• CAAB ploughs on with Dhaka overhaul and eyes potential new hub development

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) is looking to build a new international hub even as it continues to overhaul existing infrastructure in the near term, a senior official has told Jane's . Higher passenger and cargo demand, allied to tougher security requirements, mean that new

  • Evolving technologies herald significant change in power generation and the passenger experience

    Improvements in design and technology, aided by a greater appreciation of travel psychology, will enable the air transport industry to offer an improved end-to-end passenger experience, according to speakers at a conference held by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) in London on 24 April.

  • US donates security equipment to Lebanon

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in the US Department of State has donated USD650,000 worth of security screening equipment for Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon. The equipment includes one mobile x-ray screener for vehicles; six handheld

  • EIB and EBRD lend to Fraport Greece consortium

    A total of 14 regional airports in Greece are to benefit from nearly EUR470 million in loans from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD). The 14 airports are run by Fraport Greece, a joint venture between German operator Fraport and

  • Exruptive targets EDSCB certification

    Danish firm Exruptive is set to submit its proprietary trolley-based X-ray scanning system for certification tests. The company aims to meet the new ECAC EDSCB C3 standard, which would allow passengers to send their cabin baggage through the checkpoint on a trolley, without having to divest

  • Japan plans widespread video surveillance upgrade

    The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport ,and Tourism intends to order new video surveillance cameras for installation at 15 state-run airports, as part of new security measures for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. The timescale for issuing a tender has not yet been


  • Freight pulls its weight

    Perishables, pharmaceuticals, and small parcels play an increasingly important role in air cargo - and major freight airports are taking note. Joe Bates and Neelam Mathews report
  • Remote towers come of age

    The latest programmes signal progress in the remote tower market, as the technology continues to evolve. Jenny Beechener reports

Airports Airports

  • Munich T2 satellite enjoys its first birthday

    About nine million passengers from more than 74,000 flights used the Terminal 2 (T2) satellite facility at Munich Airport in its first year, operator FMG stated on 25 April 2017. Some 20% of passengers using the T2 satellite were on intercontinental journeys. The 125,800 m 2 satellite terminal,


  • Geofencing goes into battle against runway incursions

    Systems are making strides on both sides of the Atlantic A prototype Digital Runway Incursion Warning System (DRIWS) from Saab company Combitech is being trialled at UmeƄ Airport in Sweden. "We're now in the verification test phase, awaiting approval from the Swedish flight safety

Equipment Equipment

  • Cavotec brings 2500+ to the Sunshine State

    Cavotec has secured its first US customers for the 2500+ solid-state 400 Hz frequency converter, after receiving orders from Miami and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood international airports. The 2500+ is capable of operating with multiple aircraft types. Notable features include the Skyway Interface and

Security Security

  • Poland points the finger at Russian ATC for 2010 Smolensk crash

    The Kremlin has rejected an accusation from Polish prosecutors that Russian air traffic controllers were to blame for the 10 April 2010 air crash near Smolensk which killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other senior Polish politicians. On 3 April 2017, Polish Deputy Prosecutor General Marek