12 Jun 2018

EBRD shows interest in financing Belgrade airport’s expansion

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is interested in providing financing for the expansion of Serbia’s Belgrade Nikola Tesla airport, EBRD vice president Alain Pilloux said. “The Nikola Tesla airport is a public-private partnership. There is a private sector company and there is also a link with the state

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01 Jun 2018

Kenya Airways could merge with the Kenya Airports Authority

Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ), may soon be merging with the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) as part of a recovery plan for the struggling airline. The strategy aims to deepen KQ’s recovery and reposition Nairobi as a transport hub for the region. The plan is outlined in a policy

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28 May 2018

Jacksons Airport Partnership Interest Incredible: Manase

PLANS by the National Government and National Airports Corporation to secure private operatorship of Jacksons International Airport, under a Private Public Partnership arrangement, has received tremendous interest. Civil Aviation Minister Alfred Manase said with the support of the Asian Development Bank there has been tremendous interest shown for the arrangement

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08 May 2018

Private partner wanted for £900M Heathrow rail link

The government is looking for private sector interest in a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement to deliver part of a £700M to £900M rail link to Heathrow. Two prior information notices (PINs) set out the government’s aim to deliver part of the Western Rail Link to Heathrow (WRLtH) through a PPP

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08 May 2018

Public-private partnership to boost NM space industry

New Mexico’s rocket scientists are joining hands in a new initiative to add a lot more thrust to the local space industry. Public and private sector representatives have formed a novel partnership, New Space NM, to hitch their collective fortunes to the world’s rapidly-emerging commercial space industry, said Brad Clevenger,

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04 May 2018

Centre okays Rs 50,000 crore for developing Purandar and five other greenfield airports

On April 23, the steering committee of the greenfield airports, appointed by the central government, had cleared the site clearances Purandar airport. Days after the Centre approved the last site clearances for the proposed Purandar international airport near Pune, the central government has now announced that it will invest in

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27 Apr 2018

Aerospace highlights lessons from Public-Private Partnerships in space

The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy (CSPS) released a new publication that explores the growing popularity of public-private partnerships. The policy paper, Public-Private Partnerships: Stimulating Innovation in the Space Sector, outlines a phased approach for strategizing, planning, and implementing such collaborative arrangements for space-based services and how

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19 Apr 2018

Aerospace highlights lessons learned from space sector public-private partnerships

The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy (CSPS) released a new publication that explores the growing popularity of public-private partnerships. The policy paper, Public-Private Partnerships: Stimulating Innovation in the Space Sector, outlines a phased approach for strategizing, planning, and implementing such collaborative arrangements for space-based services and how to optimize the

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10 Apr 2018

Maharashtra to draft its own civil aviation policy to boost regional connectivity

‘First-of-its kind’ policy to allow public-private partnership model for construction of airports & helipads; aviation-related industries to be set up as well. Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is planning to draft a comprehensive state civil aviation policy for the next 10 years to boost regional air connectivity, perhaps a first in the

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09 Apr 2018

LAX board approves $4.9bn APM contract in Los Angeles airport

The Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) has approved a $4.9bn contract to deliver an Automated People Mover (APM) system at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The contract was awarded to the LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) consortium which comprises Fluor, Balfour Beatty, ACS Infrastructure Development,

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