Technology vendor Copenhagen Optimization has been awarded a contract by London Heathrow Airport for the deployment of its Better Airport software.

The Cloud-based software is intended to be installed to optimise the airport’s operations and spur its future growth.

The technology platform of Copenhagen Optimization has been selected after a one month trial at the airport.

Baggage, security, and check-in systems of the platform were implemented across Heathrow Airport as part of the trial operation.

The trial period enabled the airport authorities to identify the best possible improvements needed for the platform.

Melbourne Airport has agreed to trial Smiths Detection’s computed tomography (CT) based checkpoint scanner system at the airport.

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The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX screening system provides 3D images of the items inside a passenger’s luggage.

“Airports Authority of India (AAI) intends to purchase a 51% stake in the Dholera International Airport to be built near Ahmedabad, Gujarat.”

The advanced systems are expected to increase overall traveller throughput and minimise operational expenses. The devices can screen multiple items of different composition in a single instance.

Melbourne Airport also intends to use automatic tray handling system iLane.evo and checkpoint management software Checkpoint.evo Plus on a pilot basis. The implementation of the systems offers an integrated solution that assists security staff.

Airports Authority of India (AAI) intends to purchase a 51% stake in the Dholera International Airport to be built near Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

The proceeds will be used for the construction of the international airport.

Gujarat and Indian governments will hold 33% and 16% respectively in the airport following the transaction.

Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) will own the 16% stake on behalf of the central government.

Construction of the first phase of the airport is budgeted at Rs20bn ($283.51m) and is expected to be completed in 2020.