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.
Safegate Group is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Liberty Airport Systems Inc., the North American leader in integrated airfield lighting power and control solutions.
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
Nice International Airport is one of the busiest airports in France with 10 million passengers per year. Nice International Airport is partly built on land reclaimed from the sea and has two parallel runways very close to each other. An ASP-SafeControl system has recently been implemented at the airport to improve operations such as taxiway selection, direction selection and park entry pre-selection. 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.
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.