Airports

Dynapac Compactors ‘take off’ For Laos

September 18, 2009 0

Six Dynapac vibratory compactors are being used by main contractor Italian-Thai Development during the upgrading and extension works to Pakse International Airport, in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The airport, one of the three international […]

Airports

Geneva’s New ‘Lost & Found’ Bag Kiosk

September 18, 2009 0

In August, Swissport International introduced a new self-service facility for reporting lost baggage at Geneva.  Its new Lost & Found Self-Service Kiosk, linked to the Worldtracer database, enables unfortunate travellers who find that their baggage […]

Airports

NATS Unveils Contingency Tower

September 18, 2009 0

NATS Services Ltd (NSL) has developed and put into service the world’s first full safety certified remote airport contingency control room that can keep flights moving through Heathrow airport in the event of a serious […]

Airports

Kemble Rebrands as Cotswolds

September 18, 2009 0

Kemble Airport in Gloucestershire, UK, has been rebranded as Cotswolds Airport by its owner, Ronan Harvey.  Formerly Royal Air Force Kemble, the airfield was home to the Red Arrows display team in the 1970s but […]

Aircraft

A380 Visits Birmingham, UK

September 18, 2009 0

  On September 9, the world’s largest airliner, the Airbus A380, paid a visit to Birmingham International Airport, UK, as part of the site’s 70th anniversary celebrations. Emirates replaced its usual A340 service for the […]

Air Cargo

New Air Cargo Facility For Houston

September 18, 2009 0

The Houston Airport System (HAS) is to open a new 61,484 sq ft (5,712m2) cold-storage air cargo facility at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).  From November 1, Tradewinds Cargo Handling will accept perishable imports flown […]

Airports

Detroit Awarded Grants

September 18, 2009 0

Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) has been awarded more than $2.3 million in grants by the FAA.  The money will be used in reconstructing the crosswind Runway 09L/27R and in the preliminary redesign of Runway 04R/22L.  […]

Airports

Russian Airport Development

September 18, 2009 0

Significant investments are being made to enhance facilities at airports throughout Russia.  The most notable project is at Pulkovo International Airport in Russia’s second largest city of St Petersburg, where an international consortium has pledged […]

Airports

Upgrade For Vancouver’s Tarsier System

September 18, 2009 0

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has become the first commercial airport in the world to install a day and night camera to its existing Tarsier Foreign Object Debris (FOD) radar detection system.  This will upgrade its […]

Airports

London/Heathrow Renovations Continue

September 18, 2009 0

BAA HAS completed the latest phase of a £133 million project to upgrade London/Heathrow’s Terminal 3.  This involved renovating the check-in area at a cost of £16 million to provide more space, the latest technology […]