Indra To Present Vancouver Worldwide Airport With World’s Most Superior Digital Apron Management System

Indra stated Tuesday it is going to present Vancouver Worldwide Airport (YVR) with the business’s most superior digital apron management system because the airport operator, Vancouver Airport Authority, begins its personal digitized Apron Administration Providers Program. Indra will ship a singular multi-mast A-SMGCS built-in Digital Tower answer for apron management composed of the InNOVA superior floor motion steering and management module (A-SMGCS) and the IRTOS digital tower module with 12 digital camera areas and a 4K video wall.  

Vancouver Airport Authority manages plane actions on the aprons whereas the Canadian air navigation service supplier, NAV CANADA, manages take offs and landings. Indra’s A-SMGCS is at present one of many applied sciences used at YVR by NAV CANADA. As soon as YVR operationalizes its Apron Administration Program in 2025, visitors management will probably be transferred between NAV CANADA’s tower controllers and the airport’s apron controllers for plane that enter or go away apron areas. By utilizing the identical expertise, tower and apron controllers may have entry to the identical info thereby streamlining communications and bettering situational consciousness and decision-making of two extremely interdependent capabilities.

The airport’s Apron Administration Program will lead to improved coordination of plane floor taxi operations with NAV CANADA, will increase effectivity of plane actions thereby bettering the expertise for operators and lowering carbon emissions. This transition comes at an acceptable time as air visitors rebuilds to pre-pandemic ranges, offering YVR and NAV CANADA the chance to optimize the utilization of present airport belongings via the brand new Apron Administration Program. 

“We’re proud to be among the many first airports on the earth to digitalize apron management at YVR,” stated Andy Margolis, Vice President, Operations and Chief Operations Officer, Vancouver Airport Authority. “Our apron controllers want, and may have, a system that’s user-friendly, ensures full situational consciousness, and enhances communication and data sharing. Our Apron Administration Providers Program will permit us to proceed, and to reinforce, the environment friendly motion of plane on and across the aprons at YVR via lively administration practices. The digitization of our apron administration may even enhance the passenger expertise with enhancements in working procedures and efficiencies. Indra understood our wants and their digital tower platform suits these wants completely. We’re assured in Indra’s capacity to ship an entire and totally built-in expertise answer for air visitors administration on YVR’s aprons.”

YVR is Canada’s second busiest airport, serving greater than 19 million passengers in 2022. YVR is operated by Vancouver Airport Authority in service of the group and economic system that helps it. It’s a longtime trans-Pacific hub that leverages its geographic location to function a gateway between the Americas and Asia.  Apron Administration methods are at present in use at different main airports in Canada, similar to Toronto-Pearson, and Montréal-Trudeau Worldwide Airport. 

Indra’s digital apron management system is predicated on the multi-mast A-SMGCS Built-in Digital tower system that’s being carried out for HungaroControl, changing Budapest into Europe’s largest remotely managed airport. Indra has contributed to protected air visitors in Canada for greater than 20 years. The corporate has delivered greater than 120 touchdown methods and 9 floor surveillance methods to NAV CANADA. That is the primary contract with Vancouver Airport Authority.