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
Uninformed commentators cite security as the biggest challenge for airports in coming decades. But peak industry bodies such as IATA and the ACI differ. They identify dramatic increases in passenger numbers as the airport industry’s single biggest challenge. IATA has flagged passenger traffic increases of up to 100% over current levels by 2035; that could mean an extra 3.7 billion passengers that will need accommodating by airports around the world.
Since its first Safedock A-VDGS installation in 2007, American Airlines has appreciated the benefits in cost savings, efficiency and improved customer experience because of the system’s ability to significantly minimize delays during irregular operating conditions. Today, American Airlines uses Safedock docking guidance systems on nearly 400 gates at its largest U.S. hub airports in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York (JFK), and is expanding the technology to other focus markets. Continue reading
Did you know that the Middle East aviation sector is expected to grow at 5% annually and will see an additional 258 million passengers by 2035? ADB SAFEGATE´s integrated airport solutions and services can help airports to keep pace with growth without facing capacity and performance issues. Continue reading
On the occasion of the 2016 ACI-NA/World Annual Conference/World Annual General Assembly in Montreal and the organization’s 25th anniversary, Martin Lamprecht, Publisher & Managing Editor and also our guest blogger from Momberger Airport Information interviews Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World about Customer Service, Sustainability, Safety, Regulation and Cooperation.
Lahore International Airport is now weather proofed. During an intense but short project that lasted only 12 months, the airport’s nominal capacity has been upgraded to handle 29 aircraft movements per hour, regardless of weather. ADB SAFEGATE worked closely together with the airport and Pakistan’s Civil Aviation authorities to increase airport performance and upgrade capacity to beat the challenging foggy winter climate. With a complete integrated system in operation, from the runway up to the tower, Lahore is now reaping benefits of increased capacity and is also able to accommodate diversions from neighboring airports.
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.
For the first time since joining forces, ADB Safegate attended the annual Dubai Airport show at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) between May 9 and 12. The show was attended by over 7,500 people from all over the world and featured over 300 global leading companies. The exhibition is the world’s largest annual airport event. Continue reading
DUBAI AIRPORT SHOW 2016. The aviation world is preparing for one of the largest annual airport events. More than 300 leading global companies and 7,500 visitors are expected to attend at the 16th edition of the Dubai Airport Show 2016 which will be held from May 9 to 11 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC). ADB Safegate’ s Airport & ATM Expert, Roy Bolwede will be there to present unconventional ways to beat airport capacity crunch.
Abu Dhabi International Airport is undertaking one of its most ambitious expansion projects, where ADB Group has been selected as the main contractor. This partnership will enable the airport to be innovative, dynamic and improve traveler experience while maintaining world-class standards of airside safety and compliance at its existing terminals to create additional capacity for traffic growth. Using ADB’s SmartExpansion Path* methodology, the airfield will be redesigned after a survey of the existing airside infrastructure. ADB will also optimize the airport’s AGL infrastructure including lighting, power, control, and surface guidance systems.