Istanbul contract win for ADB Safegate

Installation of ADB Safegate solutions will help provide safer all-weather apron operations at Turkey’s iGA Istanbul Airport.

ADB Safegate has supplied iGA Istanbul Airport with 151 Safedock T1 A-VDGS as part of a turnkey contract which included design, supply, installation and a two-year agreement for 24/7 maintenance supported by a local team.

The Safedock T1 A-VDGS features a digital laser and patented 3D scanning technology, providing the high degrees of accuracy and availability needed to automate the aircraft docking process. The technology accommodates all aircraft types, tight parking spaces and even the most complex gate layouts while providing the quickest and safest way to park aircraft, according to the company.

ADB Safegate also installed its SafeControl Apron Management (SAM) at Istanbul. SAM connects the Safedock A-VDGS with other airport systems to enable sharing of critical flight and turn information with flight and ground crews via Safedock’s built-in Ramp Information Display System (RIDS) capability. Sharing accurate block times and other real-time data increases the efficiency of the turnaround process and is a key step towards Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM).

Istanbul Airport apron
ADB Safegate aims to provide Istanbul with safer all-weather apron operations 
Istanbul Airport

To deliver the highest level of safety and efficiency from runway to gate, Gap filler integration with the Advanced Surface Movement Guidance Control System (A-SMGCS) provides constant monitoring of aircraft movement in the gate area, and will support just-in-time activation of the docking systems and a Follow-the-Greens (FtG) guidance solution. The intelligent FtG solution uses the green runway/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. Accurate parking and integration with the passenger boarding bridge (PBB) ensures the PBB can connect safely and seamlessly to the aircraft.

"At its peak capacity, iGA Istanbul Airport will be able to support 150-200 million passengers annually, and needs a partner that can match them every step of this journey,” said Aziz Cakir, VP Middle East & Africa, ADB Safegate. “We’ve proven our capabilities earlier with the successful setup of 35,000 intelligent lights for the airfield. 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.”