Siemens to develop operational flow visualisation and management system for LAX

21 May 2015 (Last Updated May 21st, 2015 18:30)

Siemens is developing an integrated operational flow visualisation and management system for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to help improve the latter’s real-time operational decision-making capabilities.

Siemens is developing an integrated operational flow visualisation and management system for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to help improve the latter's real-time operational decision-making capabilities.

The system that features a display console or Situation Status Display System (SSDS) will be installed at the LAX Airport Response Coordination Center. It will be monitored and managed by the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).

LAWA deputy executive director Dominic Nessi said: "Los Angeles World Airports is a challenging operational environment.

"Los Angeles World Airports is a challenging operational environment."

"Siemens brings a wealth of real-world operational expertise to Los Angeles World Airports, and utilising Siamos has provided a cost-effective capture and analysis of data that was not possible, previously."

Based on Siemens Airport Management and Operations Suite (Siamos), the system will connect existing third-party systems at the airport for mission critical data from external sources.

Scheduled to complete the project next month, Siemens has joined forces with LAX's operations and emergency management and information management and technology groups to implement the system.
Claimed to be a first-of-its-kind technology to be used at a US airport, the platform will provide real-time, critical system snapshots of the airport's operational condition and help it manage its airside, landside and terminal operations.

Siemens' IT solutions US aviation director Peter Sonnenfeld said: "SSDS ensures that the flow of passengers is not unnecessarily impaired, that the tenants' and airlines' businesses continue to run smoothly, and that if there is an incident, the response is fast and effective."

Currently, Siemens is also installing a new baggage handling system at the airport's Terminal 1 for Southwest Airlines.