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Airports

Airports and the aviation industry are going through a time of big changes. Most international airports are converted from public organizations to commercial operations. Digitization is affecting both the airports and the airlines. Low cost carriers have grabbed a big chunk of the worldwide market and have grown their influence on airports. Most airports have grown rapidly, but the conventional challenges of airports remain as relevant as ever.

Typical applications

  • Taxi dispatch solutions
  • Ground transport management
  • Staff and visitor parking
  • People access control

Challenges

Security

Airports usually are massive sites with countless moving people and objects and planes are without doubt one of the most infamous security objects. Security obviously is a major theme at airports. Travelers, visitors and staff need to be secured, airport operations continuity needs to be secured and the building, planes, roads and other objects need to be protected against abuse, molest and theft.

Safety

Risks related to the safety of passengers and staff are perceived everywhere at the airport. Air travel is one of the safest modes of transport, but incidental accidents often cause casualties. But the biggest safety risks may be related to the high volumes of people and vehicles that move in and around the airport, which makes it likely that accidents will happen.

 

Traffic flow

Ideally travelers and visitors easily move in and out of the airport without delay and stress. But optimizing the traffic flow with these high volumes of people, cars and other moving objects is not an easy task. Both on the airside and the landside the operations of a variety of entities need be aligned to make sure the entire operation runs as smoothly as possible.

Agility

Most airports are on a growth curve and see the volumes of passengers, visitors, staff and their cars increasing. But even when growth is limited, there is constant change in regulations, technical possibilities, customer demands and airline and government requirements. Airports need to constantly adapt to their ever changing environment.

Solutions

Taxi dispatch systems

Many airports use Nedap systems to equip taxi collection points with the ability to only allow licensed taxi to the area using long range RFID. When the passenger pickup area close to the terminal has sufficient capacity, the longest waiting taxis are called upon and are allowed access. Some airports even have automated the billing procedure related to the fee that needs to be paid for a passenger pickup at the airport.

Vehicle identification (landside)

Licensed taxis and buses can get access to restricted areas close to the terminal where they can provide quality transport services to your clients. Frequent travelers can get easy access to the parking facility using our long range RFID readers (Nedap TRANSIT and Nedap uPASS) or our ANPR readers. The car, and potentially its driver, is identified remotely and your valued client gets access without delay. You can choose to bill immediately or offer a monthly billing service.

Vehicle identification (airside)

Fueling trucks and other service vehicles can move around the airside in a controlled way. Only authorized vehicles will get close to the planes and the entrances of the terminals.

 

Smart parking

Wireless parking sensors and parking guidance at short stay and long stay car parks. Nedap SENSIT allows you to monitor the occupancy of individual parking bays using a floor mounted sensor that runs on batteries. It allows you to guide people to empty bays and detect overstay events. In addition it will allow you to understand how well the capacity is used and what the dynamics are behind that usage.

Vehicles access management

You are master of your own parking entrances. With Nedap MOOV you can link you parking management system to several online portal that allow for sales and reservation of a parking bay. The MOOV controller will open the barrier for valid customers and will store relevant events. It may help compete against unofficial off-airport valet parking providers.

Smartphone access control

Nedap MACE enables airports to allow clients to use smartphones to get access to their parking facilities, frequent traveler areas or other zones. . You can now create your own app to reserve and pay for a parking bay. Clients can then access the facility using Bluetooth, NFC or QR-codes. The multi-technology readers allow the simultaneous use of conventional and more innovative identification technologies.