has signed agreements with key end-user sites to test its new Quantum Sniffer QS-B220 bench-top explosives and narcotics trace detector at airports in the US, Asia...

Cambridge Consultants to Solve Wind Farm Radar Interference
30 June 2011 Glasgow Prestwick Airport (GPA) in Scotland has selected Cambridge Consultants to provide the first stage in a radar mitigation system design to solve the problem of interference by wind...

India Approves ATC Services Separation from Airport Operation
29 June 2011 The Indian Government has given its approval to separate the air traffic control (ATC) services from the Airports Authority of India (AAI), allowing the authority to focus on its core function...

Auckland Airport Reports May Traffic Rise
29 June 2011 Auckland Airport in New Zealand has reported a 9.2% increase in international passenger traffic in May 2011 to 595,000, compared with the corresponding month in 2010. Passenger traffic...

Kenya Floats Tender for Jomo Kenyatta Airport Terminal Project
29 June 2011 Kenya Airports Authority has floated a tender to design and build a new terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in capital Nairobi. The successful contractor will be...

Oman Civil Aviation Deploys Era Multilateration Surveillance Solutions
29 June 2011 The Oman Civil Aviation Authority will deploy two multilateration surveillance solutions (MSS) from Era, a subsidiary of SRA International. The MSS is a scalable and reconfigurable...

AoT Plans Domestic Suvarnabhumi Terminal
28 June 2011 Airport operator Airports of Thailand (AoT) has proposed to build a new terminal for domestic flights at Suvarnabhumi International Airport to address the problem of overcrowding. The AoT...

European ANSP Enter Unique Cooperation
28 June 2011 The European air navigation service providers (ANSP) have signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) to deliver the next generation of European air traffic management system. The MoC...

Ecuador's Quito Airport Construction Moves Ahead
28 June 2011 The construction of the new $683m Quito International Airport in Ecuador is 78% complete, with scheduled completion by April 2012. Commercial operations will commence in October 2012,...

UK University Develops Bomb-Proof Bag for Aircraft Luggage
28 June 2011 Researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK, working within University spinout company Blastech, have developed a bag that protects planes from bombs in passenger luggage. The...

Heathrow Airport Installs SALTO Access Control Solution
27 June 2011 British Airways has deployed SALTO's XS4 solution, an access control solution at Terminal 5, which will provide advanced security management at the airport terminal. The system...

Mauritius Airport Installs Morpho's Baggage Handling System
27 June 2011 Mauritius International Airport has selected Morpho Detection's CTX explosives detection system (EDS) - CTX 5800 - to be installed with the airport’s new baggage handling system. ...

Selex Sistemi Integrati to Upgrade Air Traffic Management System in Malta
27 June 2011 Malta Air Traffic Services (MATS) has signed a contract with SELEX Sistemi Integrati, a unit of Italian company Finmeccanica to upgrade the air traffic management system in Malta. Under...

Singapore Changi Airport Reports Rise in May Traffic
27 June 2011 Singapore Changi Airport has reported 11.3% increase in passenger traffic to 3.77 million during May 2011 compared to the corresponding month in 2010. Aircraft movements at the airport went...

Tunisia Selects Thales Air Navigation Technology
24 June 2011 The Tunisian Civil Aviation and Airports Authority (OACA) has chosen Thales to provide technology for its civil air navigation systems. The Thales VHF omnidirectional radio range (VOR)...

Europe Starts Air Traffic Communication Overhaul
24 June 2011 In a bid to overhaul air traffic communication across Europe, a team of researchers have been working on restructuring the region's traffic control systems, the EU revealed. ...

NATS to Enhance Voice Communication at Scottish Airports
24 June 2011 NATS has signed a contract with airport operator Highlands and Islands Airports (HIAL) to deliver and install voice communication control systems for Inverness, Sumburgh and Kirkwall...

MAp in Talks with OTPP on Airport Asset Swap
24 June 2011 Australian airport operator MAp Group has revealed that it has been in talks with Canadian Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) about exchanging its stakes in Brussels and Copenhagen airports...

Terma Unveils Air Surveillance System
23 June 2011 Danish Terma has introduced a new radar system addressing the concerns about air safety in proximity of wind farms. The SCANTER 4002 air surveillance system offers inter-turbine visibility...

Chinese Airport to Apply GE Navigation Performance System
23 June 2011 Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport, in the Sichuan province of China, has announced that it will deploy a required navigation performance (RNP) programme from GE Aviation, marking the...

Thales ATM System Powers Abu Dhabi Airport
23 June 2011 Airport operator Abu Dhabi Airports (ADAC) has deployed a new air traffic management (ATM) system delivered by Thales at the new air traffic control (ATC) tower of Abu Dhabi International...

Raytheon to Deliver Radar Systems to Romania
23 June 2011 UK-based Raytheon has been selected to supply Mode S Monopulse secondary surveillance radar (MSSR) systems to the Romanian air traffic services administration (ROMATSA). Under the deal,...

Hong Kong Airport Reports Rise in May Traffic
22 June 2011 Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport increased by 5.6% to 4.3 million travellers in May 2011. Flight movements went up by 9.8% to 27,845, while cargo volumes decreased 9.9%...

Dubai Airport Invites Bidders for Expansion Project
22 June 2011 The Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC) has sought bids from contractors for the third phase of the Dubai International Airport expansion project in the UAE. The project includes...

Spain to Privatise Two Airports
22 June 2011 The Spanish Government has selected the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to coordinate the privatisation of the country's airports, Madrid's Barajas and Barcelona's El Prat airports, together with...

Damaged A380 Withdraws as Airbus Momentum Continues
22 June 2011 The Airbus A380 damaged at the Paris Air Show on Monday will take no further part in demonstrations and has been withdrawn from the show. The model of the world's largest jetliner clipped...

Ash Cloud Clears Australian Flights and Moves to NZ
22 June 2011 The ash cloud from the Chilean volcano that has caused flight chaos across Australia is expected to clear the mainland in the early afternoon but is moving eastwards and may linger over...

Odessa Forms JV to Reconstruct City Airport
21 June 2011 Odessa city council in Ukraine has announced the creation of the joint venture (JV) company Odessa International Airport for the planned $250m reconstruction. The share of the city council...

Moscow Domodedovo Records Passenger Traffic in May
21 June 2011 Passenger traffic at Russia's Moscow Domodedovo International Airport rose by 24% to about 2,265,000 passengers in May 2011, compared with the same period in 2010. Domestic passenger...

Europe Needs to Modernise Air Traffic Management
21 June 2011 Annual savings of billions of euros and major environmental improvements are in danger of being lost if EU countries fail to improve their air traffic management (ATM) systems, claims the...

Fewer Delays at UK Airports in 2011
21 June 2011 About 82% of the ten UK airport's flights monitored by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) were on time during the first three months of this year - 8% higher than in the first quarter of...

ARINC to Deliver Wide-Area Network to 14 Airports
20 June 2011 ARINC has signed an agreement with the three Chinese airlines: China Southern, Hainan Airlines, and China Eastern, to deliver its AviNet Airport wide-area network service to 14 airports across...

Indra Seals First Radar Systems Deal in Brazil
20 June 2011 Indra has entered a $4m agreement with the Brazilian Airspace Control System Implementation Commission (CISCEA) to deliver two portable radar systems to back up the country's civil air...

Bangladesh Names New Locations for Bangabandhu Airport
20 June 2011 The Bangladesh Government has selected three locations for the construction of the new $7.2bn Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport in Dhaka, in a move to finalise a suitable site for...

Kyrgyzstan to Start Issyk-Kul Construction in 2012
20 June 2011 Kyrgyzstan has announced that it will start the $80m construction of the new Issyk-Kul international airport in 2012. The government has already invested $18m and requires another...

BAA Airports Reports Record Traffic in May
17 June 2011 Passenger traffic at BAA's six UK airports increased by 9.2% to 9.3 million passengers in May 2011, with the late Easter holidays and Royal Wedding leading to more passengers at the beginning...

SMATSA Concludes Air Traffic Management Upgrade
17 June 2011 Serbia and Montenegro's common air navigation service provider SMATSA, has completed its future air traffic management modernisation and upgrade system (FAMUS) project and launched a new...

US Passengers Paid $5.7bn in Airline Fees Last Year
17 June 2011 US airline passengers have shelled out almost $5.7bn in baggage and reservation change fees in 2010, according to new data released by the US Department of Transportation's Bureau of...

Fraport Expands Airport Surveillance with Sensis
17 June 2011 Germany's Frankfurt International Airport operator Fraport has selected Sensis to expand and upgrade its multilateration surface system, to ensure precise surveillance of the entire airport...

Malaysia's Penang Airport Expansion to be Complete in October
16 June 2011 Malaysia Airports Holdings has announced that the upgrading work at the arrival and departure zones of Penang International Airport is 42% complete and will be completed by October this...

Vilnius Airport Less Dependent on Weather
16 June 2011 A runway of Lithuania's Vilnius International Airport (VIA) has been granted precision approach category II (CAT II) by the Civil Aviation Administration (CAA), making the landing process...

Nixalite Technology Deters Birds from Airfields
16 June 2011 US-based Nixalite has launched the long range acoustic devices (LRAD), which generate long range beams of sound waves to deter pest birds and wildlife up to 1.75ml away from airports airfields. ...

Kenya to Issue Tenders for Airport Runway by December
16 June 2011 Kenya will issue tenders for the construction of a second runway at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) by December 2011. The $500m second runway will be part of the...

European Passenger Traffic on the Rise
15 June 2011 Passenger traffic at European airports increased by 27.1% during April 2011 year-on-year, according to new figures by the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe. The overall...

Hungary to Sell Last Stake in Budapest Airport
15 June 2011 Hungary has authorised the disposal of its remaining 25% stake in Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport operator, Budapest Airport, to a consortium of other shareholders led by Germany's Hochtief. ...

Vienna Airport to Install Cassidian Airspace Surveillance System
15 June 2011 The Austrian civil air traffic control organisation Austro Control has signed a contract with Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, to install its airspace surveillance system...

Chile Ash Cloud Hits Air Traffic in South America and Australia
15 June 2011 An ash cloud from a volcano in Chile has delayed flights in South America and Australia, leaving thousands of travellers across the region stranded. Argentina's Buenos Aires airports...

Philadelphia Airport Deploys New Baggage Screening System
14 June 2011 The Philadelphia International Airport in the US has purchased a suspect luggage containment vessel (SLCV) from US-based NABCO, which will help strengthen the airport's defence capabilities...

Cassidian Improves Performance of Air Traffic Control Radars
14 June 2011 Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has developed a technology to largely eliminate interference to air traffic control radars caused by wind turbines. The company said...

European Air Traffic Safety has Improved, Survey Reveals
14 June 2011 Air traffic safety has continued to improve in Europe over the last 12 months, according to a EUROCONTROL survey carried out in 53 countries, including the Maastricht Upper Area Control...

Vietnam Deploys Comsoft Aeronautical Information System
14 June 2011 Vietnam Air Traffic Management (VATM) has concluded the final acceptance of Comsoft's fully automated AIS / AIM solution, following the successful completion of extensive tests and trials...

Doha Airport to Open New Departure Terminal by Month End
13 June 2011 Qatar's Doha International Airport (DIA) is preparing to open its new Terminal B for over 30 foreign airlines before the end of this month, ahead of summer holiday rush. The airport notes...

Germany Launches Initiative to Promote Biofuel Use in Aviation
13 June 2011 Several German research institutions and aviation stake holders have joined together to form the Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany (AIREG) to push for the widespread...

IATA Unveils Biometric Checkpoint of the Future
13 June 2011 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has unveiled the first mock-up of a 'Checkpoint of the Future', designed to enhance security while reducing queues and intrusive searches...

Boingo Delivers Managed Wi-Fi Services for Suvarnabhumi Airport
13 June 2011 Boingo Wireless has launched managed Wi-Fi services at Bangkok's new Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) in Thailand through an agreement with Milcom Systems company WLANnet. Under...

Darwin Airport Unveils Revised Terminal Expansion Plan
10 June 2011 Australia's Darwin International Airport has revised its proposed terminal expansion project and has released its 'Minor Variation to Approved Major Development Plan (MDP)', which is...

Manchester Airport to Upgrade Luggage Screening System
10 June 2011 Manchester International Airport in the UK is planning to introduce new high-speed passenger luggage screening x-ray technology, developed by Rapiscan Systems. Real Time Tomography (RTT)...

Albanian Airport to Deploy Avibit's Tower Information System
10 June 2011 The Albanian National Air Traffic Agency (ANTA) has awarded a contract to AviBit and TCN for the installation of an integrated tower information system, INFOMAX, for a new air traffic control...

Phuket Airport Expansion to Begin by Year End
10 June 2011 The expansion of Phuket International Airport in Thailand is expected to commence by the end of this year, following approval by the government last year. The THB5.7bn ($187.9m) project...

Global Passenger Traffic Rose in April
09 June 2011 Global passenger traffic witnessed an 11% rise in April led by a surge in international passenger traffic in Europe, according to figures released by the Airports Council International...

Comsoft Upgrades Serbian Air Traffic Management
09 June 2011 Germany's Comsoft has finalised the installation of a future ATM modernisation and upgrade system (FAMUS) in Belgrade, Serbia, and has supplied various air traffic management (ATM) components...

Edmonton Airport Expansion Running Ahead of Schedule
09 June 2011 Edmonton International Airport (EIA) in Canada is expected to complete a massive terminal one month ahead of schedule, with the first phase scheduled to open in early 2012. The project,...

Oman's Duqm Airport Work Set to Commence
09 June 2011 Construction of the Al Duqm International Airport in Oman is set to commence soon as Package 2 of the project is in the final stage, and will be completed by the end of this month. The...

Nav Canada Introduces New Air Traffic Control Technology
08 June 2011 Operator of Canada's civil air navigation services, Nav Canada, is set to introduce a major advance in oceanic air traffic control technology, which will control the country's civilian airspace...

Ghana Raises Funds for Kotoka Airport Rehabilitation
08 June 2011 The Ghanaian Government has raised $50.9m for the third phase of the Kotoka International Airport rehabilitation project. The project includes reconstruction of taxiway and main passenger...

Dubai's Aviation Sector will Take-Off by 2020
08 June 2011 The aviation sector is expected to contribute $44.5bn by 2020, up from the current $22bn, according to a new report by Dubai Airports. According to the report Explaining Dubai's Aviation...

Heathrow Airport Opens New Satellite Terminal
08 June 2011 Heathrow Airport has expanded Terminal 5 with a new £340m third section of the terminal, now open to British Airways customers. The new satellite terminal, known as T5 C, provides...

Norway's Avinor Deploys New GPS to Monitor Airspace
07 June 2011 Norwegian airport network and air navigation service provider Avinor has employed new global positioning system (GPS) technology, developed by American company Sensis Corporation, to...

Lithuania's Vilnius Airport Records Bumper May Traffic
07 June 2011 Pasenger traffic at Vilnius International Airport in Lithuania rose by 31% to 175,500 in May 2011, compared with the previous month. The number of passengers on regular flights...

Azerbaijan to Overhaul Baku International Airport
07 June 2011 Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) has unveiled plans to reconstruct Baku International Airport, also known as Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Azerbaijan. Reconstruction work on the airport...

Durham Tees Valley Airport Awards Recording Contract
07 June 2011 Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) in Darlington, UK, has awarded a contract to Precision Applications to supply and install a Veristore recording system at the airport. The company said that...

Airport Authority Hong Kong Consults Public on Third Runway
06 June 2011 Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has launched a public consultation on plans to build a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) that may cost around HKD$86.2bn ($11bn). ...

FABEC Partners Join for Voice Communications System
06 June 2011 Eurocontrol's Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) in the Netherlands and the French Direction des services de la navigation aérienne (DSNA) have entered into a deal with...

Airservices Australia to Trial ATM Tower Technology
06 June 2011 Swedish company Saab and the government-owned traffic controller Airservices Australia have entered into a deal to commence a trial of remotely-operated air traffic control tower technology...

Cavotec to Deliver Ground Support Equipment at Dubai Airport
06 June 2011 New Zealand-based airport systems integrator Cavotec has won contract from ALEC to supply and supervise the installation and commission of advanced ground support equipment for a new Concourse 3...

Nice Airport to Deploy Surface Movement Radars
03 June 2011 Nice International Airport in France has awarded a contract to Denmark-based Terma to deliver its SCANTER 2001 surface movement radar system. The SCANTER radar will form part of the...

Abu Dhabi Airport Posts Rise in April Traffic
03 June 2011 Airport operator Abu Dhabi Airports Company has reported a 15% increase in passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE to 996,000 during April 2011. Cargo volumes at...

Kenya Plans Private Partnership for Jomo Kenyatta Airport Expansion
03 June 2011 Kenya Airports Authority is looking to enter into a public-private partnership to fund a new $500m terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The organisation said that the upgrade...

India's Chhatrapati Airport Opens Renovated Runway
03 June 2011 Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd has completed the reconstruction of primary runway 09/27 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India. The renovation, carried out as...

European Airports Could Handle More Passengers with Efficient Slots
02 June 2011 An additional 28 million passengers could be accommodated each year at Europe's airports by reviewing European rules on allocating slots for landing and take-off, according to a new study by...

Guernsey Airport Runway Improvement Moves Forward
02 June 2011 A project to improve the runway at Guernsey Airport runway has moved forward with Public Services Department of Guernsey, UK, submitting plans for the £81m project. The department...

Ireland Airports Deploy New Air Traffic Management System
02 June 2011 A new air traffic management system has gone into operation at Shannon and Dublin international airports in Ireland. The new system equips air traffic controllers with improved...

Russia's Moscow Domodedovo Airport Postpones London IPO
02 June 2011 DME, a holding company of Moscow Domodedovo Airport, has postponed its plans to issue an initial public offering in London worth $1.5bn. The decision comes as the company is unsatisfied...

Macedonia to Open Alexander the Great Airport Terminal in September
01 June 2011 Macedonia is planning to open a new passenger terminal at the Skopje Alexander the Great Airport in the capital Skopje on 8 September this year. The new terminal will be 10 times the size...

Gulf Countries to Invest $90bn in Airport Projects
01 June 2011 The Gulf Cooperation Council countries have allocated about $90bn for airport development over the next few years. The total funds earmarked for the development of Dubai World...

Auckland Airport Traffic Up in April
01 June 2011 Passenger traffic at Auckland International Airport in New Zealand rose by 6.8% to 649,397 in April 2011 compared with the previous month. Domestic passenger figures for the month...

BCS to Provide Baggage-Handling System to Honolulu Airport
01 June 2011 New Zealand-based technology company BCS Group has won a contract to provide baggage-handling systems at Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii, US. The contract was part of a $61m project...

May 2011

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Tav Construction Halts Airport Terminal Work in Libya
31 May 2011 Turkey-based Tav Construction has halted airport construction projects worth € 2bn ($3.2bn) in Libya due to civil unrest in the country. The construction of new Tripoli...

Sri Lankan Airport Installs Secure TETRA Radio Network
31 May 2011 Airport & Aviation Services (AASL) of Sri Lanka has chosen Cassidian, an EADS unit, to equip Bandaranaike International Airport near Colombo with a secure TETRA radio communication network. ...

Columbus Authority to Improve Airports
31 May 2011 Airport operator Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) has unveiled plans to spend more than $117m this year for improvement and expansion projects at Port Columbus, Rickenbacker and...

Mott MacDonald to Master Plan Maldives Airport
31 May 2011 The UK's Mott MacDonald has been appointed by GADL International to provide master planning and detailed engineering design services for the $368m expansion and modernisation of Male...

Saudi Arabia Begins King Abdul Aziz Airport Development
27 May 2011 The Saudi Bin Laden Group has started improvement works on King Abdul Aziz International Airport, which is expected to increase the airport's capacity to 30 million passengers a year, with...

LAX Deploys NICE Situation Management System
27 May 2011 Airport operator Los Angeles World Airports has implemented an open platform situation management offering, NICE Situator, supplied by NICE Systems at its new consolidated airport...

Dayton Airport Traffic Down in April
27 May 2011 Dayton International Airport in Ohio, US, has reported a 6% drop in passenger traffic for April 2011. Boardings at the airport dipped to 102,010 compared with 108,545 a year earlier;...

Gary / Chicago Airport Expansion Work Begins
27 May 2011 Work has begun on a $153m expansion of Gary / Chicago International Airport in Indiana, US. The long-awaited project involves the expansion of the airport's main runway to 8,900ft from...

Changi Airport Reports April Traffic Growth
26 May 2011 Passenger traffic at Changi International Airport in Singapore reported 13.7% growth to 3.73 million for the month of April 2011. The growth in passenger traffic was in line with a...

FAA Extends Information Technology Deal with GTSI
26 May 2011 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the US has awarded a contract to GTSI to provide information technology under the strategic acquisition of various equipment and supplies...

European Airports Restart Normal Operations as Ash Cloud Disperses
26 May 2011 European flights are operating as normal after volcanic ash from an Icelandic volcano, which had threatened to cause widespread cancellations, dispersed. According to Eurocontrol,...

Houston Airport Unveils $1bn Terminal Revamp
26 May 2011 Airport operator Houston Airport System (HAS) and United Continental Holdings Airline (UAL) are teaming up to invest $1bn for a overhaul of Terminal B at George Bush Intercontinental Airport...

Bangalore Airport Terminal Expansion Begins in June
25 May 2011 Bangalore International Airport in Karnataka, India, has revealed that the expansion of the passenger terminal building will commence from next month. India-based Larsen & Toubro have...

German Airports Reopen After Ash Cloud Dissipates
25 May 2011 Airports in northern Germany have started to reopen as ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano eruption dissipates. Germany's air traffic control agency DFS said that Bremen airport...

Hong Kong Airport April Passenger Traffic Rises
25 May 2011 Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has reported an 8.5% increase to 4.5 million in April 2011. Flight movements have increased by 12.1% to 27,685 while cargo...

ARINC Upgrades Passenger Processing at Philippines Airport
25 May 2011 ARINC Incorporated has deployed its vMUSETM common-use passenger check-in technology at Terminal 3 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila, Philippines. The system supports...

Dubai Plans Al Maktoum Airport Expansion by 2020
25 May 2011 Dubai is looking to open the passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport by 2020, which will be capable of handing an expected passenger capacity of around 120-150 million per...

Palm Springs ATC Tower Work Moves Ahead
24 May 2011 The construction work of a new air traffic control tower (ATC) at the Palm Springs International Airport in California, US, is 39% complete and will be finished by 2013. The new 150ft...

Melbourne Airport Reports Passenger Rise in April
24 May 2011 Melbourne International Airport in Australia has reported a 20.4% increase in passenger traffic to 535,143 for April 2011. The airport attributes the increase in numbers to the extended...

Volcanic Ash Cloud Grounds European Flights
24 May 2011 Thousands of passengers in Northern Europe face over 250 flight cancellations on Tuesday morning due to the drifting ash cloud from the Icelandic volcanic eruption. US President Barack Obama...

Dubai April Passenger Traffic Rebounds
24 May 2011 Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport in the UAE witnessed a 13.2% increase in April 2011 to 4.23 million, compared with 3.74 million recorded during the same month last year. ...

Pakistan Halts Gwadar Airport Project
24 May 2011 Construction work at the New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA) in Balochistan, Pakistan, has come to a halt due to security concerns and won't be completed this year, according to a...

Croatia Extends Deadline for Zagreb Airport Tender
23 May 2011 Croatia's Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure has extended the deadline for bids for the construction of a second terminal at the Zagreb International Airport to the end of June. ...

BridgeNet Debuts Flight and Airspace Simulation Software
23 May 2011 US-based Acoustical engineering and consulting firm BridgeNet International has launched its VOLANS software, an offering of its web-based 3D software that can address airspace issues for...

Zvartnots Airport Sees Passenger Traffic Rise
23 May 2011 Zvartnots International Airport in Yerevan, Armenia, has reported more than 403,000 passengers in the first four months of this year compared with 365,800 in the same period last year. ...

Study Finds Atlanta's Second Airport Un-Feasible
23 May 2011 A study conducted by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials found that there is no feasible site anywhere in metro Atlanta to build a second commercial...

Thales Opens Global Air Traffic Management Research Centre
20 May 2011 Thales Australia has opened a new air traffic management research and development centre in Melbourne, Australia. The centre will play a key role in developing next-generation air...

Tulsa Airport Sees Drop in Passenger Traffic
20 May 2011 Tulsa International Airport has reported a 6.7% drop in passenger traffic to 211,058 in April this year, the largest year-over-year decline since February's snowstorms caused a 10.33% decrease...

Zvartnots Airport to Open New Terminal by September
20 May 2011 Zvartnots International Airport in Yerevan, Armenia, plans to open a new terminal in August-September this year. The airport operator Armenian International Airports has already secured...

Russia's DME Plans London IPO
20 May 2011 The holding company for Russia's Moscow Domodedovo Airport, DME, has unveiled plans to sell shares in an initial public offering (IPO) in London. DME intends to sell the shares to...

Greek Airports See Increase in Passenger Arrivals
19 May 2011 Greek airports have recorded a 5.6% increase in international arrivals during the January-April period this year, according to the latest figures. Data from 13 airports by the Association...

India Approves Navi Mumbai Airport Draft Plan
19 May 2011 The City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) of Maharashtra, India, has received final approval for the proposed Navi Mumbai international airport's draft master plan from the...

Tucson Airport Begins Update of Master Plan
19 May 2011 The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) has launched an update to the master plan of the Tucson International Airport (TIA) in Arizona, US. It looks out 20 years into the future and provides...

Austrian Airspace to Adopt Sensis Wide-Area Multilateration System
19 May 2011 The air navigation service provider for Austria, Austro Control, has selected Sensis Corporation to deploy a wide-area multilateration (WAM) system, to provide terminal and en route surveillance...

Prishtina Airport to Begin Terminal Construction
18 May 2011 Prishtina International Airport in Kosovo will begin construction work on a new terminal by the end of this month. The project will be carried out by Turkish-French consortium, Limak Holding...

UAE Air Traffic Movements Rise in April
18 May 2011 Air traffic movements in the UAE grew 6.7% to 55,842 in April this year, according to the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of UAE. Among the UAE airports, Dubai ranked first with...

FAA approves AeroMetric Electronic Layout Plan at Valley Airport
18 May 2011 Geospatial solutions and GIS mapping company AeroMetric has revealed that it has completed electronic airport layout plan (eALP) compliant mapping on the Valley International Airport project...

Lanseria Airport Unveils New Runway Plans
18 May 2011 Lanseria International Airport in South Africa has unveiled plans to invest about ZAR150m ($21.5m) on a new runway project to increase capacity at the airport. Plans for the runway are yet...

Fraport Sees Passenger Traffic Rise in April
17 May 2011 Germany's Fraport, the operator of the Frankfurt International Airport, has said that passenger traffic at its five majority-owned airports increased by 33% to a total of 7.2 million in April...

Rwanda to Upgrade Kigali Airport
17 May 2011 The Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced plans to upgrade parts of the Kigali International Airport (KIA). The $14m project involves building more airport facilities...

Birmingham Airport Opens New Terminal
17 May 2011 Birmingham Airport in the UK has opened a new renovated terminal as part of a £100m redevelopment plan. The £13m terminal redevelopment project has merged with the airport's two terminals...

Ghana Unveils Tamale Airport Upgrade Plan
17 May 2011 The Ghana Airport Company (GACL) has revealed that Tamale Airport will soon be upgraded into an international airport. The project is estimated to cost about $150m and would be carried out...

Estonia Advances Aeronautical Information Management with Comsoft
16 May 2011 The Estonian Air Navigation Service (EANS) has completed the commissioning of its central aeronautical information management (AIM) database, which is now fully compliant with the...

India Commissions First AHMS Link to Singapore
16 May 2011 Airports Authority of India (AAI) has inaugurated an air traffic message handling system (AMHS) at Mumbai International Airport and at the same time, implemented India's first operational AMHS...

New Flight Paths at Airports Increase Airline Efficiency
16 May 2011 Airlines could save at least $65.6m every year while slashing carbon emissions and cutting flight times by implementing new flight paths at 46 mid-size airports across the US, according to a...

European Airports Report Passenger Traffic Rise
16 May 2011 Passenger traffic at European airports increased by 5.4% in the first quarter of 2011 according to figures from the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe. Freight traffic increased...

St Kitts and Nevis Deploy Baggage X-ray Machine
13 May 2011 Nevis's Vance W. Amory International Airport in the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis has deployed an advanced hold baggage x-ray machine. The airport notes the new machine is the...

Dallas Airport Commences $1.9bn Terminal Renewal
13 May 2011 Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in Texas, US has launched the first phase of its $1.9bn terminal renewal project, a seven-year renovation of the airport's four original terminals. ...

BAA's Airports Report Rise in April Passenger Traffic
13 May 2011 BAA's six UK airports handled 9.1 million passengers in April this year, an increase of 31.1% compared with the same month last year. Heathrow Airport handled 5.8 million passengers...

French Airport Deploys First Pan-European Satellite Navigation System
13 May 2011 Pau Pyrénées International Airport in France has deployed the new European geostationary navigation overlay system (EGNOS) Safety-of-Life service, which will guide landing aircraft...

Bulgaria to Appoint Sofia Airport Concession Consultant
12 May 2011 The Bulgarian Government is considering appointing a consultant to advise it on the proposed Sofia International Airport concession plan. The consultant will deliver a business model for...

Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport to Complete ATC Tower by Year End
12 May 2011 Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, is building a new air traffic control (ATC) tower at the airport, which is expected to be complete by the end of this year. Around...

Croatia Receives Bids for Zagreb Airport Terminal Work
12 May 2011 Croatia has received ten bids to build a second terminal at Zagreb International Airport. The bids have been received from consortiums including Turkish airport operator TAV Airports...

Indonesia to Allocate Funds for Airport Upgrades
12 May 2011 Indonesia's state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II is looking to invest $2.8bn this year to improve the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang. Out of the total...

Austin-Bergstrom Airport Reports Rise in Passenger Traffic
11 May 2011 Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas, US, reported a 9% increase in passenger traffic to 801,553 during March 2011. Of the total traffic, aircraft arrivals and departures were up...

Christchurch Airport Completes Terminal Renovations
11 May 2011 Christchurch International Airport in New Zealand has completed the first phase of its terminal renovation project. The first phase of the project, completed in 18 months, involves...

Indian State to Draft Airport Development Plan
11 May 2011 The Maharashtra Government in India will complete a draft master plan for the development of airports in the state within two weeks. The Maharashtra Airport Development Corporation (MADC)...

Nigeria to Allocate Funds for New Lekki Airport
11 May 2011 The Lagos State Government in Nigeria is looking to allocate N102bn ($650m) for the proposed Lekki International Airport. The airport will be located on the Lagos-Epe expressway, and...

Seven European Countries Sign Single European Sky Deal
10 May 2011 Seven European countries signed an agreement to unify their national airspaces, intending to reduce costs and bureaucracy and boost air traffic efficiency. Austria, Bosnia &...

US Unveils Automated Baggage Screening System
10 May 2011 The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the US has launched a new in-line baggage screening system at Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio. The new automated...

Dubai Airport Invites Tenders for Terminal Expansion
10 May 2011 The Dubai Department of Civil Aviation in the UAE has invited tenders from construction companies for the Dubai International Airport's Terminal 2 expansion project. The new terminal...

Global Passenger Traffic Rises in Q1 2011
10 May 2011 Global passenger traffic saw an increase of 4% in the first quarter of 2011 and rose by 2% in March this year, according to new global traffic statistics from the Airports Council...

Brazil to Invite Tenders for Hercílio Luz Airport Expansion
09 May 2011 Brazil's national airport authority Infraero has unveiled it is planning to issue five tenders worth BRL294m ($182m) for the expansion of Hercílio Luz international airport...

Nigeria Approves Funds for Airport Upgrade
09 May 2011 The Federal Executive Council (FEC) in Nigeria has ratified contracts for the upgrade of civil aviation infrastructure, including the upgrade as well as the reconstruction of terminal buildings...

Malta Airport Reports Record Rise in Passenger Traffic
09 May 2011 Malta International Airport has reported a 25.3% increase in passenger traffic to 300,123 in April 2011, the highest number ever registered this month. The airport attributes the rise in...

Winnipeg Airport to Open a New Terminal in October
09 May 2011 Winnipeg Airports Authority in Canada has revealed that the new terminal at Winnipeg James A. Richardson International Airport will be opened on 30 October this year, a year behind the schedule. ...

Spectrum Interactive to Provide Wifi and Internet Access in UK Airports
06 May 2011 London Luton International Airport in the UK and Cardiff International Airport in Wales, have selected Spectrum Interactive to offer wireless internet access for passengers using mobile devices...

FAA Awards Security Systems Maintenance Contract
06 May 2011 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the US has awarded a five-year, $38m contract to Honeywell to maintain security systems at more than 1,000 locations in the agency's air...

Queen Alia Airport Sees Q1 Traffic Rise
06 May 2011 Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Jordan has reported a 2.4% increase in passenger numbers to 1,124,035 in the first quarter of this year, compared with 1,097,400 last year, according...

Airports Should Adopt Technology to Improve Services
06 May 2011 A new report by Amadeus suggests that in order to increase air passengers, airlines and airport operators need to adopt and implement emerging technologies to improve the experience of...

Airservices to Upgrade Radar Facility in Australia
05 May 2011 The national air traffic control service provider Airservices Australia has begun site preparation work for a temporary radar facility at Machans Beach, north of Cairns. The radar will...

International Air Traffic Falls in March
05 May 2011 International air passenger traffic has slowed in March to 3.8% from the 5.8% recorded in February, according to new results. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) noted that...

Dubai Expects to Handle 100 Million Passengers by 2020
05 May 2011 UAE's airport operator Dubai Airports expects passenger volume to grow at 7.2% over the next ten years and passenger numbers to reach 98.5 million per year by 2020, compared with 47.2 million...

Pudong Airport to Add Two Runways
05 May 2011 The Shanghai Airport Authority in China has unveiled plans to build a fourth and fifth runway at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai. The new runways will be initially used for the...

Brisbane Airport Opens Upgraded Terminal
04 May 2011 Brisbane International Airport in Queensland, Australia, has expanded and opened its new common user satellite terminal. The common user satellite (CUS) expansion increased the number...

ARINC Upgrades Passenger Processing Service for Airports
04 May 2011 US-based ARINC Incorporated has extended its cloud-based vMUSE Enterprise common-use passenger processing service for airports by leveraging a new platform using IATA Common Use...

UAE and Uruguay Reach Open Skies Deal
04 May 2011 The United Arab Emirates has signed an open skies air services agreement with the directorate general of Civil Aviation of Uruguay. Under the agreement, any number of designated airlines of...

Basra Airport Set for Renovation
04 May 2011 Basra International Airport in Iraq is set to undergo major expansion and renovation this year. The $65m expansion project includes renovation of the passenger terminal, repairing the...

Kuala Lumpur Airport to Open New Terminal in 2012
03 May 2011 Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) has revealed that the new permanent low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT), KLIA 2, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) will be complete and open...

LAWA Implements Noise-Monitoring System
03 May 2011 US airport operator, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has acquired a new airport noise-monitoring system in a bid to minimise the noise impact of its operations on communities surrounding...

Peoria Airport Opens New Terminal
03 May 2011 The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria (MAAP) has opened a new terminal at the General Wayne A Downing Peoria International Airport in Illinois, US. The new 125,000ft² terminal,...

Comsoft Upgrades Aeronautical Information System in Bosnia
03 May 2011 The Federal Directorate of Civil Aviation (FEDCAD) of Bosnia and Herzegovina has upgraded its existing aeronautical messaging and information services infrastructure (AFTN) using a Comsoft system....

April 2011

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EU Insists on Simultaneous Lifting of Liquids Ban
28 April 2011 The EU has insisted that all European airports must simultaneously meet the April 2013 deadline for lifting the ban on carrying liquids on to aeroplanes. The warning comes after UK refused...

Thailand to Begin Phuket Airport Expansion
28 April 2011 Construction work on the Phuket International Airport expansion project in Thailand is expected to commence in November this year. Initially, work is expected to commence on the runway...

Chicago Raises Money for O'Hare Expansion
28 April 2011 Chicago has started a $1.1bn bond sale this week to finance the expansion of O'Hare International Airport in the US, about a month after the region's two carriers dismissed their lawsuit...

Phillipines Laguindingan Airport to Open in January 2012
28 April 2011 Construction on the Laguindingan Airport Development Project (LADP) in the Philippines is expected to be complete and open to passengers by January next year. The PHP7.85bn ($181m)...

Mumbai Airport to Trial Air Traffic Control System
27 April 2011 Mumbai International Airport in India will trial a new air traffic control system called Auto Track Three from May this year. The system, an upgraded version of Autotrack II, developed...

Vietnam Approves Plan for New Long Thanh Airport
27 April 2011 The ministry of transport in Vietnam has approved a general plan for the Long Thanh International Airport (LTIA) project in Dong Nai Province. Japan Airport Consulting Company has prepared...

Washington Airports Authority Proposes Partnership Agreements
27 April 2011 The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) in the US is considering sister airport partnership agreements with airports in Europe and Africa. The authority has proposed pursuing...

Chad Awards Airport Contract to Chinese Firm
27 April 2011 The Government of Chad has signed a $1bn deal with China CAMC Engineering Company for the construction of a new international airport about 40km off the capital N'Djamena. The airport...

Ohio Unveils Expansion Plan for Cleveland Hopkins Airport
26 April 2011 The US state of Ohio has unveiled a $1.6bn master plan to expand Cleveland Hopkins International Airport over the next 24 years. The plan includes modernisation of the main terminal,...

US Strengthens Airline Passenger Protection Rules
26 April 2011 The US Department of Transportation has unveiled new measures to protect airline passengers and offer better consumer protection for air travel. The new rules will require airlines to...

EU Explores Implementation of Single European Sky Legislation
26 April 2011 Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovenia are participating in a study that aims to identify solutions to implement the Single European Sky II (SES II) legislation. The legislation...

The US, UK and Saudi Arabia Sign Open Skies Agreement
26 April 2011 The US, the UK and Saudi Arabia have signed an open sky agreement, which will liberalise their bilateral aviation relationship. The agreement will eliminate government interference in...

Hong Kong Airport Reports Rise in Passenger Traffic
21 April 2011 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has reported a 1.8% increase in passenger traffic to 4.2 million in March 2011. The airport has recorded a 15.5% rise in flight movements to 28,140,...

China Plans New Airports in Five Years
21 April 2011 China is looking to build 55 new airports in the next five years in a bid to increase its total number to 230 from 175 airports. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) notes that...

CAA Considers Airborne Navigation in UK and Ireland Airports
21 April 2011 The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published proposed policy guidance on performance-based navigation (PBN) in UK and Irish airspace. The new system developed by the International...

Idaho Airport Cost to Rise
21 April 2011 A new report submitted to the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority in Idaho, US, has estimated that the cost of building an airport in central Idaho at the preferred site will be nearly...

Abu Dhabi Airport Reports Q1 Traffic Rise
20 April 2011 Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE has reported a 9.4% increase in passenger numbers to more than 2.8 million in the first quarter of this year, according to its operator Abu Dhabi...

Palestinian Authority Plans New Airport in Jerusalem
20 April 2011 The Palestinian Authority is planning to build an international airport near Jerusalem over the next three years. The $340m airport will be built in an area between Jerusalem and Jericho...

Heathrow to Deal With Ice Using Geothermal Technology
20 April 2011 The BAA is considering a project to use geothermal technology to deal with ice at Heathrow International Airport in London, UK. BAA is exploring the technology after the airport was crippled...

Edmonton Airport Unveils 25-Year Development Plan
20 April 2011 Edmonton International Airport in Alberta, Canada, has unveiled a draft master plan to double capacity from the six million passengers it handles each year by 2035. The draft development...

Sri Lanka Begins Construction at Maththala Airport Terminal
19 April 2011 Sri Lanka's Ministry of Civil Aviation has announced that work on the construction of a passenger terminal at Maththala International Airport project in Hambanthota is successfully underway and...

Brazil's Airports Unlikely to be Ready for World Cup 2014
19 April 2011 The renovation of Brazil's airports is unlikely to be completed in time for the World Cup in 2014, unless there are changes in the investment plans made by Brazil's airport authority, according...

Berlin Airports Reports Passenger Traffic Rise
19 April 2011 German airport authority Berlin Airports has revealed that passenger traffic at Tegel and Schoenefeld airports increased by 6.4% to over 22 million passengers in 2010. Berlin Airports...

Lambert Airport Begins Terminal Renovation work
19 April 2011 Lambert-St.Louis International Airport in Missouri, US, has begun work on Terminal 1 renovations. The terminal requires 1,000 linear feet of construction walls in the ticketing hall,...

UAE’s Air Traffic Movements Rises
18 April 2011 Total air movements in the UAE airspace recorded a 9% increase during the first quarter of this year, according to the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). Air movements in the...

Capgemini led Consortium Wins BAA IT Outsourcing Deal
18 April 2011 A consortium led by Capgemini UK has won a €120m ($173.6m) outsourcing deal to provide core IT services to all BAA's six airports in the UK, including London Heathrow. Other members in...

IndigoVision Deploys IP Video System at Delhi Airport
18 April 2011 Delhi International Airport (DIAL) in India has upgraded its security system by installing an IP-based 3700+ camera surveillance system at the new Terminal 3. The new system, developed...

European Commission to Review Air Passenger Rights
18 April 2011 The European Commission has unveiled a series of measures to clarify and strengthen the enforcement of passenger rights legislation following the 2010 volcanic ash crisis and record snow...

FAA Drops Barbados Air Safety Rating
15 April 2011 The US Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assigned Barbados an International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) Category 2 rating. The rating implies...

Russian Partnership to Develop Electronic Air Accident Prevention System
15 April 2011 Volga-Dnepr Airlines has teamed up with Russia's Ulyanovsk State University on a project to develop an electronic system to support the prevention of air accidents. The project is...

Aerospace Authorities Engage Volcanic Ash Cloud Readiness Test
15 April 2011 One year after the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano, more than 70 airlines, in cooperation with airport and aerospace authorities, have taken part in a simulation to ascertain...

Frankfurt Airport Reports Rise in Passenger Traffic
15 April 2011 Frankfurt International Airport in Germany has reported a 3.7% increase in passenger numbers to 11.8 million in the first quarter of this year. The airport also saw a 3.5% rise in...

FAA Opens New Air Traffic Control System Command Centre
14 April 2011 The Federal Aviation Administration in US has announced that the new David J Hurley Air Traffic Control System Command Centre in Warrenton, Virginia, is fully operational. The Command...

TAV Airports Renovates Ohrid Airport in Macedonia
14 April 2011 TAV Airports Holding has completed the renovation of Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle International Airport in Macedonia. The works at Ohrid involve construction of a new VIP facility,...

BAA Airports Report Moderate Passenger Growth
14 April 2011 BAA's six airports reported a moderate traffic increase of 0.9%, handling 8.3 million passengers in March 2011 with London's Heathrow Airport reporting a 2.3% rise in passenger traffic. ...

LMW Completes Feasibility Study for Nepal's New Airport
14 April 2011 South Korea-based LandMark Worldwide (LMW) has completed a $3.5m feasibility study for a proposed second international airport (SIA) in Nepal and submitted it to the Ministry of Tourism and...

Brazil to Invite Tender for Manaus Airport Expansion
13 April 2011 Brazil's national airport authority Infraero has unveiled plans to issue tenders for the renovation and expansion of Eduardo Gomes International Airport in Manaus by the end of May 2011. ...

Budapest Airport Reports Increased Passenger Traffic
13 April 2011 Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Hungary has reported an 8.9% increase in passenger numbers to 637,000 during March 2011. The growth in passenger numbers recorded in the...

Quad City Airport Commences Runway Reconstruction Work
13 April 2011 Concrete Structures has begun the second phase of a $34m three-year runway reconstruction project to rebuild the 10,000-feet-long Runway 9/27 at the Quad City International Airport in Illinois,...

FAA Approves New ATC Tower at Piedmont Triad Airport
13 April 2011 The US Federal Aviation Administration has approved plans to build a new air traffic control tower at Piedmont Triad International Airport in the state of North Carolina. The taller and...

SITA Launches Community Cloud for Air Transport
12 April 2011 Air transport IT specialist SITA has launched a programme to build a community cloud for the air transport industry (ATI) in a bid to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. The ATI...

Perth Airport Shortlists Five Bidders for Terminal Project
12 April 2011 Westralia Airports Corporation, the owner of Perth International Airport in Redcliffe in Western Australia, has shortlisted five companies to bid for a new terminal project. The terminal...

MDA to Deliver IPDS System to FAA
12 April 2011 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded follow-on contracts to Canada-based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) to further upgrade its instrument procedure development...

Passenger Traffic Climbs at Munich Airport
12 April 2011 Munich Airport in Germany has recorded a 12% rise in passengers, registering 8 million in the first three months of this year. The airport also reported a 10% rise in total aircraft...

Bulgaria to Invite Tenders for Sofia and Plovdiv Airports
11 April 2011 Bulgaria has received cabinet approval to launch a tender to award the Sofia International Airport and Plovdiv International Airport on a 35-year concession. The country is seeking...

Snc-Lavalin Wins Mayotte Dzaoudzi Airport Terminal Contract
11 April 2011 SNC-Lavalin has won a $62m contract from the French Government to build a terminal at Mayotte Dzaoudzi Airport in Mayotte, a French island in the Indian Ocean. The contract includes an...

Raytheon to Upgrade FAA Terminal Air Traffic Control System
11 April 2011 Raytheon Company has secured a $177m contract from the Federal Aviation Administration in the US to continue deployment of the standard terminal automation replacement system (STARS). STARS...

San Francisco Airport Opens Renovated Terminal
11 April 2011 San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in California, US, has opened the remodelled Terminal 2 (T2), built by recycling 90% of the original building. The 60,000m² terminal, developed...

Logan Secures Baggage Handling Contract at Casablanca Airport
08 April 2011 Logan Teleflex has won a baggage handling system contract for Casablanca - Mohammed V International - Airport in Morocco. The €12.6m ($18m) design-build contract was awarded by the...

LAWA and Alaska Airlines Sign Terminal Renovation Deal
08 April 2011 Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Alaska Airlines have signed a $271m deal for the renovation of Terminal 6 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the US. The renovation is part of...

Mozambique to Build a New Airport at Nacala
08 April 2011 Mozambique is planning to transform a military air base in Nacala, in the north of the country, into a civilian international airport. Brazilian company Odebrecht will begin work on the...

European Airports Report Passenger Traffic Rise
08 April 2011 Passenger traffic at European airports grew by 5.3% in February 2011 compared with the corresponding period in 2010, according to the latest figures from the Airports Council International...

Paraguay Approves Silvio Pettirossi Airport Concession Bill
07 April 2011 Paraguay's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill for the concession of Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Asunción, Paraguay. The approval will allow the government to award...

US Passes NextGen Equipage Fund Bill
07 April 2011 The US House of Representatives has passed the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011. The bill includes an amendment authorising a public-private...

GVK to Buy Mumbai Airport Stake
07 April 2011 GVK Airport Holdings has entered into an agreement with Mauritius-based Bid Services Division to buy a 13.5% in Mumbai International Airport in India for $230m. The equity shareholding of GVK...

Vietnam to Open New Terminal at Da Nang Airport
07 April 2011 A new terminal at the Da Nang International Airport in Vietnam is expected to be operational by May 2011. The new terminal will cost about $64.5m and will have a total floor area...

ATC Tower Begins Operations at London Southend Airport
06 April 2011 London Southend Airport in the UK has announced that its new air traffic control (ATC) tower is now fully operational. The 32m-high tower is equipped with advanced technology and will...

Nice Airport Unveils Development Plans
06 April 2011 The Nice International Airport (Nice Côte d'Azur Airport) in France will invest €58m ($82m) in construction projects this year. The plans include the development of six large...

US Authority Opens Brunswick Executive Airport
06 April 2011 The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority has opened the Brunswick Executive Airport in Maine, US. The airport has two runways measuring over 2,000m and more than 60,000m² of...

Navi Mumbai Airport Receives Strong Interest from Global Players
06 April 2011 The Navi Mumbai International Airport project in India has received interest from international airport operators, including Changi Airport and Aeroports De Paris, who hope to become a...

Global Passenger Traffic Climbs by 4%
05 April 2011 Global passenger traffic at airports grew by almost 4% in February, with international traffic up by 4.5% and domestic by 3.4%, according to the latest PaxFlash figures from the Airports...

CAA Extends Price Controls at UK Airports
05 April 2011 The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has extended the current price controls at Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport by one year. The move will provide an opportunity for the next...

LF Wade Airport Unveils New GPS Technology
05 April 2011 The LF Wade International Airport has installed a new Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to create safer and fuel-efficient landing approaches for aircraft arriving in Bermuda. ...

Birmingham Airport to Build New ATC Tower
05 April 2011 Birmingham Airport is planning to build a new air traffic control tower at a cost of £10m. The new 115ft tower will be built on a 33ft high hill towards the western side of the airport and...

LA Airport Deploys Siemens Baggage Inspection System
04 April 2011 Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California, US, has deployed the Siemens apron baggage screening (SABS) solution at Terminal 5 for Delta Air Lines. The Siemens system offers...

Limak Construction JV Secures Cairo Airport Contract
04 April 2011 A joint venture led by Turkish company Limak Construction has won a $387m contract for the renovation of Cairo International Airport in Egypt. The contract is to enhance the capacity of...

AviBit Wins Supply Contract for Berlin Airport
04 April 2011 The German Air Traffic Control agency, Deutsche Flugsicherung, has awarded a contract to AviBit Air Traffic Solutions to deliver its third AceMax (A-SMGCS) in the new Berlin...

Macquarie SBI Infra Invests in Indian Airports
04 April 2011 The Macquarie State Bank of India has invested $200m in GMR Airports Holding, a unit of GMR Infrastructure, which runs Delhi and Hyderabad airports in India and Turkey. The investment was...

HungaroControl Begins Work on New ATC Centre
01 April 2011 The Hungarian Air Navigation Service provider HungaroControl has begun work on a new air traffic control centre in Budapest. The control centre is estimated to cost more than €40m...

Middle East Unrest Hits Air Traffic
01 April 2011 The political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa during February is estimated to have cut international air traffic by 1%, according to new figures. The International Air...

Airport-technology.com Launches Major Airports Survey
01 April 2011 Future Airport is launching a major global airports industry survey, and we'd like to hear your opinions on the most important business issues for 2011-12. Participants will receive a copy...

AA Hong Kong and Chicago O'Hare Sign Cooperation Agreement
01 April 2011 Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has entered into an agreement with the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), establishing Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and O'Hare International Airport...

Newark Liberty Airport Set for Upgrade Ahead of 2014 Super Bowl
01 April 2011 The Port Authorities of New York and New Jersey in the US have entered into a deal with Signature Flight Support Corporation to invest $11m in a new private jet terminal and ramp renovations...

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Russia to Divest Moscow Airport
31 March 2011 Russia has announced plans to merge Vnukovo and Sheremetyevo Airports in Moscow with the aim of selling its stakes as part of the country's privatisation programme. The Russian Government...

Airport Body Scanners Pose No Risk, Study Reveals
31 March 2011 The radiation doses emitted by full-body airport scanners used at US airports do not pose health risks, even among frequent flyers, according to a new study by the University of California. ...

NCR Launches Self-Check-In Services
31 March 2011 Global IT and communications company NCR has launched a new line of products and services to help speed up the check-in process and streamline passenger flows at airports. The...

Copenhagen Airport Launches iPhone App
31 March 2011 Denmark's Copenhagen International Airport will introduce a new iPhone application in the coming weeks, incorporating a new, innovative augmented reality technology that will serve as a...

Punctuality Rate Drops at UK Airports
31 March 2011 Nearly 32% of scheduled flights at the ten UK airports monitored by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) were late during October-December 2010, compared with 24% in the same period in...

Penang Airport in Malaysia Reports Increased Passenger Traffic
30 March 2011 Penang International Airport in Malaysia has reported the highest growth rate among airports in Malaysia in 2010, with a 25% increase in passenger traffic, serving 4.1 million passengers...

Dallas Airport Extends Contract with NICE Systems
30 March 2011 Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in Texas, US, has extended its contract with intent-based applications provider NICE Systems to deploy a IP video surveillance system and the...

Complex Airport Designs to Disappear, Says IATA Expert
30 March 2011 Elaborate airport designs will soon disappear as facility operators continue to favour substance over style, an International Air Transport Association (IATA) official has said. Speaking...

Airports Still Operate with Unreliable Security Methods
30 March 2011 Airports will fail to prevent terrorism attacks if they continue to use traditional security models focused on response methods, an aviation expert has stressed. "The previous strategy...

Indian Airports to Implement New Ground Handling Policy in April
30 March 2011 The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has asked all airport operators in the country to prepare for the new ground-handling policy to be implemented on 1 April 2011 in a bid to enhance safety...

Sudan Secures AFESD Loan for Khartoum Airport
30 March 2011 Sudan has secured a $175m concessional loan from the Kuwait-based Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) for the construction of the new Khartoum International Airport. The...

Tulsa Airport to Commence Runway Reconstruction Work
29 March 2011 Sherwood Construction will commence work on phase one of the 10,000ft main north-south runway reconstruction project at the Tulsa International Airport in Oklahoma, US, next week. The...

Fire Derogates Flight Operation at Miami Airport
29 March 2011 About 80 flights were cancelled and 65 other flights delayed after a fire destroyed the main pumping system at Miami Airport's fuel farm, disrupting the fuelling of jets at the airport. ...

Dubai Airport Reports Passenger Traffic Rise
29 March 2011 Dubai International Airport in the UAE has reported a 5.2% increase in year-on-year passenger traffic to 3.83 million in February, compared with 3.64 million in the same month of the previous...

Era Deploys Surveillance System at Madrid Airport
29 March 2011 SRA International subsidiary Era has revealed that its surface surveillance system for the Spanish state department is now fully operational at the Madrid-Barajas International Airport in Spain. ...

UK Government Proposes APD Freeze
28 March 2011 The UK Government has announced a freeze on the controversial air passenger duty (APD) until 2012. Air Passenger Duty is a tax which is charged of passengers who are flying from a UK airport...

US Senator Pushes Testing ID Scan Technology at Buffalo Airport
28 March 2011 US Senator Charles E. Schumer is calling on the Department of Homeland Security to test new airport security technology in Buffalo-Niagara International Airport that would prevent...

BAA Plans Heathrow Investment to Deal with Snow Problem
28 March 2011 UK airport operator BAA has revealed a plan to invest £50m at Heathrow to avoid a repeat of December's snow problem, which led to cancellation of 4,000 flights. The investment follows a...

Brisbane Airport Raises Funds to Repay Debt
28 March 2011 Brisbane Airport Corporation in Queensland, Australia has raised AUD$600m ($612.5m) to repay bank debt and fund capital expenditure as well as working capital over the next 18 months. ...

Munich Airport Records Passenger Rise
25 March 2011 Passenger numbers at Germany's Munich Airport increased 15.5% to 2.5 million during February 2011 compared with the same month in 2010. International passenger volumes saw a rise of 15.6%...

Iberia Carries Out Flight Tests Under DORIS Programme
25 March 2011 Spain's Iberia Airlines has carried out its first flight tests as part of the dynamic optimisation of the route in flight (DORIS) programme. DORIS aims to optimise routes between Europe...

Copenhagen Airport to Track Passengers with Wi-Fi Devices
25 March 2011 Copenhagen International Airport in Denmark is working with aviation technology company SITA to develop a system that can track the movement of passengers carrying Wi-Fi devices through airports. ...

Lehigh Valley Airport Posts 20% Passenger Rise
25 March 2011 Lehigh Valley International Airport in Pennsylvania, US, recorded a 20% rise in passenger traffic to 58,981 passengers in February this year, compared with 49,282 passengers in February...

Northrop Grumman Delivers ATM System for Jersey Airport
24 March 2011 Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems has delivered radar data processing displays and electronic flight strip (EFS) capabilities for a new control centre at Jersey Airport in the UK. ...

Oman Awards Airports Projects
24 March 2011 The Ministry of Transport and Communications in Oman has awarded contracts worth $2.16bn for airport and road projects. The contracts involve the construction of a $1.7bn new terminal and...

FAA Unveils Five-Year Safety Plan
24 March 2011 The FAA has unveiled a safety plan to reduce the number of fatal accidents in general aviation by 10% per 100,000 flight hours over the ten-year period from 2009-2018. FAA has revealed...

BAA Awards IT Services Contract to Capgemini
24 March 2011 Airport operator BAA is outsourcing its IT services to a consortium led by Capgemini under a £100m five-year contract. The other members in the consortium include SITA, Atkins, Computacenter...

Munich Airport to Introduce New Summer Timetable
23 March 2011 Germany's Munich International Airport will introduce a new summer timetable, which will feature flights to 223 destinations in 68 countries around the world, including 20 German cities,...

Budapest Airport Inaugurates New Terminal Building
23 March 2011 A new terminal building has opened at the Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest, Hungary. The new five-storey, 24,000m² terminal building, named Sky Court was built at a cost...

Auckland Airport Cancels Queenstown Stake Purchase
23 March 2011 Auckland International Airport has decided not to increase its shareholding in Queenstown Airport this year. In July last year, Auckland Airport invested $28m into Queenstown Airport and had...

Mumbai Airport to Trial New Air Traffic System
23 March 2011 Mumbai International Airport (MIAL) in India, will conduct trials on a new next generation air traffic management system, following approval by the Airport Authority of India (AAI). ...

US Passenger Revenue Up in February
22 March 2011 Passenger revenue in the US rose 13% in February 2011 compared with the same month last year, according to a report by the industry trade organisation for the US airlines, the Air...

Argentinean Airports Resume Operations after Communication Failure
22 March 2011 Argentina has resumed flight services at three major airports in Buenos Aires after restoring a failed communications system at the control tower yesterday, the country's National Civil...

FAA Issues Interim Policy on Access to Residential Properties
22 March 2011 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the US has issued an interim policy on residential access through-the-fence (RTTF) agreements at federally funded airports. The RTTF...

Brussels Airport Unveils Investment Plan
22 March 2011 Brussels International Airport in Belgium has earmarked a €460m budget for development plans between 2011 to 2016. The plans include building a new Pier A West, an above-ground link...

St. Louis Airport to Begin Terminal Renovation
21 March 2011 St. Louis International Airport in Missouri, US, will launch construction projects in April 2011 to renovate Terminal 1. The work will initially include erecting construction walls...

US Travel Association Suggests Measures to Improve Airport Screening
21 March 2011 The US Travel Association and a panel of travel and security experts have suggested various measures to improve security at America's airports and reduce the burden for travellers. The...

International Traffic Climbs in Thai Airports
21 March 2011 Airports of Thailand (AoT) has reported a 11.26% rise in international passengers to 3.7 million during February 2011. The Thailand-based company has revealed that the total number of...

Moscow Domodedovo Airport Receives IATA Certificate
21 March 2011 Moscow Domodedovo International Airport in Russia has been awarded the International Air Transport Association (IATA) safety audit for ground operations (ISAGO), following the successful...

UAE Air Traffic Movements Increase
18 March 2011 Air traffic movements in the UAE increased by 7.6% in February 2011 compared with the same month last year, according to the figures released by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority. ...

Atlanta Remains World’s Largest Airport
18 March 2011 Atlanta continues to be the world's largest airport in 2010 in terms of passenger traffic, followed by Beijing International Airport in China and Chicago O'Hare International Airport, US,...

Brunei Airport to Deploy Hazard Alert System
18 March 2011 The Department of Civil Aviation in Brunei has signed a consultancy service agreement with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, US, to implement a low-level windshear alert...

O’Hare Airport Expansion Moves Forward
18 March 2011 United Continental Holdings and American Airlines parent AMR have reached an agreement with Chicago for a $1.17bn plan to expand O'Hare International Airport. As part of the deal, the...

CANSO to Support ATM Environment Performance Initiative
17 March 2011 The Netherlands-based civil air navigation services organisation CANSO will support a global approach to calculate fuel and CO2 savings from air traffic management (ATM) operational improvements. ...

Avinor to Deploy Arrival Route System in Norwegian Airspace
17 March 2011 Air navigation services provider Avinor is planning to deploy its new arrival route system Point Merge System (PMS) in eastern Norway next month. PMS allows both the pilots and the air...

Arab Bank Group Funds Muscat Airport Development
17 March 2011 Arab Bank Group has provided a loan of $410m to a consortium of three international contractors to facilitate executing phase three of Muscat International Airport in Oman. Oman Arab...

Kuwait Awards Airport Contracts
16 March 2011 The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in Kuwait will sign two contracts worth $47m for the development of Kuwait International Airport. The first KWD10.2m ($36.6m) contract, to...

Manchester Airport Seeks Bids for ATC Tower
16 March 2011 Manchester International Airport in Greater Manchester, UK, has sought bids for the construction of a 60m-long air traffic control tower. The project, worth about £20m, will replace the...

US Airport Secures Approval for Flights to Cuba
16 March 2011 The US Government gave approval to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, US, to offer charter flights to Cuba. Charter provider Airline Brokers is planning to deploy...

Greece to Raise Revenues at Airports
16 March 2011 Greece is looking to appoint advisers this week to increase revenues from Athens International Airport and Hellinikon International airport. The government aims to raise €200m to...

BAA Airports Report Steady Growth in February
15 March 2011 BAA's UK airports have posted steady year-on-year passenger traffic year-on-year in February 2011, but long-haul numbers were buoyed by strong Indian traffic in particular. Together,...

Eurocontrol Implements New Direct Routes in Airspace
15 March 2011 Eurocontrol has implemented 142 new direct routes to be taken by the airspace industry. These new routes, controlled by the Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC), are expected to save...

Japanese Airports Begin Efforts to Resume Operations
15 March 2011 Several airports in Japan, which halted operations after the country was hit by a devastating earthquake last week, have begun efforts to return to normal. Work is underway to assess damage and...

South Korea to Privatise Cheongju Airport
15 March 2011 The South Korean Government has unveiled plans to complete the privatisation of the loss-making Cheongju International Airport by the end of June, in a bid to help improve its business by...

Lend Lease to Upgrade JFK Airport Terminal
14 March 2011 Lend Lease has won a $170m contract to renovate and expand Delta Air Lines' Terminal 4 (T4) Headhouse at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK/IAT) in New York, US. The project forms...

Metron to Work on SESAR Programme
14 March 2011 Metron Aviation has been selected by Thales to perform research and development work on the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) programme in Europe. SESAR is the European programme for...

European ANSP Sign Deal to Improve Combined Airspace
14 March 2011 The air navigation service providers (ANSP) of the Ireland / UK and Denmark / Sweden functional airspace blocks have entered into an agreement to improve operational efficiency in line with...

Lynden Airport to Commence Redevelopment Work
14 March 2011 The second phase of redevelopment work will soon begin at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in the Bahamas. The $138.3m phase will involve demolition of the existing US...

Brazilian Airport Deploys Honeywell Smartpath System
11 March 2011 Honeywell has installed the new SmartPath ground-based augmentation system (GBAS) at the Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The installation...

Denver Airport Employs Sensis Surface Management System
11 March 2011 Denver International Airport (DEN) in Colorado, US, will install a new airport surface management system developed by Sensis Corporation. The system Aerobahn combines airside...

Sendai and Tokyo Airports Hit by Japan Earthquake
11 March 2011 Sendai Airport, on Japan's eastern coast, has been flooded by a 10m tsunami, following a 8.9 magnitude Japanese earthquake in the Pacific just 150km east of the city. The Sendai...

IATA Outlines Agenda to Improve Air Cargo Competitiveness
11 March 2011 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has outlined a four-point agenda for the air cargo value chain to improve its competitiveness. Speaking at the World Cargo Symposium...

Heathrow Airport Reopens Terminal After Security Alert
11 March 2011 A security alert that caused the partial evacuation of Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport in London, UK, on 11 March, has now been resolved. A small section of the departures area had been...

Saudi Arabia Moving Ahead with New Airports Plan
10 March 2011 The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of Saudi Arabia has completed preliminary designs for the construction of various international airports across the country. The authority...

US Airport to Develop New ATC Tower
10 March 2011 US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has backed a proposal for a new air traffic control (ATC) tower at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in the state of North Carolina. ...

Woods Bagot Wins Airport Project in Azerbaijan
10 March 2011 Architecture and design firms Woods Bagot, together with Buro Happold, have secured a contract to rebuild and extend the principal facilities across the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in...

US Airport Secures Approval to Run Flights to Cuba
10 March 2011 Tampa International Airport in the US state of Florida has received approval from the US Customs and Border Protection to begin direct flights to and from Cuba. The approval comes after the...

Dubai Airport Opening Delayed Until 2012
09 March 2011 The opening of a passenger terminal at the new Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, UAE, will be further delayed to 2012. The $34bn facility is touted to become the world’s largest...

Precision Applications Secure Supply Contract for UK Airport
09 March 2011 Precision Applications has secured a contract to supply and install a Veristore recording system at the Norwich International Airport in Norfolk, UK. The Veristore system records...

Malta Airport Records Passenger Traffic Rise
09 March 2011 Passenger movements at Malta International Airport for the month of February reached 174,877, an increase of 17.8%, compared with the same month last year. Aircraft movements saw an 18.6%...

Thai Airports to Build Private Jet Terminals
09 March 2011 Airports of Thailand (AoT) has unveiled plans to build private jet terminals at the Chiang Mai International Airport and the Phuket International Airport in Thailand. The proposed...

Chicago Airport Reports Rise in Errors by Air Traffic Controllers
08 March 2011 Mistakes are increasing among air traffic controllers at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, US, with 17 errors recorded over the most recent one-year period, up from six errors reported...

Era to Deliver Vehicle Tracking Units for Finland Airport
08 March 2011 SRA International subsidiary Era has been selected by Finland's air navigation service provider (ANSP), Finavia, to supply 135 Squid vehicle tracking units at the Helsinki Airport in...

India Issues Tariff Guidelines for Airport Operators
08 March 2011 The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) of India has issued guidelines specifying terms and conditions to determine tariffs for aeronautical services provided by the airport operators. ...

Carry-On Baggage Increases Security Cost in US
08 March 2011 An increase in luggage fees has led to a rise in security costs in the US according to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The rise in fees has prompted many passengers to hold...

Frequentis to Install Message Handling System at Albanian Airport
07 March 2011 Lockheed Martin has awarded a contract to Frequentis to implement the smartMessenger aeronautical message handling system (AMHS) at the Mother Teresa International Airport in Tirana,...

IATA General Meeting to Focus on Rising Fuel Prices
07 March 2011 The International Air Transport Association's (IATA) annual general meeting (AGM) will focus on the impact of rising fuel prices on the industry's profitability. Some 800 global...

Northrop Grumman to Deliver Air Traffic Surveillance System for Greek Airport
07 March 2011 Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems will supply its advanced surface movement guidance and control system (A-SMGCS) to Thessaloniki International Airport in Greece. The contract has been...

GVK Airport to Increase Stake in Mumbai Airport
07 March 2011 GVK Airport Holdings (GVK) has entered into an agreement with Bid Services Division (BSDM) to acquire an additional 13.5% stake for $230m in Mumbai International Airport (MIAL), India. ...

Bomb Scare Disrupts Flights at Malaysian Airport
04 March 2011 Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Malaysia closed both its runways on Wednesday 2 March, following a bomb scare. The closure led to the delay of 90 international flights. ...

Kota Kinabalu Airport in Malaysia to Become Aviation Hub
04 March 2011 Malaysia has revealed plans to promote the Kota Kinabalu International Airport in Sabah as its second aviation hub, following Japan's open skies arrangement with the country. The...

Oman Secures Funds for Airport Terminal Development
04 March 2011 The Omani Government has approved $1.83bn to fund the construction of the proposed passenger terminal at Muscat International Airport. The contract has been awarded to a consortium of...

LAWA Receives Bids for Ontario Airport Management
04 March 2011 Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has said that ten private firms have submitted bids for managing the Los Angeles / Ontario International Airport in Ontario, Canada. The responses came...

IATA Reports Strong Growth in January Traffic
03 March 2011 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that international scheduled traffic rose 8.2% and air freight increased 9.1% in January 2011, compared to the same period last...

Indian Airports to Receive Security Upgrades
03 March 2011 The Indian ministry of civil aviation unveiled plans to invest INR6bn ($132.9m) to upgrade security infrastructure across airports under the Airports Authority of India (AAI) jurisdiction. ...

Nepali Airport Construction Gets Delayed
03 March 2011 The construction of a new international airport in Nijgadh, Nepal is facing a setback, following the delayed submission of Landmark Worldwide Company's (LMW) feasibility report on the...

Tender Issued for Terminal Building in Abu Dhabi
03 March 2011 Airport operator Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has released a tender for a contractor to build the $5.4bn midfield terminal building (MTB) at the Abu Dhabi International Airport in the...

NAMA to Upgrade ATC Towers in Nigeria
02 March 2011 The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) will replace the old air traffic control consul with advanced very high frequency (VHF) radio at 13 air traffic control towers at airports in...

EU Forms Airspace Regulation
02 March 2011 EU member states have adopted a regulation for the smooth formation of functional airspace blocks (FAB) by December 2012. The regulation will allow comparative assessment of different FABs...

EU to Sign Civil Aviation Research Agreement with US
02 March 2011 EU will sign an agreement with the US tomorrow, to promote civil aviation research and development activities on next generation air traffic management (ATM) programmes. The agreement...

Japan Signs Open Sky Agreement with Malaysia
02 March 2011 The Japanese Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry has signed an open sky agreement with Malaysian aviation authorities. Under the agreement, flight services between Malaysia...

Argyle Airport to Open in 2013
01 March 2011 The new Argyle International Airport in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, located in the Caribbean Sea, has unveiled plans to commence flight operations in 2013. Once fully operational, the...

Al Maktoum Airport Begins Passenger Operation
01 March 2011 Al-Maktoum International Airport in Dubai has begun passenger operations eight months after cargo operations commenced. Initially, the airport will be able to receive helicopter and...

Canadian Airport Receives Fund for Upgrade
01 March 2011 Abbotsford International Airport in Canada has received additional funding to undertake more upgrades of its infrastructure. The airport will receive C$10m ($10.2m) to upgrade its...

Bird-Hit Flight Makes Emergency Landing at US Airport
01 March 2011 A Continental Airlines flight carrying 44 passengers made an emergency landing at Washington Dulles International Airport in the US, following a bird strike shortly after take-off. ...

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SESAR Begins First Validation Exercise
28 February 2011 SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) has begun the first two validation exercises in the framework of the SESAR Release 2011. The first SESAR Release will present to the aviation...

IATA Urges Japan to Strengthen Aviation Sector
28 February 2011 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged the Japanese Government to establish aviation policies that will strengthen the sector. IATA director general and CEO...

Union Threatens Strike Action at Spanish Airports
28 February 2011 A group of labour unions in Spain threatened to call a strike at all airports in the country during April and May over the government's decision to partly privatise civil aviation...

China Unveils Airport Development Plan
28 February 2011 China has unveiled plans to build 45 new airports over the next five years in the country, as part of an airport expansion programme. Under the new programme, the nation is expected to have...

Malaysia Airports to Manage Chinese Airport
25 February 2011 Malaysia Airports Consultancy Services has signed a joint cooperation agreement with Nagamas Enterprise to manage the Yongzhou Lingling Airport in China. Under the agreement, the companies...

Frequentis Implements AMHS System in Denmark
25 February 2011 Frequentis has implemented smartMessenger aeronautical message handling system (AMHS) at Naviair facilities in Denmark, as mandated by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). ...

UK Airlines Cancels Flights to Libya
25 February 2011 British Airways (BA) and British Midland International (BMI) have cancelled their flight operations from Heathrow Airport in the UK to Tripoli in Libya due to the ongoing crisis in the...

Western Aircraft Accident Rate Lowest in History, Says IATA
25 February 2011 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said the global accident rate of Western-built jet aircraft was 0.61 in 2010, which is the lowest in aviation history. IATA said the...

BAA Reports Rise in 2010 Earnings
24 February 2011 BAA said its earnings in 2010 increased significantly despite disruption caused by volcanic ash, strikes and heavy snow. The airport operator reported a 9% rise in underlying earnings to...

Auckland Airport to Trial Body Scanners
24 February 2011 Auckland Airport in New Zealand is set to trial new body-imaging technology in an effort to indentify drug smugglers. The scanners will use passive millimetre-wave technology to detect...

Denmark ATC Centres to Receive Voice Communication Systems
24 February 2011 Denmark's air navigation service provider, Naviair, has awarded a contract to Schmid Telecom for the installation of 5 Voice Communication Systems (VCS). Under the contract, Schmid will...

Canadian Airport to Extend Runway
24 February 2011 Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia, Canada, will extend its runway at a cost of a C$28m ($28.3m) to increase its cargo handling capacity. The airport's main runway will...

Christchurch Airport Resumes Full Operations After Earthquake
23 February 2011 Christchurch International Airport in New Zealand has resumed international and domestic flights today, after a 24-hour suspension following a devastating earthquake yesterday. The airport...

London City Airport to Vote for Strike
23 February 2011 Ground staff at London City Airport in the UK will be balloted for strike action after talks over pay and working conditions failed between the GMB union and the airport operator. The talks...

HKIA Records Double Digit Traffic Growth
23 February 2011 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has recorded a 10.0% rise in passenger traffic to 4.3 million and a 10.8% rise in cargo traffic to 333,000t in January 2011, compared with the same period...

Mozambique Begins Second Phase of Airport Expansion
23 February 2011 Maputo International Airport in Mozambique has begun the second phase of airport expansion at a cost of $36m. Under the project, Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Group (AFECC) will...

Libya Runways Destroyed in Violent Protests
22 February 2011 Runways at Libya's Benghazi Airport have been destroyed in violence spurred on by anti-government protests. Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit told a news conference in Cairo...

Increased APD to Reduce Passengers at Scottish Airports
22 February 2011 A new report has said that an increase in air passenger duty (APD) tax in November could discourage one million passengers from flying from Scottish airports over the next three years. ...

Massport Approves $1bn Improvement Programme
22 February 2011 The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) in the US has approved a $1bn capital investment programme to finance 371 projects over the next five years. Logan International Airport will...

BAA Loses Court Battle Over Airport Sale
22 February 2011 BAA has lost its appeal to keep two of its airports and will be forced to sell them. The competition commission have requested BAA to sell two more airports, Stansted in London and one...

Changi Airport Traffic Grows in January
21 February 2011 Changi International Airport in Singapore recorded an 11.9% rise in passenger traffic in January 2011 to 3.79 million, compared with the same month in 2010. Low-cost carrier traffic rose...

New Doha Airport to Open in December
21 February 2011 The New Doha International Airport (NDIA) in Qatar is 80% complete and will open on 18 December this year. It will be equipped with two parallel runways, one measuring 4,850m and the...

Delta Air Cancels 700 Flights at Minneapolis Airport
21 February 2011 Delta Air Lines has cancelled 700 flights at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport in Minnesota, US, due to a heavy a winter storm blowing across the region. Airport spokeswoman...

Poland Requested to Apply EU Security Standards at Airports
21 February 2011 The European Commission has requested the Polish government to apply European Union legislation on aviation security. The regulatory body said Poland has not applied the common standards...

London City Airport Staff to Vote for Strike
18 February 2011 Ground staff at London City Airport in the UK will vote to take strike action in a dispute over pay and working conditions with the airport operator. The GMB union said the meeting will be...

Dense Fog Disrupts 80 Flights at Indian Airport
18 February 2011 Dense fog at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in India has affected the movement of nearly 200 flights, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded yesterday. IGI had to delay the...

CHEC Wins Airport Development Contract in Sudan
18 February 2011 China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has received a $1.2bn contract to develop a new international airport in Khartoum, Sudan. Under the contract, the Chinese firm will construct a...

IATA Calls for a Third Runway at HKIA
18 February 2011 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged aviation authorities in China to consider developing a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). IATA director...

IATA Predicts 3.3bn Air Passengers by 2014
17 February 2011 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicts that air passengers will rise by 800 million from 2.5 billion in 2009 to 3.3 billion by 2014. IATA also said, in its...

Comsoft to Update Eurocontrol eAIP Toolbox
17 February 2011 EUROCONTROL has awarded a contract to Comsoft to update its eAIP (Electronic Aeronautical Information Publication) production toolbox in line with the latest eAIP Specification. Under...

Philippine Airport to Issue Tender for Cargo Terminal
17 February 2011 The Philippines Government will issue a tender for the construction a new international cargo terminal (ICT) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), following recommendation by Ernst...

Chinese Airport to Open Second Terminal
17 February 2011 Taipei International (Songshan) Airport in China will open its second terminal in March, following the completion of renovation works which began in October last year. The renovated...

Birds Disrupt Planes at Philippines Airport
16 February 2011 Airlines operating at Manila International Airport in the Philippines have complained about an increase in bird strikes at the facility. Head of the airport's ground operations safety...

Canadian Airport to Study Passenger Behaviour
16 February 2011 Vancouver International Airport in Canada is conducting a pilot project at the passenger-screening checkpoint to monitor passenger behaviour and detect potential terrorists. Under the...

Plane Crash Kills 14 in Honduras
16 February 2011 A Let L-410 Turbolet of Central American Airlines has crashed near Tegucigalpa in Honduras, killing all 14 people onboard. The plane, which was carrying two pilots and 12 passengers, was due...

Saudi Binladin Group Begins Construction at Saudi Airport
16 February 2011 The Saudi Binladin Group has began renovation work on the King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to increase its passenger handling capacity. The $4bn first phase...

BCAS Calls for Indian Airports to Increase Security
15 February 2011 The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has asked operators of Indian airports to immediately increase security, following the terror attack at Domodedovo Airport in Russia in January. ...

San Francisco Airport to Open Renovated Terminal
15 February 2011 San Francisco International Airport in California, US, will open its renovated Terminal 2 (T2) in April, following the completion of a $383m project. The 640,000ft² terminal will have...

BAA Sees Year-On-Year Traffic Figures Increase
15 February 2011 BAA has reported a 3.8% rise in passenger traffic in January 2011 to 7.5 million, compared with the same period in 2010. Domestic traffic increased by 8.3%, European scheduled traffic rose...

Dublin Airport Receives Antenna System
15 February 2011 Tyco Electronics has deployed its InterReach Fusion Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport, Ireland, to provide wireless services. The InterReach Fusion system...

IATA calls for UK to Improve Global Competitiveness in Aviation
14 February 2011 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged the British Government to improve its global competitiveness in air transport sector. IATA director general and CEO...

Precision Applications to Deliver ATC Recording System at Manchester Airport
14 February 2011 Precision Applications has been awarded a contract to supply replacement air traffic control (ATC) record and replay equipment at Manchester Airport in the UK. The new recording system,...

Thales to Supply Radars for Belarus Airports
14 February 2011 Thales has received a contract from Belaeronavigatsia to supply three radar stations for Grodno Airport, Mogilev Airport and Minsk-2 Airport in Belarus. Under the contract, Thales will...

Investigation Launched for Cork Airport Plane Crash
14 February 2011 The American National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be one of six investigation teams to probe the cause of the Manx2 plane crash at Cork Airport in the Republic of Ireland, which...

CEM Upgrades Security Management System at HKIA
11 February 2011 CEM Systems has received a contract to upgrade the CEM AC2000 security management system at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Under the $2m upgrade, PicoPass technology will be...

BAA Awards Framework Contract to Jacobs
11 February 2011 BAA has awarded a framework contract to Jacobs Engineering Group to provide design engineering consultancy services across all six of its international airports in England and Scotland until 2015....

Polish Airport Privatisation Planned
11 February 2011 The operator of John Paul II International Airport Krakow-Balice in Poland has unveiled plans to privatise the airport this year, by selling a 30% stake to private investors. The stake...

Expansion Project to Begin at Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport
11 February 2011 The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) will begin an environmental review for the first two phases of an expansion project at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport in the US. ...

CAA to Extend Current Price Controls at UK Airport
10 February 2011 The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has begun a consultation on its proposals to extend the current price controls at Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport by one year. This will provide...

Irish Airport Closes after Commuter Plane Crash
10 February 2011 Cork Airport in the Republic of Ireland has closed after a commuter plane crash-landed there just before 10am GMT. Eight people are believed to be dead. The Manx2 commuter flight was en route...

TSA Trials New Screening Device at US Airport
10 February 2011 The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has tested new security screening software, which produces generic images at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia,...

Munich Airport Achieves New Passenger and Cargo Record
10 February 2011 Munich Airport in Germany has achieved a new passenger record in 2010 by handling 35 million passengers, an increase of 6% compared with the same period in 2009. The airport has also set...

Strike Leads to Cancelled Flights at Pakistani Airports
10 February 2011 Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was forced to cancel 60 international and domestic flights from Jinnah International Airport and Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Pakistan, due to...

US and Saudi Discuss Aviation Security Cooperation Measures
09 February 2011 The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia held a meeting with the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to strengthen security measures at the country's...

Sensis to Design NextGen Airspace Procedures
09 February 2011 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded a contract to Sensis Corporation for the aeronautics research mission directorate (ARMD) super-density operations...

Northrop Delivers Runway Light Control System at French Airport
09 February 2011 Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems has received a contract to provide a runway status light (RWSL) control system for Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France. An automated system, the...

DHS Awards Contract to Develop Magnetic Resonance Scanner
09 February 2011 The US Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has awarded a contract to Defense Capital Advisers to develop a magnetic resonance scanner for airports. The...

UK Airlines Oppose NATS Sale
08 February 2011 A consortium of airlines in the UK have opposed the government's decision to reduce its stake in the country's air-traffic control system NATS by 25%. The UK Government is considering...

Northrop Launches Airport Decision Making Tool
08 February 2011 Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems has launched airport real-time collaboration (ARC) technology for the implementation of collaborative decision making solutions in airport operations. The...

BAA to Receive Overdue Airport Fees from Virgin Atlantic
08 February 2011 BAA will receive overdue landing and parking fees from Virgin Atlantic, which it reluctantly agreed to pay after the airport operator said it would take legal action to recover the cash. ...

Sydney Airport Opposes ACCC Review System
08 February 2011 Sydney Airport in Australia has opposed the methods used by The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to examine Australian airports, following the release of two...

Costain Wins Airport Infrastructure Upgrade Contracts in UK
07 February 2011 Costain has received two contracts worth £50m ($80.6m) for infrastructure upgrade works at two airports in the UK. The company will deliver the contract for the BAA, which is the...

Massport to Purchase Electric Buses
07 February 2011 Airport operator Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) has unveiled plans to purchase 60 electric buses, which will be used at the Logan International Airport in Boston, US. The...

Asur Plans to Bid for Brazilian Airport
07 February 2011 Mexican airport operator Asur has unveiled plans to bid for the Natal International Airport in Natal, Brazil. The increase in passenger traffic during the global event is one of the...

Hong Kong Airport Considers Plans for Third Runway
07 February 2011 Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK), is finalising a development plan for construction of a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport in China. Hong Kong Civil Aviation...

Manchester Airport to Get New ATC Tower
04 February 2011 Manchester Airport in the UK will construct a new multi-million pound air traffic control (ATC) tower, which is set to be complete in 2013. The 60m tower will be located adjacent to the...

CFC Rejects Asur Bid for Mexican Airport Tender
04 February 2011 Mexico's antitrust commission CFC has rejected airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste's (Asur) bid to participate in the tender for a new airport in Riviera Maya in the Caribbean. ...

Delhi Airport's Terminal 1D to Remain Open
04 February 2011 The airport operator of Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport in West Delhi, India, has unveiled plans to continue operations at its old terminal (1D). The operator Delhi...

NAC Invests Funds for Airport Expansion
04 February 2011 The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) has invested NAD$1.2bn ($167.6m) to develop airports across the nation, as part of an infrastructure upgrade programme. The Hosea Kutako...

Celebi Holdings to Invest $100m in Two Indian Airports
03 February 2011 Celebi Holdings, a Turkish firm, will invest $100m in ground handling and equipment at Delhi and Mumbai airports in India by 2015. Celebi Holdings has already spent $35m on construction...

UAE Adds More Flights to France
03 February 2011 The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the French Civil Aviation Authority, which will increase the number of flights operating...

Queensland Airports Affected by Cyclone Yasi
03 February 2011 The Cairns International Airport in Queensland, Australia, has been reopened after all operations were closed on 2 February in anticipation of Cyclone Yasi. Airlines expect to resume...

Henri Coanda Airport Receives $140m Loan for Expansion
03 February 2011 Airport operator Bucharest National Airports Company has received a €100m ($140m) loan to fund expansion at Henri Coanda International Airport in Otopeni, Romania. The loan has been...

San Diego Airport Expansion to be Complete in 2012
02 February 2011 The proposed $1bn expansion at the San Diego International Airport in California, US, will be complete in 2012, airport officials have announced. The airport's Terminal 2 West project, which...

Jamaica Aviation Authority to Investigate Runway Defect
02 February 2011 The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority has begun a preliminary investigation into an incident at the Ian Fleming International Airport, in which an aircraft's wheel fell into a hole on the...

Indian Airport to Install CCTV Along Access Road
02 February 2011 The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, Delhi, India, will soon install CCTV cameras along the 1.3km northern access road, as part of a security upgrade programme at the facility. ...

New Study Outlines Major Overhaul for JFK and Newark
02 February 2011 The John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, both in the US, need to be reconfigured to accommodate future passenger growth in the next three...

Canadian Airport to Begin Rail Link Electrification Study
01 February 2011 The Canadian province of Ontario will launch an environmental assessment study to electrify the air-rail link between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Toronto Union Station. ...

Dubai Reports Throughput Rise for 2010
01 February 2011 Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport, UAE, rose 15% to 47.2 million passengers in 2010, while cargo traffic rose 17.7% to 2.3 million tons. The results were attributed to...

Michigan's Bishop Airport to Start $16.8m Expansion
01 February 2011 Construction of the $16.8m expansion at Bishop International Airport in Michigan, US, will begin in the next few months, according to airport officials. The work will involve doubling the...

Bird Strike Causes Emergency Landing at NZ Airport
01 February 2011 An Air New Zealand 737-300 aircraft, carrying 115 passengers, landed safely at Dunedin International Airport in New Zealand following a bird strike shortly after take-off. A full emergency...

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Los Angeles Airport Cargo Volume Rises in 2010
31 January 2011 Cargo tonnage at the Los Angeles International Airport in California, US, rose by 15.8% to 1.9 million up from 1.6 million in 2009. The airport also saw a 4.5% rise in overall passenger...

Ash Cloud Cancels Flights to Bali
31 January 2011 Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali faced flight cancellations last week after ash from the Tengger Caldera volcano in the East Java Province spread into busy airspace to a height of 5.5km. ...

Hong Kong Airport Unveils Midfield Development Plan
31 January 2011 Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has unveiled plans for phase one of its midfield development project at the Hong Kong International Airport in China. The proposed $7bn phase 1 development...

Snow Causes Flight Cancellations at Philadelphia Airport
31 January 2011 About 477 flights were cancelled and around 1,500 passengers were stranded at Philadelphia International Airport, Pennsylvania, US, last week due to a snow storm in the state. Lupica said...

Philippine Airport Tightens Media Access
28 January 2011 Media personnel will not be allowed entry into the terminal areas at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport's (NAIA) in the Philippines from next month, as part of the facility's security...

Newcastle Airport to Use Radar Blanking Technology
28 January 2011 Newcastle International Airport in England has launched a radar blanking strategy, which will allow a number of potential wind farm schemes to go ahead without disruption to the airport’s...

Doha International to Handle 800 Flights Daily
28 January 2011 The Doha International Airport in the Qatar will handle over 800 flights and 135,000 passengers on a daily basis, once it starts operations, the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority has...

Cargo Traffic Rises at Taoyuan Airport
28 January 2011 Cargo volumes at Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport rose to 1.77 million tons last year, up 30.1% from 2009. Taiwan's Minister of Transportation and Communications Mao Chih-Kuo said...

Investigation into EIKN Bird Strike Concluded
27 January 2011 The Air Accident Investigation Unit has concluded its inquiry into a bird-strike incident at Ireland West Airport (EIKN) in 2009. A Boeing 737 on route to Manchester at the time,...

GVKPIL to Develop New Airports in Indonesia
27 January 2011 India's GVK Power and Infrastructure (GVKPIL) has signed two agreements with the Government of Indonesia to develop greenfield international airports in North Bali and Yogyakarta, Java. ...

Sharjah Airport Records Rise in Passenger Traffic
27 January 2011 The Sharjah International Airport (SIA) in the UAE recorded double-digit growth in passenger traffic and a significant growth in freight volume last year, it has been announced. The...

Slovakia Government to Lease Bratislava Airport
27 January 2011 The Slovakian Transportation Ministry plans to lease Bratislava Airport for 20 to 30 years. The draft proposal is to be discussed by the Slovakian Government next month. Based on...

Jordanian Airport Registers Strong Growth
26 January 2011 The Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Jordan registered strong overall growth in all areas in 2010, with passenger traffic reaching an all-time high of 5.4 million, a 13.7% increase...

LaGuardia Airport Receives ATC Tower
26 January 2011 The LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, US, will receive a new air traffic control tower, which has been built at a cost of $100m by the Federal Aviation Administration. The tower 233ft...

JICA to Provide Funds for Philippine Airport
26 January 2011 The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide a loan to finance new facilities at the new Panglao Bohol International Airport in the Philippines. The loan, the value of which...

Frequentis to Supply VCS for Moroccan ATC
26 January 2011 Frequentis has received a contract to supply a new voice communication system (VCS) for the Ouarzazate ATC tower in Morocco. The contract has been awarded by the Moroccan Société...

ACI Europe Opposes Liquid Detection Technology
25 January 2011 ACI Europe board has said the existing technology for detecting liquid explosives is "unfit for purpose" during a meeting with the EU Commissioner in Brussels, Belgium. While airport...

Abu Dhabi Airport Records Passenger Traffic Rise
25 January 2011 Abu Dhabi International Airport, UAE, recorded a 12.2% year-on-year rise in passenger traffic to 11 million passengers in 2010. The airport also saw a 10% rise in aircraft movement numbers,...

Moscow Airport Bomb Kills 35
25 January 2011 The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev blamed lax security for the suicide bomb attack that took place at arrivals hall of the Domodedovo airport in Moscow, Russia, which killed at least...

IATA Outlines Aviation Strategy for Canada
25 January 2011 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged the Canadian Government to improve its global competitiveness in air transport travel and tourism. During a speech to the...

Changi Airport Records 42 Million Passengers in 2010
24 January 2011 Changi Airport in Singapore has recorded a movement of 42 million passengers in 2010, an increase of 13% compared with 2009. Passenger figures in 2010 surpassed the previous annual record...

EU Discusses Measures to Prevent Airport Closure in Winter
24 January 2011 European Commission vice-president for transport, Siim Kallas, has held a meeting with CEOs from major European airports to discuss how to prevent airport closures during heavy snow fall. In...

FAA Reports Rise in Laser Events at US Airports
24 January 2011 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said that reports of lasers pointed at aircraft in airports across the US have doubled to 2,800 in 2010, compared with the previous year. ...

French Airports Report Decline in December Traffic
24 January 2011 French Airport operator Aeroports de Paris has reported a 1.4% fall in passenger traffic in December 2010, compared with the same period in 2009, due to heavy snowfall over France and...

Scottish Airport Cancels Second Runway Plan
21 January 2011 Edinburgh Airport in Scotland has said it will not consider development of a second runway for another 20 years. The move came as the airport unveiled its draft master plan, which lays...

Heavy Snow Closes Airports in China
21 January 2011 Heavy snowfall in Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Hunan and Anhui provinces in China has disrupted flight movement and forced airports to close temporarily. Nearly 100 international and domestic flights...

Airlines File Lawsuit Opposing Airport Expansion in US
21 January 2011 United and American Airlines have filed a lawsuit seeking to block additional financing for the second phase expansion of Chicago O'Hare International Airport in the US. The airlines stated in...

AAI to Automate ATC Centre at Indian Airport
21 January 2011 The Airport Authority of India (AAI) is to automate its air traffic control (ATC) centre at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPI) in the state of Gujarat, India. The...

IATA Highlights Priority Areas for Vietnam Aviation
20 January 2011 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has identified three areas of focus for the Vietnamese aviation industry to increase competiveness. IATA director general and CEO...

Saudi Arabia to Award Madinah Airport Construction Contract in February
20 January 2011 Saudi Arabia will award the main construction contract to develop Prince Mohammad Bin AbdulAziz International Airport in Madinah by the end of February. Executives at International...

Vanderlande Develops Smart Baggage Handling System
20 January 2011 UK-based Vanderlande Industries has developed an energy-efficient baggage conveyor system called Greenveyor, which is expected to help airports reduce their carbon footprint by 50%. ...

Changi Airport to Develop New Cargo Facility
20 January 2011 Changi Airport Group (CAG) has signed a land lease agreement with HSBC Institutional Trust Services for the development of an air cargo express (ACE) hub at Changi Airport in Singapore. ...

UAE and Mauritania Sign Air Services Agreement
19 January 2011 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed an Air Services Agreement (ASA) with the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to enhance air transport cooperation between the two countries. The...

GMR and GVK to Bid for Indonesian Airport Modernisation
19 January 2011 GMR and GVK groups are planning to bid for the modernisation of Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, Indonesia. Both the companies are currently conducting feasibility studies and...

IATA Wins Court Battle on PaxIS Product
19 January 2011 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has won a legal battle in its dispute with Sabre over PaxIS products. In 2006, Sabre filed a lawsuit against IATA alleging breach of...

Frankfurt Airport Reports 2010 Traffic Figures
19 January 2011 Airport operator Fraport said that passenger traffic increased 4.1% to 53 million in 2010 at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany, compared with the same period in 2009. FRA achieved a new...

IATA and Stanford University Launches Aviation Certificate Programme
18 January 2011 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Stanford Center of Professional Development at Stanford University, US, will jointly launch a distance-learning aviation...

Frequentis Wins Supply Contract for Austrian ATCs
18 January 2011 Austro Control, the Austrian air navigation service controller, has awarded a contract to Frequentis to supply advanced voice recording systems for air traffic control sites in the region. ...

Yemen Set to Lift Cargo Ban
18 January 2011 The EU may lift a ban on air cargo from Yemen to some EU countries now the Middle East country has adopted additional security measures. The additional security measures include a full...

HKIA Experiences Record Traffic in 2010
18 January 2011 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has recorded a 10.3% increase in passenger traffic to 50.9 million, a 23.4% rise in cargo to 4.1 million tons and a 9.7% rise in air traffic movements...

SITA Wins Brazilian Air Traffic Communications System Contract
17 January 2011 The Brazilian Department of Airspace Control (DECEA) has awarded a contract to SITA to upgrade Brazil's entire network infrastructure dedicated to air-ground VHF Data Link (VDL)...

Airport Expansion to Begin in Canada
17 January 2011 The city of Hamilton has approved a proposal to request the federal and provincial governments to fund the $38m project to expand Hamilton International Airport in Canada. The funding...

Ricochet to Supply Advanced Recording Systems for Turkish ATC Sites
17 January 2011 Ricochet has signed a contract with Selex Sistemi Integrati for the installation of advanced recording systems for seven air traffic control (ATC) sites in Turkey. The recording systems will...

Copenhagen Airport Records Increase in Passenger Traffic
17 January 2011 Copenhagen Airport in Denmark has reported a 9.1% increase in passenger traffic to 21.5 million in 2010, compared with 2009. In December 2010, the total number of passengers at...

China to Begin Second Beijing Airport Construction by End of 2011
14 January 2011 Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) chief Li Jiaxiang has said construction of a second airport in Beijing will begin by the end of 2011. The proposed airport, construction of...

Ferrovial and NATS Consider Joint Bid for Spanish Air Traffic Control Services
14 January 2011 Ferrovial and NATS are considering a joint bid for air traffic control services in Spain. Spain's Infrastructure Ministry is could privatise air traffic control at the airports of...

Bad Weather Leads to Decline in BAA Traffic
14 January 2011 BAA has reported that passenger traffic fell 10.9% to 7.2 million in December 2010, compared to the previous year, caused by significant flight disruption across Europe as a result of...

Nav Canada Undertakes Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Project
14 January 2011 Canadian air navigation service provider Nav Canada has begun a new project to reduce aviation-related greenhouse gas emissions through safe and more efficient air traffic management. The...

Indian Airport Selects NATS to Increase Capacity
13 January 2011 Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) has selected UK-based NATS to recommend ways to increase flight handling capacity at its Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in India. NATS...

German Airport to Deploy Era Surveillance System
13 January 2011 SRA International subsidiary Era has received a contract from Deutsche Flugsicherung to deploy a multilateration and automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast system at...

New Jordan Airport Terminal Opening Delayed
13 January 2011 The opening of the new passenger terminal at the Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan has been delayed from February to June 2012 due to operational and safety issues. The Ministry...

UK Warns Air Transport Sector of Possible Terrorist Attack
13 January 2011 The UK Government has issued an alert to its air transport sector concerning a possible Al Qaeda attack. The BBC said that it has obtained a letter from the Department of Transport addressed...

Beijing Airport Reports Traffic Growth
12 January 2011 Beijing Capital International Airport in China has recorded a 13.1% rise in passenger traffic to 73.9 million in 2010. The airport recorded an 11.3% increase in passenger traffic to 5.96...

Saudi Arabia Begins Airport Upgrade
12 January 2011 Saudi Arabia has begun construction work at King Abdul Aziz International Airport that will see passenger capacity increased to 35 million a year. The upgrade, scheduled for completion...

Lufthansa and Virgin Urge Heathrow Airport to Compensate
12 January 2011 German airline Lufthansa has joined Virgin Atlantic in urging Heathrow Airport in the UK to compensate airlines hit by the flight disruption at the airport due to heavy snow on 18 December 2010. ...

Snow Storm Forces 7,700 Flight Cancellations in US
12 January 2011 The total number of flight cancellations in various US airports is going to rise to 7,700 from the 6,000 recorded on Monday 10 January due to snow storms in the southern and northeastern states...

UK Airport to Trial Hydrogen Fuel Technology
11 January 2011 London Stansted Airport in the UK will test a new hydrogen refuelling system (HFuel) and two specially adapted vehicles to reduce carbon emissions and power airport vehicles. The trial will...

Manchester Airport to Receive Funding for Infrastructure Upgrade
11 January 2011 Manchester Airport in the UK has signed a £280m ($435m) refinancing agreement with a syndicate of seven banks to upgrade its infrastructure. The funds will refinance Manchester Airports...

Magnetic North Pole Shift Leads to US Airport Runway Closure
11 January 2011 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said that Tampa International Airport in the US has closed its primary runway until 13 January to change taxiway signs due to the gradual shift of...

Denver International Posts Record Traffic in November
11 January 2011 Denver International Airport in the US has recorded an 8% increase in passenger traffic in November 2010, compared to the same period in 2009. The increase, from 3,727,828 to 4,024,492,...

Florida Airport Proposes Runway Extension
10 January 2011 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, US, has proposed a $790m project to extend its south runway. Airport director Kent George said the new runway will be 8,000ft...

Sita Trials GateLink at French Airport
10 January 2011 Sita has begun an operational trial of the Aircom IP GateLink service for aircraft such as the Airbus A380, Boeing 787 and Boeing 777 at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in France. GateLink...

ACI Records Rise in November Passenger Traffic
10 January 2011 Airports Council International has announced that total passenger traffic among airports participating in its PaxFlash and FreightFlash monthly traffic report increased by 6.9% in November...

Iran Plane Crash Kills 72 Passengers
10 January 2011 A plane carrying 105 passengers crashed in northwest Iran yesterday, killing 72 passengers, including 12 crew members. The IranAir Boeing 727, which took off from Mehrabad International...

Airbus Signs ATM Agreement in China
07 January 2011 Airbus has signed an agreement to assist the China's Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB) to implement new air traffic management (ATM) technologies and practices under the Civil...

Jamaica to Open New International Airport
07 January 2011 The Jamaican Government will begin flight operations at the new Ian Fleming International Airport on 12 January 2011. The airport, formerly known as Boscobel Aerodrome, has been upgraded...

Denver International to Cut Cost of Terminal Redevelopment Plan
07 January 2011 Denver International Airport in Colorado, US, could reduce the $650m cost of its South Terminal redevelopment plan by up to $150m as a cost-saving measure. The redevelopment, designed...

Flood Affected Rockhampton Airport Suspends Domestic Flights
07 January 2011 Rockhampton Airport in Queensland, Australia, ceased all domestic flight operations on 1 January 2011 due to severe flooding, which began on 24 December 2010. The Bureau of Meteorology said...

FAA Approves $5.2bn Philadelphia Airport Expansion
06 January 2011 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a $5.2bn project to expand Philadelphia International Airport in Pennsylvania, US. One runway will be extended 2,000ft and another...

GLP to Acquire Interest in Chinese Airport Logistic Firm
06 January 2011 Global Logistic Properties (GLP) is to acquire a 53% stake in Airport City Development Company in China, at a cost of 2.48bn yuan ($374m). GLP will acquire the stake from Prosper...

Indra to Modernise Chinese ATC Centres
06 January 2011 Indra will implement its air traffic management systems in air traffic control (ATC) centres in Xian and Chengdu for the Air Traffic Management Bureau of the Civil Aviation Administration of...

Sydney Airport Expands Use of Biometric Technology
06 January 2011 Sydney Airport in Australia has expanded its use of facial recognition technology to speed up the identification of international passengers. The airport has opened four new kiosks and...

Third Phase of Incheon Airport Expansion Planned
05 January 2011 The South Korean Government plans to invest KRW1.8tn ($1.6bn) in the third phase expansion of Incheon International Airport from 2011 to 2015. The Ministry of Land, Transport and...

India to Issue Licences to Air Traffic Controllers
05 January 2011 The Indian Government will soon provide licences to air traffic controllers in an effort to improve air safety in the country. The government will grant certification to air traffic...

Nigeria to Begin Satellite-Based Navigation from March
05 January 2011 The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) will switch from terrestrial to satellite-based navigation from March 2011, as part of an effort to improve air safety in the country. The...

Ethiopian Airport to Move Regional Flights to Terminal 1
05 January 2011 Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in Ethiopia will move regional flights to Terminal 1, which was formerly used as a domestic terminal by Ethiopian Airlines. Airport general manager...

AAI Considers Shifting Small Aircraft Movement
04 January 2011 The Airport Authority of India (AAI) is considering shifting small aircraft movement from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) to Juhu Airport in order to decongest aircraft movement...

Yemen and UAE Sign Aviation Cooperation Agreement
04 January 2011 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed an agreement with Yemen to increase flights between the two countries. The agreement will add four additional weekly flights by Dubai carriers to...

Vietnam Unveils New International Airport
04 January 2011 The Vietnamese Government has unveiled the new Can Tho International Airport, built at a cost of $150m to serve the Cuu Long Mekong delta. The airport, upgraded from a small regional...

IATA Records Slower Traffic Growth in November
04 January 2011 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that international year-on-year passenger traffic rose by 8.2% in November 2010, while freight traffic increased by 5.4%. ...

December 2010

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Indonesia to Tender First Phase of Airport Expansion
24 December 2010 Indonesian Airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I said it will soon organise a tender for the first phase of the Ngurah Rai International Airport expansion project. The expansion, which is...

Romanian Airport to Receive Surface Movement Radar
24 December 2010 Bucharest Otopeni International Airport in Romania has awarded a contract to Terma to provide a new Scanter 5502 redundant solid state surface movement radar (SMR). Under the contract,...

Season's Greetings
24 December 2010 airport-technology.com will be taking a short break over the holiday season. Our full daily news service will return on 4 January. Thank you for your support in 2010, and we wish you a happy...

DFW Airport Opens Aviation Facility
24 December 2010 Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport in the US has begun corporate aircraft operations at its new corporate aviation facility. The 8,500ft² facility will accommodate around 70 to...

Indra to Install GNSS Monitoring System in Germany
24 December 2010 Indra will implement a station network to measure Global Navigations Satellite Systems (GNSS) signals in Germany for effective air traffic management. German air navigation services...

Australian Airport Master Plan Approved
23 December 2010 The Australian Government has approved the Darwin International Airport master plan to increase passenger capacity. The master plan will include a major redevelopment of the passenger...

Zurich Airport Receives Improved De-Icing Prognosis System
23 December 2010 Zurich Airport in Switzerland has received an improved de-icing prognosis system from Delair to predict the scope and duration of aircraft de-icing in winter. The de-icing system is powered...

IBM Deploys Smart IT System at Indian Airport
23 December 2010 IBM has deployed a common integrated decision system (IDS) at GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL) in India. IBM will also build a data warehouse to collect and analyse historic and...

Heathrow Airport Reopens Runway
23 December 2010 Heathrow Airport in the UK reopened its southern runway on Tuesday 21 December, after four days of closure due to heavy snow. Nearly 700 flights were cancelled on 21 December alone,...

Airservices Installs Terminal Area Radar at Darwin Airport
22 December 2010 Airservices has installed a secondary terminal area radar near Darwin International Airport in Australia to provide improved air traffic surveillance around the city. The radar, which has...

Systems Interface to Install ATC Systems at Georgian Airport
22 December 2010 Sakaeronavigatsia has awarded a contract to Systems Interface to supply and install two Marker Beacon Systems at Tbilisi International Airport and a non-directional beacon system at Mestia...

Serco, GIP, Lockheed May Bid for NATS Stake
22 December 2010 Serco, Global Infrastructure Partners and Lockheed Martin may bid for the UK Government's stake in National Air Traffic Services (NATS). An official decision will be taken within three...

HKIA Posts Strong Passenger Traffic in November
22 December 2010 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has recorded an 8.1% rise in passenger traffic to 4.1 million and a 7.1% rise in cargo traffic to 368,000t in November 2010, compared with the same period...

Indian Airport Awaits DGCA Approval to Begin Radar Operations
21 December 2010 The new surface movement radar (SMR) at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in India will begin operations once it receives approval from the Directorate General of Civil...

Ubitech Wins AMHS Implementation Contract in Sri Lanka
21 December 2010 The Airport and Aviation Services Sri Lanka (AASL) has awarded a contract to Ubitech for the implementation of an aeronautical message handling system (AMHS) in the country. Under the...

New Automated Baggage Handling System for KLIA
21 December 2010 BCS has received a contract to provide automated baggage handling systems for Kuala Lumpur International Airport's (KLIA) new KLIA2 low-cost carrier terminal in Malaysia. Under the...

Cambodia Awards New Airport Project Contract
21 December 2010 South Korean property developer NSRIA has received a contract to build a new $1bn international airport in Cambodia to serve passengers coming to visit Angkor temples. Under the contract,...

IATA Implements 2D Barcoded Boarding Passes
20 December 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that airlines across the world have completed 100% implementation of 2D barcoded boarding passes (BCBP). BCBP is...

EU and Jordan Sign Aviation Agreement
20 December 2010 The EU and Jordan have signed a comprehensive air services agreement to establish a Euro Mediterranean Aviation Area based on common rules and a liberalisation of the air markets. Jordan...

Flight Disruption Continues at European Airports
20 December 2010 Heavy snow disrupted flight operations at various airports in Europe on 18 and 19 December, affecting the travel plans of thousands of passengers. Stansted Airport in UK closed its runway...

Changi Airport Reports Record Passenger Traffic
20 December 2010 Changi Airport in Singapore has broken its yearly record by handling 40 million passenger movements in 2010. From January to November 2010, the airport handled 38 million passengers,...

Frequentis Upgrades Chile ATC Tower
17 December 2010 Frequentis has modernised the air traffic control (ATC) tower in Antofagasta, Chile, with a voice communication control system under a contract from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation...

BAA Urges UK Government to Cut APD
17 December 2010 BAA has requested that the UK Government cut aviation tax after the Irish Finance Minister announced a 70% reduction to air passenger duty (APD). Heathrow policy director Nigel Milton said...

Passenger Traffic Rises at Frankfurt Airport
17 December 2010 Airport operator Fraport said that Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany has recorded a 6% rise in passenger traffic to 4.1 million in November 2010, compared with the same period in 2009. ...

IATA Unveils Airport Security Tunnel Plan
17 December 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has unveiled a security tunnel plan intended to replace lengthy and intrusive passenger security checks at airports. Under the...

CRBC Wins Ethiopian Airport Expansion Contract
16 December 2010 China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) Addis Engineering has received a contract from Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE) to expand the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa,...

IATA Launches EasyDGR
16 December 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched EasyDGR, an online integrated solution for shipping dangerous goods by air, in compliance with industry regulations. ...

Sensis WAM System Certified for North Sea ATC Operations
16 December 2010 The UK Civil Aviation Authority has certified the use of Sensis Corporation's wide area multilateration (WAM) system for air traffic control (ATC) in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland. ...

Armenian Airport Reports Traffic Figures
16 December 2010 Zvartnots International Airport in Armenia handled around 1.48 million passengers and 7,800t of cargo in the first eleven months of 2010. The airport handled 761,900 arriving passengers...

IDB Fund to Modernise Colombian Airport
15 December 2010 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan of $165m to modernise and expand El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, Colombia. The fund will be used to construct a...

BAA Reports November Traffic
15 December 2010 BAA's six UK airports handled 7.9 million passengers during November, an increase of 1% compared to the same period in 2009. Heathrow Airport in London saw a 4.3% rise in passenger traffic...

Doha Airport to Open New Arrivals Terminal
15 December 2010 Doha International Airport (DIA) in Qatar will soon open its new arrivals terminal to increase passenger capacity. The Doha arrivals terminal is part of DIA's multi-million-dollar...

Barbados Airport Deploys High-Tech Security Scanner
15 December 2010 Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) in Barbados has increased its security with the deployment of an advanced scanning system. The Ionscan 500 DT simultaneous explosives and...

Indra to Upgrade Eurocontrol's ATC Height Monitoring Systems
14 December 2010 Eurocontrol has awarded a contract to Indra to upgrade all three of its European height monitoring units (HMUs). The new system is to be installed in three sites: Nattenheim in Germany,...

NLR Develops First Instrument Landing System Tower
14 December 2010 The National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR), along with Europoles and Select Engineering Services, has developed and tested the first frangible composite Instrument Landing System (ILS) airport tower....

Sri Lanka to Begin Phase 2 of Airport Expansion
14 December 2010 The Sri Lankan Government will begin the second phase of construction of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) expansion project in 2012 to increase the capacity of airport...

Storms Force Cancellation of Flights Across US Mid-West
14 December 2010 Heavy snowstorms across the upper mid-west region of the US caused the cancellation of flights on 12 December. The Chicago Department of Aviation said about 1,200 flights out of Chicago...

US Airport to Begin Facility Expansion
13 December 2010 Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey, US, will soon begin construction of a new Federal Inspection Station, as part of a facilities expansion programme. The new...

Global Passenger Traffic Rises in October
13 December 2010 Airports Council International (ACI) said global passenger demand among its member airports increased 7.7% in October 2010 compared to the same period last year. International traffic rose...

Japan to Revise Airport Security Screening Regulation
13 December 2010 The Japanese Government will revise airport security screening guidelines by the end of December, before introducing full-body scanners at airports in the country. The new guidelines...

Canadian Airport Expansion on Schedule
13 December 2010 Abbotsford International Airport in Canada is progressing with its expansion programme, with many upgrades ready to help the airport handle the higher demand of the Christmas period. ...

Dubai Airport Opening Could Be Delayed
10 December 2010 Dubai Airports said it may delay the opening of Al-Maktoum International Airport by several months to review the project's progress. Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths said the company...

Jacobs Wins FAA Contract to Design EnRoute Facilities
10 December 2010 Jacobs Engineering Group has received a basic ordering agreement worth $271m to provide design-build services at EnRoute Facilities for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the US. ...

US and Brazil to Sign Open Skies Agreement
10 December 2010 The US and Brazilian Governments are preparing to sign an open-skies aviation agreement to remove restrictions on the number of flights to Brazil by October 2015. The proposed agreement...

NICE Systems Installs Situation Management Solution at US Airport
10 December 2010 NICE Systems has installed its situation management system, NICE Situator, at the new Security Operations Center in Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Louisiana, US. ...

Sensis to Analyse NASA NextGen Airportal Technologies
09 December 2010 The Sensis Corporation has received a contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to perform an analysis of select NASA concepts and technologies (C&Ts) for the...

Ethiopian Airport to Expand
09 December 2010 Ethiopian Airports Enterprise has unveiled plans to begin an ETB460m ($27.9m) expansion project at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The facilities expansion project...

UFIS-AS to Upgrade Thai Airport Flight Information System
09 December 2010 The Airports of Thailand Public Company has awarded a contract to UFIS Airport Solutions to upgrade the flight information management system (FIMS) at Suvarnabhumi International Airport...

IATA Praises EU's Single European Sky Progress
09 December 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has praised the European Commission for signing a treaty to form the functional airspace block (FAB) for Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg,...

Frequentis Receives ATM Contract in Brazil
08 December 2010 Communications provider Frequentis has received a contract from Brazil's Air Navigation Management Centre (CGNA) to deliver two air traffic management conference control centre systems (ATM...

EU and Georgia Sign Common Aviation Agreement
08 December 2010 The EU and Georgia have signed a comprehensive air services agreement to establish a common aviation area based on EU Transport Council rules. The agreement will allow Georgia to become a...

Indian Airport to Install ATC Radar
08 December 2010 Cochin International Airport (CIAL) in the Indian state of Kerala will install an advanced air traffic control (ATC) radar over the next three months to improve the operation of aircraft. ...

UK to Lift Liquid Ban from April
08 December 2010 The UK Transport Secretary Philip Hammond said the country's ban on liquids in hand luggage will begin to be phased out from April 2011. The move comes after protests from passengers...

Nigeria to Reopen Airport After Runway Upgrade
07 December 2010 The Nigerian Government will re-open the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu for daylight visual flight operations from 16 December, following the completion of a runway upgrade. ...

Single European Sky Gets Boost with FABEC Agreement
07 December 2010 Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland have signed an agreement to create the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC), a key step to achieve the...

Philippines Airport to End Flight Delays with New ATC System
07 December 2010 Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in the Philippines plans to install an advanced management system to control air traffic. The air traffic flow management simulator (ATFMS)...

NAD Secures $165m for Airport Redevelopment
07 December 2010 Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) has secured $165m to finance the second stage of redevelopment at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in the Bahamas. The $409.5m second...

Mexico Achieves FAA Category 1 Rating
06 December 2010 The Mexican civil aviation authority has achieved a category 1 rating from the Federal Aviation Administration for complying with the International Civil Aviation Organisation safety...

Security Lapse at Manchester Airport, Says Report
06 December 2010 The UK Border Agency's (UKBA) independent chief inspector John Vine has said that passengers arriving at Manchester Airport could easily exit the premises without passing through customs...

Boeing, IBM Completes Pilot Study on Air Traffic Management
06 December 2010 Boeing and IBM have completed a pilot research project to demonstrate how officials from multiple organisations can have more timely, consistent and complete information to resolve...

DHS Achieves Major Aviation Security Milestone
06 December 2010 The Department of Homeland Security has announced that all passengers on flights within or bound for the US are being checked against government watch lists, fulfilling a 9/11...

Romania, Slovenia and Malta Launch e-Freight Initiative
03 December 2010 The International Air Transport Association's (IATA) e-freight standard has been implemented in Romania, Slovenia and Malta, it has been announced. E-freight for imports and exports went...

Sri Lankan Airport Project to Complete in 2012
03 December 2010 The first phase of the Maththala International Airport project in Sri Lanka will cost $190m and the entire construction will be complete in 2012. The airport will include a 3,500m runway with...

Bellingham Airport in US to Introduce Full-Body Scanning in 2011
03 December 2010 Bellingham International Airport (BLI) in the US plans to install full-body scanning equipment for passenger screening early next year. Port of Bellingham Aviation director Art Choat said...

Finnish Strike Disrupts Flight Schedules
03 December 2010 A strike called by Finnish cabin crews and heavy snow has affected flights across many major European airports. Around 110 Finnair flights were grounded on 30 November due to a cabin...

Snowfall Causes European Flight Chaos
02 December 2010 Heavy snowfall has caused major airport disruption across Europe. Geneva International Airport in Switzerland re-opened on 2 December at 0600 (0500 GMT) after a 36-hour closure, while...

NZ Airports Post Traffic Growth in October
02 December 2010 Auckland Airport in New Zealand recorded a 3.8% rise in total international passengers to 661,384 and a 2.9% rise in domestic traffic in October 2010, compared with the same period in 2009,...

Scottish Airport Runway Extension Receives Final Approval
02 December 2010 Aberdeen Airport in Scotland has received final approval from the local city council to begin the extension of its main runway. The £10m ($15.5m) project will involve work on foundations...

EU Proposes Air Cargo Security Plan
02 December 2010 European Commission vice president Siim Kallas has recommended new air cargo security measures as part of the European Union's (EU) proposals for aviation security. The Commission will...

ICAO Proposes Air Cargo Security Amendments
01 December 2010 The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is proposing tighter cargo inspections of outbound shipments to counter potential mail-bomb attempts by terrorist organisation al-Qaeda. ...

Japan to Fund Air Navigation Project in Vietnam
01 December 2010 The Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) will fund a five-year project to implement a satellite-based communication and navigation system in Vietnam for safer air traffic...

Egyptian Airport to Import Cargo Inspection Equipment
01 December 2010 The Egyptian Government is planning to import new rapid inspection equipment for export cargo going through Cairo International Airport. Egyptian exporters have complained that...

Ferrovial to Begin BAA Sale
01 December 2010 Ferrovial has hired Goldman Sachs and HSBC to sell a 10% stake in British Airports Authority (BAA) by next week, as it plans to reduce its €24.5bn ($32bn) debt. Ferrovial owns a 55.9%...

November 2010

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Fog Halts Flights at Chinese Airport
30 November 2010 Heavy fog at the Urumqi International Airport in China impaired airport operations and stranded nearly 10,000 passengers on 28 November. The fog led to the cancellation or delay of nearly...

Consortium Begins Construction of New Terminal in Russia
30 November 2010 A consortium comprising Fraport and Northern Capital Gateway has begun the construction of a new international passenger terminal at St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport in Russia. The first...

AviBit to Provide A-SMGCS for Romanian Airport
30 November 2010 The Romanian Air Traffic Service Administration has awarded a contract to AviBit for the installation of an integrated advanced surface movement guidance and control system (A-SMGCS) at...

Oman to Deploy Advanced Air Traffic Management System
30 November 2010 Oman has awarded an OMR44.85m ($105.7m) contract to Indra for the development and installation of an advanced air traffic management system (ATMS) for Muscat International Airport and...

GMR Group Takes Over Maldives Airport Operation
29 November 2010 GMR Male International Airport (GMIAL), a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure Limited (GIL), has taken over operations at Malé International Airport in Maldives. A consortium led by GIL...

Cargo Plane Crashes in Pakistan
29 November 2010 A Russian-made Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane crashed in the city of Karachi, Pakistan, on 28 November, killing all eight crew members and at least three people on the ground. The aircraft...

Global Air Transport Still Improving on 2009
29 November 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that international passenger traffic increased 10.1%, while freight traffic increased 14.4% in October, compared with the same period...

Australia Unveils Perth Airport Redevelopment Plan
29 November 2010 The Westralia Airports Corporation will invest A$500m ($489m) to redevelop Perth Airport in Australia over the next three years, as part of its capacity expansion programme. The first stage...

Canada Relaxes Pat-Down Methods at Airports
29 November 2010 Canadian Transport Minister Chuck Strahl has said that the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority will not implement aggressive pat-down searches at the country's airports. Strahl said...

Bosnia to Control Airspace by End of 2012
26 November 2010 The civil aviation authority in Bosnia will take full control of the country's airspace by the end of 2012, after testing of an air traffic management system (ATMS) is complete this year. ...

Australia to Trial Advanced Liquid Scanners at Airports
26 November 2010 The Australian Government has begun a two-week trial of advanced explosive detection technology at Melbourne Airport's domestic terminal. The scanner will also be trialled at Sydney Airport...

G&T Wins Baggage Handling Contract at US Airport
26 November 2010 G&T Conveyor Company has received a contract to develop the new remote in-line baggage screening facility at Orlando International Airport in Florida, US. The automated in-line screening...

US, Malta Signs Airport Security Agreement
26 November 2010 The US Government has signed an agreement with the Maltese Government to deploy two explosives detection scanners at the Malta International Airport (MIA) in Malta. The US Transportation...

TSA Urges Passengers to Cooperate with New Security Measures
25 November 2010 The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has urged passengers to cooperate with new security measures at a news conference at Tampa International Airport in the US. The TSA move...

Aircraft Movement Rises in UAE
25 November 2010 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) General Civil Aviation Authority said that air traffic movements in the UAE increased 9.11% in October, compared with the same month in 2009. The...

India to Begin New Airport Project
25 November 2010 The Indian Government plans to begin the tendering process for building a second international airport in the city of Mumbai. The INR87bn ($1.9bn) Navi Mumbai International Airport will...

New Mozambique Airport to Offer Tender by 2011
25 November 2010 Mozambique's state run airports company, Aeroportos de Moçambique, is considering offering a tender in 2011 to build an international airport in Pemba. The new airport, to be built at...

ATC Strike to Affect Flights in Portugal
24 November 2010 A 24-hour strike called by air traffic controllers is going to affect air travel in Portugal on 24 November. Ryanair has cancelled over 60 flights, while the national airline TAP Portugal...

Passenger Traffic Rises at Copenhagen Airport in October
24 November 2010 Copenhagen Airport in Denmark recorded a 13.4% rise in passenger traffic to 2.05 million in October. International traffic rose 13.6% and domestic traffic rose 16.9%, while transfer...

Indian State to Build Fourth International Airport
24 November 2010 A new international airport is planned for Kannur in the Indian state of Kerala. Kannur International Airport (KIAL) will build the INR10bn ($216m) airport under a private-public initiative. ...

US Airport Unveils New Baggage Screening System
24 November 2010 Portland International Airport in the US has introduced a new in-line baggage screening system to detect bombs. The screening area will be an automated assembly of two miles of conveyor...

BAA Receives Additional Time to Sell Airports
23 November 2010 The Competition Commission (CC) in the UK has said it will accept representations on BAA's airports and consider offering the company additional time to sell its airports. In March 2009,...

Unified Finnish Area Control Centre Launched
23 November 2010 The new unified Area Control Centre Finland (ACCF) has been launched in Aitovuori, Tampere, for the management of regional air navigation services in Finland. Prior to this launch, the...

New Terminal Opens at Dublin Airport
23 November 2010 Dublin Airport in Ireland has opened its new €600m ($820m) Terminal 2 (T2), which can accommodate up to 15 million passengers. The three-storey 75,000m² facility will include...

Frequentis and Skyguide Complete Swiss VISTA Programme
23 November 2010 Skyguide, the Swiss air navigation service provider, and Frequentis have successfully completed the Voice Integrated Switches for Air Traffic Control (VISTA) programme for air traffic...

Fraport Considers Airport Investments
22 November 2010 German airport operator Fraport is considering investing in Athens International Airport in Greece and some British airports, as part of a strategy to expand its market portfolio. Fraport...

IATA Highlights Priorities for Latin American Aviation
22 November 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged Latin American governments to improve aviation sectors by addressing regional safety challenges, rising taxes and...

US Airport to Renovate Old Terminal
22 November 2010 Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in the US is planning to renovate its ageing Terminal 1 at a cost of $60m. The upgrade will include consolidating the multiple ticket lobbies,...

Indonesia Airport Upgrade Begins
22 November 2010 Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, Indonesia, has begun the renovation and expansion of its domestic and international terminals. The international terminal will be expanded...

Comsoft AMHS System Starts Operation in Brussels
19 November 2010 Comsoft's Innovative System for Automated Aeronautical Communication (ISAAC) is ready for operational use at the Brussels International Airport in Belgium. ISAAC, an aeronautical...

New ATC Tower Construction Begins at Australian Airport
19 November 2010 Construction of a new combined air traffic control (ATC) tower and fire station has begun at Broome International Airport in Australia. The A$20m ($19.6m) four-storey tower will be equipped...

EASA and SESAR Sign Cooperation Agreement
19 November 2010 The European public-private partnership SESAR Joint Undertaking has signed a cooperation agreement with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to secure EASA's support for the implementation...

KBR Wins US Airport Management Contract
19 November 2010 KBR has received a contract to provide programme and construction management services for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in the US as part of a $1.7bn development programme. KBR,...

Sydney Doesn't Need Second Airport, According to AAA
18 November 2010 The Australian Airports Association (AAA) has said that the aviation capacity requirements of the Sydney region can be met without investing in a second major airport. The AAA said...

US Airport Awards Facility Upgrade Contract
18 November 2010 A Clark/McCarthy joint venture has received a $271.5m contract to construct a replacement central utility plant (CUP) at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the US. Under...

Maldives Airport Launches Passport Recognition Lab
18 November 2010 Male International Airport in the Maldives has introduced an advanced forensic document laboratory to enhance the detection of fake passports to curtail illegal entry into the country. The...

Manchester Airport Begins Biometric Trial
18 November 2010 Manchester Airport in the UK has begun a two-week trial of biometric technology to scan the irises of passengers, as part of an effort to improve security. Developed by Human...

Australia and Indonesia to Exchange ADS-B Flight Data
17 November 2010 Airservices Australia and the Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have signed an agreement to exchange enhanced flight data for aircraft travelling between the two countries. ...

Rwanda to Build New International Airport by 2015
17 November 2010 The Rwandan Government is planning to build a new international airport by 2015 to reduce pressure on the existing Kigali International Airport. Bugesera International Airport, to be...

HKIA Records Rise in Passenger and Cargo Volumes
17 November 2010 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has recorded an 11.9% rise in passenger traffic to 4.4 million and a 15.5% rise in cargo volume to 373,000t in October 2010, compared with the same period...

Germany Lifts Ban on Passenger Flights from Yemen
17 November 2010 The German Government has lifted the suspension of passenger flights from Yemen but has decided to continue the ban on air cargo from entering the country. The decision comes after a...

Binladin Group Wins Saudi Airport Terminal Contract
16 November 2010 The Saudi Binladin Group has received a SAR27.1bn ($7.2bn) contract to build a new terminal and associated infrastructure at the King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia. ...

Colombian Airport Launches e-Freight Initiative
16 November 2010 Bogota El Dorado International Airport in Colombia has implemented the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) e-freight standard to streamline its supply chain for air cargo. ...

Jervis B Webb to Install Baggage System at US Airport
16 November 2010 Jervis B Webb has received a contract from the Columbus Regional Airport Authority to develop and install an in-line baggage handling system at Port Columbus International Airport in the...

GE to Develop Navigation Network for South American Airports
16 November 2010 GE has signed an agreement with LAN Airlines to develop an optimised navigation network at Lima Jorge Chavez International Airport, and four other airports in Peru, Chile and Ecuador. ...

Colombian Airport Launches e-Freight Initiative
15 November 2010 Bogota El Dorado International Airport in Colombia has implemented the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) e-freight standard to streamline its supply chain for air cargo. ...

Morpho to Test Advanced Security System at UK Airport
15 November 2010 Morpho and Cascade Technologies have jointly installed a next generation security system for a field trial at Glasgow International Airport in the UK. The walk-through portal system will...

IATA Recommends Global Standards for Israeli Aviation
15 November 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recommended that the Israeli Government and aviation industry use global standards to power the growth of its air transport sector. ...

L&T Consortium Wins Oman Airport Modernisation Contract
15 November 2010 A consortium of L&T Oman and Galfar Engineering & Contracting has received a OMR294.110m ($763m) contract to modernise and expand Salalah International Airport in Oman. The contract, called...

Abu Dhabi Airport to Increase Passenger Handling Capacity
12 November 2010 Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) will spend AED500m ($136.1m) to increase passenger handling capacity at Abu Dhabi International Airport by 75% over the next two years. The move comes as...

Big Toner Cartridges Banned from Air Cargo in Canada
12 November 2010 Canadian aviation authorities have banned printer toner cartridges weighing more than 454g from checked baggage and carry-on luggage on flights after the Yemeni mail bomb threat. ...

Indra to Upgrade ATM Systems in Kuwait
12 November 2010 The Kuwaiti General Directorate of Civil Aviation has awarded a contract to Indra for the upgrade of the country's automation systems for air traffic management (ATM). Under the...

US Airport Begins Operation at New Terminal
12 November 2010 San Antonio International Airport in the US has begun flight operations at its new Terminal B, built as part of the overall airport expansion programme. The $108m terminal will be used...

Beijing Airport Records Traffic Rise
11 November 2010 Beijing International Airport in China recorded a 12% rise in passenger traffic in October 2010, compared with the same month in 2009. Beijing Capital International Airport said the...

IATA Prepares Climate Change Challenges for Cancun
11 November 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to address four key challenges to address climate change during the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change...

Oman to Receive Thales Navigation Aids Systems
11 November 2010 Oman has awarded a contract to Thales to supply advanced navigation systems to enhance navigation surveillance capabilities and increase flight safety in the region. Under the contract,...

Indian Airport to Introduce Self-Service Check-In
11 November 2010 Cochin International Airport in India has awarded a contract to Sita for the automation of the passenger check-in process, including self-service check-in and passenger bag reconciliation at...

Selex to Provide ATC System to Kuwait
11 November 2010 Selex Sistemi Integrati has received a contract to provide advanced air traffic control (ATC) systems for the Kuwait Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Selex will equip Kuwait...

FAA Approves New Fee for US Airport
10 November 2010 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a fee hike at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in the US to support a facilities development programme. The new...

Indonesia Lifts Flight Suspension After Volcanic Disruption
10 November 2010 Major airlines have resumed flights to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Indonesia after flight suspensions levied due to fears of volcanic ash erupting from Mount Merapi were...

NZ Airport Plans Bond Sale
10 November 2010 The operator of Auckland International Airport in New Zealand is considering issuing a bond sale of NZ$100m ($79m) to refinance debt due in March. Auckland Airport has hired the...

Changi Airport Group and Munich Airport Sign Cooperation Agreement
10 November 2010 Singapore-based airport operator Changi Airport Group (CAG) signed a co-operation agreement with Munich Airport in Germany during the 20th Airports Council International world general...

Germany to Present Freight Security Plan for EU
09 November 2010 German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere will present an emergency security plan for air-freight traffic to other EU members this week. De Maiziere's proposals will include systematic...

Vietnam to Build International Airport in 2018
09 November 2010 Southern Airports Corporation in Vietnam is expected to start building a $6.05bn international airport in the country's south from 2018. Under a feasibility study prepared by Japan...

FAA Proposes Airline Safety Management Systems
09 November 2010 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed that commercial airlines should meet the safety management systems (SMS) rule, as part of an effort to enhance the safety of the US...

Ethiopia Replaces ATC Surveillance Radar
09 November 2010 The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority has upgraded its locating system from primary surveillance radar to monopulse secondary surveillance radar, automatic dependent surveillance-B...

Cargo Terminal Operations System Launched at Japanese Airport
08 November 2010 Tokyo International Air Cargo Terminal has launched the iCargo JTO system from IBS at Haneda Airport in Japan to manage its ground handling operations. The bilingual (English and...

Atlanta to Sell Bonds to Fund Airport Terminal Project
08 November 2010 The city of Atlanta in the US state of Georgia is considering the sale of nearly $590m in municipal debt to finance the development of a new terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. ...

Bulgaria and Czech Republic to Deploy ARTAS ATC System
08 November 2010 The Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic (ANS CR) and the Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority (BULATSA) has ordered new ARTAS air traffic control (ATC) components from...

HKIA to Install Explosives Detection System
08 November 2010 Morpho Detection has received a contract to install four CTX 9400 DSi explosives detection systems (EDS) at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). HKIA will replace its existing CTX 5500...

IATA Recommends Coordinated Response on Cargo Security
05 November 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called upon the global aviation industry to address the challenges related to cargo security and data collection at the AVSEC World summit...

Ferrovial Sells Swissport to PAI Partners
05 November 2010 Ferrovial Services has reached an agreement to sell Swissport International, the world's largest airport ground handling company, to private equity firm PAI Partners for €654m...

SITA to Install Border Security System at Qatari Airport
05 November 2010 The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority has selected Societe Internationale de Telecommunication Aeronautique (SITA) to install a fully integrated border security management system in the...

Air Authorities Increase Flight Security After Bomb Threat
05 November 2010 Air authorities around the world have increased aviation security measures in an effort to close all gaps exposed by the airplane bomb scare in the US last week. The federal German...

Oman to Award Salalah Airport Upgrade Contract
04 November 2010 Oman will soon award a contract to a winning bidder for the modernisation of Salalah International Airport at a cost of OMR300m ($779m). The lowest bid for the project has been submitted by...

NATS Orders Additional ARTAS Systems
04 November 2010 The UK air navigation service provider NATS has ordered nine additional ARTAS systems for air traffic control centres at Swanwick, Prestwick and Whiteley. Comsoft will equip the centres...

Sensis WAM System Operational at Australian Airports
04 November 2010 Sensis Corporation's wide area multilateration (WAM) system is now operational over Tasmania, Australia, after receiving safety case approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. The...

Sri Lanka Upgrades Airport Security with UK Funding
04 November 2010 The Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration Department has upgraded security technologies at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) through a project funded by the UK Government. The...

First European Flight Since Gulf War Lands at Iraqi Airport
03 November 2010 Baghdad International Airport in Iraq has received the first European flight from France since the first Gulf War in 1990. The Airbus A319 plane of Aigle Azur was carrying 40...

Ukraine Opens New Airport Terminal
03 November 2010 Boryspil International Airport in Kiev, Ukraine, has opened its new terminal F in order to handle an expected increase in passenger traffic during the upcoming Euro 2012 football...

MAHB and GMR Sign JV Agreement
03 November 2010 Malaysia Airports Holdings (MAHB) has formed a joint venture with GMR Infrastructure to operate, expand and modernise Malé International Airport in the Maldives. MAHB and...

Russia to Privatise International Airport in 2013
03 November 2010 Russian Transport Minister Igor Levitin has said Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow will not be privatised before 2013. Levitin said Sheremetyevo airport, which is wholly owned by...

UK Government Grounds Thames Estuary Airport Plan
02 November 2010 The UK Government has rejected the proposal to build a major airport in the Thames Estuary or Kent to increase flight capacity for London. UK Prime Minister David Cameron said the Government...

US Enhances Air Cargo Screening After Bomb Plots
02 November 2010 The US Government has increased the screening of incoming air cargo following the interception of two packages of explosive devices that originated in Yemen. The packages found on a FedEx...

Shanghai Airports Passenger Traffic Soars
02 November 2010 Total passenger traffic at Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport has reached 60m so far in 2010, compared with 57m for the whole of 2009, according to...

FAA Recommends Study to Prevent Bird Strikes at US Airport
02 November 2010 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recommended that Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) in Pennsylvania conducts a wildlife hazard study to reduce bird strikes. The...

FAA Launches New ATC Tower at US Airport
01 November 2010 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched a new and advanced 195ft air traffic control (ATC) tower at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in the US. The airport's runways...

IATA Reveals Strong Passenger Traffic for September
01 November 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recorded a 10.5% rise in international passenger traffic in September 2010, significantly stronger than the 6.5% rise of August 2010....

Australian Airports Vulnerable to Attack
01 November 2010 Existing security must be improved in and around Australian airport terminals because they are susceptible to potential attacks, according to Homeland Security Asia Pacific chief Roger Henning. ...

Bechtel Joint Venture Wins Muscat Airport Contract
01 November 2010 Oman has awarded a OMR703m ($1.8bn) contract to a joint venture of Bechtel and Bahwan Contracting for the construction of a new terminal building at Muscat International Airport. ...

October 2010

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BA Chairman Calls for End to "Redundant" Security Measures
29 October 2010 British Airways chairman Martin Broughton has criticised the US for insisting on "redundant" security procedures at British airports. Speaking at an Airport Operators Association conference...

NZ Airport Opens New Terminal
29 October 2010 Wellington International Airport in New Zealand has opened a new international terminal, called "The Rock", to increase traffic capacity before the Rugby World Cup in 2011. The new NZ$39m...

Sri Lanka to Open Second International Airport in 2012
29 October 2010 The Sri Lankan Government expects to begin flight operations at the country's second international airport in 2012. The Maththala airport will feature a 3.5km-long and 75m-wide runway, and...

Nav Canada to Deploy Weather Broadcasting Technology in Denmark
29 October 2010 Danish air navigation service provider Naviair has awarded a contract to Nav Canada to provide its weather and flight information broadcasting technology for airports in Denmark. Nav Canada...

Bahamas Airport Opens Fraud Detection Lab
28 October 2010 Sir Lynden Pindling International Airport in the Bahamas has opened a new advanced computer laboratory with software to determine the authenticity of travel documents. The document...

Malta Airport to Deploy Ground Surveillance System
28 October 2010 Searidge Technologies has received a contract from Malta Air Traffic Services to provide its intelligent video surveillance system at Malta International Airport. The IntelliDAR is a...

Lockheed Wins Kazakh ATM System Contract
28 October 2010 Lockheed Martin has received a contract from Kazaeronavigatsia to deploy an additional Skyline air traffic management automation system in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Skyline system...

Passenger Traffic Grows at Jordan Airport
28 October 2010 Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Jordan has reported a 14.8% rise in passenger traffic to 1.6 million in the third quarter of 2010, compared with the same period in 2009. In...

Full-Body Scanners Operational at JFK Airport
27 October 2010 New advanced full-body scanners are now operational at the John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in the US to detect concealed weapons and explosives. The scanners will use...

DGCA Licence Mandatory for Indian Airports
27 October 2010 The Indian Government has made it mandatory for airports in India to acquire a licence from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to undertake flight operations from July...

Palestine to Build International Airport
27 October 2010 The Palestinian Civil Aviation Authority has announced that it will soon start the construction of an international airport between Jerusalem and Jericho. The Palestine International...

EU Approves X-Ray Liquid Detection System
27 October 2010 EU has approved Kromek's colour x-ray liquid detection system for use in all European airports to screen harmful liquids. The European Civil Aviation Conference has verified the liquid...

Ferrovial Begins BAA Stake Sale
26 October 2010 Infrastructure company Ferrovial has begun the process of selling a minority stake in BAA to repay debt and finance new infrastructure projects. Initially, Ferrovial plans the sale of a...

Passenger Traffic Increases at Changi Airport
26 October 2010 Changi International Airport in Singapore has recorded a 10.8% rise in passenger traffic to 3.39 million passenger in September 2010. The airport has handled 30.8 million passengers so far...

Indian Airport to Begin Runway Upgrade
26 October 2010 Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) will begin a major runway upgrade next week at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) in India, in a bid to prevent future runway accidents. ...

UAE Airport to Invite Bids for Midfield Terminal
26 October 2010 Abu Dhabi Airports Company plans to invite bids for the construction of a $6.8bn midfield terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The terminal, which...

Egyptian Airport to Receive Era Surveillance Solution
25 October 2010 Era has received a contract from the National Air Navigation Services Company (NANSC) to deploy a surface surveillance solution at Cairo International Airport, Egypt. The solution will use...

Japanese Airport Opens Terminal and Fourth Runway
25 October 2010 Tokyo International Airport in Japan has opened its fourth runway and new international terminal building ahead of scheduled international flights on 31 October. The airport has spent...

Bulgarian Airport Expansion Begins
25 October 2010 Bourgas International Airport in Bulgaria has begun a modernisation and expansion project to increase its passenger handling capacity. Fraport twin star airport management has launched...

IATA Highlights Challenges for MENA
25 October 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for coordinated efforts to deal with the challenges of growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). IATA director general...

MAp Airports Reports Rise in September Passenger Traffic
22 October 2010 MAp Airports, an Australian airport owner and operator, saw record passenger traffic at its Sydney, Copenhagen and Brussels airports last month, the firm's latest report has...

Taiwan Airport to Build Third Terminal
22 October 2010 The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) is planning to spend TWD$60bn ($1.9bn) to build a third terminal at the Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan. The new terminal, with a total...

Tanzanian Airport to Install BHS Technology
22 October 2010 SITA Aero has awarded a contract to Logan Teleflex to install advanced baggage handling system (BHS) technology at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Tanzania. Logan Teleflex will...

Indian Airport to Conduct Study to Increase Flight Capacity
22 October 2010 Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) will hire a consultant to conduct a study to improve its flight handling capacity at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA). The...

Air Traffic Movement Rises at UAE Airports
21 October 2010 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) General Civil Aviation Authority has said that air traffic movements in the UAE have increased by 12.8% in September 2010, compared with the same month in 2009. ...

US and Brazil Sign Aviation Security Agreement
21 October 2010 A joint statement of intent on aviation security has been signed between the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Transportation Security Administration and the Brazilian airport...

Acoustiblok to Reduce Terminal Noise at African Airport
21 October 2010 Sikhuphe International Airport in Swaziland has installed Acoustiblok, a sound abatement material to reduce the level of sound produced inside the new terminal. Sikhuphe Airport will add a...

UAE Airport Signs Agreement with Etisalat
21 October 2010 Fujairah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Etisalat, a telecommuncations corporation, to increase its productivity...

Hawaiian Airport Begins Full-Body Imaging
20 October 2010 Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii, US, has began use of full-body scanners to detect explosives hidden inside passengers clothes. Six advanced imaging technology machines, each...

Chinese Airport to Initiate Expansion
20 October 2010 Tianjin Binhai International Airport in China will begin an expansion project later in 2010 to expand its passenger handling capacity. Under the expansion programme, the airport will construct...

HKIA Achieves Double-Digit Traffic Growth
20 October 2010 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has recorded double-digit passenger traffic growth of 16.9% to 4.1 million and a 13.9% rise in cargo volume to 346,000t in September 2010. ...

Gatwick Airport to Operate Airbus A380
20 October 2010 Gatwick Airport in the UK has received permission from the Crawley Borough Council to operate an Airbus A380 aircraft. The airport has invested £43m ($68m) to construct six large...

New Liquid Scanner Tested at US Airport
19 October 2010 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has tested an advanced bottled liquid scanner during a demonstration at Albuquerque International Sunport Airport in the US. Developed at Los...

European ANSP Response to SES Target Disappoints IATA
19 October 2010 The European air navigation service providers' (ANSPs) response to the proposed Single European Sky (SES) performance targets for 2010-2014 has disappointed the International Air...

Japanese Airport Plans Major Expansion
19 October 2010 Narita International Airport in Japan will construct a new terminal for low-cost carriers (LCCs) and expand its existing terminals as part of a major expansion programme. The planned...

Gatwick Airport Station to Receive Upgrade
19 October 2010 Gatwick Airport in the UK has secured a £53m ($84m) fund to upgrade its railway station, as part of its infrastructure development programme. The upgrade will include a new platform,...

San Francisco Airport Deploys SAFE Management System
18 October 2010 San Francisco International Airport (SFIA) in the US has deployed the SAFE security management system from Quantum Secure. The system will enable the airport to streamline its security...

Russian Airport Reports Traffic Surge
18 October 2010 Sheremetyevo International Airport in Russia has recorded a 32.1% rise in traffic to 14.6 million passengers from January to September 2010, compared with the same period last year. In the...

Heathrow Airport Posts Record Traffic in September
18 October 2010 Heathrow Airport in the UK has posted a 7.6% rise in passenger traffic to 6.2 million in September 2010 compared with 437,608 in the same period in 2009. Heathrow's passenger volume to...

India to Build New International Airport
18 October 2010 The Indian Government has given its final no-objection certificate to the proposed international airport in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary for Tourism,...

New Zealand Airport Introduces SmartGate
15 October 2010 Christchurch International Airport in New Zealand has introduced a SmartGate border processing system for trans-Tasman passengers. SmartGate is a kiosk and gate system that uses...

Muscat Airport Expansion to Open in 2014
15 October 2010 The expansion at Muscat International Airport in Oman, designed to handle 12 million passengers each year, will be complete by March 2014, the Ministry of Transport and Communication has...

Court of Appeal Reinstates BAA Airport Sale Ruling
15 October 2010 BAA will be forced to sell two of its airports, following a court order by the Competition Commission (CC). BAA, which has already sold Gatwick, will have to let go of its other...

Estonia Approves Comsoft’s Aeronautical Information System
15 October 2010 The Estonian Air Navigation Services (EANS) have signed a site acceptance certificate for its first eAIP aeronautical information management (AIM) solution. The eAIP solution is based...

South Korean Airport Privatisation Delayed
14 October 2010 The privatisation of Incheon International Airport in South Korea will be deferred to 2011 due to delays in the revision of related laws. The Korean government plans to sell part of a 49%...

Darwin Airport to Invest in Infrastructure Development
14 October 2010 Darwin International Airport in Australia will invest A$100m ($98.4m) to upgrade its airport facilities over the next ten years, following the signing of a new aviation pricing agreement...

Runway Incursions Drop 50% at US Airports
14 October 2010 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said that serious runway incursions across major US airports have dropped by 50% from last year. The drop, from 12 to six, has been attributed...

ICAO Agreement on Aviation and Climate Change Signed
14 October 2010 The first global governmental agreement to reduce carbon emissions has been signed by 190 contracting states of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The agreement was signed...

First Phase of New Qatar Airport to Open Next Year
13 October 2010 The first phase of New Doha International Airport (NDIA) in Qatar will open in 2011. The NDIA, being built at a cost of $14.5bn over 22 million-square-metre site, is the world's first...

US Airport Begins Full-Body Screening
13 October 2010 Full-body scanning of passengers has begun at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in Missouri, US, in a bid to enhance passenger security at the facility. The first device has...

CAI Begins Consultancy Work for Brunei Airport
13 October 2010 Changi Airports International (CAI) has begun consultancy work with the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) to upgrade and develop the Brunei International Airport, Brunei. The...

Panel to Examine Los Angeles Airport Security
13 October 2010 Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will form a blue ribbon panel of experts to examine security and the potential threat of terror attacks at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)...

Mozambique to Open New Airport Terminal in November
12 October 2010 The new international terminal at Maputo International Airport in Mozambique will open in November following a delay of five months. The terminal will increase the airport's capacity by...

US Airport to Install Digital Security System
12 October 2010 Myrtle Beach International Airport in South Carolina, US, will install AMAG Technology's Symmetry Enterprise Security Management System and intelligent field hardware. The symmetry,...

Plane Makes Safe Emergency Landing at Calgary Airport
12 October 2010 An Air Canada plane carrying 155 passengers made a safe emergency landing at the Calgary International Airport in Canada last week, following hydraulic problems. The pilot of the A-320...

Munich Airport Posts Record Traffic
12 October 2010 Munich Airport in Germany has recorded a 10% increase in passenger traffic to 10 million passengers in the third quarter of 2010, compared with the same period in 2009. The airport handled...

Gatwick Airport to Compete with Heathrow
11 October 2010 Gatwick Airport in the UK is set to carry out a £1bn ($1.5bn) expansion programme to increase competition with Heathrow Airport. As part of the programme, Gatwick will improve transport...

Munich Airport Increases Surveillance Cameras at Terminal 2
11 October 2010 Munich Airport in Germany has expanded the use of Aimetis Symphony video surveillance at Terminal 2. The system will manage 1900 cameras, 1000 I/O devices and 5000 users, all of which will...

Mexican Airports Record Rise in Passenger Volume
11 October 2010 Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP) said passenger traffic at its 12 airports has increased 6.2% in September to 1.33 million, compared with the same period in...

UAE Airport to Receive Loan for New Runway
11 October 2010 The Dubai Sharjah Airport Authority has signed an agreement with Sharjah Islamic Bank for a loan to fund a new runway at Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. The...

UK Airport to Reduce Carbon Footprint
08 October 2010 Newcastle International Airport in the UK has launched a series of measures to reduce its carbon footprint by up to 15% by 2015. The measures will include switching light bulbs to LEDs...

Shanghai Aims for 100 million Passengers in 2015
08 October 2010 Shanghai International Airport Company (SIAC), the owner and operator of Hongqiao International Airport and Pudong International Airport, is hoping to increase the volume of passengers in...

Ethiopian Airport Set for Expansion
08 October 2010 The Ethiopian Airports Enterprise will launch a ETB1bn ($60m) project to expand the existing infrastructure at the country's Bole International Airport. Under the project, the existing...

Bulgaria to Receive New ATC Tower in 2012
08 October 2010 Sofia Airport in Bulgaria will receive a new air traffic control (ATC) tower by July 2012 to enhance air navigation in the country. The tender for the project will be invited in a month and...

BAA Sells Stake in Naples Airport
07 October 2010 BAA will sell its interest in Naples International Airport in Italy to infrastructure investor F2i for €150m ($237m). BAA owns 65% of GESAC, which holds the concession for...

GMR Requests Loan to Develop Male Airport
07 October 2010 India-based GMR Infrastructure has requested a $360m loan from AXIS Bank to develop the Male International Airport in the Maldives. GMR chief financial office Sidharath Kapur said that...

Taiwan Gives Australia ATC System the Go Ahead
07 October 2010 Taiwan has completed the final system acceptance test of Eurocat air traffic management system, delivered by Thales Australia, as part of the air traffic management automation system...

Saudi Airport Expansion to Begin Next Year
07 October 2010 The expansion of Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, will begin early next year. The multi-billion-riyal expansion project will increase the...

India to Help Canada Improve Aviation Security
06 October 2010 The Indian government will send a team of aviation experts to Canada to help the North American country enhance security. The team of four officials, including the Bureau of Civil...

Airport Security "Not Ready" to Repeal Liquid Ban
06 October 2010 US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary Janet Napolitano has warned that security systems in airports are not ready to allow passengers to carry liquids aboard aircrafts. ...

UK's Kent Airport Submits Night Flight Plan
06 October 2010 Infratil, the owner of Kent International Airport in the UK, has formally submitted a proposal to Thanet District Council to operate night flights. Infratil is required to submit its new...

Passenger Traffic Surges 7% at Abu Dhabi Airport
06 October 2010 Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates has recorded a 7% rise in passenger traffic in August 2010, compared with the same period in 2009. Aircraft movement increased...

Italy to Deploy ARTAS Air Traffic Systems
05 October 2010 The Italian Air Navigation Service Provider ENAV has awarded a contract to Comsoft to deliver its ARTAS air traffic control (ATC) systems. Under the contract, Comsoft will supply and...

Taiwan Considers Major Airport Renovation
05 October 2010 The Taiwanese Government is considering a major investment to upgrade the Taoyuan International Airport to international standards and increase its passenger handling capacity. The...

IATA Reports Slow Growth in August Passenger Traffic
05 October 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recorded a 6.4% rise in international passenger traffic and 19.6% in cargo traffic in August 2010, compared with last year. However,...

Australia to Strengthen Aviation Security
05 October 2010 The Australian Government has introduced a bill to create tougher penalties for aviation-related crimes in order to enhance security. The Aviation Crimes and Policing Legislation Amendment...

Prague Airport to Receive Northrop EFS System
04 October 2010 Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems has received a contract to supply an electronic flight strip (EFS) system at the Ruzyne International Airport in Prague, Czech Republic. The contract will...

Sharjah Airport to Begin New Runway Construction
04 October 2010 Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates will soon start construction of a new CAT III runway to handle increasing passenger traffic. The new runway, set to be built at a...

IATA Launches Global Safety Information Exchange Programme
04 October 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has signed an agreement with three governmental aviation safety organisations to launch a Global Safety Information Exchange as part of...

Maldives Airport Modernisation Plan Unveiled
04 October 2010 A new plan to expand Male International Airport in Maldives has been unveiled by Integrated Design Associates (IDA). The expansion project will include the construction of a new...

Australian Airport to Open Upgraded Domestic Terminal
01 October 2010 Cairns Airport in Australia will open its upgraded domestic terminal three months ahead of schedule. The terminal has been renovated at a cost of A$200m ($192m) over a period of three years. ...

Korea Develops Airline Safety Management Systems
01 October 2010 Korea has developed two new airline safety management systems to prevent aircraft accidents. The systems are standards and recommended management and implementation system (SMIS) and...

German Airport Begins Full-Body Scanner Trial
01 October 2010 Hamburg Airport in Germany has begun a six-month trial of full-body scanners to detect potentially dangerous objects hidden inside clothes. The scanners will use low-frequency...

Gatwick Owner Set Sell Stake in Airport
01 October 2010 Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), the owner of Gatwick Airport in the UK, has decided to sell 9% of its shares in the airport and retain 51% majority shares. GIP, backed by Credit...

September 2010

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German Airport Deploys Advanced Communications Network
30 September 2010 Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport (BBI) in Germany has deployed an advanced communications network from Alcatel-Lucent to enhance the safety and security of passengers. The new...

Belgium ATC Staff Strike Closes Two Airports
30 September 2010 An air traffic control strike in Belgium grounded take-offs and landings at the country's two international airports this week, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded. The...

BAA Chief Says Heathrow Policy Will Hurt London
30 September 2010 BAA chairman Sir Nigel Rudd has said the UK Government's decision not to grant a third runway to Heathrow airport will make London less competitive. "Heathrow, which already operates at...

Terma to Install SMRs at Chinese Airport
30 September 2010 Terma Radar Systems have received a contract to install two surface movement radars (SMR) at the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in China. The radars, which will become operational...

Italy to Stop Full-Body Scanning at Airports
29 September 2010 The Italian Government has decided to stop the use of full-body scanners at airports, branding them slow and ineffective, following a six-month test. Italy has stopped the use of such...

India to Partially Close Airspace for CWG
29 September 2010 The Indian Government will temporarily close airspace in New Delhi from 5.00pm to 10.00pm IST on the opening and closing days of the Commonwealth Games 2010. No flights will be permitted to...

IATA Recommends Common Approach for Indian Aviation
29 September 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has advised the Indian Government to have a more coordinated cross-ministry government approach in developing the aviation industry in...

US Airport to Receive PASSUR Solutions
29 September 2010 PASSUR Aerospace is to provide Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah, US, with an airport management solution to deliver revenue optimisation and to enhance operational efficiency. ...

Dubai Airport Reports Jump in August Traffic
28 September 2010 Dubai International Airport in the UAE has recorded a 6.8% rise in August passenger traffic to 3.98 million compared with 3.73 million in the same period of 2009. The airport's...

Indian Airport to Use Bird-Scare Crackers
28 September 2010 The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in India has been granted permission to use fire-crackers to scare birds and reduce the number of bird-hit incidents at the facility. India...

Fraport May Acquire Stake in Chinese Airport
28 September 2010 German-based airport operator Fraport is considering acquiring a 25% stake in Changsha Huanghua International Airport in China, to increase its earnings. The company aims to raise its EBITDA...

Singapore to Get Upgraded ATC System by 2012
28 September 2010 Singapore will upgrade its air traffic control (ATC) centre at a cost of SGD$300m ($226m) to efficiently manage the increase in air traffic volume. Under the upgrade, the ATC centre's...

Altran Praxis Wins UK Maintenance Contract
27 September 2010 NATS, an air traffic management service provider, has awarded a contract to Altran Praxis to support and maintain its traffic load prediction device (TLPD) in the UK. The system uses...

IATA Signs Aviation Management Agreement
27 September 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore to develop a professional programme...

New Indian Airport Project Tender by End of 2010
27 September 2010 The Indian Government is expected to begin the bidding process for a new international airport project in Navi Mumbai by the end of this year. The public-private partnership project is...

Bellingham Airport Completes Runway Renovation
27 September 2010 Bellingham International Airport in the US will open its main runway for flight operations after completing three weeks of renovation work. The Port of Bellingham closed the runway on the...

Indonesia Cuts Airport Expansion Cost
24 September 2010 Indonesian airport operator PT Angkasa Pura has reduced the cost to renovate Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali by 16%. The airport operator has taken the decision to slash the original...

Caribbean Island to Start Construction of New Terminal
24 September 2010 Construction of the terminal building at the new Argyle International Airport in the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will begin later this year. The 11,500m CO2...

JBT Wins US Airport Gate Equipment Contract
24 September 2010 JBT AeroTech (JBT) has received a $20.4m contract from joint venture company BARC for the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) re-gating project. Under the contract, JBT will supply...

MAp Airports Reports Rise in August Passenger Traffic
24 September 2010 MAp Airports, an Australian airport owner and operator, saw record passenger traffic at its Sydney, Copenhagen and Brussels airports last month, the firm's latest report has revealed. ...

French Strike to Disrupt 400 UK Flights
23 September 2010 Around 400 flights between France and the UK will be cancelled today following a general strike by French air traffic controllers called over pension reform. French civil aviation authority...

Lambert Airport to Enhance Security
23 September 2010 Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in the US has received $42.6m in government funding for the installation of new baggage screening systems at Terminals 1 and 2. The baggage system...

August Traffic Soars at HKIA
23 September 2010 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded a 9.2% rise in passenger traffic to 4.7 million and a 17% rise in cargo traffic to 346,000t in August 2010, compared with the same period last year....

Bristol Airport Expansion Plan Receives Approval
23 September 2010 The UK Government has given its approval for the Bristol Airport expansion by deciding not to block the planning application approved by the North Somerset Council. Communities and...

IATA Urges Governments to Support Aviation Emission Approach
22 September 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged the world's governments to unite and support the targets set by global aviation industry to stop climate change. The targets...

Typhoon-Hit Taiwan Cancels 58 International Flights
22 September 2010 Taiwan cancelled 213 domestic and 58 international flights on 19 September due to Typhoon Fanapi, which struck the country with wind speeds of 180km per hour. Dragon Airlines, Vietnam...

Russia Opens New Terminal Ahead of Winter Olympics
22 September 2010 Sochi International Airport in Russia has opened a new terminal which is expected to handle the rise in passenger numbers during the 2014 Winter Olympics. The terminal has been built at a...

Comsoft to Upgrade Estonian Aeronautical Information System
22 September 2010 The Estonian Air Navigation Services has awarded a contract to Comsoft to upgrade its electronic aeronautical information publications (eAIP) and aeronautical information management (AIM) system. ...

Philippines Considers PPP Venture for Airport Upgrade
21 September 2010 The Philippines Government has decided to upgrade Mactan-Cebu International Airport under a public-private partnership (PPP) business model. The airport upgrade and building cold storage...

Nigeria to Deploy Northrop ATC Communication Network
21 September 2010 Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems has received a contract to supply and install the air traffic control radio communications system for the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA). Under...

Costs Rise on US Airport Rail Link
21 September 2010 The second phase of the Metrorail project at Dulles International Airport in Virginia, US, will reportedly cost $3.83bn, an increase over its earlier projected cost of $2.5bn. The...

IATA Launches iFlex Programme to Reduce Aviation Emissions
21 September 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched its new iFlex programme to enable airlines to reduce carbon emissions and burn fuel by 2% on long-haul flights. The programme...

IATA Outlines Priorities for Peruvian Aviation
20 September 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has outlined key focus areas for Peru's aviation industry to strengthen its position in Latin America. To improve safety, IATA's...

Denver Airport to Install Solar System
20 September 2010 Denver International Airport (DIA) in the US will develop a 4.4MW solar system to power its daily operations, as part of its sustainability initiative. Constellation Energy will finance, own...

Indian Airport Introduces X-Ray Screening System
20 September 2010 Cochin International Airport in India has introduced an advanced X-ray baggage screening system to improve security at the airport. The screening system, which went online on 16 September,...

New Aviation Counter Terrorism Treaties Adopted
20 September 2010 Representatives from 77 countries signed two new counter-terrorism treaties to improve aviation security during a diplomatic conference in Beijing, China, on 10 September. The treaties...

Milwaukee Airport to Build New Baggage Handling System
17 September 2010 The Transportation Security Administration has provided a grant to General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, US for the construction of a new in-line baggage handling system. ...

Indian Airport Terminal Begins Operation
17 September 2010 The new terminal at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in the Indian state of Gujarat began international operations on 14 September. The T-2 terminal, built at a cost of...

BA Heathrow Staff Reach Agreement with Union
17 September 2010 British Airways customer service staff at Heathrow Airport in the UK have voted to accept new working practices in an agreement signed with the Unite and GMB trade unions. The agreement...

August Passenger Traffic Rises at Munich Airport
17 September 2010 Munich Airport in Germany has posted a 7.7% rise in passenger traffic in August 2010 compared with the same period in 2009, handling 3.26 million passengers. International passenger...

US Airport to Receive Baggage Screening Systems
16 September 2010 The Transportation Security Administration has awarded a grant to Rochester International Airport in the US state of Minnesota for the construction of new in-line baggage handling systems. ...

Brunei to Undertake Major Airport Upgrade Project
16 September 2010 Brunei International Airport plans to undertake a major upgrade programme over the next three years as part of the country's efforts to modernise airport infrastructure. Brunei...

Kenyan Airport Cargo Facility to Begin Operation
16 September 2010 Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya has signed an agreement with SkyCargo and Astral Aviation to be the first airline customers at its new Transglobal Cargo Centre. The cargo...

Tajikistan to Receive Era WAM Solution
16 September 2010 Era has been awarded a contract by Tajikaeronavigation, Tajikistan's air navigation service provider, to provide a wide area multilateration (WAM) system for the nation. Under the contract,...

Cuba Deploys Advanced ATC Radar System
15 September 2010 The Institute of Civil Aeronautics of Cuba and the Cuban Airport and Aeronautic Services Company have deployed an advanced radar system to control aircraft at the Jose Marti International Airport....

US Airport Introduces Bag Screening Machines
15 September 2010 Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in the US has unveiled three next generation CT-80 explosives detection machines to streamline the baggage screening process at the...

BAA Reports Passenger Traffic Decline in August
15 September 2010 Passenger traffic at the BAA airports in the UK declined 0.6% to 10.6 million in August, compared with the same period in 2009. Heathrow Airport bucked the trend, however, recording its...

Oman Airport to Receive Cavotec Pop-Up Pit Systems
15 September 2010 Cavotec Middle East has received a contract to supply and install 95 pop-up pit systems at the Muscat International Airport in Oman. The advanced pop-up pit system will include units that...

European Passenger Traffic Rises in July
14 September 2010 The Airports Council International announced that overall passenger traffic increased 6.3% and freight traffic increased 20.1% at European airports in July 2010, compared with the same period...

Botswana Installs Full Body Scanners
14 September 2010 Full body scanners have been installed at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SSKIA) in Botswana in a bid to increase security at the national gateway. The machines installed...

China to Receive New ATC Radio Communication Systems
14 September 2010 Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems has won a multi-million dollar contract to supply VHF radio communication systems for the Chengdu area air traffic control centre in China. The contract...

Israeli Airport Strike Affects 30,000 Passengers
14 September 2010 A strike called by workers at the Ben-Gurion International Airport in Israel on 13 September forced the cancellation of outgoing flights and stranded 30,000 passengers before being called off...

UK Scraps Third Runway at Heathrow
13 September 2010 The UK Government has formally scrapped plans for all-day take off and landing and a third runway at Heathrow Airport. UK Aviation Minister Theresa Villiers officially ruled out the building...

August Passenger Traffic Rises at Mexican Airports
13 September 2010 Passenger traffic at Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico's 12 airports rose 3.6% to 1.8 million in August compared with the same period in 2009. International...

UK Team to Train Indian Airport Screeners
13 September 2010 A team of experts from the UK has arrived in the city of Hyderabad in India to train airport screeners of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in enhancing their passenger screening...

Selex Wins Colombian ATC System Upgrade Contract
13 September 2010 Aeronautica Civil de Colombia has awarded a contract to Selex Sistemi Integrati to upgrade the radar system in Cerro Maco, Bolivar. Under the €5.2m ($6.6m) contract, Selex will upgrade...

US Airport to Close Runway for Renovation
10 September 2010 Nashville International Airport in the US will close runway 2C-20C for pavement rehabilitation. The runway and its taxiway connectors will be closed for renovation and are scheduled to...

New German Airport to Open in 2012
10 September 2010 The German Government will open the new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BBI) to the public on 3 July 2012. Built with an investment of €2.5bn ($3.2bn), BBI will have an...

Passenger Traffic Rises at Phuket Airport
10 September 2010 Phuket International Airport in Thailand recorded a 46.51% rise in international passenger traffic in August 2010, compared with the same period in 2009. Total arrivals and departures at...

French Airports to Receive Ricochet Recording Solutions
10 September 2010 Ricochet has received a contract from the French Civil Aviation (SNA-RP) for the installation of its recording systems at eight airports in France. Under the contract, Ricochet will deliver...

Canada Plans New Airport Runway
09 September 2010 Calgary International Airport in Canada will begin construction of an additional runway in April 2011, which will reduce delays for arrival flights. The 4,267m runway, claimed to be the...

Abu Dhabi Airport ATC to be Complete Next Year
09 September 2010 Work on the new 109m air traffic control tower at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE is expected to be completed next year. French company Thales will provide systems and the...

Birmingham Airport to Become UK Gateway
09 September 2010 Birmingham International Airport in the UK is poised to become a gateway to London, with the proposed transport links and expansion works undertaken at the facility. A proposed...

Chinese Airport Reports Growth in Traffic
09 September 2010 Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in China recorded a 7.66% increase in the number of flight departures and landings amounting to 37,131 in the first half of this year, when compared...

US Airport Receives Safety Upgrade Fund
08 September 2010 Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in the US has received federal funding for the implementation of safety upgrades at the facility. Under the $15m...

Paris Airport Receives US Border Protection Officers
08 September 2010 Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in France has received US officers to help identify potential terrorists and other high-risk passengers boarding flights to the United States. The officers...

Balfour Beatty Wins Airport Terminal Gate Project in US
08 September 2010 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in the US has awarded a contract to Balfour Beatty Construction for the Terminal 4 Gate Replacement project. Balfour will work jointly with...

R-ADAG Acquires Stake in Upcoming Indian Airport
08 September 2010 Reliance-Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (R-ADAG) has acquired a 15% stake in a new international airport, which has been planned for the Indian state of Kerala. R-ADAG has acquired the stake...

Manchester Airport Receives First A380
07 September 2010 Manchester Airport in the UK has received the first Airbus A380 aircraft operated by Emirates Airlines. The airport has invested more than £10m ($15.4m) in the past 18 months to upgrade...

Indonesia Allocates Airport Modernisation Budget
07 September 2010 The Indonesian Government has allocated funds to modernise the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in an effort to increase its efficiency and operations. The government has allocated...

Ukraine to Build Airport Rail Link
07 September 2010 Boryspil International Airport in Ukraine has entered into an agreement with CMEC General Machinery Import & Export Company to build a rail link to connect the airport with the city of...

Frankfurt Airport to Expand Cargo Facility
07 September 2010 Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) in Germany has unveiled plans to develop an additional 27ha of airport area as part of an expansion initiative undertaken at CargoCity South. The...

UK Airports to Receive Northrop ATM Systems
06 September 2010 Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems will supply its surface movement radar and air traffic monitor systems for the virtual contingency facility (VCF) at Heathrow International Airport in the...

Canadian Airport Deploys Full-Body Scanner
06 September 2010 The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority has deployed a full-body scanner at the Regina International Airport. The scanner, a millimetre-wave machine, will use low doses of...

Airlines to Pay Additional Rent for US Airport Upgrade
06 September 2010 Delta Air Lines and AirTran Airways have signed an agreement to pay additional rent at the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in the US to help fund a new international terminal. Under the...

Norwegian Airport to Receive Sensis Multilateration System
06 September 2010 Sensis Corporation will provide its multilateration system and VeeLo NextGen vehicle locators to Bergen International Airport in Norway. The multilateration system uses...

Typhoon Halts Japan Flights
03 September 2010 Japan has cancelled over 200 domestic and international flights to its southern islands because of a typhoon alert. The Japan Meteorological Agency said on 31 August that Typhoon...

Malaysia Begins New LCCT Construction
03 September 2010 Malaysia has begun construction of its new low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT), Kuala Lumpur International Airport Two (KLIA 2). The 237,000m² KLIA 2, to be built at a cost of...

Indian Airport to Begin 24-Hour Radar Service
03 September 2010 Mangalore International Airport, India, has extended its radar operation to 24 hours a day from 19 hours a day to ensure safe aircraft movement in the region. Airport director MR Vasudeva...

US Airport Opens New Cargo Facility
03 September 2010 Indianapolis International Airport in the US has opened a new cargo facility for shipping and receiving large or unusual freight items carried by airlines. The new facility, named the...

Indonesia to Replace Airport Navigation System
02 September 2010 The Transport Department of Indonesia is considering a plan to replace the navigation system at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport following a malfunction on the 29 August. The...

Indian Airport Seeks Approval for Night Flights
02 September 2010 Visakhapatnam airport in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is seeking approval from the Indian Navy to begin international flight operations during the night. The airport, which currently...

Saudi Arabia Awards Airport Improvement Contracts
02 September 2010 Saudi Arabia has signed contracts worth SAR1.29bn ($343m) for the maintenance and operation of 25 airports in the country. Saudi Company for Limited Services and Mohammed Bin Laden Company...

South Korea to Start Fingerprint Screening at Airports
02 September 2010 South Korea will begin fingerprint screening at its airports from 1 September this year to prevent entry of foreign nationals with forged identification. The Justice Ministry has...

Indonesian Volcano Eruption May Hamper Global Flights
01 September 2010 The re-eruption of a volcano on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, may hamper international flight operations with smoke spewing up to over 2,000m into the air. Mount Sinabang in North...

IATA Reports Strong July Traffic
01 September 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported that international passenger traffic increased 9.2% and cargo traffic rose 22.7% in July 2010, compared with the same period in...

New Malaysian Airport Terminal to Get Aerobridges
01 September 2010 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd has proposed the inclusion of aerobridges at the planned low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The aerobridges...

Hawaiian Airport to Install Bomb Detection System
01 September 2010 Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii has begun work to install an explosive detection system as part of its 12-year, $3.2bn modernisation programme. The system, part of the...

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IATA Outlines Agenda to Strengthen Australian Aviation
31 August 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recommended that the Australian Government focus on infrastructure, training, environment and liberalisation to boost the country's...

Vietnam Considers Joint Venture to Upgrade Airport
31 August 2010 The Vietnamese Government has asked the Ministry of Transport to submit a joint venture plan involving foreign investment to upgrade Phu Bai International Airport. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan...

July Passenger Traffic Rises at Changi Airport
31 August 2010 Changi International Airport in Singapore has registered a 15.9% rise in passenger traffic to 3.67 million for the month of July. The rise in traffic is 13.7% higher than the 3.23...

Moroccan Airport Operator Orders Frequentis AIM System
31 August 2010 Moroccan airport operator Office National Des Aeroports (ONDA) has awarded Frequentis a contract to provide a redundant aeronautical information management (smartAIM) system for Casablanca. ...

FAA Awards Category 1 Aviation Safety Rating to Nigeria
27 August 2010 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a Category 1 rating to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as part of its International Aviation Safety Assessment...

Geneva International Upgrades Baggage Handling System
27 August 2010 Geneva International Airport in Switzerland has awarded Logan Teleflex an £80,000 ($123,386) contract to supply an advanced out-of-gauge (OOG) baggage handling system. Equipped with...

Passenger Traffic Rises 9.2% at Abu Dhabi Airport
27 August 2010 Passenger traffic increased 9.2% to 1,008,228 at Abu Dhabi International Airport in UAE in July, compared with the same period in 2009. The airport's aircraft movement rose by 10.1%, while...

Thailand Approves Suvarnabhumi Airport Expansion
27 August 2010 The Thai Government has approved the expansion of Suvarnabhumi International Airport to increase its passenger capacity to 60 million a year. The expansion will include the construction of...

New International Airport in Bangladesh Proposed
26 August 2010 The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism (MoCAT) in Bangladesh has sent a proposal to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to form a cell to speed up the construction of the new Bangabandhu Sheikh...

Terminal Expansion to Begin at Thailand Airport
26 August 2010 Phuket International Airport in Thailand is set to begin a major terminal expansion to increase its passenger capacity to 12.5 million each year. The terminal expansion, which will cost...

French Airport Posts Record Traffic in July
26 August 2010 Passenger traffic at Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport in France increased to 811,742 in July 2010, a 7.5% rise over the same period in 2009. July was highlighted as the busiest month the airport...

US Airport to Launch New Security Screening Lane
26 August 2010 The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) in the US has announced plans to launch a new lane to speed up the process of security screening at Jacksonville International Airport from...

Sydney and Copenhagen Airports Achieve Record Traffic in July
25 August 2010 MAp Airports has announced that Sydney International Airport and Copenhagen International Airport saw record passenger traffic in July. Traffic at Sydney Airport increased 9.4% to over...

Sea-Tac to Install Full-Body Scanners
25 August 2010 The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will install the first advanced imaging technology (AIT) unit at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in the US in September. The AIT unit...

Saudi Arabia Opens Medina Airport Construction Tender
25 August 2010 The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia has asked eight pre-qualified firms to submit bids by 15 December to develop Phase 1 of Medina Airport at a cost of $1.5bn. ...

BIAL to Expand Bangalore Airport Terminal 1
25 August 2010 Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) in India has unveiled plans to expand Terminal 1 (T1) at Bangalore International Airport (BLR) to handle increased passenger traffic. The...

Indian Airport to Install GPS-Aided ATC System
24 August 2010 The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is to modernise the air traffic control (ATC) system at Lokapriya Gopinath Bardoloi International (LGBI) Airport in the Indian state of Assam. The AAI...

US Airport to Launch New Terminal Project
24 August 2010 MBS International Airport in the US state of Michigan will launch a $20.4m construction project to build a new passenger airline terminal in an effort to increase its passenger capacity. ...

BAC Awards Airport Development Contract to ADPi
24 August 2010 The Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) has signed a deal with Aeroports de Paris Ingenierie (ADPi) to prepare an airport development plan and infrastructure concept design for the Bahrain...

Airservices Upgrades VHF Radio Network
24 August 2010 Airservices Australia has upgraded its very-high-frequency (VHF) radio network in order to enhance communications between aircraft and air traffic controllers in Australia. The project...

Jacobs to Provide Construction Support to LAWA
23 August 2010 Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has awarded a contract to Jacobs Engineering Group to provide on-call professional construction support services for airport improvement projects. Under...

Helios Begins Baltic FAB Feasibility Study
23 August 2010 Helios has begun a major feasibility study of a functional airspace block (FAB) with PANSA and Oro Navigacija, the air navigation service providers (ANSPs) of Poland and Lithuania. The FAB is...

Cathay Pacific to Build Cargo Terminal at HKIA
23 August 2010 Cathay Pacific plans to build an air cargo terminal at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to increase the airport's cargo-handling capacity. The airline will invest HK$5.5bn (US$707m)...

Passenger Traffic Rises at Romanian Airports
23 August 2010 Passenger traffic increased 10% at Henri Coanda International Airport and 3% at Baneasa Aurel Vlaicu International Airport in Bucharest, Romania, in the first half of 2010. The...

Philippines Airports to Deploy Explosives Detection Dogs
20 August 2010 The Police Center for Aviation Security (PCAS) will deploy dogs at Iloilo International Airport and Kalibo International Airport in the Philippines to detect hidden explosives. PCAS...

Ireland's Airport Proposal Moves Forward
20 August 2010 The An Bord Pleanala has granted strategic infrastructure status to a proposal to build a new international airport in County Offaly, Ireland. The proposed airport, to be developed at...

Nigeria Begins Airport Remodelling
20 August 2010 The Nigerian Ministry of Aviation has begun a complete remodelling of five major airports in a bid to address rising concerns with infrastructure breakdown in the country. The Federal...

NATS to Receive Comsoft Aeronautical Messaging Systems
20 August 2010 NATS, the UK's main air traffic service provider, has ordered Comsoft's OLDI FMTP/FDE Enhanced Gateway (COFFEE) to provide connectivity between aeronautical centres in the UK and Europe. ...

AECOM Wins JFK Airport Renovation Contract
19 August 2010 AECOM Technology Corporation has been awarded a contract by Delta Air Lines for the John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport Terminal (IAT) renovation programme in the US. Under the...

South Korea to Deploy Full-Body Scanners at Four Airports
19 August 2010 The South Korean Government plans to start screening passengers with full-body scanners at four international airports from September. The devices will be used at international airports...

Kuwait Air Base Renews CAV Contract
19 August 2010 CAV International has been awarded a new multi-year contract for air-terminal and ground-handling services at Kuwait International Airport (Abdullah al Mubarak Air Base) in Kuwait. The...

Jordan Airport Reports Healthy Traffic Growth
19 August 2010 The Airport International Group has said Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Jordan stands as one of the fastest growing hubs in the Middle East, with sustained growth in passenger...

One Dead and 114 Injured in Plane Crash at Colombian Airport
18 August 2010 A Boeing 737-700 passenger jet crashed on the runway of Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport in San Andres, Colombia, on 16 August, killing one passenger and injuring 114 others. ...

Consortium to Upgrade Kosovo Airport
18 August 2010 Limak Kosovo International Airport JSC Consortium, an alliance between Limak Holding and Aeroport de Lyon, has been awarded a contract to renovate Pristina International Airport in Kosovo. ...

Airservices to Build New ATC Tower for Australian Airport
18 August 2010 Airservices Australia has begun construction of a new air traffic control (ATC) tower at Rockhampton Airport in Australia. The new tower, to be built at a cost of A$6m ($5.3m), will be...

Atlanta Airport Receives FAA Funding for Runway Lighting System
18 August 2010 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the US funding to install a new runway lighting system. The airport received $5m, part...

Uzbekistan Airport Opens New Cargo Terminal
17 August 2010 Navoi International Airport in Uzbekistan has opened a new cargo terminal as part of an investment project to build an international intermodal logistics centre at the airport. Built...

HKIA Reports Traffic Growth in July
17 August 2010 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has experienced double-digit growth for July in all the three traffic categories, including passenger, cargo and aircraft movement. International...

US Airport to Trial New Baggage Screening System
17 August 2010 The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is set to begin testing a new baggage screening system at Mineta San Jose International Airport by the end of August. Developed by...

BAA Staff Vote for Strike Action
17 August 2010 Flight operations at the international airports of Heathrow, Stansted, Southampton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen will be severely affected after airport staff voted to strike. Around...

Philippines to Launch New Landing Systems at NAIA
17 August 2010 Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in the Philippines began operating two new instrument landing systems (ILS) on 15 August to help aircraft pilots land safely during poor weather. ...

Balfour to Construct Satellite Building at Heathrow Airport
16 August 2010 Balfour Beatty has been awarded a contract to start the second phase of a satellite building to support the new Terminal 2 (T2B) at Heathrow Airport in the UK. Under the £460m ($722m)...

US Airport to Receive FAA Grant to Renovate Runway
16 August 2010 Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in the US will receive a federal grant for a runway upgrade programme undertaken at the facility. The $18.8m grant will be provided by the US...

Frankfurt Airport Reports Record Traffic in July
16 August 2010 Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) in Germany has recorded a rise of 7.7% in July traffic by handling 5,281,632 passengers, breaking its July 2007 record by nearly 90,000. FRA broke...

Spanish ATCs Cancel Strike
16 August 2010 Spain's air traffic controllers (ATCs) have decided to call off the strike planned at the end of August and will resume negotiations with Spanish airport authority Aeropuertos Espanoles...

Ukrainian Airport to Open Terminal
13 August 2010 Boryspil International Airport in Ukraine is planning to complete the construction of its F passenger terminal and open it to the public by 24 August. Check-in counters in the terminal have...

India to Launch Satellite Navigation System
13 August 2010 India will launch the new GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) satellite to aid air traffic navigation in the country and neighbouring regions. The satellite-based navigation system...

Indonesian Airport to Install More CCTV Cameras
13 August 2010 Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Indonesia plans to install 600 additional closed-circuit television (CCTV) video cameras by the end of 2011 as part of a security upgrade programme. ...

BAA Reports Slight Rise in UK Passenger Traffic
13 August 2010 The BAA has reported a slight increase of 0.3% in July passenger traffic across its UK airports, amounting to 10.9 million. July was Heathrow International Airport's busiest ever month;...

MENA to Upgrade Weather Radar System at Bahrain Airport
12 August 2010 Bahrain Meteorological Service has awarded a contract to MENA Aerospace Enterprises to upgrade the weather radar system at Bahrain International Airport. Under the contract, MENA...

US Airport Receives Funds for New Baggage Screening System
12 August 2010 Orlando International Airport in the US has received a $23m grant from the US Department of Homeland Security to install a high-tech screening system in the airport's remote baggage centre. ...

Malaysian Runway Expansion Pushed Back to 2011
12 August 2010 The second phase of upgrade work at Kota Kinabalu International Airport in Malaysia, including a runway expansion, has been delayed and is now scheduled to be complete in March 2011. ...

GMR Airports Attempts to Raise $100m for Buy-Out
12 August 2010 GMR Airports Holding plans to raise around INR4bn ($100m) to buy out the holdings of its parent company GMR Infrastructure. The company has already raised INR9bn ($200m) from Macquarie...

Cairo Airport to Award Terminal Upgrade Contract Soon
11 August 2010 The upgrade contract for Terminal 2 at Cairo International Airport in Egypt is expected to be awarded soon. Cairo Airport Company has pre-qualified 15 companies to bid for the $400m...

Indonesian Airport Operator to Build New Terminal
11 August 2010 Indonesian airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I will invest IDR2tn ($224m) to renovate the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali to increase international passenger capacity. The company...

Delta to Renovate New York JFK Airport Terminal
11 August 2010 Delta Air Lines has received approval to begin a $1.2bn terminal renovation project at John F Kennedy International Airport in the US. Following approval from the Port Authority of New York...

Passenger Traffic Increases 29% at Oman Airport
11 August 2010 Passenger traffic at Muscat International Airport in Oman has increased 29% to 2,722,987 during the first half of 2010, compared with the same period in 2009. The number of arriving...

Russia Reopens Airports as Smog Weakens
10 August 2010 Russia resumed normal flight operations from its international airports on 8 August after flight operations were disrupted due to heavy smog from wildfires raging across central Russia. A...

July Traffic Rises 11.3% at Mexican Airports
10 August 2010 Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico has reported that total passenger traffic in July 2010 increased by 11.3% compared with the same month in 2009 across its 12...

Indonesian Airport Blackout Forces Inspection of Airport Systems
10 August 2010 The operator of Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Indonesia will conduct a comprehensive inspection of its electrical systems after a third power blackout in recent weeks. The...

Selex to Upgrade ATC Centre at Ukrainian Airport
10 August 2010 Selex Sistemi Integrati has been awarded a contract to upgrade the air traffic control system at Kiev International Airport in Ukraine. The project will be delivered for Ukrainian air...

IATA Outlines Priorities for Indonesian Aviation Industry
09 August 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has outlined several priority measures to improve Indonesia's aviation industry. The measures include safety, cost-efficiency,...

June Traffic Rises at US Reno-Tahoe Airport
09 August 2010 Reno-Tahoe International Airport in the US recorded a 4.1% rise in passenger traffic in June 2010, its highest monthly rise since August 2008. The airport handled 361,406 passengers in June...

Philippines Tightens Security as Airport Blast Kills Two
09 August 2010 The Philippines Government has tightened security in Zamboanga City after an improvised bomb exploded at the arrival area of Zamboanga International Airport on 5 August. The blast,...

FAA to Fund New ATC Tower at US Airport
09 August 2010 The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has agreed to provide San Francisco International Airport in the US with $80m to build a new air traffic control (ATC) tower. The 228ft tower, to be...

Australian Airport Operator to Sell Stake in ASUR
06 August 2010 Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) has filed for the sale of its stake owned by Australian airport operator MAp Airports International. ASUR said that about...

Spanish Air Traffic Strike to Affect Summer Holiday Season
06 August 2010 A strike called by Spanish air traffic controllers is expected to cause problems for holidaymakers by disrupting flights during the peak of the summer holiday season. The strike, expected...

Nigerian Airport to Build Cargo Facility
06 August 2010 The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company plans to build a new cargo shed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, to replace the existing one. The N1.19bn ($7.9m)...

Mayor Against Los Angeles Airport Sale
06 August 2010 Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has recommended that Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) does not sell Los Angeles Ontario International Airport in California, US. LAWA executive...

Portland Airport to Close North Runway for Extension
05 August 2010 The US's Portland International Airport north runway will remain closed completely for construction work, which began on 3 August. The runway will be partially re-opened in mid-September...

Dubai Considers One-Stop Check-In for New Airport
05 August 2010 Dubai Airports is considering a one-stop processing system for the new Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport to speed up the check-in and security process for passengers. ...

BA and Unite Resume Talks
05 August 2010 British Airways (BA) and Unite, the cabin crew union, restarted talks on 2 August in a bid to solve the long-running dispute over pay and prevent further walkouts. The first meeting, held...

Haneda International Airport Unveils New Terminal
05 August 2010 Haneda International Airport in Japan has unveiled its new terminal, scheduled to handle international flights once its fourth runway becomes operational on 21 October this year. The...

Incheon Airport Traffic Breaks Record
04 August 2010 Incheon International Airport in South Korea handled 115,901 passengers on 31 July 2010, breaking its previous record of 111,472, recorded in 2007. The airport predicts that the average...

Mexico Fails to Meet International Air Standards
04 August 2010 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said that Mexico has failed to meet international air standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The FAA, following...

HCL Deploys India's Largest Airport Operation Centre at IGI Airport
04 August 2010 HCL Infosystems has deployed the largest airport operation control centre (AOCC) in India for the new Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in New Delhi. The AOCC's IT...

Indian Airport Unveils Terminal Expansion Plan
04 August 2010 Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) in India has unveiled plans to expand its Terminal 1 (T1) building to increase passenger handling capacity. The T1 expansion project, set to begin...

Russian Bank to Fund Vladivostok Airport Reconstruction
03 August 2010 Russia's national development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) will provide RUB900m ($29.7m) for the reconstruction of an international airport in the city of Vladivostok. The airport, located...

Scottish Airport Receives Voice Communication System
03 August 2010 Glasgow Prestwick Airport in Scotland has received a new voice communication system from Frequentis as part of its ongoing communications upgrade programme. The airport will use the 3020X...

Australia Unveils Major Air Navigation Upgrade Programme
03 August 2010 Airservices Australia has launched a A$200m (US$180m) modernisation programme to upgrade air traffic control (ATC) and navigation infrastructure in Australia over the next 12 months. ...

Jamaican Airports to Receive New ATC Towers
03 August 2010 Intelcan Technosystems has received a contract for the construction of air traffic control (ATC) towers at Norman Manley International Airport and Sangster International Airport in Jamaica. ...

EIB Funds Baggage System Project at Netherlands Airport
02 August 2010 The European Investment Bank has provided a €350m ($457m) loan to Schiphol Group for upgrading and expanding the baggage handling system at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport in the...

Canadian Airport Expansion to Come In Under Budget
02 August 2010 The ongoing expansion project at Edmonton International Airport (EIA) in Canada is estimated to reach a final cost of C$750m (US$725m), 25% under its original C$1bn (US$966m) budget. ...

Software Malfunction Crashes ATC Radar at Indian Airport
02 August 2010 A technical error in the air traffic control (ATC) system's radar at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in India caused the disruption of several flights on 28 July. The radar screens...

CAV Wins Airfield Services Contract in Central and South America
02 August 2010 The US Transportation Command has awarded a contract to CAV International to provide air terminal and ground handling services for the US military across ten airports in Central and South America....

July 2010

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Scottish Airport Completes Upgrade
30 July 2010 Edinburgh Airport in Scotland, UK, has opened its expanded facilities following the completion of an upgrade programme. The airport's departure lounge and security hall were extended under...

IATA Reports Strong Global Traffic, but Europe Lags Behind
30 July 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that international passenger traffic and freight traffic rose by 11.9% and 26.5%, respectively, in June 2010 compared with...

ADAC Buys Radar Maintenance System
30 July 2010 Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has purchased a mature surveillance data analysis tool for maintenance activities at airports in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The system, procured...

LA Airport Deploys New Body Scanners
30 July 2010 Los Angeles International Airport in the US has deployed OSI Systems' Rapiscan Secure 1000 Single Pose body scanners as part of a security upgrade project. The deployment is part of the...

Brijot to Trial Screening System at Japanese Airport
29 July 2010 Brijot Imaging Systems will demonstrate its passive millimetre wave security checkpoint screening system at Narita International Airport in Japan from 2 to 6 August this year. The...

Hawaiian Airport to Receive New Body Scanner
29 July 2010 Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii, US, will soon receive a new body scanning device as part of the Transportation Security Administration's plan to upgrade airport security in the US. ...

Taiwan Begins Airport Expansion
29 July 2010 Taiwan has launched a project to expand Taichung Airport into an international air hub. The Ministry of Transportation and Communications said the facilities at the airport are inadequate...

Dubai Airport Passenger Traffic Increases by 16.3%
29 July 2010 Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport rose by 16.3% to nearly 23 million in the first half of 2010 compared with just over 19 million during the same period in 2009. In the...

Australia to Install 24-Hour ATC System at Tasmanian Airports
28 July 2010 The Australian Federal Government has pledged to extend 24-hour air traffic control to Hobart and Launceston airports in Tasmania within six months to manage air traffic. Controllers...

Indian Airport Forms Civil Defence Unit
28 July 2010 Bangalore International Airport in India has become the first airport to create its own voluntary civil defence unit to manage crises and disasters. The unit, called the Bengaluru...

Morpho Tests Shoe Scanning Device at US Airport
28 July 2010 Morpho Detection has launched a data collection study of its next-generation ShoeScanner at Indianapolis International Airport in Indiana, US, in preparation for regulatory approvals. ...

Abu Dhabi Airport Adopts Barcoded Boarding Passes
28 July 2010 Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE has received platinum airport status from the International Air Transport Association for adopting 100% barcoded boarding passes (BCBP). The...

Malaysian Airport Operator to Expand China Operations
27 July 2010 Malaysia Airports Consultancy Services (MACS) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nagamas Enterprise to provide airport management services in China. Under the agreement, the...

JFK Airport Deploys Resource Simulation Technology
27 July 2010 Gentrack has deployed its 20 / 20 Resource Operations Simulator (RMS SimOps) at Terminal 1 of JFK International Airport in the US. RMS SimOps will provide the airport with a self-contained...

Canadian Airport to Introduce Full-Body Scanner
27 July 2010 Canada's Regina International Airport plans to install a full-body scanner to screen passengers as soon as it receives approval from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA). ...

Jordan Airport Posts Robust Traffic Growth
27 July 2010 Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) served 2,455,500 passengers during the first half of 2010, a 17% increase on the same period in 2009. QAIA experienced its highest...

US Airports Begin e-Freight Initiative for Domestic Cargo
26 July 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) e-freight standard has gone live at 58 US airports and is being used to streamline the domestic air cargo supply chain. IATA e-freight is...

Abu Dhabi Airport to Upgrade Passenger Processing System
26 July 2010 Abu Dhabi Airport Company will partner with SITA to upgrade the passenger processing systems at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Under the five-year contract, SITA will upgrade the...

Changi Airport Launches Bid for Third Ground-Handling Licence
26 July 2010 Changi Airport Group (CAG) has launched the second stage of a two-phase tender process for a third ground-handling licence at Changi International Airport in Singapore. CAG invited...

ITT Launches Real-Time Air Traffic Data Service in US
26 July 2010 ITT Corporation has announced the commercial availability of real-time air traffic surveillance and tracking data to commercial customers in the US National Airspace System. The launch will...

Munich Operator Wins Oman Airport Contract
23 July 2010 Munich Airport operating company FMG has won a contract to oversee the development of two airports in Oman. The multi-million dollar contract will include commissioning, relocation...

Spain May Deploy Military to Address ATC Shortages
23 July 2010 The Spanish Government may deploy the military to replace the increasing number of Barcelona air traffic controllers on sick leave in an effort to stop flight delays at its airports. It...

Mumbai Main Runway to Close Daily for Upgrades
23 July 2010 Mumbai International Airport in India will close its main runway for eight hours every day for four months as part of an upgrade programme. The airport will close its 11,300ft 0927 runway...

Malaysian Consortium Plans New Airport Terminal in Philippines
23 July 2010 A consortium of companies backed by the Malaysian Government has said that it is ready to develop a new passenger terminal at Clark International Airport in the Philippines. Bristeel...

ThruVision Launches New Body Scanner at UK Air Show
22 July 2010 ThruVision Systems has launched the TS4, a new compact security body scanner, at the Farnborough International Air Show in Hampshire, UK. The system uses passive security imaging technology...

French ATC Strike Causes Flights Chaos
22 July 2010 French airports have cancelled hundreds of flights due to a strike called by air traffic controllers on 20 July 2010. The strike was called to protest a European plan to create several...

Abu Dhabi Airport Deploys New Workforce Management System
22 July 2010 Abu Dhabi Airport Services, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Airports Company, has deployed a new workforce management system at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE. Rostima's Enterprise...

Airtel ATN to Provide Software for FAA NextGen System
22 July 2010 Airtel ATN has received a contract to provide its software for the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) NextGen Air Transportation System (ATS) programme. The Irish data...

Era to Install ATM System at Russian Airport
21 July 2010 Era, a subsidiary of SRA International, is to install a next-generation air traffic management system at Sochi Intentional Airport in Russia. Era received the contract from...

BAA Pay Dispute May Close Major UK Airports
21 July 2010 Major international airports in the UK are likely to face closure over a pay dispute between the BAA and the Unite union. Unite gave BAA seven days' notice on 16 July of a strike ballot. ...

Kenya to Begin Preliminary Work on Second Runway
21 July 2010 Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) will soon begin a technical study to build a second runway at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The study, to be commissioned in the next two...

New TSA Head Outlines Airport Security Priorities
21 July 2010 The US Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) newly appointed administrator, John Pistole, has outlined his priorities for enhancing airport security for passengers. Pistole's...

US Airport Awards Concourse Renovation Contract
20 July 2010 Tulsa International Airport in Oklahoma, US, has awarded a contract to Manhattan Construction Group of Tulsa for the renovation of Terminal Concourse B. The $15.9m contract, part of...

Nigeria Seeks Fresh Bids for Abuja Runway Project
20 July 2010 The Nigerian Government will request fresh bids for the second runway project at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, after cancelling a previously awarded contract, according...

Ubitech AIM Project Receives Approval
20 July 2010 The National Research Council (NRC) of Canada has approved Ubitech's proposal to develop an Aeronautical Information Management system. The system will provide state air navigation...

Auckland Second Runway Delays Continue
20 July 2010 Auckland International Airport in New Zealand has delayed the construction of its new runway for a second time. Auckland airport chief executive Simon Moutter said the decision was...

Passenger Traffic Rises at Copenhagen Airport
19 July 2010 Copenhagen International Airport in Denmark recorded a 9.3% growth in June passenger traffic by handling over two million passengers compared with the same period in 2009. The rise is 5,000...

UK Industry Body Favours Airport Expansion
19 July 2010 The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has recommended the new UK Government consider long-term airport infrastructure development to boost Britain's economic growth. In its report...

Saudi Airport Expansion Plan Reviewed
19 July 2010 The proposed plan to expand King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia has been reviewed by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) and will soon be submitted for final approval. ...

IATA Standardises Cargo Liability Limits
19 July 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has standardised cargo liability limits in an effort to simplify air cargo operations. The Air Waybill conditions of contract amendment...

SESAR to Expand Atlantic Emission Reduction Programme
16 July 2010 The SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) has selected 18 projects to expand the Atlantic Interoperability Initiative to Reduce Emissions (AIRE) programme. The AIRE 2 programme will support...

Malaysia to Upgrade KL Cargo Terminal
16 July 2010 Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Malaysia is converting its low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) into an air cargo terminal in order to increase its cargo handling capacity. The...

US Airport Plans Terminal Upgrade
16 July 2010 Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in the US has unveiled a plan to renovate and expand its 48-year-old terminal at a cost of $99m. The proposed expansion will improve traffic...

Frankfurt Airport Reports Record Traffic
16 July 2010 Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) in Germany has reported a 1.4% rise in passenger traffic year-on-year, handling 24.5 million passengers in the first six months of 2010. Cargo tonnage...

Kuwait to Establish Cargo City at Airport
15 July 2010 Kuwait's Directorate General of Civil Aviation is expected to sign a contract to establish a cargo city project at Kuwait International Airport. The project, to cover three million...

Lockheed Upgrades Multiple Air Traffic Management Platforms
15 July 2010 Lockheed Martin has upgraded multiple air traffic management platforms to enable the processing of data received from satellite-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B)...

Sydney Airport Receives Aerial Firefighting Vehicle
15 July 2010 The Sydney Airport Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) service in Australia has received a new aerial firefighting vehicle for the effective handling of emergency incidents. The new...

SRA Wins FAA Airport Technology R&D Contract
15 July 2010 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Systems Research and Applications Corporation (SRA) a contract to support the airport technology R&D programme. Under the...

UK Airport Receives Fund for Runway Expansion
14 July 2010 Birmingham International Airport (BIA) in the UK has received £45m ($68m) in funding from Santander Corporate Banking and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for its runway extension project. ...

SITA Wins IT Solutions Contract at Jordan Airport
14 July 2010 Joannou & Paraskevaides Group has awarded a contract to SITA to provide airport IT solutions for the new $750m terminal at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. SITA's IT...

India to Build Tallest ATC Tower at IGI
14 July 2010 The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in India will receive the tallest air traffic control tower (ATC) in the country by 2013. The Airports Authority of India is finalising the...

BA Strike Pulls Down BAA's June Traffic
14 July 2010 A strike by British Airways cabin crew in the beginning of June has resulted in a drop in passenger traffic at airports controlled by BAA. BAA's airports handled 9.5 million passengers in June,...

June Traffic Soars at Mexican Airports
13 July 2010 Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste has said that total passenger traffic for June 2010 increased by 25.5% in comparison to June 2009. International traffic at...

Suffolk Wins $250m Construction Contract at US Airport
13 July 2010 Suffolk Construction Company has received a construction contract as part of a facilities upgrade programme at Logan International Airport, Boston, US. Under the $250m contract Suffolk...

Interpol to Assist Nepali Airport in Security Upgrade
13 July 2010 Interpol will help Nepal's Tribuvan International Airport (TIA) upgrade its security system in order to track internationally wanted criminals. The global police agency said it will connect...

FAA Sends Team to Review Washington ATC Safety Errors
13 July 2010 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has sent a team of experts to review safety procedures at the Washington air traffic control centre as part of its effort to ensure safe air...

Siemens Wins Baggage Handling System Contract
12 July 2010 The British Airports Authority has awarded Siemens a contract for the eastern campus baggage integrator at Heathrow Airport in England. Siemens will design and install baggage handling...

Auckland Airport Acquires Queenstown Stake
12 July 2010 Auckland International Airport in New Zealand has acquired a 24.99% stake in Queenstown Airport for NZD27.7m ($19m). Auckland Airport will have the option to raise its stake to...

Beijing International is Second Busiest Airport
12 July 2010 Beijing International Airport in China has beaten London Heathrow Airport in the UK to become the second busiest airport in the world, according to a report. The July 2010 edition of OAG...

US Airports Receive Funding to Enhance Security Solutions
12 July 2010 The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has approved $56m in funding for three airports in a bid to enhance and strengthen security at the facilities. Charlotte Douglas...

Israel Approves New International Airport Project
09 July 2010 The Israeli Government has approved a proposal to build a new international airport in Timna at a cost of ILS1.7bn ($437m), which will take three years to complete. The government also...

India IGI Airport Unveils £2bn Terminal
09 July 2010 India unveiled a new international terminal at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, on 3 July ahead of the Commonwealth Games in October 2010. The terminal, built at a cost of...

Costa Rica to Complete Airport Expansion in November
09 July 2010 The expansion and modernisation of Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica will be complete in November 2010 after a delay of five years and six months. The new airport...

Charter Planes Cause Chaos At Durban
09 July 2010 Private aircraft operators caused chaos at Durban International Airport, South Africa, by ignoring directives to offload passengers at King Shaka International Airport before returning to...

Philippine Airport to Install New Instrument Landing System
08 July 2010 The Philippine authorities are planning to install a new instrument landing system (ILS) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Department of Transportation and Communications secretary...

EU Unveils Plan for Airspace Improvements
08 July 2010 Eurocontrol, the European organisation for air navigation safety, has released a plan to implement short-term airspace structure improvements for the current year. The plan will incorporate...

Hi-Tech Cameras Planned for Dubai Airports
08 July 2010 Dubai is planning to install advanced cameras at two of its international airports in an effort to enhance security. Existing cameras at the Dubai International Airport and Al...

Funds Awarded for Bali Airport Terminal Expansion
08 July 2010 The international terminal expansion at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, Indonesia, has received IDR1trn ($110m) of funding from state airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I. Under...

Flights Resume After Smog Disruption
07 July 2010 Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in the Philippines resumed normal flight operations on 3 June 2010 at 11pm after cancelling and diverting several flights due to thick smog. On 3...

US McCarran Airport Experiences Drop in Passenger Traffic
07 July 2010 McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, US, has experienced a 1.6% drop in passenger traffic in May 2010 compared to the same period in 2009. Around 16.2m travellers used the airport...

US JFK Airport Opens After Bomb Threat
07 July 2010 John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, US, had to evacuate passengers from one of its terminals for two hours on 4 July 2010 following a false bomb threat. Nearly 250 to...

Pakistan Airport to Receive Departure Control System
07 July 2010 Sialkot International Airport Limited has signed an agreement with Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to install a computerised departure control system at Sialkot International Airport...

Hawaiian Airport Installs New Radar System
06 July 2010 Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii has installed a new radar system to prevent collisions and forecast potential problems on the runway and taxiway. The airport surveillance...

NAV CANADA Acquires Majority Stake in Searidge
06 July 2010 Canada's civil air navigation services provider NAV CANADA has acquired a majority stake in Searidge Technologies, a leading provider of video solutions for air traffic control. The deal...

Indian Airport to Unveil New Terminal
06 July 2010 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in the state of Gujarat, India, will unveil its new terminal this month. The terminal, built at a cost of INR3bn ($64m) will have a capacity...

South Korea Introduces Body Scanners at Airports
06 July 2010 South Korea has begun testing six full-body scanners at major international airports in the country in a bid to prevent terrorist attacks. The body scanners, manufactured by British and...

Global Air Traffic in May Exceeds Pre-Recession Levels
05 July 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that compared with May 2009 global passenger and cargo traffic in May increased by 11.7% and 34.3% respectively, exceeding...

Changi Airport Posts High Traffic Growth in May
05 July 2010 Changi Airport in Singapore achieved its highest year-on-year growth in passenger traffic in May, handling 3.39m passengers, an increase of 21.6% compared with the previous year. In the first...

Besix Group Wins New Doha Airport Terminal Contract
05 July 2010 Six Construct Qatar, a subsidiary of Besix Group, has won a $750m contract to build the third phase of the passenger terminal complex at the New Doha International Airport in Qatar. Six...

Turkey Opens Expanded Runway
05 July 2010 Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, resumed flights on its short runway on 30 June, following a repair and upgrade programme. The 2,300m long and 60m wide 05-23 runway,...

US JFK Airport Opens After Major Runway Upgrade
02 July 2010 Reconstruction work on John F Kennedy International's longest and busiest runway has been completed at a cost of $348.1m. Work on the project began last year and a total of 10,925ft of the...

Changi Airport Awards Baggage Screening Systems Contract
02 July 2010 Changi International Airport in Singapore has awarded a contract to Pteris Global to design and develop transfer hold-baggage screening systems for three of its terminals. Under the S$29m...

EU Launches Passenger Rights Campaign
02 July 2010 The European Commission has launched a campaign in all member states to inform passengers travelling by air about their rights. As part of the Your Passenger Rights at Hand campaign,...

Vienna Airport Launches e-Freight Initiative
02 July 2010 Vienna International Airport has become the first airport in Austria to implement the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) e-freight standard to streamline its supply chain for...

GMR Consortium Wins Maldives Airport Expansion Deal
01 July 2010 A consortium of Indian firm GMR Infrastructure and Malaysia Airports Holdings has won a $500m contract to build, modernise and expand Malé International Airport in Maldives. The...

New Berlin Airport Opening Delayed
01 July 2010 The opening of the new Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport in Germany has been delayed so that larger security zones can be built in compliance with EU safety regulations. The airport...

Stansted's Surface Multilateration System Now Operational
01 July 2010 Sensis Corporation's surface multilateration system, which improves and enhances runway safety, has been deployed at London Stansted Airport, UK. The system will monitor the movement...

Dubai Airport Begins Cargo Operations
01 July 2010 Cargo operations at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, UAE, began on 28 June 2010, marking the completion of the first phase of the Dubai World Central (DWC) airport project. ...

June 2010

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Mexican Operator Orders Baggage Screening Equipment
30 June 2010 Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, SAB de CV (OMA) has awarded a contract to Reveal Imaging Technologies for advanced baggage screening systems. Under the...

Chinese Airport Installs Advanced Security Management System
30 June 2010 CEM Systems has won a contract to install an advanced security management system at the Changsha Huanghua International Airport in China. The new system is part of the $270m facilities...

Dubai Posted Double Digit Traffic Growth in May
30 June 2010 Dubai International Airport posted double-digit year-on-year growth in both passenger and cargo traffic in May 2010. Passenger traffic rose 13.6% to 3,654,717 in May, compared with...

Dubai Airports CEO Calls for Collaborative IT Approach
30 June 2010 Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths has called on all stakeholders in airlines, airports, and on retailers and information technology providers to collaborate and develop IT solutions in a bid...

May Passenger Traffic Rises at US KCI Airport
29 June 2010 US Kansas City International (KCI) Airport has reported a rise in May passenger traffic by 2.5% to 889,071, compared with the same period in 2009. KCI has handled a total of 454,960...

Copenhagen Airports Sells Stake in ITA
29 June 2010 Copenhagen Airports (CPH) in Denmark will sell its 49% aggregate interest in Inversiones y Tecnicas Aeroportuarias (ITA) to its local Mexican business partner Fernando Chico Pardo. ...

Nigeria Unveils Naira Aviation Radar Project
29 June 2010 The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has launched the €68m ($83m) naira radar project to ensure a safe aviation network in Nigeria. The project, which was conceived seven...

Taiwan Flights at Danger from Birds, CAA Says
29 June 2010 The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) of Taiwan has opposed a plan to upgrade a wetland near the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, saying it could be dangerous for aeroplanes. ...

EU and US Sign Second Open Skies Agreement
28 June 2010 The EU and the US signed the second stage of the Open Skies aviation agreement in Luxembourg on 24 June 2010. European Commission vice-president Siim Kallas said the agreement would help...

Alaska Deploys NextGen Air Transportation Technology
28 June 2010 The US state of Alaska has deployed next generation (NextGen) air transportation system technology to improve safety and efficiency in the region's rugged terrain. The automatic...

Indian State to Begin New Greenfield Airport Project
28 June 2010 The Indian state of Kerala will begin work on a new greenfield international airport at a cost of Rs10,000m ($216m) at Kannur on 1 November 2010. The new airport will be able to handle...

Japan's Narita International Airport to Test Body Scanners
28 June 2010 Narita International Airport in Japan will test full-body scanners for passenger screening from 5 July to 10 September in its effort to prevent terrorist attacks on aircraft. The scanning...

Oman Awards Second Phase of Airport Contract
25 June 2010 Strabag Oman has received a contract to carry out the second phase of the Sohar Airport project in Oman. Under the 27.6m-rial ($71m) contract, Strabag will construct airfield...

Vancouver Airport Services Acquires Stake in Peel Airports
25 June 2010 Vancouver Airport Services has signed an agreement with the Peel Group to acquire a 65% stake in Peel Airports Limited (PAL). Under the deal, Vancouver Airport will hold a majority interest...

New Airport Terminal Breaks Ground in Pakistan
25 June 2010 Work has begun on a new passenger terminal worth PKR4.5bn ($72.9m) at Multan International Airport in Pakistan. The terminal construction, part of the second phase of an airport upgrade, will...

Segro Completes Acquisition of BAA Assets
25 June 2010 Segro has completed the acquisition of BAA's 50% interest in the airport property partnership (APP) in a joint venture with Aviva Investors. Segro has agreed with APP and Aviva Investors to...

Volcanic Ash Crisis Shows in Dublin's Airport Figures
24 June 2010 Dublin Airport in Ireland handled only 1.6 million passengers in May when the volcanic ash crisis was on, a drop of 15% compared with the same period in 2009. As a result of the airspace...

New Gatwick Owner Unveils £1.5bn Development Plan
24 June 2010 Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), the new owner of Gatwick Airport in London, UK, has launched a £1.5bn ($2bn) plan to upgrade facilities. From July, GIP will launch a £35m...

The Philippines Replaces Faulty Airport Equipment
24 June 2010 Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in the Philippines has replaced the faulty navigational equipment that lead to the cancellation of 14 domestic flights, stranding 3,000 passengers on...

Kenya Receives $186m for Airport Upgrade
24 June 2010 Kenya has received a grant of KSH 15.5bn ($186m) from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Agence Française de Développement to upgrade the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). ...

US and EU to Sign on Next-Gen System
23 June 2010 The US and Europe could work together to develop a new generation of systems for the efficient management of air traffic. The satellite-based navigation equipment being considered will...

Memphis Airport to Expand Security Checkpoint
23 June 2010 Inman / EMJ Construction Corporation has been awarded a contract to expand security checkpoints at Terminal B of Memphis International Airport in Tennessee, US. The Memphis-Shelby County...

US Public Pension Fund Acquires Stake in Gatwick Airport
23 June 2010 The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) in the US has acquired a 12.7% equity interest in London Gatwick Airport from Global Infrastructure Partners. CalPERS has committed...

Mozambique to Unveil New International Terminal in September
23 June 2010 The new terminal at Maputo International Airport in Mozambique will be ready by 1 July, before beginning operations in September this year. Once the terminal opens, the airport will be able...

Plane Skids Off Runway in Canada
22 June 2010 Three people were injured as a United Express flight skidded off a runway at Macdonald-Cartier International Airport in Ottawa, Canada, last Wednesday while trying to land during a...

Hong Kong Posts Record Cargo Traffic in May
22 June 2010 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) experienced record cargo traffic growth in May, with a rise of 41.9% to 367,000t. Air traffic movements rose by 8.4% to 25,380, while passenger...

Renovated Terminal Opens at US Airport
22 June 2010 St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport in the US has opened a new terminal following the completion of a $21m renovation. The renovated terminal includes a new ticketing area,...

Phoenix Adopts the Backscatter Scanner
22 June 2010 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in the US has begun using full-body scanners for passenger screening. Backscatter machines developed by Rapiscan Systems use low-level X-ray beams...

UAE Traffic Recovers with 12.3% Rise in May
21 June 2010 Passenger traffic at UAE airports has recovered with a 12.3% growth in May to 54,000 traffic movements, compared with the same period in 2009. The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority said...

EU Looks at Common Approach for Security Cameras
21 June 2010 The EU Commission has submitted a report in favour of a common approach for the use of security scanners at all airports within member states. Member states will decide on the use of scanners...

Zurich Airport Installs Collision Warning System
21 June 2010 Zurich Airport in Switzerland has installed a new runway incursion monitoring and conflict alert system (RIMCAS) to prevent runway incursions and enhance safety. It will enable air...

UK Establishes Task Force to Cut Airport Delays
21 June 2010 The UK Government has established a south-east airports task force to reduce queues and delays at Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick Airports in London. UK Transport Secretary Philip Hammond, in...

San Jose Airport Gets Full Body Scanners
18 June 2010 San Jose International Airport in the US has installed full-body scanners as part of the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) plan to enhance security at all US airports. The TSA...

Skanska Wins US Airport Terminal Expansion Contract
18 June 2010 The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) has awarded Skanska a contract to expand and renovate Logan International Airport in the US. Under the SEK375m ($48m) contract, Skanska will...

BAA Awards Support Contract for Heathrow Airport
18 June 2010 The British Airports Authority (BAA) has awarded a support services contract to Carillion for two terminals at Heathrow Airport in London, UK. Under the £50m ($74m) contract, Carillion...

Grimshaw Architects Unveils Designs for Russian Airport Terminal
18 June 2010 UK-based Grimshaw Architects has unveiled designs for a new terminal at Pulkovo Airport, Russia. Ground-breaking for the project is scheduled for 26 June. The terminal design will...

Saudi Airport Terminal Contract Dates Announced
17 June 2010 The tender to build a new terminal at Medina Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Airport in Saudi Arabia will be called in September, with the winner selected in November this year. Eight...

Indian Airport to Install New Runway Lights
17 June 2010 Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, has procured 15 obstruction lights for its runway-taxiway intersections, which will be installed soon. The lights recommended by...

European Airports Experience 13.5% April Traffic Drop
17 June 2010 The Airports Council International (ACI) said overall passenger traffic at European airports decreased by 13.5% in April 2010 compared with traffic in the same period in 2009. The ACI...

Munich Airport Achieves Traffic Growth in May
17 June 2010 Munich Airport in Germany handled 3.07 million passengers in May, an increase of 8% compared with the same month in 2009. International passenger traffic increased by 8.7% to 2.27 million...

Sydney Airport Completes International Terminal Upgrade
16 June 2010 Sydney Airport in Australia has completed the departures level upgrade at its international terminal as part of a A$500m ($425m) investment. The upgrade will enable the airport to provide...

Swedish Pilots Strike After Failed Talks
16 June 2010 Airports in Sweden are expected to suffer today as almost 2,000 pilots go on strike following failed talks between Scandinavian airline SAS and the Swedish Airline Pilots Association. ...

US Philadelphia Airport Set for Major Makeover
16 June 2010 Philadelphia International Airport in the US will undergo a major renovation at a cost of $535m, including a $135m upgrade to commuter Terminal F. The Terminal F upgrade will include...

Tahiti General Strike Ends Overnight
16 June 2010 The general strike in Tahiti has ended, following another round of talks between the French Polynesian Government and trade unions. The 11 trade unions, known as the "Collective for...

Ash Cloud Continues to Play Havoc on May Passenger Figures
15 June 2010 The British Airports Authority (BAA) said that passenger traffic at its six airports dropped in May due to the continued volcanic ash disruption and the British Airways strike. BAA's UK...

Strike Leaves Thousands Stranded in Tahiti
15 June 2010 A general strike called by a group of 11 unions on 10 June has forced the closure of Tahiti's Faa'a International Airport, leaving 3,500 international passengers stranded. Airline operations...

UK's Bournemouth Airport Opens New Terminal
15 June 2010 Bournemouth Airport in Dorset, UK, has opened a new terminal, which is expected to handle 900,000 passengers this year. The terminal building, built at a cost of £45m ($65m), will enable...

Northrop Grumman Awarded Vietnamese Airport Air Traffic Management Systems Contract
15 June 2010 Noi Bai International Airport in Vietnam has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to provide air traffic control tower communications equipment and a surface movement guidance and control system...

Passenger and Cargo Volumes Rise at Austria's Vienna Airport
14 June 2010 Vienna International Airport in Austria achieved passenger growth of 11.4% to 1,788,516 in May 2010 compared with the same period in 2009. Transfer passengers increased by 11.9% in May...

F2i in Talks to Buy Italian Airport
14 June 2010 Italian infrastructure fund, F2i, has begun talks with Ferrovial to buy a controlling stake in Capodichino International Airport in Naples, Italy. F2i's board has mandated CEO Vito Gamberale...

India Approves Greenfield International Airport in Goa
14 June 2010 The Indian Government has approved the construction of a greenfield international airport in Mopa, Goa, and will invest $400m in the project. The new airport will be constructed on...

Indira Gandhi Sets T3 Opening Date
14 June 2010 Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in India will open its new terminal on 3 July, which has been built to handle an influx of passengers for the Commonwealth Games in October this...

IATA Unveils Future Plans
11 June 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has unveiled its climate friendly vision for the aviation industry in 2050. The goals were announced at the 66th IATA annual general...

Manchester Airport Installs Full-Body Scanners
11 June 2010 Manchester International Airport in the UK has installed a full-body scanner at terminal one in a bid to reduce queues at the screening gates. The airport has relocated one of its...

Airport-technology.com User Survey
11 June 2010 To understand what our readers view as the most important sustainability issues for 2010-2011, airport-technology.com is launching a major industry survey. We are looking to find out...

Transcripts Reveal Pilots at Fault for Polish President's Plane Crash
11 June 2010 Pilots flying a Polish presidential plane that crashed on 10 April at Smolensk South Airport, western Russia, ignored the Russian air traffic controller's repeated warnings not to land,...

IATA Simplifies Aviation Baggage Rules
10 June 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched automated carrier baggage rules (ACBR) as part of its simplified business programme. The ACBR will include a central database...

Macau Airport's Traffic Drops for Second Consecutive Month
10 June 2010 Passenger traffic at Macau International Airport (MIA) has declined for the second consecutive month by 7.4%, compared with April 2010. MIA handled 330,407 passengers in May, down from...

UK Government to Sell Stake in NATS
10 June 2010 The UK Government could sell half of its stake in British air traffic control operator National Air Traffic Services (NATS) as part of its efforts to cut the country's record deficit. ...

New Terminal at US Airport Nearing Completion
10 June 2010 The new terminal at the Kalamazoo / Battle Creek International Airport in the US is 50% complete and expected to open in April 2011. The project, expected to cost $35.7m, will include...

British Airline to Use New Ash Cloud Detection Device
09 June 2010 Budget British airline easyJet plans to test fly a new device that will be capable of detecting ash clouds and minimising future disruption. The air carrier will be the first in the world...

Bradley International Airport Installs Hi-Tech Camera
09 June 2010 Bradley International Airport in the US has installed a new high-tech camera to screen its passengers in a bid to enhance security. The camera, known as SPO-7, will measure wave...

Malta International Airport Sees May Traffic Soar
09 June 2010 Malta International Airport's passenger traffic increased by 19.5% to 307,292 in May, undeterred by the effects of the Icelandic volcanic ash crisis. Traffic for the first five months in...

JBT Wins Gate Equipment Contract for Romanian Airport
09 June 2010 JBT AeroTech has received a contract from Romairport SRL to supply and install gate equipment for Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport in Romania. JBT will supply nine new...

IBM Launches Travel and Transport Framework
08 June 2010 US-based IT giant IBM has launched a new Travel and Transportation Framework, which it hopes will eventually create a global interconnected travel network. The framework works on five...

Projects Delay Indira Ghandhi's Intrusion Detection System
08 June 2010 The installation of a perimeter intrusion detection system (PIDS) at Indira Gandhi International Airport in India has been delayed due to last-minute changes in the original project. The...

San Diego Gets Baggage Screening System as Part of Security Plans
08 June 2010 San Diego International Airport in the US will receive an inline baggage system as part of the US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) plan to strengthen security at airports across the nation....

Upgraded South African Airport Ready for World Cup
08 June 2010 A total of R2.3bn ($293m) has been spent on upgrade works at Cape Town International Airport, South Africa, in preparation for the upcoming FIFA World Cup. The airport can now accommodate...

Aviation Leaders Discuss Copenhagen Climate Summit at IATA AGM in Berlin
07 June 2010 The world's aviation leaders will meet at the 66th International Air Transport Association (IATA) annual general meeting and world air transport summit in Berlin today. The leaders will...

Libya's New Airport Upgrades Voice Communications
07 June 2010 Tripoli International Airport in Libya is updating its voice communication control systems (VCCS) using new technology from Frequentis as part of an air traffic control (ATC) tower...

Dubai Airports to Ban Older Aircraft
07 June 2010 Dubai Airports will ban older aircraft from October this year as part of its "silent airport" project to reduce noise pollution and curb emissions. Chapter 1 and 2 aircraft classified by...

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Achieves 44.6% Growth in May
07 June 2010 Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals achieved a year-on-year growth of 44.6% to 257,315t in May 2010 compared with the same period in 2009. Its total tonnage for the first five months in 2010...

Bermuda Plans New Terminal
04 June 2010 Bermuda is considering replacing LF Wade International Airport's existing terminal in a project that could cost the country between $300m and $400m. The terminal has been designed by HNBP and...

Poland Reveals Pilots at Fault for President's Plane Crash
04 June 2010 Pilots flying the Polish presidential plane that crashed on 10 April at Smolensk South Airport in western Russia ignored the Russian air traffic controller's repeated warnings not to...

Mozambique Makes Headway with International Airport
04 June 2010 Mozambique's Nacala airbase is being considered as a site for an international airport, which could open in 23 months. Mozambique company Sociedade de Engenharia e Desenvolvimento (SEeD)...

China Funds Laos Airport Expansion
03 June 2010 Laos has received a low-interest loan from China to upgrade Luang Prabang International Airport to accommodate increased passenger traffic. The airport expansion, expected to be complete in...

US Atlantic City Airport Gets Closer to International Flights
03 June 2010 Work will soon begin on the proposed federal inspection station at Atlantic City International Airport in the US. The $25m addition will house customs and immigration services, which...

Guatemala Airport Resumes Operations
03 June 2010 La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala has reopened after closing for five days due to the eruption of the Pacaya Volcano and the chaos caused by Hurricane Agatha. The airport,...

New Philippine International Airport on Track
03 June 2010 Construction work on the new Laguindingan International Airport in the Philippines is 65% complete and the airport is expected to open by the end of 2011, according to officials. Built at a...

US Fresno Yosemite Unveils New Security Checkpoint
02 June 2010 Fresno Yosemite International Airport in the US has unveiled its new security screening checkpoint, which it says can reduce congestion during peak travel times and accommodate future...

India to Extend Runway After Mangalore Crash
02 June 2010 The Indian Government has decided to extend Mangalore Airport's runway length from 8,000ft to 9,000ft, to include a larger spill over area, following a recent plane crash that killed 158 people. ...

China to Operate Direct Flights to Brisbane
02 June 2010 Australia's Brisbane Airport will start receiving direct flights from China in November this year, a move that could see it accept an additional 3,600 passengers each month. They will be...

China Goes Paperless with e-Freight Initiative
02 June 2010 Tianjin Binhai International Airport has become China's first airport to implement the International Air Transport Association (IATA) international e-freight standard to streamline its supply...

US Awards Additional Explosives Detection Systems Contract
01 June 2010 The US Transportation Security Administration has awarded a contract for the supply of 1,200 additional explosives trace detection (ETD) systems for the country's airports. Morpho Detection...

Volcanic Ash Closes Airport in Guatemala
01 June 2010 Guatemala closed La Aurora International Airport on 28 May as thick volcanic ash spewed out from the Pacaya volcano. The airport is expected to reopen tomorrow after a clean-up has taken place....

General Dynamics to Work with US on Modern Air Space Plan
01 June 2010 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $1.2bn contract to General Dynamics (GD) as part of its air traffic control system modernisation plan. The ten-year contract is part...

Auckland Airport Unveils Online Booking for Parking
01 June 2010 A new online parking system that guarantees parking space by booking and pre-paying online has been unveiled at Auckland Airport in New Zealand. The new service offers passengers better...

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LAX Unveils Improved Tom Bradley Terminal
28 May 2010 The new Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) is now ready for use at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) following extensive upgrades. The $737m project to revamp the...

ATA Reports April Rise
28 May 2010 The US Air Transport Association has reported a 12.5% rise in April passenger revenue compared with the same month in 2009. In April, US airlines recorded an increase of about 0.5%...

Volcanic Crisis Affects Global Traffic
28 May 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said international traffic dropped 2.4% in April with six days of flights cancelled in Europe due to Iceland's volcanic eruption. March...

Auckland Airport Opens Doors to Asian Market
28 May 2010 New Zealand's Auckland Airport said it will invest several millions of dollars in Asia over the next two to three years to cash in on the continent's growing volume of passenger traffic. ...

Report Recommends More Research into Ash Safety Limits
27 May 2010 University College London (UCL) in the UK has released a report that shows the aviation industry has to invest in more research before it can establish robust, safe ash limits for aircraft...

EU and Latin America Agree to Forge Aerospace Ties
27 May 2010 The EU and Latin America agreed they would work to find ways to strengthen cooperation in civil aviation in areas of safety and the environment when they met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 25 May. ...

Auckland's International Figures Fall Due to Ash Cloud
27 May 2010 Auckland International Airport in New Zealand experienced a rise in domestic passenger volumes in April, however, international traffic figures remained flat due to the volcanic ash...

Canada Tightens Air Cargo Security
27 May 2010 The Canadian Government has launched a new $95.7m ($88m) programme to tighten security measures for air cargo to prevent terrorist attacks at the country's major airports. Under the...

BAA Scraps Runway Plans for Heathrow and Stansted
26 May 2010 Plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport and a second runway at Stansted Airport in the UK have been scrapped by the British Airports Authority (BAA). BAA abandoned its plans after...

Dubai Airport's Traffic Rises 13.9%
26 May 2010 Dubai International Airport in the UAE has recorded a 13.9% rise in passenger traffic, with figures reaching 3,289,037 in April, despite six days of flight disruptions because of the volcanic...

Council Approves Bristol Airport Expansion
26 May 2010 The proposed plan to expand Bristol Airport in the UK has received approval from North Somerset Council, although final approval must be won from the government. The £150m ($215m) plan...

Abu Dhabi Airport Posts 10% Passenger Rise
26 May 2010 Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE has recorded a 10.1% rise in passenger traffic with figures of 866,475 in April, despite last month's volcanic ash crisis, which crippled traffic...

Changi Airport Posts 12.6% Passenger Rise
25 May 2010 Singapore's Changi Airport has recorded a 12.6% rise in passenger traffic with more than 3.28 million passengers passing through its gates in April this year. In the first quarter,...

Nigeria to Pilot UN Anti-Drug Project
25 May 2010 Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, has been selected by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to test a new anti-drug trafficking project. As part of the pilot,...

EU and Latin America Begin Civil Aviation Summit
25 May 2010 Aviation leaders are meeting at the EU–Latin America civil aviation summit this week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to discuss political, technical and industrial co-operation between the Latin...

US Makes Plans for Airport Safety Centres
25 May 2010 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it is making plans to establish a research centre of excellence for airport safety technology in the US. The FAA centre will partner...

Hawaii Plans Terminal Expansion
24 May 2010 Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii will soon begin preliminary work to replace the old Interisland Terminal as part of a $2.3bn state-wide airport modernisation plan. The Mauka...

Indian Plane Crash Kills 158 People
24 May 2010 The cockpit voice recorder of an Air India Express plane, which overshot Mangalore International Airport in India on 22 May, killing 158 passengers, has been recovered. The Boeing 737-800...

UK's Bristol Airport Expansion Scheme Slammed by Defence Secretary
24 May 2010 The UK's Defence Secretary Liam Fox has opposed an expansion plan by one of the nation's smaller international airports – Bristol Airport – saying it could affect traffic on the...

EU Issues New Ash Guidelines
24 May 2010 The European Commission has issued new guidelines to reduce the disruption of flights and the closure of airspace throughout Europe due to volcanic ash cloud. The improved measures are...

Canadian Airport to Deploy ATC-Grade Video Solution
21 May 2010 Edmonton International Airport (EIA) in Canada will install an air traffic control (ATC) grade video solution from Searidge Technologies to enhance tower visibility. EIA will install the...

Passenger Numbers Rise in Sydney
21 May 2010 An increase in domestic travellers has led to Sydney Airport recording a 6.4% growth in April compared with the same month in 2009. Domestic traffic rose 8.6% while international...

Alaskan Airport Expansion to Make Runway Safer
21 May 2010 Runway expansion work currently underway at Juneau International Airport in Alaska is expected to be completed in the new year. The upgrade work, which began last year, will bring...

Baghdad Airport Unveils Plans for Terminal Expansion
21 May 2010 Plans have been unveiled for an expansion at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq, which will double its capacity to 15 million passengers per year. The expansion includes building three...

Jamaica Extends Runway After Airport Accident
20 May 2010 Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica, said it will extend its runway by 300m to improve aircraft safety during take-off and landing. Last year, American Airlines flight...

Sydney Airport Commissions New Surface Movement Radar
20 May 2010 Australian aviation management agency Airservices has commissioned an advanced surface movement and ground control system (A-SMGCS) to help air traffic controllers (ATCs) at Sydney Airport...

Paris Sees Drop in Passenger Numbers Due to Volcanic Ash Crisis
20 May 2010 Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris, France, has seen a fall in passenger traffic, with only 4.1 million passengers using the terminal in April due to flights being cut during...

US Myrtle Beach Airport Breaks Ground as Terminal Opens
20 May 2010 Work has begun on a $117m terminal expansion project at Myrtle Beach International Airport in the US. The development will also initiate the $10m Harrelson Boulevard project, which will add...

Airlines Operate Bangkok Flights Despite Thai Protests
19 May 2010 Australian airline Qantas is still running flights into Thailand's Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, despite protests leading to bloodshed on the capital's streets. The airline...

Tokyo Sets October Opening for New International Airport
19 May 2010 Tokyo International Airport in Japan will open its fourth runway and a new passenger terminal on 21 October this year. The airport has scheduled its first international flight for 31...

Croatia Sets Timelines for Zagreb Airport Project
19 May 2010 Croatia could be well on its way to realising the benefits of a new terminal at Zagreb International Airport by the end of this year. It is expected that contracts for the €150m...

Israel's Ben Gurion Airport Sees Cargo Growth
19 May 2010 Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel handled 23,760t of cargo in April 2010, an increase of 13.18% compared with the same period in 2009. The Israel Airport Authority (IAA) said in...

Manchester Airport to Trial Advanced Metal Detector Gates
18 May 2010 Manchester Airport in the UK has begun trialling advanced metal detector gates in a bid to automate screening procedures and end manual passenger screening. The automated glass door,...

US Buffalo Niagara Airport to Get Full-Body Scanner
18 May 2010 Buffalo Niagara International Airport in the US will receive a full-body scanner as part of the US Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) plan to increase airport security. The...

UK Airports Reopen as CAA Unveils New Safety Regulations
18 May 2010 The UK's National Air Traffic Service (NATS) lifted its no-fly zone yesterday, which was imposed on Sunday 16 May at 1pm. European air traffic agency Eurocontrol said the temporary closure...

Bad Weather Hampers Afghan Plane Crash Rescue Operation
18 May 2010 Search and rescue operations to locate a Pamir Airways plane that crashed over the Salang Pass in the Hindu Kush mountains, Afghanistan, on 17 May is being hampered by bad weather. The...

Chinese Air Traffic Increases 31%
17 May 2010 The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said overall traffic volume rose by 31% with combined profits totalling CNY9.4bn ($1.3bn) during the first quarter of 2010. ...

UK Closes Airports as Ash Cloud Strikes Again
17 May 2010 Airports across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will remain shut until at least 1pm BST today as volcanic ash from Iceland disrupts flights once again. Heathrow and Gatwick airports in...

FAA Plans $5.2bn Expansion at Philadelphia Airport
17 May 2010 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has unveiled a $5.2bn expansion plan for Philadelphia International Airport in the US. The expansion is expected to be carried over the coming 12...

ATA Predicts a Rise in Summer Passenger Numbers
17 May 2010 The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) has predicted almost 2.2 million passengers a day will travel globally on US airlines between 1 June and 31 August 2010. This is an increase of...

Ireland Counts Up Cost of Ash Crisis
14 May 2010 The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has lost €8m ($10m) as a result of the recent air traffic disruption caused by ash cloud from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano. IAA's loss was...

Rwanda Makes World its Oyster as New Security Laws are Passed
14 May 2010 Rwanda is hoping for an increase in passenger traffic following the approval of its new Aviation Security Act on 28 April, which promises to enhance security in the aviation sector. Rwanda...

India's Newest International Terminal Set for May Opening
14 May 2010 The new passenger terminal at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport in Kerala, India, will open at the end of this month. The 200,000ft² terminal, built at a cost of INR3bn ($66m),...

New UK Government Says No to New Runways
14 May 2010 London Heathrow Airport will not get a third runway following a decision announced today by the new coalition government. According to a report by the BBC, the joint...

Adacel to Supply Simulation Technologies to Ukrainian Airports
13 May 2010 Adacel has won a contract to install air traffic control (ATC) simulators at seven key international airports in Ukraine. The contract has been commissioned by the Ukrainian State Air...

Spain and Morocco Re-Open Airports as EU Proposes New Ash Rules
13 May 2010 Spain, Portugal and Morocco have reopened their airports after being closed due to a cloud of volcanic ash hanging over the region, which was affecting airline safety. Valencia airport in...

Libyan Plane Crash Investigation Continues
13 May 2010 Investigations are underway to find the actual cause of the Afriqiyah Airways plane crash that killed 103 people at Tripoli Airport on May 12. The flight recorders have been recovered and...

US Indianapolis Airport to Re-Launch Registered Traveller System
13 May 2010 The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is to re-launch its iQueue Registered Traveller (RT) programme at Indianapolis International Airport in the US. iQueue has been launched by...

New Airport Terminal to Open in Botswana
12 May 2010 The new terminal at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Botswana is expected to be completed this month and will open ahead of the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup. The BWP400m...

Volcanic Ash Cuts BAA Passenger Traffic in April
12 May 2010 The British Airports Authority (BAA) experienced a 22.7% fall in passenger traffic in April year-on-year due to the recent volcanic ash crisis. BAA said its six airports in the UK handled...

Volcanic Ash Cloud Shuts Airspace Around the Mediterranean
12 May 2010 Airspace in Morocco, Spain and Turkey remained closed on 11 May as the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland drifted its way towards North Africa. Morocco closed ten airports, including Mohammed...

Taiwan Airport Passenger and Cargo Numbers Grow
12 May 2010 Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport has achieved the largest growth of any airport in the Asia-Pacific region for its cargo and passenger volumes during the first quarter of 2010. ...

BAA's New Procurement Measures Save £300m
11 May 2010 BAA has saved £300m ($443m) this year by making changes to its procurement process as part of its 2008-2013 five-year programme. BAA capital director Steven Morgan said programme measures...

US Fort Wayne Airport to Begin Full-Body Screening
11 May 2010 Fort Wayne International Airport in the US will install full-body scanners on 13 May to enhance passenger screening at the airport. The airport will use the backscatter scanners, which...

EU Proposes Aviation Talks with Brazil
11 May 2010 The European Commission has expressed interest in beginning talks with Brazil on a comprehensive aviation agreement to open up the market and improve regulatory standards. An agreement...

FAA Awards System Upgrade Contract to Lockheed Martin
11 May 2010 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to design and integrate supply chain software to support the National Airspace System (NAS) in the US. Under...

El Paso Gets Serious About Disaster Management
10 May 2010 El Paso International Airport in the US has awarded a contract to Environmental Tectonics Corporation for the supply of an advanced disaster management simulator (ADMS). The airport will...

IATA Offers First Executive MBA for Aviation Management
10 May 2010 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is to develop and offer a joint executive MBA in aviation management in collaboration with the University of Geneva (UNIGE). The course...

Disruptions Continue as Icelandic Volcano Ash Thins
10 May 2010 Iceland's volcanic ash cloud is thinning due to a north-easterly wind blowing over Iceland, but this has not stopped it causing fresh disruptions in parts of Europe. The wind that is keeping...

UK Election Outcome Throws Third Heathrow Runway into Doubt
10 May 2010 Plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport in London, UK, could be opposed by two of the three parties once the final results of the general election are announced. The...

Ash Clouds Creates More Chaos in Ireland
07 May 2010 Flights to and from six airports in the west of Ireland will be cancelled today due to another massive ash cloud created by Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano that has caused havoc in European...

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Achieves Record April Figures
07 May 2010 Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) has posted a year-on-year growth of 41.9% to 248,027t, and its highest tonnage ever in April. Hactl handled a total of 10,080t of air cargo on 23...

New Doha Airport to Open in December 2011
07 May 2010 New Doha International Airport, built at a cost of QR45bn ($12bn), will be officially unveiled on the National Day of Qatar on 18 December 2011. The facility, with an initial passenger...

Searidge Video Platform Selected to Support FAA NextGen R