George Bush Intercontinental, Texas, USA

ADB SAFEGATE’s ASP-SafeControl solution has been installed as part of the runway guard light project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. This project is a key component of Houston’s strategy to prevent runway incursions that can endanger aircraft and ground vehicles. The contractor for the runway guard light project selected Safegate Group’s ASP-SafeControl system, largely because of its nearly universal compatibility with their own components such as regulators, light fixtures and the control system. Equally important was the successful track record of the ASP-SafeControl system at dozens of airports around the world under all kinds of airfield conditions.

Ideal for in-pavement runway guard lights
The patented communication technique and highly developed software solution represent the core of a very versatile, reliable and responsive system which is ideal for in-pavement runway guard light systems. One of the unique properties of the ASP-SafeControl system is the airport’s ability to make changes to the system even after it is installed. Changes could include adding on to the system or changes in functionality, such as converting a runway guard light system into a stop bar. Since the first commercial installation of an ASP-SafeControl system in 1995, a great deal of emphasis has been placed on developing better tools for self-maintainability.

Complete compliance with FAA
The Houston Airport retained Consultant Services International to do the system testing to ensure complete compliance with FAA and customer requirements. CSI’s principal, Jess Nadel, was impressed to find that, as he put it, “the setup and commissioning was fast and problem free.”

Additional airports including San Jose, Spokane and Manchester also got the ASP-SafeControl runway guard light system installed under a sub-supplier agreement similar to the Houston deal.

ADB SAFEGATE is a leading provider of intelligent solutions that deliver superior airport performance from approach to departure. The company partners with airports and airlines to analyze their current setup and operations, identify bottlenecks, and jointly solve them using a consultative approach that enables airports to improve efficiency, enhance safety and environmental sustainability, and reduce operational costs. Our integrated portfolio includes solutions and services that harmonize airport performance, tackling every aspect of traffic handling and guidance, from approach, runway and taxiway lighting, to tower-based traffic control systems, and intelligent gate and docking automation. ADB SAFEGATE has more than 900 employees in more than 20 countries and operates in more than 175 countries, serving more than 2,000 airports.