German sensors manufacturer, Smiths Detection has secured a contract to supply hold baggage screening equipment for Berlin Brandenburg Airport in Berlin, Germany.

The company will provide eight next-generation HI-SCAN 10080 XCT units, 30 image analysis stations, and an additional six HI-SCAN 5180si models for back-up.

The equipment will be delivered and installed by the end of 2016, and will comply with new European Union (EU) regulations and EDS Standard 3.

Thales Group has been contracted by Airways New Zealand to provide ground equipment for its new $12m surveillance-broadcast (ADS–B) flight-tracking network.

The network will be implemented as part of the New Southern Sky programme, New Zealand’s ten-year aviation system modernisation plan.

The ADS-B ground equipment will be installed by early 2017, while the network is expected to commence operations by the end of 2018.

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Belarusian Airlines and Uzbekistan Airways have signed a new code-share partnership in a bid to improve travel deals for passengers.

The transaction allows passengers of the two airlines to access new connections in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) through Minsk, Belarus, as well as airports in Central and East Asia through Tashkent, Uzbekisthan.

Etihad Airways has announced plans to expand its code-share partnership with Brussels Airlines.

Effective from 30 October, the agreement will allow the former airline to operate the latter’s flights from Brussels to Berlin Tegel, Bilbao, Billund, Bristol, Krakow, Malaga, Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg and Warsaw.

Etihad Airways will also share its code on an additional ten routes in Europe.

Image: Smiths Detection will supply baggage screening equipment for Germany’s Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Photo: courtesy of Smiths Group.