• Changi set to use advanced SMR

    Singapore's Changi Airport is poised to put a new surface movement radar (SMR) into service after Terma completed site acceptance tests on the first of two SCANTER 5602 systems, in collaboration with Saab. SCANTER 5602 includes the Aerodrome Traffic Awareness tracker. As installed at Changi, this

  • Cleveland continues video surveillance trial

    Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in the United States is continuing live trials of video surveillance software that detects and alerts when passengers go the wrong way through security exit channels. The software, developed by Northeastern University and tested in a laboratory environment

  • DAID moves into action

    Saab Grintek Defence of South Africa has completed delivery and installation of a bespoke Distributed Airport Information System (DAID) in Namibia. DAID allows a central air traffic control room to monitor the functioning of systems at remote, unmanned airfields; remotely switch some airfield

  • Academia steps up for UAS integration

    A team led by the University of Mississippi has been picked by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as the Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (COE UAS). About USD10 million of funding is split evenly between the FAA and COE UAS team members. Research is scheduled to begin by

  • Etihad adds BagJourney

    Etihad Airways will use the recently developed BagJourney service from SITA to improve the accuracy of baggage tracking. Robert Webb, chief information and technology officer for the Abu Dhabi-based carrier, said BagJourney will enable full visibility of the baggage process, "which helps

  • Pittsburgh stands at EASE

    Pittsburgh International is the latest airport in the United States to use the Extended Airline System Environment (EASE) system, after the Allegheny County Airport Authority ordered the virtualised shared-use passenger processing platform from AirIT. EASE is operational at 37 airports in North

Airports Airports

  • MAG aims to turn its American dream into reality

    Manchester Airports Group (MAG) of the United Kingdom is establishing a subsidiary to focus on the North American market. The intent behind MAG US is to co-operate with North American airport authorities on developing terminal and retail areas, passenger lounges, and car parking facilities.


  • Toulouse trial highlights low-noise rotorcraft IFR approaches

    Airbus Helicopters has successfully demonstrated low-noise helicopter IFR approaches at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport. An H175 helicopter used Localiser Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) approach procedures, supported by EGNOS, at the same time as scheduled airline departures and arrivals. The

Equipment Equipment

  • Abu Dhabi picks SITA solutions

    SITA is supplying the IT backbone for the new Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The company is also providing its Airport iValidate system for two terminals at the airport. Under a five-year contract for the MTB, worth an undisclosed sum and announced on 12 May,

Security Security

  • Dulles reflects on haphazard reaction to Ebola

    A lack of clear guidance from medical authorities meant that officials at Washington Dulles International had to improvise a response The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has caused an estimated 11,000 fatalities by mid-May 2015, required fire and rescue personnel at Washington Dulles