Società per azioni Esercizi Aeroportuali (SEA), the operator of Italian airports Milan Linate (LIN) and Milan Malpensa (MXP), has awarded a contract to Thales for its digital platform.

The platform is designed to offer an accurate and real-time view of airport operations by centralising and assessing a large amount of operational data.

This will enable airport workers to respond more efficiently during unplanned incidents.

Under this contract, Thales will provide its Airport Operations Plan solution, which is said to integrate SEA systems and data of the main processes affecting airport management.

The company also agreed to offer its AiRISE ShareView solution, which handles complications of centralised airport operations management.

Thales’ technology will be deployed at Linate and Malpensa airports.

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Malpensa is said to be the biggest airport in Italy for freight transport, which handles more than 2,900 direct flights on a weekly basis.

On the other hand, Linate, which is 8km from the Duomo, serves 47 destinations via 18 airlines.

Thales Italia Secure Communications and Information Systems director Marco Scarpa said: “We are extremely pleased to have been chosen as technological partner in such a key project for SEA Airports’ digital transformation.

“Leveraging our airport solutions portfolio, as well as the world-class expertise, in airport technologies implementation in complex projects from New York JFK to Oman, Bahrain, Lyon and Geneva we will provide SEA with a best-in-class operational solution tailored to their needs that will contribute to the operational improvement of SEA Airports.”

Last month, Air Navigation and Weather Services contracted Thales to upgrade the airport surveillance systems in the Taitung, Hualien and Songshan regions.