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Alstef Group and air transport industry provider SITA have combined their expertise to develop Swift Drop, an industry-leading self-service bag drop that is fast, convenient, and reliable. Alstef Group provides the baggage handling conveyor expertise along with AI technology and advanced in-line camera-based tag reading while SITA with Smart Path, provides their self-service kiosk and airline integration expertise, automating the passenger journey. KEY BENEFITS Faster processing and improved passenger experience Maximizes the available airport floor space Control of material...
4-10-2022. Bouygues completes the acquisition of Equans, a key milestone in its development.  See the Bouygues Press Release
Airbus and Kansai Airports have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the use of hydrogen at three of the airports we operate in Japan (Kansai International Airport, Osaka International Airport, and Kobe Airport). Through this partnership, Airbus and Kansai Airports will jointly prepare a roadmap to address challenges and define an advocacy plan for hydrogen needs. Both parties would lead the study into the development of infrastructure for the use of hydrogen in the aviation sector. Each partner will leverage their complementary ...
Ulisses Correia e Silva (Cape Verdean prime minister) and Nicolas Notebaert (Chief Executive Officer of VINCI Concessions and President of VINCI Airports) signed a concession contract for seven airports in the Cape Verde archipelago. The contract covers four international airports (the capital city Praia, Sal, São Vicente and Boa Vista) and three domestic airports (São Nicolau, São Filipe and Maio). Over a 40-year period, VINCI Airports and its Portuguese subsidiary ANA (owning, respectively, 70% and 30% stakes in the concession company) will be responsible for...
The air transport industry is fully cognizant of its impact on the environment and has undertaken to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. To step up to this global challenge, one of the most effective ways of delivering results in the short term is to optimise flight operations and to enable commercial airliners to select the most efficient flight plans by following more direct trajectories and adjusting their speed and altitude in real time. It is estimated that these measures could cut CO2 emissions in Europe by about 10% from as early as 2025. To prepare the groundwork...
From March onwards, passengers at T1 and T2 (in addition to T3) can enjoy a faster, more seamless and secure experience with IDEMIA’s systems, which combines biometric data capture and automated immigration clearance process. This is in line with the New Clearance Concept (NCC) by Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), which aims to make automated clearance the norm for all travellers to Singapore by 2023. The new deployments in T1 and T2 will see an enhancement to the current system with the integration of IDEMIA’s TraveLane 2 Step solution with ID-Look...
Following a public tender, Bucharest National Airports Company (CNAB) has awarded Alstef Group an international terminal baggage handling system and screening upgrade project at Henri Coandă International Airport located in Otopeni, just north of Romania’s capital city, Bucharest. The project will be completed over two years and includes 56 new check-in conveyors, 12 self-service bag drops, a new outbound sortation system with five new Standard 3 screening machines, two new make-up carousels, and a transfer connection to the domestic terminal. Alstef Group will also manage the...
In the frame of an international tender procedure, ASECNA has recently awarded the consortium composed of INEO E&S (prime contractor), a company of EQUANS France, and SITTI (co-contractor) a contract for three full-IP En-Route Voice Communications Switching systems. These equipments are to be deployed in the Air Traffic Control Centres and the International Airports of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Brazzaville (Congo Brazzaville) and Niamey (Niger). Read the press release
Thales has been awarded a contract by airport management group, SEA (Società per azioni Esercizi Aeroportuali) to deliver an innovative digital platform solution that will support the group in enhancing operational efficiency. The scalable digital platform will centralise and analyse large volumes of operational data to provide a real-time, accurate view of airport operations, and enable airport staff to react more effectively to unplanned events or incidents. The solution will be deployed in Malpensa, the biggest Italian airport for freight transport, managing over 2.900 direct...
The first ATC radar station in the world to be powered 100% by sustainable solar energy. A revolutionary innovation using green technology and 330 solar panels, taking advantage of the high rate of solar incidence in Chile. Comprised of a primary Star NG and secondary RSM radar, the radar station will improve the air traffic surveillance in the Northern Chile and increase Calama’s airport safety with the broadcast coverage in the market. Thales, a global technology leader, is advancing air traffic surveillance and safety in Chile with a revolutionary new radar station 100%...