• Australia eyes 2017 ADS-B deadline

    Australian airspace users are continuing to move towards compliance with a mandate to equip their aircraft with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) avionics. By 2 February 2017, all aircraft operating in Australia under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) must use ADS-B. According to air

  • Dubai retains its title

    Dubai International remained the main global airport for international passenger traffic in 2015. Operator Dubai Airports announced on 1 February 2016 that Dubai International was used by 78.01 million passengers in 2015, marking a 10.7% increase on the 2014 total of 70.47 million. Growth was

  • Hanthawaddy project passes 'significant milestone'

    The consortium behind the new Hanthawaddy International Airport in Myanmar has signed a framework agreement with the Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). Japanese engineering contractor JGC holds a 55% stake in the consortium, with Yongnam and Changi Airports International holding 25% and

  • Cleveland set to start work on inline BHS

    A USD28 million inline baggage-handling system (BHS) is to be installed at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, IHS Jane's has learned. Work will begin on 1 March, and project completion is expected by September 2017. The contractor is Daifuku subsidiary Jervis B Webb, and Vic Thompson Company

  • O'Hare fires starting gun for Runway 9C/27C

    Officials from the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), the municipal government, and congressional representatives unveiled a new phase of the O'Hare Modernization Program (OMP) on 31 January 2016. Investments totalling USD1.3 billion include the USD648.5 million Runway 9C/27C. The 11,245 x 200

  • Systems Interface drives on with Jersey back-up ATC project

    Systems Interface is continuing its involvement in the establishment of a back-up air traffic control (ATC) facility at Jersey Airport in the Channel Islands. The Frequentis Group company was awarded the final phase contract under its Technology Partner Framework Agreement. Systems Interface

Airports Airports

  • Chinese tourism study has worrying implications for Hong Kong

    Shifting demand patterns are expected to benefit Australia and the United States, to the detriment of destinations closer to the Chinese mainland. The number of tourists from mainland China visiting Hong Kong and Macau is set to fall sharply in 2016, according to a report published by brokerage and


  • Something in the AIRR: Congress ponders FAA privatisation proposal

    Legislation introduced in the United States Congress on 3 February 2015 envisages privatisation of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) air traffic control functions and, in the process, removal of more than 30,000 employees from federal payrolls. The Aviation Innovation, Reform and

Equipment Equipment

  • New demands drive primary surveillance

    RPAS detection and airspace infringements are influencing new specifications Primary surveillance, traditionally provided by rotating radars, is embracing new sensor technology and taking advantage of advanced processing capability. New developments such as multilateration, continuous and phased

Security Security

  • Dutch demo birds-of-prey in C-UAV role

    The Netherlands has experimented with using birds-of-prey for counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) tasks. A video posted on YouTube in late January by the Dutch National Police shows a demonstration of the concept carried out by Guard From Above (GFA), a raptor-training security firm based in