IT for Optimization of Airport Resources and Operational Performance
PDC Aviation has more than 30 years’ experience in development and implementation of software for optimizing utilization of airport resources and operational performance.
We deliver advanced planning solutions that optimize business processes using a combination of AI techniques (artificial intelligence) with automatic functions for decision support. We focus heavily on intuitive graphical user interfaces, user dialogues and the logic behind, which makes it easy for the planning officer to utilize our systems in daily work.
With clients all around the world, we have gained great recognition for our aviation industry solutions.
We provide PDC SCORE to airport slot coordinators. With clients in 40+ countries and more than 30% of the entire world’s air traffic coordinated using PDC SCORE, PDC has established itself as the world-leading provider of airport slot coordination solutions.
Additionally, PDC offers PDC StandPlan to airports that efficiently manages stands, gates and lounges. A wealth of facilities will lead you through all planning stages of gate/stand planning – from long-term specification of apron characteristics and requirements to last minute revisions on the day-of-operation. Once defined, gate and stand utilization is optimized while also providing an overview that enables increased flights.
With PDC ResourcePlan we have the exact solution to make the link between the airport and the airline – for ground handling resource optimization. PDC ResourcePlan contributes to operational control and on time performance by assisting the dispatcher and other organizational units to execute daily operations in real time.
PDC CMC is a system that supports the establishment and administration process of the IATA Standard Ground Handling Agreement for airlines, MRO’s or ground service providers. Both airlines and service providers handle many contracts, often with specified annexes for each airport. This means that hundreds of contract pages need to be administered and updated frequently – often for every new season depending on frequency and/or aircraft changes. It may be difficult to ensure that staff in each airport has access to the correct version of the current contract specifications.
Airport Ground Handling Resource Planning and Management
PDC ResourcePlan is an all-in-one IT solution for cost-effective ground handling operation. 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 ResourcePlan 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 ResourcePlan manages and optimizes workforce and Ground Support Equipment (GSE) management processes in one seamless system that balances capacity with Service Level Agreement (SLA) demands.
As the link between the airport and the airline, the Ground Handling Provider shall ensure that all the tasks and preparations for the flights can be implemented. We acknowledge that it is a very complicated puzzle to manage all the necessary resources (people and equipment) to ensure on-time flights.
Managing airport resources, staff qualifications, union agreements, etc. combined with airline timetables, load data, constant changes to traffic schedules, etc. adds to the complexity.
With PDC ResourcePlan, we have exactly the IT solution needed to solve this kind of resource planning.
PDC ResourcePlan 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 ResourcePlan handles hundreds of complex rules, labor agreements and different ways of planning. PDC ResourcePlan guarantees fixed routines and a standardized interpretation of rules – both in the individual Handling Company and across national borders.
PDC ResourcePlan 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.
PDC ResourcePlan solves many tasks and challenges for the ground handler, the planning officer and the individual employee.
- Planning in compliance with IATA standards
- Precise skill based staffing
- Labor cost savings
- Equipment management and logistics
- Compliance with SLA and labor agreements
- Prospective overview
- Staying ahead in daily dispatch
- Loyal employees and reduced absence
- Correct payroll
- Administrative relief
- Useful BI and KPI’s
Airport Stand and Gate Planning for Optimizing Capacity and Quality
While expansion of airport capacity is an absolute must for the long term, there remains a need to make best use of existing capacity. At the same time, quality and efficiency of services must be improved – in particular with regards to stand and gate planning.
PDC StandPlan is a decision support system used for planning the stand and gate assignment in an airport. A wealth of facilities will lead you through all planning stages of stand and gate planning – from long-term specification of apron characteristics and requirements to last minute revisions on the day-of-operation. Once defined, gate and stand utilization is optimized while also providing an overview that enables increased flights.
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 notify 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 takes into account hundreds of interrelated constraints such as arrival patterns, airline rules, aircraft specifications, 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 workable and cost effective assignment solution.
- Easily create long-term and day-of operation assignment plans for stands and gates
- Overview resources and limitations: swing gates, sector assignment, parking capabilities, etc.
- Manage and adjust even complex constraint settings in an easy-to-use way
- Ensure compliance with airport requirements
- Easily resolve conflicts due to unplanned events
- Simulate and observe consequences of planning decisions before they are applied
- Maintain a high service level to airlines
Efficient Ground Handling Contract Management
PDC CMC is a system that supports the establishment and administration process of the IATA Standard Ground Handling Agreement for airlines, MRO’s or ground service providers.
Both airlines and service providers handle many contracts, often with specified annexes for each airport. This means that hundreds of contract pages need to be administered and updated frequently – often for every new season depending on frequency and/or aircraft changes. It may be difficult to ensure that staff in each airport has access to the correct version of the current contract specifications.
It is important to have an effective tool to make and to maintain contracts, as well as to provide an overview of contract status, time for renewal, etc. At the same time, management requires an overview of the financial aspects for each customer and site, to ensure sufficient resources and to make assessments for the budgeting of income and costs.
All this is accomplished with PDC CMC, which is available in line with the latest 2013 standards as well as for 2008 version.