AUTOMATED DOCKING SYSTEMS

This article discusses of Aircraft Visual Docking Guidance Systems (VDGS) and how they can help to reduce costs and improve performance. The benefits for an airport with a stand-alone VDGS can include pre- positioning the passenger boarding bridge, reduced staff at the gate, faster docking procedure and turnaround time, reduced fuel burn and crew time, and environmental savings. For those airports that are equipped with a gate management system, a VDGS can provide the gate management system with real-time information regarding the gate status and display critical operational data. A VDGS can also help to minimize the number of delays and reduce ramp accidents. The article also discusses five main criteria to consider when selecting a VDGS supplier: 1) aircraft identification verification safety check; 2) azimuth guidance for both pilots; 3) designed for all weather conditions; 4) return on investment; and, 5) significant amount of experience.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • November/December 2002
  • Corporate Authors:

    Key Publishing, Limited

    P.O. Box 100
    Stamford,   United Kingdom  PE9 1XQ
  • Authors:
    • Svensson, J
  • Publication Date: 2002-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 16-17
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00962268
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 2 2003 12:00AM