Do you think the turnaround process could be faster, while still maintaining the highest level of safety? Can your airport handle more aircraft? Ask ADB Safegate Group and the answer will be yes. Modern apron management solutions and advanced visual docking guidance system are both vital to speed up turnaround efficiency and decrease the risk of delay – a gain for airport stakeholders as well as for the passengers.
Experts predict that air travel will double by the mid-2030s. It’s boosting our economies, creating access to opportunities in local, national and international markets, and fueling adventure like never before. But it’s also impacting our planet. How can airports balance the growing global demand for air travel with the impact our operations have on climate, the health and well-being of our eco-systems, and all aspects of sustainability?
Anticipating an increase in air traffic, Singapore’s Changi Airport, which currently operates with two runways, plans to add a third runway as part of the Changi East Development Project. The airport will install new airfield specialized systems including airfield lighting, surveillance and detection equipment for the third runway and ADB Safegate has been chosen to supply Changi Airport with the latest LED airfield lighting equipment for this purpose.
Perth 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 works together with Perth Airport, Airservices (ANSP) and West Coast Civil to weather proof the airport. An upgrade of its lighting infrastructure will allow for Category III landings and make diversions a thing of the past.
Tom Duffy, from the ADB Safegate Americas’ team has been elected to serve on the Airports Council International World Business Partners Advisory Board. His term began on July 1 and runs through the end of 2018.
On June 7-8 ADB Safegate attended the British Irish Airports Expo in Birmingham, U.K. This was the first time the event has been held, and attracting 1,500 attendees across the two days from many regions. For ADB Safegate, Regardt Willer, General Manager for the U.K. market, the main subject for the event was to reconnect with our customers in this key market, and now as one brand remind them that we are a local organisation with local customers.
The Pilot Common Project (PCP), defined by SESAR in order to allow large airports in Europe to handle increasing air traffic, will require certain functionalities of traditional Air Traffic Management systems. Several of the new functionalities are a result of integration and how this should be fulfilled can be interpreted differently. Choosing an Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System (A-VDGS) to support the requirement for future operational needs is an imperative. In this article we highlight some of the important functionalities.
What does ADB Safegate offer its customers? It’s a simple question, but bringing together two market-leading portfolios and sets of expertise is no simple task. Much work has gone into developing a coherent description of ADB Safegate’s total capabilities. We interview Jesper Svensson, who leads the Airport Performance Team, to find out his thoughts about how ADB Safegate can help airports to understand how they can get more out of their existing infrastructure.
Lahore International Airport is now weather proofed. During an intense but short project that lasted only 12 months, the airport’s nominal capacity has been upgraded to handle 29 aircraft movements per hour, regardless of weather. ADB Safegate worked closely together with the airport and Pakistan’s Civil Aviation authorities to increase airport performance and upgrade capacity to beat the challenging foggy winter climate. With a complete integrated system in operation, from the runway up to the tower, Lahore is now reaping benefits of increased capacity and is also able to accommodate diversions from neighboring airports.
Carbon neutrality, 40% energy savings versus international standards, 100% clean energy operations – the expectations in terms of environmental sustainability for the new international airport in Mexico City are very high. The challenge now is how to reach these targets while accommodating 50 million passengers per year and ever growing traffic – 125 million planned in the project’s second stage.