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.

Some of Europe‘s best-known military and civilian aerobatic display teams recently gathered in Austria for AIRPOWER 2016 to showcase their skills. Tasked with the crucial job to monitor and orchestrate all the movement of the show, the air traffic controller also used ADB Safegate’s Electronic Flight Strip System DIFLIS to safely control fighter jets in formation flights in Zeltweg.

Military air traffic controllers operate up to 11 DIFLIS working positions simultaneously over the two days of the air show and additional days of training. The E-Strip system is used by the tower unit in approach and to ensure that 240 aircraft can perform a perfect show in front of a crowd of over 300.000 spectators.

• AIRPOWER is Austria’s biggest ever airshow hosted by Austrian Military.
• DIFLIS – as a part of the SafeControl Suite ATM package – is a fully digital representation of paper flight strips on a computer touch-pen display. It combines the benefits of a well-established paper strip system with the possibilities offered by electronic data handling. In addition, DIFLIS provides an Air Traffic Controller with a workflow based support logic that dramatically reduces the time necessary to handle data input and strip handling.
• ADB SAFEGATE is a leading provider of intelligent solutions that deliver accelerated airport performance from approach to departure. The company partners with airports to analyse their current setup and operations, identify bottlenecks, and jointly solve them using a consultative approach that enables airports to improve efficiency, enhance safety and environmental sustainability, and reduce operational costs. Our integrated portfolio includes solutions and services that harmonize airport performance, tackling every aspect of traffic handling and guidance, from approach, runway and taxiway lighting, to tower-based traffic control systems, and intelligent gate and docking automation. ADB Safegate has more than 900 employees in over 20 countries and operates in more than 175 countries, serving more than 2,000 airports.
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