VIDEO. Perth Airport is a major transit hub that operates 24/7. The airport handles nearly 14 million passengers and 130,000 aircraft movements every year. It is one of the most isolated international airports in the world. Perth can have up to 65 forecasted low visibility days per year. in the past low visibility conditions have led to aircraft diversions. The nearest alternative airports are a minimum of two flying hours away. Airline diversion cost including fuel, transport & accommodation can reach over half a million dollars per diversion. The solution was to upgrade Perth´s main runway from CAT-I to CAT-III rating. Continue reading
Perth airport was seeking to weather proof its airport using the latest technologies to reduce the impact of adverse meteorological conditions on its operations. After a competitive review of the available alternatives Perth Airport chose ADB SAFEGATE to supply the full turnkey CAT-III Airfield Lighting System upgrade including ILCMS and integration with the ANSP’s ATC systems. Continue reading
Perth Airport is one of the most isolated airports in the world. Although the airport only has around 10 days with Low Visibility Operations (LVO) per year, the diversions are costly for airlines and inconvenient for passengers. ADB SAFEGATE is working together with Perth Airport, Airservices and West Coast Civil to weather proof the airport through an upgrade of its lighting infrastructure which will allow for Category III landings and make diversions a thing of the past.