Gate – making turnarounds faster and more predictable


Can your gate operations be made smoother and safer?

Challenges at the gate

Today, the majority of airport accidents occur at the gate and apron area – on average one per 1,000 departures according to IATA. In addition, 25% of all aircraft damage is the result of incidents involving the passenger boarding bridge (PBB). 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.

The lack of automation at the gate can lead to accidents, delays and unnecessary CO2 emissions. 

  • Lack of situational awareness

  • Inefficient docking procedures

  • Inefficient information distribution

  • Limited data collection during turnaround

An integrated system for increased safety and efficiency

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.

Automating the aircraft parking and turnaround process

Safedock Advanced Visual Docking Guidance Systems (A-VDGS) provide the fastest and safest way to park aircraft in all weather conditions. Automation reduces the risk of error and improves safety by ensuring aircraft/gate compatibility, verifying the position of the PBB and scanning the apron for vehicles or other objects.

Real-time data for collaborative decision making and increased predictability

SafeControl Apron Management software enables Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) by connecting the A-VDGS to flight information systems and other equipment on the apron. Gate availability, equipment status and other milestone information is shared, allowing operators to manage in real-time to avoid disruptions.

ADB SAFEGATE’s solutions for A-CDM optimize the use of resources and improve the predictability of events, with a focus on aircraft turnaround and pre-departure sequencing processes. They enhance both airport and airline performance by reducing delays and congestion and raising productivity and cost-efficiency.

Fully integrated system

Gate systems from ADB SAFEGATE can interface with other solutions in connection to gate operations, e.g. A-SMGCS surveillance systems, AODB and ground equipment, allowing for one integrated system. By collecting information throughout the process, and sharing it with tower and airfield in real time, the gate and apron area becomes a part of the integrated solution, from approach to departure.

Our automated solutions will help you:

  • Ensure safety at the gate through shared real-time intelligence

  • Improve on-time performance

  • Reduce operational costs

  • Increase predictability for more effective planning

  • Stay operational in all weather conditions

Enjoy smooth gate operations with our proven concept

Our integrated solutions for the gate and apron area will make your gate operations safer, more efficient and environmentally-friendly.


Our solutions provide awareness of equipment status, as well as aircraft and vehicle positions at the gate. By securing a safe gate operation, you can save time and money and increase the number of satisfied passengers.


By enabling a fully integrated system for the fastest way from touchdown to gate, you will decrease the number of aircraft waiting in line on the ground or circling in the air. Aircraft are quickly and smoothly parked in a correct setup and the turn process is managed in real time. On time performance is significantly improved and gate capacity is increased for a fast return on your investment.


By providing the fastest way to park aircraft and the ability to streamline gate turns, our systems significantly reduce fuel burn and power consumption, leading to substantially lower levels of CO2 emissions and reduced operational costs.  

Open the gate to future possibilities

If it is your ambition to expand to meet tomorrow’s traffic demands in a safe, efficient and sustainable way, it is time to act today. Our knowledge is based on thousands of system installations around the world. ADB SAFEGATE offers integrated solutions that automate the gate and apron area to optimize the turnaround process and maximize gate capacity. Our gate portfolio includes our Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System (A-VDGS) and SafeControl Apron Management.


"Guiding an aircraft to its correct position by providing the pilot with intuitive information is critical. ADB SAFEGATE offers the automated solutions needed to improve traffic flow."

Thorben Burghardt, VP Gate ADB SAFEGATE