• China aids Djibouti

    New airports are under construction in Djibouti with financial assistance from China. President Ismail Omar Guelleh announced plans in January 2015 for the construction of a USD599 million international airport in Ali-Sabieh, 25 km south of the capital, to replace the existing congested

  • Cognitec enhances FaceVACS

    Cognitec has created new matching algorithms for its FaceVACS technology, paving the way for advanced facial recognition applications on mobile devices. The new release also incorporates an upgraded algorithm for age estimation and gender detection, the Germany-based biometric technology company

  • European ground-handling alliance expands

    Two new members have joined European ground-handling alliance ground.net: Sweden-based Aviator and GH Italia of Italy. They join founder members AeroGround Flughafen München (Germany), Goldair Handling (Greece), and AAS Airline Assistance (Switzerland). Established in 2013, ground.net is

  • LAX proceeds with midfield satellite

    Plans for an 11-gate Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) have moved into the design stage (Phase 1), IHS Jane's has learned. The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BAC) previously awarded a USD961.2 million design-build contract to Turner/PCL, a

  • Free route airspace extends in northern Europe

    Seamless free route airspace has been implemented above Flight Level 285 across North European Functional Airspace Block (NEFAB) member countries Estonia, Finland, Latvia, and Norway. The new NEFAB free route airspace volumes will be connected with the Danish-Swedish FAB "using common flight

  • UK continues wind farm mitigation effort

    Muirhall Energy has selected NATS Engineering Services for turbine mitigation services. NATS is supplying a new Terma SCANTER 4002 radar system for Edinburgh Airport, in order to mitigate the impact of the new 15-turbine Tormywheel Wind Farm. The radar is scheduled to enter service in January

Airports Airports

  • Ethiopia pursues mega-hub strategy

    Key Points Ethiopia plans to construct a mega-airport at Addis Ababa with annual capacity for more than 120 million passengers, indicating a continuing government policy to corral political support around major infrastructure investments At an estimated cost of USD4 billion, this would be


  • Lahore selects Safegate solution

    Safegate is responsible for a performance-based airfield modernisation project at Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport that aims to deliver a fivefold increase in capacity during low-visibility operations. In an unusual contract award, prime contractor Safegate will deliver the additional

Equipment Equipment

  • Advanced PBB-Interface offers a smoother connection

    Equipment developer Hübner has worked with Munich Airport to develop an advanced system that connects boarding bridges and aircraft fuselages. Jean-Philippe Schäfer, commercial director at Hübner, explained that the patented Passenger Boarding Bridge Interface (PBB-Interface)

Security Security

  • Sovereignty stays sacrosanct in US pre-clearance, says Spain

    The Spanish government has insisted that any pre-clearance border post set up by the United States at Madrid Barajas must not affect the country's sovereignty. US Customs and Border Protection Service (CBP) acknowledged that it is looking at carrying out "advance inspection of passengers"