• Car parks use solar power for access control

    Italy-based O&O has developed a solar-powered access control barrier for car parks. The Up & Down Barriers can be used at airports where a mains supply is not readily available, and could help airports to meet environmental targets. Providing power is often the most expensive part of

  • Hong Kong reports healthy 2014-15 performance

    Hong Kong International Airport broke its annual passenger traffic record in fiscal year 2014-15 and remained the world's busiest cargo airport for the fifth year in a row, according to the 2014-15 annual report from Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK). Passenger volume totalled 64.7 million for the

  • LAWA confirms new executive director

    Deborah Ale Flint has been confirmed as the new executive director of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). She succeeds Gina Marie Lindsey, who tendered her resignation in February 2015. Flint leaves her post as director of aviation for the Port of Oakland to join LAWA, which operates Los Angeles

  • UK expansion: the battle continues

    Key Points Airports Commission report has failed to resolve the UK aviation capacity problem Heathrow Hub, Gatwick, and Thames Hub supporters will continue to press their case Key participants in the UK airport expansion debate have reacted to the 1 July report from the Airports Commission, which

  • Germany in trouble over security monitoring

    The European Commission has referred Germany to the European Court of Justice for failing to regularly monitor all aviation security measures at some German airports, as required by EU legislation. Inspections by the Commission showed that Germany does not comply with the minimum frequency and the

  • Hochtief JV to expand Riyadh

    A joint venture (JV) led by Hochtief has won a EUR1.3 billion (USD1.44 billion) contract to expand King Khaled International Airport (KKIA) in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) agreed the deal on 30 June. Hochtief is the technical and commercial lead partner

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  • MH370 search paused as GO Phoenix heads home

    The Malaysian-contracted GO Phoenix has completed its contract as part of the underwater search fleet for the missing MH370 passenger jet. According to the 24 June weekly update from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) charged with co-ordinating the search mission, the GO Phoenix left the


  • Europe updates volcanic ash safety advice

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has updated safety information for airlines operating flights in airspace contaminated by volcanic ash. The latest Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) builds on guidance released in August 2014. The new SIB recommends that aircraft should avoid operating in

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  • EASA task force poised to issue Germanwings report

    Key Points EASA task force investigates whether two crew should stay in cockpit at all times Human factors, especially the mental health of pilots, are "increasingly important", says EC head of aviation safety A European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) task force will finalise its report