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VINCI Airports deploys a customised tool to improve Airfield Pavement Management

VINCI Airports announces the deployment of a new customised solution to continue to guarantee the optimal quality of its airport pavements. This system, named APMS – Airport Pavement Management System – centralizes data on pavement condition monitoring and enables the optimal planning of maintenance work required for airport pavements: runways, taxiways and aircraft parking areas. […]

IATA Adds Environmental Sustainability to its Training Curriculum

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an environmental sustainability training program together with the University of Geneva (UNIGE). While sustainability has played an important role in the industry for many years, it is a key priority as the sector rebuilds from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent survey of more […]

LATAM Renews Cargo Contract with WFS in Spain

LATAM Airlines has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a cargo handling contract extension at Barcelona Airport. Having initially appointed WFS in Barcelona in 2018, LATAM has now signed a new three-year agreement for WFS to handle cargo onboard its Boeing 767 operations carrying import and export shipments through Barcelona annually. “WFS is our partner for […]

IFSEC Global Top Influencers in Security & Fire 2021 unveiled

On Wednesday 21st July, this year’s list of IFSEC Global Top Influencers in Security & Fire 2021 was unveiled. Selected from hundreds of nominations and a judging process by a highly respected international panel, the influencer awards span several categories, with those recognised in the list coming from across the globe. View this year’s IFSEC […]

New tool assists airports to plan capacity increases as recovery continues

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today released a new tool to assist airports in terminal planning to increase capacity as the global recovery from the pandemic continues. The new Static Capacity Tool – developed by ACI World Business Partner Redwater Consulting Group – will assist by helping airports to evaluate the level of resource […]

Jamco and ANA Partner to Test the World’s First Hands-Free Lavatory Door

Innovative design enables passengers to keep newly-washed hands cleanJamco Corporation announces its new, hands-free lavatory lock knob and door handle, developed in collaboration with All Nippon Airways (ANA), a Skytrax certified 5 Star Airline in Japan. For passengers that do not wish to use their fingers or hands to touch the lavatory door, Jamco and […]

The Malta Airport Foundation collects 1.8 tonnes of marine litter

Marsaxlokk and Marsalforn were the two localities chosen by the Malta Airport Foundation for this year’s underwater clean-ups. With the help of some 30 divers from Calypso Subaqua Club and Atlam Subaqua Club as well as several other volunteers who gave a helping hand on land, the Malta Airport Foundation collected around 1.8 tonnes of […]

IATA – Tax is not the Answer to Aviation Sustainability

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the reliance on taxation as the solution for cutting aviation emissions in the EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ proposal is counter-productive to the goal of sustainable aviation. EU policy needs to support practical emission reduction measures such as incentives for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) and modernization of air […]

Stark impact of COVID-19 on global traffic persists amid improving outlook

New Airports Council International (ACI) World data shows the lasting adverse impact of the COVID-19 crisis is forecast to remove an additional five billion passengers by the end of this year compared to the pre-COVID-19 forecast. Compared to 2019 levels this is expected to be -47.3% by year end with domestic passenger traffic recovering faster […]

100% Business Class Airline La Compagnie Partners with WFS for First-Ever Cargo Route

La Compagnie, the 100% SMART BUSINESS CLASS airline, has appointed Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to support its first-ever venture into the air cargo market. It has awarded WFS a three-year contract to handle cargo onboard its Airbus A321LR services from Paris Orly to New York’s Newark International Airport, which will increase from the current four […]