Saab selected for Lima Airport Digital Apron Management

View of Digital Apron Management Center at Lima Airport
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In a move aimed at tackling traffic congestion and advancing integrated situational awareness, Lima Airport Partners (LAP) has partnered with Saab to revolutionize its Digital Apron Management Center.

The agreement represents a significant breakthrough for Saab in the Latin American market, and will involve the provision of an array of state-of-the-art surveillance solutions for airport apron management.

A Comprehensive Surveillance System

Saab’s advanced surveillance system comprises a fully integrated platform incorporating ADS-B surveillance sensors, the Aerobahn surface management system, TactiCall voice communications integration, and Digital Towers equipped with high-definition cameras.

This amalgamation guarantees meticulous digital visualization of the airport’s surface, and facilitates enhanced monitoring and management of apron activities.

With the integration of this suite of advanced solutions, LAP’s Apron Operators will be able to adeptly manage, record, and assess activities right across the airport apron.

Situated within the forthcoming airport terminal, the new Digital Apron Management Center will host three working positions, empowering operators with comprehensive control over airport operations.

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Industry Praise and Recognition

Sergio Martins, Director of Saab ATM & Surveillance Radars for Latin America, lauded the initiative, emphasizing its transformative impact on airport safety, efficiency, and capacity.

“Taking full ownership of apron management and implementing a full range of technologies to promote maximum situation awareness will significantly enhance Lima’s airport’s safety, efficiency, and capacity,” said Martins.

“Saab is proud to equip LAP’s Digital Apron Management Center, demonstrating our global leadership in surveillance sensors, data processing, and digital towers. LIM airport is surely an example to be followed by airport operators and major carriers willing to take a step forward,”

Turgay Kircar, Chief Operating Officer at Lima Airport Partners, expressed confidence in the project; marking it as a milestone for airport operations.

“This significant milestone for our operations in Lima will undoubtedly improve the efficiency of our airport, placing us at the forefront among major airports worldwide that have already embraced this cutting-edge technology,” said Kircar.

“At LAP, we persistently collaborate with all our partners, working with Saab diligently to elevate Lima Airport into the primary hub of the region and spearheading the much-needed modernization in the aviation sector.” 

Fraport Group

Holger Schaefers, Senior Executive VP Global Investments & Management at Fraport AG, underscores the significance of this milestone within the Fraport Group’s global operations.

“By using digital transformation, we strive to evolve innovative systems and processes to deliver a better experience to passengers and customers. Introducing a Digital Apron Control solution is a first in Peru and also in Latin America, and a milestone for Fraport’s global airport operations,” said Holger Schaefers.

The introduction of a Digital Apron Control solution not only signifies a key development for Peru but also marks a significant milestone for Fraport’s airport operations worldwide.

About Lima Airport Partners

Lima Airport Partners S.R.L. operates Peru’s primary airport, the Jorge Chávez International Airport, situated in Callao, near Lima.

Established in February 2001 under a concession structure, the company is majority-owned by Fraport AG, Germany’s leading aviation hub operator, with the remaining stake held by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.

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In a move to address traffic congestion, Lima Airport Partners (LAP) has selected Saab to enhance its Digital Apron Management Center.
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