Digital Apron Situation awareness

THE DIGITAL APRON. Did you know that 9 million passengers at airports globally are affected by irregular operations? It does not have to be this way!  A common situation awareness platform might help to have a single view, foresee what might happen and most importantly provide a decision making support to minimize the impact of those irregularities.

The challenge
“15% of the time, operations on the ground do not match schedule – but a smart tool to manage irregular operations could help,” A common situation awareness platform might help to have a single view, foresee what might happen and most importantly provide a decision making support to minimize the impact of those irregularities.

Irregular operations (IROPS)

According to IATA “An Irregular Operation may be, but is not limited to, a flight delay, cancellation, diversion due to weather, mechanical problem, landing restriction, air traffic congestion, accident/aircraft damage, security concern, immigration issue, oversold flight, boarding delay, crew shortage or other staff issues.”

It is quite a wide range of problems to solve and surely not one solution fits all. However a common situation awareness platform might help to have a single view, foresee what might happen and most importantly provide a decision making support to minimize the impact of those irregularities.

Understanding the dependencies among various stakeholders during IROP events and how airports can take the lead in connecting stakeholders to improve overall feedback to mitigate the effects of IROP events and providing uniform response during irregular operations is crucial.

This is why in ADB SAFEGATE we believe that the way forward is a development of holistic situation awareness solutions which combine the data from airfield, apron, ATC, terminal and beyond.

How does it work? Watch the video where the situational awareness platform is explained.

Proactive communication and collaboration is the important part of our approach to managing irregular operations in airports.

Situation awareness and Irregular Operations.

One of the largest airports in the Middle East struggled with irregularity in operations and coordination which was affecting the entire airport ecosystem. To resolve these issues, ADB SAFEGATE delivered its Safedock™ advanced-visual docking guidance system (A-VDGS), SafeControl™ Apron Management (SAM) and a number of other products.

Improved situation awareness, safety and relationship with airlines, resulted not only in improved revenue but also in passenger satisfaction, because regardless how amazing the seats in the terminal are or how good coffee is, if the flight is delayed or cancelled, passenger will be unhappy.

Visit us at Passenger Terminal Expo in Paris 15-17 June to learn more how ADB SAFEGATE help airport to deal with IROPS by creating a holistic and comprehensive situation awareness.

Visit ADB SAFEGATE at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Paris

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, intelligent docking automation and 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.

Global Sales Director, Airport Systems