Saab Expands Airport Surface Management Platform with Aerobahn 8
Oct 22, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
Saab has released the next generation of Aerobahn®, its suite of airport surface management products and tools. Aerobahn 8 delivers a number of new features and capabilities to enable airlines, airports and air navigation service providers to further improve efficiency and collaboration across the airport.
Aerobahn has been in use for over 10 years, delivering more than 12 million user hours to a set of licensed users that has nearly doubled in the past two years. The newest release of Aerobahn, Version 8, is now available and incorporates a number of updates and new features, including:
o Automated Report Retrieval that enables users to automate the export of any data from Aerobahn directly into their proprietary systems
o Automated Rule-based Workflow Transitions that employs Aerobahn's Dynamic Rules Engine for automatic workflow monitoring
o The new Aerobahn De-icing Manager which seamlessly integrates with the Aerobahn Surface Manager for proactive management of winter operations
The Aerobahn Product Suite (Surface Manager, Departure Manager, Airport Status Dashboard and De-icing Manager) is improving the efficiency and collaboration of airport authorities, airlines and air navigation service providers. It is the industry's most widely-deployed airport operations management system, currently in use at 25 airports world-wide, including five of the 10 busiest airports in the U.S. (Atlanta, Denver, New York - JFK, Charlotte and Phoenix International Airports). Aerobahn played a key role in Atlanta achieving their lowest level of delays in 2012 since measurement began in 1990.
"We have evolved Aerobahn from a singularly-focused tool that provided situational awareness into a growing suite of modular, yet integrated capabilities that address specific collaboration and efficiency needs," said Ken Kaminski, general manager of Saab ATM. "In this update, we address our customers' desire for greater workflow management and wider access to data."
A3000 Advanced - Surface Movement Guidance and Control System Selected for Fourth Turkish Airport
Havaalani Isletme Ve Havacilik Endustrileri A.S. (HEAS) has selected the A3000 Advanced - Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) by Saab subsidiary HITT for Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. The A-SMGCS will utilize multiple surveillance sources, including Saab's surface multilateration system, to provide controllers with improved situational awareness and operating efficiency at Turkey's third busiest airport.
The A3000 A-SMGCS will fuse surveillance data from multilateration sensors and surface movement radar for the location and identification of all aircraft and vehicles operating on the airport's surface. Further, the surveillance data is integrated with the A3000's Safety Logic conflict detection and alerting algorithms to provide controllers with advanced visual and auditory warning of potential runway incursions. The system will also include controller working positions.
"The Saab A3000 will provide controllers with the precise surveillance needed for increased safety and efficiency at this busy single-runway airport," said Engin AKYELI, the Technical Director of Sabiha Gokcen Airport. "The use of the A3000 across four of the top five busiest airports in the country will ensure consistency in operations, training and maintenance."
Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is a single runway airport that handled more than 14 million passengers in 2012, a 10% increase over 2011. It is the 101st busiest airport in the world.
"Sabiha Gokcen has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years that is expected to continue for many more," said Ken Kaminski, general manager of Saab ATM. "The Saab A3000 and associated sensors provide the airport with a platform that is ready for current needs and can easily expand and adapt to future growth and demands for safety and efficiency systems."
The A3000 by HITT is one of the industry's most widely deployed A-SMGCS, with more than 40 sites around the world, including multiple locations in Europe (Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey and more), Asia (China, India and Vietnam) and South America (Brazil). Saab surface multilateration is in operation or being deployed to more than 60 sites around the world.
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