19 Mar 2018

SpaceDataHighway starts full Copernicus service

The Airbus-operated SpaceDataHighway has begun regularly relaying data from the Sentinel-2A satellite, after the successful end of the commissioning period. This marks the start of the SpaceDataHighway service using all four Copernicus Sentinel satellites and the beginning of a new era for space-based imagery users. The first two sets of

07 Mar 2018

Mumbai, Delhi, and Hyderabad airports named world’s best for quality service

The awards were announced after a worldwide programme in which passengers were surveyed across airports for feedback on 34 key performance indicators.  The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai has been ranked the World’s Best Airport at the Airport Service Quality Awards 2017 for superior customer experience, an official

27 Feb 2018

Iraq: A land of opportunity as it rebuilds after war

As Iraq emerges from the shadow of Daesh, it is pouring considerable effort into restoring and improving its civil airports with help from international organisations. Alan Dron reports In April, an exhibition and conference will open in Baghdad, allowing aerospace sector companies to showcase their capabilities and new technologies as

21 Feb 2018

LAX moves forward with public-private partnership for people mover tram

The dream of taking rail all the way to Los Angeles International Airport is edging closer to reality. LAX is moving forward with a public-private partnership to build an airport connector train that will help visitors avoid those terrible traffic jams along the terminals.  A slick new video touts the

05 Feb 2018

Malaysia Airports to sell 11% stake in India’s GHIAL to GMR

Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhard (MAHB) has signed an agreement to sell its 11% stake in GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL) in India to GMR Airports. MAHB stated that the Rs4.84bn ($76m) sale is aimed at unlocking its investment value as part of its portfolio rebalancing strategy. GMR informed of the

02 Feb 2018

Public-private partnership likely to help second airport take off

If Kolkata gets a second airport, it is likely to be a private one developed on the lines of public-private partnership (PPP) rather than a facility developed by state run Airports Authority of India (AAI). Discussing the need for larger airports in metro cities like Kolkata as outlined in the

29 Jan 2018

Consortium selected for Los Angeles Airport PPP rail project

AN ACS Group/Hochtief-led consortium has been selected as recommended developer for a $US 1.95bn public-private partnership (PPP) project to build an automated peoplemover at Los Angeles International Airport and operate it for 25 years. The consortium comprises ACS Infrastructure Development and Hochtief PPP Solutions, each with an 18% stake, plus

10 Jan 2018

Hochtief to manage $700m Denver airport expansion

A joint venture between two Hochtief subsidiaries, Flatiron Construction Corporation and Turner Construction, has been chosen to deliver a $700m expansion of Denver International Airport. The project will add than 530,000 sq ft to the airport’s Concourse A and 91,000 sq ft to Concourse B. The expansion will also add

10 Jan 2018

Uzbekistan may create aerospace industry

Uzbekistan plans to restore the aviation industry and create an aerospace industry. This is stipulated by the draft state program for 2018 – ‘Year of active entrepreneurship, innovative ideas and technologies’. As part of the reforms, it is planned to develop a strategy for the formation of the aerospace industry

09 Jan 2018

US Airports Are In A Renovation Arms Race And DIA Is Keeping Pace

“Airports look both dated, and in some ways became functionally obsolete,” Heffintrayer says. “So, what we see now is that some airport are starting to catch up just on improving their facilities to get them to a better state of good repair, and some are actually expanding.” Almost every major