New Organisation Aims To Strengthen Global Border Security

A former UK Border Force head is behind a new organisation that aims to strengthen border management globally. The International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA) is the brainchild of Tony Smith, who also led the UK government’s border security programme for London 2012 which saw three million athletes, coaches, spectators and officials processed at the […]

European Regions Airline Association crown London City Airport the Airport of the Year 2017

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) has awarded London City Airport the ERA Airport of the Year 2017 at the association’s annual General Assembly in Athens. The airport’s Chief Commercial Officer, Richard Hill, collected the award in front of an audience of airport and aviation industry figures on the evening of Wednesday 18 October. An […]

Kharkiv asks EASA to drop aircraft movement restrictions

Kharkiv City Council made a plea to Ukraine’s government and Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman to interfere in communication with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and ask it not to expand the existing ban on flights over Eastern Ukraine. The Council‘s statement asks Ukraine‘s government „not to allow to close the airspace over Kharkiv“. It […]

Digital workforce planning for ground handling personnel

An efficient and flexible workforce planning system is essential for airport ground handling. topsystem Systemhaus GmbH has developed a new workforce and shift planning tool to optimise the time-consuming organisation of employees. The rostering software APHIS (Aviation Personnel Handling and Information System) is tailored to the exact requirements of ground handlers. It uses all information […]

Edgemoor reveals terminal design plans for Kansas City International Airport

Real estate developer Edgemoor Infrastructure has revealed the preliminary design plans for the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport in Missouri. This follows Edgemoor’s appointment as the lead developer responsible for designing, building and financing the new terminal in late September. The redeveloped facility will cover approximately 750,000ft² and will include 35 gates with […]

ACI World unveils Aviation Benefits 2017 report

ACI World has partnered with major aviation organizations from around the globe, including IATA, ICAO, CANSO and ICCAIA, to launch its Aviation Benefits 2017 report, detailing the employment, socio-economic and consumer benefits relating to air transport capabilities. The new joint report, aimed mainly at government leaders and national planners, contains a summarized checklist on the […]

Dreamliners flying high as Heathrow hits new low noise record

Heathrow’s new “Fly Quiet and Clean” report shows airlines are increasingly using the quietest, cleanest aircraft in their routes to Britain’s hub airport. The report ranks the 50 busiest airlines operating at Heathrow from April to June this year, based on seven noise and emissions metrics. The latest results come as Heathrow hits a noise […]

Brisbane makes Sister Airport agreement with Chongqing

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has entered into a Sister Airport agreement with the Chongqing Airport Group of China, which will see the two airports share expertise on operational and commercial development and tourism market development. The Sister Airport agreement reflects the close ties between Brisbane and Chongqing developed under the Sister City relationship since 2005. […]

US airports granted $264 million for infrastructure improvement

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the plans to award $264 million in airport infrastructure grants to 95 airports in 31 states across the United States as part of the an Airport Improvement Program. “The Airport Improvement Program helps to maintain our aviation infrastructure and supports safety, capacity, security and environmental improvements,” said US Department […]