• ICAO secretary general hopes new emissions deal will heal past divisions

    The secretary general of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has said it will work hard to help forge consensus over emissions controls among member states, now that ICAO hopes to approve a new global market-based measure (GMBM) limiting civil aviation's climate change impact. Dr

  • 39th ICAO Assembly hears solutions to cargo security problems

    In its Air Cargo Strategy for 2015-20, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) anticipates a 4.1% average annual increase in air freight tonnage. This is a major achievement in these uncertain times for the global economy, but the air cargo industry, governments, and security regulators

  • DARPA project addresses low, slow, and small unmanned aircraft over cities

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking input from industry on its Aerial Dragnet programme to map small unmanned aircraft operating at low altitude over urban terrain. DARPA published a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) on 13 September 2016. It aims to attract teams with

  • Delayed Berlin Brandenburg picks Smiths HBS

    The German Federal Ministry of the Interior (MOI) has awarded Smiths Detection a contract to equip the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport with Standard 3 inline hold baggage screening (HBS) machines. Eight HI-SCAN 10080 XCT units will be delivered to the airport, in addition to 30 image analysis

  • DFW advances in carbon accreditation programme

    Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) has become the first airport in North America to achieve carbon neutral status, one of only 23 airports worldwide to achieve the milestone distinction in the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. DFW was upgraded to Level 3+ Neutrality, which is the highest

  • FABEC focuses on sharing AIM data

    The air navigation service provider (ANSP) members of Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC) have agreed to set up mandatory information areas (MIAs) for their aeronautical information management (AIM) units, in order to formalise bilateral and multilateral working arrangements. "The

Airports Airports

  • Mactan Cebu stays on target for 2018 opening

    The USD389 million, 797 ha Terminal 2 (T2) at Mactan Cebu International Airport is on course to begin operations in June 2018, senior officials confirmed to IHS Jane's during the GAD Asia conference in New Delhi on 14-16 September 2016. T2 is the first public-private partnership (PPP) airport


  • Comsoft Solutions upgrades flight plan processing

    Comsoft Solutions is to install its first automated Initial Flight Plan Processing System (IFPS) in Qatar by the end of 2016. The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority already uses Comsoft Solutions's AIXM 5.1 database management system, known as CADAS-AIMDB. It is now adding the CADAS-ATS flight planning

Equipment Equipment

  • China favours domestic suppliers to equip regionals

    Key Points Chinese companies, supported by government subsidies, eye significant opportunities in the growing domestic regional airport market Regional airports in China will have more autonomy than major hubs in deciding which types of equipment to buy, including ATM systems Alongside the 50 new

Security Security

  • Canada orders more EDSs

    The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is to receive 10 more explosives detection systems (EDSs) from L-3 Security & Detection Systems (L-3 SDS). CATSA first ordered eXaminer XLB in 2014 under a USD60 million contract. L-3 SDS recently received two follow-on orders for its