Istanbul New Airport to boast intelligent airfield with ADB SAFEGATE

ADB SAFEGATE will provide 35,000 intelligent LED lights powering the airfield runways and taxiways at Istanbul New Airport. These will improve throughput and efficiency, and enable safer and more sustainable operations.

İGA, a joint venture founded to construct and operate Istanbul New Airport, has chosen ADB SAFEGATE to conduct an airfield ground lighting (AGL) design review and install its intelligent airfield solutions, including intelligent LED ground lighting and visual aids. These will improve throughput and efficiency, and enable safer and more sustainable operations.

“Once all phases are complete, Istanbul New Airport will serve over 200 million passengers annually to more than 350 destinations,” says Yusuf Akçayoğlu, CEO İGA Airport Construction. “Innovation, efficiency and safety are imperative to ensure that the airport is congestion-free and traffic flows smoothly, even in adverse conditions. With ADB SAFEGATE working closely with us right from the design review to implementation, we know that together we can truly deliver seamless and future-proof operations.”

ADB SAFEGATE is responsible for the complete visual guidance approach, starting with a comprehensive AGL design review to assess and implement an AGL solution to best suit the airport’s needs. ADB SAFEGATE proposed equipping the taxiway system with full switching ability and the addition of a single and double channel Individual Light Control and Monitoring System (ILCMS). With intelligence built into each light fixture, the ILCMS will control the lights individually or by defined segments, rather than selected circuits, providing large gains in power savings and making maintenance easier and more cost-effective. The intelligent lighting will also allow increased flexibility in guidance and routing. Fully equipping the taxiway system with ADB SAFEGATE’s sustainable solutions will ensure safe operations in all visibility conditions, and the flexibility to optimise capacity and throughput.

“Our customers can count on the completeness of our offering in the key domains of airport operations including services,” said Christian Onselaere, CEO ADB SAFEGATE. “Our approach is solid, and considers how each airport can maximise its capacity and performance. We offer solutions to match the needs of the airport, with the option to customise if needed. We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with İGA and helping them realise their vision of making the world’s largest airport project at Istanbul a resounding success.”

With 35,000 intelligent LED lights powering the airfield runways and taxiways, this will be the world’s biggest AGL implementation. ADB SAFEGATE will also supply and commission all visual aids, including transistor regulators, transformers, approach solutions (flashers, PAPI, approach lighting), energy-efficient power solutions and mounting equipment. The deal was signed in September 2016 and deliveries begin this year, continuing into 2018.

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