A leading airport in the Middle East has partnered with ADB SAFEGATE for gate maintenance services, to improve airport performance. The airport serves as a hub in the region and supports more than 37 million passengers annually. Downtime and system failure are issues that the airport can ill afford, and as the Original Equipment Manufacturer and supplier of the airport’s gate solutions, ADB SAFEGATE is best equipped to guarantee availability on these critical systems.
The Middle East is home to many world-class airports, making it a key global aviation hub. The aviation market is forecast to grow by 5 percent and will see an extra 322 million passengers a year on routes to, from and within the region by 2036. A report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said the total market size will expand to 517 million passengers within 20 years. ADB SAFEGATE has rich experience in Middle East. Connect with our experts at Airport Show in Dubai, May 7-9 – Booth 6470. Continue reading
King Khalid International Airport (KKIA), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is one of the busiest airports in the Middle East but the airport has faced many operational challenges where irregularity in operations and coordination has been affecting the entire airport ecosystem and translated to excessive operational costs. ADB SAFEGATE is now signing a € 5.50m deal to help improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of apron operations at the airport. 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.
The interests of airlines and airports are very closely linked, i.e. the success of one group contributes to the success of the other. As such, airlines and airports are very close business partners. When IATA released their new edition of the Airport Development Reference Manual they thought that it would be of great benefit to do so in joint collaboration with their colleagues from ACI.
OMAN. The ACI Airport Exchange in Muscat is a three-day event, assembling hundreds of top executives from the Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the rest of the world. The event is taking place at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre from 5-7 December 2017. The Middle East is a prime focus for ADB SAFEGATE and on the occasion of the ACI event we share with you an article about the work for Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) – an example of how the philosophy of total integration is helping airports meet growing passenger numbers.
It’s a fact that most of the glamour generated by the aviation business can be attributed to airlines and their operators. But as industry insiders will agree, the sky-borne aspect of the aviation business is comparatively straightforward. The environment, the costs, the product are all relatively predictable. Airports on the other hand face a myriad of extra challenges including geophysical, environmental, social, regulatory, political, climatic and project management-related.
BRUSSELS. Our vision is to enable airports to operate more efficiently, safely and sustainably. We help airports around the world to handle more air traffic and increase their profitability through greater efficiency – all while maintaining the highest levels of safety. This does not change with our new shareholder. Only now, we are also part of a global family of companies with an established, significant presence in the aviation & transportation sectors. Carlyle understands our business and will be contributing to our vision and strategy for the future.
ADDIS ABABA. Ethiopia not only plays a strategic role for Africa’s aviation sector, but because of its location, it serves as a cross road between Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. Addis Ababa Bole Airport is important to Ethiopia’s industry sector, mainly for the export of perishable goods, for which Bole Airport has improved its cargo infrastructure, and also increasingly for tourism. Both are main pillars for the fast growing economy of Ethiopia. Ethiopia has big plans for its airports. And, it is no secret that the land-locked Ethiopia has big plans to turn itself into Africa’s chief aviation hub.
We are at an exciting stage in the company’s expansion plans. In keeping with our goal of building a strong and dedicated management team that can lead us into our next phase of growth, it gives me great pleasure to announce that Henrik Linderberth, is now Vice President Sales & Marketing at ADB SAFEGATE. Henrik takes over from Per-Olof Hammarlund and will also assume his position as member of the Executive Committee. Continue reading