ACI World issues guidance on airside safety and operations during COVID-19. Airports advised to implement special measures to maintain safety standards
April 6, 2020
Under the agreement, ENGIE will supply LHR with biomethane from anaerobic digestion (AD) to all gas meter points across all terminals until March 2022.
As per the contract awarded by Dubai Airports, Bee’ah will be managing both airside and landside waste management operations of DXB and DWC including non-hazardous waste, hazardous waste, used cooking and used engine oil waste and all recyclables, said a statement from the company.
The Climate Leadership Conference and Awards bring together forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia and the non-profit community to address climate change through policy, innovation and business solutions.
The Queensland Waste to Biofutures (W2B) Fund provides targeted funding for pilot, demonstration or commercially scalable biorefinery projects that use conventional waste streams or biomass to produce bioenergy, biofuels and high-value bioproducts.
Such a waiver will give airlines the legal certainty that they can suspend routes and cut the capacity they offer without losing their future entitlement to slots they will not be using at congested airports.
The COVID-19 outbreak is of considerable concern to the aviation industry and poses specific challenges in terms of traffic, revenues and connectivity.
“The digital twin was born in Bohemia,” says Anthony Natale, SITA’s vice president, Northeast United States, Canada, and Bermuda. “It came up in a conversation with a customer and evolved to a new indispensable tool for airport operations teams.”
By eliminating inefficiency, embedding always-on tracking of ULDs and abandoning redundant paper systems, the use of blockchain is expected to save the industry $400m a year in improved efficiency, fewer losses and prevention of damage.
ACI issues airport IT best practice guidance during COVID-19 pandemic. Cybersecurity is a key issue with large numbers of staff now working remotely
Airports looking to increase capacity are now presented with a bewildering range of potential enablers. Whilst each airport will need to carefully evaluate the potential benefits and order of these enablers two key issues need to be considered.
In response to the massive impact COVID-19 is having on the industry, Airports Council International (ACI) World has today called for measures to protect the livelihoods of millions of employees who work at airports around the world.
Against the backdrop of the sharp traffic decline, Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) and its subsidiaries began several weeks ago to implement far-reaching measures to secure the airport's liquidity.
Airport operators & service providers call for “urgent supporting measures” from European Commission & States
ACI World urges a global temporary suspension of airport slot requirements. Move would help airports and airlines recover faster once the crisis is over.
COVID-19 pandemic have led to a prolonged decrease in air traffic, with no end in sight. This is having a major impact on air navigation service providers (ANSPs) across the globe. Therefor, CANSO urges States to consider air navigation service providers in recovery plans.
Its researchers discovered that 13 airports had data leaks or exposure at a critical risk level, which the company defines as a “recent leak of highly confidential data (e.g. PII, PHI, IDs, financial records, plaintext passwords for production systems, etc.).
Moscow's Sheremetyevo Duty Free opens luxury market place in new Terminal C. In the new Terminal C of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, Sheremetyevo Duty Free – a joint venture between the airport, Gebr. Heinemann and Greenway – launched its luxury market place. Once all the stores are open, the new luxury FAWJ market place will have a total sales area of approx. 1,160 sqm.
Amsterdam, 27 February 2020 – The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) and Airports Council International (ACI) World have partnered to launch new guidance material for reducing aviation noise and emissions.
Awards recognize the largest number of winning airports ever this year. Results based on ACI World’s industry-leading Airport Service Quality programme
Letter to EU Transport Ministers and the European Commission COVID-19: Aviation Relief Programme
Following London Heathrow Airport’s third runway expansion being deemed unlawful, ADEPT’s ‘The Future of Aviation’ policy challenge paper emphasises the importance of the aviation industry and how it is vital to the UK remaining an economically viable nation following its exit from the European Union (EU), whilst stressing that climate change commitments still need to be considered and addressed.
IAG’s Willie Walsh said it was “scandalous” that after many decades, the Single European Sky still had not been implemented. The CEOs also criticised attempts to tax passengers and fuel on environmental grounds, saying that none of the revenues were used to help the industry decarbonise.
Representatives from Airbus, Avinor, Leonardo, Safran, SAS Scandinavian Airlines and Widerøe attended a meeting led by the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to initiate the work of the task force on zero emissions aviation.
In order to avoid duplicate names of terminal sections, gates and parking lots at BER, the building and parking lot infrastructure of Schönefeld Airport will already be renamed for the summer flight schedule.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, CEO of Emirates Group, officially inaugurated the state-of-the-art facility, which oversees operations at the airport that handled 86.4 million passengers in 2019.
The move comes as a means to monitor and contain the spread of COVID-19. The announcement means that residents will no longer be able to pass through the smart gates using their Emirates Id alone and will have to go through the immigration counters at the airport along with their passports
PANY&NJ has launched a 12-month pilot programme that combines mobile technology, artificial intelligence and real-time human interaction to help the visually impaired in navigating the airport.
DIVA, which stands for digital, innovation, ventures and analytics, is intended to help CAG develop, experiment and introduce new digital products and services, from concept to market launch.
Passengers at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport can now benefit from the advantages of the international "Heinemann & Me" customer loyalty programme.
March 11, 2020
AP Insights had an interview with Niclas Svedberg, Advisor of Airport Performance Services with ADB SAFEGATE and member of the NEXTT Workshop Group. He tells us more about the NEXTT initiative and shares his view on the airport of the future.
March 3, 2020
This partnership calls for Clean Energy to provide AUS with its Redeem™ brand of renewable natural gas (RNG), the first commercially available vehicle fuel made entirely from 100% organic waste.
Airport Council International (ACI Europe) has announced the latest certification of Munich Airport under its Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme.
Following investment of more than GBP 100 million in improving Heathrow’s energy efficiency and generating and purchasing renewable energy, the airport has reduced carbon emissions from airport buildings and infrastructure by 93% compared to 1990.
In recognition of its commitment towards promoting service excellence and improving customer experience, Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) in Amman, Jordan, has been awarded Level 1 of the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Customer Experience Accreditation.
The report cited the operator as saying it looks to complete the deal in H1 2020. IGA also cited strong interest from China and the Gulf region as well as banks from Europe. Around half of the new borrowing could come from the Chinese banks led by the ICBC.
The concessions were signed with concessionaires Adani Ahmedabad International Airport, Adani Lucknow International Airport and Adani Mangaluru International Airport, respectively.
GMR Airports has a portfolio of seven airports in three countries: India, the Philippines and Greece.
According to a statement from BAC, the advanced system is designed to deliver real-time connectivity that enhances passengers’ travel experience and the efficiency of operations for the airport’s partners and meets demand for high volumes of data.
Presented on a user-friendly interface, GroupBC’s common data environment is a turnkey construction solution which drives efficiency across the design, construction and operational phases.
LRM’s exclusive sensing technology is capable of identifying airport bottlenecks and enabling a smoother travel experience.
Paper assists in planning to expand capacity and optimizing available capacity Montreal, 13 February 2020 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today published guidance for airports to assist them in making the most of existing capacity while also planning to expand to meet growing global demand.
February 28, 2020
If you take a look around the world, you can see a number of examples of how airports have created architectural masterpieces in order to WOW their passengers. However, to create an unforgettable WOW factor, you do not necessarily need to spend obscene amounts of money on a fancy architecture. There is much more to it than that.
February 26, 2020
Entry Point North, with its headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, is a leading ATS academy training air traffic controllers and other aviation specialists coming from 150 customers in nearly 50 countries. CEO Anne Kathrine Jensen tells us more about the fascinating world of ATC Training and the challenges they face.
February 21, 2020
Swedavia launches electric aviation strategy – Åre Östersund ready for first electric aircraft in autumn 2020. Swedavia has adopted a strategy for electric aviation. The goal is to enable all ten Swedavia airports to handle electric aircraft and to be able to place the first commercial electrified route in service by around 2025. At Åre Östersund Airport, a testing venue for electric aircraft is planned to be put into operation during the autumn.
February 17, 2020
Under the terms of the agreement, for a period of 21 years Groupe ADP will purchase the electricity production of three new photovoltaic solar parks, to be built by Urbasolar. GazelEnergie will ensure the integration of these new renewable watt-hours into Groupe ADP’s consumption for the first three years.
For the third consecutive year, MUC has achieved ‘Leadership Level’ and earned an A rating in the Climate Change category.
The newly announced commitment is based on a review of the opportunities to cut aviation emissions and forms a central pillar of a new ‘Decarbonisation Road-Map: A Path to Net Zero’ published by Sustainable Aviation.
Volunteers, who will be required to put airport processes to the test, can register via the website ber-testen.de. The first trial operation is a station evacuation on 29 April 2020. Further testing will take place between 23 June and 15 October. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg, said: “The trial operation is an internationally established standard that will help us to open the airport as smoothly as possible. All major users will test the airport systems and core processes. We would be delighted if many Berliners and Brandenburgers were to attend the final rehearsal, help us make improvements and get to know the airport before the opening.”
Following preventive safety measures by some of the world’s major and busiest international airports to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after its outbreak in Wuhan, China, many other airports have initiated similar steps.
With the Testlab, situated at the heart of the airport terminal, LabCampus is creating opportunities for customers to present their new products and solutions to tens of thousands of travellers every day while conducting live testing.
The system will help airlines to ensure seamless arrival and departure processes at the airport.
New research has found that 97 out of 100 of the world’s major airports have security risks related to vulnerable web and mobile apps, mis-configured public cloud, dark web exposure or code repositories leaks.
CEETRA Chairman and Board have been successfully re-elected. The Central and Eastern European Travel Retail Association announced its next Travel Retail Forum to be held on 28 May 2020 at Bratislava Airport, which is also open to non-members, and will focus yet again on regulatory topics as well as industry news and best practice in travel retail.
February 5, 2020
Aerospace Big Data Series APAC | Americas | EMEA - These events bring together the MRO ecosystem including OEM’s, data and IT experts to discuss advancements in predictive maintenance strategies and how airlines can best utilise data and emerging technologies to maximise the benefits of predictive maintenance.
February 3, 2020
With sustainability and the climate emergency firmly established at the very top of its priorities, ACI EUROPE held its first Aviation Sustainability Summit in Brussels, Belgium on 22 January 2020.
The Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur Group has announced a series of measures to completely eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by the three airports it operates: Nice Côte d’Azur, Cannes Mandelieu and Golfe de Saint-Tropez.
In Australia, ground handler Dnata and logistics company Toll Group have signed a partnership to collaborate with Western Sydney Airport (SWZ) on the design of the freight precinct at the new Western Sydney International Airport.
ACI EUROPE has set out its recommendations for a comprehensive overhaul of the EU Airport Slot Regulation - calling for vital and overdue change in the way airport slot allocation is governed.
Users of the Pocketalk device speak into it, then the translation of their words is played through a speaker or displayed on screen.
Flight delays, re-bookings due to missed flights, and extreme weather conditions are some of the many factors that can disrupt a flight schedule, and Lufthansa Group has therefore chosen Google Cloud as a strategic partner to further improve its operational performance.
The 4th Annual A4E Aviation Summit 3 March 2020 | Brussels Bringing together Europe’s leading airline CEOs and global aviation leaders Europe’s aviation industry is facing many challenges: From socio-economic, to regulatory and environmental - the sector continues to adapt and evolve to overcome them, striving for a safer, more sustainable and more integrated Europe. The A4E Aviation Summit, in association with FlightGlobal, provides the perfect opportunity to take part in the discussion
January 28, 2020
ARE RUNWAY STATUS LIGHTS THE SOLUTION TO REDUCING RUNWAY ACCIDENTS? Aviation is one of the most regulated industries, behind nuclear, to ensure operations are safe because of how unforgiving the results of mistakes can be. This has resulted in huge reductions in aviation accidents over time; however, more improvements can always be made. James Lewis, ATM Consultant of Think Research Ltd, investigated whether runway status lights could reduce the likelihood of high severity runway incursions.
January 27, 2020
Airports Council International’s comprehensive 12th Annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition and the 6th ACI-World Bank Annual Aviation Symposium will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday, 24 – Thursday, 26 March 2020.
January 15, 2020
Tuesday 21 April - Thursday 23 April- Cubex Centre Prague, Czech Republic. Join 400 representatives from airports, travel retail operators, brands and other business partners focused on non-aeronautical revenues in the capital of Czech Republic.
January 15, 2020
Siemens Logistics has developed a new software solution that enables airports to combine and compare data from a range of functions
Japan’s NEC Corporation has developed a waiting time forecast system for the international passenger terminal at Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND), Japan.
British Airways has announced plans to test AI-powered autonomous robots at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) Terminal 5 (T5) to further enhance punctuality for passengers.
Indonesia’s State airport operator, PT Angkasa Pura II, plans to develop Kualanamu International Airport (KNO) compounds in North Sumatra Province into an aerocity and hub for passengers and freight in the western parts of Indonesia.
The expansion plan for London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in the UK will be delayed by more than a year, and the third runway now will probably be completed between early 2028 and late 2029, the airport said.
From 1 January 2020, Future Stewart Partners, a joint venture (JV) of AvPorts and Groupe ADP, will operate and maintain the terminal, landside and airfield at New York Stewart International Airport (SWF).
Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) has said that it will invest MXN 24 billion (USD 1.27 billion) to expand 12 Mexican airports over the next five years.
Carbon emissions per passenger have more than halved since 1990 thanks to improvements in fuel efficiency, according to an IATA report.
Beginning in 2025, Geneva Airport (GVA) in Switzerland will cool and heat its buildings with water from Lake Geneva.
Following its efforts to create a more sustainable future, London City Airport (LCY) in the UK has accomplished a significant achievement after being officially recognised by ACI World’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme for its operations being carbon neutral.
Airlines and airports in China are embracing artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to provide a personalised self-service experience, according to IT specialist SITA’s ‘2019 China IT Insights’.
Liège Airport (LGG) in Belgium has entered a partnership with Alibaba Cloud to leverage the Chinese tech company’s ‘Aviation Brain’ AI platforms across airport operations and ground handling procedures.
Changi Airport Group (CAG) in Singapore has announced that it will commit SGD 10 million to a two-year initiative that will work to up-skill its 2,000 employees in the face of the company’s digital transformation.
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has integrated new scanning software into its smartphone ground-handling Application to improve the efficiency of its workforce.
The much-delayed Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) in Germany is to open on 31 October 2020, its supervisory and management boards have confirmed.
Airport Authority Hong Kong announced the opening on 29 November 2019 of the extension to Terminal 1 (T1) at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG).
On 6 December 2019, the new south parallel runway at Kempegowda International Airport, in Bengaluru, India that began its construction work in mid-2018, opened for scheduled flight operations.
A new connections centre at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Canada was scheduled to commence first phase operations on 11 December 2019.
Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) welcomed a total of 722,792 passengers during October 2019, marking an impressive 10.4% increase in comparison to the same month last year.
Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) has reported that terminal passenger traffic at its 13 airports increased by 6.4% in November 2019, as compared to November 2018.
Nearly 196 million passengers travelled through airports in Turkey in the first 11 months of 2019, according to DHMI, the country’s airport authority.
The Philippines’ Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 has won an award at the World Architecture Festival, beating transport stations in other countries.
Airport Carbon Accreditation has released the annual results of the collective carbon management delivered by accredited airports in its 10th consecutive year.
The Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN), SkyNRG, Waterfall Group, and Vancouver Airport Authority, BC, in Canada recently announced the launch of BioPortYVR, an industry-led project to increase the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
While serving almost 17 million passengers, Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), TX, has continued to work with ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme, with the goal to reach carbon neutrality in 2020.
With the arrival of both LCCs and leading Middle East airlines running lean business models, and with increasing competition from bare-bones airports running at out-of-city locations, today’s airports have to investigate and analyse every aspect of their operations to ensure efficiency. The upside is that with smart management and increased efficiency, a by-product in the form of increased sustainability comes free – in both business and environmental terms. An efficient airport is a sustainable airport.1
Munich Airport has been recognized for its effective climate change efforts by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an international organization that supports companies and cities with the disclosure of environmental data
Brussels Airport has just secured a successful renewal at the highest currently available level of carbon management within Airport Carbon Accreditation - Level 3+ Neutrality.
We’re constantly hearing airports say, ‘My terminal was designed for 10 million passengers, now I’m at 15 million, we’re growing 10% each year and we’re struggling to cope!’ The same challenge of operating beyond capacity affects tiny and massive airports alike.