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.
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.
ACI LONDON. Our guest blogger from Momberger Airport Information spoke with Angela Gittens, Director General of ACI World and Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE about the latest challenges and opportunities for airports around the world at the ACI 10th Annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition, London, United Kingdom. Watch the video now.
CHINA. For some time, the Chinese market has been the largest single country market of our A-VDGS solutions, from the more than 8000 units sold worldwide one in eight goes to China. Our latest win is at the PuDong Airport for the Satellite Terminal A-VDGS project. In December 2017, we were awarded a contract to supply, deliver, install, test and commission 89 Safedock T1 A-VDGS and an apron management system. It’s the biggest win ever in terms of value for A-VDGS in China. Continue reading
ADB SAFEGATE partners with the Port of Seattle to improve gate performance airport wide at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The airport-wide solution supports Port ramp safety initiatives and creates a more efficient gate operation at Sea-Tac now and for the future. ADB SAFEGATE will implement its most advanced Safedock A-VDGS (Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System) and SafeControl Apron Management (SAM) solution across all gates at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac). (Photo Credit: Courtesy Port of Seattle/Don Wilson) Continue reading
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
VIDEO. Perth Airport is a major transit hub that operates 24/7. The airport handles nearly 14 million passengers and 130,000 aircraft movements every year. It is one of the most isolated international airports in the world. Perth can have up to 65 forecasted low visibility days per year. in the past low visibility conditions have led to aircraft diversions. The nearest alternative airports are a minimum of two flying hours away. Airline diversion cost including fuel, transport & accommodation can reach over half a million dollars per diversion. The solution was to upgrade Perth´s main runway from CAT-I to CAT-III rating. Continue reading
Since 2006, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) has been incrementally transitioning its airfield lighting from incandescent to light emitting diode (LED) technology. Dave Garrett, the airport authority’s electrical department manager, explains that the switch has several benefits, including energy savings, product longevity and—to a certain degree—reduced maintenance. Continue reading
The Australian Airports Association (AAA) hosts a range of annual events for the airport industry to learn and discuss industry issues impacting their airports. A new event 2018 is the Lighting Workshop and at ADB SAFEGATE we are very proud to be the Facilitator for this May event. The Airfield Lighting Workshop is a unique opportunity for those involved in all aspects of Airfield Ground Lighting to network, address AGL specific topics, and share and present new ideas and practices. Continue reading
Air traffic increases at a tremendous speed, bringing airports to their capacity limits and making the operations even more complicated. To meet the increasing demand additional systems are put into place, supporting controllers in their daily work. When not harmonized, these systems often add more workload to the already heavy task list of controllers . OneControl reduces complexity and lets ATCO:s focus on their real task – managing air traffic. Continue reading