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Martinique Aimé Césaire Airport, places confidence in Alstef for the modernization and expansion of its baggage handling systems areas, enabling to satisfy the increasing number of passengers of almost 2 million Pax in 2017. SAMAC (Société Aéroport Martinique Aimé Césaire) expects a growth of air traffic of nearly 2.5 million over a 2030 horizon. In this context, main goals of this new installation are the growth of baggage handling system and the achievement of international standards notably with the integration of Standard 3 screening...
Improving Security and Operations The HCVL is proving its worth by improving security, end-user experience and operational efficiency at Rwanda’s Kigali International Airport where a system was recently installed.  Recently reported in the Rwanda’s New Times, before the HCVL's installation the required all people entering the airport to remove baggage from their vehicles to be sniffed by dogs before they can proceeding. The HCVL, which is capable of screening both vehicles and their contents, has done away with this extra step by simply requiring people drive...
Salvador Bahia airport and Banco do Nordeste (BNB) agree on financing of the airport’s expansion and modernization project Salvador Bahia airport and Banco do Nordeste (BNB) announced to have reached an agreement for a 516 million Reais (118 million Euros) loan to finance the first phase of renovation and expansion works at the airport, which will be completed by October 2019. The loan term is of 20 years. This will be the first full non-recourse loan implemented for airport financing in Brazil. VINCI Airports officially took over the operations of Salvador Bahia Airport on...
Within the scope of H2020*, a team lead by Egis and including Thales Alenia Space has been awarded a contract to analyse possible evolutions in future aviation services for EGNOS, Europe’s satellite-based augmentation system. EGNOS is used to improve the performance of global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs) and this project will address the long-term evolution of the EGNOS programme beyond the V3 Service Releases currently defined. The project team will investigate three specific focus areas identified by the European Commission: 1. Enlarge the provision of EGNOS services to...
As part of its Innovation Hub programme, to amplify its investment strategy, Groupe ADP has just invested in the White Star Capital fund. This subscription is done as part of a $180-million round of financing. Based in New York, Montreal, London and Paris, the fund has invested in more than 20 innovative companies since its inception in 2015. Groupe ADP's Innovation Hub: an effective investment model based on two complementary pillars This new venture is at the heart of an investment model based on two pillars: - an internal fund for direct minority holdings in start-ups ; - and...
Eurocontrol has awarded Thales two contracts to strengthen the cybersecurity of its information systems and, in partnership with Cegeka, a Belgian company specialising in advanced information technologies, to support its continuing digital transformation. See the press release  
Lyon, France: Joe Sultana, Director Network Manager at EUROCONTROL, presented to Éric Bruneau, Director of Operations at DSNA, and to Tanguy Bertolus, CEO of Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport, a certificate awarding the A-CDM airport label to Lyon airport, in the presence of all key operational actors. The Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) concept developed by EUROCONTROL for the major European airports makes it possible for all airport partners (air navigation services, airlines, ground handling companies and the airport operator) to take the most effective...
ENGIE Switzerland acquires Priora FM SA from Priora Group, further expanding its business for airports. Founded in 1970, Priora FM SA is based in Geneva, handles the management of buildings, infrastructures and performs all facility management tasks for its clients. Main Priora customer is the airport of Geneva and the company also provide services for the airport of Zurich. ENGIE expects a growing need for FM services, and especially in airports. Airports offer great potential with passengers’ volumes to double by 2036 (source : IATA 2017) and the associated expansion of the...
Groupe ADP wins a contract at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to design and supervise the expansion of the Sharjah International Airport. Groupe ADP, through ADP Ingénierie, wins a €15 million contract to design and supervise the expansion of the Sharjah international Airport, at Sharjah, one of the seven emirates of the UAE. See the press release
Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) announced it has entered into a binding agreement to sell its off-street parking business, including the Conduent Multipark System in France and the U.K., along with its U.S. airport parking business, to Andera Partners, an investment firm in France. These businesses, which generate approximately $43 million in revenue are part of the announced Conduent plan to divest up to $500 million in revenue in 2018 associated with non-core assets across the company. “Our off-street parking business primarily provides highly...