At present we are working on 4 lines of action, in 6 areas and 36 projects.
Deployment of drones in airports to optimise inspection, calibration and maintenance processes, and for surveillance and control.
AENA has been working with drones since 2016 with the help of specialist companies. AENA has been registered with AESA as a drone operator since 2021.
In-flight verification of radio navigation systems and manoeuvres at Region of Murcia International Airport.
Simulacro de accidente aéreo en el Aeropuerto de Girona-Costa Brava.
Inspecting the airfield at A Coruña Airport.
Topographic survey and measurement of obstacles at the airports of Burgos and Seville.
Inspecting the airfield at Seville Airport.
Cetrería robótica en el Helipuerto de Ceuta.
Remote controlled bridges
Remote control systems for steering boarding bridges, optimising procedures and time taken. This project will have a positive impact on airlines, reducing their operating costs.
Aena is continuing with its virtualisation of airport operations, driving the company’s digital transformation.
Aeropuerto de Vigo
Remote control towers
Provision of safe, cheap air traffic services to one or more airports from remote facilities.
The digitisation and remote operation of control towers seeks to generate overall efficiency in air traffic service operations and safety, and more specifically in:
Capacity: capacity can be increased with the use of digital media in low-visibility conditions. Efficiency: increased efficiency thanks to the ability to use the full potential of technology in service provision. Flexibility: the possibility of increasing airports’ operational times. Safety
Aeropuerto de Menorca
Video analysis on the apron
Using video analysis on the apron for autonomous monitoring of aircraft assistance events and times, whether in contact positions or remotely.
The use of video analysis on the apron will improve operational efficiency for the various actors:
- Increased security thanks to the ability to detect unauthorised persons or equipment in restricted areas of the apron.
- Real-time awareness of events, times, and delays in handling operations.
- Improved operational efficiency thanks to more predictable and punctual operations.
- Process automation.
- Better estimation of rotation times.
- Improved management of teams and equipment for handlers and airlines.
- Greater environmental efficiency thanks to reduced taxiing time.