• Flat panel body scanner seeks out anomalous objects

    Rohde & Schwarz has developed a millimetre-wave body scanner for checkpoint security or staff access control at airports. The QPS100 system is being trialled at multiple undisclosed airports in Europe. According to Rohde & Schwarz, the scanner can process up to 400 persons per hour. The

  • IATA forecast underlines Asian influence

    Airlines and airports will handle 7.3 billion passengers by 2034, with China supplanting the United States as the largest market by 2030, according to the first 20-year forecast from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Demand is predicted to grow at an average rate of 4.1% between

  • India selects five sites for A-SMGCS

    Saab has been selected by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to deploy its Advanced - Surface Movement Guidance & Control System (A-SMGCS) at five airports. The product is expected to save costs and significantly improve situational awareness, runway safety, and capacity. A3000 A-SMGCS plus

  • Operators learn from dAIR

    The Decarbonised Airport Regions (dAIR) project, which spent three years exploring ways to reduce CO 2 emissions at airports, concluded on 13 October with a final meeting in Brussels. Members of the EUR5 million (USD6.6 million) programme - mainly local government organisations, regional planners,

  • Barco disposes of defence and aerospace products

    Esterline Corporation is on track to complete its acquisition of Barco NV's aerospace display technology businesses in the first quarter of 2015. The deal, worth about USD200 million, was announced in September and includes Barco's range of air traffice control (ATC) displays. Manufactured at

  • Vanderbilt to acquire Siemens' Security Products

    Germany's Siemens announced on 20 October that it had entered into an agreement to sell its Security Products business to US-based Vanderbilt Industries. Details of the deal were not disclosed, with the sale expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2015. Siemens' Security Products division

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  • Schiphol opens U-Platform

    Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has formally opened a new airside extension. The Uniform Platform (U-Platform) adds five new parking stands, which can be reconfigured in the future to accommodate a central deicing facility. Groundwork included shifting a 20 m-wide watercourse. Approximately 135,300 m 3


  • Evans equips Oakland tower

    Evans Consoles continues to supply control tower consoles to FAA facilities under an indefinite-quantity contract awarded in September 2011. The company has installed its modular slatwall tower consoles at Chicago (O'Hare and Midway), Omaha, Oakland, Rochester and, most recently, Fort Lauderdale

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  • FBOs and handling agents adapt to changing business jet market

    Greater movements by larger corporate jets is the dominant trend in the business jet market After six years of stagnation, the global business jet market is showing signs of a strong comeback. Deliveries plummeted from 1,377 in 2008 to 695 in 2011 but the predicted total for 2014 is up to 871,

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