New Istanbul airport to use docking guidance system

Honeywell 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.

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.

The docking system will help the new airport accommodate a high amount of airline traffic by providing continuous gate monitoring to ensure pilots can safely dock planes faster and with better accuracy. Using a High Dynamic Range CMOS (HDRC®) sensor, the system detects incoming aircraft and converts the processed data into precise guidance information, which is displayed on a Pilot Display Unit (PDU) for safe docking.

“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 Mr. Yusuf Akçayoğlu CEO of IGA Airports Construction.

The A-VDGS will help Istanbul New Airport to streamline operations by increasing ground traffic capacity, reducing controller-pilot communications and ensuring safe, reliable docking under all weather conditions for all aircraft types.



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