INNOVATION. ADB SAFEGATE has introduced AiPRON 360, a comprehensive solution that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor and manage aircraft turnaround activities from landing to takeoff. The system offers a true 360° view of the turnaround process and is flexible enough to be used by airports, airlines and ground handlers, who each have different priorities but ultimately one shared goal – to operate safely and on time.
The FAA estimates the annual cost of delay, including direct cost to airlines and passengers, lost demand, and indirect costs, to be $33 billion, or about 10% of U.S. aviation industry revenue.
FAA APO-100 – Cost of Delay Estimates 2019
Managing the time aircraft are on the ground has never been more important for airports and airlines. Shorter turnaround times help airports accommodate more flights with existing infrastructure avoiding significant capital expense, while airlines gain better utilization of aircraft and improve passenger satisfaction.
ADB SAFEGATE has introduced AiPRON 360, a comprehensive solution to monitor and manage aircraft turnaround activities from landing to takeoff. The system offers a true 360° view of the turnaround process and is flexible enough to be used by airports, airlines and ground handlers, who each have different priorities but ultimately one shared goal – to operate safely and on time.
AiPRON 360 leverages a range of technologies – from computer vision or sensorization to machine learning or simple manual data entry – to predict events and create recommendations to mitigate irregularities and avoid disruptions. The system tracks the progress of turnaround activities and creates timestamps for the start and completion and reports milestones in support of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM).
“AiPRON 360 provides real-time visibility into what is actually happening,” said Ilya Burkin, ADB SAFEGATE’s Business Development Director APRON Solutions. “A clear and concise overview of all activities and their statuses can be accessed from any connected device. This puts the right information into the hands of the right people, when and where they need it.”
Transparency and sharing of real-time operational data leads to a more accurate prediction of Target Off Block Time (TOBT). The system alerts when adherence to the TOBT is at risk and presents users with solutions to avoid delay based on machine learning algorithms. “With an early view of potential risks, operators can mitigate or take appropriate action to bring the turnaround back on track ensuring on-time performance targets are met,” adds Burkin.
AiPRON 360 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 360 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.
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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.