Sensis Aerobahn Adds Dynamic Rules Alerting for Proactive Management of Scenarios That Impact Air Travelers

Sensis Corporation has announced the availability of Dynamic Rules Alerting for its Aerobahn surface management system. Dynamic Rules Alerting enables airlines and airport owner/operators to create customized, highly complex event alerts to proactively manage airport surface operations. The alerts can directly improve situations that impact efficiency and customer service, including scenarios that would trigger a Department of Transportation Tarmac Delay Rule. Currently, Aerobahn users at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport are employing Dynamic Rules Alerting to further improve the customer experience.
Sensis Aerobahn combines airside operational information, such as flight schedules, with the exact location and identification of aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface for a real-time, comprehensive view and management of operations. Aerobahn data is archived for playback and analysis, enabling post-event review and processes improvement.
 
Dynamic Rules Alerting builds on Aerobahns previous alerting capabilities. By factoring in a multitude of aircraft and flight variables, airline operations personnel can pinpoint specific conditions which would require action preventing a problem before it occurs. For example, a Dynamic Rule can be constructed by the operator to notify the manager if a gate is available for an aircraft holding on the surface, if a flight with a high concentration of premium connecting customers is delayed or if its planned gate location has changed. Further, in addition to pulsing or highlighting on the screen that the aircraft that has met the alert criteria, Aerobahn now also provides an audible alarm or an automatically generated email or text message. With these automatic notifications, users can focus their attention on generating solutions instead of finding problems.
 
Aerobahns Dynamic Rules Alerting can alert on a number of scenarios, such as the DOTs Tarmac Delay Rule which can lead to fines of up to $27,500 per passenger if a flight is on the tarmac for longer than three hours, said John Jarrell, vice president and general manager of Sensis Air Traffic Systems. The ability to customize any number of scenarios, such as which inbound aircraft have a high percentage of premium customers with pending connecting flights or when an outbound aircraft has exceeded deicing hold times, enables airlines and airports to proactively manage what is important to them based on their unique operating protocols.
 
In addition to Dynamic Rules Alerting, Sensis Aerobahn enables users to observe departure queues, view actual arrival demand and contrast the demand with available gates for arriving aircraft. Further, users can customize the views and maps, such as adding annotations, and use the picture-in-picture capability to monitor both a specific area and the entire airport simultaneously. Aerobahn also provides users with the ability to create their own reports, based on numerous variables, for detailed analysis of operations. For irregular operations, such as bad weather, users have better situational awareness of aircraft location and the elapsed time of specific events, such as deicing operations.
 
Sensis Aerobahn is the most widely deployed surface management system in the industry, used by airlines, airport operators and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) around the world. Additionally, Aerobahn is the surface management system for the industrys only fully realized collaborative airport surface operations environment at JFK International Airport where the ANSP (Federal Aviation Administration), airport owner (Port Authority of New York/New Jersey) and authorized airlines all have access to the same data for coordinated operations.
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