Follow the Greens at Heathrow – pilots love it, many know about it, but how is it really working and how was it developed and implemented? I asked Adam Spink, an active Heathrow Tower controller that I know from my work at EUROCONTROL some years ago, and more recently as my co-participant to the EUROCONTROL A-SMGCS Task Force. Continue reading
ADB SAFEGATE is presenting integrated tower solutions at the World ATM Congress in Madrid from March 7 – 9. Tower solutions are an integral part of the Airport Performance strategy that extends across four domains – Gate, Tower, Airfield and Services. ADB SAFEGATE’s latest solution, the Integrated Controller Working Position (CWP), is showcased at the event. Continue reading
The tower is the brain of any airport. It’s at the centre of the action, with air traffic controllers keeping an eye on each and every aircraft movement across the airfield and local aerodrome. In the lead up to World ATM Congress in Madrid, the biggest exhibition in Europe for ATC, Safegate Group CEO, Per-Olof Hammarlund, describes Safegate’s long-held dream to be a part of the tower operations.
Airport airside traffic automation is increasingly gaining grounds with Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and Airport Operators around the world. Tier one and mid-size airports face increasing and more complex traffic demands. Multifaceted movement traffic conditions pose new, higher demands on ATCOs, airport planning and minute-to-minute operational personnel.