Ultra Electronics will implement its UltraResource software at the Denver International Airport (DIA) in Colorado, US, for real-time gate management.
The software will help the airport improve its overall services by helping in planning, optimising and monitoring critical airport resources to ensure accurate data management for flight arrivals and departures, as well as gate availability, assignments and schedules.
Most of the airlines operating at DIA will use the system, which will enable them to make collaborative decisions during times of adverse weather conditions.
Ultra Electronics claims that the software will make the airport greener by minimising the time aircrafts spend on taxiing after landing.
Data collection can be expected to become more accurate for invoicing, event analysis and forecasting unforeseen situations, as well as improve the airport’s efficiency and operational flexibility.
The software is easy to configure and addresses operational criteria such as physical constraints of the aircraft type and size, passenger convenience for connections, marketing considerations and airline and airport preferences.
DIA deputy manager for airport operations Ken Greene said: "Denver International Airport has an objective to be among the most technologically-advanced airports in the world. Using the latest in technology for our gate management system allows us to better partner with our airlines for operational excellence."
The airport hopes to add additional capabilities in the future to increase the efficiency of passenger flow, as well as improve baggage handling and aircraft turnaround times based on real-time situational awareness and predictive and trending capabilities.