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.
Ever since the invention of powered human flight, there has been a need to provide places for these flying machines to take off and land. As technology advanced, the need for an aircraft to land in less than optimal daylight conditions led to the integration of lighting on the airfield. This, now, required the ability to turn these lights on when needed and off when not, leading to the creation of the Airfield Lighting Control System.Continue reading
ADB SAFEGATE now launches a new distributed control and monitoring solution for airfield lighting control and monitoring systems (ALCMS) that will set new industry standards. The ACE3 boasts a full-color interactive touchscreen display, enhanced communication options and input/output expandability, providing major advancements in readability, monitoring and system flexibility.
In a two-part article series, ADB SAFEGATE’s global ATM advisor, Stephen O’Flynn, explains Follow the Greens. In this second article, Stephen discusses why airports need to develop a roadmap for Follow the Greens (FTG).
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport recently completed an airfield electrical rehabilitation. These works included replacement of in-ground infrastructure, cable and airfield lighting, as well as improvements and reconfiguration of the airfield light control and monitoring system (ALCMS). Continue reading