Weekly review #163 - 24th August

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Posted by Vincent Lambercy

First up this week, there's news of a new airport in Mo i Rana. Three different players submitted tenders in the competition for the interactive contract. AF Gruppen scored the highest number of points, and has thus been awarded the contract as turnkey contractor. The award criteria, as stated in the tender documents, were based on assessments of the categories key personnel, understanding of the assignment and price.


In more airport news, the proposed reopening of Manston Airport in Kent has been given the go ahead, despite planners recommending that its development consent order application (DCO) be refused. RiverOak Strategic Partners’ (RSP) planning application is specifically for the upgrade and reopening of the airport primarily as a freight airport, with some passenger services, with a capacity of at least 12,000 air cargo movements per year.


Next, Copperchase are proud to announce that they have been awarded the contract to install an MEP Emergency Voice Switch in the Tower at Heathrow Airport. Copperchase and MEP will work very closely with NATS staff to ensure a smooth transition into service in due course.


Finally, for UAV and UTM, the municipality of Burgas in Bulgaria is evaluating drone operations and its first trials U-space trials. Burgas is a port city where four organisations are cooperating to prepare and execute drone flights: Unmanned Systems Bulgaria EOOD, Cluster Aerospace Technologies, Research and Applications (KAKTIP), SNC Bulgarian-Italian Center “Da Vinci” and Association of the Bulgarian Aviation Industry (ABAI).


If you're looking for more Radar Contact, you can find the latest episode here. This time, we spoke to Marina Efthymiou, an Assistant Professor in Aviation Management at Dublin City University. We discussed the Aviation Management course at DCU, technical & managerial leadership and more.