BARSEBÄCK, SWEDEN. Recently more than 200 air traffic controllers from almost 20 different countries gathered in the south of Sweden at Barsebäck Golf & Country Club, one of Europe’s best and most beautiful golf venues, for the 26th Annual European Controllers Golf Championship (ECGC 2015).
Airport airside traffic automation is increasingly gaining grounds with Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and Airport Operators around the world. Tier one and mid-size airports face increasing and more complex traffic demands. Multifaceted movement traffic conditions pose new, higher demands on ATCOs, airport planning and minute-to-minute operational personnel.
Today’s Airports contain a complex network of stakeholders. Often these stakeholders have efficient management and communication strategies within their respective departments. However, inefficiencies that hamper productivity and performance can be created when these stakeholders interface with other departments and external organisations. If a holistic approach is to be implemented, a philosophy of One Airport – One Process needs to be adopted.
Today’s Airports contain a complex network of stakeholders. Often these stakeholders have efficient management and communication strategies within their respective departments. However, inefficiencies that hamper productivity and performance can be created when these stakeholders interface with other departments and external organisations. If a holistic approach is to be implemented, a philosophy of “One Airport – One Process” needs to be adopted.
Sarajevo International Airport and Safegate Group have been working together since the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics. Idman Airfield Lighting Oy., now part of the Safegate Group, upgraded the airport to Category I status in preparation for the thousands of visitors who were going to pour in. This history continues with Sarajevo’s modernization project today.
ADB SAFEGATE’s Adam Levy challenged the airport industry to see low current airfield lighting systems as key to unlocking operational value and performance, not just a power-saving technology at the recent Airfield Pavements and Lighting Forum in Sydney, Australia. ADB SAFEGATE’s Australian office was pleased to contribute to this event at one of the Australian Airport Association’s (AAA) annual forums.
The 15th edition of Airport Show 2015 took place May 10-12 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The show is the largest annual airport exhibition in the world with over 250 companies exhibiting and representatives from all over the world.
The Airport Show at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) is one of the world’s largest annual airport events, and is expected to gather 7,000 aviation professionals this year at the 15th edition. 275 exhibitors from 40 different countries will meet to showcase the latest technologies and emerging trends. The three-day event is a platform for networking with key decision-makers, and getting first-hand knowledge about the US$100 billion regional airport expansion and modernization programs.
Airfield lighting (also known as airfield ground lighting) has come a long way since its beginnings in the 1940s during the rigors of war-time. Considering the increasing demands on the aviation industry today, what would pilots, airports and passengers have done had they been limited to flying only during daylight? Air traffic demand is rising and will double within 15 years, just as it has done since the 1970s. Airfield lighting has played a significant part in enabling the growth of the aviation industry that has revolutionized how we travel, work and enjoy our leisure time.
How do you increase safety and situational awareness across operational borders at your airport? What do you do to reduce Air Traffic Control (ATC) workload and minimize the risk of human error caused by poor surveillance coverage in and around the gate and apron areas? Do you utilize existing data and technology at the gate to provide surveillance gap filler functionality to the airport ATC surveillance system? ADB SAFEGATE’s Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System (Safedock A-VDGS) is an example of a technology that helps secure time performance and provides operational benefits in an airport cross-silo environment.