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.
Birmingham Airport has chosen ADB SAFEGATE, to install its Integrated Tower Solution to enable A-CDM and improve real-time information shared between airport stakeholders ─ airlines, ground handlers and air traffic control. Greater predictability is only one of the expected outcomes.
ADB SAFEGATE will introduce a brand new integrated management solution at the French airports Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and ORLY (ORY). As a component of the A-CDM process, new apron management systems and docking systems will be implemented at both airports with a potential of up to 450 units, maintained and supported to enhance airport throughput, tackle congestion, optimize airport transit process efficiency and strengthen the Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) process and the predictability for the Network Manager at these airports.
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.
UK. Leeds Bradford Airport, which serves 3.5 million passengers per year, has upgraded its Air Traffic Control systems to support its ambitious draft Masterplan proposals to deliver 7.1 million passengers annually by 2030. The Airport boosts air traffic capacity with advanced Air Traffic Control technology from ADB Safegate.
Do you think the turnaround process could be faster, while still maintaining the highest level of safety? Can your airport handle more aircraft? Ask ADB Safegate Group and the answer will be yes. Modern apron management solutions and advanced visual docking guidance system are both vital to speed up turnaround efficiency and decrease the risk of delay – a gain for airport stakeholders as well as for the passengers.
The Pilot Common Project (PCP), defined by SESAR in order to allow large airports in Europe to handle increasing air traffic, will require certain functionalities of traditional Air Traffic Management systems. Several of the new functionalities are a result of integration and how this should be fulfilled can be interpreted differently. Choosing an Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System (A-VDGS) to support the requirement for future operational needs is an imperative. In this article we highlight some of the important functionalities.