ADF's Vision for Airport Operations in the 21st Century
The pace of technology, along with ever changing airline and airport business models, have created the need for a whole new set of business and operations metrics. The requirements for these metrics include that ability to forecast and measure the results of these forecasts in real-time. In addition the platform must facilitate the ability to model, develop, install and test the value of a technology without interrupting business or operations.
To achieve these goals and objectives requires an autonomous network of operations and business data on a dedicated platform, that facilitates the merging and fusing of data in real-time. Results of changes and actions taken in the execution of the daily plan must be available in real-time to measure their effectiveness.
An autonomous operations platform is essential to support accurate forecasting execution of the daily plan in real-time accounting for the many variables that can interrupt a plan, e.g., flight cancellations, extended gate delays, Air Traffic interruptions, etc. The ability to forecast interruptions and suggest options for consideration by the management team will drive a more efficient and successful outcome.
The real-time access of mission critical intelligence is essential to drive more informed decisions. The operations data platform facilitates the merging of mission critical; operations, forecast, business and other data to create the relevant intelligence required.
ADF is creating a 10-year framework for the merging and integrating operations and business processes to optimize efficiency, reduce data touch points, eliminate errors and make business intelligence available in real-time and on demand. As we build to meet these goals we will creating the framework (eco-system) to accommodate the future.
Operations control centers will act as the central communications and nerve center for individual airport operations categories, e.g.:
The OCC’s services-oriented architecture is hosted in a highly secure, state-of-the art data center with quadruple redundancy and a fully mirrored remote site, capable of providing outsourced hosting, remote storage, backups, disaster recovery and other data services to ADF customers.