ADDIS ABABA. Ethiopia not only plays a strategic role for Africa’s aviation sector, but because of its location, it serves as a cross road between Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. Addis Ababa Bole Airport is important to Ethiopia’s industry sector, mainly for the export of perishable goods, for which Bole Airport has improved its cargo infrastructure, and also increasingly for tourism. Both are main pillars for the fast growing economy of Ethiopia. Ethiopia has big plans for its airports. And, it is no secret that the land-locked Ethiopia has big plans to turn itself into Africa’s chief aviation hub.
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
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.
Denver International Airport recently began installing LED apron floodlighting from ADB SAFEGATE. The new LED floodlights provide a 50% energy reduction and dramatically reduce light pollution to improve visibility and security on the apron.
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
Istanbul New Airport, expected to be the world’s largest airport, will serve as Turkey’s primary airport and a hub between Europe and Asia. ADB SAFEGATE will conduct an AGL design review and install its intelligent airfield solutions including intelligent LED ground lighting and visual aids. These will improve throughput and efficiency, and enable safer and more sustainable operations. 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
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”.
Birmingham Airport has chosen ADB SAFEGATE, to install its Integrated Tower Solution to enable A-CDM and improve real-time information shared between airport stakeholders ─ airlines, ground handlers and air traffic control. Greater predictability is only one of the expected outcomes.