• Australia to scan departing travellers with self-service gates

    Australian airports are receiving a total of 92 self-service smart gates with facial recognition technology to scan departing travellers. Portugal-based Vision-Box was awarded an AUD18 million (USD14 million) deal from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, with a scheduled

  • Sierra Nevada Corporation acquires new unmanned capabilities

    US aerospace and defence equipment manufacturing firm Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced on 23 April that it had acquired Kutta Technologies. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. Arizona-based Kutta develops a range of systems used in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including

  • 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

  • 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

  • Interesting times: aviation and the UK General Election

    As the UK prepares for a general election on 7 May, we are none the wiser on where the main parties stand on the biggest aviation issue: whether Heathrow or Gatwick will be given the green light to build a new runway. The Conservative-led coalition government in 2012 farmed this decision out to an

  • 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

Airports Airports

  • Energy-regulating software promises cost savings

    Energy management control systems could deliver significant cost savings for European airports, as new regulations are about to come into force. An optimisation system called Climotion from Bosch regulates the flow of air conditioning, heating, or ventilation within buildings. According to Business

ATC ATC

  • Remote tower handles its first flight

    ATC
    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

  • Cognitec launches facial recognition camera

    Cognitec presented its new FaceVACS-VideoScan C5 facial recognition and tracking video camera at Counter Terrorism Expo in London on 21-22 April. Although other companies have similar products, Cognitec's is unique, according to marketing manager Elke Oberg, because the camera detects faces, crops
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