• Heathrow half-year passenger traffic tops 35 million

    Heathrow recorded passenger traffic growth for the first six months of 2014. The UK hub posted an increase of 1.9% compared with the first half of 2013. The total of 35.1 million included 6.6 million in June 2014. Aircraft movements dropped by 1.9% to 230,716 as larger aircraft used the two

  • Update: India enlists Brazilian expertise for ATFM

    The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has awarded Embraer Group company Atech the contract to supply its SkyFlow air traffic flow management (ATFM) system. The contract is worth around USD18.5 million, and was awarded after a competitive tender. Atech will supply SkyFlow in partnership with German

  • Remote towers gather momentum

    Key Points Saab remote tower technology, installed in Australia, was able to transmit critical data with less than 1 second latency from Alice Springs to Adelaide Dutch air navigation service provider LVNL has asked Saab to supply high-definition cameras to Amsterdam Schiphol for remote

  • Aena H1 statistics reveal upward trend

    Passenger traffic at the 48 Spanish airports operated by Aena Aeropuertos increased by 4.2% in the first half of 2014 to 88.4 million, following a 5% decrease in 2012 and a 5.9% drop in the first half of 2013. If the trend continues, the Aena network will end 2014 above the 200 million passenger

  • Vanderlande claims "breakthrough" year

    Vanderlande Industries posted net turnover of EUR790 million (USD1.063 billion) for fiscal year 2014, driven partly by a 26% increase in orders. Pre-tax profits increased by 49% year-on-year. Vanderlande's order book is now worth more than EUR1 billion euros, prompting CEO Govert Hamers to claim:

  • MV3D passes European certification

    The MV3D hold baggage screening system from L-3 Security & Detection Systems has been certified to the Standard 3 performance level under European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Common Evaluation Process (CEP). The MV3D can process up to 1,800 bags per hour at 0.5 m/sec. It incorporates a


  • IHS Jane's Airport Review 25th anniversary supplement

    Back in 1989 the airline and ATC sectors were unrecognisable from the more liberalised industries we see today - and the airport experienced has changed too. This special 25th anniversary supplement lets you re-live a few of the key aviation changes the world has experienced over the past two decades. Enjoy!

Airports Airports

  • Frankfurt and Munich scale new heights

    The two busiest airports in Germany saw passenger demand reach record levels in the first half of 2014. Traffic at Frankfurt rose by 2.4% year-on-year to reach 27.8 million passengers while Munich handled 18.7 million, prompting Dr Michael Kerkloh, president and CEO of Munich Airport operator FMG,


  • Berlin points finger at NATO for June ATC blackouts

    The German government has indicated that NATO electronic warfare (EW) training exercises were responsible for civilian ATC radar display blackouts in central Europe on 5 June and 10 June 2014. IHS Jane's has obtained the government's answer to a parliamentary question on 17 July, in which it noted

Equipment Equipment

  • BA picks Citans

    Rygor has supplied the British Airways (BA) Ramp Operations team at Heathrow with 28 long-bodied Mercedes-Benz Citan Traveliner 112 vehicles. A further 18 Citans have been delivered to BA Engineering at Heathrow, and 11 more will be delivered in the coming weeks to BA World Cargo Operations. The

Security Security

  • FAA lifts suspension on Israel flights

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 24 July announced that US airlines may resume flights to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport. Following consultation with US security officials, the FAA concluded that "significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is