• DSNA Services joins NAVBLUE for Vietnam airspace redesign

    DSNA Services is working with NAVBLUE on an airspace redesign project in Vietnam. The Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation originally picked NAVBLUE in November 2016 to implement the ATM Cooperation Programme in the country. Experts from DSNA Services are now participating, and will assist

  • 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

  • San Francisco adds boarding gate to Terminal 2

    San Francisco International Airport has added a 15th gate to Terminal 2 (T2), designated as boarding area D. The passenger boarding bridge was supplied by JBT Aerotech. Because of the distinctive V-shape of T2, the new Gate 50A was added without the need to extend the terminal. The gate will

  • SureScan achieves Standard 3.1

    SureScan Corporation has obtained European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Standard 3.1 hold baggage screening certification for its x 1000 high-speed system. US-based SureScan also announced its first airport order for the system, after receiving a contract from Vanderlande Industries to supply

  • Metron wins work on TPMMA

    Metron Aviation has been awarded one of three prime contracts from the US Department of Transport Volpe National Transportation Systems Center under the Transportation Planning, Measurement, Modeling, and Assessment (TPMMA) programme. The five-year contract, worth a maximum USD19.99 million, will

  • Colombian traffic climbs

    Passenger and cargo traffic at Colombian airports grew steadily in 2016, according to the latest annual statistics from national airport authority Aeronáutica Civil. Total passenger volume increased by 4.8%, as international demand (up by 7.17%) grew at almost twice the speed of domestic

  • Dallas/Fort Worth receives reinforcements for winter services fleet

    Oshkosh has delivered 33 Oshkosh snow removal vehicles to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The deal includes 14 Oshkosh HT-Series multifunction units; eight Oshkosh H-Series XF front-mounted, high-speed snow removal brooms; five Oshkosh H-Series high-speed snow blowers; and six Oshkosh

  • Harris selling IT services business

    Harris Corporation has agreed to a deal to sell its government IT services business to private equity firm Veritas Capital, the company announced on 27 January. Veritas will pay USD690 million in cash if the deal closes, which the company expects to happen by the end of 2017. Harris had also sold

  • US team proposes guided rail system for aircraft taxiing

    The New Product Development Center (NPDC) at Oklahoma State University (OSU) is working with Airplane Transporting Systems (ATS) to develop a new method for moving aircraft from runway to gate and vice versa. Under a deal signed on 17 November 2016, the two parties agreed to design an

  • L-3 Communications continues airport security acquisitions

    L-3 Communications announced on 22 November that it had acquired UK airport security checkpoint firm MacDonald Humfrey. The deal is valued at GBP224 million (USD280 million), with further earn-out payments of up to GBP30 million based on financial performance between 2017 and 2019. The business is

  • Frequentis expands network services

    Mexico became the latest state to join the MEVA common air traffic control network, which covers the Caribbean states and territories, in September 2016. MEVA is an ICAO-compliant Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite communications network spanning about 16 countries and 18 sites.

  • FAA gives grant to Lima Allen County runway project

    Lima Allen County Airport has been awarded a USD4.25 million runway resurfacing grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The airport will have to close for four to six weeks once work begins in early 2017. Construction recently began on a facility to house snow-removal equipment,

  • Seattle speeds up expansion

    The Port of Seattle (POS) Commission on 10 October 2016 announced it is accelerating construction of a 42,000 m 2 (450,000 sq ft) International Arrivals Facility (IAF) at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, amid higher-than-expected traffic growth. The initial budget for Phase One construction

  • L-3 to acquire explosive trace detection business

    L-3 Communications announced on 10 October that it had reached an agreement to purchase the assets of Implant Sciences' explosive trace detection business. L-3 will acquire the worldwide rights to the company's QS-B220 desktop and QS-H150 handheld scanners, as well as other Implant Sciences product

  • 39th ICAO Assembly hears solutions to cargo security problems

    In its Air Cargo Strategy for 2015-20, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) anticipates a 4.1% average annual increase in air freight tonnage. This is a major achievement in these uncertain times for the global economy, but the air cargo industry, governments, and security regulators

  • Seychelles joins the Aireon club

    The Air Navigation Services division of the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) is to use Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data provided by the Aireon satellite-based service, IHS Jane's learned on 27 September during the 39th ICAO Assembly in Montréal. The Seychelles

  • Zodiac EMAS saves enter double figures

    Zodiac Arresting Systems America used the ACI-NA event in Montreal on 25-27 September to highlight its 10th successful Engineered Material Arresting Systems (EMAS) operation. One of the two EMASMAX systems at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling safely stopped an overrunning Falcon 20 aircraft

  • AAAE innovation hub attracts its first airports

    Seven US airports have agreed to join the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Airport Innovation Accelerator. They are the first airports to join the programme. The airports are: San Francisco International, San Diego International, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and Norman Y

  • Minnesota welcomes first H-Series deliveries

    The first Oshkosh H-Series Single Engine Blower vehicles have been delivered to two general aviation airports run by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) in Minnesota. Two H-Series blowers will be available for operations in the 2016-17 winter season, after Lake Elmo and Crystal airports

  • IAMS at Denver approaches Phase I completion

    Denver International Airport (DIA) is continuing to develop an Integrated Airport Management System (IAMS) command-and-control and event management platform. Phase I of the USD4.5 million, three-stage project goes into operation at the end of November 2015 after a 2.5-year development effort, aided