ADB Safegate has won a contract to install its Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System (A-VDGS) and SafeControl Apron Management (SAM) solution at LaGuardia Airport’s new Central Terminal B facility.
The replacement project is part of a new public-private partnership between LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). The contract was awarded by Skanska Walsh joint venture (SWJV).
LGP will design, build, operate and maintain the Central Terminal B facility. It is a private consortium of airport experts, including SWJV.
SWJV project manager Bob Cranston said: “ADB Safegate has immense credibility in delivery of turnkey projects and their expertise in the gate area was a deciding factor to bring them on board this project.”
Under the contract, ADB Safegate will automate aircraft docking at the new terminal by installing 38 Safedock T1 A-VDGS and SAM, which will enable it to provide consistent performance during normal or adverse conditions.
SAM will be integrated with the Airport Operational Database (AODB) and a building management system (BMS). It will use the A-VDGS as intelligent sensors at each gate to provide the airport with real-time flight information, gate status and turn progress.
The contract covers the deployment of advanced functions, including an interface with passenger boarding bridges, an apron obstacle scan, and expanded ramp information display system (RIDS).
ADB Safegate Americas gate solutions managing director Tom Duffy said: “This is our fourth gate solutions project at PANYNJ airports and we are committed to making this project the same success.”
The new LaGuardia Central Terminal B will feature an area of 1.3 million square foot, a 35-gate terminal and dual pedestrian bridges that cover active aircraft taxi lanes and connect the main part of the terminal to two island concourses.