Airport systems provider ADB Safegate has acquired DBT Transportation Services, which specialises in weather systems, sensor technologies and services for the aviation industry.

DBT, which started life as a small family-owned company, now operates globally. The Houston-headquartered firm provides automated weather observation stations to a wide range of customers, ranging from national transportation, aeronautics and meteorology departments to small local airports or municipalities. DBT has 70 full-time employees and 23 professional field service engineers located across the United States.

Laurent Dubois, CEO of ADB Safegate, said, “We are excited to work together to service our customers from approach to departure and expand our product offerings on the airfield. DBT has an impressive history of seamlessly servicing its customer base.”

“DBT is pleased to be joining forces with a world-wide industry leader such as ADB Safegate,” said David Barnes, CEO of DBT. “It has an unmatched 100-year history of delivering quality products and services to the aviation community, and we share a common vision of providing an efficient, safe and cost-effective experience for all airfield stakeholders.”

With 1,200 employees, ADB Safegate serves over 2,500 airports in more than 175 countries.