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Airports have one year to comply with IATA Resolution 753

Airports have one year to comply with IATA Resolution 753
International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 comes into effect in June 2018, giving airports just one year to ensure their baggage handling systems are compliant. The resolution aims to reduce the number of lost or delayed pieces of baggage by keeping track of them at every stage of their journey, by maintaining a strict ‘chain of custody’ as bags are handed over during the various phases of travel. 
11th July 2017

US airports in need of an upgrade

American airports are in dire need of huge infrastructure investments in order to keep up with the rising passenger traffic as well as comply with industry standards and regulations.
21st June 2017

BA power failure was entirely avoidable says industry expert

BA power failure was entirely avoidable says industry expert
Earlier this month an IT meltdown caused travel chaos for an estimated 75,000 British Airways (BA) passengers. A power failure (and in particular, the uncontrolled restoration of power at BA’s major data centre), caused flight cancellations on a massive scale which will cost the airline something in the region of £80m. 
19th June 2017


Build a Pi-powered plane watcher

Build a Pi-powered plane watcher
This project uses a Raspberry Pi with super low cost software-defined radio (SDR) hardware to receive tracking information from the Mode-S transponders of aircraft up to hundreds of km away, with the addition of a neat 3.5” TFT display to provide a handy summary of airspace activity. Article contributed by RS Components (click for full article).
14th June 2017

Gatwick joins the first ever international airport 'hackathon'

Gatwick joins the first ever international airport 'hackathon'
  Gatwick Airport is supporting the first ever international airport ‘hackathon’, which will challenge programmers and computer coders to improve passengers’ travel experience by developing innovative ideas for new apps over a period of 48 hours.
14th June 2017

Pressure is on businesses to provide power redundancy

Pressure is on businesses to provide power redundancy
  Power distribution specialist ide Systems is calling for businesses to reconsider their electrical infrastructure to ensure reliable power in the event of failure. The call comes after a critical power failure at a British Airways’ (BA) data centre resulted in at least 75,000 passengers being grounded and cost the business an estimated £150m.
13th June 2017

Missing flights could be a thing of the past

Missing flights could be a thing of the past
  Around 2000 beacons have been installed across Gatwick Airport’s two terminals providing an indoor navigation system that is much more reliable than GPS and that enables augmented reality wayfinding for passengers – a world first for an airport.
26th May 2017

VR tours of airport baggage handling system

VR tours of airport baggage handling system
The British-Irish Airports Expo taking place in Birmingham on 7th-8th June will see BEUMER Group invite visitors to experience a virtual reality (VR) tour of an advanced CrisBag tote-based baggage handling system. Visitors to the BEUMER stand can also participate in a 3D demonstration showing how an independent carrier system can be integrated with Hold Baggage Screening (HBS) to optimise the baggage handling and screening process.
23rd May 2017

IT security company supplies first eGates to Iceland airport

IT security company supplies first eGates to Iceland airport
  secunet is set to supply the first automatic border control system, called eGates, to Iceland. As part of a co-operation between Isavia, the operator of Keflavik airport, the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police and the Sudurnes district police, the German company will initially install and put into operation 12 eGates at Keflavik International Airport in summer 2017.
12th April 2017

Meeting the demands in baggage sortation systems

Meeting the demands in baggage sortation systems
The autover independent carrier system (ICS), from BEUMER Group, has had its capabilities extended with the launch of new BEUMER autoca carriers that support a wider range of baggage sizes. These new autoca carriers mean the BEUMER autover system can now transport baggage from standard to out-of-gauge (OOG). The new autoca also supports CrisBag totes from BEUMER Group's Crisplant product range, enabling baggage to be easily transferred between autover and CrisBag systems at the same airport.
21st March 2017


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