• Swedish researchers improve emissions modelling

    Swedish defence research agency FOI has developed an improved model for calculating aviation emissions. By studying the radar tracks of 2,200 domestic flights in Swedish airspace (historical data from 2016, provided by air navigation service provider LFV), FOI researchers saw how real flights

  • LVNL replaces displays

    Esterline is replacing air traffic controller displays for Dutch air navigation service provider LVNL. A total of 76 Codis 2k x 2k units will be delivered to LVNL by the end of 2018, with 21 installations to date. The Codis 2k x 2k solution was selected ahead of competitor displays to replace

  • ClearScan arrives in Schiphol

    Two ClearScan explosives detection systems from L3 Security & Detection Systems (L3 SDS) have been installed in two checkpoint lanes at Amsterdam Schiphol in the Netherlands. The machines operate alongside L-3 ProVision 2 body scanners and an automatic tray return system in the centralised

  • EIB loans aid hub developments

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending German operator Fraport EUR400 million (USD 426 million) to help fund the construction of the new Terminal 3 (T3) at Frankfurt Airport. T3 is scheduled to open at a construction cost of EUR3 billion, enabling Frankfurt to handle 14 million more

  • 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

  • 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

  • MorphoFACE makes its debut

    Safran Identity & Security unveiled its new solution for facial biometric acquisition and on-the-spot identity verification at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam on 14-16 March 2017. MorphoFACE combines facial image capture and matching in a single connected device, using

  • Clariant returns to the black

    Clariant improved its financial performance in 2016, after a dip in sales and net income in 2015. The Switzerland-based chemicals group saw revenues rise by 2% year on year to CHF5.85 billion USD5.80), while net profits increased by 16% to CHF263 million. In contrast, sales fell by 5% and net

  • Lower interest on loan buoys Berlin Brandenburg

    Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (FBB) has obtained more favourable terms on a loan to safeguard completion and medium-term expansion of Berlin Brandenburg Airport. The EUR2.49 billion (USD2.63 billion) credit agreement was originally negotiated in July 2016, but FBB stated on 14 February 2017

  • Cavotec reports multiple new orders

    Cavotec booked orders worth more than EUR11.0 million (USD11.8 million) in the final quarter of 2016 for aircraft ground support equipment (GSE). A substantial quantity of ground support systems has been ordered for the Midfield Apron Project at Hong Kong International Airport, where Cavotec is

  • Ireland to review US pre-clearance amid outcry over 'Muslim ban'

    The Executive Order on refugees and immigration, issued by US president Donald Trump on 27 January, is likely to affect the pre-clearance programme operated by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In a sign of growing international opposition, Enda Kenny, the Irish prime minister, on 31 January

  • Gatwick maintains its status as busiest single-runway airport

    Gatwick remained the busiest single-runway airport in the world by passenger volume in 2016, according to provisional figures released on 6 January 2017. The total of 43.14 million passengers includes year-on-year long-haul growth of 26.8%, with 43% higher demand for transatlantic travel from

  • 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

  • Fiumicino T5 to feature automated checkpoint

    Aeroporti di Roma (AdR) issued an invitation to tender on 11 November 2016 for automated checkpoint technology at Fiumicino Airport. The EUR900,000 (USD962,217) 12-month contract will see equipment supplied for eight automated checkpoint bag screening lanes in Terminal 5. The lanes will include

  • Manchester seeks supplier for 11 PBBs

    Manchester Airports Group (MAG) is to procure 11 passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) under the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme (MAN-TP). The PBBs will be installed to provide a flexible link between Pier 1 and the new Terminal 2 building extension. This will be done "either directly

  • NLR aids public outreach on noise

    NLR has developed a Virtual Community Noise Simulator (VCNS) to give members of the public an immersive 360° experience of aircraft noise and efforts to mitigate it. NLR first developed a noise simulator for public outreach about 10 years ago, but its system now includes Oculus Rift goggles

  • Solar panels at Schiphol could shift from the roof to ground level

    Amsterdam Schiphol aims to install solar panel benches in order to give passengers a visible and tangible reminder of its environmental sustainability efforts. IHS Jane's understands that Ecotap Smart City seating could be deployed in airside and landside areas of the terminal, both indoors and

  • Advanced analytics give Heathrow the full picture on passenger flow

    UK hub Heathrow is installing predictive analytics technology to deliver 100% passenger flow monitoring across its five terminals. A solution from UK-based CrowdVision was selected in a competitive tender following a proof-of-concept trial. The CrowdVision solution is already in use at London City

  • Safran enters into negotiations to sell Identity & Security business

    Safran has entered into exclusive negotiations with private equity firm Advent International over the sale of Safran Identity & Security (Safran I&S), the French technology firm announced on 29 September. Safran I&S, formerly known as Morpho, is to be merged with Advent