MROs Growing In Asia

These companies are adding new MRO facilities and capabilities in Asia as demand for airline service expands. 1. Singapore-Based Engine MRO Companies: SIA Engineering Co. (SIAEC) and GE Aviation Specifications: SIA Engineering and GE Aviation are creating a Singapore-based joint venture specializing in repair services for the GE90 and GE9X engine. According to GE, the entity—which…

Future growth of airports in ASEAN to be heavily driven by digital transformation, says Frost & Sullivan

Increasing costs of operation, large capital layouts for construction and congestion at the existing airports in ASEAN region offer an opportune setting for digital transformation at airports KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The economic progress of Malaysia and a growing middle class population in the country is leading to a steady growth in the demand for…

[Indonesia] Jakarta plans $10bn waterfront airport as travel demand surges

Together with Soekarno-Hatta Airport, the two create region’s biggest gateway A shortage of boarding gates and long lines are among signs of overcrowding at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. (Photo by Keiichiro Asahara) JAKARTA — The Indonesian government plans to build a new airport outside Jakarta to accommodate a growing number of business travelers and tourists as the country’s economy expands. The…

Recent Airport Facial Recognition Initiatives Reflect the Acceleration of Biometrics Beyond Border Control

DENVER, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Over the past three days Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson, London’s Heathrow, and Shanghai’s Hongqiao airports announced biometric facial recognition deployments aimed at improving the passenger experience while expediting the passenger journey. These announcements substantiate Acuity Market Intelligence forecasts projecting the global market for “Curb to Gate” Biometric Airport Automation will generate…

[Egypt] Egypt celebrates new airport servicing Giza Plateau

Egypt’s Minister of Civil Aviation Younes el-Masri announced the commencement of operations for the Sphinx International Airport Oct. 15. The new facility is located 45 kilometers (29 miles) west of Cairo on the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road in Giza governorate. The airport was constructed in just 12 months, and the official opening will be held at the end of the year. Masri flew on…

[Thailand] Planned airport terminal could cause chaos: experts

Samart Ratchapolsitte, a former deputy Bangkok governor and engineer, discusses Suvarnabhumi Airport’s chance of becoming one of the world’s top three airports, at a seminar yesterday. Badly located Suvarnabhumi extension ‘may push gateway further down’ global rankings. CRITICS OF the controversial Suvarnabhumi Airport expansion project have warned that the country’s biggest international gateway could dip…

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES CHOOSES S4GA RUNWAY LIGHTING FOR JIJIGA AIRPORT

S4GA LED runway lighting system will be installed at Wilwal International Airport (Jijiga Airport) in Ethiopia. French-based airport systems integrator – Alpha Airport – has won a tender for supply and installation of airfield ground lighting at Jijiga Airport in Ethiopia. S4GA LED runway lighting system was chosen as the best solution for this project. JIJIGA AIRPORT RECONSTRUCTION Jijiga…

PORTABLE RUNWAY LIGHTING FOR VOJVODJANSKA PRIVREDNA AVIJACIJA, SERBIA

S4GA has delivered SP-102 portable runway lighting system to Vojvodjanska privredna avijacija, Serbia. MOSQUITO CONTROL FROM THE AIR There is a small organization in Serbia providing spraying mosquitoes by plane. They use local airfield with 600 m runway for season flight operations. Every year from March to September, they spray fields with substance for the destruction…