Everything comes together at smart airports: passengers, airlines, airport security, check-in facilities, baggage handling, passport control, gates, ground handlers, authorities, and airport management.
These functions need to cooperate seamlessly to optimize operations – minimize aircraft turnaround time while maximizing customer satisfaction. Effective collaboration tools are therefore of critical importance: the right people need to be able to share the right information at the right time.
Make the smart move to the hybrid world and secure your existing investments in communications. This paper explains how -
Effective collaboration solutions and 4G/5G broadband technologies offer great possibilities. New multimedia-enriched messaging or video transmissions from the field can bring new efficiencies to everyday operations and bring you a number of benefits. The following four are just a few examples.
Running a major airport requires communications just as a big event does — the Olympic Games, maybe — but every day, day in, day out.
Location and tracking of personnel and assets supports smooth workflow management. New solutions can help automate processes, for example in ground handling and aircraft maintenance. Your operations will also benefit from seamless communications with public safety authorities and public transport.
Minimizing the costs is a natural priority for implementing and operating large projects.
With modern collaboration and communications, airports can improve the efficiency of their operations, thus saving money.
Busy airports manage hundreds of flights a day, each requiring dozens of employees to communicate with each other.
Setting up role and task-based communication groups according to a flight number helps manage flights and shorten aircraft turnaround time.
Choose secure, end-to-end encrypted solutions with the right cyber security features and you can meet even the strictest security requirements.
Further security improvements can be gained from dynamic alerting, telemetry systems and integrated professional applications such as CCTV and AI analytics.
Smart airports are looking for ways to include smart device users in professional operations – in a secure, controlled way. What’s more, it is important that teams and functions can connect seamlessly whether team members are carrying a digital radio, an analogue radio or a smartphone.
Adopt the Tactilon Agnet collaboration solution for your critical communications and you will have interoperability with a variety of radio communication networks.
Do you want to complement an analogue radio network or take the leap directly to pure 4G/5G environment? Adopt Tactilon Agnet 500, a cloud-based collaboration service and you will not comprome the security of your communication or the efficiency of your operations.
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Does your airport use TETRA for secure communications? Are you wondering about the future? The answer: TETRA and 4G/5G can complement each other.
Adopt Tactilon Agnet 800 smartphone app and your smartphone-carrying staff can communicate in their TETRA groups also outside the airport. In other words, you can enlarge the operational area beyond your airport. This can give you many new opportunities.
Tactilon Agnet 800 works seamlessly with Airbus TETRA system, and you will not have to change existing processes and systems.
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Adopt Tactilon Agnet 900 smartphone app and your staff can use their smart devices to communicate in their Tetrapol groups. Tactilon Agnet 900 can work seamlessly with your Tetrapol system, and you will not have to modify existing processes and systems.
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Whatever the job or situation at the airport, there is a radio that is up to the task.
When your organization uses both a TETRA radio system and TETRA radios delivered by Airbus, you can benefit from a number of synergies.
The TH1n is an excellent radio for staff working at check-in, at the departure gate, in assistance, or in security. The truly pocket-size TETRA radio, it slips easily into any pocket or a variety of widely available carrying cases.
Alternatively, it can easily be attached to any type of clothing, even a business suit.
Need explosion proof equipment? THR9 Ex is the radio for you.
Those who work in explosion-prone areas, such as aircraft refuelling or fire services, need an intrinsically safe radio. The THR9 Ex is a fully featured, ATEX certified radio. Many ATEX approved accessories are available to enhance the user experience.
If you prefer to take the leap directly to pure 4G/5G environment, you can do that without compromising the security of your communication or the efficiency of your operations: adopt Tactilon Agnet 500, a cloud-based collaboration service.
Tactilon Agnet 500 will run on most smart devices - also the rugged and ATEX models. Wherever you have mobile network coverage you can access your talk groups and take part in your teams’ conversations.
If you use a private 4G/5G network, you can even prioritize the traffic of different operations or teams based on their urgency or importance.
You can further improve the collaboration if you integrate your existing infrastructure into the Agnet service. This way, you can transfer your operations to the digital era step by step.
Quick turnarounds are crucial for airlines. To achieve quick turnaround, ground crew has to work fast and deal with passengers, luggage, and cargo, and also fuel and clean the plane. Time is money, and everyone in these teams has to be in sync.
In other words, teams need to exchange information – and be very efficient about it. They need to be connected as teams, and radio communication is a great answer to this need.
A reliable radio communication system can be the foundation of smart connected airports of the future.
If you are considering the purchase of a new communication system for your airport, be sure to check five important considerations first. This will help you ensure your investment.
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Airbus experts recommend a hybrid solution based on TETRA radio communication, cleverly complemented with commercial broadband networks.
A TETRA radio communication system from Airbus is the safe, professional choice. It delivers critical communications that meet the users' needs. These systems will continue to give valuable service for another 20-30 years.
Tactilon Dabat is a smartphone and a full TETRA radio in one device. It is smart, strong and secure.
In addition, Tactilon Dabat offers Hybrid Roaming. Running Tactilon Agnet app, Tactilon Dabat can automatically move from using the TETRA network to using a 4G/5G network or vice versa.
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Hybrid roaming means that the user will be able to communicate as long as there is either TETRA or 4G/5G network service available.
Thanks to hybrid roaming, Tactilon Dabat users are not restricted to stay within TETRA coverage.
With the help of digital radio communications from Airbus, many airports around the world have improved the efficiency of their operations.
Beijing Capital International (PEK) is the world’s second largest airport: it handled more than 100,000,000 passengers in 2018.
Digital PMR radios have supported the smooth running of Beijing airport since 2008. Discover why Beijing airport changed from analog to digital back then, what was their choice for network for the new Beijing Daxing (PKX) airport, and which benefits they have gained.
Dubai International airport is the world's busiest airport by international passenger traffic.
AOCC Terminal Manager Sajeel Shaukat Sharif at Dubai Airport reveals their solution for terminal controllers staying in touch with teams on the ground.
Mr. Mohamed Mehdi Masud is the Team Leader for Customer Service Delivery at Dubai Airport. Why is he so delighted by hybrid communications, Agnet and other apps? How do they help improve customer service at the airport?
In addition to Beijing International and Dubai, the following airports are covered by a radio network provided by Airbus:
Secure connectivity is the basis for scalability, sustainability, and safety in future aviation. Only with a connected infrastructure and seamlessly connected teams airports will be able to manage the increasing traffic, decrease turnaround times of aircrafts and ensure the safety of their operations.
To create such an infrastructure all assets and stakeholders must be connected together: aircrafts, airline crews, airport operators and air traffic controllers. This calls for secure data collection and data sharing platforms but also for networks that can handle massive data exchanges from an increasing number of sources.
Airport operations like terminal and apron management, catering, ground handling and fueling service involve a lot of personnel from various organisations. All working punctually around one object: an aircraft. The Tactilon Agnet secure collaboration service lets these people communicate and share data with each other easily and securely while sustaining their organizational privacy. Tactilon Agnet can also be integrated with other platforms that collect aircraft data e.g. for predictive maintenance and with workflow management tools to further automate the processes e.g. in maintenance and ground handling.
By smooth and reliable data sharing these processes can be optimized and also financial efficiency improved.