Hartsfield-Jackson to Deploy New Tool for NextGen Surface Management

21 July 2009 (Last Updated July 21st, 2009 18:30)

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the US will deploy the Aerobahn airport automation and management tool from Sensis to provide a more comprehensive view of airport surface traffic. The City of Atlanta's Department of Aviation (DOA) has selected the Sensis tool to prov

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the US will deploy the Aerobahn airport automation and management tool from Sensis to provide a more comprehensive view of airport surface traffic.

The City of Atlanta's Department of Aviation (DOA) has selected the Sensis tool to provide the DOA and airlines at the airport with a real-time view of surface operations including exact location and identification of aircraft and vehicles.

The new system will feature a suite of predictive tools, including Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA), Estimated Time of Departure (ETD) and gate conflict status and alerts to enable airport personnel to better manage key daily operations.

Using the new tool, airport stakeholders will now be able to collaborate and make decisions that enhance airfield efficiency and reduce delays for travellers.

The web-based Aerobahn service will be available to each airline at Hartsfield-Jackson and the Federal Aviation Administration with the ability to customise Aerobahn with their operational data.

The new system will help the DOA to automatically measure gate use and occupancy apart from managing airfield operations.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport assistant general manager Robert Kennedy said that information from the new tool enables users to proactively reduce taxi times for greater fuel savings and less environmental impact, facilitate on-time arrivals and quickly recover from inclement weather operations for improved customer experience.