All set for take-off!

Date 29.05.2018

It has been a very busy first half of the year. We started the year by aligning our strategy for all managers throughout our company. Results will become very clear in the coming year as we focus on a series of exciting new solutions that will become part of our overall offering. At the same time, we have officially opened our Lights Centre of Excellence in Brussels, the biggest airfield ground lighting (AGL) factory in the world. This will, no doubt, have a substantial impact on our AGL presence going forward.
Of course, we remain the provider of end to end integration where we integrate our key solutions in the areas of airfield ground lighting, the apron, the tower and services into a seemless end to end offer.Have a look at the stories we have put together for you. Enjoy reading and please share your feedback with us via
Kind regards,
Christian Onselaere

All set for take-off: How ADB SAFEGATE is primed to power India’s aviation sector
All set for take-off: How ADB SAFEGATE is primed to power India’s aviation sector
EMERGING MARKET. India’s aviation sector has a lot going for it – favourable demographics, a rising middle class population, high disposable incomes, and rapid economic growth. AMA Private Limited is ADB SAFEGATE’s exclusive partner and distributor in India. Having worked with IDMAN (now part of the ADB SAFEGATE group) since the 1980s, it is a partnership that spans more than 40 years. AMA has a long and successful history in airfield lighting. Today, with 300 employees including engineers and technicians, AMA supports ADB SAFEGATE customers for AGL and A-VDGS installations and Level 1 and Level 2 after-sales maintenance for airports all over India.
Improving gate performance in airport wide project at Seattle-Tacoma. (Photo Credit: Port of Seattle/Don Wilson)
Improving gate performance in airport wide project at Seattle-Tacoma
AIRPORT SUCCESS STORY. ADB SAFEGATE partners with the Port of Seattle to improve gate performance airport wide at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The airport-wide solution supports Port ramp safety initiatives and creates a more efficient gate operation at Sea-Tac now and for the future. ADB SAFEGATE will implement its most advanced Safedock A-VDGS (Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System) and SafeControl Apron Management (SAM) solution across all gates at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac). (Photo Credit: Courtesy Port of Seattle/Don Wilson)

CAT-IIIb upgrade to prevent aircraft diversions at Perth Airport
ARTICLE. Perth Airport is a major transit hub that operates 24/7. It is one of the most isolated international airports in the world. In the past, low visibility conditions have led to aircraft diversions. The nearest alternative airports are a minimum of two flying hours away. Airline diversion cost including fuel, transport and accommodation could reach over half a million dollars per diversion. The solution was to upgrade Perth´s main runway from CAT-I to CAT-III rating.
Robert Mikhail, General Manager Airfield Operations Perth Airport, Australia - interviewed about CAT-III upgrade project
Interview with Perth Airport´s Robert Mikhail

VIDEO. Watch the video where Robert Mikhail, General Manager Airfield Operations Perth Airport, Australia – is interviewed by ADB SAFEGATE about the CAT-III upgrade project delivered over the course of two years. Aircraft can now land in low visibility conditions, to a distance of 50m down from 800m. The upgrade enables direct flights from the UK – A first for Australia. A significant reduction of diversions is expected. Passengers, the airport, airlines and the environment all benefit.
Airport Digital Transformation - Survey

An Evaluation of Current Status and Future Outlook

SURVEY. ADB SAFEGATE partnered with Frost & Sullivan to do a global research study looking at the status and future direction of digital transformation in airport airside operations. The research phase incorporated views and inputs of operations and IT directors from 50 airports, as well as views of industry IT suppliers and those of F&S consultants. The key objectives of the survey were:

to understand the vision and key influencers in the set up of digital transformation programs across airport airside operations

to establish the current status of airside digital projects across global airports

to assess impact of ongoing and future projects

quantifying opportunities for airside suppliers

to capture airport requirements and unmet needs

to scope and prioritise airside digital projects

to determine size and future direction of IT budgets

CEO Magazine interviews Christian Onselaere
Perfect take-off: CEO Magazine interviews Christian Onselaere

INTERVIEW. End-to-end solutions to support airport operations, congestion and environmental performance are vital to address the ongoing challenges faced by airports globally. Our CEO Christian Onselaere was recently interviewed by the CEO Magazine on his career, on ADB SAFEGATE and how our company is expanding into the software business.
InterAirport China September 5-7
Join us at inter airport China, September 5-7 in Beijing

UPCOMING EVENT. This September, ADB SAFEGATE will showcase its integration solutions at inter airport China. Discover the latest solutions with regards to our airfield ground lighting, our apron and our tower solutions. Be sure to visit our stand on September 6 for a special workshop that will explain how Chinese airports can create more efficiency with less investment. Want to know more about our presence? Follow us on social media, via or contact
ADB SAFEGATE is a leading provider of intelligent solutions that deliver superior airport performance from approach to departure. We partner with airports and airlines to analyze their current structures and operations, and jointly identify and solve bottlenecks. Our consultative approach enables airports to improve efficiency, enhance safety and environmental sustainability as well as reduce operational costs. Our portfolio includes solutions and services that harmonize airport performance, tackling every aspect of traffic handling and guidance, from approach, runway and taxiway lighting, to tower-based traffic control systems and intelligent gate and docking automation.
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