As airports continue to face ever-growing traffic volumes, their available capacity is coming under intense pressure. At the same time, they must strive to minimise the amount of time aircraft spend on the ground when they are not earning revenue for the airlines. Both challenges can be met by integrating tower, airfield and gate systems.

While full end-to-end integration will achieve the highest operational efficiency, even partially combining some systems will bring substantial gains and lay the foundation for total integration.

At inter airport 2017, we have presented our latest developments to help you boost airport performance.

Time to Integrate Gate, Airfield, Tower

Airport efficiency starts by understanding every aspect of the elements that cut congestion, decrease downtime and boost safety. With one of the industry’s most extensive airport operations product and service portfolios, backed by deep operational know-how, ADB SAFEGATE help airports achieve the necessary integration of tower, airfield and gate systems.

Enhanced Safedock visual docking guidance system (A-VDGS)

ADB SAFEGATE is launching an enhanced Safedock A-VDGS that integrates docking, gate and apron control, surveillance and monitoring systems to improve the efficiency and accuracy of aircraft gate arrival, turnaround and departure. Safedock also helps to enhance apron situational awareness and safety. The system is built on the experience and expertise of ADB SAFEGATE, which has supplied more than 8,000 docking systems worldwide.

Pushback support tool

ADB SAFEGATE is demonstrating its new Pushback Support Tool that simplifies air traffic control (ATC) workloads and enhances airport safety and efficiency. The tool automatically suggests the optimum aircraft pushback routine, monitors the pushback procedure and warns ATC of potential conflicts with other aircraft or vehicles in the apron area.

LED technology

ADB SAFEGATE has achieved a key milestone in airfield ground lighting (AGL) with the installation of the 1.2 millionth LED AGL fixture globally. Approximately 750 airports and two out of three LED airfield lights globally are ADB SAFEGATE’s leading LED technology, showing how airports everywhere have switched to this energy efficient lighting technology. ADB SAFEGATE offers the only full LED portfolio of lights and visual aids proven to deliver energy and other cost savings adding up to millions of euros annually.