• Delta trials facial recognition

    Delta Air Lines is to test facial recognition technology at a self-service bag-drop station in Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, starting in the summer of 2017. This will be the first trials of biometric-based self-service bag-drop technology in the United States, and follow moves by

  • New Orleans stands at EASE

    Amadeus company AirIT is to install its Extended Airline System Environment (EASE) hybrid common-use platform at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The project is planned for completion by February 2019, when the new North Terminal at the airport is due to open. The number of

  • SITA eyes next-generation technology for Asia-Pacific

    As the Asia-Pacific region experiences airport congestion as air traffic grows, passengers are often left disappointed. Recognising this problem, technology services provider, SITA is looking at the region with renewed focus by testing new concepts, with plans in hand for more. SITA is the main IT

  • Airport Show 2017: ARINC systems arrive in Alexandria

    Alexandria El Nouzha Airport in Egypt has implemented a suite of ARINC passenger processing and baggage reconciliation systems from Rockwell Collins, as it prepares to reopen in June 2017 after a lengthy renovation process. Solutions include the ARINC AirDB; ARINC AirPlan; ARINC AirVUE; ARINC

  • Airport Show 2017: OAMC highlights virtual walkthroughs for Muscat and Salalah

    The Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC) demonstrated four virtual walkthrough applications at the Airport Show in Dubai. Two each were developed for Muscat International and Salalah. OAMC claims to be the first airport operator in the world to launch this type of application. "The virtual

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  • Green demands spark electrification

    Airports consume considerable quantities of energy for lighting and air conditioning of terminal buildings, power for baggage-handling systems, and power for aircraft gate systems. Ground operations for aircraft servicing also involve high-energy usage. Ben Vogel reports
  • Simulations deliver vital insights

    As computer simulation continues its rapid evolution, it has become a critical tool for planning, capacity analysis, and controller training. Lian Zhang reports
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  • One-off events boost Fraport finances

    Fraport announced its best-ever annual financial results on 23 May 2017, despite a slowdown in traffic at main asset Frankfurt Airport. Pre-tax earnings grew by 24.2% year on year to EUR1.05 billion (USD1.17 billion) in fiscal year 2016, spurred by compensation for a cancelled concession in Manila
  • India steps up efforts to map noise

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    India is prioritising moves to limit noise emissions at airports and standardise land use planning, as it prepares for an ICAO audit in November 2017. ICAO Doc 9289 (Balanced Approach to Noise Management) calls for member states to introduce noise limit guidelines and land use plans by 2018. The
  • Airbases detox as firefighters adopt safer foam

    The US Air Force (USAF) and US Navy (USN) are switching to safer aircraft firefighting foam, after tests showed that chemicals used for decades by military firefighters contain carcinogens, which have contaminated drinking water on and near military installations. The use of foam containing toxic

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