Airports Systems Division

A collaborative effort of several hundred technicians, coupled with over thirty years of experience in the industry, has enabled SATCO, through its Airports Systems Division (ASD), to become a premier provider of airports support services in the region.

 

SATCO’s services include:

 

Passenger Boarding Bridge (PBB)

  • Design and provision through SATCO’s alignment with CIMC-Tianda (a world leader in design and supply of PBBs)
  • Supply, installation, operation and maintenance

Pre-Conditioned Air (PCA)

  • Stand alone, mobile and bridge mounted units including air pipes coilers as well as pop up pits
  • Design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance

400Hz Ground Power Unit (GPU)

  • Stand alone, mobile and bridge mounted power coils
  • Stand alone, mobile and bridge mounted units including cable coilers as well as pop up pits
  • Design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance

Video Docking Guidance Systems and Gate Operating Systems (GOS)

  • Design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance

Airfield Lighting and Airside Signage

  • Design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance

Baggage Handling Systems (BHS) and Screening Systems

  • Conveyors and carousels for airports as well as train stations• Design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance

Check-in Counters, Counters and Metal Detector Gates

  • Design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance

Air Cargo Handling Systems

  • Design and provision through SATCO’s alignment with CIMC-Tianda
  • Supply, installation, operation and maintenance

Automated Storage Systems

  • Design and provision through SATCO’s alignment with CIMC-Tianda
  • Supply, installation, operation and maintenance

Luggage Trolleys and Trolley Management Systems

 

Preceding Projects:

 

  • In the early 80s, SATCO’s ASD, along with SIETAM, supplied and installed all BHSs at King Khaled International Airport (KKIA) Riyadh

 

  • SATCO’s ASD has completed several BHSs and turn-key projects in the following domestic airports in Saudi Arabia: Gassim, Gurayat, Turaif and Sharourah

 

  • SATCO’s ASD constructed twenty one CIMC- Tianda PBBs, including three of which are serving A380 aircrafts for the Hajj Terminal Complex at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) Jeddah during 2007-2010

 

  • SATCO’s ASD has supplied and installed six CIMC-Tianda PBBs with six 400Hz GPUs at the new Blaise Diagne Airport, Diass in Senegal

 

  • SATCO’s ASD maintained thirty PBBs for over two decades at KKIA

 

  • SATCO’s ASD upgraded the inbound BHS system in terminals 1 & 2 at KKIA

 

Projects in Progress:

  • SATCO’s ASD continues to maintain all BHS structures at KKIA and has gained tremendous experience in maintaining systems that no longer have designated spare parts

 

  • SATCO’s ASD has been awarded the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of the Baggage Handling System and associated works in terminal 3 & 4 of KKIA

 

  • SATCO’s ASD has been operating and maintaining the twenty one PBBs for the Hajj Terminal Complex at KAIA since November 2007

 

  • SATCO’s ASD has been awarded a Build, Transfer and Operate (BTO) project to operate, maintain and dismantle thirty two existing PBBs as well as procure, install, operate and maintain new PBBs, including bridge mounted 400Hz GPUs and PCA units at TR1, TR2, TR3 and TK-1 (Royal Terminal) and the new TR5 terminal at KKIA. The period of the concession agreement is thirteen years and will end in 2025, with the possibility of being renewed for periods of ten years.

 

        The existing old steel PBBs were dismantled and replaced with all new glass PBBs and associated

        equipment within a period of thirty six  months starting November 1st, 2012, following a KKIA  approved

        timeline concurrently with the normal airport operations. SATCO installed an additional 17 PBBs at terminal 5

        in 2016, increasing the total number of PBBs under SATCO’s operation and maintenance to 43.

 

  • SATCO’s ASD was awarded, on May 2017, a new 20 years “Build, Operate & Transfer” (BOT) project in ARAR, TABUK & ABHA airports which include the Design, Supply, Operation and Maintenance of 20 PBBs, 22 GPUs, 20 PCAs, 22 HRs and 20 VGDS”