• Aireon explores sub-Saharan Africa and passes Irish milestone

    The Aireon joint venture and Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS), the air navigation service provider (ANSP) for South Africa, are to work together on commercialising space-based ADS-B data across the 15 countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). ATNS CEO Thabani

  • German partners investigate GBAS approaches for noise mitigation

    Lufthansa, DFS, and Fraport on 26 May began tests of curved satellite-based Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) approaches for aircraft noise mitigation at Frankfurt Airport. The partners are conducting a series of RNP to xLS trial flights until 31 August under the SESAR programme to ascertain

  • UK export credit agency to assist Al Maktoum expansion

    Financing to develop Al Maktoum International Airport (AMIA) in Dubai have received a boost from UK Export Finance (UKEF). Ali Sherwani, the outgoing regional head for MENA, Central Asia and Asia in the UK export credit agency's International Business Development Division, said WS Atkins and Mott

  • Mumbai leans towards lidar

    A decision is expected soon to deploy a WindTracer lidar system at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, IHS Jane's has learned. WindTracer manufacturer Lockheed Martin has been in "discussions with the Airports Authority of India and Indian Meterological Department [IMD] for a

  • Polimeks chooses security supplier for Ashgabat

    The new Ashgabat International Airport in Turkmenistan is to include a "comprehensive range" of advanced security equipment from Smiths Detection, the company announced on 10 May 2016 during the Airport Show in Dubai. Turkey-based Polimeks Construction, which is overseeing the project,

  • Bitcoin-style passenger processing attracts interest

    SITA Lab has begun to research the application of blockchain technology with its Smart Path solution for secure single-token, self-service passenger processing, and is working with startup ShoCard on an initial demonstration platform. If blockchain-enabled Smart Path gains traction, a simple

Airports Airports

  • Munich puts more napcabs into use

    Germany-based napcabs has installed two more of its eponymous premium sleeping cabins in Munich Airport. The napcabs are in the departure area in the Terminal 2 (T2) satellite building, which opened for business in April 2016. The napcabs concept was launched in Munich in 2008, and Berlin Tegel


Equipment Equipment

  • Gatwick sets the pace for self-bag drop

    Gatwick Airport in the United Kingdom has put into operation a GBP36 million (USD52.7 million) self-bag drop (SBD) zone - the largest of its kind in the world. A total of 48 SBD units are in use at Gatwick. They allow passengers who previously checked in online to take their bags straight to a

Security Security

  • Automated system sniffs out explosive traces

    Israel-based TraceTech Security claims to have developed breakthrough automated sampling technology to assist in explosives trace detection (ETD), as an alternative to manual swabbing. The patented system extracts air samples from baggage, cargo, or other inspected items, without the need to open