• India and US combine in security initiative

    Key Points Rapiscan and L-3 will have the chance to showcase their technologies to the AAI and Bureau of Civil Aviation Security As the aviation market in India grows, new airports will require investment in security equipment to meet international aviation safety and security standards A

  • Indra unveils RoleRoaming

    Indra Sistemas has launched a tool for cross-border sector delegation within its GAREX Voice Communication Control System (VCCS). The RoleRoaming feature allows flexible delegation of sectors across control centres, in keeping with the Functional Airspace Block (FAB) concept being implemented in

  • NATS gains Luton extension

    London Luton Airport has extended its tower, approach control, and engineering services contract with NATS by two years. NATS won the original contract in 2012 and will now continue to serve Luton until November 2017. It handled 97,615 flights from the airport in 2013.

  • XCT system gains further ECAC approval

    The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT hold baggage screening system (HBS) has been approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) for use with five different types of tote in Standard 3 operation, manufacturer Smiths Detection has announced. Major unnamed baggage-handling system suppliers worked with

  • Philippines installs MMW scanners

    The Office for Transportation Security in the Philippines is to install eight passive millimetre-wave (MMW) scanners at four airport terminals before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit, to be held in Manila in late 2015. The scanners will undergo testing before they are installed at Ninoy

  • St Maarten upgrades voice communications

    Princess Juliana International Airport in St Maarten is modernising its communication technology, after Harris Corporation was selected to provide its Liberty-STAR Voice Communication and Control System. Harris is also supplying a GPS time source. The company has supplied air traffic control

Airports Airports

  • Asian demand drives Sydney growth

    Sydney Airport's 2014 half-year results reveal year-on-year revenue growth of 5.7% to AUD568.4 million (USD528.4 million) and net profits of AUD53.9 million, more than double the previous year's AUD24 million. The results, released on 21 August, show Sydney handled 18.6 million passengers in the


  • NextGen presents a mixed picture

    The next generation of air traffic management (ATM) concepts may only realise their full potential by the 2020s at the earliest In March 2014, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) completed the installation of the ground-based infrastructure for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast

Equipment Equipment

  • Japan puts Strikers to use

    A total of 24 new-generation Striker aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles have entered service at military bases and airports in Japan, following delivery by Oshkosh Airport Products Group. The vehicles are operational at Japanese army, navy and air force facilities, as well as Tottori

Security Security

  • Ebola outbreak highlights limitations of technology

    Key Points As it is not an airborne virus, Ebola poses a relatively low risk to air travellers, but the air transport industry is taking no chances and has tightened inspections on inbound flights and cargo Although there are effective methods to test for Ebola, they are either too slow or too