Airline Focus

IATA Enables Airlines to Share Turbulence Data

December 13, 2018 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched its Turbulence Aware data platform to help airlines avoid turbulence when planning routes tactically in flight. IATA said its Turbulence Aware augments an airline’s ability to forecast […]

Air Traffic Control

Remote Tower Operational for Saarbrücken Airport

December 4, 2018 0

Since the early hours of December 4, traffic at Saarbrücken Airport (IATA: SCN) is no longer controlled from the tower on site but from hundreds of kilometres away in Leipzig. DFS, the German air navigation […]


UK and USA Agree new Open Skies Arrangements

November 28, 2018 0

A Statement from the UK’s Department for Transport: November 28, 2018: The UK’s Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has today (Wednesday, 28th November) announced the conclusion of a new ‘open skies’ air services arrangement with the […]

Air Traffic Control

Brisbane Airport Corporation Signs NATS Deal

November 23, 2018 0

The Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has agreed a deal with the air traffic service provider NATS for a range of airport and air traffic services to support the airport’s growth over the next two-and-a-half years.  […]

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London Southend Airport Unveils Community Garden

November 8, 2018 0

A Community Garden featuring 2,000 red ceramic poppies, made by hundreds of children from 25 schools in the region, was unveiled at London Southend Airport on November 8. The dramatic installation on the lawn in […]

Air Traffic Control

Birmingham Airport Launches Draft Master Plan

November 6, 2018 0

Birmingham Airport (BHX) has launched its draft Master Plan, titled, The Midlands Gateway to the World.  It described the plan as “ambitious yet sustainable” and said it was focussed upon “addressing the key constraints to […]

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New Mexico City Airport Project Cancelled

October 31, 2018 0

The construction of a new airport for Mexico City has halted after a public vote to decide its fate.  About a third of the $13.3 billion project is already complete but, during his election campaign, […]

Air Traffic Control

Serco Awarded Contract Extension at MOD St Athan

October 25, 2018 0

Serco, the international services company, has been awarded a one year extension to its contract to provide a range of support services at Ministry of Defence (MOD) St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan in […]

Air Cargo

Istanbul New Airport Completes ORAT Test

October 19, 2018 1

The Istanbul New Airport (INA) has completed its Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) programme in time for its October 29 ‘soft opening’. The INA will become the world’s largest airport under one roof. A […]

Air Traffic Control

Gatwick Plans Routine use of its Existing Standby Runway

October 18, 2018 0

A draft master plan issued by Gatwick Airport explores the use of its existing standby runway. Gatwick is well-known for being the world’s busiest single-runway operation and recently lost out in a hard-fought battle for […]