Amadeus collaborates with Munich and Copenhagen airports for new IT solutions

10 June 2013 (Last Updated June 10th, 2013 18:30)

Travel IT firm Amadeus has collaborated with Munich and Copenhagenairports to develop in Germany and Denmark to implement two new airport IT solutions.

 Copenhagen Airport, Denmark

Travel IT firm Amadeus has collaborated with Munich and Copenhagenairports to develop in Germany and Denmark to implement two new airport IT solutions.

Amadeus will implement its Airport Sequence Manager at Munich during 2013 and Airport Fixed Resource Optimiser at Copenhagen in 2014.

Amadeus Airport IT head John Jarrell said that the new solutions will be developed by working jointly with both airports, which would result in outstanding results for the airport community.

"Technology has the potential to transform the efficiency of airport operations, ensuring decision making across partners is more collaborative, more accurate and based on a view of customer and operational requirements from across the travel chain," Jarrell said.

Implementation of Amadeus' Airport Sequence Manager would offer Munich optimised flight departure runway sequencing, as well as a common situational awareness for all members in airport operations.

Airport Sequence Manager is also expected to offer an optimised departure sequence to boost capacity, reduce slot wastage by providing precise data, improved predictability and on-time performance, even in bad conditions.

Being a major part of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM), the solution is expected to reduce the impact of adverse conditions on flight departure planning, especially with de-icing procedures.

Munich Airport IT senior vice president Michael Zaddach said that airports are at a crossroads and need to decide if they remain pure-play infrastructure managers or evolve the business model to become sophisticated and business-oriented service providers.

"Amadeus will implement its Airport Sequence Manager at Munich during 2013 and Airport Fixed Resource Optimiser at Copenhagen in 2014."

"However, this change poses significant challenges, many of which are technological," Zaddach said.

Amadeus's Airport Fixed Resource Optimiser at Copenhagen Airport will assist in the optimal use of fixed resources against flight schedules.

In the planning mode, the Airport Fixed Resource Optimiser is expected to boost infrastructure utilisation through optimised deployment of stands and gates, further reducing costs.

Following commissioning, the solution will improve the passenger and airline experience through rapid turnaround process, which would reduce the risk of flight delays.

Copenhagen Airport vice president and CIO Christian Poulsen said that Amadeus' technology has improved the way airlines and ground handlers work together.

"Operational efficiency improvements can only be transformational in an airport if all the interconnected players - airport operators, ground handlers and airlines - speak the same language," Poulsen said.


Image: Amadeus' solutions would improve data sharing at both airports, which will further boost productivity and revenue generation.