At the start of the decade, the International Airport of Geneva decided to renovate its old parallel Airfield lighting circuits and employ a safer and more reliable architecture using series circuits. The single runway has 9 taxiway entries and the original design was to use interleaved circuits for each Stop-bar with two CCR’s per stop bar.
Savings using ASP-SafeControl and SafeLED
ADB SAFEGATE provided a large saving by using the ASP-SafeControl solution. The ASP-SafeControl solution makes it possible to go from 18 CCR´s and 18 circuits to simplify the installation using only 4 addressable circuits, this equals an estimated total saving of 140 000€. At the same time, the authority (AIG) decided to take the advantage of energy saving aspects enabled by the LED technology and for this project the SafeLED IQ solution was the right answer at Geneva International Airport.
Part of the safety protection barrier, each runway entry is equipped with Aircraft detectors (MBD – Microwave Barrier Detector) to indicate Runway incursion and allow a faster sequence for the Stop-bar operation. At a later stage, these detectors will be integrated as part of the A-SMGCS.
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.