Tue, 15 May 2018

SATS Wins 2018 IATA Ground Handling Conference Innovator Competition

Singapore-based SATS has won the 2018 IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) Innovator Competition, for the company's use of smartwatches for Technical Ramp Operations.

SATS's Smart Watch Resource Management Solution uses 4G data to streamline on-ground processes and enhance communication, productivity and safety.

 Furthermore, the smartwatch-enabled solution helps track and monitor performance closely. By capturing the start and completion time of each task, SATS can analyze the data to glean key performance insights to improve resource planning.

Singapore-based SATS has won the 2018 IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) Innovator Competition, for the company's use of smart watches for Technical Ramp Operations. Click to enlarge.

"We are delighted to be recognized for our innovative Smartwatch project," said Kevin Chin, SATS, Vice President Gateway Services. "Smart technology has strong potential to help transform the ground handling industry through making real-time integrated operations possible. Full implementation for 130 employees has shown improvements in our ground handling, across 170 flights daily."

An independent jury which included experts from airlines, ground handling companies and OEMs evaluated projects based on their concept, and potential to create value.

 In addition to SATS Ltd, and Assaia were also shortlisted by the jury to present their projects at the 2018 IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC), where more than 700 delegates voted for their preferred innovation project.

Joseph Suidan, IATA Head of Ground Operations, said, "The IGHC Innovator Competition showcases the creative thinking taking place across the ground handling industry. Among many worthy candidates, we congratulate SATS Ltd for an outstanding achievement. This is the kind of innovation that will solve real problems today and prepare us for future challenges."

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