A-HDB - Helping Ground Handlers Achieve Comprehensive Operational Visibility
It is no secret in the aviation industry that global air traffic is accelerating at an estimated average annual growth rate of 5%, doubling every 15 years. This could result in around 40,000 aircraft using the airspace by 2035, twice the number it is today.
It is also common knowledge that airports around the world are already facing capacity challenges. Handling growing numbers of aircraft, communications, cargo, passengers, baggage and regulations already creates occasional bottlenecks that cost airlines and airports dear, not just in monetary terms, but in reputation and passenger experience too.
On the ground, handling teams, airlines and airports of all sizes across the globe are preparing for burgeoning numbers at all levels and are exploring the latest technology, initiatives, innovations and solutions to help them.
Relieving the pressure with ground handling technology solutions
In recent years, the industry is beginning to see a rise in third-party airport ground handling teams. Contracting out to airlines can help ease costs and heighten productivity. Airports that have implemented technology to centralize operations and support further integration with wider airport systems are realising the benefits across the board.
Compliance can be automated with the integration of selected products and applications, often without significant investment. A-ICE’s A-HDB – the secure, robust handling database, when integrated with the A-ODB hub (the catalyst for the integration of all airport systems), provides a comprehensive, real-time view of the operational environment.
A-HDB can be tailored to give the right level of access to those who need it. This can be useful on many levels, including security, as levels can be set for user access to certain data and information only. The system has been designed to be user-friendly and accessible from a wide range of static and mobile devices. Training time is significantly reduced, and the system can remain seamlessly secure.
More about the Airport Handling Database (A-HDB)
A-ICE developed the powerful Airport Handling Database (A-HDB) to furnish Ground Handlers with a secure location for collection, storage and access to flight, service, baggage and cargo data. This provides comprehensive visibility across the entire ground processing cycle.
A-HDB, when integrated via the A-ODB, works in real-time, delivering the latest flight, service, passenger and other information wherever it is needed on the ground. With the ability to access historical flight information via the database, early warning of a potential situation or bottleneck is enabled, thus allowing a more pro-active approach.
There are a range of available user views on the platform, according to the integrated network, offering tailored, authorized review of:
- Flight status
- Task status
- Resource allocation
- Turnaround monitoring
- Arrivals and departures information
- Service requests
- Aircraft positioning information
- Weight and balance
- Baggage reconciliation
- Interlining passenger data
- And more.
Scalable ground handling solutions to streamline, automate and simplify
The key to relieving the pressure of current and future predicted flight increases lies in scalable, flexible solutions that communicate with each other to streamline, automate and simplify. When the right information is put into the right hands at the right time, efficiency is significantly increased.
Talk to A-ICE about how A-HDB can give your ground handling teams the visibility they need to streamline ground handling processes and achieve compliance at all levels through automation and innovative technology. Visit the ground handlers page to find out more about A-HDB and the A-ICE suite of integrable solutions. Integrate your critical operations and create a uniquely-tailored, scalable platform to improve not only today’s productivity but to grow and adapt to your ground handing needs of the future.