Transport Canada has awarded a contract to Ledcor Construction to carry out modernisation of the Penticton Airport Terminal building in British Columbia, Canada.

Ledcor will reconstruct the main concourse and build additional space for the expansion of the arrivals hall to improve passenger capacity, safety and security at the airport.

The project will also include construction of a baggage claim area, new airline check-in counters, office spaces, a food service area, and rental car kiosks.

Construction is expected to commence in 2018 and is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Canadian firm Searidge Technologies has reached a memorandum of understanding with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to conduct research and development on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in air traffic management (ATM).

“Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has signed a strategic baggage co-operative agreement with Vanderlande.”

The AI is expected to increase safety and performance of ATM.

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It can be used for predictive runway incursion, collision detection, speech recognition, and aerodrome operational performance analytics.

Eurocontrol’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the founding members of the iTEC Collaboration for the development of Single European Sky interoperability capabilities.

The partners will jointly develop the flight object manager (FOM) and the system-wide information management (SWIM) components to improve interoperability between their ATM systems.

The collaboration will support the future exchange of flight trajectory data and promote the European Commission’s Single European Sky initiative.

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has signed a strategic baggage co-operative agreement with Vanderlande.

The deal will allow YVR and Vanderlande to design and execute baggage handling projects to support the airport’s future growth.

Based in the Netherlands, Vanderlande provides material handling and logistics process automation services.