Maximizing Safety & Efficiency at Turkey’s Airport
Honeywell, a global software-industrial technology company and leader in aviation and airport solutions, has signed an agreement with IGA Airports Construction to provide its Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System (A-VDGS) for IGA's Istanbul New Airport currently under construction in Istanbul, Turkey. The technology will help speed airplane gate arrivals and departures safely and efficiently, and optimize gate capacity at the new airport, which is anticipated to be one of the world's largest airports upon its completion in 2018.
With an annual capacity of 200 million passengers, the Istanbul New Airport is expected to serve more than 350 destinations and operate as one of the biggest aviation hubs bridging the East and the West. The project, which is divided into four construction stages, includes the development of four independent runways and a main terminal with 114 visual docking guidance systems, all of which are to be provided by Honeywell under the terms of the agreement. “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,” said Yusuf Akçayoğlu CEO of IGA Airports Construction. "We have selected Honeywell's Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System solution because of its ability to best meet our operational requirements and capability to communicate with other airport systems for improved performance and efficieny."