Istanbul picks ADB to make apron operations safer

Written by: James Muir |
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IGA Istanbul Airport is using ADB SAFEGATE’s Safedock T1 advanced visual docking guidance system (A-VDGS) and SafeControl Apron Management (SAM) system to automate aircraft docking and improving parking accuracy.

Safedock T1 A-VDGS is equipped with a digital laser and 3D scanning technology to accurately automate aircraft docking.

ADB says the technology works with all aircraft types, tight parking spaces and complex gate layouts.

SAM connects Safedock A-VDGS with other airport systems to share critical flight and turn information with flight and ground crews via Safedock’s in-built Ramp Information Display System.

Gap filler integration with the Advanced Surface Movement Guidance Control System constantly monitors aircraft movement in the gate area, and supports just-in-time activation of the docking systems and Follow-the-Greens (FtG) guidance.

FtG guidance uses the green runway and taxiway centreline lights and apron lead-in lights to guide aircraft into the gate area where the A-VDGS takes over and guides the pilot to the correct stop position.

Aziz Cakir, Vice President Middle East and Africa at ADB SAFEGATE says: “With this contract for apron systems, we are demonstrating how the airport can benefit from our integrated approach to airport performance spanning the gate, airfield, tower and analytics.”

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