• US donates security equipment to Lebanon

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in the US Department of State has donated USD650,000 worth of security screening equipment for Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon. The equipment includes one mobile x-ray screener for vehicles; six handheld

  • Heinemann plans intensive investment at new Istanbul hub

    Germany-based duty free and travel retailer Gebr. Heinemann has earmarked about EUR100 million (USD106 million) for investment in the market in 2017, with "a significant portion" dedicated to Istanbul New Airport. Heinemann posted a 5.6% increase in group turnover (retail and

  • Kenya pursues non-aeronautical revenue boost with CA+

    Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has ordered the Concession Management Solution from Concessionaire Analyzer+ (CA+) to generate more non-aeronautical income at its main asset, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi. The five-year contract, worth an undisclosed amount, was awarded after

  • IGA selects boarding bridge supplier

    Thyssenkrupp Elevator has been awarded a contract from IGA Havalimani Isletmesi to supply 143 passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) to Istanbul New Airport (INA) in Turkey. This is its biggest-ever single order for PBBs, the company announced on 13 October 2016, worth a "double-digit million euro

  • 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

  • India looks again to Israel for security

    Recent security breaches at Indian airports and terror attacks in Brussels and Istanbul have prompted India to rekindle discussions held in 2013 with Israel on aviation security and technology upgrades. A delegation from Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport recently met counterparts from Tel

  • Istanbul selects airspace modelling tool

    Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen is to provide its Total Airport and Airspace Modeller (TAAM) solution to assist IGA Havalimani Isletmesi, developer and operator of Istanbul New Airport, and the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI). IGA and DHMI will be trained to use the TAAM solution

  • Shortlist revealed for IHS Jane’s ATC Awards 2016

    With seven weeks to go before the winners of the IHS Jane's ATC Awards 2016 are announced, the judging panel has narrowed down 46 entries across six categories. Winners and shortlisted nominees for the IHS Jane's ATC Awards 2016 will be recognised at the awards ceremony on 7 March, held during the

  • Suspension of flights to Sanaa airport underscores rising war and instability risks in Yemen

    The Yemeni civil aviation authority announced on 19 September that flights to Sanaa International Airport would be suspended for 24 hours due to Houthi armed activity in the vicinity. Flights were diverted to Aden airport. The state-news agency, Saba, reported that mortar fire had targeted the