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ADB SAFEGATE to upgrade Kuwait International Airport with Airside 4.0 solution

ADB SAFEGATE to upgrade Kuwait International Airport with its Airside 4.0 solution
The project is a response to the airport's strategic implementation of advanced technologies (Image credit: Skórzewiak/Adobe Stock)

Intelligent airport solutions provider ADB SAFEGATE will provide a “turnkey solution” for advanced surface movement guidance and control systems (ASMGCS) at Kuwait International Airport.

The project, the company said, marks a “significant milestone” in ADB SAFEGATE’s longstanding partnership with the airport, which has been ongoing for more than 35 years.

The contract, signed last month, solidifies ADB SAFEGATE’s “commitment to enhancing airport operations and safety” at Kuwait International Airport.

The ASMGCS project is a response to the airport’s strategic implementation of advanced technologies – outlined in its masterplan.

It aims to resolve operational challenges, such as limited line of sight in several manoeuvring areas due to the new air traffic control tower’s position and adverse weather conditions leading to low visibility operations.

ADB SAFEGATE will deploy its OneControl solution, which it said is the “most advanced integrated controller working position and ASMGCS” to ensure weatherproof operations and enhanced safety for airport operations.

Aziz Cakir, vice president for the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and India at ADB SAFEGATE, said: “It is not just a contract we sign today but a renewal of our longstanding commitment to innovation and excellence in Kuwait’s aviation sector.

“The introduction of ASMGCS at Kuwait International Airport will set a benchmark in aviation technology, where every takeoff, landing and taxi is guided by unparalleled precision and safety.”

The project, scheduled for a two year implementation period, includes the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning, training and maintenance of the ASMGCS solution.

Following implementation, ADB SAFEGATE will provide four years of maintenance and technical support to ensure the system’s continued performance.

Sheikh Humoud Mubarak Al-Sabah, president of civil aviation in Kuwait, added: “Kuwait International Airport is committed to providing the highest level of safety and efficiency for passengers and airlines.

“We are confident that ADB SAFEGATE’s ASMGCS solution will enhance our capabilities and help us meet the growing demands.”

The new project is a part of the company’s commitment to advancing airport technology that aligns with its vision for Airside 4.0 – a concept that aims to revolutionise airport operations through the integration of digital, automated and intelligent solutions.

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