• Europe plans ahead for 2035

    Director General at the European Commission's (EC's) Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, Joao Aguiar Machado, opened the launch event for the European ATM Master Plan 2015 in Brussels on 16 December 2014. A new version of the 2012 Master Plan is due to be published at the end of 2015,

  • ICAO unveils iKITs

    The UN agency is offering a range of tools to help ANSPs and aviation authorities implement Aviation System Block Upgrades The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has developed implementation kits (iKITs) to aid member states that may lack the technical and administrative capacity to

  • Berlin Brandenburg CEO resigns

    The long-running - and expensive - saga of Berlin Brandenburg International Airport took another twist on 15 December 2014, when CEO Hartmut Mehdorn tendered his resignation to the Supervisory Board, with effect by June 2015. Mehdorn said that the opening schedule of the much-delayed airport

  • ICAO prepares for continuous security audits

    Member states of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be subject to continuous civil aviation security audits from early 2015 onwards. The UN agency is building on 12 years of experience in security assessments, established following the 11 September 2001 attacks. ICAO's

  • US budget deal brings temporary relief

    Civil aviation programmes in the United States are expected to proceed - for the most part - in 2015, after the Senate approved the federal government budget request for the current fiscal year on 14 December 2014. After President Barack Obama indicated that he would approve the bill, averting a

  • EC to scrap draft ground-handling regulation

    The European Commission (EC) announced on 16 December that it will withdraw its proposal for a regulation on liberalising ground-handling services at EU airports, since it does not see how agreement can be reached with the European Parliament (EP) and the EU Council of Ministers. "It is time

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  • Montreal's loss is Haiti's gain

    Terminal equipment and furniture from the ill-fated passenger terminal at Mirabel has been put to use in Haiti An unusual recycling project at Montreal-Mirabel International Airport helped the refurbishment effort at Cap-Haïtien International Airport on the Caribbean island of Haiti. When the


  • Latest Type C algorithm seeks to cut false alarm rates

    Leader from Kromek would be integrated with OEM systems Kromek, a Durham University spin-off company, used Transport Security Expo in London from 2-3 December 2014 to showcase two new security systems for airports: Leader, a liquid explosives detection algorithm for Type C screening systems; and

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  • Self-boarding swings into action

    Airports in the 21st century must cater for the travelling public's growing demand for self-service and a seamless journey through the terminal to the departure gate According to the 2014 SITA/ACI Airport IT Trends Survey, released at the ACI Airport Exchange in Paris on 5 November 2014, 86% of

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