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ADB SAFEGATE Airfield Ground Lighting, Gate Docking and Air Traffic Control Solutions


A global player in delivering airport performance, ADB SAFEGATE aims to be the first-choice partner to airports by offering unmatched capabilities in airport ground movement and visual guidance. By enabling airports to operate more safely, efficiently and sustainably, we deliver superior airport performance from approach to departure.

From this experience, we know that we can help airports resolve their most pressing challenges quickly and smoothly, with the right blend of technology and solutions. Our specialist focus in the airfields, towers and gates, together with a holistic view, enables us to look at an airport’s problems differently.

Safer, more efficient and sustainable airfield lighting

Airfield lighting is vital for ATC to provide sufficient visual guidance for pilots to land, taxi and take-off safely and efficiently. Including intelligence in the airfield lighting opens up new operability capabilities in terms of active guidance and monitoring for multiple stakeholders.

A pioneer in LED AGL, ADB SAFEGATE has the widest range of unique and maintenance-friendly LED AGL, light control and monitoring systems, and power architectures and equipment that enables airports to go all-LED and dramatically improve airfield availability, performance, safety and energy savings.

Automated and efficient docking systems for airport gates

Not only is it crucial to shorten aircraft turnaround time to improve on-time performance, it is also necessary to minimise the risk of accidents in busy gate and apron areas where people, aircraft and ground vehicles are in constant motion.

Ground safety is a top priority for any airport. Minimising the risk of accidents in the gate and apron area where there is continuous flow of people, aircraft and ground vehicles is therefore crucial. ADB SAFEGATE’s installed base of over 7,000 safe docking systems includes some of the world’s busiest airports.

Our ICAO-compliant, automated platforms for safe docking and apron management equip pilots with real-time intelligence on gate and apron movements. Our enhanced integration and data sharing capabilities and apron lighting solutions increase productivity, reduce turnaround times and operation costs, and provide safer yet more efficient gate operations and apron management.

Air traffic control tower solutions

Air traffic controllers tackle some of the most complex considerations while routing and guiding aircrafts to safety. Our ATC solutions are installed at more than 260 towers, and are helping air traffic controllers find the most efficient routes from touchdown to gate. We integrate these with related systems to enable air traffic controllers to gain full control over aircraft and vehicle movement from approach to departure, and future-proof an airport’s traffic management.

Data-harvesting and visualisation to improve operational efficiency

Analysing the massive amount of data available from gates, auxiliary equipment, surveillance, stop bars and tower systems enables you to find areas of improvement leading to a more efficient and predictable turnaround processes.

Airport services and maintenance for greater availability, safety and performance

With experience spanning more than 20 years in services and support, ADB Safegate understands that airports require a variety of technical support services, including maintenance and training. Our portfolio is able to meet all airport needs from concept of operations (CONOPS), to gate and AFL design, to audit and survey, project management and various maintenance packages.

ADB SAFEGATE offers one of the industry’s most extensive airport operations product and service portfolios as the foundation for fully integrated solutions to support airport development. Using our operational know-how, we enable all parts of an airport to work together as one to increase airport performance, from approach to departure.

ADB SAFEGATE’s experience at leading airports in Asia and Middle East including Lahore, Abu Dhabi, Hamad International, Kuala Lumpur and Taiwan Taoyuan, enables us to manage projects end-to-end.

Our consultative approach backed by the necessary market and situational analysis to plan, design and manage each aspect, helps us offer the best, most future-proof and often, cost-effective solution. We take the lead, but also work with partners where needed, to ensure all the elements work cohesively, and increase aircraft movements in a safe and efficient way.


ADB SAFEGATE brings together the complementary strengths of two market-leading airport visual guidance brands, formerly ADB Group and SAFEGATE Group. The new company is owned by European private equity firm PAI Partners. Our cumulative experience spans more than 100 years, and we have supported over 2,000 airports worldwide.

Our diverse team of more than 900 world-class professionals, supported by over 60 highly experienced business partners, is helping airports find answers to difficult questions that nearly every airport asks at some point in time. We are responsive and resourceful, relying on a consultative approach to analyse each airport’s specific situation, and jointly determine new and more cost-effective ways to deliver a superior airport experience.

Today, ADB SAFEGATE has a strategic sales presence in more than 35 locations worldwide, and a production and engineering footprint in six countries, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the US.

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ADB SAFEGATE Airport Systems Helps Morocco’s ONDA Boost Passenger Experience

Enables airport operator to improve operational efficiency and resource usage with state-of-the-art IT infrastructure.


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Products and Services

Airfield Ground Lighting

Airfield ground lighting (AGL) for visual guidance is at the heart of airfield operations. 'Intelligent' lighting makes the visual guiding process easier and improves situational awareness by switching lights on and off according to information shared by airfield surveillance and aircraft tracking systems. This allows for optimised aircraft routing to and from gates and a more efficient traffic flow, while maintaining or even raising the level of safety.

Systems for Automated Gate Operations

Systems from ADB SAFEGATE allow you to automate gate operations through integration and data sharing, thereby improving operational efficiency and the turnaround process, in addition to improving safety.

Preparation, Installation and Maintenance Services

ADB SAFEGATE has a steadily growing and innovative services portfolio and its services start long before the installation of any products or systems. The base for all projects is a preparation phase, in which all the calculations and assessments are carried out in cooperation with the customer.

Raising Safety and Throughput with Smarter ATC Systems

The integrated system puts together all relevant information that the controller needs to make the correct decision and manage traffic flow. By harmonising the operational process, the system takes on non-critical tasks to reduce the controller workload and improve safety. For congested airports, this frees up unused capacity where traffic expansion might otherwise not have been possible.

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Press Release

7 August 2019

Enables airport operator to improve operational efficiency and resource usage with state-of-the-art IT infrastructure.

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11 June 2019

ADB SAFEGATE has released the digital real-time Airside Location-based Inspection and Service solution (ALIS) designed for scheduling and tracking airside maintenance actions.

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30 April 2019

ADB SAFEGATE is demonstrating a number of airport performance solutions at Airport Show Dubai that aim to help airports meet rapidly rising demand, safely and efficiently.

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26 March 2019

ADB SAFEGATE has released the advanced Safedock X docking guidance system designed to enhance safety and efficiency for apron operations.

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19 March 2019

ADB SAFEGATE has provided automation and improved information sharing systems at Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport to enhance gate operations and traffic flow.

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11 December 2018

Van Don International Airport (VDIA) in Quang Ninh, Vietnam, is ready to operate its first services.

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2 November 2018

ADB SAFEGATE has signed a deal to buy Ultra Airport Systems (AS), the UK-based provider of airport IT and data analytics solutions.

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10 October 2018

Airports aiming to enhance and improve airside operations unveiled their main digitisation priorities in an ADB SAFEGATE-Frost & Sullivan worldwide study.

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27 September 2018

ADB SAFEGATE's automated aircraft docking and integrated apron management systems have been installed at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to optimise gate use and aircraft operation visibility.

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20 September 2018

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) is one of the busiest airports in India, serving Bangalore and its neighboring areas.

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22 March 2018

ADB Safegate was involved in the biggest air traffic management show across the world at the WATM Congress in Madrid, Spain.

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5 March 2018

ADB SAFEGATE will be at the World ATM Congress international air traffic management (ATM) exhibition and conference, presenting our latest integrated tower solutions.

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16 October 2017

As airports continue to face ever-growing traffic volumes, their available capacity is coming under intense pressure.

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5 October 2017

ADB SAFEGATE is going to be showing how its solutions work together to provide enhanced efficiency across the airports at Inter Airport Europe this month in Germany.

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4 October 2017

ADB SAFEGATE will demonstrate at inter airport Europe 2017 (Munich, 10-13 October) how airports can handle far more air traffic without the need to build costly new infrastructure.

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2 October 2017

King Khalid International Airport (KKIA), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is one of the busiest airports in the Middle East.

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13 September 2017

The Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD) is one of the busiest airports in East Africa and the main operating hub for national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines. The airport, operated by Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE), was facing severe aircraft congestion at fourteen remote stands due to limited apron space and difficult manual guiding conditions during peak hours. In an open bid, EAE decided to bring ADB SAFEGATE on board to implement its Safedock Advanced Visual Docking Guidance Systems (A-VDGS) to allow safe and smooth operations within the apron area.

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13 March 2017

ADB SAFEGATE is showcasing its integrated gate and tower solutions at Amsterdam's Passenger Terminal Expo from 14-16 March.

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