Aircraft are vulnerable to damage caused by the vehicles that service them on the ramp coming into contact with them – an increasingly expensive (and potentially very dangerous) occurrence, as more and more aircraft are made of easily damaged composite materials. Technology is helping to reduce such incidents, while proper training and consistent standards are also essential. Megan Ramsay reports Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE. ADB SAFEGATE’s latest A-VDGS product, Safedock FleX, introduces a new, flexible approach that gives users complete control over desired A-VDGS functionality to match their unique needs and budgets. Customers choose from proven Safedock A-VDGS advancements, making this modular product a cost-effective and exciting addition. With more than 12,000 Safedock A-VDGS on six continents, ADB SAFEGATE has continued their legacy of intelligent docking solutions with the new Safedock FleX. Continue reading
At ADB SAFEGATE we are proud to announce the commercial release of a new member of the Safedock family – Safedock FleX. It is a new generation A-VDGS designed with safety and availability in mind. Together with our SafeControl Apron Management (SAM) software, Safedock FleX supports intelligent apron management for safe, fast and predictable aircraft turns. Continue reading
What happens on the apron impacts everything at the airport — from safety and security to on-time departures and customer experience. Airport World, the official magazine of the Airports Council International (ACI), recently published an article about ADB SAFEGATE’s Digital Apron solution. The article explains how advanced technologies including fully-automated aircraft docking, data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and real-time video surveillance can provide the information needed to transform airport operations.
PRESS RELEASE. The Chicago Department of Aviation is installing ADB SAFEGATE’s Safedock Advanced Visual Docking Guidance Systems (A-VDGS) to manage complex gate layouts and ensure safe and precise aircraft parking on Terminal 5 gates at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). The deal comes amid a large-scale expansion project at Terminal 5, aimed at improving efficiency and reducing delays.
TRAINING. The ADB SAFEGATE Training Academy is starting 2022 with a renewed portfolio of training. We are delighted to offer in-person classroom training sessions on our airfield lighting (AGL) and advanced visual docking guidance system (A-VDGS) products and procedures. Of course, our in-person training offer is only the tip of the iceberg – we have an increasing number of online courses available 24/7! Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE. iGA Istanbul Airport has added ADB SAFEGATE’s Safedock T1 advanced visual docking guidance systems (A-VDGS) and SafeControl Apron Management (SAM) system to support automated docking of aircraft in all weather conditions and improve parking accuracy. With the integrated solution the airport can share accurate real-time flight and turn information to achieve safer, smoother and more efficient turnaround and apron operations. Continue reading
WHITE PAPER. Post pandemic airport recovery depends on how airports and airlines can tackle volatility in an affordable way, without sacrificing safety and efficiency. In a white paper titled The Elastic Apron, which ADB SAFEGATE’s Thorben Burghardt recently co-authored with Michael McElvaney from Jacobs, we explore the concept of operational elasticity and how it can aid airport recovery.
PRESS RELEASE. ADB SAFEGATE has been chosen to deploy its airfield and gate systems at the new Red Sea International Airport, including energy efficient airfield lights, its market-leading Individual Lighting Control and Monitoring System (ILCMS) and Safedock T1 Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System (A-VDGS). Equipment deployment and capability has been selected to easily integrate with future systems, to support the Red Sea International Airport’s future expansion plans from CAT II initial-operations towards CAT III. The project reflects the airport’s vision to use scalable technology to enable a seamless landing experience while aligning with sustainability goals.
Munich Airport’s New Apron Module C 02.5, located south east of the airport area, provides 21 new stands. The project was completed in March 2021, with opening for full operation in April 2021. Frank Wunderlich, VP of Central and Eastern Europe, ADB SAFEGATE, explains Munich Airport’s approach as a technology leader in adopting the newest and best technologies for the new apron to Ross Falconer, ACI Europe Airport Business. Continue reading