PTE 2016 in Cologne – Review

This year PTE had been an amazing event with more people coming to our booth than ever before. Why was it like this? Maybe just by fortune? What we recognized is that lots of companies in the meantime swapped to the topic of “passenger flow control”, so this seems to become a major topic within the next years to come. After talking for years now about the advantages of pro-active decision making for terminal operations the market developed and grew. Actually this requires to have a closer look at those concepts and technologies behind, when talking about flow-control.

MEASUREMENT & TRACKING

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There are several companies providing different technologies for measurement and tracking. To be clear: there is no solution like “one fits all”! It always depends on the business processes to be served and the data required for that. That makes an overall full-coverage approach quite expensive and a long lasting program. As experts in the area of passenger related data handling and analytics, Amorph Systems can give you clear advice in the usage of the right technology at the right place. This expertise will allow you to streamline your projects and guarantee that no over-sizing of a certain technology is done.

PROCESS AUTOMATION

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The past years showed how big the opportunities of process automation are.
Baggage handling, border control, check-in are just some examples where the industry developed in a fast manner from manual to automated driven business processes. Always keeping the passenger service as a centric element in mind, smoothing processes and enhancing capacities. A key result is, the production of data once again. As the manual step was not connected, the automated is, and it is able to store essential information about passengers and their behavior.

AODB & RMS

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From a logical point of view it makes sense to integrate terminal operation related functionalities and requirements into an AODB (Airport Operational DataBase) or AMS (Airport Management Solution). The aircraft is still the main driver for the throughput of passengers at an airport. On the other hand side aircraft handling differs in so many aspects from passenger handling that it soon gets pretty clear that we are talking about different worlds here. So should be treated the technologies to support those processes. It is more important to have the proper tools on board and let those communicate to each other, than getting everything out of one hand despite it seems to be the easiest way. Otherwise the problems will come afterwards. Especially from an overhead view like the Total Airport Management approach, the linking of these applications gets even more important to let them run different scenarios to compare and evaluate decision making on all necessary criteria. So make sure you have the right tool-set from the beginning. Amorph Systems collaborative platform is able to build up the communication streams between all of them. On top you can run simulation & optimization to create the overall picture.

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

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The area of business intelligence is also affecting the aviation industry more and more. Airports realized that with the growing amount of data this leads to create internal knowledge in forms of organizational structures and applications used for. Instead of BI companies that address standard applications for diverse branches we believe it makes more sense to select business related solutions that already cover aviation specific requirements. Did you know that Amorph Systems operational solution in Frankfurt was originally launched as a BI solution? The analysis and preparation of data is an essential step in moving from reactive decision making to a pro-active approach. This ensures to get the best out of your data and enrich the information with the best-in-class algorithms to set up predictive patterns. Ask as for more information about this.