IT for Optimization of Airport Resources and Operational Performance
PDC Aviation delivers an extensive suite of airport scheduling and operational systems to assist your airport is running smoothly. With more than 30 years of global experience in the Aviation Industry, covering Airports, Airlines and Slot Coordinators, we understand the dynamics and complexity of the ever-changing Aviation Industry.
PDC Airport Suite integrates seamlessly with PDC SCORE (slot coordination) and is the central hub of information exchanged between airport stakeholders. The suite consists of: PDC AODB, PDC FIDS, PDC PAS, PDC Plan and PDC StandPlan.
“After almost 20 years of cooperation, I would like to say that PDC is a supplier who fully understands the needs of the customer and has expertise that contributes to extremely good deliveries in all areas.”
Flemming Hølvold, Avinor
Airport Slot Coordination
PDC is the leading provider of solutions for airport slot coordination and our products are currently being used by slot coordinators to manage over 25% of the air traffic world-wide.
With PDC SCORE, we provide a solution that empowers airports to respond to supply and demand changes, and to be able to guide the use of their airport slots towards the optimal capacity outcome.
Working together with PDC you will benefit from:
- Practical experiences in operation since 1989
- Active and dedicated use by coordinators in 46 countries facilitating 400+ airports
- Full compatibility with the latest IATA SSIM Chapter 6 procedures and in adherence with WSG
PDC SCORE is successfully used at IATA scheduling conferences
Furthermore, PDC is committed to support the efficient corporation between airlines and airport slot coordinators. This includes the world-wide portal – www.online-coordination.com – where coordinators around the world corporate to provide a common portal for airlines to easily source airport slots.
PDC AODB covers all aspects of the airport operation, it can run in multi airport mode, serving independent airports or airport groups.
PDC AODB is in real time contact with all other critical airport systems, such as slot coordination, AIMS, BHS, Docking, FIDS and AFAS systems assuring an instant exchange of information between the different systems.
PDC AODB enables all information, whether manually collected or automatically retrieved, to be exchanged between all stakeholders.
- The multi airport option gives the possibility for a centralized infrastructure with a common maintenance and support team.
- Online (re) configuration of Database – as your airport grows the system parameters can be amended and updated accordingly.
- A true real time event driven solution with response times in the range of 1-2 seconds. Integration with important airport systems such as AIMS, slot and allocation systems.
- A system that uses industry standard databases (Oracle) and a choice of exchange data formats between industry standard XML or the more compact JSON format.
- A centralized monitoring system.
- A system that can interface to type-b messages providers such as SITA or ARINC or type b-messages on POP3 e-mails.
- A pricing model that reflects the size of your airport where you have access to the full package regardless of airport size.
- A system capable of informing your different staff groups, where you are in control of the filters used for each group.
- A state-of-the-art user administration where you define user profiles and apply them to user groups.
- A rigid system that only needs to be taken down if the servers need to be upgraded for a hardware or software change.
- Smooth integration with economy systems.
“In the six years we have been running AODB and FIDS, we have never experienced downtime due to system problems. We highly recommend the system to other airports of our size.”
Says Stig Lindahl – Quality Manager, Torp Airport, Norway
PDC FIDS: Single- or multi airport solution based on multi airport hosting with ONLY one SITA interface.
PDC FIDS: Designed for multiusers environment which allows users in different operating aspects to assign different tasks i.e.
- Stand allocation
- Gate and check-in assignments
- Resource planning
- Execution of flight handling
Operators frontend includes a Stand Allocation View designed for a better overview which updates automatically if the systems detects irregularities i.e. delays or cancellations enhancing planning performance.
ARRIVAL BELT operators can assign optional passenger information regarding belt allocations. The operator panel is touch based to give the best performance.
“We have had PDC’s FIDS since May 2017 and during that period we experience a very stable and fully automated system that fully lives up to our expectations. ”
Christina Dideriksen – Airport Manager in Roenne Airport, Denmark
PDC PAS is a fully automatic Passenger Announcement System designed for confined public areas dividable into zones. PDC PAS is designed to handle TTS (text-to-speech) options as well as announcements based upon pre-recorded phrases. The system can be optional manual operated i.e. announcement for missing passenger.
PDC PAS is compatible to any FIDS currently used in airports. The key elements in the development of PDC PAS has been usability, stability, cost efficiency and clear communication.
PDC PAS ensures a clear and correct pronunciation in languages chosen by you to secure your visitors an easy and stress less navigation of your airport.
Using PDC PAS will enhance your ground service performance by offering airlines both LCC and FSC multiple language announcements.
“ We have had PDC’s PAS since May 2017 and during that period we experience a very stable and fully automated system that fully lives up to our expectations. ”
Christina Dideriksen – Airport Manager in Roenne Airport, Denmark
PDC StandPlan is a Decision Support system used for planning the assignment of aircraft to stands and gates in airports. Within a single system, you can perform the full spectrum of planning from long term capacity assessments and seasonal planning to fine-tuning the plan on the day of operations, when delays and changes have to be accommodated.
MAKE STAND PLANNING DECISIONS YOU CAN TRUST
Based on real time data describing the flights in and out of the airport PDC StandPlan does more than just notifying you of a scheduling conflict. A combination of business rules and decision-making functions enables you to resolve the assignment problems quickly and efficiently.
PDC StandPlan considers hundreds of inter-related constraints such as arrival patterns, airline rules, service preferences, Handler rules and preferences. Moreover, you have complete control of all the rules and access to easily adjust or update them. Within minutes, you can update the constraints or create new ones in order to modify your assignment strategy. For example, you can set up hard rules that the planner can never violate, such as never parking two specific aircraft types at adjacent stands, and soft rules that allows gate planners to make gate assignment decisions. The result is that you can always trust that PDC StandPlan delivers a feasible and cost-effective assignment solution.
PDC Plan is an all-in-one IT solution for cost-effective ground handling management. The solution is targeted at medium to large sized ground handling providers of 400+ employees with a need for effective workforce and Ground Support Equipment (GSE) management.
PDC Plan empowers your systems, makes it dynamic and supports the planning officer in structuring the process of:
- Demand and shift planning
- Daily management
- Reporting and administrative processes
PDC Plan manages and optimizes workforce and GSE management processes in one seamless system that balances capacity with Service Level Agreement (SLA) demands.
Managing airport resources, staff qualifications, union agreements, etc. combined with airline timetables, load data, constant changes to traffic schedules, etc. adds to the complexity.
PDC Plan contributes to operational control and on time performance by assisting the dispatcher and other organizational units to execute daily operations in real time. This is in accordance with IATA AHM, applicable regulations, and customer SLA. Fines and penalties are thereby avoided.
PDC Plan handles hundreds of complex rules, labor agreements and different ways of planning. PDC Plan guarantees fixed routines and a standardized interpretation of rules – both in the individual Handling Company and across national borders.
PDC Plan is supplied as a turnkey solution and configured to the individual ground handler’s preferences. Close links with our clients are kept by a dedicated and capable support team, after start-up, through support, training and system maintenance.
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PDC delivers a broad suite of Airline scheduling and operational systems, as well as newest product, PDC GroundCost, for Airline Cost Optimisation.
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