Monthly Archives: February 2018

Successful first SESAR 2020 Multiple Remote Tower validation for three airports

“Single” remote tower settings have already been deployed in former projects; however, most significant impacts in cost-effectiveness are to be expected with multiple and/or centre settings. The SESAR 2020 project PJ05 aims to bring the concept of remotely controlling multiple airports to the next maturity level. In November 2017, Frequentis AG, HungaroControl, DLR, and Selex […]

Goa International launches airport operations control center and help desk

Airports Authority of India (AAI) has opened an Airport Operations Control Center (AOCC) and a help desk at Goa International Airport, as part of the authority’s efforts to improve passenger facilitation at its airports. Goa is the 12th AIA airport to have an AOCC. The center will provide on flight information displays real-time flight information […]

Newly Designed Senator Lounge Opens at Vienna Airport

• New design with a focus on Austria and individuality • All three Business Class Lounges and both Senator Lounges will be renovated • Conversion work on the lounges to be completed in the spring of 2018 Effective immediately, the first Senator Lounge at Vienna Airport shines in a new design. Two Business Class Lounges […]

Victoria International Airport Announces $19.4 Million Terminal Expansion Plans

Victoria Airport Authority (VAA) has announced that it is investing $19.4 million dollars over the next 27 months to expand the lower passenger departure lounge. The project includes doubling the size of the existing lower passenger departure lounge, providing dedicated aircraft gates and covered walkways, new washrooms and additional food & beverage and retail. Victoria […]

French PM cancels controversial airport construction

France has finally renounced the plans to construct the Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport, while announcing plans to modernize the existing Nantes-Atlantique airport, develop the Rennes-Saint-Jacques airport and rail infrastructure in the West of France. The airport’s construction was contested by activists from the ZAD (Zone to Defend) movement, which had protested the plans for more than a […]

Gatwick is world’s first major airport to introduce a cloud-based Flight Information Display System (FIDS)

More resilient and can run on battery powered mobile screens with 4G connectivity independent from other airport systems or infrastructure if required Gatwick’s 1200 cloud-based screens take up only 3Mbps – making the system extremely fast and responsive New system can run natively on smart TVs  Gatwick is the world’s first major airport to introduce […]

Tutor Perini and Parsons to redevelop T1 at Newark Airport

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has selected a joint venture between Tutor Perini Corporation and Parsons Transportation Group for the redevelopment of Terminal 1 (T1) at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey. Covering 1,000,000ft², the new terminal will provide domestic travelers with a vastly improved experience with 33 gates, modern […]

AI-enabled humanoid robot deployed at Munich Airport

Flughafen Munchen, the operator of Munich Airport in Germany, together with airline operator Lufthansa, has begun testing a humanoid robot called Josie Pepper in Terminal 2 (T2). It is the first time a humanoid robot equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) has been trialled at a German airport. Developed by SoftBank Robotics, Josie Pepper is capable […]

Flying start to 2018 as Heathrow reports busiest January ever

Heathrow had a flying start to the year, as the UK’s only hub airport welcomed 5.8 million passengers in January Passenger volumes were up 1.1% on 2017 and January marked the 15th consecutive record month for Heathrow. Domestic flights were a key driver of growth, with UK flights up 6.9% in the first month of […]

AECOM & Luis Vidal + architects Win Contract to Modernise Boston Logan’s Terminal E

AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, along with partner luis vidal + architects, was chosen by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) to lead the modernization of Boston Logan International Airport’s Terminal E. AECOM is the prime consultant and architect/engineer of record, and luis vidal + architects is the vision architect. The team was […]