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.
The air transport industry is based on the premise that it can take people and goods safely, reliably and efficiently almost anywhere in the world. But as demand continues to grow exponentially, operational inefficiencies and ﬂight disruptions have become one of the core challenges airlines and airports face on a daily basis. Disruptions alone cost airlines around US$ 25 billion in 2016. 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
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
INTEGRATION: Aircraft only make money for their airlines when flying and transporting people and goods. Airports also don’t want an aircraft on the ground for longer than necessary – that space and time could be occupied by another aircraft, making the most of the airport’s capacity. It’s no wonder that airports are increasingly turning to automation and information management systems to improve efficiency and safety and support Air Traffic Control (ATC).
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.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report for 2016 is out, reiterating our resolve towards social development and environmental conservation. As a socially-responsible company, we feel accountable to the environment we operate in and thus adhere to the four pillars of our corporate citizenship program – sustainability, compliance, diversity and inclusion and social impact. Continue reading