10 June 2016

FAA evaluating drone detection system at US airports

Three British companies, Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics and Enterprise Control Systems, have developed an anti-UAV Defense System (AUDS) and through their North American manufacturing and integration partner, Liteye Systems, have entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRDA) with the FAA. The technology is capable of identifying and disabling UAVs or drones operating […]

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Fraport posts traffic figures for May 2016

With 5.3 million passengers served in May 2016, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) saw passenger figures decline by 5.5% compared to the strong equivalent month of the previous year. This slowdown primarily reflects an ongoing restraint in holiday travel, particularly to destinations in Turkey and along the Mediterranean coast of northern Africa. As Germany’s largest intercontinental hub,

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MTU Maintenance and Garuda Indonesia sign exclusive CF34 maintenance agreement

MTU Maintenance, one of the world’s leading providers of main­tenance services for commercial aero engines, has won a new airline customer in Asia: Garuda Indonesia will send its CF34-8C5 engines to MTU Maintenance for repair according to an exclusive five-year agreement. The contract covers 30 to 40 shop visits and services also include the provision

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MHI and Shinwa Industry establish JV for surface treatment and painting of commercial aircraft parts

Shinwa Industry and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries jointly established Matsusaka Aircraft Parts Manufacturing Corporation (Matsusaka APM) in Matsusaka City, Mie Prefecture, to perform surface treatment and painting of commercial aircraft parts. The new entity is to become a member of the Aircraft Parts Manufacturing Cooperative, an industrial cluster based in Matsusaka. Plans call for Matsusaka APM

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Airways New Zealand secures major contract for Samoa airport upgrade

Airways New Zealand has been awarded a major World Bank funded contract by the Samoa Airport Authority to assist with the upgrade of air traffic management systems and infrastructure at Faleolo International Airport. The World Bank is funding a US$25m package of upgrades at the airfield under its Pacific Aviation Investment Program (PAIP). The regional

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