Historically, optimizing operational efficiency at airports has been difficult. The variety of distinct operational sectors has meant that many ‘silo’ sectors have become established as the norm. With an ever increasing number of constraints on airport operators – financial, environmental, safety, security, accessibility, regulatory and of course space – the pressure on management has never been greater to scrutinize the effects of integrated operational efficiency.
VIDEO INTERVIEW. The African aviation sector is growing rapidly but the infrastructure needs to evolve at the same pace. The Airport Company South Africa (ACSA) marks its 25th anniversary this year and Alexander Herring recently met with, Fundi Sithebe – Chief Operating Officer at ACSA – to explore her thoughts about trends in the airport industry.
When integrated with airport systems and gate equipment, advanced visual docking guidance systems can deliver more predictable aircraft turnaround times, higher operational efficiency and safer gate areas than is possible with conventional docking guidance technology. Investing in higher operational efficiency will create more capacity within an airport’s existing infrastructure. Continue reading
In an increasingly globalized world, international interconnectivity is key and a given for any thriving or expanding society. A well operating airport hub with supporting connecting commuter airports is essential to support the economy of a large metro or a large part of a country. With leisure and business air travel on the rise, airports are facing multiple congestion challenges that need to be managed both in the short and long term. In many cases, airport operators are running out of options resulting in overloaded infrastructure.
How do solutions for more efficient airports go hand in hand with sustainability? At the Swedish Pavilion at inter airport China, ADB Safegate’s Guan Peng recently presented the company’s perspective on sustainable airports, taking the audience through some of the key aspects of our solutions across the tower, gate and airfield that reduce carbon footprint.