• Geneva to receive SMR

    Swiss air navigation service provider Skyguide has ordered a surface movement radar (SMR) for Geneva Airport from Spanish group Indra. Incorporating a continuous-wave system that helps reduce maintenance costs and energy consumption while offering high resolution images, the SMR was selected after

  • Europe proposes common standards for RPAS

    Key Points Plans envisage competitive market for civil-use RPAS Standards address safety, privacy, security, and insurance issues The European Commission (EC) released plans in early April 2014 to introduce standards to regulate operations of civil remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). The

  • Four Winds introduces dynamic panels

    Four Winds Interactive (FWI) has developed visual and digital communications software for a dynamic display panel that enables targeted advertising. The display is linked to a camera, which makes use of proprietary software to estimate the age and gender of each passer-by, slotting them into broad,

  • Palm Beach hosts first live test for new ARFF training aid

    Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) in Florida broke new ground on 2 April when it conducted a full-scale emergency response exercise using an inflatable mockup fuselage. The aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) exercise, held every three years in accordance with Federal Aviation

  • RESA extends Paxtrack

    RESA introduced a new module of its Paxtrack passenger tracking system at Passenger Terminal Expo in March 2014. Pax Video Flow, which is not yet commercially available, uses video cameras to monitor passenger movements in and out of specific areas. The RESA system takes into account the side from

  • Europe takes stock of dAIR

    Innovative thinking is essential if the European aviation community is to hit its environmental targets, according to speakers at a recent conference in Brussels. The 'Getting dAIR' conference in March 2014 discussed progress made by the Decarbonated Airport Regions (dAIR) programme, which is

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  • Canberra picks Badgerys Creek

    Key Points Second airport serving Sydney is envisaged on a site 50 km west of the city centre The airport would enter service in 2024; the existing Sydney Airport is expected to cope with rising demand until 2033 The Australian government confirmed on 15 April that Badgerys Creek is the preferred

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  • Micro Nav unveils ADAS

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    UK simulation specialist Micro Nav has unveiled a new three-dimensional (3-D) display system. The company developed an Automatic Display Alignment system (ADAS) that is an integrated part of its 3-D tower simulator that is used to train controllers worldwide. The ADAS enables users to perform the

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  • Automatic for the people: kiosks improve passenger processing

    Automated passport control kiosks are now in use at many airports in North America Biometric technology has long held potential for security and passenger facilitation, especially at busy international airports. Biometric-based recognition could improve passenger identification while accelerating

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  • Automatic for the people: kiosks improve passenger processing

    Automated passport control kiosks are now in use at many airports in North America Biometric technology has long held potential for security and passenger facilitation, especially at busy international airports. Biometric-based recognition could improve passenger identification while accelerating
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