Safedock A-VDGS is expanding rapidly in North America because of its apron integration and information sharing benefits.
Brooklyn Park, MN (May 2013) – Safegate Airport Systems, Inc., subsidiary of the Safegate Group, announces it has reached a new milestone in North America. With Safedock Advanced Visual Docking Guidance Systems (A-VDGS) installed on more than 700 gates at airports throughout North America, the company estimates that 2 million aircraft will be safely docked this year using the automated system.
“While airports around the world have long used Safedock A-VDGS for safe and efficient docking, the North American market is even more attracted to the integration and information benefits when used with our SafeControl – Apron Management solution,” said Thomas Duffy, President of Safegate Airport Systems. “Through integration and information sharing on the ramp, airports benefit from improved safety at the gate, maximum gate availability, improved performance and better revenue control.”
SafeControl – Apron Management (SAM) is a break-through control and monitoring system for the apron that can track activity and monitor the status of connected equipment at every gate whether or not the gate is equipped with Safedock. SAM integrates with flight information systems and gate equipment and uses the Safedock systems, or connection hubs for gates without an A-VDGS, as intelligent sensors to collect and share real-time gate and flight information with airport operators, airline operators and air traffic control.
Airports in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Las Vegas and Los Angeles recently added Safedock A-VDGS on international gates to maximize through-put, ensure safety when parking new larger aircraft and provide foreign flag carriers with the technology they are familiar with and have come to expect.
About the Safegate Group
Safegate Airport Systems of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, is a subsidiary of the Safegate Group which has its headquarters in Malmö, Sweden. Safegate’s SafeControl – Apron Management solution provides real-time gate intelligence through integration of its Safedock Advanced Visual Docking Guidance Systems (A-VDGS) with airport/airline systems and other equipment on the apron.
In addition to ensuring the most efficient, safe and environmentally-friendly ramp operation during regular conditions, Safegate offers a real solution to improving performance and customer service during severe weather events by getting more aircraft to the gate. Safegate Group has delivered nearly 5,000 Safedock systems to more than 200 airports around the world. Twelve million times a year, once every three seconds, an aircraft is docked using the Safedock system. www.safegate.com.
Safegate Airport Systems, Inc.
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