Development

VINCI Airports delivers modernisation works for Toulon Hyères Airport

VINCI Airports delivers modernisation works for Toulon Hyères Airport

VINCI Airports has celebrated completion of the modernisation works for Toulon Hyères Airport. The programme included renovation of the two runways and the taxiways, upgrading of runway lighting, and bringing the airport into compliance with the water law. In accordance with VINCI Airports’ sustainability policy, the works will improve the airport’s environmental performance.

Passenger

Birdly takes off again in Vienna

Birdly takes off again in Vienna

As part of its overall plans to increase visitor traffic and further delight airport guests, Vienna International Airport is billing its relaunch of Birdly as a major part of its Visitor World. By Aleko Lilly, Head of Business Development, Birdly

Operations

New specialised cargo handling apron opens at Riga Airport

New specialised cargo handling apron opens at Riga Airport

A new specialised cargo handling apron has started operating at Riga Airport. The new apron covers an area of 95,000sqm in the northern part of the airport and is directly connected to the territory where Riga Airport will develop its ‘cargo city’ air cargo service and logistics centre.

Security

Screener Training: 3D X-ray CT

Screener Training: 3D X-ray CT

Screeners are the first line of defence in the battle to ensure security in aviation. Training screeners to operate efficiently and effectively in 3D improves security and airport operations. Testing quantifies strengths and weaknesses enabling focused learning. Battelle ProDetect CT is an interactive, computer-based training system that features 3D computed tomography (CT) X-ray. By David A. Lieblich

IT

Fraport launches cooperation with Plug and Play Tech Center

Fraport launches cooperation with Plug and Play Tech Center

Fraport AG is partnering with the global innovation platform ‘Plug and Play Tech Center’ with the aim of raising the company’s level of digital maturity.

Commercial

SSP signs four-year deal to develop locally-inspired food offer at Hobart Airport

SSP signs four-year deal to develop locally-inspired food offer at Hobart Airport

SSP Group has secured a four-year, £15 million (€16.5m) contract to redevelop the food & beverage experience at Hobart Airport. SSP has partnered with local brands Liv-eat, Coal River Farm and Cascade to bring the best of local and the wider Tasmanian region to the airport.

Environment

Istanbul Airport awarded ‘Zero Waste Certificate’

Istanbul Airport awarded ‘Zero Waste Certificate’

Istanbul Airport, where iGA has carefully implemented sustainability policies, has become the first airport issued with a ‘Zero Waste Certificate’ within the scope of the project carried out by Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning. The aim is to prevent waste and use resources in a more efficient manner.

ACI EUROPE Activities

ACI EUROPE announces unique Annual Congress & General Assembly, 17 November 2020

ACI EUROPE announces unique Annual Congress & General Assembly, 17 November 2020

ACI EUROPE has unveiled plans to hold its flagship industry gathering, the Annual Congress & General Assembly, as a unique one-day event on 17 November 2020, streaming live from the stunning Skyhall at Brussels Airport. This replaces the previously-scheduled event in Geneva, which was to take place on 20-22 October, and has been rescheduled and adapted into a virtual platform to reflect the constraints of the pandemic.