Is Your DCS Ready for Predicted Passenger Growth?
Across the global airports industry, passenger numbers are predicted to rise significantly. The typical expectations are that traffic will double over the next fifteen years and regulations and passenger expectations are inevitably going to grow too. Many airports around the world are already feeling the strain as challenges arise and are looking for solutions that can help them prepare for future growth.
The DCS - Departure Control System – is the backbone of operations, from the departure terminal to the apron and everywhere else in between. All aspects of handling operations rely on accurate, secure and reliable data and communications flow and must remain compliant.
Many airports are looking towards automation for the routine, yet critical processes that are historically time-consuming. As airports grow busier, streamlining and increasing efficiency is going to be more important than ever before if the impact of ground delays on cost and passenger experience is to be avoided.
Scalability – why is it important for the Departure Control System?
Fast and efficient operations, including passenger, baggage and aircraft handling is facilitated by access to the right information quickly. Maintaining compliance and vital security are also extremely important and some operators are beginning to ask whether their current DCS set up will be capable of increasing operational performance if future predicted growth is accurate. Future growth won’t stop after fifteen years, of course, and airports will also need to adapt to new technologies as they emerge.
There is little doubt that the operational environment will continue to adapt to the inevitable constant changes within the industry. Flight operations rely on the DCS to ensure passenger, baggage and aircraft movement remains safe, efficient, secure and cost-effective.
Scalability and flexibility are key, fundamental requirements for the airport operational environment and the DCS is no different as it must scale and adapt to operations as they grow, whether in infrastructure or capacity – or both.
How A-ICE’s A-DCS can help to create scalability
A-ICE developed A-DCS as a powerful solution to help manage all aspects of passenger, baggage and aircraft movement and handling processes. Designed with scalability in mind, A-DCS offers a comprehensive solution that is fully integrable as a compliant, stand-alone product or as a part of an A-ICE suite of airport management solutions.
Compatible for integration into existing airport operations systems, A-DCS accepts all airlines and aircraft types. When used in conjunction with A-ICE applications, such as A-HDB, the ground handling database and A-BRS, the R753-compliant baggage reconciliation system, A-DCS delivers a powerful solution to handle the challenges of today and those of tomorrow.
A-ICE is committed to continuous research and development to ensure a fully scalable, efficient and compliant airport operational environment. With cost-effective solutions and no contracts, A-ICE can offer a flexible working relationship that makes meeting bottom-line budgeting easier. Try a different approach to tackling future passenger growth and talk to A-ICE today to find out more.