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Lufthansa Cargo begins renewal of airfreight centre in Frankfurt

The facility is set to be completed in 2028, with plans to provide faster shipment of cargo

Dnata opens cargo complex at Manchester Airport

The £30m investment provides a solution for the handling of temperature sensitive goods, such as the COVID-19 vaccine

Menzies joint venture wins Iraqi ground handling contract

This is the first license to be awarded by the ICAA to a foreign aviation services company

AirBaltic to expand maintenance facility at Riga

Development is set to begin next year, with plans to grow the maintenance service to other international carriers

AGS Airports led consortium to develop delivery drone network

Consisting of 14 organisations, the project hopes to provide urgent medical supplies throughout Scotland

Brussels Airlines awards ground handling contract to Alyzia

The three-year deal provides the carrier with a ramp handling service amongst other operations

ENAIRE coordinating unmanned flights for military reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence system

ENAIRE is coordinating unmanned flights of the PREDATOR military reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence system with the Air Force. The system is headquartered at the Talavera la Real Air Base in Badajoz.

‘EU must address state aid to help airports’

That is the view of ACI Europe’s Director General, Olivier Jankovec, who discussed the situation in a detailed video interview with Airports International

Logistics centre begins operations at Munich Airport

The new site provides warehouse space for both the FMG group and external companies

Gulf Air signs MoU with RAK International Airport

The new partnership is set to increase services between Ras Al Khaimah and the Kingdom of Bahrain

Portugal air traffic dropped to 1998 levels in 2020

Around 345,000 flights were recorded in Portuguese airspace between January and December of last year

SkyGrid and SparkCognition Deploy First AI-Powered Cybersecurity System on Drones

SparkCognition, leading industrial artificial intelligence (AI) company, and SkyGrid, a Boeing, SparkCognition company, today announced a new collaboration to deploy AI-powered cybersecurity directly on drones, protecting them from zero-day attacks during flight. Equipped with SparkCognition’s DeepArmor® cybersecurity product, SkyGrid is the first airspace management system to enable drone protection powered by AI.

FABEC incoming board highlight environmental agenda

The new chairman of the CEO Board of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) of the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC) is Alex Bristol, CEO of Skyguide. He sets clear objectives for his term: enhanced environmental focus, a further strengthening of cooperation between FABEC States and between the Functional Airspace Blocks themselves.

Holland-Kaye: Airport support scheme “simply not enough”

The boss of Heathrow responds to the announcement of a support plan for the aviation sector

Loganair launches Heathrow services from Teesside

Flights to Aberdeen and Belfast City are also set to begin from February this year

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How technology is meeting the changing demands of airports

The evolution of the modern airport, and the way in which their operators conduct business, was well underway even before the global pandemic struck earlier in the year.

Achieving large-scale hand sanitizing for a COVID-secure future

Before the COVID-19 pandemic occurred, there was little importance placed on hand sanitizing outside of hospitals, surgeries and other healthcare centres

Are Airports the Next Smart Cities?

Airports globally are recognized as being similar to smart cities, as they focus on delivering improvements to operations, sustainability, experience and business vitality.

The Smart Path to Airport Safety and Security

The airports of today are vastly different than they were just a generation ago – and their technological evolution will continue to accelerate.

WANTED: Airspace guardian of the future…

As Egis celebrates 50 years in aviation, we publish a new discussion paper imagining the long-term future of aviation and what relevance air traffic management might have within it.

Prioritising safety in unmanned aircraft system traffic management

Drones are proliferating throughout the world’s airspace, making them impossible to ignore. As their numbers rise, the importance of finding a way for them to safely coexist with manned aircraft is growing increasingly urgent.

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