• Astana upgrades FIDS

    Astana International Airport in Kazakhstan has upgraded its flight information display systems (FIDS). The AirportVision system from SITA was selected as "a cost-effective way to keep passengers informed, while helping to facilitate passenger flows", said Radilbek Adimolda, deputy

  • Haiti airspace study reflects rebuilding effort

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airbus ProSky are to co-operate on redesigning airspace around Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport near the Haitian capital Port au Prince. The two parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to liaise with the Office National de

  • JetBlue orders trace-detection systems

    US carrier JetBlue Airways is upgrading its screening capabilities with an order for 14 explosives trace detection (ETD) units from Morpho Detection. The handheld MobileTrace units will be deployed in 2014 "to meet enhanced US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) passenger screening

  • Lufthansa teams with Gevo for biofuel research

    Lufthansa is continuing to explore biofuel opportunities through a new research agreement with US-based Gevo. The two parties announced on 23 April that they research blending alcohol-based fuel with kerosene. The project is being supported by the European Union. Lufthansa in July 2011 became the

  • Uncertainty clouds US outlook for UASs

    The FAA recognises the need for governance over the use of unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace System - but technical, regulatory, and operational challenges remain The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is under pressure to issue rules for the road for the various classes of unmanned

  • Almaz-Antey eyes Indian partnerships

    Almaz-Antey is in discussions with potential Indian business partners for joint production of air traffic control (ATC) hardware and software, the Russian company disclosed on 23 April. This follows remarks from Almaz-Antey's director general, Alexander Vedrov, that Indian civil aviation companies

Airports Airports

  • North Dakota leads the way on UAS testing

    The first of six test sites for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research in the United States has begun operations, after obtaining a two-year Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 21 April. A North Dakota Department of Commerce team is

ATC ATC

  • North Dakota leads the way on UAS testing

    ATC
    The first of six test sites for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research in the United States has begun operations, after obtaining a two-year Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 21 April. A North Dakota Department of Commerce team is

Equipment Equipment

  • North Dakota leads the way on UAS testing

    The first of six test sites for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research in the United States has begun operations, after obtaining a two-year Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 21 April. A North Dakota Department of Commerce team is

Security Security

  • Automatic for the people: kiosks improve passenger processing

    Automated passport control kiosks are now in use at many airports in North America Biometric technology has long held potential for security and passenger facilitation, especially at busy international airports. Biometric-based recognition could improve passenger identification while accelerating
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