SULTANATE OF OMAN. Safegate Group was successfully awarded prestigious international airport projects in Oman; Salalah International Airport and the largest airport in the Sultanate, Muscat International Airport. The $1.8 billion development project is the largest project ever to be undertaken in Oman’s history and was initiated by the government to improve the Sultanate’s airport capacity to meet expected tourism expansion.
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.
With their recent CASA approval for RPT operations, Brisbane West Wellcamp has become the first green-field airport in Australia using all LED light fixtures on their runway and taxiways. Partnering with Safegate for the supply and install of these LED lights, the airport can look forward to reduced power consumption and maintenance costs compared to a halogen installation. ADB SAFEGATE´s , Steve Rutland, noted that ADB SAFEGATE had specially developed the medium intensity runway light for the Australian market.
Many of today’s airports were constructed and put into operation during the 1960s and 1970s, in a period when jet aircraft were only just being introduced and air travel was booming. The usual way to increase capacity is to look into the construction of additional infrastructure. However, quite often the existing infrastructure is used in an inefficient way and contains hidden and unused capacity. Airports can increase capacity and reduce aircraft fuel burn through the efficient use of airfield ground lighting and advanced visual docking guidance systems.
Sharjah International Airport opened a new Dh500 million runway on Wednesday, 22 October. ADB SAFEGATE was key in the implementation of this project, delivering turnkey project management including design, supply, installation, commissioning and training. Safegate Group lighting, control systems and Instrument Landing System (ILS) navigation-aids were installed. The runway is now equipped to receive large aircraft and new generations of aircraft, including the Boeing 747-800, Airbus A380, and freight planes such as the AN124 and AN225. The runway spans 4,060 meters and is 60 meters wide. It runs parallel to the former runway and includes two taxiways and eight connecting corridors.
For two days the airport industry came together in Malmo, Sweden, at ADB SAFEGATE Airport Industry Seminar 2014. This was the 6th time ADB SAFEGATE arranged this airport industry event and the theme for the year was efficiency and cooperation. Per-Olof Hammarlund points out the importance of the industry to come together and meet, share their experiences and knowledge and, of course, have a good time with existing and new business colleagues.
ADB SAFEGATE’s turnkey project at Macedonia’s Skopje Airport, one of the biggest international airports in the Balkans, demonstrates the significant improvements in reliability and safety offered by the company’s latest generation airfield lighting control system (ALCS) and AGLAS, individual light control and monitoring systems (ILCMS). Continue reading
Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport in Sweden was one of the very first airports to use individual control and monitoring of airfield lighting. Their very first system is still in operation but has over the years gradually been extended to include all airfield lighting at the airport: taxiway, stop bars and sensor systems. Continue reading
One of the pioneer airports in China to use ADB SAFEGATE Solutions’ proven, world-class technologies. The Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) has made unbelievable progress in the 13 years since it started operations. Today, it is the busiest international hub of mainland China, ranking 22nd in terms of international traffic globally.