• Copenhagen orders ETD equipment

    Morpho Detection is supplying 30 Itemiser 4DX desktop explosives trace detection (ETD) units to Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The contract - worth an undisclosed amount - is the first order from Copenhagen for ETD equipment. The non-ionising Itemiser 4DX is a portable, ergonomic desktop unit that

  • Nassau puts upgraded approach control into use

    A new approach control centre is operational at Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport in the Bahamas, contractor Indra announced on 31 August. The centre includes the GAREX voice communications control system from Indra Navia and a new controller training centre with two simulators.

  • Perth finds a berth for ACUS

    Perth Airport in Australia is implementing the cloud-based, thin-client Amadeus Airport Common Use Service (ACUS) for passenger processing. "ACUS will improve the customer experience at Perth by increasing efficiency and offering unprecedented modernisation such as using tablets and mobile

  • Denver prepares for new ARFF station

    Construction is about to begin at Denver International of a new fire station, with completion expected in mid-2016. The cost of the project has not been finalised. Under a design-build contract, PCL Construction Services will provide design and construction services for the 18,000 ft²

  • Lahore to receive Cat IIIB upgrade

    The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority is to upgrade airfield lighting equipment at Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport, with completion of the project scheduled for late 2015. Work involves upgrading the instrument landing system at Allama Iqbal to Cat IIIB standard; adding new airfield

  • Vienna orders self-service bag drop

    DSG Systems of Norway has been awarded a contract to deliver, install, and maintain up to 40 self-service bag drop machines at Vienna International Airport in Austria. The delivery date and value of the contract from Flughafen Wien were undisclosed. According to a contract notice from the airport

Airports Airports

  • Born in the UAE: Bayanat fortunes mirror Gulf boom

    Airport systems infrastructure specialist Bayanat has carried out hundreds of projects in Qatar, the UAE, and elsewhere Georges Hannouche is the doyen of airport systems integration in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A quintessential Lebanese expatriate success story, he has been based in the Gulf


  • Avlite brings Solar PALS to market

    Australia-headquartered Avlite has developed a new scalable Solar Portable Airfield Lighting System trailer (Solar PALS) for military users and civil aviation agencies. The ICAO- and FAA-compliant Solar PALS have been designed as a "fully transportable, autonomous lighting system for easy,

Equipment Equipment

  • GSE track-and-trace gains traction at Schiphol

    The Schiphol Mainport Innovation Fund (MIF) is investing in a tracking and tracing solution for non-motorised airport ground support equipment (GSE). GSETrack is produced by a joint venture between Dutch startup Undagrid and S-P-S International. It is designed to enable swift, energy-efficient

Security Security

  • C-MANPADS waits in the wings

    One year after MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, airlines can access an online International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) database giving advisory information about conflict zones - but what technology is available to protect commercial aircraft themselves from a missile attack? On 17 July