A design team led by engineering company AECOM has been contracted to design airside facilities, including a new pier, for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands.

The contract was awarded by Royal Schiphol Group, which will design the pier alongside a team comprising Copijn, dGmR, Cepezed and Imd.

The scope of the contract, which is part of the Royal Schiphol Group's Capital Programme, includes the development of a new pier and terminal, landside infrastructure and parking facilities upgrades, and improvements to the train and bus station.

Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Scandinavian Mountains Airport to provide remote air traffic services in collaboration with the Swedish Air Navigation Service Provider (LFV).

The two companies developed a new remote air traffic service concept called remote tower, the world’s first approved remote air traffic service solution, to provide remote control of airport traffic.

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The service is especially helpful for airports without a traditional air traffic control (ATC) tower, such as the Scandinavian Mountains Airport being constructed in Dalarna, Sweden.

Etihad Airways has signed a new code-share agreement with Tanzania’s domestic airline, Precision Air.

“Travelport Worldwide has entered a new multi-year, global full content agreement (FCA) with Russian airline UTair Aviation."

Pursuant to the agreement, Etihad will share its EY code on Precision Air’s flights between Dares Salaam and Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Mtwara, Nairobi, Zanzibar and Pemba, as well as between Nairobi and Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.

The Tanzanian airline will share its PW code on Etihad’s flights between Dares Salaam and Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The partnership will strengthen Precision Air’s ties between East Africa and the UAE.

Travelport Worldwide has entered a new multi-year, global full content agreement (FCA) with Russian airline UTair Aviation.

Under the agreement, the airline will provide Travelport-connected agencies in more than 180 countries with real-time access to its travel commerce platform, while using Travelport's merchandising solution, rich content and branding.

Image: Travelport has signed a new multi-year, global full content agreement with UTair Aviation. Photo: courtesy of Travelport.