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07 December 2016
Industry News

London Heathrow airport lounge wins Priority Pass Global Airport Lounge of the Year Award
The Plaza Premium Lounge at London Heathrow's Terminal 2 has secured the Priority Pass Global Airport Lounge of the Year Award.

Thales’ ADS-B network to improve New Zealand’s air traffic surveillance
New Zealand’s air navigation service provider (ANSP) Airways New Zealand has appointed French electronic systems company Thales to deliver automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) network across the country.

San Francisco International Airport adds pig to its animal therapy service
The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in California, US, has introduced the country's first airport therapy pig to greet and welcome its passengers.

SITA and Comsoft introduce XML Type X- AMHS gateway in Atlanta, US
UK-based Comsoft Solutions, in partnership with global IT company SITA, has developed and installed an XML Type X-ATS Message Handling System (AMHS) gateway in Atlanta, US, in a bid to ensure flight safety and improve air traffic management.

Press Releases

COMSOFT Solutions and SITA Work Together to Ensure Flight Safety
Air navigation service providers (ANSPs) are globally moving from Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Networks (AFTN) to ATS Message Handling Systems (AMHS) to enable a highly performant and future-proof environment for current and future rich data exchange.

Cyrrus Supports Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar for Ports of Jersey
As part of an ongoing framework agreement, Cyrrus is delighted to be supporting Ports of Jersey with the introduction of its new Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar for airport operations at Les Platons, located on the Island's north coast.

International Aviation Qualifications Conferred at ATNS Aviation Training Academy
Over a hundred delegates from air navigation service providers (ANSP); directorates of civil aviation companies (DCAs) and airline companies based in Namibia, Swaziland an South Africa, have been conferred with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) accredited qualifications at a graduation ceremony near OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Siemens Introduces New Tray and Additional Modules for Baggage Handling Systems
Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has extended and enhanced its entire tray portfolio for baggage handling systems. The solution for airports with large numbers of transfer passengers is a world leader in respect to energy efficiency, speed and throughput: with their unique design, the Siemens trays can reach top speeds of up to ten meters per second. The new systems have some of the highest throughput rates worldwide, for example up to 19,200 baggage items per hour at Terminal 3 in Beijing.

eezeetags to Attend 18th Annual Ground Handling International Conference
eezeetags will be attending the 18th Ground Handling International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 28 November to 1 December.

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Enhancing Airport Communications with LTE Ultra-Broadband
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Mission-Critical Communications Networks for Air Traffic Management
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Connected Airports: How the Internet of Things will Transform Operations and Passenger Experience
Today's commercial airports face three major imperatives as they look to the future: enhancing passenger satisfaction, delivering operational excellence and ensuring commercial and financial success....

Air Traffic Control Training and Flight Inspection Services
The Czech Air Navigation Institute is a modern, fully-equipped air navigation services centre with 30 years of industry and air traffic control training...

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