Airport management

Collaborative decision-making in the transport chain (A-CDM)
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Collaborative decision-making in the transport chain (A-CDM)

Facilitates collaborative decision-making by the different actors in the airport transport chain. Enables the optimisation of flight planning processes, improving air traffic control by sharing precise, up-to-date information, which in turn improves flight planning processes and benefits all the parties involved. This improved efficiency is expected to have a positive impact for passengers and for the environment.

The project is part of the SESAR programme (Single European Sky ATM Research) for improving air traffic control in the framework of the SES.

Airport Management Centre (CGA)
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Airport Management Centre (CGA)

Implementation in airports of Airport Management Centres with integrated technical and operational information and communication systems. The ultimate goal of this project is to increase the levels of quality, safety and efficiency in the management and provision of day-to-day services in the network's airports.

Automated Baggage Handling System (SATE)
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Automated Baggage Handling System (SATE)

The automated baggage handling system (SATE) was a technological innovation project by Aena to identify, inspect, transport, classify, distribute and/or store baggage automatically, quickly and efficiently for departures, arrivals and passengers in transit in the airport.

The system has been implemented in several network airports, including Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas (the first to introduce the system in 2006), Barcelona-El Prat, Alicante-Elche, Málaga-Costa del Sol, La Palma and Fuerteventura.

Automated People Mover (APM)
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Automated People Mover (APM)

The Automated People Mover is a driverless vehicle transporting passengers at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport between Terminal T4 and Terminal T4-Satellite. This unmanned vehicle travels more than 2 km on each trip, and transports an average of 13,000 passengers per hour.

Electronic triage for emergencies
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Electronic triage for emergencies

This system can streamline the response of emergency rescue and medical teams, prioritising emergencies according to criticality and helping the teams to act where they are most needed.

The system is connected to the airport's emergency management system, speeding up the protocols for prioritising victims, optimising the resources needed to mobilise and care for them, and providing medical information for hospitals.

The system is already in place in Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport, after validation in various exercises and drills.

Emergency operations involve both teams within the airport (firefighters, operational technicians, etc.), and State Security Forces, Samur, Summa 112, local police and the firefighting crews of Madrid City Council and the Community of Madrid.

Air traffic forecasting (PISTA)
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Air traffic forecasting (PISTA)

This system allows for an Integrated Forecast of Air Traffic Control Systems. The project is intended to improve precision when making predictions relating to passenger numbers and commercial operations at each airport in the Aena network, in the short-to-medium and long term, incorporating new features for using this information.

Airport Satellite Orthoimage System (SAOS)
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Airport Satellite Orthoimage System (SAOS)

The Airport Satellite Orthoimage System (SAOS) is a computer platform designed for consulting and using graphic information (raster and vector graphics) for aviation and airports in a standardised environment, anywhere in the Aena network.

The main features of the SAOS system are:

  • The centralisation, publication and use of large-scale images from the network's airports.
  • It integrates sources of information relating to aviation and airports in a geo-referenced graphic environment.
  • It provides efficient access to and handling of information thanks to its centralisation in a single system with import/export capabilities.
  • It incorporates modules with tools and functions developed to meet the different needs of Aena.
  • It facilitates the standardisation of information.
  • It increases the quality and effectiveness of day-to-day airport management.

At present it has more than 10 basic modules (General, Environment, Operations, Easements, Directive Programmes, Self-Protection Plans, Air Navigation Facilities, Natural Spaces, Air Navigation Radio Aids Easements, 3D, Administration, etc.). And it has over 1000 users, providing services to the entire Aena network through the Intranet (online access).

Airport Resources Geographic Information System (SIGRA)
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Airport Resources Geographic Information System (SIGRA)

The Airport Resources Geographic Information System (SIGRA) is a corporative GIS for use in airports, providing a spatial and geographic view of the management of Aena's activities and services. The SIGRA system has made it possible to unify working methods, standardise the information available in different airports and provide added geographic value to the existing applications in each centre.

SIGRA is characterised by extensive integration with corporate systems and databases, adopting Aena's existing standards and establishing new ones. All of this means improved quality and effectiveness in airport management, facilitating growth while dealing with new business requirements.

At present it consists of two basic modules (Cadastral management and Commercial management) and has more than 200 users, providing services to the entire Aena network through the Intranet (online access). The different modules are used to manage over 1,335 construction projects, over 5,000 commercial premises, over 200 plots of land, over 5,000 contractual associations, etc.el.