Honeywell Technology to Help Improve Gate Safety at Napoli International Airport
Honeywell’s Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System to help enhance operations and improve overall safety at one of the busiest airports in Italy
June 5, 2023
ATLANTA – June 5, 2023 – Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) and GE.S.A.C., operator of Napoli International Airport (NAP) announced today that Honeywell’s Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System (A-VDGS) has been selected to be deployed at its gates.
The guidance system, which enables aircrafts to safely and efficiently come to parking positions after landing to improve turnaround management performance, is the result of a tender process that saw Honeywell excel, from a technical and economic point of view. The docking technology will allow NAP to increase operational efficiency and enhance the customer experience and overall airport safety.
“Today’s airports increasingly rely on efficient gate assignment and real-time views of gate activity to optimize performance,” said Alexander Cowen, general manager, Global Airports, Honeywell. “We’ve worked with Napoli Airport to enhance its indoor airport operations or terminal, and now it’s time to deliver our technologies for airside. With our proprietary A-VDGS, Napoli will increase its capability of safe gate operations, benefitting both travelers and airlines.”
Honeywell is set to deploy the A-VDGS units at four contact parking stands. A-VDGS will be integrated to help optimize gate usage and airport operations by capturing real-time aircraft gate arrival and departure times, as well as increase the capability of the airport’s existing passenger terminal resources. Combining highly specialized, customized hardware and software components, the system will be integrated into a one-gate ecosystem, meeting the airport’s concept of operation (ConOps).
Additionally, through advanced safety algorithms that can detect moving or stationary objects up to 100 meters, A-VDGS provides enhanced guidance to pilots to help detect obstacles that could pose risks to an aircraft, allowing for efficient docking.
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