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19
Aug

THE SPECIAL ONES

Some of the world’s leading airport architects talk about their favourite terminals from a design aspect and explain why they believe that they deserve to be labelled ‘iconic’. We all have our favourites, and whether for personal reasons, pride at your airport’s achievements or simply the ‘wow factor’ of the unique architecture, there is no doubt...
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15
Aug

SPOTLIGHT ON ASIA

Joe Bates picks out some of the highlights of a new report that reviews the capital investment programmes at 105 airports in 14 countries across South East and East Asia. With traffic across Asia-Pacific rising by 8% to 2.67 billion passengers in 2015, there is little doubt that the region remains one of global hotspots...
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11
Aug

MIAMI SELECTS PARSONS-ODEBRECHT JV FOR BAGGAGE HANDLING UPGRADE

Miami-Dade County has awarded a contract for improvements to baggage-handling systems at Miami International Airport (MIA) to a Joint Venture between Parsons and Odebrecht. The project will replace the in-line security screening portion of the South Terminal baggage-handling system (BHS) and will install an automated sortation system for the Central Terminal BHS. It includes outbound...
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11
Aug

FRAPORT AGREES TO SELL 10.5% STAKE IN RUSSIAN GATEWAY

Fraport has agreed to sell a 10.5% stake in Thalita Trading Ltd, the parent company of Northern Capital Gateway LLC consortium, which has the 30-year concession to operate St Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport. The sale, to the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), will leave the German airport operator with a 25% interest in the Russian gateway. Based on the current book value,...
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11
Aug

WORLD IN MOTION

Dr Pierre Coutu, AMPAP’s programme executive provides his thoughts on management competency building: planning, design and development. High-performance airports invariably excel in three main areas: infrastructure, operations and human resources. All top ranking airports in the world have well designed facilities, are able to optimise the use of these facilities in real time, even in...
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28
Jul

AIRFIELD ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS FOR WASHINGTON REAGAN NATIONAL

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has selected CH2M to manage the Airfield Pavement Rehabilitation and Geometric Improvements design contract at Reagan National Airport. As part of their contract, CH2M will provide airfield modifications and improvements needed to address nonstandard airfield geometry, specifically geometric standards of airfield pavements. The scope of work includes implementing modifications and improvements to airfield...
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28
Jul

WELCOME TO THE 51ST & GREEN AT DUBLIN AIRPORT

Dublin Airport has opened a new passenger lounge after US Preclearance in Terminal 2. The new lounge, known as 51st & Green, named to reflect the theme of connecting Ireland and the US at Dublin Airport before departure. The lounge is available to transatlantic passengers only travelling with Aer Lingus,  Delta Airlines, United an American...
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