Canary island airports reopen as haze clears

All eight airports on Spain's Canary Islands reopened on Monday a day after a sandstorm shrouded the archipelago, forcing their closure, the transport ministry said.

Two killed as storm lashes Spain

Freezing winds, heavy snow and rain lashed parts of Spain Monday, killing two people, forcing the closure of schools and disrupting travel, officials said.

Pollution from Heathrow detected in central London

In a study published in Environment International researchers from King's have, for the first time, measured ultrafine particles (UFP) in European cities and detected emissions from airports.

Improving efficiency, effectiveness of security X-ray technology

The smuggling of contraband, such as explosives and drugs, is a major threat in airport security. These risks have increased in modern times with the uptick in parcel delivery, but security inspection methods have not seen ...

ESA see-through security in worldwide service

The odds are high that you have already interacted with one of ESA's most-far-reaching inventions without realising it. Terahertz security cameras—currently employed in 18 countries including many major airports and the ...

Birds around airports may be deaf and more aggressive

Birds around airports are more aggressive and sing as if they have hearing loss. Collaboration between researchers of Manchester Metropolitan University and the Institute of Biology Leiden has led to surprising new findings ...

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Airport

An airport is a location where aircraft such as fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and blimps take off and land. Aircraft may be stored or maintained at an airport. An airport consists of at least one surface such as a runway for a plane to take off and land, a helipad, or water for takeoffs and landings, and often includes buildings such as control towers, hangars and terminal buildings.

Larger airports may have fixed base operator services, seaplane docks and ramps, air traffic control, passenger facilities such as restaurants and lounges, and emergency services. A military airport is known as an airbase or air station.

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