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Gatwick and Heathrow airports found to have RAAC concrete

RAAC has been found onsite at Gatwick and Heathrow airports, amid the school concrete crisis. Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC), which is estimated to have a lifespan around 30 years, is less durable than traditional concrete and has been used in the construction of public sector buil...

London Gatwick Airport rewrites the runway resurfacing rule book

London Gatwick Airport, part of VINCI Airports' network, has completed an innovative plan to resurface its main runway in half the time and for half the cost - while saving significant amounts of embodied carbon1 by using 70% less asphalt - compared to traditional resurfacing methods. The airport...

Gatwick plans to proceed with conversion of emergency runway

By Gwyn Topham | theguardian.com Gatwick airport is to press ahead with plans to convert its emergency runway for routine use, in a sign that the aviation industry expects demand to rebound in full soon after the coronavirus pandemic. London’s second biggest airport will launch a public consulta...

Gatwick Airport introduces artificial technology into runway operations

Gatwick Airport has become the world’s first airport to use artificial technology (AI) on the apron, in a bid to reduce delays and improve on-time performance. The AI computer vision technology, provided by AI software firm Assaia, uses computer vision cameras pointing downwards on the apron t...

Gatwick Airport initiates planning process to use existing northern runway

Capacity-stretched Gatwick Airport has formally started the process to bring its existing northern runway into routine use by submitting a notice to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) of its intention to prepare an application for development consent. This moves establishes the ‘Gatwick Airport ...

Gatwick pledges £1.11 billion in five-year investment programme

Gatwick Airport has published its five-year Capital Investment Programme (CIP), which pledges £1.11 billion and places an emphasis on automation and technology as key growth enablers. Projects touted include automated boarding technology and robotic parking, which the airport say will help spee...

Gatwick plans to use emergency runway for routine flights

Gatwick Airport has published a ‘final master plan’ setting out proposals for future airport development, including using its standby runway for routine flights. Gatwick says the plan is supported by results from a 12-week public consultation, which show two thirds of respondents are in favo...

Rushlift GSE selects Yokohama to supply Gatwick tyres

Ground support equipment (GSE) provider Rushlift has announced an agreement with Yokohama for the rubber company to provide the tyres for its Gatwick Airport vehicles. The 450-strong fleet of cars, vans and minibuses will be supplied with BluEarth-Van RY55 and Geolandar G015 A/T tyres, in the fi...

Flights suspended at Gatwick due to IT power failure

Gatwick Airport suspended flights for nearly two hours after the IT system in the airport’s control tower was hit by a power failure. The power outage caused the air traffic control systems to shut down just after 5pm on Wednesday, causing delays and cancellations to all inbound and outbound f...

Rushlift GSE supplies Virgin Atlantic with aircraft tyre solution

Airport ground support equipment (GSE) specialist Rushlift GSE has provided Virgin Atlantic with a drop-box solution to facilitate the changing of tyres at London’s two busiest airports. Three ground-level loading Alfa Drop Boxes were supplied to Virgin Atlantic in a leasing agreement which al...

Gatwick wins award recognising its reduced mobility services

Gatwick airport has been awarded the Accessible Airport Award by Airports Council International (ACI), recognising the progress the airport has made in improving services for passengers with a disability. The award recognises Gatwick’s investment in services, facilities and staff training to i...

Gatwick Airport’s noise footprint shrinks by 7% in 2018

Improved operational procedures - including smoother descents that reduce drag and use less power - the phasing out of the noisiest aircraft and the introduction of new, quieter aircraft reduced the size of Gatwick’s noise footprint by seven per cent in 2018. Compared to the previous year , ac...

Vinci Airports purchases a controlling stake in London Gatwick

London Gatwick announced a change in its ownership today, as VINCI Airports finalised the purchase of a 50.01 per cent stake in the airport. The remaining 49.99 per cent will continue to be managed by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). The leading private airport operator in the world, VINCI ...

UK contract wins and renewals for Menzies Aviation

Menzies Aviation has secured a number of ground handling contract wins and renewals at airports across its UK business. At London Heathrow Airport, EgyptAir, a long-standing customer of 18 years, has renewed its contract with Menzies World Cargo for a three-year term. Operating a daily Boeing...

Gatwick Airport makes a near £1m investment in new technology to monitor noise

Gatwick Airport has invested nearly £1 million in new technology that dramatically improves the monitoring of aircraft flights and associated noise - with information updated every second - so that local residents can access data and generate reports on demand. In a UK-airport first, the new syste...

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