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IGA Istanbul Airport Activated the Routing Service (Level 3) at A-SMGCS System

Issue 14 - 2022
IGA Istanbul Airport Activated the Routing Service (Level 3) at A-SMGCS System

The world's most important global hub, iGA Istanbul Airport, activated a new level of its pioneering application, Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS), developed in line with its digitalization strategy. “Routing Service”, the new level of A-SMGCS technology, provides automatic routing functionality for all aircraft and vehicles on airside operations, delivering an advanced situation awareness and enhanced operational control.

Integrating the latest technology in the aviation industry into the current applications and procedures is becoming increasingly crucial in order to make an airport more sustainable. iGA Istanbul Airport carries out the required planning by optimizing the needs of all stakeholders, such as joint projects with airlines, airports, aircraft manufacturers and the appropriate sub-groups for the sector's dynamic structure, as per the Eurocontrol specifications, accurately meeting the Eurocae performance criteria, and following the rules of national and international organizations.

Aiming to maximize the current runway and taxiway capacity while maintaining maximum safety with increasing air traffic, iGA Istanbul Airport announced the activation of the first application in the world, the "Routing Service (Level 3)" of the Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) technology.

Deputy General Manager of the State Airports Administration (DHMI) Dr. Cengiz Paşaoğlu, EC-DG MOVE General Manager Henrik Hololei, SESAR JU Executive Director Andreas Boschen, Eurocontrol DG Advisor Haydar Yalçın, AHEN and SAAB officials were among the guests who attended the launch, presented by iGA Istanbul Airport Deputy General Manager Chief Planning Officer and Eurocontrol PRC Member İsmail Hakkı Polat. 


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