Monthly Archives: May 2018

Denver International Airport breaks ground on Gate Expansion Project

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver International Airport (DEN) CEO Kim Day joined airline partners to celebrate the official groundbreaking of the Gate Expansion Project, which will add 39 new gates to the airport by spring 2021, an increase in gate capacity of 30 percent. “The airport has experienced a tremendous increase in passengers, […]

Gatwick Airport in UK’s first end-to-end biometrics trial

Gatwick Airport has today announced the UK’s first trial of end-to-end biometrics – where personal data collected at the airport’s self-service bag drops will be recognised by new automated self-boarding gates – simplifying and speeding up the process for passengers and reducing the risk of human error.  The trial is being run in partnership with […]

Prague Airport and Incheon International Airport Corporation sign partnership agreement

Prague Airport and Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC), the operator of Incheon International Airport in South Korea, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the companies work together on airport operations and development, security improvements and customer experience, as well as sustainable growth. The MoU also considers the development of new technologies, […]

dBD Communications are attending The British-Irish Airports EXPO, 12th-13th June 2018 at Stand #B17

dBD Communications continue to support the Airport Ground Services industry, with our short range wireless intercom products from pushback activity to engineering maintenance, our Minerva solution allows users untethered communications around the aircraft, with ranges exceeding 150 metres. Bluetooth wireless duplex communication (talk and listen) capability offers freedom of movement and less trip hazards in […]

Gatwick Airport installs IT network in US$15m deal

Gatwick Airport has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to future-proof its entire IT network as part of a US$15m deal. The new network, provided by HPE and Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Aruba, allows the airport to take advantage of new, modern technologies for the benefit of airport users, including more than 250 on-site businesses, […]

Bristol Airport Looks Towards 2050 in Latest Consultation on Future Facilities

Planning application to increase capacity will set blueprint for the next decade Consultation commences today (14 May) on the latest proposals for the long-term development of Bristol Airport, including more detailed plans for continued growth over the next decade. ‘Towards 2050’ includes a Charter for Future Growth in five key areas:  aviation, economic impact, Green […]

Poland approves new airport, despite criticism

The Polish parliament voted in favour of a “special act” on May 10, 2018, giving a green light to the country’s new massive airport project: Central Communication Port “Solidarność”, aimed to become “European gate to China”. The act should provide flexibility for the financing of the project and help acquiring the necessary land. “Solidarność” airport is […]

Finavia launches expansion and modernization program for Lapland airports

State-owned Finnish airport operator Finavia has committed to investing €55m (US$66m) in expanding and modernizing Rovaniemi, Kittilä and Ivalo airports in Lapland, with work beginning with immediate effect. Kimmo Mäki, CEO of Finavia, said, “Finavia’s large-scale investment will enable the further growth of Lapland’s tourism industry and increase Finland’s accessibility and competitiveness. With this development […]

Gatwick provides jobs boost with more than 1,200 positions available

London Gatwick has announced vacancies for more than 1,200 retail, restaurant, check-in desk assistance and luggage handling roles, further demonstrating the airport’s commitment to boosting employment in the local community. The announcement reflects Gatwick’s continued growth as it gets ready to face its busiest summer on record. More than 800 jobs are being offered from […]

Heathrow Signs Landmark Deal to Host One of the UK’s Largest Electric Vehicle Fleets

Heathrow, Jaguar and travel services company WeKnowGroup have signed a landmark deal that will see a fleet of up to 200 fully-electric Jaguar I-PACE vehicles available to passengers for travel to and from Heathrow. The service, to roll-out in summer 2018, will create the largest chauffeur-driven fleet of electric vehicles in the UK and support […]