Monthly Archives: July 2020

Open architecture could benefit airport security

Regulators and airport operators from across Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East say they have joined forces to promote the introduction of open architecture in airport security systems. In a recently published paper, prepared by Heathrow Airport Limited and Avinor AS and endorsed by a wide range of regulators and airport stakeholders, the […]

Mitnija to build a new passenger departure terminal at Vilnius Airport

Mitnija, one of the largest construction companies in Lithuania, has won an almost EUR 25 million public tender to build a new 14,400 sq. m passenger terminal at Vilnius International Airport. The contract also includes transformation of another 34,000 sq. m of access areas. The project was commissioned by Lithuanian Airports, a state-owned enterprise. After […]

Saab-contracted ATC Tower Simulator for Taiwan

Micro Nav delivered a 360° 3D ATC simulator to Taiwan Air Navigation and Weather Services (ANWS), including full integration with the Saab Integrated ATC Suite (I-ATS) operational system. Saab contracted Micro Nav to provide the 360° 3D tower simulator for ANWS, Taiwan’s ANSP, including a two-year warranty period. The new simulator was required to support […]

New security body-scanners at Canberra Airport – safer flying 

The Canberra Airport has installed a new security screening system with technology from Smiths Detection to further improve the screening of passengers and their carry-on luggage.     Head of Aviation, Michael Thomson, said Canberra Airport has world-class security processes and the new machines will provide even better screening of passengers and safer flying.     “Canberra […]

A New Way to Travel

The resumption of commercial air transport at Quito International Airport from June 1 has marked a milestone in Latin America, having reactivated its regular operations by applying strict measures and sanitary protection procedures, which includes continuous cleaning and disinfection of all passenger and airport personnel transit areas. The main focus of the entire Quito International […]

Tampa turns to technology in quest for cleanliness

In an era of increased cleanliness, airports have been reviewing their hygiene practices and increasingly are turning to new technological solutions to aid their efforts. In the case of Tampa International Airport in Florida, it has harnessed a variety of new equipment to minimize the labor needed to sanitize its facilities. For example, the airport […]

Consortium to revamp Sofia airport

The Bulgarian Ministry of Transport has announced the signing of a concessionaire agreement with the SOF Connect consortium for the modernization of Sofia Airport. The consortium comprises partners Meridiam, Strabag and Munich Airport and will begin a process of overhauling the Bulgarian capital’s airport facilities. Thierry Déau, founder and CEO of Meridiam, stated, “Our ambition […]

New airline contracts for WFS Ground Handling in Spain

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won three new airline ground handling contracts in Spain. In Madrid, WFS is now providing ramp and cargo handling services for Airest’s Saab340 cargo flights, which arrive from Germany’s Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport five days a week. WFS handles both import and export shipments on these services, which also connect Madrid with […]

Frankfurt Flights Back As London City Airport Recovery Momentum Builds

Key business route returning to the central London airport from 6th September Twice-daily flights between the two global financial centres Lufthansa latest major airline to resume London City flights as demand from passengers continues  London City Airport and Lufthansa have announced that flights between central London and Frankfurt will resume at the start of September. […]