• Havana receives A-SMGCS

    Cuban air navigation service provider ECASA has taken delivery of the Almanac airport surface movement guidance and control system (A-SMGCS) from Russian firms CRTS and VNIIRA. The A-SMGCS is now being commissioned at José Martí International Airport in Havana. ECASA picked Almanac after

  • Schiphol picks HI-SCAN 10080 XCT

    Schiphol Group in the Netherlands has ordered hold baggage screening (HBS) equipment from Smiths Detection for installation at up to four airports. Described by Smiths as a "substantial contract", the deal includes a total of 24 HI-SCAN 10080 XCT systems for Amsterdam Schiphol, with an

  • Toyota swoops for Vanderlande

    Japan-based Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) is acquiring airport baggage-handling system (BHS) market leader Vanderlande Industries from the current owner, Netherlands-based NPM Capital. Vanderlande announced on 23 March that the proposal has been "fully approved and supported" by

  • Brisbane leads in Australia with single-token biometric trial

    Air New Zealand and SITA are working with Brisbane Airport to conduct the first trial in Australia of single-token facial biometrics for passenger processing. In the SITA Smart Path trial, outbound passengers present their facial biometric details at a self-service check-in kiosk. The same token is

  • Greenland set to adopt Airport 20/20

    Gentrack is installing three of its Airport 20/20 modules to cover all airports and helipads in Greenland, to help the Greenland Airport Authority (Mittarfeqarfiit) improve its business efficiency. This is the biggest single project for Gentrack in the airport industry, although the volume of air

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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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  • Oman and Egypt turn to US consultancy

    Complex projects in the Middle East and North Africa entailed close support US-based construction and project consultancy Hill International is tapping into airport opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa, company executives told Jane's. Hill has strong domestic experience, with a
  • SkyFusion enters second phase and broadens its geographical scope

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    The second development phase of cloud-based aviation data platform SkyFusion will focus on Latin America, according to Brett Wells, IATA project manager on the joint project with Harris. This follows a successful beta trial in the Asia-Pacific region during the third quarter of 2016 that involved
  • Galaxy arrives in Egypt

    Germany-based Wanzl has completed installation of 80 two-way Galaxy gates to improve staff access control at Egyptian airports. Installations began in late 2016 and were completed in early 2017. Michael Tscharntke, head of the airport business unit at Wanzl, explained to Jane's that all staff were

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