• 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

  • US trials wearables but scepticism persists

    Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at airports of the United States are gaining wider access to wearable technology. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) awarded FLIR Systems a USD24 million

  • XMAN optimises flow of arrivals

    Cross-border arrivals management for Heathrow Airport is now fully operational at the Eurocontrol Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre. The Heathrow Extended Arrival Management (XMAN) project optimises inbound traffic flows from the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC) and the

  • APC kiosks receive added facial-recognition capability

    Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosk manufacturers are upgrading their systems with facial-recognition capabilities. Under APC Phase 4.0, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in June 2015 updated the requirements for APC kiosks to include facial-recognition capabilities. Phase 3.0 kiosks only

  • Indonesia to spend big in 2016

    The Indonesian government is to spend USD1 billion in 2016 on transport infrastructure, including airport runways, terminals, and air navigation systems. This is the largest allocation in a single year, Minister of Transportation Ignasius Jonan told delegates at the Asia Pacific Airlines

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"