(Reston, Va.) May 2, 2017 -- Icelandic airport operator, Isavia has selected the BEONTRA Operational Terminal Prediction (OTP) tool from Leidos to help maximize the efficiency of its terminal operations at Keflavik Airport following a successful pilot project.
BEONTRA OTP is a forecasting and prediction tool that can accurately improve resource planning throughout the airport. This is done using data consolidated from a number of sources including live flight updates from the Airport Operational Database and stakeholders such as airlines. The information, updated in real-time, gives airport staff the ability to manage the passenger journey. The system combines real-time information with airport trend data, for example, how early passengers tend to arrive, how long it takes to people to walk through the terminal, and how long it takes passengers to pass through each checkpoint. The result is a simple graphic display showing when passenger wait times will peak.
Keflavik is the largest airport in Iceland with about seven million passengers per year. Accurate resource planning, especially around Security Control, is critical to ensure that staffing levels reflect the volume of passengers that use the terminal throughout the day. A reporting dashboard, which will be fed with real-time information, will enable the airport team to improve the planning of existing resources and help decrease passenger wait times at Immigration.
“Our BEONTRA OTP tool enables our airport customers to improve the effectiveness and productivity of their terminals to benefit both passengers and personnel,” said Angie Heise, Leidos Civil Group president. “Using predictive airport management and data analysis tools reduces the challenges faced by our customers and results in a better traveller experience.”
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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