Amorph Systems, an IT and solutions provider specialising in aviation, has developed a new application to help airports digitalise their operations faster.
The cloud-based solution uses open flight data sources to visualise in real-time all relevant airport information about flights, passenger numbers and resource availability. The aim is to allow airport managers as well as all other stakeholders to quickly react to all changes and grant access to their employees from all places, even when working from home. Named RUFUS, the system also benefits large airport operators as they can manage multiple airports under one roof, as the system is able to show all information and KPIs in a single view.
The solution is based on the existing AMORPH.aero platform and can be set up for an airport in just one day. The application is already installed at Helsinki Airport in Finland. Matti Lehto, Head of Process Development at Helsinki, said, “Now, during the COVID-19 outbreak, we needed to extract live passenger data in combination with predicted values. Together with Amorph Systems we acted quickly and had this feature ready in only a few days for all relevant parties at Helsinki Airport to support daily operations for handling the current situation.”
It can also be enriched with modules including simulation capabilities to include social distancing and resource planning, predictive machine learning algorithms or an airport map for flight visualisation.
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, airports are, and will be for the next few months ahead, under extreme cost pressure,” said Dr. Frank Frauenhoffer, Managing Director of Amorph Systems. “With our new application, airports can be more flexible with how to operate and scale their IT spending’s better in line with their traffic and revenue streams. The optimisation of costs, especially for IT infrastructure will be essential in the future.”