• ZEPHIR breezes into South Korea and Spain

    ADELTE is designing, manufacturing, and delivering ZEPHIR ground-based pre-conditioned air (PCA) systems to Incheon International Airport in South Korea and Palma de Mallorca Airport in Spain. A total of 42 units will be installed at Incheon and 20 at Palma de Mallorca. ADELTE launched a new

  • NEXCOM Segment 2 radios make their debut

    The first General Dynamics (GD) Mission Systems CM300/350 V2 radios have entered service in the United States, under the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Next Generation Air-ground Communications (NEXCOM) Segment 2 modernisation programme. The launch deployment was made at Floyd W Jones

  • San Francisco strengthens perimeter security

    Perimeter protection enhancements are continuing at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), according to airport director John Martin. The airport has reported 37 incidents since 2004, of which 16 involved homeless or mentally impaired individuals, all of whom were successfully contained. Only

  • Sluggish China hits Schiphol freight

    A slowdown in the Chinese economy is hitting air freight volumes, according to the latest cargo traffic report from Amsterdam Schiphol. European tonnage also dropped at Schiphol compared with the first quarter of 2014 (Q1 2014), due partly to lower transhipments to China. Air cargo volume at

  • Avlite brings new REIL to market

    Avlite has launched a new solar-powered LED Runway End Identification Light (REIL) to provide rapid and positive identification of the approach end of a runway. The REIL complies with FAA and ICAO airfield lighting regulations. It comprises two unidirectional simultaneous flashing lights on either

  • Joint ADS-B Out offering could benefit US business aviation

    Rockwell Collins and Universal Avionics are offering an affordable, integrated ADS-B Out system to the business aviation sector. Operators can add the Rockwell Collins TDR-94(D) Mode S Transponder to a Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management System (FMS) installation to meet the ADS-B Out mandate

Airports Airports

  • Italy sees light at the end of the tunnel

    The long-awaited National Plan on Airports is due to be approved After 25 years of discussion and debate, the Italian government may be about to agree to a National Plan on Airports that will spell out how and which airports will receive public funding for future infrastructure projects. The


  • Remote tower handles its first flight

    Key Points Sweden breaks new ground with official launch of Remote Tower Services (RTS) RTS partners Saab and LFV are already working on enhancements Örnsköldsvik in Sweden became the first airport in the world to operate with a remote tower, when a Saab 2000 turboprop touched down on

Equipment Equipment

  • Crisplant addresses demand for self-bag drop

    The MyCheck self-bag drop system from Crisplant, launched in March at Passenger Terminal Expo in Paris, can be configured to operate either as a single-step or two-step process. Sales director Christoph Oftring explained that, in the single-step configuration, it is assumed that passengers have

Security Security

  • Devices trim TSA waiting times

    Airports in the United States adopt different types of device to help travellers move through security checkpoints A video analytics-based system has been used at Washington Dulles International Airport since mid-2012, telling passengers how long they can expect to wait at Transportation Security