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.
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