Runway Safety Meetings Scheduled at Approximately 90 Airports

Source: US FAA The Federal Aviation Administration will hold runway safety meetings at approximately 90 airports between now and the end of September. “Sharing information is critical to improving safety,”said Tim Arel, chief operating officer of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization. “These meetings, along with other efforts, will help us achieve our goal of zero close calls.” During a Runway Safety Action Team meeting, airport stakeholders come together to identify unique risks to surface safety at that airport and develop plans to mitigate or eliminate those risks. Representatives from the FAA’s air traffic organization, airlines, pilots, airport vehicle drivers and others participate. Major airports with upcoming runway safety meetings include Ronald Reagan Washington National, La Guardia New York, Dallas-Fort Worth International, [...]

2023-08-23T07:45:20+03:00August 23rd, 2023|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

ACI-LAC presents the top 10 airports in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2022

Source: ACI-LAC Airports Council International for Latin America and the Caribbean ranks the 10 airports in Latin America and the Caribbean with the most passenger traffic, air cargo, and aircraft movements in 2022. At the top of the ranking is Mexico City International Airport "Lic Benito Juarez" (Mexico City), followed by El Dorado International Airport (Bogota). The Mexican terminal ranked first in total passengers and air movements, followed by the Colombian terminal. Regarding cargo traffic, the situation is reversed, with El Dorado Airport in 1st place and Mexico City Airport in 2nd place. Brazilian airports stand out, with four terminals among the ten largest in the region regarding passengers and cargo. Congonhas International Airport presented a significant increase in the [...]

2023-09-12T05:26:47+03:00August 23rd, 2023|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

ADM offers a space for the Commemoration of the Expropriated Owners of Mirabel Airport in Canada’s second largest city

Source: ADM (Aéroports de Montréal) ADM Aéroports de Montréal will dedicate a 42,200-m2 space, located along Guy-Lafleur Highway, at the entrance to the YMX International Aerocity of Mirabel, for the creation of a memorial site in honor of the « exproprié(e)s de Mirabel » (Expropriated Owners of Mirabel). The plot of land will be dedicated to the Centre de mémoire collective de l’expropriation de Mirabel(CMCEM), whose fundamental mission is to commemorate the battle of the expropriated owners in 1969.

2023-08-22T18:04:21+03:00August 22nd, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|

LAWA details Sustainability Progress in its latest Annual Report

Source: LAWA Airfield view of Tom Bradley International Terminal. Courtesy Los Angeles World Airports. Commitment to Carbon Neutrality by 2045 on Track for Success Dedicated to practices that strengthen accountability, transparency and public trust, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) issued its 2022 Sustainability Report. In 2007, LAWA officially formalized its commitment to sustainability with the publication of its Sustainability Vision and Principles. These values were further bolstered in 2017 with the ratification of LAWA’s Sustainable Design and Construction Policy which dictates that all new building construction achieve LEED Silver or higher and outlines sustainability requirements for major facility renovation projects, and non-building landside and airside projects. Subsequently, in 2019, LAWA adopted its Sustainability Action Plan where, in alignment with the [...]

2023-08-18T18:01:25+03:00August 18th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|

YVR voluntarily suspends construction activities on South Airfield

Source: YVR Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has voluntarily suspended construction activities on the southern half of Sea Island, encompassing its South Airfield, following the discovery of what are believed to be Musqueam artifacts on the site. At the time of finding, YVR suspended further work and notified Musqueam Indian Band. The artifacts have been sent to a certified archaeology and heritage lab for technical assessments. “YVR is located on Sea Island, which is the traditional, unceded, and continuously occupied territory of Musqueam. This archaeological discovery demonstrates the longstanding and continued tie between Musqueam people and their ancestral territories. For this reason, finding these artifacts is not unexpected and something we plan for together with Musqueam. We are committed to the [...]

2023-08-14T23:07:21+03:00August 15th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|

Aena airports in Spain welcome more than 29.7 million passengers in July

Source: Aena This is 10% higher than last year and 1.2% better than 2019 In the cumulative period between January and July, there were more than 159.2 million passengers, 20.6% more than in 2022 and 1.2% more than in 2019 In July, 242,222 aircraft movements were recorded and 86,779 tonnes of cargo were transported at airports throughout the network Airports in the Aena network in Spain closed the month of July 2023 with a historical passenger record: 29,762,051, 10% more than in the same month of 2022 and 1.2% more than in 2019, before the pandemic, the previous record year. In July 2023, Aena managed 242,222 aircraft movements, 5.1% more than in 2022; and 86,779 tonnes of cargo were transported, [...]

2023-08-15T20:46:59+03:00August 14th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|

Canada enhances airspace communication with FREQUENTIS X10

Source: FREQUENTIS First Frequentis X10 Voice Communication System in the Americas ADM Aéroports de Montréal has implemented future-proof operations with Frequentis’ service-oriented voice communication system (VCS) Frequentis ED137-compliant X10 VCS provides most intuitive Human Machine Interface (HMI) for airport operators Enhanced safety via X10 in case of emergency evacuation of the NAV CANADA tower Canadian ADM Aéroports de Montréal selected Frequentis’ innovative X10 VCS to enhance airspace communication for the Apron Management Section (AMS) at YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport in Canada. The system is operated by ADM, however, NAV CANADA, the air navigation service provider of Canada will also share access and operate radio and telephone resources, as a contingency solution in case of emergency tower evacuation. “The X10 is Frequentis’ [...]

2023-08-14T15:43:26+03:00August 14th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News, SUPPLIERS|

GTAA Reports 2023 Second Quarter Results

Source: GTAA The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (“GTAA”) reported its financial and operating results for the three- and six-months ended June 30, 2023.  Passenger activity significantly increased by 2.0 million or 22.1 per cent to 11.3 million and 6.6 million or 46.1 per cent to 21.2 million during the second quarter and first half of 2023, when compared to the same periods of 2022.  Passenger activity increased due to the high travel demand, which continues to remain strong, and the removal of pandemic-related government travel restrictions that existed during the first half of 2022. During the second quarter and first half of 2023, passenger activity recovered to 88.3 per cent and 86.5 per cent relative to the same periods of [...]

2023-08-11T20:53:31+03:00August 11th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|

Canadian Minister of Transport announces new funding to improve and increase capacity for cargo destined for the North at Ottawa International Airport

Source: Transport Canada An efficient and reliable transportation system is essential to making life more affordable for Canadians and combatting the rising cost of living. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our supply chains grow the economy and create good, middle-class jobs for Canadians, while making them resilient and adaptable to the effects of climate change. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, announced an investment of up to $11 million under the National Trade Corridors Fund. This investment will be used to build a new cargo facility for Canadian North, the Inuit-owned airline. To further enhance this commitment, Canadian North will be matching the Government of Canada’s investment, bringing the total combined funding for this [...]

2023-08-10T02:08:32+03:00August 10th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|

Fraport’s First-Half Financial Performance Boosted by Passenger Growth Across the Group

Source: Fraport Double-digit growth rates at many Group airports worldwide – Revenue up 33.8 percent driven by higher passenger volumes – Group result in positive territory at €85.0 million – FY outlook updated with more precise projections Peru’s Lima Airport (LIM) achieved a recovery rate of 85.4 percent compared to 6M/2019 At the two Brazilian airports of Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA), combined traffic recovered to 84.7 percent of the pre-pandemic 6M/2019 levels The Fraport global airport company achieved growth in all major key financial indicators during the first half of 2023 (ending June 30). The increase was supported by higher passenger volumes across the Group’s airports. Group revenue rose by 33.8 percent year-on-year to €1,804.3 million in the [...]

2023-08-10T02:07:02+03:00August 10th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|