Did you know that all airlines operating international flights are mandated to monitor their fuel consumption emissions and report them to their national authorities from January 2019 already? This is accordingly to the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). A result of many years of work at ICAO and the support of the aviation industry. Aviation was the world´s first sector to set ambitious global CO2 emission reduction targets.
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.
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
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
Starting this month, Sri Lanka’s main international airport is set to undergo a massive infrastructure expansion, which includes the construction of a second international terminal that will increase annual passenger capacity to 15 million passengers. ADB SAFEGATE Partners with CATIC-ENG China to enable the airport’s move to improve operational efficiency with the use of energy-friendly solutions. Continue reading
NEW VIDEO. What will be the key trends in aviation? Tricky question and off course nobody can know for sure about the future. What we all do know however is that there is a lot of change going on in the industry. So what are the key drivers for change? In this video we gathered some of the trends we believe are major in affecting the industry. Especially we do highlight those within the area we see as our key domain; airside “from approach to departure” . Watch the video and see what you think? What trends do you think are the most important? Continue reading
VIDEO. Imagine one integrated operational process from approach to departure. To make this a reality, such a solution must integrate and intelligently support many different guidance and traffic control functions, including tower control systems, airfield lighting, docking control and gate management. Watch our colleagues talk about how ADB SAFEGATE’s integrated airport solutions for gate, airfield and the tower can improve airport performance.
Improved airfield safety; enhanced visibility & less glare; fewer complaints about light pollution from neighbors; 50% reduction in energy usage! These are some of the major benefits experienced at Henderson Executive Airport after LED Ramp Lighting project that was a “North American first”.
Climate change is a challenge the entire world must face with ambition and drive, and the aviation industry is no exception. At the 39th ICAO Assembly in Montreal, the world’s governments are meeting from September 27 to October 7 to discuss the agreement on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation.
In an increasingly globalized world, international interconnectivity is key and a given for any thriving or expanding society. A well operating airport hub with supporting connecting commuter airports is essential to support the economy of a large metro or a large part of a country. With leisure and business air travel on the rise, airports are facing multiple congestion challenges that need to be managed both in the short and long term. In many cases, airport operators are running out of options resulting in overloaded infrastructure.