Cross-platform digital solutions provider CommonTime has secured a contract to develop 22 mobile applications for Manchester Airport Group (MAG) in the UK.

The applications are set to support various key operational requirements, including airfield safety inspections, audits and risk assessments at the airport.

They are accessed through a single hub application console and will include an airfield occurrence report, an aircraft turnaround audit and a hotspot inspection form.

MAG Airfield, Safety & Compliance head Chris Wild said: “I am extremely pleased that Commontime were selected by the Manchester Airports Group after a rigorous tender process. CommonTime not only displayed a comprehensive product to meet our needs, they presented a product and ethos that will allow us to develop a tool which can naturally grow and evolve.”

“Once live, it will be possible to develop additional forms and change processes in an agile environment, with a short turnaround time.”

Additionally, MAG will benefit from improved safety intelligence that enables instant trend analysis.

CommonTime CEO Ian Knight said: “Once live, it will be possible to develop additional forms and change processes in an agile environment, with a short turnaround time.

“This means that Manchester Airport Group will be able to realise significant cost savings in auditing process and improve access to records that will benefit the entire airfield operations team.”

The applications will provide a consolidated operational capacity at the airport, which handles 26 million passengers annually.

They enable improvements in the capacity to capture and investigate actions associated with safety occurrences, partner with airlines, complete internal audit activity and also manage the effectiveness of operations.