Development

Gatwick Airport to invest €1.26bn in new five-year plan

Gatwick Airport to invest €1.26bn in new five-year plan

Gatwick Airport has announced it will invest £1.15 billion (€1.26bn) over the next five years, with £240 million (€308m) planned for 2017/18 alone, as it plans for more growth and improved efficiency, while also maintaining its record levels of passenger satisfaction. The commitment in this current Capital Investment Programme will bring Gatwick’s total investment plans to £2.7 billion (€3bn). “These projects will be delivered in a way that will help us realise our ambition to become the UK’s most sustainable airport,” says Raymond Melee, Director of Construction, Gatwick Airport.

Passenger

Frankfurt Airport expands entertainment offering with Movie Worlds concept

Frankfurt Airport expands entertainment offering with Movie Worlds concept

Passengers at Frankfurt Airport can now enjoy popular blockbusters before taking off. A selection of full-length movies, fascinating documentaries and TV series, is available in two ‘Movie Worlds’ in Piers A and Z in Terminal 1.

Operations

Istanbul New Airport to boast intelligent airfield with ADB SAFEGATE

Istanbul New Airport to boast intelligent airfield with ADB SAFEGATE

İGA has chosen ADB SAFEGATE to provide 35,000 intelligent LED lights powering the airfield runways and taxiways at Istanbul New Airport. The airport is expected to open in 2018 and will serve 200 million passengers and more than 350 destinations.

Security

Analogic’s ConneCT designed to lower airport screening costs, increase throughput and elevate security

Analogic’s ConneCT designed to lower airport screening costs, increase throughput and elevate security

Analogic’s ConneCT checkpoint security system features a new modular imaging system based on advanced medical imaging technology and an interoperable network architecture designed to maximise reliability and achieve the lowest total cost of ownership. Its threat detection software is engineered to allow passengers to keep liquids and electronics in their carry-on baggage, increase staff productivity and reduce false alarms.

IT

Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport to deploy robotic car parking technology

Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport to deploy robotic car parking technology

Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport has signed a strategic partnership with Stanley Robotics to deploy robotic valet technology in large outdoor car parks. The first experimental phase will launch next September.

Commercial

SSP to invest €2.7m in Belfast International’s F&B offering

SSP to invest €2.7m in Belfast International’s F&B offering

Airport food & beverage outlets operator SSP has embarked on a £2.5 million (€2.7m) expansion at Belfast International Airport. Once complete, the expansion will lead to up to 70 new full and part-time jobs.

Environment

Finavia achieves carbon neutrality at Helsinki Airport

Finavia achieves carbon neutrality at Helsinki Airport

Helsinki Airport has officially brought its carbon footprint to zero and it has received the international ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) certificate for this achievement.

ACI EUROPE Activities

inter airport Europe: Trend of the “interconnected airport” opens up new possibilities for the airport industry

inter airport Europe: Trend of the “interconnected airport” opens up new possibilities for the airport industry

The 21st International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design & Services, inter airport Europe, will take place from 10 to 13 October 2017 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. Just three months ahead of the show, with around 31,000sqm of net exhibition space, the show has further grown in terms of stand space compared to the previous event.