• 19 September, 2019

ADELTE relaunches Apronaut at Inter Airport Europe 2019

Barcelona, 19th September 2019 – ADELTE, an engineering group based in Barcelona and the world’s leading specialist in the design and manufacture of Airport and Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges will officially relaunch its revamped Passenger Boarding Bridge (PBB) docking simulator Apronaut at the world’s leading exhibition for airport equipment “Inter Airport Europe” on 8-11 October 2019 in Munich

ADELTE, already well-known for their PBB and Preconditioned Air Unit (PCA) product lines, returns to Inter Airport this year with their improved PBB docking simulator Apronaut. Apronaut is the world’s first software-based PBB docking simulator, allowing comprehensive training for PBB operators in a zero-risk environment. The simulator allows staff to train repeatedly, performing docking and undocking procedures on any type of aircraft, quickly gaining skills and confidence without the need to risk real equipment or take PBBs out of service.

Apronaut was first launched at Inter Airport in 2011 and, due to an increased interest from airports around the globe, the system has been redeveloped over the past year to include a flat screen displaying the aircraft and PBB cabin, and a real control & drive console. Thanks to Apronaut’s custom-made hardware and software, users can practice docking in the most realistic way possible, using control panels matching those of any PBB at any airport in the world, and visualising various types of aircrafts and airport environments as well as the movements of a PBB, adapted to any situation.  With HD graphics, real-time control, a tailor-made screen, and a real operator desk, Apronaut’s realistic virtual apron environment offers a rich interactive multimedia experience in which trainees can make mistakes without consequences.

Apronaut’s patented software generates detailed reports on user training, allowing supervisors to monitor progress, compare performance statistics, and assess whether trainees are ready to obtain their PBB operator certificate. The simulator’s active internet connection, secure remote database, and specially designed Apronaut Cloud website means that users can view reports and manage training from any PC or mobile device. Last but not least, supervisors obtain specific insights through Apronaut’s data-analytics, for example

  • At which stands trainees have most problems with docking manoeuvres (related to time, incoherent actions, etc.)
  • Which are the most common mistakes made by trainees or operators carrying out retraining
  • Global and specific KPI’s, established by specific stand, aircraft or operator.

During the Inter Airport Europe trade-show, attendees are invited to visit the ADELTE stand number 1442 to experience the future of PBB docking first-hand. Visitors can either see a live demonstration or even practice with the Apronaut docking simulator themselves.

  • 1 July, 2018

ADELTE at the forefront of safety in Operations of airport passenger boarding bridges

The incorrect operation of an airport passenger boarding bridge can cause huge losses for any airline and airport. Whether its damage to the fuselage of the aircraft or personal injuries to passengers and crew; the economic and reputational losses for an airport or airline can be disastrous.

If in addition to these risks we add the increase in security measures and passenger access control, the result is a bad boarding experience do to fact that passengers do not perceive comfort and convenience.

For these reasons, ADELTE in collaboration with Group Infaimon and Leitat Managing Technologies, have started the “SPB Project” (Secure and Safe Passenger Boarding Bridges) to improve and ensure a comfortable, safe and fast passenger boarding process at airports all around the world.

Project Budget: 735.975,09 €

Financial Framework: RTC

Contract number: RTC-2017-6141-8

Start Date: 01/07/2018

End Date: 30/06/2021

 

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Financiado por: FEDER/Ministerio de Ciencia,Innovación y Universidades – Agencia Estatal de Investigación/_Proyecto RTC-2017-6141-8

Objetivo Temático del Programa Operativo: Promover el desarrollo tecnológico, la innovación y una investigación de calidad

 

  • 17 October, 2017

ADELTE contracted to deliver new Passenger Boarding Bridges for Manchester Airport

Barcelona, 17th of October 2017 – ADELTE has signed a contract with Manchester Airports Group (MAG) to design, manufacture and install 11 new Passenger Boarding Bridges at Manchester Airport as part of its £1bn transformation programme.

The new boarding bridges will be installed by ADELTE in late 2018 and early 2019 as part of the first phase of the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme (MAN-TP).

The 11 boarding bridges that will be gradually installed will be Apron Drive models with glass sided tunnels. In addition to protecting passengers from exposure to the often inclement weather in the north of the UK, ADELTE’s advance systems will allow for more efficient and rapid turnarounds at Pier 1 of Terminal 2. 

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  • 29 September, 2017

ADELTE lands in India with a contract for 12 airports

Barcelona, 29th of September 2017 – In 2016, more than 224 million passengers travelled by plane in India. By 2020, India is expected to be the world’s third largest aviation market, with a fleet of more than 800 aircraft. ADELTE is part of the modernization at 12 of the country’s most important airports, installing state-of-the-art passenger boarding bridges.

India’s continued economic development and growth demands an efficient domestic transport system linked to international access. In the period 2016-2020, an investment of USD 15 trillion is earmarked for the improvement and development of airport infrastructures.

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