As the place for take-offs and landings, runways are the heart of airport operations, so their operational safety is a top priority.
With this in mind and consistent with its smart airport vision, Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Qatar recently deployed a foreign object & debris (FOD) detection system to raise safety measures at its two parallel runways – one of them being one of the longest in the world at 4,850 metres in length.
“We champion the adoption of cutting-edge technologies to ensure operational efficiency. The Runway Debris Monitoring System is one of such intelligent safety solution implemented at our airport to accelerate our digital transformation,” said Ioannis Metsovitis, senior vice president of operations. “HIA partners with the world’s leading technology experts to implement the latest innovations and intelligent solutions to ensure the highest levels of passenger experience and safety.”
The airport serves as the international hub of Qatar Airways and is currently ranked as the third best airport in the world by Skytrax World Airport Awards 2020.