Bayanat offers iFerret to Middle East airports
Abu Dhabi's Bayanat Airports Engineering & Supplies has entered into a partnership with Singapore-based Stratech Systems for its iFerret intelligent airfield/runway surveillance and foreign object and debris (FOD) detection system
Bayanat will market, sell and deploy iFerret in the UAE market. The company has been helping its customers with the design, implementation, support and maintenance of various complex airport projects.
Approved by the FAA, iFerret is an intelligent vision-based FOD detection system, providing real-time, automated FOD detection, location, classification and recording. It can be deployed in civil airports as well as military airbases, to help prevent potential aircraft damage and fatalities caused by FOD.
The airports iFerret has been deployed include Changi International Airport in Singapore, Chicago O'Hare International Airport in the US and Düsseldorf International Airport in Germany.
On the collaboration, Stratech Executive Chairman, Dr. David K.M. Chew, said, "We are very excited to work in UAE with Bayanat, which has almost three decades of experience in the airport industry. With their extensive network and portfolio in the region, there could be future opportunities to extend the partnership to the other parts of the rapidly-developing Middle East market too.
"There are more than 280 commercial airports and military airbases in the Middle East. The aviation industry here is growing rapidly, supported by strong economic growth. There is great potential in this region for automated FOD detection systems, airside surveillance and network intelligence systems - command and control for clusters of airports and airbases", he added.
Bayanat’s general manager, Alan Bourjeily, said that the move will ensure increased safety for the passengers using the UAE hubs and higher operational efficiency for airports adopting this technology.”
PICTURED: Dr. David Chew with Alan Bourjeily