Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif inspected and inaugurated the latest landing system installed on the runway that will enables flights landing at even 50 metre visibility. The first step of the airport expansion project has been completed in a record period of time and would not only ensure safe landing of planes in foggy weather and low visibility but also help save time for the airport, airlines and passengers.
BELGIUM. Runway Safety is a top priority for everyone in aviation but still a significant challenge for all parties. Runway incursions happen every day around the world and every single one is one too many. Safegate Group’s ATM advisor, Bengt Collin, interviewed his former colleague at Eurocontrol in Brussels, about the important and challenging job to coordinate safety improvements within Eurocontrol’s member states.
The movement of aircraft and authorised vehicles around the taxiways can be a complex affair, particularly during peak periods, low visibility and at night. Air Traffic Controllers balance keeping voice communications simple and concise with the need to ensure flight crews and vehicle drivers have a clear and unambiguous understanding of their clearances.
Chicago’s first dedicated rotorcraft landing area officially opened on April 30 on the Chicago West Side. Nearly a decade in the making, Vertiport Chicago is said to be the largest vertical aircraft takeoff and landing facility of its kind in North America. The private facility offers a landing area for corporate helicopters, executive charters, sightseeing, emergency medical response traffic and police and fire department aircraft.
Ensuring operational availability without compromising on airfield safety – this is the dilemma that most airports face today. Airfield maintenance plays a crucial role in ensuring both availability and safety, and while most airports already have processes, people and systems in place for maintenance, there is always room for improvement. We interviewed Niels Burez after he presented a paper at 2014 IES-ALC Annual Aviation Lighting Conference. Continue reading
Airfield lighting (also known as airfield ground lighting) has come a long way since its beginnings in the 1940s during the rigors of war-time. Considering the increasing demands on the aviation industry today, what would pilots, airports and passengers have done had they been limited to flying only during daylight? Air traffic demand is rising and will double within 15 years, just as it has done since the 1970s. Airfield lighting has played a significant part in enabling the growth of the aviation industry that has revolutionized how we travel, work and enjoy our leisure time.
How do you increase safety and situational awareness across operational borders at your airport? What do you do to reduce Air Traffic Control (ATC) workload and minimize the risk of human error caused by poor surveillance coverage in and around the gate and apron areas? Do you utilize existing data and technology at the gate to provide surveillance gap filler functionality to the airport ATC surveillance system? ADB SAFEGATE’s Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System (Safedock A-VDGS) is an example of a technology that helps secure time performance and provides operational benefits in an airport cross-silo environment.
ADB SAFEGATE is committed to ongoing R&D of our portfolio. The Safegate team is dedicated to maintaining high quality solutions for the benefit of our customers. In today’s competitive and growing aviation industry, everyday operations should not be threatened by adverse weather conditions, especially in maintaining throughput. Safegate Group understands the operational challenges our customers face and is answering their needs throughout our portfolio offering. Safedock® ensures aircraft docking is safe and smooth in a variety of adverse weather conditions.
In recent years, Niagara District Airport (YCM) had experienced annual operational deficits of $100,000 to $150,000. While the shortfalls were covered by municipal grants to the tune of $250,000 a year, the commission’s goal was to make the airport self-supporting so the grants would no longer be needed or could be used to fund capital improvements. The commission concluded that the airport would need to make extensive infrastructure improvements to attract business and increase traffic.
Hobart International Airport is one of the top ten busiest airports in Australia, is curfew-free and has had considerable growth over the past ten years. In 2012, the airport undertook a major runway and taxiway resurfacing project which included the replacement of the entire airfield lighting system including a new control system and the construction of a new Airfield Lighting Equipment Room (ALER). ADB SAFEGATE provides intelligent LED airfield lighting solutions to realize the energy potential of LED technologies in the airfield environment.