Sandwiched between two large bodies of water, the peninsula of Florida receives lots of warm, humid air. When combined with sunlight and ocean breezes, it’s the perfect brew for thunderstorms—and operational challenges for airports like Southwest Florida International (RSW) in Fort Myers. RSW recently installed an automated docking system on each of its concourses to mitigate such risks and keep planes moving.
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.
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
While there is always a risk that shared information will be misused by a recipient, the experience has been that the benefits of sharing security information within closed communities far outweigh the risks. Strength comes from working together – smartly and securely – utilising the digital engagement technology that exists today. Continue reading
NEW VIDEO. The airport apron is a busy space where aircraft, vehicles and people are in constant motion in all types of weather. The complexity of coordinating multiple activities and the lack of predictability can compromise safety, efficiency and performance. Parking delays are frustrating for passengers and costly and disruptive for business. Watch this new video to see how ADB SAFEGATE is changing the way airports and airlines are operating at the gate. Continue reading
NEW VIDEO. What will be the key trends in aviation? Tricky question and off course nobody can know for sure about the future. What we all do know however is that there is a lot of change going on in the industry. So what are the key drivers for change? In this video we gathered some of the trends we believe are major in affecting the industry. Especially we do highlight those within the area we see as our key domain; airside “from approach to departure” . Watch the video and see what you think? What trends do you think are the most important? Continue reading
VIDEO. Imagine one integrated operational process from approach to departure. To make this a reality, such a solution must integrate and intelligently support many different guidance and traffic control functions, including tower control systems, airfield lighting, docking control and gate management. Watch our colleagues talk about how ADB SAFEGATE’s integrated airport solutions for gate, airfield and the tower can improve airport performance.
Stephane Dubuisson is the Chairman of the EUROCONTROL A-SMGCS Task Force that is producing a specification document on A-SMGCS Airport Surveillance, Airport Safety Support and now also the new A-SMGCS services on routing and guidance. Our ATC Operational Advisor, Bengt Collin had a talk with him to find out more about the interesting work he does.
Today is the “International Day of the Air Traffic Controller”, but at ADB SAFEGATE, we celebrate ATC every day. Our integrated tower solutions aim to make daily life at work easier for ATCOs. Air traffic controllers are keeping an eye on each and every aircraft movement across the airfield and local aerodrome, keeping 3.5 billion passengers safe in the sky. Continue reading
In an increasingly globalized world, international interconnectivity is key and a given for any thriving or expanding society. A well operating airport hub with supporting connecting commuter airports is essential to support the economy of a large metro or a large part of a country. With leisure and business air travel on the rise, airports are facing multiple congestion challenges that need to be managed both in the short and long term. In many cases, airport operators are running out of options resulting in overloaded infrastructure.