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Honeywell’s SmartRunway and SmartLanding system secures certification in Europe 26 August 2016 Honeywell’s SmartRunway and SmartLanding system has secured industry approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency for use on the Boeing 737 Next Generation airliner, which is the...

Belfast International Airport deploys advanced instrument landing system 26 August 2016 An advanced instrument landing system has been deployed at Belfast International Airport following its successful installation at NATS, an air navigation services provider in the...

Deals this week: British Airways, Huntington Tri-State Airport, and Pascan Aviation 26 August 2016 British Airways and China Eastern Airlines have announced the signing of a new a code-share...

Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme to deliver AFTN/AMHS system operator service to EANS 26 August 2016 Latvian air navigation service provider Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme (LGS) will deliver AFTN/AMHS system operator services for the Estonian Air Navigation Services...

Gazpromneft-Aero offers refuelling services for Aeroflot's flights at Malta International Airport 25 August 2016 Gazpromneft-Aero has commenced refuelling services for Aeroflot's flights at Malta International Airport, expanding its geographic presence to 170...

Sudlows to provide technical upgrades to Manchester Airport's data centre cooling infrastructure 25 August 2016 Manchester Airport has appointed Sudlows to provide several technical upgrades to its existing data centre cooling...

iPass partners with TAV to offer free Wi-Fi to TAV Passport Loyalty Programme members 25 August 2016 Provider of global mobile connectivity iPass has partnered with TAV to offer its Passport Loyalty Programme members free global...

London City Airport to play music for passengers at security search area 24 August 2016 London City Airport has become the first airport in the UK to play music for passengers as they pass through the main security search...

Birmingham Airport records busiest year in its 77-year history 24 August 2016 Birmingham Airport has witnessed the busiest 12 months in its 77-year history, welcoming 11 million...

Abu Dhabi International Airport deploys automated tray return system for speedy hand luggage screening 24 August 2016 Abu Dhabi Airports has deployed a new automated tray return system (ATRS) to accelerate the process of hand luggage screening at Terminal 3 in Abu Dhabi International Airport...

Delta Air Lines to operate from London Heathrow Airport's Terminal 3 23 August 2016 Delta Air Lines will operate from London Heathrow Airport's Terminal 3 from 14...

Indian airlines seek to avoid Pakistani airspace to reduce costs 23 August 2016 Airlines in India have sought permission from the government to fly to the Middle East from airports in the western part of the country, in an effort to avoid Pakistani...

Pennsylvania provides funding to 23 airports for improvement projects 23 August 2016 The US state of Pennsylvania has provided a total of $8.8m to 23 airports in order to fund safety upgrades and expand their...

India to open up to 15 airports by 2017 22 August 2016 India plans to open between ten and 15 airports by 2017 to boost regional...

Aeromexico launches digital ecosystem to offer connected and personalised customer service 22 August 2016 Mexico's global airline Aeromexico has launched digital ecosystem that comprises a revamped website, mobile app, and updated airport kiosks aimed at providing customers with a...

China Eastern Airlines secures authoritisation to operate in fully digital capacity 22 August 2016 China Eastern Airlines has secured authorisation from the Civil Aviation Administration of China to operate in a completely digital capacity, using Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro as part of its...

East Midlands Airport in UK to refurbish runway 19 August 2016 East Midlands Airport in the UK is set to refurbish its runway between November and December...

Deals this week: Kenya Airways, Hainan Airlines, Austrian Airlines 19 August 2016 In a move to support cost optimisation and modernisation of Kenya Airways’ global network, SITA, an air transport communications provider based in Geneva, Switzerland, has been appointed to...

New research reveals ‘weird to wonderful’ items lost at UK airports everyday 19 August 2016 New research from Travel Supermarket has revealed that thousands of ‘weird to wonderful’ items are lost every day at airports across the...

Changi Airport awards $825m contract for three-runway system development 19 August 2016 A joint venture (JV) formed by Hock Lian Seng Infrastructure and Sembcorp Design and Construction have secured a S$1.107bn ($825m) contract for the second package of works related...

A4A launches new interactive data dashboard to provide flight information 18 August 2016 Airlines for America (A4A), an industry trade organisation for US airlines, has launched a new interactive data dashboard to provide flight operation information across the...