• Update: India enlists Brazilian expertise for ATFM

    The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has awarded Embraer Group company Atech the contract to supply its SkyFlow air traffic flow management (ATFM) system. The contract is worth around USD18.5 million, and was awarded after a competitive tender. Atech will supply SkyFlow in partnership with German

  • Aena H1 statistics reveal upward trend

    Passenger traffic at the 48 Spanish airports operated by Aena Aeropuertos increased by 4.2% in the first half of 2014 to 88.4 million, following a 5% decrease in 2012 and a 5.9% drop in the first half of 2013. If the trend continues, the Aena network will end 2014 above the 200 million passenger

  • Vanderlande claims "breakthrough" year

    Vanderlande Industries posted net turnover of EUR790 million (USD1.063 billion) for fiscal year 2014, driven partly by a 26% increase in orders. Pre-tax profits increased by 49% year-on-year. Vanderlande's order book is now worth more than EUR1 billion euros, prompting CEO Govert Hamers to claim:

  • MV3D passes European certification

    The MV3D hold baggage screening system from L-3 Security & Detection Systems has been certified to the Standard 3 performance level under European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Common Evaluation Process (CEP). The MV3D can process up to 1,800 bags per hour at 0.5 m/sec. It incorporates a

  • Atg expands order book

    UK airfield lighting manufacturer atg airports reports an order from Cuxhave/Nordholz Airport in Germany for its Clearway LED taxiway guidance signs, and a contract to upgrade the airfield lighting control system at St Mary's Airport on the Isles of Scilly in the United Kingdom, where atg is

  • Canada continues ILS upgrade

    Indra Navia is to supply 15 NORMARC 7000B units to Nav Canada by 2017 at the latest, as part of the Canadian air navigation service provider's nationwide Instrument Landing System (ILS) replacement programme. Once the programme is completed the NORMARC will become the standard ILS in Canada. More


  • IHS Jane's Airport Review 25th anniversary supplement

    Back in 1989 the airline and ATC sectors were unrecognisable from the more liberalised industries we see today - and the airport experienced has changed too. This special 25th anniversary supplement lets you re-live a few of the key aviation changes the world has experienced over the past two decades. Enjoy!

Airports Airports

  • Heathrow targets CDM improvements with Met Office support

    A team of meteorologists is to be permanently based at Heathrow Airport, as the UK hub seeks to improve collaborative decision-making (CDM) operations. The five-year deal between the Met Office and Heathrow is the first in the UK for integrating meteorologists in a civil airport environment in an


  • Southampton adopts handheld laser for bird control

    Southampton Airport in the UK is using handheld lasers for bird strike prevention, after ordering the Aerolaser from Netherlands-based Bird Control Group. Aerolaser distracts birds from the runway area by shining a beam simulating a threat. It has a maximum range of 2,500 m and is optimised for use

Equipment Equipment

  • BA picks Citans

    Rygor has supplied the British Airways (BA) Ramp Operations team at Heathrow with 28 long-bodied Mercedes-Benz Citan Traveliner 112 vehicles. A further 18 Citans have been delivered to BA Engineering at Heathrow, and 11 more will be delivered in the coming weeks to BA World Cargo Operations. The

Security Security

  • FAA lifts suspension on Israel flights

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 24 July announced that US airlines may resume flights to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport. Following consultation with US security officials, the FAA concluded that "significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is