ADB Safegate to deploy intelligent gate solutions for LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal B facility

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ADB Safegate is set to deploy its Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System (A-VDGS) and SafeControl Apron Management (SAM) solution at the new Central Terminal B facility at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

The Central Terminal B replacement project is the beginning of a new vision for the overall redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport. It will improve the traveling experience for millions of people and be a major economic generator for the region. The project is part of an innovative public-private partnership between LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). LGP, a private consortium of airport experts including Skanska-Walsh Joint Venture (SWJV), will design, build, operate and maintain the Central Terminal B facility.

Bob Cranston, project manager, SWJV, said, “ADB Safegate has immense credibility in delivery of turnkey projects and their expertise in the gate area was a deciding factor to bring them on board this project.”

To help the airport ensure consistent performance during normal or adverse conditions, ADB Safegate will automate aircraft docking at the new terminal by deploying 38 Safedock T1 A-VDGS and SAM.

SAM uses the A-VDGS as intelligent sensors at each gate and will be integrated with the airport operational database (AODB) and building management system (BMS) to provide the airport and other stakeholders with updated flight information, gate status and turn progress in real time. The deployment also includes advanced functions such as an interface with passenger boarding bridges, an apron scan for obstacles and expanded ramp information display system (RIDS) to further enhance safety and awareness at the gate.

“We are proud to have been selected by Skanska-Walsh Joint Venture and to work together with LGP toward the modernization of LaGuardia Airport,” said Tom Duffy, managing director, gate solutions, ADB Safegate Americas.

“We have worked with both Walsh and Skanska on other projects. The experience and professionalism of their combined team has already proven to be very effective and collaborative helping us to ensure a very smooth project. This is our fourth gate solutions project at PANYNJ airports and we are committed to making this project the same success.”

The new LaGuardia Central Terminal B will be a 1,300,000ft², 35-gate terminal and will feature dual pedestrian bridges that span active aircraft taxi lanes and will connect the main part of the terminal to two island concourses. Passengers will be able to walk above the aircraft as they make their way to their gate, all while enjoying views of the iconic Manhattan skyline.

Delivery, installation and commissioning of the Safedock T1 A-VDGS and SAM will take place in phases beginning early 2018 and will be completed by 2022 when the new terminal is fully operational.

ADB Safegate will be exhibiting at this year’s Passenger Terminal Expo and Conference, taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, on March 20-22, 2018. More than 7,000 attendees from more than 100 countries are expected at the event, which boasts more than 225 exhibitors and 375 expert speakers.

To find out more and book your pass to Passenger Terminal Expo, click here.

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