Tech Bytes

• Curve Conveyors. CurveTrack, a curve conveyor system manufactured by Caljan Rite-Hite, is a key component to the 70 km conveyor system at Frankfurt Airport in Germany. Designed to allow debris and dust to fall away from the conveyor, the one-piece belt retainers lock the belt firmly into place during operation. This prevents the belt from becoming displaced from the supporting rollers and keeps its movement precise and uniform, the company says. The beading, which is sewn onto the belt, has a sandwich effect that makes it exceptionally strong, ensuring that it doesn’t snap or crack;

• CUPPS. Technology companies NCR and Ultra Electronics have partnered to create complementary service organizations capable of addressing the needs of the airport passenger environment. Ultra’s portfolio of agent-facing common-use solutions, branded UltraCUSE, allows multiple airlines to share the same workstations and peripherals, making more efficient use of airport resources. NCR’s common-use kiosks solutions optimize use of airport real estate while addressing passenger self-service demand. Combined, the companies address the spectrum of common use passenger processing systems (CUPPS), according to a news release;

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• Compliance Resource. The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has unveiled a new resource to help members comply with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Advance Passenger Information Systems (APIS) requirements. CBP requires all general aviation and commercial aircraft to provide passenger manifest and aircraft information prior to departure for all international flights to or from the U.S. The electronic APIS transmission service meets all applicable regulatory requirements and has been fully approved by CBP officials. The online tool will allow members to quickly and easily submit, modify, and store APIS data for future use, says NBAA. Members can access the new resource for a $25 fee per flight. NBAA has partnered with ARINC Direct Business Aviation Solutions to offer the online tool to member companies;