IHS Jane's Airport Review

  • Canada announces temporary ban on UAV use

    Flights by model aircraft and recreational unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) weighing between 250 g and 35 kg are now temporarily banned from within 9 km of the centre of any airport, heliport, airfield, or floatplane base in Canada, regulator Transport Canada announced on 16 March 2017. UAV

  • Clean Sky 2 participants take stock and eye the road ahead

    Significant gains in fuel efficiency, fuselage design, and onboard power generation and management for large- and small-model aircraft were among the main achievements from the first phase of the EU Clean Sky 1 (CS1) aeronautical research programme, according to participants. Many of the materials,

  • 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

  • Athens and Milan Malpensa trial Big Data

    Two airports are involved in a pilot EU-funded project that explores the use of Big Data to slash costs and improve operational efficiency in the European transport sector. Indra is leading the 30-month Transforming Transport initiative, which forms part of the EU Horizon 2020 research programme.

  • Harris scores fourth VCS21 success

    Harris is supplying its VCS21 voice communication system to the Taiwanese military, for use in its air defence system. Harris will equip 140 controller working positions (CWPs) in Taiwan with the net-centric Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)-based radio and telephony system. "The point is


  • Storage eases CCTV data headaches

    Modern video surveillance systems generate huge amounts of information as they incorporate advanced capabilities such as facial recognition, so it is imperative that airport authorities understand the importance of data storage. Barry Cross, Ben Vogel and Ramon Lopez report
  • 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
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