French aerospace company Thales has won a contract from Geneva Airport to provide a supervision platform for the Airport Operation Center by 2020.

Geneva Airport is modernising its operations by centralising supervision and improving situational awareness. The airport is connected to 148 destinations operated by 57 airlines.

The modern supervision platform that Thales will provide will help operators to improve situational awareness and detect events and irregularities in real-time to enhance operational efficiency and passenger experience.

Thales’ AiRISE ShareView solution is a scalable supervision platform that has been designed to master the complexity of centralised airport operations management, which requires collaboration between multiple stakeholders, including airport operators, airlines, government agencies, and air navigation service providers.

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With an increase in the use of information sources and sensors, including connected devices, operators also face a large increase in the volume of data that needs to analysed.

Thales’ AiRISE ShareView platform will gather large amounts of data from several operational systems and enable the stakeholders to react more effectively to unplanned operational events by providing them with an accurate and reliable view of the real-time situation.

Geneva Airport is aiming to benefit from a centralised supervision system to improve coordination by facilitating decision-making under normal and degraded operating conditions, improving the overall operational efficiency.

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Thales executive vice-president of secure communications and information systems Marc Darmon said: “A trusted partner for modern international airports, Thales will be putting all its expertise in smart airport solutions at the service of Geneva Airport.

“We believe that today’s success in operations management lies in the use of cutting-edge technologies that enable operators to monitor every square meter of the airport, optimise its overall performance and make faster, more informed and truly data-driven decisions.”