All articles by JP Casey

JP Casey is the editor of Future Power Technology, Offshore Technology Focus and MINE Magazine. Their topics of interest include covering human rights violations in energy, considering the balance of people and profits across the industry, and writing lists in threes.

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London Luton Airport begins work on autonomous people mover

London Luton Airport has started work on its Direct Air-Rail Transit (DART) transport system, a £225m double-shuttle fully automated people mover which will operate 24 hours a day.

Los Angeles approves $4.9bn automated people mover contract

The Los Angeles City Council has approved the largest-ever contract awarded in the city’s history, a $4.9bn agreement between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) to build an automated people mover (APM) system at the airport.

ADP to trial autonomous shuttles at Charles de Gaulle airport

Groupe ADP has announced that Charles de Gaulle will be France’s first airport to trail autonomous shuttle buses, which will run from the airport’s suburban train station to Groupe ADP’s headquarters at the Environmental and Sustainable Development Resource Centre.

Optimised runway tool to improve efficiency at Heathrow

NATS has launched the world’s first fully systemised Optimised Runway Delivery (ORD) Tool to improve efficient and time management at London’s Heathrow Airport.

Seattle-Tacoma Airport to fund smart glasses use for blind travellers

The Port of Seattle has announced that it will cover the cost of any customer using Aira smart glasses to navigate Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), making the airport considerably more accessible for blind and visually impaired travellers.

Artificial intelligence to improve baggage handling in airports

Airport IT company SITA has published a report that finds smart technologies such as AI and radio-frequency identification (RFID) will be critical to airlines being able to track every bag they handle by June 2018, a target set by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Miami Airport introduces first US facial recognition facility

Miami International Airport (MIA) has opened the first facility in the US to use facial recognition to expedite passport screening.

Iceland air traffic control upgrades to DIVOS 3 recording software

Iceland’s air navigation services provider Isavia will begin using DIVOS 3 recording software at the country’s Reykjavik and Keflavik control centres.

Smart gates slash waiting times at Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport (DXB) has added 20 new smart gates to its arrivals section, cutting passenger wait times from minutes to under 15 seconds.

Munich Airport opens centre to train experts against cyberattacks

Munich Airport has opened its Information Security Hub (ISH), a dedicated competency centre to train individuals to defend against cyberattacks.