India-based IT solutions provider IBS Software Services has deployed a series of airport collaborative decision-making (ACDM) tools at UK’s London Gatwick Airport.
The tools aim to maximise capacity and service, while reducing emissions and operating costs, by offering better collaboration between all airport partners.
The ACDM tools implemented at the airport include an intelligent alert generator, alert distributor, DPI message generation and processing, as well as a flight monitor.
These will compliment IBS tools currently operational at the airport, such as departure control systems, ground handling, resource management and baggage services, to help plan, manage and track flights and airport resource usage.
London Gatwick ACDM55 programme leader Erik Einset said: "IBS has helped us achieve an important milestone in the programme, which now allows us to move forward with DPI testing with Eurocontrol.
"IBS has consistently delivered quickly and efficiently throughout the programme with exceptional quality."
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IBS senior airport business consultant Mick Auger said: "ACDM is an important addition to the airport solutions available from IBS.
"We look forward to being part of making the airport more efficient, at reduced costs and enhanced capacity."
London Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport and has the busiest single-runway in the world, offering services for 34 million passengers a year to reach 200 destinations across 90 countries.
In March 2014, the airport reported an increase of 5.1% in passenger traffic to 2.7 million passengers, compared with the same period in 2013.