Press: New strategic business cooperation

Munich Airport International and ADB SAFEGATE join forces

October 30, 2019

The international business arm of Munich Airport – the 100% subsidiary Munich Airport International (MAI) – has signed a cooperation agreement with ADB SAFEGATE.

The collaboration combines MAI’s worldwide expertise in airport development, management and operations with ADB SAFEGATE’s global presence and insight into airfield, apron and tower systems. As a single source for technology upgrades and process improvements, the cooperative efforts of both parties will support airports to meet the immense challenges posed by growing demands for air travel including capacity constraints and difficulties in expanding infrastructure.

Dr. Ralf Gaffal, Managing Director MAI, views the agreement as a logical next step after successfully working on joint projects in the past: “ADB SAFEGATE’s intelligent solutions add significantly to our expertise and we look forward to working together on exciting new projects. This unique combination of skills will help airports obtain maximum capacity, revenue and cost savings out of their existing infrastructure.”

Christian Onselaere, CEO ADB SAFEGATE, supports this view: “This cooperation with MAI brings together two leaders in airport solutions and airport operations, creating a powerful offering for airports looking to optimize their efficiency.”

Customers will benefit from:

  • A pool of experts in all airport domains from airport planning to operations
  • A comprehensive portfolio of products and services
  • Local product and service support available 24/7
  • World-leading technical and operational knowledge of airport ICT, systems and equipment

In addition to the above, future activities of this cooperation will be able to include developing new services such as a Virtual Apron Control Center and collaborating on R&D.

Dr. Ralf Gaffal, Managing Director MAI (left) and Christian Onselaere, CEO ADB SAFEGATE


Corinna Born

Director International Media Relations 

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