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Birmingham Airport completes new passenger transit facility
22 September 2014 Birmingham Airport in the UK has completed the construction of a £1m purpose-built transit and transfer facility, which aims to facilitate the online boarding procedure for passengers...

NATS and Indra launch iTEC System in Prestwick
22 September 2014 UK-based air traffic management (ATM) services provider NATS and Indra will work together to deploy the iTEC system in Prestwick Centre Upper Airspace, an ATM technology that is said to...

Rockwell Collins and Aerodom collaborate for new common use terminal equipment
22 September 2014 Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (Aerodom) has signed a multi-year contract renewal with Rockwell Collins for the company's ARINC vMUSE common use terminal equipment system at Las Américas...

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport to open new runway
19 September 2014 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, US, will open its south runway next week, which was built at a cost of approximately...

Thailand's Suvarnabhumi Airport development plan on hold
19 September 2014 Airports of Thailand (AoT) has postponed the THB62.5bn ($1.94bn) Phase II development of Suvarnabhumi Airport and has given the go-ahead for the construction of a new passenger...

Finavia outlines €900m development plan for Helsinki Airport
19 September 2014 Finavia has charted out its €900m development programme for the expansion of Helsinki Airport in Finland, which aims to increase the transfer traffic capacity at the...

LAX breaks ground on $508m terminal expansion
18 September 2014 Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the US has broken ground on the $508m renovation of its 30-year-old Terminal 1 as part of its modernisation...

Northrop Grumman launches new air traffic control communication product suite
18 September 2014 UK-based security systems provider Northrop Grumman has launched Sapphire, a new range of air traffic control (ATC) communication...

Montréal–Mirabel Airport's old passenger terminal to be dismantled
18 September 2014 The former passenger terminal building of the Montréal-Mirabel Airport, Canada, will be dismantled after lying dormant for approximately ten...

Hong Kong's environment council endorses international airport expansion
17 September 2014 The Hong Kong Advisory Council on the Environment (ACE) has endorsed the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report on the expansion of Hong Kong International Airport with a number...

Chisholm-Hibbing Airport receives $5m federal grant for expansion
17 September 2014 The US Department of Transportation has announced a grant of more than $5m for infrastructure improvements at Minnesota's Chisholm-Hibbing...

Dublin Airport to expand airport gate scheme
17 September 2014 Ireland's Dublin Airport is engaged in discussions with justice chiefs to expand automated e-gate passport and border...

DFW becomes only US airport to offer all expedited customs clearance programmes
16 September 2014 Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has been declared as the only US airport to offer all expedited customs clearance programmes, which has made it the easiest to clear US customs...

Brisbane and Shanghai Airports sign memorandum of understanding
16 September 2014 Australia's Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Shanghai Airports Authority (SAA) in China, in order to improve aviation links between the...

AoT poised for takeover of three Thai airports
15 September 2014 Aviation firm Airports of Thailand (AoT) is expected to take charge of three of the country's largest airports from the civil aviation...

TAV Airports acquires 40% stake in Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen Airport
15 September 2014 Aviation operator TAV Airports is to acquire a 40% share in Sabiha Gökçen Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, after signing an agreement with the Limak...

Tensions resurface in Ukraine as pro-Russian rebels attack Donetsk Airport
15 September 2014 Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated after Ukrainian forces successfully repelled an attack by pro-Russian rebels on Donetsk Airport last...

Potential preclearance agreement between US and UK to tighten airport security checks
12 September 2014 A possible preclearance agreement between the US and the UK could lead to stringent airport searches and interrogations by Homeland Security officials for UK passengers travelling to the...

Incheon Airport to work with API for construction of third terminal
12 September 2014 South Korea's Incheon Airport is set to employ the services of Indonesia's state airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I (API) to build a third terminal at the Juanda international airport in...

Glasgow Airport reports 4.9% increase in August passenger traffic
12 September 2014 The UK's Glasgow Airport has reported 4.9% increase in passenger traffic in August, when compared with the same period last...

Wellington airport runway expansion can give $1.75bn direct economic benefit to New Zealand
11 September 2014 A report by E&Y has revealed that extending the runway of New Zealand's Wellington Airport can deliver up to $1.75bn in direct economic benefits to the country's economy by 2060 and...


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