Indra has received a contract from Kenyan air navigation service provider (ANSP), KAA, to provide it with the technology to modernise its terminal operations at Jomo Kenyatta, Nairobi, and Moi, Mombasa, airports.
Under the contract, the company will integrate the new Airport Operational Database (AODB) system with the SAP-based ERP resource management system, to facilitate KAA's plans to improve its efficiency by automating multiple processes.
The incorporation of the management systems of the Nairobi and Mombasa airports will enable operational information to flow into the ERP finance module, automating invoicing and collections.
The ERP also comprises human resources, logistics and purchasing, and market intelligence modules, which will allow KAA to improve its efficiency and reduce costs.
The airport operation requires controlling the movements of aircraft, passengers and baggage, and knowing the status of equipment and infrastructure in terminals.
The AODB streamlines the large amount of data used for airport operation helping airport properly schedule flights and to assign the needed resources, including boarding bridges, vehicles, ground personnel, check-in counters to each of them.
Indra said that AODB system will collect and instantaneously update all the required data for KAA supervisors and facilitate them to make the right decisions at all times, enhancing its service for airlines and passengers, making the complete use of resources.
Automating airport processes will also reduce the occurrence of management errors.