Maintenance personnel at McCarran International Airport (LAS) no longer put pen to paper when they log maintenance performed on runway lights. Instead, a digital asset management system uses GPS technology to track the work performed and pushes the information to a cloud-based platform to enhance the accuracy of maintenance records. Continue reading
The baggage collection hall has long been a bottleneck, with passengers jostling to be at the front of the carousel crowds and the first to retrieve their luggage. However, coronavirus has signaled an end to travelers rubbing shoulders with one another, and the baggage hall is now subject to the same social distancing rules as the rest of the airport. Continue reading
Technology is a gamechanger, a disruptor and plays a pivotal role in transforming industries. Aviation is no stranger to technology, but with the restrictions posed by COVID-19, the pace at which the industry adopts technology is likely to quicken. In the second part of our series on trends shaping aviation in a COVID world, we look at how airports and airlines will use technology to address current challenges.
PRESS RELEASE. ADB SAFEGATE and Assaia have successfully delivered pilot projects featuring a first-of-its-kind concept at a number of pioneer airports around the world. The concept combines ADB SAFEGATE’s Safedock A-VDGS built-in cameras with Assaia’s ApronAI image recognition capabilities to record turnaround events in real-time. The solution offers airports unprecedented transparency and resilience in apron operations.
By connecting the world, aviation brings us closer and fuels economic activity, by supporting a subset of industries including travel and tourism, hospitality, logistics, retail, food, healthcare, energy, manufacturing, entertainment and e-commerce. It is almost a year since the pandemic struck and restrictions of some sort came into effect. As the global aviation industry continues to weather the storm and charts its recovery, here’s a two-part series on trends that are shaping our industry in 2021.
As part of a special report on information technology, Airport World, the official magazine of the Airports Council International (ACI), published an article written by ADB SAFEGATE’s Thorben Burghardt on closing the data gaps to automate airport operations. The article looks at how data has become the new integration layer for applications of multiple vendors.
Company training strategies are changing in the post-COVID environment and within 6 months, the ADB SAFEGATE Training Academy™ has been able to quickly make a strategic pivot and reinvent how we do customer training.
The Training Academy™ is proud to announce the launch of our new global customer training website to support the FAA and ICAO markets. You can explore our new website at airfieldtrainingacademy.com.
Airports have always wanted to grow the number of aircraft movement and flights to meet increasing airline and passenger demands. While Resource Management Systems (RMS) can plan and optimize resource utilization, these deployments can be complex. Moving from an on-premise setup to the cloud provides quick, easy and cost-effective access to resource management, in a matter of days. It’s just what airports need in these times of uncertainty. Continue reading
Airport Council International’s most recent economic report shows a “58.4% reduction in passengers as compared to 2019” and a “60% reduction in revenues”, resulting in “an unprecedented $104.5 billion reduction in revenue for 2020”. Though some airports claim that sales per passenger “went through the roof” during the pandemic, it cannot save airports from the devastating effect of Covid-19. Airports must find ways to optimize their rigid cost base, to introduce more agile processes and generate new revenue streams. Continue reading
The year 2020 began like any other. For most of us in aviation, the conversation focused on the challenges around airport capacity, sustainability, compliance, and safety. Then the pandemic struck. As the year draws to a close, we know that the impact of COVID-19 will be felt for a number of years. The discussion is now centered on how agility can aid recovery.