ADB SAFEGATE solutions will help maximize gate capacity at San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the USA’s seventh busiest airport, is working with ADB SAFEGATE to add Safedock T1 Advanced Visual Docking Guidance Systems (A-VDGS) and SafeControl Apron Management (SAM) integration software as part of the airport’s redevelopment project at Terminal 1. The state-of-the-art gate solution will optimize existing airport infrastructure to unlock capacity through more efficient and smoother operations.

As the largest airport serving the Bay Area, San Francisco International Airport’s passenger growth every year places demands on gate capacity. The Safedock systems will provide safe and precise automated parking of aircraft at the gate, and the SAM system will integrate the A-VDGS with other airport systems to improve the visibility of aircraft operations to and from gates and further streamline gate turns.

“Leading airports around the world are tackling capacity concerns in multiple ways,” said Christian Onselaere, CEO, ADB SAFEGATE. “We are excited to partner with a high-profile airport like San Francisco International Airport to help them meet demand. Our long-term plan will manage predicted increases in capacity and by integrating our solutions with other operating systems, SFO will get more out of its current infrastructure.”

More than 40 boarding gates, both international and domestic, will be equipped starting mid 2018. Some of these are newly constructed gates while others are refurbished. All systems will go online as soon as they are installed. The project is expected to continue until 2020.

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, from the busiest and largest like Atlanta, Beijing, Dubai, Heathrow, Charles De Gaulle, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Istanbul, New Delhi and Changi, to fast-growing airports across Asia and Africa.