by December 2, 2011 0 comments

IBM announced the launch
its Airport Solutions Lab in New Delhi, the first-of-its-kind center
in the Asia Pacific region. Co-located with IBM’s Research and
India Industry Solutions labs, the Airport Solutions Lab will be a
center to showcase IBM’s novel technology innovations and solutions
for airports and airlines.

The demand for air travel
continues to expand globally, with an estimated 7 billion passenger
trips by 2020, from 2.2 billion trips in 2009. With rising capacity
demands, airports are also facing challenges in providing enhanced
customer services, reducing costs, and increasing revenue. Airports
therefore need smarter solutions to revitalize their processes and
ensure better business growth.

The Airport Solutions Lab
will host technical and subject matter experts who will help
customers witness and understand the various airport solutions that
are offered by IBM. The lab will enable customers to have access to
solutions on a wide range of areas such energy management, asset
management, space management, airport operations management and
security management, among others. As a regional hub, the lab will
cater to airports across the entire Asia Pacific region.

Speaking on the occasion,
O’Connell, Vice President, Distribution Sector, IBM Growth Markets

said, “Airports are fast becoming multi-modal transportation hubs
and centers for economic vitality across the globe. It is important
that airports embrace new technologies and infuse intelligence into
their systems to create a more responsive and agile operating and
commercial environment. IBM has put together its software, services,
and research & development capabilities to develop these novel

IBM is a leading provider
of airport systems and services and works closely with airports
across the world. In India IBM is working with several airports to
help them build sophisticated IT environments, improve public
services through greater customer insights, and enhance operational

IBM Solutions for Airports

  • Airport Operations
    Management Solution:
    Resource management
    system, which helps manage the real-time flight and airport capacity
    management function, is at the heart of airport operation. IBM has
    pioneered to setup a state-of-the-art multi airport operations
    management solution, which would help clients who own or manage
    multiple airports to monitor and manage multiple airports from a single

  • Smart Airport
    Airports have substantial
    complexity from a process and integration perspective. The absence of
    integration would make it challenging for airports to handle air
    traffic effectively during peak hours. IBM’s solution leverages Service
    Oriented Architecture, along with WebSphere integration stacks and
    provides airport specific content for greater efficiency.

  • Intelligent
    Operations Center (IOC):
    The need for
    coordinated action in airports is of utmost importance for safety and
    operational efficiency. Airports tend to have multiple operation
    control centers and it is a challenging task to ensure that all the
    users in these centers have a common view of the situation and are
    assisted in taking informed decisions. IOC ensures collaboration across
    various centers, provides an integrated view of the entire operation,
    and helps take preventive action to any potential issues.

  • IBM Intelligent
    Building Management System (IIBMS):

    airports are sharply focused on reducing operational costs and
    enhancing their efficiency, energy and space management are areas which
    can provide substantial leverage. IIBMS uses sophisticated analytics on
    data derived from building management systems and helps make airport
    operations smarter.

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