Monthly Archives: May 2020

Indian airports welcome back passengers

Airports in India have put new safety and hygiene measures in place as they welcome back passengers. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited, operator of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, has implemented contactless boarding, thermal scanning, hand sanitizer dispensers and additional cleaning. Trolleys at Rajiv Gandhi International, which reopened yesterday (Monday, May 25), are now going through […]

European safety guidelines announced

Following yesterday’s story in which we reported that the ACI and IATA had joined forces to call for global COVID-19-tackling measures in airports, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have made their recommendations to protect public health while making air travel viable. Key measures including […]

Covid-19 rapid testing requirement is implemented at Quito International Airport

Quiport installed 10 testing stations so that health personnel can take samples comfortably, efficiently and safely. The Government, Municipality of Quito and concessionaire organize the requirements for controls and sanitary measures from the beginning of the pandemic. Quito, May 20, 2020. – On Monday, May 18, the rapid tests for Covid-19 began at the Quito […]

Increase in demand for Micro Nav’s Remote ATC simulation

For years, Micro Nav has offered BEST Remote as part of its single solution ATC simulation product, BEST (Beginning to End for Simulation and Training).  The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a dramatic change in circumstances and impacted on working patterns unlikely to change in the immediate future. More work is delivered remotely, and this has brought the existing […]

Training and Interoperability to be discussed at Helicopter Technology CEE 2020

SMi Reports: Key speakers covering training and interoperability at the 6th annual Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2020 will return to Budapest, Hungary for the 1 – 2 September 2020. SMi Group’s 6th annual Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2020 will return to Budapest, Hungary for the 1 – 2 September 2020. As […]

IATA: Quarantine will hurt air travel

IATA is urging governments to find alternatives to quarantine measures, warning it will hurt air travel. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) made the warning as it released data showing the damage COVID-19 is causing to the air travel industry. In its baseline scenario, IATA warned that global passenger demand in 2021 is likely to […]

Vilnius Airport implements necessary safety measures and is ready to resume passenger flights

Vilnius Airport will see the first post-pandemic passenger flight on May 13th. Germany’s national carrier Lufthansa will perform the first renewed flight between Frankfurt am Main and Vilnius. Lithuania’s largest airport is fully ready to resume passenger flights. The airport has implemented necessary health safety measures that are recommended by national health officials and international […]

Quito International Airport reaches the premier category in the world

The British examiner SKYTRAX, dedicated to the quality analysis and comparison of different airlines and airports around the world, awarded the coveted 5-star rating to the Quito International Airport, in Ecuador. This qualification places Mariscal Sucre Airport among the best in the world in terms of service quality and passenger experience, becoming the first in […]

Heathrow to trial COVID-19 detection tech

Heathrow Airport will trial technology to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, CEO John Holland-Kaye told the government yesterday (Wednesday May 6). The airport’s CEO informed the House of Commons Transport Committee that concepts under review include UV sanitation for security trays, facial recognition thermal screening technology and contact-free security screening equipment. Before any new measures […]