Honeywell to supply advanced visual docking system for Istanbul New Airport

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Engineering firm IGA Airports Construction has signed an agreement with technology developer Honeywell to provide its Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System (A-VDGS) for Istanbul New Airport, currently under construction in Istanbul, Turkey. The technology will help optimize gate capacity at the new airport by coordinating arrivals and departures in a safe and efficient manner.

With an annual capacity of 200 million passengers, Istanbul New Airport is expected to serve more than 350 destinations and operate as one of the biggest aviation hubs in the world. Construction work is scheduled for completion in 2018.

Yusuf Akçayoğlu, CEO of IGA Airports Construction, said, “With Istanbul New Airport set to become one of the largest and busiest airports in the world, a state-of-the-art docking guidance system is critical for safe, efficient and precise aircraft movements to and from the gate. We have selected Honeywell’s A-VDGS because of its ability to best meet our operational requirements and capability to communicate with other airport systems for improved performance and efficiency. These intelligent systems will make Istanbul New Airport a worldwide leader in technology.”

The Honeywell system will help the new airport accommodate a high level of airline traffic by providing continuous gate monitoring to ensure pilots can safely dock airplanes faster and with better accuracy. Using a High Dynamic Range CMOS (HDRC) sensor, high-capacity image-processing unit, and proven image-processing techniques, the system detects incoming aircraft and converts the processed data into precise guidance information, which is displayed on a pilot display unit for safe docking.

Orhan Genis, president for Honeywell’s Turkey and Central Asia region, said, “By deploying smart technology like our A-VDGS, IGA is ensuring it can stay ahead of the game when it comes to managing capacity, future-proofing operations and, crucially, maximizing passenger safety at what will be one of the world’s busiest airports.”

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