SAVE THE DATE. The most important event in the airport industry’s calendar will soon be with us – Inter Airport Europe. ADB SAFEGATE is preparing for the event with a series of the world’s finest solutions that help raise the bar on airport performance. Please be sure to reserve 8-11 October in your agenda and let’s catch up on the latest innovations and how to realize true end-to-end integration. We hope to see you soon in Munich. Continue reading
The Moroccan Airports Authority, Office National Des Aeroports (ONDA), is driving a major transformation of its IT systems to better support passenger growth. The airport operator has partnered with ADB SAFEGATE Airport Systems to deploy one of the largest implementations of airport operational solutions at 22 of its airports. This will translate to better turnaround time for Europe-Africa airport hubs like Casablanca. Large airports like Marrakesh, Nador and Rabat will be able to better use their resources. Overall, all of the airports will gain an accurate, real-time view of operations so airport stakeholders can take better decisions faster. Continue reading
VIDEO INTERVIEW. Middle East is undoubtedly one of the most dynamic airport markets in the world and one in which ADB SAFEGATE has had a long presence with over 250 regional team members. In this video interview, our Regional Sales Director for Middle East; Waqas Ahmad Sheikh, shares his insights and thoughts about the region´s challenges and possibilities. Continue reading
Aviation traffic expands every year – and that’s good news for both airlines and travellers. But growth in passenger numbers and cargo volumes pose added challenges to airport operators. This article looks at the challenges, and some of the solutions. Today’s operators have to come up with a range of expansion projects and new, smart initiatives to enhance the passenger overall experience.
AIR TRAFFIC. When the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May, the demand rose 4.5% compared to the same month in 2018 which was in line with the revised April traffic growth of 4.4% and above the recent trough of 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in March.
Today ADB SAFEGATE can announce that Peter Matton, previously from Rotork Fluid Systems has been appointed its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). He replaces outgoing COO, Steve Rutland, a company veteran who has played a key role in steering the company to its current position as a world leader in aviation. We thank Steve for the tremendous job he has done and at the same time we welcome Peter who brings with him 30 years of operations and general management experience in complex technical environments.
No other aspect of an airline’s operations probably has such a big impact on the entire organization as the on-time Performance (OTP). Good OTP requires many people and functions to perform well together—consistently and over time and it´s key for passenger satisfaction. Recently OAG released the annual On-time Performance (OTP) Star Ratings report, which accredits the top airlines and airports around the world for superior punctuality performance.
More than 2,250 airport operators and industry representatives convened in Boston for the 91st Annual American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Conference & Exposition. ADB SAFEGATE was there to share new solutions that help airports substantially increase capacity and reduce costs by integrating and automating systems across airside and landside operations, including maintenance processes.
At the 29th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress & General Assembly in Cyprus, Airports Council International Europe unveiled a resolution formally committing the European airport industry to become net zero for carbon emissions under its control by 2050, at the latest. Jean Baptiste Pouzet, Tom Duffy and Adam Levy represented ADB SAFEGATE at the event in Limassol to discuss the industry challenges related to sustainability with airports and airlines.
Historically, optimizing operational efficiency at airports has been difficult. The variety of distinct operational sectors has meant that many ‘silo’ sectors have become established as the norm. With an ever increasing number of constraints on airport operators – financial, environmental, safety, security, accessibility, regulatory and of course space – the pressure on management has never been greater to scrutinize the effects of integrated operational efficiency.