ADB SAFEGATE will demonstrate at inter airport Europe 2017 (Munich, 10-13 October) how airports can handle far more air traffic without the need to build costly new infrastructure. By integrating tower, airfield and gate systems, airports can substantially reduce the amount of time aircraft spend on the ground, all while maintaining the highest safety. Time can be saved at every stage of an aircraft’s airport journey, from final approach to landing, while taxiing, during the gate turnaround process, to departure.
Uninformed commentators cite security as the biggest challenge for airports in coming decades. But peak industry bodies such as IATA and ACI differ. They identify dramatic increase 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 who will need accommodating by airports around the world.
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
As air traffic continues to boom, airports face many challenges. The key is to integrate the many disparate airport systems and apply automation to reduce substantially the time aircraft spend on the ground. To see how our solutions work together to provide enhanced efficiency across the airport, visit us at inter airport Europe in Munich this autumn. Continue reading
Nearly 20 airports in Europe have embraced A-CDM to boost efficiency and collaboration with airlines and other stakeholders. This two-part series provides insight on A-CDM’s evolution and reports on the positive impact it is having at large and small airports. This first part introduces A-CDM and discusses its rise in Europe. Part 2 covers several of the key outcomes that airports have reported.
Last year a new force in airport operations was created with the formation of ADB SAFEGATE, combining the capabilities of six leading companies in the industry. To help you make the most of these new capabilities, we are overhauling our website. Instead of the previous six websites, you can now find all the information you need in one place. Continue reading
Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) chose ADB SAFEGATE to upgrade the Tamale Airport with efficient CAT II LED airfield ground lighting (AGL). The airport was in dire need of an upgrade as the existing narrow runway did not support night operations. The upgrade will help accelerate growth and development of the region, setting it up as an economic hub.
Denver International Airport recently began installing LED apron floodlighting from ADB SAFEGATE. The new LED floodlights provide a 50% energy reduction and dramatically reduce light pollution to improve visibility and security on the apron.
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
More than 100 professionals met to discuss the future of aviation at our yearly Aviation Summit in Birmingham, UK. Nadine Dereza moderated discussions about challenges facing the European aviation industry.