Airport privatization is not new, but is becoming increasingly dedicated. Watch ADB SAFEGATE`s Vice President for Africa – Alexander Herring – in an interview about the current situation in aviation with Mrs. Ramatou Magagi, Principal Investment Officer, PPP Advisory Services, Transport / Aviation Sector at International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group Washington, DC.
GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL), which operates Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), has engaged ADB SAFEGATE to upgrade the primary runway from CAT-I to CAT-II and the secondary runway from simple approach to CAT-I. Both primary and secondary runways of the airport will install RELIANCE intelligent lights, a range of special LED lights that can be remote controlled to ensure high availability.
The Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) has made unbelievable progress in the 20 years since it started operations. Today, it is one of the busiest international hubs of mainland China, ranking 9th in terms of passenger traffic globally. The airport is one of the pioneer airports in China to use ADB SAFEGATE Solutions’ technologies. Pudong satellite terminal is now put into operation with 90 ADB SAFEGATE Safedock T1 installed to help operational burden at the airport.
Aviation traffic expands every year – and that’s good news for both airlines and travellers. But growth in passenger numbers and cargo volumes pose added challenges to airport operators. This article looks at the challenges, and some of the solutions. Today’s operators have to come up with a range of expansion projects and new, smart initiatives to enhance the passenger overall experience.
We are at the starting point of an important decade of the African continent. Africa is full of potential. The population size is like the size of China and it is an amazing market for many companies. The air traffic is expected to double in the next 20 years. This is what Alexander Herring, ADB SAFEGATE’s Regional Director of Africa recently stated at a key conference on Africa’s aviation industry. Continue reading
VIDEO INTERVIEW. The African market is very interesting in the sense that the air traffic is expected to double in the next 20 years. Africa accounts for 15 percent of the world population but only two percent of the global air traffic. For many international airlines, high profit and stable passenger growth make Africa an attractive market. And now, with traffic is set to double in the coming years, Africa will not only attract more stakeholders, airlines, investors and financiers but also the whole business world.
With an expanding portfolio which now includes runway lighting, docking guidance and control tower systems and other state-of-the-art technologies, ADB SAFEGATE has become a key partner for airports on this continent. One such airport is Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport in Abidjan for which Gilles Darriau, General Director of AERIA, and Alexander Herring, Regional Sales Director Africa and Managing Director ADB SAFEGATE South Africa, have great ambitions. What are these ambitions and how can they be achieved? An interview with two people who are passionate about the industry.
WHITE PAPER. Airports and airlines generate more data than ever before. However, the aviation industry only leverages a minor part of this information to develop meaningful business insights and data-based services. The ADB SAFEGATE-Frost & Sullivan global study reveals that capacity-constrained airports are investing in digitization to optimize processes and support traffic growth, and measuring outcomes through key performance indicators like on-time performance and inbound/outbound traffic efficiency, among others. Continue reading
Air travel has transformed the way the world sees distance. Moving halfway round the globe often takes only a day. But airport congestion still brings more inconvenience than it should. Most aircraft journeys are smooth and seamless affairs. But transfer stops are still the bane of all long distance journeys. At best, the long distance passenger will wait an hour or so at a key hub airport. But if there are any delays at all on the schedule, the trip can become a nightmare. And probably the main culprit for delays is airport congestion.