How Cloud Software Solutions Contribute to Sustainability in Global Airports
The drive for sustainability in the world’s airports is higher on the priority list than ever before as the aviation industry continues to grow every year. Reducing environmental impact across the industry has been a serious undertaking in recent years, and now experts are urging airport operators to look a little closer to the ground to address sustainability – in the IT department
Sustainability in the airports sector should also be taking business practices into consideration, according to industry professionals, and looking at how airports can become not just energy-efficient, but operationally efficient too.
How can airport operations achieve sustainability?
There are few areas of airport operations that cannot be made more efficient with the use of the latest airport smart technologies. Aside from the insights into energy usage and where it can be reduced, the latest innovations can streamline, automate and significantly increase operational efficiency.
It is in the area of airport infrastructure where the greatest efficiencies and energy-savings can be realised with the implementation of smart technology. When airport systems talk to each other and automate common processes, efficiency is enhanced, and the required resources reduced through common-use and shared systems.
Changing the way airports think about efficiency using cloud software solutions
Traditional check-in and security systems are resource-heavy and require on-site back-up and master systems hosting. Often, entire IT departments are dedicated to monitoring, maintenance and management of airport systems. A reduced reliance on in-house servers can contribute significantly to both airport operational agility and energy consumption.
Cloud software solutions can contribute to sustainability and enhance operational productivity. When accessibility to master systems becomes web-based, dedicated, on-site servers are no longer needed, immediately reducing energy consumption, heat production and cooling requirements. Using master systems integration streamlines and automates key airport processes, leading to a significant change in operational management.
Compliance is a core factor in airport operations at almost every level. This raises challenges that can be addressed within a comprehensive operational environment that delivers full visibility, automated reporting and recording capability and a secure, practical approach to data management and protection. A fully integrated airport management platform with operational transparency effectively increases efficiency and reduces resource reliance at every level, in every department.
How A-ICE can help airports achieve sustainability
A-ICEs experience and understanding of the challenges of airport operational management and functionality has led to the development of a suite of fully-integrable aviation industry tools, designed to enhance efficiency at all levels.
Our solutions can help global airports of any size realise the benefits of automation and integration to achieve greater efficiencies and reduce energy consumption, while maintaining comprehensive visibility, security and compliance. We agree with industry experts when they say that the key to sustainability lies in integration, automation and smart software solutions. If you’ve been considering cloud software solutions to enhance your airport’s sustainability, talk to us today.