Flughafen Hamburg GmbH is renovating 330,000-m² Apron 1 with an investment of EUR 120 million


09 March 2018

Flughafen Hamburg GmbH in Germany is renovating the 330,000-m² Apron 1 with an investment of EUR 120 million. During the renovation, the airport will introduce Europe’s first-ever ‘Follow the Greens’ operations where individually-controlled green lights guide the pilots safely towards the runway or parking positions. OneControl, the integrated controller working position from ADB SAFEGATE will help the airport achieve this. The solution introduces new user interface concepts by combining functions that traditionally reside in separate systems into a single screen application. Additionally, the system is capable of controlling the lighting infrastructure of the advanced ‘Follow the Greens’ concept to enable smoother, safer and more efficient operations. “The renovation of the 40-year-old tarmac area into a smooth and silent surface is an investment into the future,” said Johannes Schamberg, director of aviation at Hamburg Airport. “New technology concepts not only help us prepare for rising traffic volumes and future-proof the airport, but also provide more sustainable infrastructure,” Schamberg said. ADB SAFEGATE will install OneControl in Hamburg Airport’s Apron Control unit. The solution incorporates important Air Traffic Control (ATC) systems into one consistent and user-friendly interface. It combines multiple functions, starting with surveillance and airport safety support as well as routing and guidance service, adding workflow support, displaying meteorological data and allowing aerodrome ground lighting (AGL) monitoring and control. Showing this information on a single screen eliminates the need to keep track of multiple screens, thus reducing apron controller workload and lowering the risk of incursions and safety incidents.

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