• DHS issues statistics on FY 2016 visitor overstays

    New figures from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) show that 1.47% of non-immigrant admissions at air and sea points of entry overstayed in the United States in fiscal year (FY) 2016. The FY 2016 Entry/Exit Overstay Report, released on 22 May 2017, found that US Customs and Border

  • Namibia enhances security training

    The Namibian Directorate of Civil Aviation (DCA) has selected Safe Passage International to equip its primary aviation training centre and two satellite training centres with the company's computer based training. Safe Passage is also providing instructor-led training and materials to help DCA

  • European Commission removes two African countries from its aviation blacklist

    The European Commission has removed Benin and Mozambique from the EU Air Safety List of countries with unsafe carriers. EU transport commissioner Violeta Bulc said the safety reforms of Benin and Mozambique "have paid off". The decision on 16 May 2017 allows all airlines certified in the

  • Exhaust filter aids firefighter health and safety

    Ward Diesel Filter Systems has developed an exhaust removal system to improve air quality inside fire stations. Its patented No Smoke exhaust removal system is an apparatus-mounted, automatic direct-source capture system that meets or exceeds OSHA, NIOSH, and NFPA standards in the United States.

  • MEPs protest at prospect of laptop ban on US-bound flights

    Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have added to concerns over the practical and economic impact of US intentions to ban laptops inside the passenger cabin on US-bound flights. MEPs from the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group are pressing the European Commission (EC)

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  • One-off events boost Fraport finances

    Fraport announced its best-ever annual financial results on 23 May 2017, despite a slowdown in traffic at main asset Frankfurt Airport. Pre-tax earnings grew by 24.2% year on year to EUR1.05 billion (USD1.17 billion) in fiscal year 2016, spurred by compensation for a cancelled concession in Manila
  • India steps up efforts to map noise

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    India is prioritising moves to limit noise emissions at airports and standardise land use planning, as it prepares for an ICAO audit in November 2017. ICAO Doc 9289 (Balanced Approach to Noise Management) calls for member states to introduce noise limit guidelines and land use plans by 2018. The
  • Robotic kiosks make check-in queues history, says SITA

    SITA Lab has developed an autonomous deployable self-service kiosk called KATE that can be deployed anywhere for check-in at an airport, as required, to deal with disruptive events or queues. "For passengers, this means that queues at check-in can be relegated to the past," said Stephane

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