ADB SAFEGATE takes over Ultra Airport Systems – creating airport management capability

ADB SAFEGATE has now fully acquired Ultra Airport Systems (AS)—the global provider of airport IT systems and data analytics solutions. The deal combines the two company’s expertise and solutions to create the foundation of a Total Airport Management (TAM) solution provider. 

The acquisition should help ADB SAFEGATE apply further integration and automation technologies, advanced data analytics and deep airport operations expertise to offer TAM. Airports and airlines will gain greater operational efficiency, sustainability and safety by integrating systems across the entire airport, airside and landside.

Christian Onselaere, chief executive officer at ADB SAFEGATE, said: “As airports everywhere strive to meet growing demand, our newly combined solutions, expertise and reach will help airports and airlines adopt emerging digital technologies. Through smart integration, ADB SAFEGATE is enabling airports and airlines to achieve the highest operational efficiency and deliver the best possible passenger experience. The creation of ADB SAFEGATE Airport Systems is accelerating this transformation.“

The new business unit will also expand its portfolio of operational performance, flight information display, billing, baggage management and situational awareness solutions by adopting and helping to develop ADB SAFEGATE’s software and advanced analytics products and services.  Operating under ADB SAFEGATE Airport Systems, the former team at Ultra Airport Systems will gain the support of ADB SAFEGATE aviation specialist resources, helping to serve its existing airport and airline customer.

Sebastien Jodeau, managing director of ADB SAFEGATE Airport Systems, said: “This is exciting news for me and all our Airport Systems’ colleagues who have been contributing to improve our industry for so many years. As part of ADB SAFEGATE, not only will we continue to bring our expertise to airports worldwide so they can continue to improve their operations, but our combined capabilities will create a unique opportunity to further enhance their business performance.”

Advanced analytics provides airports with increasingly powerful ways to optimise operational efficiency and improve their traffic handling capacity. From real-time insights to improve situational awareness, to future prescriptive analytics that will support decision making by predicting issues and intelligently recommending corrective actions, advanced analytics has huge potential for airports and airlines.

ADB SAFEGATE Airport Systems offices in the UK, France, South Africa, USA and China, join more than 35 offices worldwide.

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