Case Study – Smart Airport Italy

Airport Logistics Facility Management

Alitalia was in desperate need of reducing costs and personnel Image result for official ibm partner logoredundancy around their shipping and logistic facilities when partnering with Etihad investing as a main stakeholder in the company.

Sub-contracted by IBM, our main partners when developing server networks and system nodes, we had the task of engineering and realizing the project.  According to the technical inspection and to the information received, the infrastructure was composed by 28 different systems, separately managed.

Ground Star System for the parking areas occupation scheduling of aircrafts and ground means for logistics.
ADM (Airport Data Management)showing the data coming from Enav Radars and used at the same time for sending information to inbound aircrafts.
Avigilon stream system used for the verification of the parking areas occupational state.
SDK Avigilon application, developed for showing  every single parking position: arrival and departure data inclusive of video stream.
Motorola Tetra System for radio communication via the airport and the Major Handler.

Final Project Build

The following external services have been taken into consideration for further verification of the
flight status : Flightradar24 – Eurocontrol –

The Help System, integrated in the platform manages the following activities;  GPS VehiclesTracking – Events – Tele warning
ADM data coming from ENAV radars

The interface proposes a first overview with the visualization of the status of every system in field and  list of inbound flights.
Automatically the system warns the operator that is necessary to confirm to the control tower the automatically assigned stand.
The operator clicks on the alerted stand and so he sees its actual state (free/occupied) through cameras automatically streaming on location.
When the operator touches the alerted stand, a panel proposes the video stream of the selected stand as well as other information on the flight, as arrival and departure data, departure gate, check-in desk and baggage-handling conveyors.
Clicking on the button on the same panel, the operator can confirm it with a simple touch on the screen and send the data to the control tower.

A time-bar will allow the operator to examine the history of the past 24 hours and the scheduling of the following 4 hours.
Additionally, from the Managing Monitor it will be possible to use the Radio Communication System. The operator will in fact dispose of a panel that will allow him to communicate via chat and / or voice with the operators in the field
Additionally, it will be possible to integrate weather information services and visualize their data on the visualized terminal area.

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