VIDEO. Perth Airport is a major transit hub that operates 24/7. The airport handles nearly 14 million passengers and 130,000 aircraft movements every year. It is one of the most isolated international airports in the world. Perth can have up to 65 forecasted low visibility days per year. in the past low visibility conditions have led to aircraft diversions. The nearest alternative airports are a minimum of two flying hours away. Airline diversion cost including fuel, transport & accommodation can reach over half a million dollars per diversion. The solution was to upgrade Perth´s main runway from CAT-I to CAT-III rating. Continue reading
Perth airport was seeking to weather proof its airport using the latest technologies to reduce the impact of adverse meteorological conditions on its operations. After a competitive review of the available alternatives Perth Airport chose ADB SAFEGATE to supply the full turnkey CAT-III Airfield Lighting System upgrade including ILCMS and integration with the ANSP’s ATC systems. Continue reading
Since 2006, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) has been incrementally transitioning its airfield lighting from incandescent to light emitting diode (LED) technology. Dave Garrett, the airport authority’s electrical department manager, explains that the switch has several benefits, including energy savings, product longevity and—to a certain degree—reduced maintenance. Continue reading
The interests of airlines and airports are very closely linked, i.e. the success of one group contributes to the success of the other. As such, airlines and airports are very close business partners. When IATA released their new edition of the Airport Development Reference Manual they thought that it would be of great benefit to do so in joint collaboration with their colleagues from ACI.
The Australian Airports Association (AAA) hosts a range of annual events for the airport industry to learn and discuss industry issues impacting their airports. A new event 2018 is the Lighting Workshop and at ADB SAFEGATE we are very proud to be the Facilitator for this May event. The Airfield Lighting Workshop is a unique opportunity for those involved in all aspects of Airfield Ground Lighting to network, address AGL specific topics, and share and present new ideas and practices. Continue reading
Air traffic increases at a tremendous speed, bringing airports to their capacity limits and making the operations even more complicated. To meet the increasing demand additional systems are put into place, supporting controllers in their daily work. When not harmonized, these systems often add more workload to the already heavy task list of controllers . OneControl reduces complexity and lets ATCO:s focus on their real task – managing air traffic. Continue reading
Passenger Terminal EXPO is the world’s leading international airport terminal conference and exhibition. ADB SAFEGATE will be there to showcase solutions for our apron management system which helps shorten turnaround times, reduce operational costs and damage risks. With enhanced integration and information sharing capabilities, the system creates a foundation for more effective planning with higher predictability, enhanced safety and efficiency as a result. Continue reading
World ATM Congress is the world’s largest international air traffic management (ATM) exhibition and conference, attracting over 7,500 people from more than 130 countries. ADB SAFEGATE will be there to present our latest integrated tower solutions as an integral part of our Airport Performance strategy that extends across four domains – Gate, Tower, Airfield and Services. Come visit us at stand 351 at World ATM Congress in Madrid, Spain (March 6-8) for more information. Continue reading
Africa’s aviation sector is growing rapidly, and airports need to prepare for their market situation in five, 10, or even 20 years since it may take that long to actually develop or adapt the master plan to meet the airports changing need and to provide the infrastructure and capacity needed. The 6th Annual Africa Airport Expansion Summit in Addis Ababa gathers the industry in order to explore the market and support the project development. ADB SAFEGATE´s Alexander Herring, chairing the Summit shares his thoughts about the future of African aviation.
IATA projects a 5.1% growth in passenger numbers across the region where nearly 300 million passengers will travel to and from African destinations and as a result, airport development projects today are mushrooming across the continent. ADB SAFEGATE’s Alexander Herring chairs the 6th Annual Africa Airport Expansion Summit in Addis Ababa where the development and expansion plans will be discussed.