How does the Ikusi software help improve airport infrastructure?

July 2018

Having software for airports such as the Ikusi software not only streamlines the the day to day management tasks of the facilities, but also promotes a continuous and permanent improvement in infrastructure. Incorporating solutions such as Dolphin, Spider or Dragonfly have an impact on the optimization of FIDS Systems (Flight Information Display Systems), on the reduction of bottlenecks in security controls and locating any fault or inefficiency in terminals and runways more efficiently, among other advantages.

In this post we will review some examples of airport management that have opted for Ikusi as a partner and that, thanks to our software, have noted positive effects in their infrastructures.

1. Istanbul Airport: improvement in the FIDS network

The new international airport in Istanbul, which will be inaugurated next October, has relied on Ikusi for the coordination of information systems, implementing the Dolphin FIDS and Dolphin ADS modules.

This future airport in Istanbul is designed to be the largest in the world, with a capacity for 200 million passengers. In order to attend to this very high flow of users, a network of 3,000 screens will be installed in the terminal, whose information and advertising communications will be orchestrated through Ikusi's Dolphin software.

2. More agile and faster security controls with Spider

Security controls are one of the most sensitive areas in the management of the airport: in situations of high occupancy, they can become a source of stress for passengers, with consequent queues and breaches of the Target Off-Block Time (TOBT).

To avoid these incidents, the Ikusi Spider solution keeps track of passengers at different points of the airport, taking data that serves to predict where bottlenecks will occur and thus allowing decision-making:

• In real time, to organise the appropriate referrals.

• In the medium and long term, by applying changes in the work systems of the airport staff or by carrying out reforms in the infrastructures.

3. Ensuring the quality of the airport environment

Nuevo Pudahuel, concessionaire of the airport management of Santiago de Chile, has implemented Ikusi's Spider to monitor different quality indicators and ensure compliance with the standards set by the Chilean government.

Airport administrators have integrated Spider with different technologies such as FIDS Systems, GPS, IoT sensors, the BMS system to know the status of electromechanical equipment or RFID for tracking assets. Through this coordination, the software monitors passenger boarding, baggage transport, flight information, environmental conditions or compliance with annual maintenance plans.

4. Boosting non-aeronautical activity

The physiognomy of the Quito airport (Ecuador) is constantly evolving as a result of the launch of Ikusi's Dragonfly. With Dragonfly it has been possible to collect data from the sales made in the airport stores and cross them with flight data, in order to extract consumption patterns of the passengers. In this way, it is possible to make more accurate decisions when negotiating the award and renewal of concession contracts.