UK-based satellite communication provider Inmarsat has partnered with five major air navigation services providers (ANSPs) for the Iris programme.
The Iris programme is a joint development of Inmarsat and the European Space Agency (ESA).
The programme is intended for the modernisation of air traffic management across Europe to provide secure, high-bandwidth datalink communications to customers.
The five ANSPs collaborating with Inmarsat are DFS, ENAIRE, ENAV, NATS, and EUROCONTROL MUAC.
UK-based ANSP NATS intends to implement F1 technology and data science in collaboration with McLaren Deloitte for the improvement of capacity management capabilities of airports.
New products will be developed for the transformation of the aviation industry’s operational decisions, under the partnership.
Performance Optimiser is the first Cloud-based product launched under the collaboration. McLaren Deloitte data scientists have worked closely with the air traffic and airspace capacity management personnel of NATS during product development.
ANSPs can use the Cloud-based system to reduce delays and enhance their available capacity by optimising the usage of terminal airspace.
Apstec Systems has secured a contract for the installation of its Human Security Radar (HSR) screening solution at the Esenboga International Airport in Turkey.
The Turkish State Airports Authority intends to reinforce security measures at the airport with the deployment of the advanced automatic real-time mass people screening solution.
Apstec Systems will partner with its local distributor AKBA for the implementation of the HSR.
Terminal entrances will be equipped with the security solution, which can scan up to 10,000 passengers an hour.
HSR will eliminate the need for inspection of suspect materials in the airport.
Heathrow Airport intends to automate its communication infrastructure with the assistance of IT solutions provider SITA.
The partnership will work on the implementation of advanced automation and self-healing technologies to the airport’s network tower.
Emerging technologies will enable the tower to offer global support by optimising its operations. The new systems will also allow SITA’s personnel to monitor and manage the network operations on-site and remotely.
The latest technology will reduce the repair time by rapidly detecting issues and repairing vital components in the network.
Clear has agreed to provide its biometric scanners to John F Kennedy International Airport Terminal 4 in New York, US.
The introduction of biometric scanners will ensure the rapid movement of more than 21 million passengers a year through the security checkpoints.
The US Department of Homeland Security has approved the induction of biometric scanners at the airport.