• All aboard: 'green' buses enter service in Amsterdam and Manchester

    Amsterdam Schiphol has put into operation a fleet of 35 zero-emission apron buses. The 12 m-long vehicles, supplied by Chinese manufacturer BYD Auto following a competitive tender, are believed to be the first full-size 100% electric-power buses to be used at a hub airport. With input from

  • Germany in trouble over security monitoring

    The European Commission has referred Germany to the European Court of Justice for failing to regularly monitor all aviation security measures at some German airports, as required by EU legislation. Inspections by the Commission showed that Germany does not comply with the minimum frequency and the

  • Naviair chooses EPN for simulator training

    Entry Point North (EPN) is establishing a simulator platform and related services for Danish air navigation service provider Naviair. The equipment will go into use in August 2015 for use in training all tower controllers and North Atlantic controllers in Denmark. The outsourced agreement includes

  • Toronto makes progress on Terminal 3 upgrade

    The Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) has passed a milestone in its Terminal 3 upgrade for Toronto Pearson International Airport after opening a redesigned 80,000 ft 2 (24,384 m 2 ) pier for WestJet with nine gates, five of which are served by passenger boarding bridges. The CAD140 million

  • Harris Corporation announces restructure following Exelis acquisition

    US communications equipment manufacturer Harris Corporation announced on 1 July that it would be restructuring following the recent acquisition of Exelis. From 4 July, the company will comprise four business segments: - Communication Systems, led by Chris Young, which will work on tactical and

  • SureHOT+ arrives in Sweden

    SureWx of Canada is providing a holdover time data solution for Swedish regional airline Malmö Aviation. The deal will see SureWx supply a SureHOT+ electronic holdover time solution, centred on an installation at Stockholm-Bromma Airport, Malmö Aviation's main base of operations.

Airports Airports

  • MH370 search paused as GO Phoenix heads home

    The Malaysian-contracted GO Phoenix has completed its contract as part of the underwater search fleet for the missing MH370 passenger jet. According to the 24 June weekly update from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) charged with co-ordinating the search mission, the GO Phoenix left the


  • Academia explores potential of heated runways

    Key Points The FAA hopes that heating runways would improve safety and keep winter disruption to a minimum, while also removing the environmental damage caused by runway de-icing Disadvantages include high operating costs and complex installations Academic research continues in the United States

Equipment Equipment

  • New Panthers and Striker enter the ARFF arena

    Oshkosh and Rosenbauer each introduced new aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles during Interschutz 2015 in Hannover on 8-13 June. In the fourth generation of its Panther design, Rosenbauer showed a 6x6 vehicle powered by a Volvo D16 Euro 6 engine, and a 4x4 vehicle with Volvo D16 Euro 5

Security Security

  • EASA task force poised to issue Germanwings report

    Key Points EASA task force investigates whether two crew should stay in cockpit at all times Human factors, especially the mental health of pilots, are "increasingly important", says EC head of aviation safety A European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) task force will finalise its report