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Wellington to reconstruct apron

Wellington Airport’s apron taxiway is to undergo major reconstruction for the first time since the New Zealand facility opened in 1959

TSA upgrades to CT at Elmira Corning

A computed tomography checkpoint scanner is to be installed at the TSA checkpoint at Elmira Corning Regional Airport

Vilnius trials prototype bus


Trials are underway at Vilnius Airport of a Lithuanian-designed and built electric bus known as Dancer

Ford launches FLITE

Michigan’s Gerald R Ford International Airport Authority has introduced the Ford Launchpad for Innovative Technologies and Entrepreneurship, known as FLITE

Kaddouri to drive Swissport ESG efforts

Nadia Kaddouri has been appointed chief strategy and sustainability officer of ground services specialist Swissport International

Award win for Liberty Defense shoe scanning tech

Liberty Defense Holdings’ millimetre-wave shoe screening technology has won the 2022 Interagency Partnership Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer

Lagardere and Four Pillars pop up in Melbourne

Australia’s Four Pillars gin has joined forces with Lagardere Travel Retail and Melbourne Airport to bring a pop-up gin shop to Terminal 1

Van der walt joins Nexshore board

Nexshore, which powers the OneRecord air cargo logistics data-sharing platform, has appointed Lionel van der Walt to its advisory board

Vanderlande concept picked up by DHS

A self-screening passenger security checkpoint concept developed by Vanderlande and partners is to undergo DHS testing

IATA confirms Leger in commercial role

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Frederic Leger senior vice president for commercial products and services

ADB Safegate acquires DBT Transportation Services

Airport systems provider ADB Safegate has acquired DBT Transportation Services, which specialises in weather systems, sensor technologies and services for the aviation industry

Iris ID unveils new authentication readers

Iris ID has launched the self-serve iCAM D2000 and IrisBar authentication readers, which it describes as ideal for airports

BAC makes volunteer commitment

Bahrain Airport Company has committed to providing volunteers to Injaz Bahrain, a non-profit youth empowerment organisation

Green FBO world-first for Berlin

Jetex and Berlin Neuhardenberg Airport are to develop an executive aviation terminal and fixed base operation (FBO) at the German airport

Perth upgrades passenger screening

Western Australia’s Perth Airport has embarked on a significant upgrade to its passenger screening infrastructure, across all terminals.

Avinor launches wide-ranging tenders

Norwegian airports operator Avinor is launching multiple contracts, with a combined value of €830m, across retail, F&B and convenience stores

Vinci takes over operation of Manaus

France’s Vinci Airports has taken over the operation of Manaus International Airport in Brazil, under a 30-year concession contract

WFS and Polar Air Cargo unveil LAX partnership

Worldwide Flight Services has signed a new long-term cargo handling partnership with Polar Air Cargo at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LED light switch for Glasgow airfield

A project is underway to swap the LED floodlights at Glasgow Airport’s airfield with a more sustainable model that is 25% more energy efficient

DEN wins Great Hall green light

Denver City Council has approved Denver International Airport’s proposed plan for the Great Hall Completion, the final phase of the Great Hall Project

Dufry extends La Romana concession

Travel retailer Dufry has extended its duty-free concession at La Romana International Airport in the Dominican Republic by a decade

COVID changes airport IT priorities

CIOs are relying on technology to support industry recovery, according to new findings from SITA’s 2021 Air Transport IT Insights

VIDEO: TSA’s top 10 catches of 2021

The United States’ Transportation Security Administration has revealed a list of the ten strangest items it confiscated in 2021

CAA to create environmental sustainability panel

The UK Civil Aviation Authority is to establish an environmental sustainability panel and has begun an open application process for potential members

Supply chain disruptions hit cargo 

IATA data for global air cargo markets showed lower growth in November 2021, due to supply chain disruptions and capacity constraints

Travelex launches FX services at Stansted

Foreign exchange brand Travelex has launched a full range of bureaux and ATM services at London/ Stansted Airport

LHR reports Omicron-hit December

COVID-19 continues to pose significant challenges for the travel industry, with Heathrow welcoming only 19.4 million passengers in 2021, below even 2020 levels

Menzies appoints SVP digital & innovation

Aviation logistics specialist Menzies Aviation has named Filip Nekvinda senior vice president of digital & innovation, a newly created role

London Oxford upgrades fire and rescue

London Oxford, the UK’s fifth busiest business aviation airport, has upgraded its Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (RFFS) to Category 6 (full time)

Denver promotes Albo

Denver International Airport has promoted Andrea Albo to deputy chief of staff, effective January 10