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Strong support for Gatwick’s master plan as airport confirms way forward for sustainable development

Gatwick has published its final master plan and a report on its 12-week public consultation, which concluded earlier this year. This consultation showed strong support for airport development with two thirds of respondents saying they support Gatwick ‘making best use of its existing runways’ in line with Government policy. The final master plan sets out […]

Operator appointed for new T1 at Newark

A Munich Airport International subsidiary has been named operator of the new US$2.7bn Terminal One at Newark Liberty International Airport. The US airport’s owner, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, has reached an agreement with EWR Terminal One, a 100% subsidiary of Munich Airport International (MAI), to operate and maintain the terminal. […]

Beards and plastic surgery among the factors affecting e-passport gates

New research has revealed some of the common reasons for passengers using e-passports failing checks at borders around the world. While passengers are reminded to remove hats, glasses and scarves before entering the gate, the research, compiled by contact lens retailer Feel Good Contacts, found that physical factors such as beards, facial piercings, weight loss […]

Ambassador celebrates Heathrow’s special security relationship with US during visit

US Ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, praised Heathrow as the gateway underpinning the special relationship between the countries on a visit to the airport. Getting a behind-the-scenes look at how Heathrow operates at 99% capacity, Ambassador Johnson commended Heathrow’s joint work with US security authorities to keep transatlantic skies safe. On behalf of the […]

Canberra Airport to overhaul retail terminal

Canberra Airport is partnering with new retailers to add more than 1,000m² (10,760ft²) of retail, food and beverage destinations with a focus on local food and locally made gifts. After a competitive market tender process, Australian airport food and beverage company Airport Retail Enterprises (ARE) has been awarded the food and beverage component of the […]

Accessible Aviation: Galloping Growth

ICAO, IATA and ACI are aggressively working their ways to make the aviation industry more and more accessible to people with disabilities Every day, over 100,000 flights transport over 10 million passengers across a global air transportation network comprising over 1,400 scheduled airlines, 26,000 aircraft in service and 3,900 airports. The aviation industry is increasingly […]

International Brazil Air Show will debate about the air sector of Latin America

The first Brazilian event focused on the international aerospace industry and airport infrastructure, IBAS – International Brazil Air Show will bring together leaders of the global air segment to discuss the development of the sector in Latin America, responsible for 1.4% Brazilian GDP (Gross Domestic Product), R$25.1 billion, according to data from the International Air […]

The importance of Ground Handling in reducing costs and increasing the quality of service

The Auxiliary Air Transport Services, or Ground Handling, responsible for 42 thousand direct jobs and fundamental for the sustainable development of the sector, will be one of the themes presented in IBAS – International Brazil Air Show 2019. Aviation growth requires that the supply chain also prepare for this challenge by investing in specialized equipment […]

Autonomous baggage dollies enjoy successful trial at Heathrow

Autonomous vehicle specialist, Aurrigo, claims to come up with a new way of transporting luggage around airports, citing the successful trial of the world’s first automomoted baggage dolly at London’s Heathrow Airport as an example of just what can be achieved.  The company was approached by International Airlines Group (IAG) to use its driverless expertise […]