1. A leader in airport design

Special Airport Systems

The special systems designed by ADPI help optimize the rapidity and efficiency of all airport processes in order to improve the quality of services offered to passengers from arrival at the airport to boarding the aircraft.

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Whether it concerns ICT systems, management of resources, management of flows, or processing and control facilities for passengers and their baggage, ADPI implements the latest proven technologies in the projects for its clients.

Because these systems are increasingly complex, and delivery of a project by the set deadline is central to its success, ADPI assists its clients throughout the construction period.



Specialized studies

Security Studies

  • Define the most appropriate methods
  • Guarantee their viability in the face of continually evolving regulations


Renovation of Baggage Handling Systems

  • Integrate innovative concepts in terms of check-in and screening


Integration of Information Systems

  • Simplify the passenger process from booking to boarding


System Studies


  • Feasibility studies
  • Preliminary design
  • Design development
  • Tender documents


Tender evaluation

Project Supervision

  • Approval of shop drawings
  • Site supervision
  • Supervision of testing
  • Final acceptance of system


Assistance in operationaal start-up

  • Operational readiness
  • Assistance in systems operations


ADPI designs and the supervises the implementation of all systems that ensure the flow logistics of passengers (Automated People Movers and Travelators), baggage (Baggage Handling System), and cargo, security systems, as well as information systems, by incorporating the most innovative technologies available.


Services to passengers


  • Baggage Handling System (BHS)
  • Baggage trolley management systems


Safety and Security Systems

  • Security and customs inspection
  • Security Access Control System (SACS)
  • Fire Alarm Detection System (FADS)
  • Public Address System (PAS)
  • Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)


Conveying and Transport Systems

  • Elevators and travelators
  • Automated People Mover (APM)
  • Parking management system


Ground services

Aircraft Stands

  • Passenger Boarding Bridges (PBB)
  • Visual Docking Guidance System (VDGS)
  • Ground Power Unit - 400 Hz
  • Pre-Conditioned Air (PCA)
  • Potable water system


Cargo Operations

  • Handling and storage system


Aircraft Maintenance

  • Docking system
  • Spare parts storage system


Services to operators

Supervision and Management of Operations

  • Airport Operations Control Center (AOCC)
  • Crisis Management Center (CMC)
  • Global Building Management System


Airport Operations Systems

  • Airport Operational Database (AODB)
  • Common Use Terminal Equipment / Self Service Kiosks (CUTE/CUSS)
  • Flight Information Display System (FIDS)
  • Resource Management System (RMS)
  • Baggage Reconciliation System (BRS)


Telecommunication services


  • Voice-Data-Image Cabling (VDI)
  • Data Network Equipment (DNE)
  • Local Area Networks (LAN) - (WLAN)


Campus Network

  • Telephone (ToIP, GSM)
  • Video on IP (VOD)
  • Master Clock
  • Professional Mobile Radio (PMR)


Automated people mover (apm)
ADPI’s design fulfils ANSI/ASCE requirements and NFPA standards as well as ICAO regulations. It always offers the best possible level of performance and a minimum waiting or connection time as well as the use of cutting-edge technologies.

ADPI engineers also take into account the entire lifecycle of the product during its design: infrastructure costs (tunnels); operational costs (energy, maintenance)…

An efficient baggage handling system is one of the best guarantees of client satisfaction at an airport as well as the effectiveness of its departure and arrival process.

ADPI teams strive to meet operational objectives and stay within budgetary constraints whether for the airport operator or owner: easy access, security.

Benefit from the latest innovations in the area of baggage management

  • ADPI teams are expert in all baggage handling systems
  • ADPI incorporates the latest proven technologies, offering reduced transfer times (45 minutes at Dubai for A380 aircraft) and minimized passenger waiting time
  • A guarantee of durable solutions  despite continually changing regulations

The systems designed by ADPI guarantee:

  • Implementation of best practices in safety and security
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Well-managed baggage flows
  • Comprehensive management
  • Improved transfer times
  • Minimized passenger waiting times


In close contact with the architects, ADPI engineers remain involved from the early stages of design through project implementation to guarantee the effectiveness of the technical solutions.

ADPI, a leader in the BHS sector

ADPI is first in Europe and second in the world in BHS design, implementation and renovation. The baggage handling systems developed by ADPI handle 180 million items of baggage a year throughout the world (including 63 million at Charles de Gaulle and 23 million at Orly), that is, over 6% of the world's baggage traffic. This expertise allows ADPI to develop logistical approaches which are the most effective for its clients and the most optimized in financial terms, for new as well as renovated systems.

The terminal complex T3 CA and CB at Dubai, recognized worldwide for the level of passenger comfort and baggage handling, designed by ADPI teams (the largest baggage handling system in the world with over 40 million passengers per yea.


New baggage handling concepts implemented by ADPI teams: a world first

6% of the world's baggage traffic handled by the Aéroports de Paris Group: the baggage handling systems developed by Aéroports de Paris treat 180 million items of baggage in the world per year (including 63 million at Charles de Gaulle and 23 million at Orly)

ADPI’s information and communications technology (ICT) solutions are designed to facilitate the passenger process from booking to boarding (information search, price management, ticket booking and issuing, flight plan management, passenger control at check-in and boarding, baggage management) and to guarantee the maximum effectiveness of each operation.


ADPI's ICT engineers are key points of contact for the duration of the project, providing technical support as well as expert advice during preliminary analysis and preparing the terms of reference as well as the specifications for the proposed solutions (lead times, costs and implementation techniques).


Their collaboration with the architects and project managers as well as the ADPI financial department provides rigorous cost management at each phase of the project (concept, schematic, design development and final design).


As a true interface with the client's financial team, ADPI engineers also facilitate the complete migration of client software towards the proposed solutions for invoicing and human resource management at its airport. This coordination ensures that the longevity of ADPI’s solutions while providing the client with all the guarantees of cutting-edge technology that is closely adapted to its needs..


  • Airport Operational Database (AODB)
  • Resource Management System (RMS)
  • Common Use Terminal Equipment / Self Service Kiosks (CUTE/CUSS)
  • Flight Information Display System (FIDS)
  • Baggage Reconciliation System (BRS)

As experts in airport functionality and the constraints relating to aircraft stands, ADPI offers boarding bridge solutions that guarantee productivity and are perfectly suited to your needs.

ADPI solutions, based on a custom approach:

  • Diagnostic assessment
  • Custom design of equipment systems for aircraft stands
  • Adaptations to new regulations for aircraft stand equipment systems
  • Telescopic passenger boarding bridges
  • Ground power unit - 400 Hz
  • Pre-conditioned air (PCA)
  • Security studies
  • Tender evaluation
  • Project supervision
  • Assistance in operational start-up


What benefits do efficient boarding bridges offer your airport?

The more efficient a boarding bridge, the more it contributes to user comfort and improves ground service operations.

  • Optimum comfort: passengers as well as flight crews benefit from added comfort during the boarding and disembarking phases;
  • Improved flow management: a well-designed boarding bridge permits rapid utilization by its users;
  • An energy source for aircraft servicing: the boarding bridge provides a reliable energy resource that minimizes the need for costly aircraft auxiliary power units.
  • Reduced parking times: faster boarding, disembarking and servicing operations reduce non-productive ground time;
  • Maximum safety: ADPI's extensive experience ensures strict compliance with applicable standards.

ADPI installed the first triple boarding bridges for the A380 at Dubai, with for the first time, a bridge with direct access to the upper deck at a height of over 8 meters.


ADPI designs security screening and customs inspection systems, access control systems, fire safety systems, public address systems as well as video surveillance systems.

Our solution: a global strategy for improving security

Thanks to its expertise in airport operations, ADPI will help you anticipate the reactive capacity of emergency systems for fire, crowd movements, etc.) and facilitate the integration of new technical and technological improvements, while ensuring  optimum costs.

ADPI provides services for:

  • security and customs inspection systems
  • access control systems
  • perimeter security systems
  • screening systems
  • fire safety systems
  • public address systems
  • video surveillance systems


Improvement in the level of security, what are the benefits for your airport?

The security of an airport is one of the measures of excellence needed to meet the expectations of passengers and ensure the safety of the facilities as well as air traffic.

  • Improvement flow management: the increasingly complex flows of passengers, baggage, cargo, etc. are optimized through effective solutions;
  • An improvement in the quality of service: the greater the level of security, the more the passengers are satisfied and reassured;
  • Compliance with the statutory requirements: after taking into account the interests of each operator, practical operational issues and financial restrictions, ADPI develops the solutions needed to ensure compliance with applicable regulations;
  • An optimization of the organization and the security procedures: innovative technological solutions improve the different steps connected with maintaining security.


ADPI, a leader in airport security

The expertise of ADPI in airport security is recognized worldwide. The firm manages the monitoring of staff at the Paris airports (70,000 persons identified by badges and fingerprints) and has implemented video-surveillance systems with several thousand cameras (Paris, Dubai, etc.). The firm has also installed perimeter detection systems at 3000-hectare airports with 40 kilometers of perimeter fencing, as is the case at Paris-Charles de Gaulle.