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July 2015

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UK Airports Commission recommends expansion of Heathrow Airport
01 July 2015 The UK Airports Commission has recommended the construction of a new northwest runway at the Heathrow Airport, in its final report on the expansion of the country’s aviation...

Indra supports Oman’s New Salalah Airport with air traffic management services
01 July 2015 Spain-based Indra has installed its proprietary air traffic management technology and airport operations management systems at the recently opened New Salalah International Airport in...

Hochtief wins €1.3bn expansion contract for Riyadh’s King Khaled International Airport
01 July 2015 A consortium led by Germany-based construction group Hochtief has inked a €1.3bn contract for the upgrade and expansion of two terminals at Riyadh’s King Khaled International Airport, in Saudi...

June 2015

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GMR joint venture starts construction of T2 at Philippines’ Mactan-Cebu Airport
30 June 2015 GMR Megawide Cebu Airport has started construction of terminal 2 at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in the Central Visayas region of the...

Avinor to move Norwegian airport operations to Amadeus’ cloud platform
30 June 2015 Norway’s Avinor group is moving operations at all its 46 airports to Amadeus’ cloud-based Airport Common Use Service (ACUS) platform....

Passenger jet nearly collided with drone near Heathrow airport, says report
30 June 2015 An Airbus A320 jet had a near-miss with an unmanned flying object believed to be a drone, while preparing to land at London’s Heathrow airport, a report by the UK Airprox Board has...

Indian Civil Aviation Ministry approves construction of second airport in Delhi-NCR
29 June 2015 The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation has given its approval to a proposal for the construction of a second airport in Greater Noida in the National Capital Region (NCR) that falls in the state...

Heathrow airport to shut down Terminal 1
29 June 2015 UK’s Heathrow Airport is set to shut down its 47-year-old Terminal 1 after shifting majority of airlines to the newer terminals that offer better...

Bomb scare forces evacuation at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle International Airport
29 June 2015 A bomb threat at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport outside Paris, France, led to the evacuation of thousands of passengers on 27...

Vietnamese lawmakers approve construction of Long Thanh International Airport
26 June 2015 The Vietnamese Government has approved the construction of the $15.8bn Long Thanh International Airport outside Ho Chi Minh...

North Korea to open new terminal at Pyongyang Sunan International Airport
26 June 2015 North Korea will inaugurate a new terminal, reportedly six times larger than the existing one at the Pyongyang Sunan International...

Gatwick Airport reiterates need for expansion after posting record passenger numbers
26 June 2015 Gatwick Airport in the UK has announced its financial results with a record number of passengers, days ahead of the final recommendation by the Airport Commission on runway...

US airports to manage airspace with Nasa’s new tool
25 June 2015 The US air traffic controllers (ATCs) might soon manage the country’s airspace with a new software tool developed by...

Melbourne airport passengers experience delays due to workers’ strike
25 June 2015 Passengers at Australia's Melbourne airport experienced long queues and delays due to a strike called by customs...

UK’s Bristol airport to expand west terminal
25 June 2015 UK’s Bristol Airport has announced plans to spend £24m on expansion of its west terminal in a bid to transform the security search process for...

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to invest $430m in terminal modernisation
24 June 2015 Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has issued request-for-proposals (RFP) to upgrade its domestic passenger terminal and...

New Zealand’s Queenstown Airport to inaugurate refurbished international terminal in July
24 June 2015 New Zealand’s Queenstown Airport is set to inaugurate its refurbished international terminal on 1...

L-3 boosts airport security screening with ClearScan explosives detection system
24 June 2015 US-based defense contractor L-3 Communications has developed a high-throughput explosives detection system (EDS), ClearScan for enhancing screening procedures at...

New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority to probe radar fault
23 June 2015 New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is to investigate an incident that led to the grounding of all non-airborne flights across the...

Serbia’s Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport completes first phase of expansion
23 June 2015 Serbia's Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport has completed first phase of expansion involving the renovation of its Terminal 1...

Abu Dhabi Airports to build a new airport in Seychelles
23 June 2015 UAE-based airport operator Abu Dhabi Airports (ADAC) is reportedly in talks with authorities in the Seychelles for the construction of a new airport in the...