• Heathrow posts strong first-half figures as investment continues

    Heathrow Airport reported a 1.3% year-on-year increase in passenger volume to 35.5 million for the first half of 2015, including a 10.6% rise in Latin American traffic. Cargo volume increased by 2.1% to 742,000 tonnes, mainly driven by growth from North America. Airport revenues increased by 5.9%

  • MAG left pleasantly surprised by interim results

    Manchester Airports Group (MAG) "exceeded expectations" with its financial performance in the fiscal year ended 31 March 2015, the owner and operator of four UK airports announced. Strong growth in passenger traffic, especially at Manchester and Stansted, helped EBITDA to rise by 17.2%

  • Athens invests in FIDS upgrade

    Athens International Airport is upgrading its flight information display system (FIDS) infrastructure. Flexible Network Systems Services and Security Services was awarded a EUR1.05 million (USD115 million) contract to install new FIDS hardware and software. A notice in the Official Journal of the

  • Canada obtains more HBS machines

    The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is receiving more automated inline hold baggage screening (HBS) systems from Morpho Detection. Two compact CTX 5800 machines were recently delivered to CATSA, with three high-speed CTX 9800 DSi units to follow. Under a five-year deal agreed in

  • SureHOT+ expands in US and Europe

    SureWx reports more orders for its SureHOT+ electronic holdover time sensors. FedEx hub at Memphis International Airport has become the third airport in the US to order the solution, which is also being installed at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) in France. CDG is the fourth airport in Europe to

  • Belfast aims to improve PRM services

    Belfast International Airport Ltd has issued a tender for "services to assist disabled persons and persons of reduced mobility [PRM]". Interested parties have until 12 August to respond. The estimated value of the three-year contract (with options for up to five more years) is GBP750,000

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  • Europe stalls but Ukraine sees hope from US open skies deal

    The Ukrainian aviation sector hopes to benefit from an open skies agreement with the United States, although it remains affected by the continuing conflict between government forces and insurgents supported by Russia. The open skies deal was signed on 14 July 2015 by US Under Secretary for Economic


  • GAGAN opens for business

    The Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have officially implemented the GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) navigation system for Indian airspace - but airlines must still be convinced to adopt it. Two satellites (GSAT-8 and GSAT-10) in

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  • Munich refreshes FIDS

    DATA MODUL is to replace, install and commission flight information display systems (FIDS) in Munich Airport Terminal 1. The contract with Munich Airport operator FMG, worth an undisclosed amount, involves about 550 displays (the 106 cm wide CONRAC Narrow Bezel Series) in Modules A to E, Hall F and

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  • Suspected MH370 wreckage found off Madagascar

    Aircraft experts are currently examining aircraft wreckage that could be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The debris was found about 4,000 km from the official search zone off Australia's west coast. The 2 m aircraft wing piece discovered on the French island of La Réunion off