Visual Docking Guidance System (VDGS) is a system which gives information to a pilot attempting to park an aircraft at an airport stand, usually via visual methods. Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System (A-VDGS) docks planes efficiently and optimizes airport gate capacity. Using video technology, a dynamic-range video sensor detects incoming aircraft with its high-capacity image processing unit, which is compared to the system’s comprehensive 3D aircraft model database. The docking controller then converts the processed data into precise guidance information and displays it on the Pilot Display Unit (PDU), so pilots can dock the aircraft safely into the gate. All A-VDGS units installed can be controlled and monitored by a central computer, which processes the individual docking positions and communicates to other airport systems. Additionally, video cameras provide situational awareness capability and allow recording, archiving and playback of docking sequences on the apron.