Dnata to use Amadeus flight management system in Dubai airports

31 October 2013 (Last Updated October 31st, 2013 18:30)

Air services provider dnata will implement Amadeus Altéa Departure Control’s flight management system in its centralised load control offices (CLC) in Dubai.

Air services provider dnata will implement Amadeus Altéa Departure Control’s flight management system in its centralised load control offices (CLC) in Dubai.

Under a contract signed by the two companies, Amadeus’ technology will be used on all Emirates and flydubai domestic and international flights and over 100 other dnata customer airlines.

The fully-automated system will let dnata manage the weight and balance of flights it handles from its CLC in Dubai.

"Altéa Departure Control’s flight management enables us to provide our airline customers with significant fuel savings."

Altéa Departure Control’s flight management lets ground handlers to ensure efficient flight departures and optimise the weight and balance process of all handled flights.

According to Amadeus, the system increases the productivity of load controllers, allows greater precision in the forecast and analysis of passenger and cargo load.

As the system automatically defines optimal load distribution, it optimises fuel requirements for airlines and increases uplift capacity of aircraft.

Dnata Airport Operations divisional senior vice president Jon Conway said: "Amadeus’ in-depth experience, vast reach and high level of development will help us gain greater efficiencies through the full automation of our weight and balance system.

"Furthermore, Altéa Departure Control’s flight management enables us to provide our airline customers with significant fuel savings.

"The system’s community and SaaS elements also allow for greater collaboration with our customers. Altea DCS FM is already showing high performance in a centralised load control (CLC) environment, increasing productivity."

Amadeus head of airport IT John Jarrell said: "This agreement enables us to strengthen our foothold globally, alongside our 50 ground handlers currently using our solutions today."

Dnata, part of the Emirates group, is the sole ground handling agent at Dubai International and Dubai World Central airports, and the company is currently present in 75 airports in 38 countries.