• OCEM aids Douala upgrade

    Italy-based OCEM Airfield Technology has begun implementing airfield lighting equipment at Douala International Airport in Cameroon. Douala is the main international aviation gateway in Cameroon and one of the busiest airports in West Africa. As part of a major infrastructure upgrade, OCEM is

  • Uganda adds to Entebbe upgrade

    The Ugandan government has launched a USD12.74 million project to expand check-in facilities at Entebbe International Airport. This supplements a USD200 million terminal development programme, announced in August 2015 by President Yoweri Museveni, to include more passenger boarding bridges and a

  • Aena profits surge in Q1

    Aena Aeropuertos reported a 140% year-on-year surge in profits to EUR29.2 million (USD 31 million) in the first quarter of 2016. The operator of 46 Spanish airports attributed this increase to a 14.4% increase in passenger volume compared to the first quarter of 2015, 26.4% higher commercial

  • Banjul upgrade approaches completion

    The USD32 million second phase of development at Banjul International Airport in Gambia is almost completed. The overall project began in 2012 and the second phase has lasted 18 months, with a focus on modernising and standardising facilities. This included renovation and expansion of the parking

  • Colombia modernises Tame and Arauca

    The Colombian government has announced the completion of upgrade projects at two airports. Work costing USD2 million was undertaken by the RYGP Arauca consortium at Santiago Pérez Quiroz Airport. This included maintenance of the runway, apron and taxiways. Colombian vice-president Germán

  • Honduran exporters eye opportunities at Palmerola

    The new airport under construction in Honduras will include international-standard air cargo facilities, according to local trade officials. Palmerola International Airport is being built by Spanish company EMCO as part of an operating concession to convert a former military base. Jorge Romero,

Airports Airports

  • Concern mounts over UK closures

    The UK aviation sector may come to regret focusing on hub development at the expense of regional airports and general aviation facilities A battle is raging over the future of Manston Airport in the southeast of the UK. Commercial flights from the airport stopped in 2014 as the owners want to shut


  • EPN seeks to exploit full potential of European training regulation

    EU Regulation 2015/340 offers opportunities to training providers, but further clarification is needed Entry Point North (EPN) on 26 February 2016 obtained certification to conduct air traffic controller training in Sweden in line with EU Regulation 2015/340, which lays down technical requirements

Equipment Equipment

  • LAWA unleashes its Panthers in emergency drill

    The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) hosted an emergency response drill on 13 April 2016. The 2016 LAX Air Exercise (AirEx) simulated a major aircraft accident, as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at least once every three years. The two-hour unrehearsed exercise

Security Security

  • Cobalt eyes military applications for SORS

    Cobalt Light Systems has adapted its Insight bottled liquid scanner (BLS) technology to develop a handheld chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high yield explosives (CBRNE) detection system for the military, customs, and law enforcement agencies. The Resolve detector was launched in