Monthly Archives: March 2018

Heathrow Terminal 2 named World’s Best

Terminals 2 and 5 top lists of best terminals in the 2018 Skytrax World Airport Awards   Heathrow also awarded ‘Best airport in Western Europe’ and ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’  Awards follow year of both record-breaking passenger numbers and satisfaction scores Passengers from around the world have once again voted for Heathrow to win major accolades […]

Gatwick to be first airport in the world to trial autonomous vehicles to shuttle staff across the airfield

Gatwick’s 300 airside vehicles are stationary 90% of the time – as staff attend to aircraft and passengers – however a trial of electric-powered autonomous vehicles will soon see workers shuttled between popular locations on the airfield when it starts later this summer, the airport announced today. The trial is thought to be the first […]

Brussels Airport invests EUR 100 million in logistics buildings

Brussels Airport Company will be investing EUR 100 million in ultramodern logistics buildings. This investment will further strengthen the crucial position of Brussels Airport as the 2nd most important logistics cluster in our country, serving the top players in the aviation industry, including Kuehne + Nagel, Swissport, Dnata and Brinks, and many hundreds of other […]

Plane crashes at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport

A passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed and burst into flames as it landed Monday at the Kathmandu airport in Nepal, killing at least a dozen people, officials and witnesses said. The plane was identified in local media as S2-AGU, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop, but this has not been officially confirmed. The twin propeller […]

Chinese airports receive record number of passengers

Chinese airports have seen 1.15 billion passengers in 2017. It is 12.9% more than 2016. Cargo volume also increased dramatically, with 16.7 million tons transported this year, a 7.1% raise compared to the previous year. The Chinese market for aviation is the fastest-growing in the world. The national company Air China alone has had 12% […]

NewGen ISS Goes Live in Norway

First Market for Transforming Agent-Airline Settlements The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Norway became the first market to implement the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). NewGen ISS was adopted by the Passenger Agency Conference (PAConf) in November 2017. It represents the most extensive and ambitious modernization of the IATA Billing […]

iTEC Partners and EUROCONTROL to Jointly Develop Interoperability Capabilities for a Single European Sky

· The founding members of the iTEC Collaboration and the EUROCONTROL Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) will jointly develop the Interoperability (IOP) components that support SWIM like exchanges of flight trajectory information. · These IOP components are essential SESAR Air Traffic Management functionalities that will be deployed in accordance with the European ATM Master […]

Bristol Airport and the city get latest Vodafone 4G technology

Bristol Airport, as part of its drive to create a leading regional Airport as well as stimulate employment and economic growth, has turned to Vodafone UK to install the most reliable mobile network ever, including faster 4G speeds and more reliable voice coverage throughout the complex. Under the new agreement, Vodafone will upgrade and expand […]