All articles by Prasanth Katam

Prasanth Katam

August’s top stories: PANSA and Oro Navigacija signed deal with Indra, India planned to open up to 15 airports by 2017.

The Polish air navigation service provider (ANSP) PANSA and ANSP Oro Navigacija in Lithuania signed new contracts with Indra for the installation of iTEC air traffic management systems, and India planned to open between ten and 15 airports by 2017 to boost regional connectivity. wraps up the key headlines from August.

Helsinki and Beijing sign sister airport agreement

Finnish airport operator Finavia and its Chinese counterpart Capital Airports Holding Company (CAH) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a sister airport relationship between Helsinki and Beijing Capital international airports.

Services disrupted at two European airports over security concerns

Flights have been halted at two international airports in Europe after security checks detected traces of explosives in the luggage of two female passengers.

October’s top stories: Opposition to Heathrow project, plane fire at US airport

Construction begins on Frankfurt Airport’s new Terminal 3, Airport IT investments in 2015 to reach $8.7bn, and Ethiopia confirms $4bn international airport project. wraps up the key headlines from October 2015.

Heathrow to invest £180m in cargo facilities

Heathrow airport in London plans to double the airfreight volumes in its endeavour to become one of the leading airports for cargo in Europe.

Work begins on Orlando airport’s $1bn improvement programme

Orlando International Airport has begun construction on its $1.1bn expansion project, including a new South Terminal Complex, under a capital improvement programme.

Philippines orders probe into ‘bullet implant’ scam at Manila airport

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila, Philippines, is under a strict vigilance as President Benigno Aquino has ordered an immediate probe against the airport security guards who are accused of illegally planting bullets in the luggage of passengers to extort money.

Delhi airport on alert after UFO spottings

The Indian Air Force has been deployed to step-up security at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, New Delhi.

Venezuela-bound plane catches fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport

A Dynamic Airways jetliner caught fire when it was preparing to take off from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Florida.

Airport IT investments in 2015 to reach $8.7bn: Survey

Total investments in IT at airports worldwide are estimated to reach $8.7bn this year, with primary focus on enhancing passenger comfort and airport security.