What is a total airport management suite?

The complexity of airport operations require cutting-edge technology which can assure collaboration between various airport systems. Each airport operation is managed by different systems and delivering a central platform is needed for centralised management. TAV Technologies brought its vast technical and operational expertise together to design its next generation management program for smart airports.

TAV Technologies presents total airport management suite (TAMS) which is a central platform for total airport management including all landside and airside processes aligned with existing systems, integrating them into one holistic architecture. TAMS is an integrated platform designed for multiple airport management areas from initial planning to implementation and reporting.

TAMS modules

Flight management system (FMS)

Flight management system enables airport operators to manage airports’ complex flight data with high-performance, visualised, user-friendly, and customisation configuration structures in real-time. The system is configurable to fit any type of airport operation. It reduces the operation costs and optimises the labour force with its automated and smart structure. The system is ready to connect and get the most recent flight data from airport stakeholders with all known standard messaging formats. FMS informs the user about the possible problems within the airport and assists operators in taking proactive measures, using its smart algorithms and advanced warning systems. FMS provides real-time performance to all employees of the airport with the operational dashboard created with live flight data. The system grants access to all airports from a single application with its multi-airport operation feature.

Resource management system

TAV Technologies resource management system (RMS) is the key to the effective planning of airport operations. The system enables efficient use of airport resources through better planning and optimum use of resources, thus improving the passenger experience. Resource management system (RMS) allows airports to plan and manage resources (such as stands, gates, check-in desks, baggage belts, and chutes) in an optimum way.

Commercial management system (CMS)

Commercial management system helps to manage aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenues with customer contract management, tariff-rule management, rental area and utility management, invoicing and reporting at the airports. It connects with the airport operational data base to collect all data related to aeronautical operations. TAV Technologies CMS is integrated with different ERP systems to send/ receive financial data to create accurate accounting records. It provides data consistency across all systems and customer reports, which cover both operational and financial data together.

Airport collaborative decision making 

ACDM provides a reliable platform for all aviation community stakeholders such as aviation authorities, airline operators, airport operators, ground handling service companies, and air traffic controllers. Implementation of ACDM provides each airport with collaborative decision-making to optimise their decisions in sync with the other ACDM partners, knowing their preferences and constraints, increasing operational efficiency. Air traffic flow can be managed holistically based on shared and common views among different parties. Each flight is observed from landing to departure and relevant information regarding the flight is reciprocally shared between ACDM partners.

Ground handling suite 

TAV Technologies ground handling suite (GHS) calculates the current workloads of ground operations and determines the needs for employees and equipment, taking labour law requirements, legal obligations, and operational constraints in the shift into account. While GHS offers the possibility to create shift planning according to different KPIs, it also compares plans with each other and suggests the most optimum strategy to the user.

Slot coordination and management system (SLOT)

TAV Technologies SCMS is designed to meet the capacity management requirements of airport slot coordinators and capacity planners in full compliance with IATA standards. Coordinators can easily plan, manage, and monitor the capacity of all airport resources during slot coordination processes to ensure the most efficient and achievable slot allocation. The system helps to identify operational bottlenecks and violations of capacity limits in the most efficient way by making an advanced capacity calculation and provides operational speed to slot coordinators with the help of easy-to-use graphic screens. The system supports better decision making through providing what-if scenario evaluation features. Moreover, the system provides users with extensive features that help them manage the slot coordination process thoroughly, from initial planning to implementation.

Capacity planner (CPS)

TAV Technologies capacity planner system (CPS) offers a set of features for airport planners and capacity managers to make better assessments and decisions regarding airport capacity planning. It provides features to monitor and evaluate the capacity and usage for every resource type that can be either aircraft movement-related (e.g. runway, stand, gate) or passenger movement-related (e.g. passport kiosks, security check points, check-in counters and terminal capacity).

The system gives the capacity planners an excellent overview of the load situation and possible alternatives for improved capacity planning. It provides what-if scenario evaluation capabilities to evaluate different flight schedule and capacity change scenarios as well as scenarios for the change in the rules and regulations. For each scenario, the system generates a result that helps users to see the problematic time intervals easily and therefore enables them to make the most efficient plan.

Flight information display system (FIDS)

Flight information display system (FIDS) is an essential tool for airport-passenger communication. The system offers passenger information on a wide range provided at the check-in counters, boarding gates, baggage claim areas, and throughout the terminal using different information displays in an understandable format for a diverse audience.

TAV Technologies FIDS is a smart, digital signage solution that provides an automated system that distributes and displays real-time flight information to both passengers and airport operational staff at the right place and the right time. The system not only distributes flight information to a variety of public and staff display devices, but it also shows advertisements, media and data streams such as social media feeds, real-time weather forecast data, news and external web content.

Passenger flow management system

Passenger flow management system helps to enhance passenger experience in the airport by reducing and eliminating bottlenecks. It improves ground operations for airlines and enables non-aeronautical revenue streams.

Travel document authorisation system (T-DAS)

TDAS is a robust bar coded boarding pass (BCBP) validation system that helps airports run the BCBP validation process quickly and reliably. TDAS uses real-time data to instantaneously verify or deny passenger clearance against airports and airlines. It provides fast and efficient security checkpoint verification and ensures a valid boarding pass to access a zone based on business rules.

Simulation (SIM)

TAV Technologies simulation (SIM) is a computer-based, flow-modelling application that helps airport operators to simulate passenger flow within the airport to detect bottlenecks and proactively organise airport capacity and resources. It also increases the predictive capacity to understand the future of the airport by analysing and monitoring passenger flows in a virtual environment. The application shows the most realistic results by analysing the passenger load generator, passenger patterns, waiting times, and queue calculations. This feature simulates the airport operation, helping operators to be proactive in identifying possible bottlenecks with clear visuals. The SIM application helps to determine the best ways for fully utilising airport resources at the lowest possible cost.