31 October 2023

PRESS RELEASE: ADB SAFEGATE and Vertiport Supplier and Operator Kookiejar Forge Partnership to build Middle East’s first Vertiport

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In an alliance poised to develop the future of urban air mobility, ADB SAFEGATE and KOOKIEJAR have proudly announced their partnership to co-develop the next generation of Vertiports. Fuelled by their shared dedication to enhancing aviation safety, efficiency, and sustainability, this collaboration promises to usher in a new era of smart infrastructure for vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft.
KOOKIEJAR, with it’s cost-efficient and modular Vertiport design, signing 2022 a landmark agreement with heliport and helicopter operator Air Chateau for the establishment of a Vertiport in Dubai South. With a vision to create a network of Vertiports to serve the rapidly evolving advanced air mobility ecosystem, KOOKIEJAR's expertise have been put to test when they recently conducted a last-mile delivery to a Superyacht in Monaco. This time the test brings them to Dubai, UAE, where the focus is enabling Air Taxi services. 
ADB SAFEGATE, a leading global provider of comprehensive airport solutions, offers an extensive range of products and services designed to enhance airport safety, efficiency, and sustainability. From state-of-the-art LED lights and advanced sensors to cutting-edge communication platforms and software systems managing flight turnaround processes, ADB SAFEGATE's technology is trusted by airports worldwide.
This collaboration merges KOOKIEJAR's innovative Vertiport development vision with ADB SAFEGATE's technological expertise in airport solution. By connecting airside assets and delivering real-time insights for advanced decision-making, this partnership aim to usher in a new era of smart, interconnected Vertiports. The first one of these will be built in Dubai South at Air Chateau heliport.  
"We are thrilled to be joining forces with ADB SAFEGATE to take our Vertiports to the next level. Their world-class airfield solutions and global presence empower us to create Vertiports that redefine safety and efficiency standards, addressing the complex demands of urban aviation”, says Kim Silander Founder of Kookiejar. 
"KOOKIEJAR's innovative Vertiport approach perfectly aligns with our mission to deliver best-in-class airport solutions. The Middle East, with its challenging environmental conditions, is a crucial market for us. We are proud to test our technology for the Middle East's inaugural Vertiport," says Fredrik Johansson, Business Development & Strategic Projects at ADB SAFEGATE.
This partnership represents a significant step forward for Advanced Air Mobility infrastructure, setting the stage for the next generation of Vertiports that will reshape how we move within urban landscapes. Infrastructure is key to enable VTOL manufacturers to scale up their business once they pass certification. During the Dubai Airshow in mid-November more announcements will be made by a consortium led by KOOKIEJAR and Air Chateau in which ADB SAFEGATE is a member that aims to Elevate Advanced Air Mobility.  
For media inquiries, please contact:
Kim Silander
Founder Kookiejar
Fredrik Johansson
ADB Safegate
ADB SAFEGATE is a company that provides integrated solutions to airports, airlines, and ANSPs. We are proud to be leading the way with innovative and smart Airside 4.0 solutions that turn airports into smart airports, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the passenger experience. Solutions include airfield lighting, power and control systems, airport and tower software, docking automation, apron management, and aftermarket services. 
With over 1,400 employees and over 2,700 airports in over 175 countries, from the busiest and largest to the fastest-growing airports, ADB SAFEGATE is dedicated to making air travel safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly. 
To learn more about ADB SAFEGATE and our innovative Airside 4.0 solutions, please visit adbsafegate.com.
KOOKIEJAR is a Swedish Vertiport supplier and operator dedicated to shaping the future of advanced air mobility. Known for its innovative approach to Vertiport design and operation, KOOKIEJAR is committed to creating a network of cost-efficient and smart Vertiports. Their recent agreement with heliport operator Air Chateau to establish a Vertiport in Dubai South and Terminals Holding in Abu Dhabi exemplifies their commitment in Middle East. Their successful last-mile delivery to a Megayacht (M/Y Ocean Coral) in Monaco in combination to key pilots in Sweden shows their dedication to establish services throughout Europe. 

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