• Algiers begins terminal upgrade

    Construction has begun a new passenger terminal at Algiers Houari-Boumediene International Airport. The terminal will be able to handle up to 10 million passengers annually. It is being built by Chinese contractors on a 73 ha site near the existing international terminal. Completion is scheduled

  • Bangladesh seeks IASA upgrade

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has hired an international consultant to improve its International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) ranking, which would enable flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines to operate flights to the United States. JDA Aviation Technology Solutions will

  • Bosnia centre enters operational service

    The Bosnia Herzegovina Area Control Centre (BH ACC) began full operations on 13 November 2014. Initially, BH ACC provides air traffic services in some parts of the Sarajevo Flight Information Region up to Flight Level 325. Services for other airspace continue to be provided by ACCs in Serbia

  • Central America joins carbon accreditation scheme

    Puerto Vallarta International Airport in Mexico has become the first airport in Central America - and the 111th worldwide - to be certified in the ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. Airport Carbon Accreditation was pioneered by ACI Europe in 2009 and has since spread to other parts of the

  • Israel adopts C-MUSIC missile protection system for national airliners

    Israel has adopted the Commercial Multi-Spectral Infrared Countermeasures (C-MUSIC) missile protection system to protect its national airliners from the threat of manportable air defence systems (MANPADS), the Israeli Air Force (IAF) disclosed on 5 November. C-MUSIC is being adapted for the mission

  • Norwegian wood: Avinor may use forest biofuel

    Oslo Gardermoen will become the first hub in the world to receive regular drop-in aviation biofuel deliveries, Avinor announced on 19 November. The Norwegian airport operator eventually expects to use fuel derived from trees. Biofuel deliveries will begin in March 2015 under an agreement signed

Airports Airports

  • Revenues rise but profits fall for dnata

    Emirates' ground services subsidiary dnata, which provides ground-handling services at both Dubai airports, increased handling revenues year-on-year by 3% to USD381 million for the six months ending 30 September 2014. However, profits fell by 26% to USD92 million, as dnata handled 1% fewer aircraft


  • Poland improves awareness

    Polish air navigation service provider PANSA has installed the Enhanced Tactical Flow Management System (ETFMS) Entry Node situational awareness tool from Comsoft in Warsaw. ETFMS has been used by Eurocontrol Network Manager (formerly the Central Flow Management Unit) since 2000. Once projects in

Equipment Equipment

  • Airlines evaluate bag tag-and-track capability

    Amsterdam Schiphol is about to complete a trial of a permanent tagging and tracking system, which would allow smartphone-carrying passengers to check in their own hold luggage and monitor its progress. Netherlands-based FastTrack developed the eTag and eTrack systems. These connect the baggage

Security Security

  • Germany changes its stance on PNR

    The German government now believes that a Europe-wide system for the retention of passenger flight data "may have added value for counterterrorism" and is prepared to support an EU directive to this effect, a spokesperson for the federal internal affairs ministry has told IHS Jane's . The