Airports

New developments at airports including regulations and noise issues; legal disputes; openings, acquisitions and mergers.

ATC

Vertiport Management System Will Support VTOL Aircraft

Anra Technologies has rolled out its web-based flight and ground infrastructure management software
Anra control screen
Airports

Partners Plan Low-Cost Modular Vertiports For eVTOL Aircraft

Netherlands Airport Consultants and Urban-Air Port have launched an infrastructure collaboration
Urban-Air Port's modular vertiport concept
Airports

Dubai Still In Pole Position as Gulf's Core Business Aviation Hub

Service providers and operators see more opportunities for UAE growth and also in Saudi Arabia
Master plan for Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub at Al Maktoum International Airport
Fuel

Farnborough Airport Sells Millionth Liter of SAF

Boosting sustainable aviation fuel availability is a key part of the airport's net zero carbon commitment
Sustainable aviation fuel at Farnborough Airport in the UK
Airports

Sky Harbour Group To Develop 25 Acres on Chicago Executive Airport

Project expected to generate $550 million in economic benefit for the area
Chicago Executive Airport Palwauke Municipal Airport
FBOs

Hadid Optimistic of Continuing Growth in Bizav Flight Support

Dubai-based group expects to meet 2023 productivity goals if current market conditions continue.
Jacqueline Simmons with Hadid Colleagues at the 2022 NBAA Show.
FBOs

Jetex To Officially Open Al Bateen FBO in November

Despite the company’s progress in the Gulf, Saudi Arabia remains the glittering prize
Jetex Abidjan
Airports

UK's Farnborough Airport To Go Solar

The solar energy array will account for 25 percent of the airport's power needs
Farnborough Airport
FBOs

ExecuJet Adds Samson's Newcastle FBO to Network

The Luxaviation Group company has more than 100 FBOs in its worldwide chain
Gary Forster, Luxaviation Group FBO airport services manager (left) and Paula Ives, general manager of the Samson Executive Jet Centre at Newcastle International Airport in the UK
FBOs

Euro Jet Expands and Decarbonizes FBO and Support Network

Group has 17 FBOs in central and Eastern Europe and 170 support locations
Mercedes Benz electric passenger van
Rotorcraft

FAA Approves First Public-use Vertiport

Blackstone, Virginia vertiport will enable advanced air mobility
Blackstone Army Airfield (Source: Idawriter)
Environment

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Cuts Bizav Traffic by 30 Percent

New movement and noise restrictions take effect at the Dutch airport from March 31, 2024
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Airports

Oxford Airport Plots a Path To Being a Green Aviation Hub

UK airport sees opportunities and challenges in decarbonizing measures like electrification
London Oxford Airport's planned science park
Airports

Indiana Airport Completes Major Runway Expansion

Officials expect the project will attract more business jets and charter activity
DeKalb County Airport's newly-lengthened runway
Airports

Purdue Researchers Develop ‘Intelligent’ Materials for Aerospace

Applications include portable runway mats
Pablo Zavattieri, the Jerry M. and Lynda T. Engelhardt professor in civil engineering
Airports

UK's Southampton Airport Lengthens Runway

The construction project added more than 500 feet of runway length
WWII-vintage Spitfire parked on newly-lengthened Southampton Airport runway with (left to right) operational director Steve Szalay, UK aviation minister Baroness Vere, and local Member of Parliament Paul Holmes.
Airports

Farnborough Airport Bids To Increase Movement Limits

The private aviation airport wants to grow from 50,000 to 70,000 annual aircraft movements
London-area Farnborough Airport in the UK
FBOs

Jetex Soft Opens Abu Dhabi FBO

Company now controls a sizeable chunk of the FBO market in UAE
Jetex Abu Dhabi
Airports

Arizona's Falcon Field Continues Clean-up after Storm

The localized storm caused damage to more than 90 hangars
Storm damaged WWII-vintage hangars at Falcon Field
ATC

NASA’s ASRS Callback: Beware the Visual Approach

Bizjet gets a wild ride on approach to San Francisco Airport
Airports

Pending Repairs, KTEB's Runway 24 Temporarily Shortened

Due to EMAS damage, the airport has closed more than 1,000 feet of tarmac
Teterboro Airport aerial view
Airports

Mandatory Slots Coming to Vancouver International

Program starts October 29
Airports

Dutch Government May Back Down on Schiphol Private Jet Ban

Aviation groups say Dutch government should delay Schiphol Airport cuts until November election
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Airports

Flight Procedures Set for Grand Prix Race in Singapore

Airports will be slot controlled prior to race
Car racing flag
Airports

Hurricane Idalia Snarls Florida Aviation Traffic

With thousands facing power outages, Florida's airports clean up and resume operations
Hurricane Idalia approches Naples Airport
Fuel

Air bp Supplies Fuel at Germany's Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Two tankers have been deployed at the ExecuJet FBO
Air bp refuels a business jet
Safety

FAA Disburses $121M for Runway Safety Improvements

Funds will be used to reduce runway incursions
Boston Logan Airport with city in the background
Airports

International Bizav Arrivals Suspended at Shanghai Hongqiao

Improved business aviation facilities to reopen in six months
Shanghai Honqiao FBO
Airports

California FBOs Weather Tropical Storm Hilary

Though floods wreaked havoc on ground transportation, airports in the region remained operational
Palm Springs Airport sign askew
Fuel

Air bp Announces Aircraft Fuel Hub in Brazil

Paulinia facility to improve jet-A supply, logistics
Air bp aircraft fuel distribution facilities in Brazil.