Several years ago, LED technology transformed airfield ground lighting. Its adoption has since been rapid and unstoppable as airports reap the rewards of substantially lower energy costs, ultra-long lamp life, high-quality output and much faster response times compared to the conventional halogen lighting. Build a safer, lower cost airfield. Today, we stand on the threshold of a further transformation as advanced control systems build on the capabilities of LED lighting and other technologies to create the intelligent airfield.
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
Aviation is changing. Airports are enjoying unprecedented growth prospects as demand for air travel continues to climb. New business is everywhere and can be won by delivering the best, delay-free passenger experience. Upgrading existing airport infrastructure is a cost-effective way to help cope with constantly rising air traffic. Intelligent ground lighting systems are proven to increase operational efficiency and improve safety. Continue reading
VIDEO. Airfield lighting at an airport today is shifting towards more intelligence within the light fixtures themselves. Watch our global product managers Andreas Wirandi and Tom Werdefroy explain airfield intelligence in this video.
UPDATE. In a two-part article series, ADB SAFEGATE’s global ATM advisor, Stephen O’Flynn, explains Follow the Greens. In this first article, Stephen gives us the current state of the Follow the Greens validation and shares some results from the Fraport report. In his next article, Stephen discusses why airports need to develop a roadmap for Follow the Greens.
In a two-part article series, ADB SAFEGATE’s global ATM advisor, Stephen O’Flynn, explains Follow the Greens. In this second article, Stephen discusses why airports need to develop a roadmap for Follow the Greens (FTG).
How do solutions for more efficient airports go hand in hand with sustainability? At the Swedish Pavilion at inter airport China, ADB Safegate’s Guan Peng recently presented the company’s perspective on sustainable airports, taking the audience through some of the key aspects of our solutions across the tower, gate and airfield that reduce carbon footprint.
Carbon neutrality, 40% energy savings versus international standards, 100% clean energy operations – the expectations in terms of environmental sustainability for the new international airport in Mexico City are very high. The challenge now is how to reach these targets while accommodating 50 million passengers per year and ever growing traffic – 125 million planned in the project’s second stage.
ADB SAFEGATE was the Platinum sponsor of the Australian Airport Association’s Operations forum, OPS SWAP, in Brisbane which attracted 150 key operational stakeholders from Australia and New Zealand. The OPS SWAP is a forum about innovation and the optimization of airfield operations and this year ADB SAFEGATE displayed how our solutions contributes to Follow the Greens and A-CDM.
The positive impact aviation has on the global economy, social diversity and human development is truly staggering and could be seen as the main grease for global development. It also means that as a truly global industry we have to aspire, and have a clear ambition, towards reducing our environmental footprint and creating a low carbon pathway towards sustainable growth. Sustainable practices and technology advances are the two main ingredients in an upwards spiral that maintain the positive trend towards sustainable growth.