INNOVATION. ADB SAFEGATE’s AiPRON Connect consumes and normalizes data from fixed and mobile ground support equipment, making it available to other Intelligent AiPRON applications for operational decision making, turnaround management, trending and technical monitoring of all equipment, as well as evaluation of KPIs.

The apron and gate areas are populated with systems, equipment and technology owned by various stakeholders and, in many cases, never designed to work and collaborate with each other. A common problem is when aircraft arrive at their assigned gate and the equipment or personnel aren’t ready or capable of receiving and servicing the aircraft leading to delays, missed connections, unnecessary fuel burn and increased wait time for passengers and crews.

Connecting these systems to a common communication platform can provide unprecedented visibility into the apron operation, enabling automation and ensuring equipment is prepared and available for incoming aircraft. Enhancing integration and data sharing increases safety, efficiency and productivity to shorten turnaround times and reduce operational costs.

“Without sensors and connectivity, there is no data. Without data there is no presentation and situational awareness, and without digitization, there is no analytics, augmented intelligence and automation.”

ADB SAFEGATE’s AiPRON Connect is a data broker for all equipment used to service an aircraft. It integrates ground service equipment (GSE) such as passenger boarding bridges, pre-conditioned air, ground power units, flood lighting and many others to schedule and monitor their usage in real time, while collecting data for operational analysis and aeronautical billing. Unlike most asset management tools, the focus is on actual use and performance of GSE on the day of operations to facilitate an efficient turnaround process.

AiPRON Connect is also a gateway between turnaround resources like the stand, A-VDGS, GSE and AiPRON Manager. Using the Safedock A-VDGS as intelligent sensors at the gate, the system collects and distributes real-time gate intelligence and accurate flight information between airport, airline, ground handler and air traffic control systems.

AiPRON Connect is part of ADB SAFEGATE’s Intelligent AiPRON suite of software solutions bringing a holistic, intelligent and sustainable approach to apron management. The Intelligent AiPRON portfolio includes five add-on modules, AiPRON 360, AiPRON Manager, AiPRON Resource, AiPRON Connect and AiPRON Finance.

Visit us at Passenger Terminal Expo 2023 in Amsterdam, March 14-16, where live demonstrations of AiPRON Connect and the Intelligent AiPRON will be available in stand #1218. And don’t miss the conference presentation on the advantages of an intelligent apron, with ADB SAFEGATE’s Ilya Burkin and Pritpal Roopra, Assistant Vice President of Enterprise Systems, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. You will find the Intelligent Apron presentation under the Management and Operations, Airside track, Day 1, March 14.

Explore our website to learn more or contact your local ADB SAFEGATE representative.

ADB SAFEGATE provides integrated solutions that raise efficiency, improve safety, boost environmental sustainability and reduce operational costs for airports, airlines and ANSPs. The company works with airports and airlines to solve operational bottlenecks, helping them navigate today’s challenges and prepare for tomorrow. Solutions encompass airfield lighting, power and control systems, smart airport and tower software solutions, docking automation and intelligent apron management, as well as aftermarket services. With more than 1,200 employees, ADB SAFEGATE serves more than 2,500 airports in more than 175 countries, from the busiest and largest like Atlanta, Beijing, Dubai, Heathrow, Charles De Gaulle, Frankfurt, Istanbul, New Delhi and Changi to fast-growing airports across Asia and Africa.

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