Monthly Archives: May 2017

Innovative airport sleep lounge ‘sleep ‘n fly’ opens at DXB

Passengers flying through Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB) now have more options to get some rest with the launch of the sleep ‘n fly lounge, offering a total of 27 pods and cabins. Scandinavian-designed for comfort and style, DXB’s new sleep lounge features 20 state-of-the-art ‘igloo’ sleep pods, plus seven premium double cabins with […]

Announcing the new global event series – Mission Critical Technologies

KNect365 are delighted to announce the launch of a new global event series into the public safety industry – Mission Critical Technologies. Mission Critical Technologies (June 2018, London UK) is a global exhibition and conference dedicated to next generation public safety technologies. It is annual showcase of the leading technology providers and leading experts […]

Port Authority seeks design and build submissions for new terminal at Newark Airport

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has issued requests for proposals (RFP) to three private development teams for a design-build contract for the new Terminal A facility at Newark Liberty International Airport. Following a request for qualifications issued late last year, the three shortlisted teams are Skanska Walsh II, a joint […]

Restaurant and retail development complete at George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Airport operator Houston Airport System (HAS) has announced the completion of an ambitious new restaurant and retail program at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Texas, developed in partnership with United Airlines and a host of dining and retail partners. The multi-million dollar project, which began in September 2015, provides an elevated experience for airport customers […]

Non-intrusive screening technology deployed at Duluth International Airport

Duluth International Airport in Minnesota has partnered with the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to install an advanced imaging technology (AIT) scanner at the airport’s security checkpoint. The non-intrusive AIT is optional and provides passengers with an alternate screening option over the regular metal detectors and pat down security process. This is particularly useful for […]

Gatwick installs 2000 indoor navigation beacons enabling augmented reality wayfinding – a world first for an airport

Around 2000 beacons have been installed across Gatwick Airport’s two terminals providing an indoor navigation system that is much more reliable than GPS and that enables augmented reality wayfinding for passengers – a world first for an airport. The lack of satellite signals makes road-based navigation systems – such as Google or Apple maps – […]

Delta to trial facial recognition technology at US airport self-service bag drop

Delta Airlines is introducing four self-service bag drop machines at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport this summer, one of which will be equipped with facial recognition technology. In addition to allowing customers to check in their own bags, the US$600,000 investment will trial facial recognition technology to match customers with their passport photos through identification verification, […]

Gatwick investing in new accessibility facilities, including world first hoist equipment, specialist toilets and sensory rooms

On the first anniversary of Gatwick’s award winning Hidden Disability Lanyard service, the airport can also announce that it has purchased an Eagle Hoist 4 – a passenger lifting facility that provides safer and more respectful transfer for wheelchair users requiring full assistance to their aircraft seat. The airport is also investing in two specialist […]

London City Airport to introduce the UK’s first digital air traffic control tower in pioneering step for British aviation

London City Airport has announced it is to become the first UK airport to build and operate a digital air traffic control tower, with a multi-million pound investment in the technology. The innovative plans are a flagship moment in the airport’s 30th anniversary year, and mark the start of a technological revolution in UK airport […]

Open Sky − view airtraffic to and from Stockholm Arlanda Airport in real time

To highlight the large number of destinations that can be reached non-stop from the airport, a new installation – Open Sky – is being inaugurated at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Using projection mapping, data from the live flight tracker Flightradar24 is projected three-dimensionally onto a globe two metres in diameter, showing air traffic to and from […]