The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has contracted Adelte for the second time in 2015 to provide a complete boarding solution for the New Islamabad International Airport, which is currently under construction in the country’s Attock District.
The new contract includes: the delivery of 26 electromechanical glass-sided passenger boarding bridges (PBBs), two of which are A380 Apron Drive models; 17 Zephir pre-conditioned air units (PCAs); 26 rooftops; 32 ground power units (GPUs); 33 visual docking guidance systems (VDGS); and an integrated aircraft stand system (IASS) which will allow the airport operator to monitor the equipment used around the PBB from a single source, improving cost management and relations with airlines and handling companies.
Jordi Floreta, vice-president and commercial director at Adelte, said, “The Islamabad project is very important for our company as it consolidates our relationship with our client, the PCAA, and it reinforces the position of Adelte as the provider of reference in the region and allows us to install in a greenfield airport the full range of the most sophisticated gate solutions. Of course, the diversity and quantity of equipment make this a very complex project but Adelte has the experience, the resources and the industrial capacity to handle it successfully and on schedule.
“We are proud to participate actively in the modernization of Pakistan’s main airport infrastructures, thus enhancing operations and passenger safety and comfort.”
The first contract signed between Adelte and the PCAA in May 2015 involved the replacement of 12 old PBBs and the design, manufacture and installation of 18 electromechanical glass-sided Apron Drive PBBs, along with 12 walkways, 30 rooftops and 12 Zephir PCAs for Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.