Monthly Archives: February 2017

Will the world’s largest ATC system ever be the most advanced?

Despite the US air traffic control (ATC) system being the largest and most complex in the world, it is still highly dependent on WWII-era technology, with even developing countries as Mongolia using satellites more extensively. Recently, several jabs from President Donald Trump have spurred discussion about the urgent need to modernize the government-run system by possibly […]

Istanbul New Airport to create 225,000 jobs by 2025

A new economic impact report has claimed that the construction of Istanbul New Airport in Turkey could generate employment for up to 225,000 people by 2025. Conducted by independent market research firm Istanbul Economics and think-tank EDAM (Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies), the report takes into account employment in the areas of ground […]

Construction to begin for $1.6bn midfield concourse at LAX

A groundbreaking ceremony is due to take place later this month for the new 12-gate addition to Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles Airport in California. The US$1.6bn Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) North Project will cover 750,000ft² over five levels, with 44,000ft² of dining and shopping options and 66,000ft² of airline lounges. Two […]

Flybe plane crash lands on runway at Amsterdam Schiphol airport

A Flybe passenger plane crash landed at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport after part of the aircraft’s undercarriage “collapsed” as it touched down in bad weather.  Flight 1284 from Edinburgh to Amsterdam had already been affected by the poor weather created by Storm Doris and had suffered a delay of 90 minutes to its scheduled take off time. […]

Munich Airport’s new “digital welcome mat” – Airport’s relaunched and updated website features contemporary design

Contemporary design, comprehensive information, new features, and with functionality optimized for all devices: that sums up the new face of the redesigned Munich Airport website: www.munich-airport.com. The site is used by approximately 13 million visitors annually. The new website has more than 1,000 pages providing passengers, meeters and greeters and airport visitors with all they […]

Record breaking two billion passengers welcomed to Europe’s airports in 2016

Passenger traffic across European airports saw an average growth of 5.1%, says a report released by Airports Council International (ACI) Europe. The growth was generated by the EU market, with airports in the bloc seeing a hike of 6.7%. On the other end of the spectrum, passenger traffic at non-EU airports decreased on average by […]

Visit Practical Automation at Passenger Terminal Expo 2017 in Amsterdam Stand: 2030

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Maryland governor approves expansion of Concourse E at BWI Airport

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved the expansion and renovation of Concourse E at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall BWI Airport in Maryland. The board, chaired by governor Larry Hogan, approved a construction contract to build a three-level, 70,000ft² extension to Concourse E that will support growing international services. This included the approval of […]

Download the 2nd Annual Airport Security Summit 2017 conference brochure today!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2nd Annual Airport Security Summit, which will take place 20-21 April 2017 in Barcelona. The summit will delve into challenges within airport security operations, and it will offer a fresh overview of issues faced in today’s technology-driven security solutions. The summit will offer deeper insights into […]

GVK wins new Mumbai airport build

India-based conglomerate GVK has won its bid to develop a new airport on the outskirts of Mumbai. The Navi Mumbai airport was first proposed in 1997 and was approved by the government in 2007. It is expected to be operational from 2019, aiming to ease congestion and cater to the surge in demand for air […]