Monthly Archives: April 2018

Heathrow launches pitch process for potential commercial development partners

Heathrow Airport is launching a pitch process to encourage potential commercial development partners to share their innovative ideas on how to deliver expansion.   As Heathrow prepares for the next phase of expansion, interested UK businesses, entrepreneurs and leaders are being invited to register an expression of interest. This will kick start a three part […]

International Terminal extension opened at Brisbane Airport

Airport operator Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has officially inaugurated the new northern extension of the International Terminal and apron at Brisbane Airport in Australia. Following two years of construction across two levels, the A$135m (US$100m) expansion provides an additional 11,000m² (120,000ft²) of space at the International Terminal, including new arriving and departing passenger zones, two […]

LAX To get 20 new Electric Buses for Airside Use

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) approved the purchase of twenty 60-foot articulating, battery-powered electric buses to be used for airfield guest transportation. The new buses will replace older, diesel-operated buses, and provide transportation for guests traveling between terminals and gates on the Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) airfields. The new buses will […]

French Innovation and Technology to be showcased once again at Airport Show Dubai 2018

Participation of SMEs focused on ground support equipment, lighting, ticketing and passenger information systems Presence of big companies such as ADPI, VINCI, THALES Business France is organising the French Pavilion at Airport Show Dubai from the 7th to 9th of May 2018 at Dubai World Trade Center, across 156 m² in Za’abeel Hall 5. Renowned […]

Dublin Airport opens new US$49m fuel farm

Dublin Airport has opened its new €40m (US$49m) aviation fuel farm, which strives to bring significant efficiencies to its aircraft refueling operation. The new fuel farm has six times the capacity of the original facility, with three new aviation fuel tanks capable of storing 15 million liters of fuel in total – the equivalent of […]

Modernization works planned for Terminal E Satellite at DFW Airport

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport in Texas has unveiled a series of renovations planned for the nine-gate Terminal E Satellite facility, including six additional gates and more concessions space. Khaled Naja, executive vice president of infrastructure and development at DFW Airport, said, “As DFW continues to attract more air service and more customers, we […]

LAWA completes installation of automated security lanes at LAX

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has installed the final two automated screening lanes in the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California, bringing the total number of new security lanes up to 14. Carried out in partnership with the US TSA, the automated lanes allow up to five guests […]

Heathrow Terminal 1 memorabilia auction date set

The first auction for memorabilia from Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 1 is to take place on April 21, 2018. The auction provides airport enthusiasts with the chance to bid on more than 200 items, ranging from signage to furniture. Terminal 1 opened in 1968 and was formally dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II in April 1969. It […]

Groupe ADP launches first autonomous shuttle trial

Groupe ADP has launched a trial of two fully electric, driverless shuttles at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, the first of its kind at a French airport. Transport operator Keolis has teamed up with Navya, the French autonomous shuttle designer, to carry out the pilot project until July 2018. The goal is to test how the […]

Infrastructure, Costs Key to Harness Power of Aviation in Latin America

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean to focus on infrastructure, costs and the region’s regulatory framework. By concentrating on these areas, the economic and social benefits of aviation can be maximized while accommodating the region’s expanding demand for air connectivity. Aviation already plays an important […]