Smart automation systems for airport gate management

With the increase of the number of gates at airports between airlines, they are moving towards intelligent automation systems for a quieter journey and more efficient transfer capacity.

Today’s terminals are generating increased airport infrastructure costs, so airports are considering implementing services that provide a more efficient operational approach for greater return on investment. And yet, meeting the needs of several carriers and aircraft types in a single terminal comes with a host of challenges.

Effective and accurate gate management should take into account flight schedules and availability, physical constraints, safety, service agreements, airline preferences and passenger experience. However, to maximize work efficiency and minimize costs.

So, with such sophisticated planning criteria, airports need a smarter approach to decision-making. Intelligent automation can help airports optimize plans and accurately predict results, while at the same time understand what revenue it is.

For example, intelligent automation can help better planning for good weather or bad weather. Thus, intelligent automatic technology, predictive knowledge and types of scenarios can simplify seasonal planning, while providing recommendations for day-to-day challenges.

Intelligent system recommendations may vary by day, time or week, such as flight grouping by a flight operator, use of punctuality history to identify the risk of shrinking, reallocation of delayed flights, aircraft stationary, return time the airport and many more.

Passenger comfort can also be prioritized, such as transit time and seat availability. It is also possible to manage the waiting time at the embarkation gate more efficiently.

In the new dynamic environment, bills, finance teams can easily be managed, and an aircraft can use multiple different gates.

For example, at Dublin airport, one of the airports with an exponential growth in traffic, the city’s expansion strategy focuses on the development of European routes, while at the same time strengthening its position as a transatlantic center. The operator at this airport relies on its revenue management system to take measures to cut taxes and offer discounts to attract new carriers to improve operational efficiency.

For example, he removed the free parking of the aircraft, charging airlines for 15 minutes, to encourage airlines to change quickly. In order to eliminate clutter at peak hours, the DAA offers some incentives to airlines, such as tolling fees, with a certain percentage of their arrival time outside peak hours.

Finally, the purpose of intelligent systems is the more speed, higher incomes, happy passengers. As the number of passengers grows, airports need to adapt so they can streamline their work to optimize time and costs for maximum performance and profitability.