• Durgapur aerotropolis 'to open by year-end'

    Bengal Aerotropolis in Durgapur, the first privately-run greenfield airport city in India, will be commissioned in late December 2014 after numerous delays, IHS Jane's understands. Changi Airports India, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Changi Airports International (CAI), is the largest single

  • Schiphol to reduce user fees

    Charges for airlines using Amsterdam Schiphol will be cut by 5% in 2015, airport CEO Jos Nijhuis has announced. Announcing Schiphol Group's interim financial results on 28 August, Nijhuis said: "Schiphol's healthy growth, cost containment, and low interest rates allowed us to reduce airport

  • Spain seeks 'stable nucleus' in privatisation effort

    The first phase in the privatisation of Aena Aeropuertos opened on 27 August 2014, with the Spanish government seeking companies willing to form a "stable nucleus" in the 48-strong airport network. Interested parties will have until 23 September to make an offer; then two to four bidders

  • Azerbaijan to benefit from new terminal IT systems

    Terminal 1 (T1) at Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Azerbaijan will include the AirportConnect Open passenger processing platform and other systems from SITA, working in co-operation with national flag carrier Azerbaijan Airlines. SITA is supporting all the new equipment and systems for

  • BHS control system goes mobile

    Daifuku Webb subsidiary Jervis B Webb has upgraded its WebbView Integrated Baggage-Handling Control System. An enhanced Windows-based graphical user interface is designed to give users a total view of the entire baggage management environment. Users can extract data from any conveyor in a

  • Estonia picks ARTAS

    Estonian air navigation service provider EANS has ordered the ARTAS surveillance tracking system from Comsoft. The German company delivers ARTAS in a turnkey installation, as well as its Network Management System (NMS) and Surveillance Data Distribution System (SDDS-NG). EANS is seeking to improve

Airports Airports


  • ATMB develops methods to beat China crisis

    China will become a victim of its success unless it finds a way of coping with increased air travel demand The Asia-Pacific (APAC) air transport market is the largest and fastest growing in the world. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts that it will account for 37% of

Equipment Equipment

  • Denver awaits Ultra GMS

    Denver International Airport (DIA) has selected the UltraResource Gate Management System (GMS) from Ultra Electronics Airport Systems. The GMS is expected to enter service in early 2015. DIA is now determining configuration requirements before installation. According to the Ultra Electronics,

Security Security

  • WHO wants "vital" flights to resume to Ebola-affected region

    Air travel bans implemented in reaction to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa are counterproductive, according to the latest analysis from the World Health Organization (WHO). It is important that airlines resume “vital” flights to the region, the WHO recommended on 28 August, as