What makes the European airport market very special? To get a better understanding we asked ADB SAFEGATE´s Regional Sales Director Europe, Regardt Willer. In this interview Regardt explains about the biggest challenges and also about solutions to help mitigate the effects. Because of geographical constraints, European airports do not always have the freedom of expanding by means of geographical expansion. Instead airports often need to optimize operations. ADB SAFEGATE’s contribution is predominantly based around providing the airport with the tools to aid decision-making and other tools to speed up the processes at the airport.
MALMOE, SWEDEN. Global institutes are expecting a very large passenger growth for both airports and airlines, and many believe that the volume will double over the next fifteen years. This growth is a challenge, especially in Europe, where many airports have already reached or stretched their capacity constraints with increasing air traffic, which means more start-up and landing times in the daily lives of airports, airlines and their many involved actors. Is there a contradiction between airports and airlines in terms of investment at the airport from both the commercial (Landside) and operational (Airside) perspectives?
ADB SAFEGATE has been participating at Inter Airport Europe for many years. The 2015 event will take place on October 6-9. The Munich Trade Fair Centre will open the doors for the 20th anniversary edition of the event, renowned as the leading one-stop-shop event for the airport industry.
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND. ADB SAFEGATE recently attended ACI Europe’s Regional Airport Conference and Expo in Reykjavik, Iceland. The event was attended by over 300 representatives from regional airports and airport vendors from all over Europe. Held over two days, the conference focused on topics looking at how regional airports can compete, innovate and sustain in the current and future aviation climate.
BERLIN, GERMANY. The global airport industry is undergoing significant change. Due to a number of factors such as growing air traffic demand, regulatory changes, changing passenger expectations and cost pressure, airports are starting to adapt. Airports are changing the way they operate, make decisions and the technologies they invest in. In this interview series, Safegate Group interviews leading experts about what they see are key challenges facing the airport industry and how they plan to meet them. In the first interview of this series, Safegate’s Claudio Pellegata talks to Luz Teichler, an experienced project manager at AAC Aviation & Airport Consult GmbH based in Germany. Mr. Teichler is an expert in airside and landside planning, consultancy, inspection, supervision and related technology.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM. African airports are gaining attention worldwide as they invest in modernizing their infrastructure, technology and operations. Adapting to growth indicators such as the rising African and global middle class, and to forecasts warning of air traffic doubling by 2030, African airports are looking at improving their performance. Continue reading
MUNICH, GERMANY. With close to 40 million passengers passing through in 2014, Munich Airport is the second busiest gateway in Germany and the 7th busiest airport in Europe. The hub is expecting further growth in spite of capacity constraints in its existing two-runway system. To handle the forecast demand, maximizing throughput within existing infrastructure is essential. Safegate Group, through our subsidiary AviBit, is proud to be a key contributor to Munich Airport’s traffic expansion project.
Sarajevo International Airport and Safegate Group have been working together since the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics. Idman Airfield Lighting Oy., now part of the Safegate Group, upgraded the airport to Category I status in preparation for the thousands of visitors who were going to pour in. This history continues with Sarajevo’s modernization project today.