The city of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation (DOA) has renewed its contract with Hill International to extend its support to the $2.37bn capital development programme for Philadelphia International Airport in the US.

Extension of the eighth, multi-year pact enables Hill International to efficiently implement the development programme.

The programme involves the development of airfield projects worth $700m, as well as $1.3bn in terminal and landside projects.

Hill International will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the DOA’s yearly capital budget and providing financial control support for the programme.

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has selected information technology company SITA to modernise 26 airports in the country.

SITA will deploy its AirportConnect Open platform in the airports, enabling airlines to seamlessly integrate their operations with the airport facilities.

“Cranfield University has awarded a contract to Rohde & Schwarz for the deployment of its IP R&S VCS-4G voice communications system at Cranfield Airport in the UK.”

It also offers a future-proof infrastructure for the implementation of advanced solutions at airports across the nation.

GACA will leverage the services of SITA’s baggage management solution, which allows airlines to track the baggage data during check-in and check-out.

A total of 21 GACA airports will be deployed with the new airport management solution by the end of 2018.

Cranfield University has awarded a contract to Rohde & Schwarz for the deployment of its IP R&S VCS-4G voice communications system at Cranfield Airport in the UK.

The communication tower will be operational by the end of 2018, making it the first digital control tower in the UK.

Four controller working positions will be installed by Rohde & Schwarz at the airport, under the contract. The working stations will feature a full IP voice communications system (VCS) to ensure secure air traffic control (ATC) communications.

The R&S VCS-4G system will provide uninterrupted data, video streaming and voice communications.

Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide has agreed to sell its existing 30% stake in Flughafen Hannover-Langenhagen (FHLG) to iCON Flughafen.

The company will acquire the 30% stake in a transaction worth €109.2m ($127m).

Fraport acquired 20% and 10% stake in FHLG in 1998 and 2003 respectively.