Passenger Terminal EXPO is the world’s leading international airport terminal conference and exhibition. ADB SAFEGATE will be there to showcase solutions for our apron management system which helps shorten turnaround times, reduce operational costs and damage risks. With enhanced integration and information sharing capabilities, the system creates a foundation for more effective planning with higher predictability, enhanced safety and efficiency as a result.

Can your gate operations be made smoother and safer?

At ADB SAFEGATE we believe the answer is YES and we will be there at Passenger Terminal EXPO to show you how.

Today, the majority of airport accidents occur at the gate and apron area – on average one per 1,000 departures according to IATA. Safety on the ground is important to every airport and airline, but a challenging task in the confined gate and apron area. The busy and complex flow of aircraft, vehicles and people, in all weather conditions, can cause accidents and lead to delays and dissatisfied passengers. Common challenges at the gate can be:

  • Lack of situational awareness
  • Inefficient docking procedures
  • Inefficient information distribution
  • Limited data collection during turnaround

Safedock – Safe and efficient docking
Modern apron management solutions and advanced visual docking guidance system are both vital to increase safety, speed up turnaround efficiency and decrease the risk of delay – a gain for airport stakeholders as well as for the passengers.

The Advanced Visual Docking and Guidance System (A-VDGS) from ADB SAFEGATE reduces congestion and the number of personnel needed on the ramp, performs an aircraft-type safety check, scans the apron for vehicles or other objects, verifies the position of the passenger boarding bridge and prevents incompatible aircraft from parking at adjacent gates. It also guides an aircraft to its correct position by providing the pilot with intuitive signals.

Information-driven approach to safe and efficient operations at gate and apron
To maximize safety and efficiency on the gate and apron area, ADB SAFEGATE has developed the software concept, SafeControl – Apron Management. SafeControl is a group of software modules used to automate and improve safety at airports around the world and is based on the same platform as used for Air Traffic Management, guaranteeing the highest safety and availability.

Apron Management Solutions key in A-CDM process

The platforms for safe and efficient apron management and aircraft docking provide real-time intelligence for stakeholders in the turnaround process to achieve the best sequencing for departure flow management and predictability. The solutions can be used for traditional docking guidance and as a communication tool within Airport Collaborative Decision Making Process (A-CDM) and as an extension, within the SESAR Follow the Greens concept where guidance and awareness can be provided accurately to all stakeholders involved.

Speeding up turnaround efficiency and thus decreasing the risk of delay – a gain for airport stakeholders as well as for the passengers.

Open the gate to future possibilities – visit us at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Stockholm, stand 315.

The Congress takes place in Hall A at Stockholmsmässan in Älvsjö, March, 20-22 March, 2018.

Exhibition hours Tuesday, 20 March     10:00 – 18:30
Wednesday, 21 March     10:00 – 17:30:00
Thursday, 22 March        10:00 – 15:00
Conference hours Tuesday, 20 March    8:45 – 17:30
Wednesday, 21 March      9:00 – 17:30
Thursday, 22 March      9:00 – 17:30


ADB SAFEGATE is a leading provider of intelligent solutions that deliver superior airport performance from approach to departure. The company partners with airports and airlines to analyze their current setup and operations, identify bottlenecks, and jointly solve them using a consultative approach that enables airports to improve efficiency, enhance safety and environmental sustainability, and reduce operational costs. Our integrated portfolio includes solutions and services that harmonize airport performance, tackling every aspect of traffic handling and guidance, from approach, runway and taxiway lighting, to tower-based traffic control systems, and intelligent gate and docking automation. ADB SAFEGATE has more than 1000 employees in more than 20 countries and operates in more than 175 countries, serving more than 2,500 airports.

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