A mega renovation project is underway at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport since January 2013, which his is one of the world’s busiest airports and Taiwan’s busiest international airport.The project is an effort to modernize airport infrastructure as well as the airfield to make it safer and more reliable to support the rising volumes in air traffic at this major hub.
What do you do when you need a specific type of in-pavement fixture for a vital part of your airport, but you can no longer procure the fixture you need? You work with a determined, innovative manufacturing partner that perseveres until a satisfactory solution is found to resolve your problem now and in the future. Chicago O’Hare International Airport found itself in just such a predicament a few years ago. Continue reading
ADB SAFEGATE’s ASP-SafeControl solution has been installed as part of the runway guard light project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. This project is a key component of Houston’s strategy to prevent runway incursions that can endanger aircraft and ground vehicles. The contractor for the runway guard light project selected Safegate Group’s ASP-SafeControl system, largely because of its nearly universal compatibility with their own components such as regulators, light fixtures and the control system. Equally important was the successful track record of the ASP-SafeControl system at dozens of airports around the world under all kinds of airfield conditions. Continue reading
Singapore Changi Airport has two runways with a complex taxiway system connecting to three passenger terminals and one cargo terminal. The airport operates a wide variety of aircraft with approximately 735 movements a day. In 2012 the airport had 51.2 million passengers and over 320,000 aircraft movements. The airports annual growth is in excess of 5% and a third runway is planned for the future. Continue reading
The Moss Airport in Rygge, Norway is a combined military and civil airport where civil aviation has been growing considerably during recent years and is expected to continue to do so. The combination of military and civil operation requires special considerations when designing an airfield lighting system as the operations are managed by two organizations with different needs. Continue reading
In November 2009 Stockholm-Arlanda was the first airport to reach the highest level (3+) of the environmental climate program called “Airport Carbon Accreditation” supported by Airport Council International Europe (ACI) and WSP Environmental. This program is based on ambitious environmental work within all areas at the airport, the cooperation with external partners and additional work with projects related to reduce CO2 emissions in less developed countries. Continue reading
At the start of the decade, the International Airport of Geneva decided to renovate its old parallel Airfield lighting circuits and employ a safer and more reliable architecture using series circuits. The single runway has 9 taxiway entries and the original design was to use interleaved circuits for each Stop-bar with two CCR’s per stop bar. Continue reading
The recently-commissioned Victoria Falls International Airport is among the three primary airports in Southern Africa that connects air travelers to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The airport chose ADB SAFEGATE for its expertise in airfield lighting turnkey projects to upgrade to a CAT II airfield, which can support long haul flights in all-weather conditions. The airport can now land larger international aircraft such as the Boeing 747 and Airbus A330 and weekly passenger arrivals are forecast to rise by 40 percent. Continue reading
ADB SAFEGATE’s airfield ground lighting (AGL) project for Manchester’s newly resurfaced runway is a shining testimony to how ADB SAFEGATE’s expertise help airports lessen their environmental impact, improve safety reliability and maintainability. ADB’s expertise help airports lessen their environmental impact, improve safety reliability and maintainability. Continue reading
The new runway’s edge lighting falls squarely under the environmental category of the triple bottom line. The airport authority jumped at the chance to install LED high-intensity runway edge lights shortly after the FAA approved them last spring – even though the LEDs did not qualify for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding and runway construction was already nearly complete at the time.