Amadeus has reached agreement with Munich and
Copenhagen airports to jointly work in the development and
implementation of two new airport IT solutions.
The products -
Amadeus Airport Sequence Manager and Amadeus Airport Fixed
Resource Optimiser – will form part of Amadeus’ new suite of
solutions for airports.
In collaboration with Munich Airport, one of the
busiest European airports with nearly 400,000 aircraft movements
in 2012, Amadeus will launch its Airport Sequence Manager.
solution optimises the flight departure runway sequencing and provides a common situational awareness for all participants in
Amadeus Airport Sequence Manager unlocks existing airport capacity
and reduces slot wastage with an optimised departure sequence. The
impact of adverse conditions on flight departure planning is
reduced, in particular with de-icing procedures.
Working with Copenhagen Airport, Scandinavia’s main
airport, Amadeus will develop Amadeus Airport Fixed Resource
Optimiser. This solution is designed to determine the best
possible fixed resource allocation against the flight schedule and
attributes based on an airport’s and the airlines’ business
drivers, including passengers.
In the planning mode, the solution
improves infrastructure utilisation through an optimised use of
stands and gates leading to reduced costs. When it comes to
operations, the solution permits an enhanced passenger and airline
experience with a speedier turnaround process, or an easier and
quicker transfer, diminishing the risk of flight delays.
Michael Zaddach, Senior Vice President IT, Munich Airport
said, “Today 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. However, this change poses significant
challenges, many of which are technological. Amadeus is very well
positioned at the heart of the travel ecosystem to help airports
with this evolution and we are glad to cooperate to establish the
foundations of a future-proof technology platform.”
Christian Poulsen, Vice President and CIO, Copenhagen Airport
added, “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’. Amadeus’ community approach to
technology has improved the way airlines and ground handlers work
together, and we keenly anticipate the day when airports too can
be part of this integrated approach to operations.”
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