NEW VIDEO. The Carlyle Group has acquired ADB SAFEGATE. In a new video, our CEO Christian Onselaere explains what this really means for ADB SAFEGATE and our customers. The change of ownership, with its strong financial backing, will help ADB SAFEGATE to achieve its growth goals. These are being pursued by helping airports handle more air traffic with their existing infrastructure through the integration of systems for the airfield, gate and tower.
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.
With a PhD in telematics and several years of experience leading different R&D teams, we are fortunate to welcome Arnold Maier as our newest R&D director in Graz, Austria. Read on to find out more about what makes him tick and how he hopes to play a pivotal role in innovating and leading our R&D teams. Continue reading
ADB SAFEGATE is launching a Pushback Support Tool that simplifies air traffic control workloads and enhances airport safety and efficiency. Part of ADB SAFEGATE’s portfolio of systems for the tower, the tool automatically suggests the optimum aircraft pushback procedure, monitors its progress and warns ATC of potential conflicts with obstacles and other aircraft or vehicles in the apron area. Continue reading
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.
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
Goma International Airport (GOM) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a strategic airport used by MONUSCO, a United Nations mission for peacekeeping in the region. Since the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in 2002 when the airport was overrun with lava, operations had become very limited. To upgrade GOM with efficient airfield ground lighting (AGL) systems and optimize operations MONUSCO selected ADB SAFEGATE. Continue reading
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.
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