VIDEO. Airports are facing growing pressure. With more people flying, it´s vital they can make full use of precious apron space. They want aircraft turnarounds that are safer, more predictable and faster to ensure the smoothest flow of passengers. Safedock X is the next generation of Advanced Visual Docking Guidance Systems from ADB SAFEGATE. Watch the new video to find out how Safedock X can help!
ADB SAFEGATE’s new Safedock X Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System (A-VDGS) combines new surveillance technologies, modern display capabilities and advanced integration to ensure safe docking in all weather conditions and bring fully automated airport apron management a step closer to reality.
This latest member of the widely adopted Safedock family displays more information in more ways than ever before.The new display can share more information to meet any apron management task, making it a key element in support of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM), helping reduce delays and shorten gate turns. Safedock X can also support separate displays for air crew and ground crew, while a mobile operator panel offers improved situational awareness and flexibility for ground crews.
When integrated with the Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) the Safedock X acts as an A-SMGCS sensor to eliminate black spots near terminal buildings, providing greater situational awareness and accurate turn predictability. The system alerts controllers when a parking aircraft obstructs the taxiway, helping to prevent tail collisions. The system also detects pushbacks and alerts controllers to help prevent unauthorized movements.
In addition to increased safety and performance benefits, Safedock X offers low a low cost of ownership. With superior reliability and lifecycle costs, Safedock X has onboard preventive maintenance tools to minimize downtime. It also incorporates methods to manage heat efficiently, giving long component and system life, particularly in hot climates.
ADB SAFEGATE is a leading provider of solutions that boost efficiency, improve safety and environmental sustainability and reduce operational costs for airports, airlines and ANSP’s. The company works with customers to identify performance bottlenecks and jointly solve them through integrated solutions that improve airport and airline performance. These solutions address every aspect from approach to departure – airport traffic handling and guidance, airfield lighting, tower-based traffic control systems, intelligent gate and docking automation, services and advanced analytics. ADB SAFEGATE has more than 1,100 employees across 45 nationalities in 25 countries, and operates in more than 175 countries, serving more than 2,500 airports globally.