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Boeing Delivers 8,000th 737

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On April 16 Boeing delivered the 8,000th 737 to come off the production line to United Airlines.  The aircraft, a Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range), features … More ››

Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways Sign Code-share Agreement

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Cathay Pacific Airways and Qatar Airways have announced the launch of a new code-share agreement between the two oneworld alliance airlines.  Following last month’s launch … More ››

FIFA World Cup Trophy Visits Miami

Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T González (L) and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A Gimenez (R) with the FIFA World Cup Trophy at Miami International Airport. (MIA)

  The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour touched down at Miami International Airport (MIA) on April 15, marking one of the final stops on the … More ››

Airfield / Airport Lighting

Detroit Metropolitan to Convert to LED

  Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) plans to replace all 6,050 lighting fixtures in both parking structures and increase the number of fixtures by 19% – … More ››

Schiphol to Install LED Lighting Along Runways

  Over the next few years, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol plans to replace all signs along its runways by new ones provided with LED lighting. The … More ››

Baggage Handling

Edinburgh Airport Introduces State-of-the-art Bag Drop Facility

Passengers at Edinburgh Airport will now have the chance to use the UK’s first multi-airline bag drop facility – speeding up the check-in process and … More ››

BEUMER Group Wins Heathrow T4 Arrivals Baggage Contract

The BEUMER Group UK has been awarded a contract by VINCI Construction UK to design, supply and install the arrivals baggage handling system for London … More ››

Cargo

Al Maktoum Freight Volumes Rise

Air freight volumes at Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) grew by 15.9% in the fourth quarter of 2013 with 63,028 tonnes of … More ››

First Air Takes Delivery of ‘Combi’ Airliners

Canada’s First Air has taken delivery of two newly-converted Boeing 737-400 ‘combi’ aircraft. Seen in First Air’s hanger at Ottawa International Airport (IATA: YOW), C-FFNE … More ››

Ground Handling

Delta Joins Virgin Atlantic at Heathrow’s T3

Delta has completed the first stage of its relocation to London Heathrow Terminal 3 – the home of joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic Airways.  Delta’s … More ››

Brisbane Airport Opens Animal ‘Bathrooms’

  A trip to the airport has become much easier for passengers’ travelling with Guide Dogs and assistance animals with Australia’s first dedicated animal ‘bathrooms’ … More ››

Security

Malaysian Airlines MH370 – Still Missing

  If you are in the commercial aviation industry, there really is only one news story this week. One week after the baffling disappearance of … More ››

Call for More Border Agency Collaboration

The Biometrics Institute, the independent and international impartial body representing the users, vendors and researchers of biometrics is calling for closer collaboration between border agencies … More ››

Passenger Terminal

FIFA World Cup Trophy Visits Miami

  The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour touched down at Miami International Airport (MIA) on April 15, marking one of the final stops on the … More ››

Dubai Set to Launch Runway Upgrade Project

The Dubai Airports company has confirmed that all systems are go for a comprehensive runway upgrade project set to be launched at Dubai International on … More ››

Airliner Focus

Boeing Delivers 8,000th 737

On April 16 Boeing delivered the 8,000th 737 to come off the production line to United Airlines.  The aircraft, a Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range), features … More ››

Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways Sign Code-share Agreement

Cathay Pacific Airways and Qatar Airways have announced the launch of a new code-share agreement between the two oneworld alliance airlines.  Following last month’s launch … More ››

Airports

FIFA World Cup Trophy Visits Miami

  The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour touched down at Miami International Airport (MIA) on April 15, marking one of the final stops on the … More ››

Dubai Set to Launch Runway Upgrade Project

The Dubai Airports company has confirmed that all systems are go for a comprehensive runway upgrade project set to be launched at Dubai International on … More ››

IT

SkyTeam Upgrades Check-In Service at Tokyo Narita Airport

The SkyTeam airline alliance, has tripled the number of self-service kiosks available to customers travelling from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport. Passengers can now use one … More ››

SITA Wins Indian Airport Contract

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has chosen SITA’s Airport Management System for use at ten airports across India; Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Calicut, Jaipur, Mangalore, … More ››