BRUSSELS, BELGIUM. By investing in the long-term benefits of LED AFL, Brussels Airport is truly modernizing its airfield. The airport is now taking the first step towards Follow the Greens efficiency and is one of the airports on the list of Europe’s 25 largest airports subject to the SESAR program. Safegate Group is proud to take part in preparing airports for the air traffic demands and challenges of the future.
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.
In recent years, Niagara District Airport (YCM) had experienced annual operational deficits of $100,000 to $150,000. While the shortfalls were covered by municipal grants to the tune of $250,000 a year, the commission’s goal was to make the airport self-supporting so the grants would no longer be needed or could be used to fund capital improvements. The commission concluded that the airport would need to make extensive infrastructure improvements to attract business and increase traffic.
With their recent CASA approval for RPT operations, Brisbane West Wellcamp has become the first green-field airport in Australia using all LED light fixtures on their runway and taxiways. Partnering with Safegate for the supply and install of these LED lights, the airport can look forward to reduced power consumption and maintenance costs compared to a halogen installation. ADB SAFEGATE´s , Steve Rutland, noted that ADB SAFEGATE had specially developed the medium intensity runway light for the Australian market.
Many of today’s airports were constructed and put into operation during the 1960s and 1970s, in a period when jet aircraft were only just being introduced and air travel was booming. The usual way to increase capacity is to look into the construction of additional infrastructure. However, quite often the existing infrastructure is used in an inefficient way and contains hidden and unused capacity. Airports can increase capacity and reduce aircraft fuel burn through the efficient use of airfield ground lighting and advanced visual docking guidance systems.
Safegate Group is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Liberty Airport Systems Inc., the North American leader in integrated airfield lighting power and control solutions.
ADB SAFEGATE’s turnkey project at Macedonia’s Skopje Airport, one of the biggest international airports in the Balkans, demonstrates the significant improvements in reliability and safety offered by the company’s latest generation airfield lighting control system (ALCS) and AGLAS, individual light control and monitoring systems (ILCMS). Continue reading
One of the pioneer airports in China to use ADB SAFEGATE Solutions’ proven, world-class technologies. The Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) has made unbelievable progress in the 13 years since it started operations. Today, it is the busiest international hub of mainland China, ranking 22nd in terms of international traffic globally.
Hobart International Airport is one of the top ten busiest airports in Australia, is curfew-free and has had considerable growth over the past ten years. In 2012, the airport undertook a major runway and taxiway resurfacing project which included the replacement of the entire airfield lighting system including a new control system and the construction of a new Airfield Lighting Equipment Room (ALER). ADB SAFEGATE provides intelligent LED airfield lighting solutions to realize the energy potential of LED technologies in the airfield environment.