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Fraport Slovenia enhances aeronautical data quality with Frequentis

Frequentis to support Ljubljana Airport (LJU) with enhancing aeronautical data quality in line with its airport expansion

Fraport Slovenia has selected Frequentis to enhance aeronautical data quality (ADQ) at Ljubljana airport with the smartADQ solution. The solution is provided under the Frequentis business model software as a service (SaaS), making Frequentis responsible for every aspect of the service provision, infrastructure and operation. This business model allows airports, air navigation service providers (ANSPs) and airlines to more cost-efficiently manage their service without huge upfront investments in improvements.

Fraport Slovenia is enhancing aeronautical data quality with Frequentis in order to support its airport expansion and strategic goals for Ljubljana airport city. Ljubljana Airport is the main Slovenian international gateway, serving more than four million inhabitants. It is also one of the leading airports there, connecting the Balkan region with Western and Central Europe. Ljubljana Airport had in recent years seen increased yearly passenger growth and its airport terminal expansion is set to complete in summer 2021.

Fraport Slovenia said: “Despite current reduced passenger numbers, we need to be prepared for the increased passenger demand expected during the recovery. Our airport terminal expansion will more than double our hourly passenger capacity, allowing us to better serve the region and our connections to Europe and the rest of the world. With Frequentis smartADQ, we will cost-efficiently implement the software to fulfil the complex EU regulation, ensuring the accuracy and reliability of aeronautical data we share with SloveniaControl. This allows us to improve our processes and enhance safety, in turn supporting our goals for efficiency and growth.”

The European Commission Regulation 73/2010, more commonly known as ‘ADQ IR’, specifies requirements for the quality of aeronautical data and aeronautical information in support of the Single European Sky (SES). This is to improve the quality, accuracy and timeliness of aeronautical data and is a key enabler of the European air traffic management network (ATMN).

Frequentis airports director Charly Fesl said: “For Frequentis, this is one more important airport relying on our managed software as a service offering. The software is hosted in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. The Frequentis smartADQ provides all ADQ functionality according to EU regulations, including the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 and the Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 in a cost-efficient package, ensuring data quality through clear and streamlined rules and validation mechanisms. We are looking forward to bringing enhanced data quality to Slovenia airport, supporting their goals for more efficient airport operations.”

Ljubljana Airport is becoming an important regional travel, distribution and logistics centre. Its additional 15,000m² of airport space will include a new departure hall, adding 14 check-in counters and five security lines.

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