PRESS RELEASE. ADB SAFEGATE announces the appointment of Joe Pokoj to Chief Operating Officer of its global organization and Executive Vice President of its airfield business line. He will also retain his current role as CEO Americas, a position he has held since 2013. Pokoj has over 30 years’ experience with the company and is an airfield lighting industry veteran.
PRODUCT LAUNCH. ADB SAFEGATE is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned LED Runway End Identification Light (REIL) which is used to provide a visual indication to pilots of the runway threshold during an approach. The company has reduced the size of the flash head for styles A and E to a common PAR56 size flash head with only 12 LEDs, while maintaining industry-leading photometric quality.
The Port of Seattle chose airside construction expert, AERO BridgeWorks, to implement a state-of-the-art Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System and apron management solution on 72 gates at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The project specified Safedock A-VDGS from airport performance leader, ADB SAFEGATE. Continue reading
From flight status to gate number, travelers rely on accurate and timely data wherever they are in the terminal. While critical to relaying flight information to passengers, FIDS technology and the content displayed have evolved tremendously through the years to further enhance not only the passenger experience but also overall operation of the airport. Continue reading
AMERICAS. ADB SAFEGATE is proud to have participated in the multi-year Runway Status Lights (RWSL) project initiated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2008 to prevent runway incursions at major airports across the country. The FAA recently announced that the RWSL project has been fully implemented at 20 airports and that a 2017 report on the effectiveness of RWSL at 15 of the airports showed an overall 52% reduction in the average runway incursion rate.
TRAINING ACADEMY. ADB SAFEGATE’s Training Academy in the U.S. launched its newly redesigned airfield lighting maintenance seminar. In addition to content changes, including more hands-on training, the seminar now has an interactive format with an engaging aviation motif. “Passengers” received airline tickets that allowed them to “board” the Training Academy plane, which was piloted by Captain Dustin Blackstone and Flight Attendant Mandi Fulk, training team members, who dressed the part to get everyone “on board.”
Denver International Airport recently began installing LED apron floodlighting from ADB SAFEGATE. The new LED floodlights provide a 50% energy reduction and dramatically reduce light pollution to improve visibility and security on the apron.
Since its first Safedock A-VDGS installation in 2007, American Airlines has appreciated the benefits in cost savings, efficiency and improved customer experience because of the system’s ability to significantly minimize delays during irregular operating conditions. Today, American Airlines uses Safedock docking guidance systems on nearly 400 gates at its largest U.S. hub airports in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York (JFK), and is expanding the technology to other focus markets. Continue reading