In June this year Safegate Group and Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport signed a contract to work together towards weather proofing the airport in only 12 months. The objective is being able to land aircraft in low visibility before the winter, and by May 2016 to handle 25 movements per hour. A project as complex as this can easily take 5 years to implement. To to do it in only 12 months’ time is unheard of. Until now! We spoke with Jesper Svensson, General Manager SafePerformance for Safegate Group about how this is possible.
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif inspected and inaugurated the latest landing system installed on the runway that will enables flights landing at even 50 metre visibility. The first step of the airport expansion project has been completed in a record period of time and would not only ensure safe landing of planes in foggy weather and low visibility but also help save time for the airport, airlines and passengers.
Today the 21st United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21) began in Paris, aiming to unite around 150 nations for a single agreement on tackling climate change. The subject has been a key priority on the radar of the airport industry for some time. One of the motivating instruments is the carbon management standard, Airport Carbon Accreditation, established by ACI EUROPE in 2009. In May 2015, Adelaide Airport became the first airport in Australia to be recognised by the global programme for optimising its management and reduction of carbon emissions. Continue reading
LAHORE, PAKISTAN. Just in time for the upcoming foggy winter season when normally around 1000 flights are affected by diversions and delay, Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport is being weather proofed in a project that will increase capacity by five times during low visibility. The project will be done in only 12 months’ time, and key to the fast execution is a holistic view on the airport’s expansion, and an airport knowledgeable enough to think outside the box.
With rising air traffic, airports around the world all share the same challenge: to increase throughput while still maintaining safety and staying cost efficient. Safegate Group will be exhibiting at ACI Airport Exchange, held in Istanbul from 8-10 December, where the theme of the exhibition is “Future Proofing your Airport”. Safegate Group will be presenting just that: how to future proof your airport by doing more, with less. Continue reading
BELGIUM. Runway Safety is a top priority for everyone in aviation but still a significant challenge for all parties. Runway incursions happen every day around the world and every single one is one too many. Safegate Group’s ATM advisor, Bengt Collin, interviewed his former colleague at Eurocontrol in Brussels, about the important and challenging job to coordinate safety improvements within Eurocontrol’s member states.
On November 11-12, ADB SAFEGATE will be participating in ARKAD, the largest careers fair in southern Sweden. Hosted by Lund University (LTH), this will be the third time Safegate has exhibited at the annual fair, which attracts around 150 companies and 10,000 students. In an interview with ADBSAFEGATE Reporter, ADB SAFEGATE Product Specialist, Malin Reinholds, a recent graduate from LTH, explained that ADB SAFEGATE values participation in fairs of this nature as they highlight the talent of the next generation of potential ADB SAFEGATE experts.
The movement of aircraft and authorised vehicles around the taxiways can be a complex affair, particularly during peak periods, low visibility and at night. Air Traffic Controllers balance keeping voice communications simple and concise with the need to ensure flight crews and vehicle drivers have a clear and unambiguous understanding of their clearances.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) recently completed two massive projects to relight and remark its airfield. Almost all of the work occurred simultaneously, from March 2014 to July 2015. Together, the improvements cost the airport about $34 million – with no outside funding.