Dubai Airports has unveiled a new high-tech system to monitor operations at Dubai International Airport (DXB) in real-time.

Known as realtimeDXB, the bespoke cloud-based platform collects data from over 50 operational systems, including those of Dubai Airports and its various service partners.

Gathered data will be used by the system to keep operational teams alerted to current and developing situations. The data will help the teams to anticipate challenges and make more informed decisions.

The new system visualises traffic flows to support smooth operations at the airport.

Dubai Airports Airport Operations Control Centre vice-president Damian Ellacott said: “As a system that makes key operational information visible in real-time to all service partners involved in the day to day running of the airport, realtimeDXB is a major step forward in our journey to develop common situational awareness.”

The airport operator said that the system is in its initial phase and will focus on situational awareness of the airfield, especially around aircraft flow.

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It will also monitor airfield activity, including aircraft and vehicle movements, the status of aircraft stands, flight data information, alert generation, and performance analysis.

The next phase of the system will focus on passenger and baggage flows within the terminals, Dubai Airports said.

Dubai Airports Customer Success vice-president Lloyd Gozzett said: “DXB is the world’s busiest hub by international passenger volumes and we aspire to be also known as the best airport for customer service.”

Last month, Dubai Airports announced that it will ban single-use plastics from its consumer spaces from 1 January 2020.