• Danish Customs to use CT scanner at Copenhagen

    The Danish Ministry of Taxation (SKAT) has ordered a computed tomography (CT) x-ray scanner from NORAD A/S for DKK5.37 million (USD780,000). SKAT will operate the dual-view (2-D and 3-D) scanner in Terminal 3 at Copenhagen Airport, to scan for concealed items such as narcotics. The contract

  • EU air traffic rises in all member states, says Eurostat

    Following months of data collection, European Union (EU) statistical agency Eurostat has released comprehensive EU-wide air passenger figures for 2015, revealing increases in traffic in all 28 EU member states. Overall, 918.3 million passenger flights were undertaken in the EU in 2015, up 4.7% on

  • HSBC to conduct financial study for Hong Kong

    Following a competitive tender, Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has appointed HSBC as the financial consultant on a detailed funding plan for the Three Runway System (3RS) project at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The estimated construction cost of 3RS is HKD141.5 billion (USD18.2

  • Polish airbases to receive AWOS

    The Polish military has awarded Warsaw-based QUMAK a PLZ17.22 million (USD4.1 million) contract for Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) units. QUMAK was selected ahead of five other bids to design, supply, install, and commission at least one AWOS at each of the following Polish Air Force

  • Systems Interface replaces voice comms for BAE Warton

    Frequentis Group company Systems Interface will supply, install, and commission a new voice communication system for BAE Systems at its Warton flight test site in the United Kingdom. A 13-position Frequentis 3020X will replace the existing Frequentis 3020S in the air traffic control tower. Systems

  • Aebi Schmidt aids Rome

    Italian operator Aeroporti di Roma (AdR) has ordered two runway sweepers from Aebi Schmidt for a total of EUR820,000 (USD881,205). The vehicles will be deployed at Fiumicino Airport. Aebi Schmidt will also provide support and maintenance services. AdR required sweepers capable of covering at least

Airports Airports

  • Chinchero construction set to begin in January

    Work is about to start on building Chinchero Airport in Peru, to cater for tourists visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Machu Picchu. The project is funded by the Kuntur Wasi consortium, which was granted a concession by the government in 2014. The consortium includes Andino Investment


  • Germany and France help Belgian continuity

    The air navigation service providers (ANSPs) for Germany and France have agreed to provide business continuity support for their counterparts in Belgium. All three ANSPs - DFS, DSNA, and Belgocontrol - are partners in Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC). The emphasis in the agreement

Equipment Equipment

  • Superdragon enters service at Stuttgart

    Stuttgart International Airport has put into use the first Magirus Superdragon X8 in Germany, as part of its 24-vehicle aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) fleet. The 52-tonne Superdragon X8 with 8x8 powertrain was built on a four-axle Iveco IM52X8 chassis with a 5,050 mm wheelbase. It includes

Security Security

  • Qognify extends VMS at Hefei

    Hefei Xinqiao International Airport is extending use of its video management system (VMS) as it expands to double its annual passenger volume by 2020. The VMS from NICE Systems (now Qognify) entered service at the Chinese airport in 2010 as an advanced Internet Protocol- (IP-) based video