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).
Last year, passenger numbers were the highest on record, breaking the 250 million mark for the first time in the U.K. With the aviation industry growing rapidly, there are new airport stories to be told all the time. At the Airport Matters 2016 – AOA Annual Conference in London, one of the projects highlighted is a film presenting the Integrated Tower Solution Project where Birmingham Airport and ADB SAFEGATE work together to enhance Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM).
Today is the “International Day of the Air Traffic Controller”, but at ADB SAFEGATE, we celebrate ATC every day. Our integrated tower solutions aim to make daily life at work easier for ATCOs. Air traffic controllers are keeping an eye on each and every aircraft movement across the airfield and local aerodrome, keeping 3.5 billion passengers safe in the sky. Continue reading
Exciting times ahead for African aviation, with IATA forecasting 5% annual growth over the next 20 years. We’re at the 25th ACI Africa Annual General Assembly, Regional Conference and Exhibition. If you are here too, come visit us at booth 16 and 17. We’re happy to discuss solutions for gate, airfield and ATC and how to work together towards improved efficiency and safety.
Austria‘s biggest ever airshow, AIRPOWER, held from September 2-3, saw participation from around 240 aircraft from 20 countries in the varied static and flying displays. With over 300,000 visitors gathering for the enthralling airshow, the flight tower orchestrated the show supported by tower solutions from ADB Safegate.
UK. Leeds Bradford Airport, which serves 3.5 million passengers per year, has upgraded its Air Traffic Control systems to support its ambitious draft Masterplan proposals to deliver 7.1 million passengers annually by 2030. The Airport boosts air traffic capacity with advanced Air Traffic Control technology from ADB Safegate.
By 2030, 60 million passengers per year are expected to travel through Toronto Pearson International Airport, the largest airport in Canada and the fastest growing in North America. To meet the demand, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is undergoing a multi-project construction program to leverage the existing airport infrastructure through maximizing and optimizing airport capacity. As part of the development project, ADB Safegate’s Canadian office recently completed an extensive airfield project at the airport.
Is your airport operating at the full capacity in all weather conditions? Do you believe it is as safe as possible with regard to runway operations, and foreign object debris (FOD) detection around gates? Would you like to find out how to increase safety, capacity and throughput in all weather conditions, but don’t know where to start? A CONOPS (Concept of Operations) can provide you with these answers. Continue reading
The 12th annual ADB Safegate AGL Seminar was held in Birmingham, England. The program included presentations, updates on innovations from ADB Safegate, and networking opportunities for the delegates from all over Europe. As this was the first time ADB Safegate had held the seminar together, delegates were also updated on the latest news from CEO, Christian Onselaere. Former ATCO and Eurocontrol advisor, Bengt Collin, presented on airfield lighting from an ATC perspective. He emphasized the importance of getting controllers on board with a project early on. Continue reading
The market trend towards modernizing ATCO working positions through ATC system and display integration is a growing topic in the industry. With multiple numbers of screens, mimic panels and other input devices cluttering and even complicating their work, the air traffic controllers are forced to create a mental image of the total situation on the airfield, despite the multitude of tools on the Air Traffic Control (ATC) console. Today, the market is realizing there is a better way that has significant advantages. Continue reading