• Facial recognition progresses

    Maturing technology means that facial recognition can be an effective tool for passenger screening and staff access control Facial recognition technology is being increasingly used at airports for an improved passenger experience and simplified workload for screening staff, as the industry moves

  • Narita applies 2020 vision

    The 2020 Olympics will lead to a surge in traffic, but Narita must also adapt in the shorter term Given its status as the main international airport in Japan, Tokyo Narita appears to punch beneath its weight. In 2015, the airport handled 37.33 million passengers, including 5.03 million transit

  • ENAV launches IPO

    Italian air navigation service provider ENAV completed its initial public offering (IPO) on 25 July on the Mercato Telematico Azionario, the division of the Italian stock exchange for medium-sized and large companies. Trading began on 26 July. The market capitalisation of ENAV is about EUR1.79

  • NATS to aid Japan

    UK air navigation service provider NATS has signed a bilateral deal with its Japanese counterpart. The agreement with Japan Air Navigation Service (JANS) will enable "a joint approach to air traffic management in Japanese airspace above the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games", NATS stated.

  • Ultra changes its stance

    Ultra Electronics Airport Systems is shifting its focus from selling standalone products and services to customers to offering complete data packages, a senior executive has told IHS Jane's . The company had previously offered products like baggage reconciliation systems, common-use terminals, and

  • Spain gains from shift in tourism

    Passenger traffic across Spanish airports rose by 11.7% to 103.9 million in the six months to June 2016, compared with the same period in 2015. The boost came as more European travellers opted for the safer holiday option of Spain, given the security problems afflicting rival destinations in North

Airports Airports

  • O'Hare to expand T5

    The City of Chicago will work with airline partners on expanding Terminal 5 (T5) at O'Hare International Airport, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on 15 July 2016. A maximum of nine gates will be added to T5 by 2019, bringing the total to 34. The USD300 million project will be funded by passenger


  • Remote towers raise their profile at Farnborough

    Saab displayed its digital aerodrome capability at the Farnborough International Airshow on 11-17 July 2016, mounted on a mobile platform in the middle of the show ground. The Farnborough airfield was viewed remotely from the tower suite located in the Saab exhibition area, using high-definition

Equipment Equipment

  • UK pulls COSAW

    Passenger processing technology developer COSAW Advanced Airport Services announced during the Farnborough International Airshow that it will transfer operations from Spain to the United Kingdom, with plans to establish a head office and manufacturing base in the country. The COSAW Hand Luggage

Security Security

  • Global Entry to include India

    The governments of India and the United States have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to extend the Global Entry programme to cover Indian professionals, business travellers, students, and exchange visitors. The aim is to complete the process by September 2016. Run by Customs and Border