March 20, 2023

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Introducing the latest lighting and guidance systems on the runway of Abu Dhabi Airport

Introducing the latest lighting and guidance systems on the runway of Abu Dhabi Airport

Abu Dhabi (Etihad)
Abu Dhabi Airports has unveiled the Advanced Surface Operational Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The system is the first and most advanced in the Middle East and is the latest proof of its use of the latest technologies to provide its passengers with a safe, smooth travel experience and enhance the quality of operational efficiency and stability. This new technology will uniformly enhance the experience of passengers and pilots, as it will use guidance systems and airport control to illuminate runways at night or ensure that pilots can easily spot and depart runways in low visibility conditions such as fog. Overcome any possible obstacles at the landing areas, as well as at the airport.
Designed by ADB SAFEGATE, a leading airport solutions provider in the industry, the new Level 4 Advanced Surface Motion Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) enables conflict resolution, automated planning and guidance in all weather conditions, enhancing environmental awareness. As well as pilots.
This new system will reduce the overall flight time of the aircraft, as well as reduce forced diversions due to bad weather, benefit passengers and reduce the costs associated with airlines.
On this occasion, His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnun Al Nahyan, Head of Abu Dhabi Airport, said: “Our consistent aspiration for excellence and development is one that embodies the mission of the Emirate and the aviation industry. Our mission is to ensure that all our airports provide the latest technologies that enhance energy efficiency and growth and enhance our contribution to the Emirate’s economy.
For his part, Abu Dhabi Airport CEO Sharif Hashim Al Hashimi said: Abu Dhabi International Airport is the main gateway to the capital Abu Dhabi. We take this responsibility very seriously and as a result, we use pioneering systems that improve operational efficiency, ensure customer comfort, minimize our environmental impact and stimulate traffic growth. This organization offers everything and we are pleased to introduce it today with our valued partners.
Laurent Dubois, CEO of ADB SAFEGATE, said: “We are grateful to Abu Dhabi Airports for the opportunity to bring our state-of-the-art technology to this valuable project of serving the main airport for the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi Airports under our long-term maintenance agreement, and to uphold their high standards. In compliance, we expect them to embrace the culture of quality, performance and consistency.

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