Docking Guidance Systems: Tools for Ramp Management

The new generation of docking guidance equipment provides increased intelligence for ground operations.

The A-VDGS can also interface to ground power and/or preconditioned air units (ASE) to detect the on/off status and display the status to pilots and ground personnel. The system monitors and tracks usage of ASE by flight, providing critical data to aid in enforcement of ASE use and APU shut downs, as well as accurate emission reduction reporting.

The Future of Ramp Intelligence

Advanced visual docking guidance systems will become a standard for airports and airlines seeking new technology and solutions to increase capacity and improve performance in ground operations during regular and irregular operating conditions. New capabilities are sure to develop as more and more users start to unlock the somewhat hidden value of ramp intelligence technology.


About the author: Tammi Phippen joined Safegate Airport Systems Inc. in 2010 as marketing communications manager and has worked in the aviation industry for more than 20 years. Safegate Airport Systems Inc. is a subsidiary of the Safegate Group.

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