• 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

  • Abu Dhabi picks car park revenue control system provider for MTC

    Abu Dhabi Airports has awarded the car park contract for the Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC) to Zone Parking Solutions LLC. A five-year deal will see Zone Parking Solutions design, supply, install, operate and maintain a centralised Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS) at the

  • Aena profits hit an all-time high

    Spanish airport operator Aena saw its profits soar by almost 40% to EUR1.16 billion (USD 1.22 billion) in 2016. State-run Enaire, which remains the major shareholder in Aena since an initial public offering (IPO) in 2015, said traffic growth and financial savings contributed to the record figure.

  • Bermuda approves new terminal

    The Bermuda Senate has approved construction of a new airport terminal for LF Wade International Airport. A new terminal was first proposed in 2014, after Hurricane Gonzalo caused damage to the existing building, but it has been subject to political wrangles ever since. The new building is expected

  • Orlando tries remote check-in

    Orlando International Airport is trialling remote airline check-in, to alleviate congestion within the airport baggage-handling system (BHS) by providing passengers with boarding passes and luggage check-in services on the first two levels of the A and B parking garages. Bags Inc is providing 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