Meeting the challenges of airport growth
Airport growth is a complicated subject, about much more than physical expansion of capacity to accommodate burgeoning passenger numbers and flight operations. With passenger numbers expected to double over the next 15 years, set to reach 7 billion globally by 2020 (source: ACI) airports are looking to technologies to help strengthen infrastructure to handle these global increases.
Physical and infrastructural expansion can be challenging for some airports. Investments are not always easy to obtain and sometimes there simply isn’t any more physical space available in which to increase capacity. Technologies are available to help airports cope with rising demand within current constraints and A-ICE’s experience and knowledge can help airports of all sizes make the most of their existing infrastructure without blowing the bottom-line budget.
Optimizing airport infrastructure to handle growth
A-ICE understands that airports of all sizes need to prepare for growth, and we’ve worked with a wide range of customers with unique requirements. While rising passenger numbers spell increasing business, this comes with consequences in terms of operational agility and efficiency.
Our solutions are tailored to provide the right balance of solutions to deliver optimum efficiency across the board in any airport environment and work with existing infrastructure and hardware, regardless of size. Working in unison via master systems integration, A-ICE’s airport solutions offer unique visibility across the operational environment and enable:
- Better resource management
- Optimal operational productivity
- Fast and secure access to information
- Automated contract and billing updates
- Enhanced data sharing capability
- Scalability to handle future growth
- Streamlined ground handling
- Faster aircraft turnaround
- Automatic regulatory compliance
Meeting compliance at all levels through automation
Regulatory conditions in the aviation industry are complex and challenging for many airport operators. Some, such as IATA’s R753 baggage tracking requirement for member airlines, require collaborative processes and secure access to shared information. As mandatory requirements increase inevitably with rising passenger numbers and threats to physical and cyber security, airports need to ensure the systems they have in place can adapt.
A-ICE’s solutions are built to remain flexible and fully scalable to enhance airport operations regardless of growth. As airports continue to grow in terms of flight and passenger capacity, our powerful solutions grow and adapt to changes in traffic and compliance through innovation and integration.
Talk to A-ICE today and let us help you to maximize your operational productivity and handle airport growth, while strengthening passenger experience – our solutions can simplify, streamline and automate core processes to deliver the operational agility you need.
Flight Information Display System
A-FIDS is a scalable, state-of-the-art system including multi-lingual display technology. It is designed to display timetables, gate or baggage belt information. A-FIDS ensures that all relevant information is displayed at the right time, in the right place. Connected with the Central Database (A-ODB), the system is designed to operate with minimal manual entry.
Contract & Billing
The accurate recording and billing of aeronautical fees is a complex task for airports, with multiple steps to be executed with utmost precision to ensure the supply of all services and infrastructure to airlines. This revolutionary solution automates and integrates, handling the complexities of nonstandard or variable pricing with ease.
Baggage Reconciliation System
The A-BRS Baggage Reconciliation System is a highly efficient baggage tracking and reconciliation system that tracks baggage location within the airport, at the gate, and on the plane, and match all loaded bags with passengers. Integrates with existing DCS systems and uses BagLink gateways to transmit IATA standard baggage messages.
Message Distribution System
A-MDS, a proven, in-place system, is an easy, secure, and flexible way to integrate applications with the A-ODB and airport sub-systems. It provides all communication protocol features and message-formatting functions needed for exchanging data. When installed acts as a special administrator that sends and receives Type B messages.
Departure Control System
A-DCS is a powerful, proven system handling and connecting multiple systems including baggage, weight and balance, messaging, passenger boarding, check in operations, flight arrivals and cargo. Compatible with ARINC and SITA, this state-of-the-art system incorporates APIS, IATA messages, e-tickets and TypeB messages.
Airport Handling Database
A comprehensive solution, gathering data from flights and services, to give Ground Handlers complete visibility of operations throughout the ground process cycle.
Multi CUTE Client
A-ICE CUBE is a unique aviation solution, which transparently transports web applications from/to any customer infrastructure, monitors remote workstation environment, controls remote workstation devices, reads and writes from/to remote devices.
Weight & Balance System
A-ICE Weight and Balance is a system with comprehensive functionalities covering full load control and balance for passenger, mail and cargo flights. A-ICE's continuous improvements guarantees a state-of-the-art solution that will grow with you as the industry evolves.