• Auckland picks design consortium for integrated terminal

    Mott MacDonald has been selected to lead a design consortium for the combined domestic and international terminal at Auckland Airport in New Zealand. Work begins imminently, with the final design expected by early 2018. Team members include Grimshaw, Architectus, and Holmes Consulting. The scope

  • Court blocks US UAV registration

    The US Court of Appeals for the Washington, DC, Circuit has ruled that federal law prohibits the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from continuing to require registration of recreational unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and model aircraft. The FAA ordered registration of these unmanned aircraft

  • Delta trials facial recognition

    Delta Air Lines is to test facial recognition technology at a self-service bag-drop station in Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, starting in the summer of 2017. This will be the first trials of biometric-based self-service bag-drop technology in the United States, and follow moves by

  • Swedish researchers improve emissions modelling

    Swedish defence research agency FOI has developed an improved model for calculating aviation emissions. By studying the radar tracks of 2,200 domestic flights in Swedish airspace (historical data from 2016, provided by air navigation service provider LFV), FOI researchers saw how real flights

  • Frankfurt sets new green objectives

    New environmental targets issued by Fraport include a cut in annual CO 2 output from operations at Frankfurt Airport to 80,000 tonnes by 2030. "Emissions per transport unit are set to be reduced to 0.9 kg of CO 2 per passenger or 100 kg of airfreight or airmail," the airport operator

  • Jacobs supports Los Angeles projects

    Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has awarded Jacobs Engineering Group a seven-year prime contract for project and construction management of multiple developments at Los Angeles International Airport. The multibillion-dollar deal includes the Landside Access Modernization Program, the

Airports Airports

  • Kuwait breaks ground on new terminal

    The joint venture (JV) between Limak of Turkey and Kharafi National Company of Kuwait has begun construction of the new USD4.3 billion Terminal 2 at Kuwait International Airport. Ineco is the project manager with Kuwait United Development. In its first phase, T2 will have capacity for up to 13


  • CWS generates interest

    The Collision Warning System (CWS) from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is under active evaluation, company officials have confirmed to Jane's . Developed by the MALAM division in IAI for fourth- or fifth-generation fighter aircraft, the CWS system employs IAI's EHUD air combat manoeuvring

Equipment Equipment

  • Robotic kiosks make check-in queues history, says SITA

    SITA Lab has developed an autonomous deployable self-service kiosk called KATE that can be deployed anywhere for check-in at an airport, as required, to deal with disruptive events or queues. "For passengers, this means that queues at check-in can be relegated to the past," said Stephane

Security Security

  • Airbases detox as firefighters adopt safer foam

    The US Air Force (USAF) and US Navy (USN) are switching to safer aircraft firefighting foam, after tests showed that chemicals used for decades by military firefighters contain carcinogens, which have contaminated drinking water on and near military installations. The use of foam containing toxic