Airport

Foodservice & Catering

Celebrating the Opening of Palladino Farms at Syracuse Airport

Travellers passing through Syracuse Hancock International Airport can now enjoy fresh, locally sourced cuisine thanks to a new concept launched by foodservice partner Delaware North featuring Palladino Farms from Pompey, N.Y. The concept, which celebrated its grand opening on 13th June, replaces Middle Ages Brewing and features a menu that celebrates the flavors of Central…

News

Zurich Airport to Enhance Passenger Screening

Zurich Airport owner Flughafen Zürich AG is upgrading its explosives and narcotics detection capabilities with a solution from Bruker. Sixty next-gen DE-tector flex devices will replace the existing solution at Switzerland’s busiest airport in 2024 and 2025. First-generation Bruker ETD detectors are currently deployed at Geneva Airport. By wiping surfaces with multi-use, disposable swabs, and…

Cleaning

ABM Secures Cabin Cleaning Partnership with LATAM Airlines

ABM has been awarded a three-year cabin cleaning contract by LATAM Airlines, one of South America’s largest carriers. The partnership solidifies ABM’s presence at London Heathrow Airport, where it now serves 27 airlines and cleans approximately eight million seats annually. Under the contract, the facility services provider will clean around 150,000 seats each year as…

News

Letting Confirms Healthy Demand for Heathrow Occupier Market

AIPUT (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has let the newly completed ‘Black Arrow’ warehouse at its Blackthorne Point logistics campus which is part of the fund’s Poyle Trading Estate development to the west of Heathrow’s Terminal 5.  The site is the first UK logistics base for international freight forwarder, EFL Global, who are in growth mode. …

News

WH Smith North America Deploys Oracle AI Cloud Solution

WH Smith North America (WHSNA) which incorporates leading retailer to the airport marketplace Marshall Retail Group, is leveraging Oracle’s retail cloud platform to better manage planning and inventory across its 300+ specialty airport and casino stores in the US and Canada. WHSNA’s stores include company-owned and household brands such as Harley-Davidson, In Motion, LEGO and TUMI.…

News

Enhancing the Airport Experience for NHS Patients

ABM passenger handling agents at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport and Aberdeen International Airport will be trained to further support NHS patients who travel to access medical care. Developed with NHS Grampian and Manx Care, the new training extends a previous initiative to support passengers with reduced mobility (PRM) by ensuring employees additionally learn about the…

News

Celebrating 30 Years in Aviation

Millions of passengers flying from Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted every year will be unaware of the behind-the-scenes activities of UK Power Networks Services which was awarded the groundbreaking contract to own, operate and maintain critical electricity infrastructure at all three major UK airports in 1993. The specialist maintenance and operations (M&O) subsidiary of distributed energy…

News

abrdn Heathrow Regeneration Planning Application Backed by Sustainability-linked Credit

abrdn’s Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust (AIPUT) fund has submitted a planning application at its London Heathrow Radius Park campus for an inaugural renovation project to be financed by a £350 million sustainability-linked credit facility from Wells Fargo Bank.  The project signals the opening of a new chapter in the fund’s strategy to deliver highly…

News

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Contract

Allied Universal has been awarded a five-year contract to help secure Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), the world’s second busiest airport with 73,362,946 million passengers in 2022. Security professionals will support DFW’s landside operations which encompass the area between its boundary and boarding gates – including employee parking lots, warehouses, receiving docks and employee…

News

Dufry Receives Green Light for Autogrill Acquisition

The proposed acquisition of Italian multinational food and beverage leader Autogrill S.p.A by Swiss global travel retail company Dufry AG has received unconditional approval from antitrust authorities around the world, paving the way for the establishment of a combined entity with 5,500 outlets at 1,200 airport and other locations in 75 countries. First announced in…

Automation & AI

Improving the Airport Experience with AI

Soul Machines is making significant progress in implementing and integrating its AI-powered Digital Iris “Digital Person” solution with IBM Watson Assistant at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Digital Iris is the newest member of the DFW team and the world’s first example of the “Digital Person” product for assisting airport visitors at information kiosks. Inspired…

FM

Sodexo Live! Introduces Robot Busser at Dulles International Airport

The Lufthansa lounge at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. has welcomed a futuristic new employee. Named LUFTH-I, this beta-stage robotic busser from Bear Robotics is helping employees by quickly collecting dirty dishes and glassware as it roams the lounge. LUFTH-I is then able to autonomously go to the cleaning area to drop off dishes…

News

First European Jack Nicklaus Branded Residential Golf Development Under Construction

Nicklaus Companies and award-winning developer FM Group have launched the first residential golf community in Europe to be carry the legendary golfer’s name at Stonehaven in Scotland. The development of luxury homes at the historic Ury Estate is being built around an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course which is also the site of a…

News

Free Period Product Partnership Takes off at Heathrow Airport

Staff at Heathrow Airport will now have access to free period products thanks to a new multi-way partnership involving an award-winning social enterprise. More than 100 Hey Girls free vend dispensers will be placed in the airport’s staff female and accessible toilets from August, providing employees with free and environmentally-friendly tampons and pads. The partnership,…

Cleaning

ABM Receives UK Aviation Accreditation

12.11.2021, 15:52 ABM Receives UK Aviation Accreditation ABM has been awarded in-flight supplier accreditation by the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as it strengthens its aviation offering following the opening a new, 2,000 SF international distribution centre (IDC) at Manchester Airport.   The IDC is the second of its kind for ABM, following the…

Canada

Walton Street Capital Acquires Salt Lake City Industrial Park

20.10.2021, 17:21 Walton Street Capital Acquires Salt Lake City Industrial Park Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the disposition sale of a newly constructed 628,611 SF Class A industrial project in West Valley City (Salt Lake City), Utah. Built in 2021, the three-building, multi-tenant property known as 201 Mountain View Park is situated in Salt Lake…

Foodservice & Catering

Lead. Inspire. Transform.

20.10.2021, 11:38 Lead. Inspire. Transform. Multiple Autogrill employees have been named as “Fab Superstars” at an annual event organised for the travel catering sector by The Moodie Davitt Report. Organised under the theme, “Lead. Inspire. Transform.” to reflect dramatic changes faced by the sector during the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s awards celebrate the dedication of everyday…

News

Acquisition of 75-Acre West Heathrow Development Site

23.09.2021, 13:14 Acquisition of 75-Acre West Heathrow Development Site The Aberdeen Standard Investments managed Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust (AIPUT) has completed the freehold acquisition of a 75-acre site to the west of Heathrow Airport.   The acquisition of the development site which is adjacent to the Poyle Trading Estate and close to Junction 14 of…

News

Disposal of Southwest Valley Industrial Facility

30.08.2021, 22:33 Disposal of Southwest Valley Industrial Facility Minneapolis-based Opus Group has sold a 450,000 SF cross-docking logistics development in Goodyear, Arizona for US $56 million in a transaction brokered by Cushman & Wakefield. Developed on a 29-acre site at 2250 South Litchfield Road in 2021, the Class A facility is located adjacent to Phoenix Goodyear Airport…

Life Safety

Safeguarding Airport Passengers and Staff

30.07.2021, 11:32 Safeguarding Airport Passengers and Staff George Best Belfast City Airport’s Fire and Rescue team has invested in innovative self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) as part of a multi-million pound equipment upgrade.   The airport’s Emergency Fire and Rescue team is the first in the UK to deploy the recently launched PSS® AirBoss SCBA from Drager…

Energy Management

Breaking Ground on an Innovative Commercial Center

29.07.2021, 01:47 Breaking Ground on an Innovative Commercial Center Construction is underway at San Manuel Landing, a Class A supply and logistics center in San Bernardino County, California administered by The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The project’s ground-breaking ceremony on the 50-acre site of the former Norton Air Force Base marked the beginning…

Environment

Eliminating Single-use Plastics at Melbourne Airport

16.07.2021, 15:26 Eliminating Single-use Plastics at Melbourne Airport Delaware North’s “Last Straw” campaign has diverted an estimated 500,000 single-use plastic straws from Melbourne Airport which has committed to making front-of-house hospitality venues and lounges single-use plastic free by the end of 2021. The airport will put an end to the distribution of traditional plastic items…

Environment

Office Campus Sold for Redevelopment

04.06.2021, 01:59 Office Campus Sold for Redevelopment Cushman & Wakefield has advised the sale of four office buildings totaling 221,921 square feet on approximately 13 acres in Lake Forest (Orange County), California. The portfolio sold in two separate transactions to the joint venture of Western Realco and RREEF, which acquired the sites on a land…

Foodservice & Catering

Bali Airport Awards Food and Beverages Contract

26.05.2021, 16:43 Bali Airport Awards Food and Beverages Contract Autogrill subsidiary HMSHost has been selected to operate food and beverages concessions at the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali. The contract, which was awarded followed a competitive tender, has an estimated value of 59 million euros over its 5-year duration, and will includes…

Healthcare

Mental Health Training for the Security Industry

04.05.2021, 14:25 Mental Health Training for the Security Industry The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) has teamed up with learning and development specialists Ethos Farm to create an avatar-led online programme for security personnel called ‘Being Human’. Announcing the new programme, Mike Hurst CPP MSyI and IFPO UK & Ireland director, said: “We are…

News

Prefab Manufacturer in Lease Relocation

19.02.2021, 15:49 Prefab Manufacturer in Lease Relocation Commercial prefabricated building manufacturer Kapture Prefab is relocating to a 140,000SF industrial facility in Gilbert, Arizona in a deal brokered by Cushman & Wakefield. Phil Haenel, Mike Haenel and Andy Markham from Cushman & Wakefield’s Phoenix office represented the tenant in the transaction, with colleagues, Pete klees and…

News

Sale and Leaseback of Phoenix Manufacturer’s Premises

13.01.2021, 17:19 Sale and Leaseback of Phoenix Manufacturer’s Premises Cushman & Wakefield has represented Phoenix Paver, a privately-owned manufacturer of residential and commercial pavers, in the US $ 14 million sale and leaseback of its headquarters and production facilities in Phoenix, Arizona. Comprising four neighboring properties in the airport area, the asset consists of approximately…

News

Acquisition of San Diego Industrial Facility

15.10.2020, 23:47 Acquisition of San Diego Industrial Facility An anonymous HNW investor has acquired a fully-leased 27,000 SF single-tenant industrial facility in Miramar (San Diego), California for US $7.5 million in a deal brokered by Cushman & Wakefield. Bryce Aberg and Zach Harman from Cushman & Wakefield represented the former owners, Stos Partners, in negotiations…

Foodservice & Catering

Schiphol Airport Extends Autogrill Partnership

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has extended its partnership with Autogrill subsidiary HMSHost from 2028 to 2036 in a deal that is expected to generate €1.8 billion. Active at the airport since 1995, HMSHost is the main supplier of catering and food services within the Dutch aviation hub which it describes as a “showcase of innovation in offering…

Healthcare

Beating the COVID-19 Blues

Cushman & Wakefield’s Las Vegas office completed transactions involving almost 800,000 SF of leasehold property between 1 April and 30 June 2020. Keystone Automotive Industries, a subsidiary of LKQ Corporation, which renewed its lease for 78,920 square feet of space at the Golden Triangle Industrial Park in north Las Vegas. The property is owned by…

News

East Coast Distribution Company Leases 127,000 Sq. Ft Nevada Facility

22.07.2020, 13:40 East Coast Distribution Company Leases 127,000 Sq. Ft Nevada Facility Cushman & Wakefield has represented order fulfilment and logistics specialist Jay Group in successful negotiations with Prologis, Inc., over a tenancy of a 126,916 square foot industrial and warehousing space in Reno, Nevada. Jay Group will occupy just over half (some 232,000 sq.…

Environment

Merit Partners Acquires Significant Industrial Development Site

08.07.2020, 10:44 Merit Partners Acquires Significant Industrial Development Site Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the sale of an 83 acre site in Phoenix, Arizona for a proposed 900,000 sq ft. Class A+ industrial park development by a regional affiliate of Merit Partners. The property will be developed on a build-to-suit and/or speculative basis, and the…

Automation & AI

Safe Distance Analytics for Buildings and Spaces

22.04.2020, 11:38 Safe Distance Analytics for Buildings and Spaces Motion analytics specialist iinside has released SafeDistance, a free upgrade to its LiDAR solution for monitoring crowd density that allows users to respond to public concern over the spread of COVID-19. iQueue SafeDistance utilizes precise 3D LiDAR to help airport, venue and facility managers monitor and…

Healthcare

Mitigating the Threat of Germs

23.03.2020, 12:30 Mitigating the Threat of Germs Chris Colpaert, General Manager for Philips’ Professional Display Solutions in EMEA, AP & NA, explains the importance of touch screen, remote control, and hard switch hygiene to preventing the spread of COVID-19.   On average, people pick up their mobile phones 58 times, and touch them as many as 2,617…

News

Supporting Nashville Disaster Relief

17.03.2020, 18:19 Supporting Nashville Disaster Relief Delaware North is supporting the recovery of Nahville from the devastating impact of the March 3 tornadoes by donating $10,000 to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee activated its Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund to support affected communities and nonprofit organisations helping victims…

Contracts

McCarran International Airport Concession

04.03.2020, 22:12 McCarran International Airport Concession McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has extended Autogrill’s food and beverage concession to 2035 in a contract worth almost US $1.5 billion. The extension of the contract with Autogrill subsidiary, HMSHost, relates to the operation of multiple restaurant outlets. Brands currently under management by the company include Sammy’s Beach Bar &…

News

First for Accessible Airport Facilities

26.02.2020, 15:57 First for Accessible Airport Facilities OCS and Bristol Airport have been recognised for providing accessible facilities at Bristol Airport in an international survey by Altogether Travel which ranked Bristol and Gatwick airports in joint-first place.   The survey ranked 17 UK and five international airports based on 28 criteria, including the information they…

Contracts

London Stansted Baggage Systems Contract

20.02.2020, 16:23 London Stansted Baggage Systems Contract Spie Group subsidiary SPIE UK has been awarded the baggage system upgrade works at London Stansted Airport.   The contract is part of Stansted Airport Transformation works which aims to accommodate for the predicted increase in passenger numbers in the next 5 years.     Prime contractor, Beumer…

Egypt

11th Israel Transportation Security Solutions Delegation

05.02.2020, 15:12 11th Israel Transportation Security Solutions Delegation Registration is open for the 11th Israel Transportation Security Solutions Delegation which provides a ‘behind the scenes’ opportunity for security professionals to visit facilities operated by the Israel Airports Authority (IAA). The event which is co-organised by FM Industry event partner, Green Light, will additionally provide delegates…

Appointments

New Manila International Airport Contract

03.10.2019, 21:10 New Manila International Airport Contract Jacobs has been selected as program management consultant for the New Manila International Airport (NMIA) project in Bulacan, the Philippines by San Miguel Corporation (SMC). One of the largest and most ambitious infrastructure projects in the country, the development includes construction of a new terminal, four runways and…

Contracts

OCS Wins Birmingham Airport Contract

25.04.2019, 14:46 OCS Wins Birmingham Airport Contract Birmingham Airport has awarded a five year contract to deliver cleaning and associated services across its property portfolio to OCS, following a competitive tender. Under the contract which commences on 1st May 2019, OCS teams will assume responsibility for cleaning throughout the terminal buildings both airside and landside,…

Environment

Design Solutions for Transit Environments

Móz Designs rose to the challenges presented by two large-scale airport projects by creating unique metal architectural features for columns, walls, accents and facades. Airports and other large-scale public transit hubs present a unique set of traffic and security-related design challenges. Although often overlooked by specifiers, metal is often the most suitable material for passenger…

Contracts

A Sustainable Future for Air Transport

18.03.2019, 10:06 A Sustainable Future for Air Transport Atkins has been appointed lead designer and project manager for Birmingham Airport’s terminal expansion under a contract that will use VR design modelling to minimise disruption. The global design, engineering and project management consultancy has announced it will also use the Human Centred Design approach it has…

Contracts

UK’s Best Cleaned Transport Hub

04.03.2019, 09:29 UK’s Best Cleaned Transport Hub Birmingham Airport has won Kimberley-Clarke’s Golden Service Award for the “Best Cleaned Transport Hub” for a second successive year. Cleaning, environmental cleaning and pest management services at the West Midlands airport (the UK’s third largest with over nine million passengers a year) are delivered by a team from…

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