• Amadeus posts healthy 2016 growth and forecasts 'solid' performance in 2017

    Double-digit percentage revenue growth in 2016 helped to drive a 21.2% increase in adjusted profits for Amadeus in 2016, the Spain-based aviation IT company announced on 24 February 2017. Bottom-line performance was boosted by the acquisition of Navitaire (completed in January 2016), said Amadeus

  • ATOP upgrade includes SkyRec

    SkyRec software from SkySoft-ATM is to be added to the Advanced Technologies and Oceanic Procedures (ATOP) system operated by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Prime contractor Leidos awarded SkySoft-ATM a subcontract worth an undisclosed amount. The FAA is currently modifying the ATOP

  • MSC North project kicks off at Los Angeles

    Ground was broken on 27 February 2017 for the Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) North Project at Los Angeles International Airport. Passengers using the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) will no longer need to use apron buses to reach their aircraft. Two of the 11 contact gates will be

  • Oshkosh powers up with new version of Striker 8x8

    Oshkosh Airport Products has upgraded its Striker 8x8 aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle with a more powerful engine and other new features. The new Striker 8x8 will go on public display for the first time on 27-29 April at the 2017 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in

  • Clariant returns to the black

    Clariant improved its financial performance in 2016, after a dip in sales and net income in 2015. The Switzerland-based chemicals group saw revenues rise by 2% year on year to CHF5.85 billion USD5.80), while net profits increased by 16% to CHF263 million. In contrast, sales fell by 5% and net

  • Portuguese partners plan Lisbon growth

    Creation of a second airport for the Portuguese capital Lisbon moved a step closer on 16 February 2017 after the government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ANA Aeroportos de Portugal to develop the two-runway Montijo Air Base. The MoU also envisages expansion of Lisbon Portela, the

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  • Luton pushes on with APM plan

    The operator of London Luton Airport in the United Kingdom has filed a planning application to build a GBP200 million (USD248 million) automated people mover (APM). If the independent local planning authority approves the scheme, construction could begin in late 2017, for entry into service by


  • Turkish ANSP becomes third customer for VCS21

    Harris is to supply its VCS21 cloud-based Voice over IP (VoIP) communications system to DHMI, as the Turkish air navigation service provider (ANSP) implements its Systematic Modernisation of ATM Resources in Turkey (SMART) modernisation programme. VCS21 is specifically designed for ATC voice

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  • More airlines join TSA PreCheck

    A total of 30 airlines are now participating in the US Transportation Security Administration PreCheck programme, after 11 more carriers signed up in January 2017. The new participants are: Aruba Airlines, Avianca, Boutique Airlines, Emirates, Key Lime Air, Miami Air International, Southern Airways