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Brazil’s Salvador Bahia Airport (SSA) has been acknowledged as the ‘Most Sustainable Aerodrome in Brazil in 2019’ by the country’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC).

The ‘Sustainable Aerodromes’ survey has mapped environmental management practices at the country’s airports; in this mapping, 36 indicators were taken into account, including water, power and waste management, climate change, atmospheric emissions, noise, soil, fauna and flora, as well as environmental awareness-raising and organisational management.

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May 29, 2020

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In the UK, a first-of-a-kind plant making low-carbon jet fuel from household waste is set to get approval after a prolonged planning process drew to a close recently.

Velocys wants to build Europe’s first full-scale green jet fuel plant in Lincolnshire, turning household waste into 60 million litres of low-carbon jet fuel every year.

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May 29, 2020

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Lufthansa Group and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), together with its spin-offs Clime-works and Synhelion, have signed a joint Letter of Intent (LoI) for possible cooperation the field of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).

The researchers and engineers at ETH Zurich have developed innovative processes that make it possible to extract CO2 from the atmosphere and, together with water and with the help of concentrated sunlight, convert it into a synthesis gas that can be used to produce jet fuel.

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May 29, 2020

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Airports around the world continue to announce innovative measures designed to boost travellers’ confidence.

In London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in the UK, for example, trials of temperature screening technology have started in the Terminal 2 immigration hall.

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May 29, 2020

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Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) has completed a major upgrade of its core network which will enable the airport community to leverage its state-of-the-art technologies.

Taking advantage of the current global and domestic travel restrictions, MAHB has been able to work 24/7 to complete this entire migration in four months, allowing the airport operator to speed up its digital transformation - which began before the Covid-19 pandemic.

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May 29, 2020

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COVID-19 compels aviation industry to speed up the modernisation of the ATM system and prioritise business continuity

COVID-19 compels aviation industry to speed up the modernisation of the ATM system and prioritise business continuity. Frequentis emphasises benefit of SESAR virtual centre concept during pandemic

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May 28, 2020

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Economic Stabilization Fund approves Lufthansa's stabilization package

Deutsche Lufthansa AG has been informed by the Economic Stabilization Fund (WSF) of the Federal Republic of Germany that the WSF has approved the stabilization package for the company up to EUR 9 billion.

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May 28, 2020

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Munich Airport preparing for rebound in air traffic

Munich Airport preparing for rebound in air traffic. Package for safe travel.

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May 18, 2020

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Aviation is one of the earliest and most visible economic losers of restrictions introduced to stop the spread of Covid-19, with 95% of passenger flights grounded.

The industry says it is facing more than USD 250 billion in losses for 2020. Recent weeks have seen regular cries for help from individual airlines and the sector more broadly, closely followed by condemnation from environmental and social justice campaigners, suspicious that the aviation industry is using the crisis to further delay action on climate change.

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May 13, 2020

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Aviation emissions covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) rose by 1% in 2019, as against an overall decrease of 9% from stationary installations.

However, the European Commission described the increase from 67.49 million t of CO2 in 2018 to 68.14 million t in 2019 as significantly smaller than in previous years.

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May 13, 2020

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India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has asked the civil aviation ministry to expedite the privatisation of six more airports in a bid to make them more efficient.

Modi has called for a start to a tendering process in three months for Amritsar, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Indore, Raipur, and Trichy Airports following a review of policies to make the aviation sector more efficient.

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May 13, 2020

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Local authorities across Greater Manchester have agreed to invest about GBP 260 million in Manchester Airports Group (MAG).

MAG owns Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports, to help safeguard its future amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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May 13, 2020

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Construction projects at Tampa International Airport (TPA), FL, have been sped up while air travel has slowed to a trickle.

The airport is pushing ahead with USD 150 million of essential projects to prepare TPA for rapid future growth.

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May 13, 2020

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The US FAA has announced airport safety and infrastructure grants worth USD 1.187 billion to 439 US airports.

The announcement was made by US Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao. The FAA grant money includes Airport Improvement Programme (AIP) grants worth USD 731 million and Supplemental Discretionary grants worth USD $455 million.

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May 13, 2020

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Airports Council International (ACI) World has released its updated outlook for the industry and said that airport passenger traffic and revenues will more than halve in 2020 compared to a year ago.

ACI World estimates a fall of more than two billion passengers worldwide in Q2 2020 and more than 4.6 billion passengers for FY 2020 (a fall of 50.4% year-on-year). The estimated decline in airport revenues is estimated at USD 39.2 billion in Q2 and more than USD 97 billion for FY 2020 (a 56.7% fall year-on-year).

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May 13, 2020

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Avalon Airport (AVV), VIC, has expanded its relationship with Elenium Automation, making it the first airport in Australia to implement touchless self-service.

Adopting the touchless technology demonstrates Avalon Airport’s commitment to providing passengers, airline partners and staff with an effective, rapid response to the current Covid-19 virus.

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May 13, 2020

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) in Germany recently announced the selection of ERA company to deliver 135 vehicle-mounted SQUID transmitters as its surface vehicle tracking system.

The airport authority evaluated several vehicle tracking products, focusing mainly on reliability and automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) transmitting capabilities.

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May 13, 2020

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ACI World Governing Board calls for urgent COVID-19 industry relief

ACI World Governing Board calls for urgent COVID-19 industry relief. Resolution urges globally coordinated programme of recovery measures

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May 12, 2020

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Airports warn of irreversible consequences to air connectivity, tourism and local economies

Airports warn of irreversible consequences to air connectivity, tourism and local economies Industry body calls for measures to enable summer season re-start

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May 12, 2020

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Passengers choose Munich Airport as the best airport in Europe again

• Munich Airport climbs to number 5 ranking worldwide • Survey of 12 million passengers in over 100 countries • Top ratings in several individual categories

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May 12, 2020

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The Corona crisis: challenges for Gebr. Heinemann

The corona crisis poses great financial challenges for Gebr. Heinemann.The entire travel and tourism industry has been directly and massively affected by the crisis and will have to struggle with the effects for longer than other industries.

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April 28, 2020

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The market for renewable aviation fuel (RAF) is expected to witness a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 56.05% from 2020 to 2025 according to new research by Reportlinker.

The report says the introduction of carbon offsetting and CORSIA by ICAO is encouraging aircraft operators to switch to RAF.

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April 24, 2020

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As IATA’s updates on the impact of the coronavirus on the air transport industry become increasingly pessimistic, many analysts are warning that global air traffic might not return to previous levels for some years.

IATA has raised its previous forecast on industry losses in 2020 by 25% to USD 314 billion and a near halving of passenger traffic (RPKs) and capacity.

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April 24, 2020

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Covid-19 has seriously disrupted aviation, both airports and airlines.

As most countries introduced stringent travel advisories or outright bans in order to restrict the spread of the virus, air transport demand declined sharply.

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April 24, 2020

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The Civil Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan (CAAKZ) and UK-headquartered software provider, BusinessOptix, have reached a partnership agreement to deliver a framework for the digitisation of the country’s aviation regulations.

The deal requires BusinessOptix to support the creation of a ‘Digital Regulator’ to drive strategies centred on enterprise risk and compliance factors which will enable the country’s aviation authority to benefit from a better optimised future operational system.

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April 24, 2020

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When the coronavirus pandemic eventually ends, airport executives will likely consider increased automation as a top priority, according to industry experts.

“The entire passenger’s journey through a terminal has to be rethought around themes of new conventions for personal space and new concepts for protecting wellness,” said Jonathan Massey, co-leader of the aviation sector at Dallas, TX-based architecture firm Corgan.

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April 24, 2020

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Airport Operational Practice – Examples for Managing COVID-19

Airport Operational Practice – Examples for Managing COVID-19. This document describes a set of typical measures implemented at major international airports, gathered from across ACI’s membership.

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April 23, 2020

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COVID-19 CRISIS: WE NEED A STRONG EUROPE. Statement ahead of the EU heads of state and government video call

COVID-19 CRISIS: WE NEED A STRONG EUROPE. Statement ahead of the EU heads of state and government video call

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April 22, 2020

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Brussels Airport: 60% fewer passengers and 14.6% less cargo in March

60% fewer passengers and 14.6% less cargo in March. Brussels Airport remains open to connect Belgium to the rest of the world under the safest conditions.

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April 22, 2020

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Emirates becomes first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers

Emirates in coordination with Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will be introducing additional precautions. Passengers on today’s flight to Tunisia were all tested for COVID-19 before departing from Dubai. Emirates is the first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers.

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April 21, 2020

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Airports Council International (ACI) World has issued guidance for airports titled ‘Airside Safety and Operations under Covid-19’.

This guidance is on best practices in order to help them to adapt their airfield operations in response to the effects and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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April 20, 2020

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Benin in West Africa has become the newest country to confirm that it will participate in CORSIA.

With the addition of Benin, the total number of countries to begin offsetting their international flight emissions when the CORSIA voluntary pilot phase begins in 2021 is now 83.

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April 17, 2020

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Because of pressure from the coronavirus pandemic, the global airline industry is requesting changes to an international plan adopted in 2016 that was intended to lower aviation emissions.

Represented by IATA, airlines are asking ICAO to amend the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), according to a press report.

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April 17, 2020

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Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand plans to raise up to NZD 1.2 billion (USD 704.5 million), mostly through a discounted share placement, to shore up its balance sheet.

The equity increase includes an NZD 1 billion fully underwritten share placement at a floor price of NZD 4.50 per share and a NZD 200 million share purchase plan. The cash call comes as the travel and tourism sector has been ravaged by the Covid-10 pandemic.

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April 17, 2020

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Stuttgart, Germany-based Amorph Systems and VANTIQ in Walnut Creek, CA, have formed a partnership to build a new application that will help airports worldwide to address real-time operational requirements during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The new application combines thermal cameras, flight information, passenger flows and real-time communication to instantly detect passengers with high temperatures and alert airport operations control to identify potential contaminated areas.

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April 17, 2020

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GrayMatter’s Car Park Revenue Management (CPRM) has been successfully implemented by Swedish airport operator Swedavia.

GrayMatter’s CPRM is a machine-learning-based solution that forecasts parking lot occupancy and optimises car park slot prices with the objective of maximising parking lot revenues.

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April 17, 2020

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Turkish company Skysens has installed an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) system that tracks thousands of assets at Istanbul Airport (IST) in Turkey.

The airport began working with Skysens to deploy a solution in mid-2018. The companies launched the technology in phases, with a few small use cases, and have since been expanding the system.

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April 17, 2020

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Brussels Airport (BRU) and Belgian mobile telecommunications company Proximus recently signed a strategic collaboration agreement to support and accelerate the digital transformation of Brussels Airport.

The collaboration will focus on various areas of digitalisation. In this way, Proximus will become a preferred supplier for all new IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, aiming to improve the passenger experience and operational efficiency.

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April 17, 2020

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Asia-Pacific Airports Face a New Normal. By Stefano Baronci, Director General, ACI Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific Airports Face a New Normal By Stefano Baronci, Director General, ACI Asia-Pacific

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April 16, 2020

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Unprecedented impact of pandemic on European airports clear as March passenger numbers are released

Unprecedented impact of pandemic on European airports clear as March passenger numbers are released.

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April 10, 2020

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French company, ENGIE, has teamed up with London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in the UK to replace natural gas with 100% green biomethane.

Under the agreement, ENGIE will supply LHR with biomethane from anaerobic digestion (AD) to all gas meter points across all terminals until March 2022.

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March 31, 2020

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Bee’ah, a UAE-based sustainability and environmental services pioneer, has been appointed the waste management partner for two major airports - Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC).

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.

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March 31, 2020

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San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has won a 2020 Climate Leadership Award for ‘Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management’ at the recent 2020 Climate Leadership Conference.

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.

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March 31, 2020

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Englewood, CO-based renewable jet fuel producer Gevo has secured funding from the Queensland Government in Australia to support the assessment of a waste-to-biofuel project.

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.

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March 31, 2020

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On 13 March 2020 the European Commission (EC) provided airlines with an exceptional and time-limited waiver on the airport slot “use-it-or-lose-it” rule until 30 June 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

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.

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March 31, 2020

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Airports Council International - Latin America & Caribbean (ACI-LAC) statement on COVID-19.

The COVID-19 outbreak is of considerable concern to the aviation industry and poses specific challenges in terms of traffic, revenues and connectivity.

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March 31, 2020

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SITA, the global airline and airport information technology company, has built a digital twin or interactive image of a terminal that can provide information in real time for LaGuardia Airport Terminal B to better visualize and manage the terminal.

“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.”

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March 31, 2020

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SITA and trade association ULD Care hope to bring new efficiency to the air cargo industry by exploring the use of blockchain to digitally track and record change of custody of airline cargo containers or Unit Load Devices (ULDs) across their journey.

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.

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March 31, 2020

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ACI issues airport IT best practice guidance during COVID-19 pandemic

ACI issues airport IT best practice guidance during COVID-19 pandemic. Cybersecurity is a key issue with large numbers of staff now working remotely

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March 30, 2020

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ACI urges financial assistance to safeguard millions of airport jobs

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.

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March 30, 2020

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Munich Airport in crisis mode - Securing the airport's future amid the Covid-19 pandemic

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.

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March 30, 2020

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Munich Airport releases annual results

Munich Airport releases annual results. Earnings (EAT) rise to new record of EUR 175 million in 2019.

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March 30, 2020

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Airport operators & service providers call for “urgent supporting measures” from European Commission & States

Airport operators & service providers call for “urgent supporting measures” from European Commission & States

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March 30, 2020

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ACI World urges a global temporary suspension of airport slot requirements

ACI World urges a global temporary suspension of airport slot requirements. Move would help airports and airlines recover faster once the crisis is over.

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March 23, 2020

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CANSO urges States to consider air navigation service providers in recovery plans

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.

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March 23, 2020

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A recent cybersecurity study conducted by Geneva, Switzerland-based ImmuniWeb, has shown that 66 out of the top 100 global airports were exposed on the Dark Web.

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.).

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March 23, 2020

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ATM and airports join forces to reduce aviation noise and emissions

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.

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March 19, 2020

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ACI reveals world’s best airports for customer experience

Awards recognize the largest number of winning airports ever this year. Results based on ACI World’s industry-leading Airport Service Quality programme

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March 19, 2020

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ACI Europe Letter to EU Transport Ministers and the European Commission

Letter to EU Transport Ministers and the European Commission COVID-19: Aviation Relief Programme

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March 19, 2020

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The ADEPT has published a new paper dedicated to UK aviation, outlining the importance of the development of a national strategy to address both climate change and the economy within the aviation sector.

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.

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March 16, 2020

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The CEOs of some of Europe’s largest airlines called for urgent reform and modernisation of European airspace that they said could eliminate around 25 million t of CO2 a year and save EUR 17.4 billion in fuel and related costs.

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.

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March 16, 2020

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Key players from the European aviation industry met recently in Oslo, Norway, to set the framework for a programme designed to transform Norwegian air transportation and serve as a learning ground for sustainable aviation on a regional scale.

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.

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March 16, 2020

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When Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) in Germany becomes operational at the end of October 2020, Schönefeld Airport (SXF) will become Terminal 5 of the new airport, requiring changes to names across the campus.

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.

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March 16, 2020

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On 4 March 2020, Dubai Airports officially inaugurated its high-tech Operations Control Centre that ensures smooth flight operations at the world’s busiest international airport.

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.

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March 16, 2020

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Dubai Airports in a published statement has said that effective from 8 March 2020, all smart gates at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) will be no longer be operational for departing passengers.

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

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March 16, 2020

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANY&NJ)-operated airports John F Kennedy International (JFK), Newark Liberty International (EWR), and LaGuardia (LGA) have launched free Aira services for travellers with visual impairments.

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.

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March 16, 2020

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Software company Accenture has partnered with Singapore’s Changi Airport Group (CAG) to establish and operate a digital factory named DIVA to transform the airport’s operations.

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.

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March 16, 2020

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Passngr goes Europe

Passngr has become the standard app for flights and airports in Germany in recent years. In the next step, the developers want to conquer the European market.

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March 2, 2020

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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), TX, began its transition to renewable natural gas (RNG) on 1 January 2020, with the help of Clean Energy, a provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America.

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.

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March 2, 2020

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Munich Airport (MUC) in Germany has again been recognised for its continuous efforts to reduce its CO2 emissions.

Airport Council International (ACI Europe) has announced the latest certification of Munich Airport under its Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme.

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March 2, 2020

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in the UK has become one of the world’s first major aviation hubs to become carbon neutral, for its infrastructure, and the first to target zero carbon by the mid-2030s.

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.

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March 2, 2020

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Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) in Amman, Jordan, has been awarded Level 1 of the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Customer Experience Accreditation.

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.

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March 2, 2020

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In Turkey, Istanbul Airport operator, IGA, is reported to be in talks with Chinese banks led by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) to refinance EUR 5.7 billion of existing loans.

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.

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March 2, 2020

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Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed concession agreements for the operations, management and development of Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangaluru Airports.

The concessions were signed with concessionaires Adani Ahmedabad International Airport, Adani Lucknow International Airport and Adani Mangaluru International Airport, respectively.

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March 2, 2020

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French airports operator ADP has bought a 49% stake in India’s GMR Airports for EUR 1.34 billion.

GMR Airports has a portfolio of seven airports in three countries: India, the Philippines and Greece.

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March 2, 2020

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Bahrain International Airport (BAH) will become the first airport in the Middle East to operate with Enterprise LTE (eLTE) technology as its mission-critical system, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) has announced.

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.

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March 2, 2020

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As part of Birmingham Airport’s Master Plan - a GBP 500 million capital investment to transform the airport into a world-class facility - GroupBC has been selected for its reputation as a common data environment and digital information expert.

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.

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March 2, 2020

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El Paso International Airport (ELP), TX, has selected LiveReach Media (LRM) to measure passenger wait times and offer passenger flow management technology.

LRM’s exclusive sensing technology is capable of identifying airport bottlenecks and enabling a smoother travel experience.

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March 2, 2020

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ACI issues new guidance on alignment between airspace and airport capacity

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.

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February 28, 2020

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Swedavia launches electric aviation strategy

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.

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February 17, 2020

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French airport operator Groupe ADP, manufacturer and producer Urbasolar, and supplier GazelEnergie have announced the signing of a direct renewable energy supply agreement.

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.

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February 11, 2020

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The international climate protection organisation CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) has again recognised Munich Airport (MUC) in Germany for its highly effective climate protection efforts.

For the third consecutive year, MUC has achieved ‘Leadership Level’ and earned an A rating in the Climate Change category.

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February 11, 2020

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Members of the UK Sustainable Aviation coalition have committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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.

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February 11, 2020

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Around 20,000 volunteers are being sought to test Berlin Brandenburg Airport before its opening.

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.”

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February 11, 2020

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safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

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.

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February 11, 2020

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The first Terminal Testlab has opened at Munich Airport (MUC) in Germany, part of the LabCampus innovation centre currently under construction.

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.

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February 11, 2020

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new guidance for airports collecting data

Airports Council International (ACI) World has published new guidance for airports collecting data to improve passenger satisfaction and operational efficiency.

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February 11, 2020

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97 out of 100 of the world’s major airports have digital security risks

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.

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February 11, 2020

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CEETRA Chairman and Board successfully re-elected. Important topic of the year 2020: Sustainability in the travel retail market

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.

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February 5, 2020

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The Aerospace Big Data Series - FlightGlobal's flagship conferences

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.

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February 3, 2020

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ACI EUROPE held its first Aviation Sustainability Summit in Brussels, Belgium on 22 January 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.

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January 31, 2020

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France’s first 100% carbon-neutral airport group has revealed its plans to emit zero greenhouse gases 20 years earlier than previously announced

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.

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January 31, 2020

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Dnata and logistics company Toll Group have signed a partnership to collaborate with Western Sydney Airport (SWZ)

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.

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January 31, 2020

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