The aviation industry is currently facing a daunting time ahead with passenger numbers set to increase by 50% by 2035. Airport operators have no small task in structuring their facilities to handle this exponential air traffic growth, not to mention the more technologically savvy passengers, expanding retail opportunity, increasing energy demand, and new world threats that come with it.
It is for these reasons that airports are turning to platforms such as the Integrated Airport Management System (IAMS) to achieve improved operational efficiency and situational awareness, without the need to increase headcount. A system like this enables the airport to achieve a true common operating picture by integrating disparate operational systems into a single platform.
IAMS fuses multiple critical datasets of an airport into a single monitoring and management system enabling decision makers to easily digest and act on operational decisions. The system provides enhanced geospatial referencing and software logic for automated, yet adaptive response. Airports can tailor IAMS with roles-based privileges and unique interfaces so specific operations staff are broadly informed, yet focused on their specific responsibilities. IAMS can also provide mobile access to employees and allow them to track relevant real-time information about their duties during normal or emergency situations.
In addition to the optimization of day-to-day activity, staff, and resource management, IAMS can help airports respond to and recover from incidents such as security breaches, natural disasters, aircraft mishaps, power failures, vehicle incidents, medical emergencies, and bombings. The system creates shared situational awareness so that the appropriate stakeholders, employees, and emergency responders know what’s happening, where it’s happening, and how to respond.
IAMS is a centerpiece solution within an Airport Operation Center (APOC). For further information on the role of technology in airport operations, terminal optimization, and strategic planning download our whitepaper.
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