• FAA approves in-truck fluid manufacturing for Vestergaard

    The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given the green light to Vestergaard Company for in-truck manufacturing (ITM) of Type I deicing fluids. United Airlines partnered with Vestergaard at Chicago O'Hare to test the in-truck blending technology on two of their Elephant Beta deicers during

  • IATA and SITA outline financial benefits of full bag tracking

    Airlines could save up to USD3 billion worldwide in the next seven years if they implement real-time baggage tracking, according to SITA and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). In particular, adoption of radio frequency identification (RFID) could cut mishandling costs by 25% by

  • New CEF funding call includes SESAR deployment technologies

    A budget of EUR400 million (USD436.3 million) for SESAR deployment is included in the third call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), launched by the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) on 13 October 2016. Some 80% of the SESAR funding is dedicated to implementation

  • Istanbul mega-hub to feature advanced avian radar

    Wildlife management at Istanbul New Airport in Turkey will include a 3D Total Coverage avian radar system from Accipter Radar Technologies, the Canadian company announced on 26 October 2016. Accipter was awarded a contract to supply its patented technology by IGA Havalimani Isletmesi, developer and

  • JBT builds bridges at Little Rock

    Construction has begun at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, Arkansas, on a USD20.6 million concourse renovation. It includes replacement of five of out of the 12 passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) at the airport. They will be supplied by JBT AeroTech. All seating in holding

  • Orion spreads out in Spain

    Spanish air navigation service provider Enaire is upgrading air-to-ground communications transmitters in its five control centres and 22 towers, as well as transmitters between ground stations, to enable expansion of its Orion programme. First introduced in 2014 in the Balearic Islands and eastern

Airports Airports

  • ICAO makes a diverse case for big data

    Big data in the world of commerce can have a mercenary aspect, giving companies detailed information about potential customers, to target them with offers to increase revenue - but this does not tell the whole story. In civil aviation, big data can also improve safety, efficiency and reduce carbon


  • Metron expands flow management portfolio

    Metron unveiled the latest evolution of its Harmony air traffic flow management (ATFM) product at the ATCA 61st Annual Convention in Washington, DC, on 17-19 October 2016. Harmony Horizon provides pre-tactical demand prediction for air navigation service providers (ANSPs). "There is a

Equipment Equipment

  • Snow compactor offers more efficient clearance

    The Snowcuber snow compressor from SNOCOM is ready for the airport market after more than four years of development and tests, according to its inventor Henk Arntz. Snowcuber was developed with assistance from Schiphol via its Mainport Innovation Fund (more investors have been added, such as PPM

Security Security

  • DoD enlists Trex for FOD mission

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) has acquired technology to detect foreign object debris (FOD) at military airbases. A total of 10 truck-mounted FOD Finder XM-M mobile units are being delivered to US Navy and US Marine Corps bases on the east and west coasts, manufacturer Trex Aviation Systems