Norfolk International Airport in Virginia, US, has awarded a contract to cloud-native software platform provider, AeroCloud Systems, to provide Gate Management System (GMS) and Intelligent Airport Managment (IAM).

Having added 20 new destinations since bringing on Breeze and Allegiant Airlines, Norfolk Airport is now focused on automating its core airport services, including the allocation of aircraft parking positions and tracking the aerial and ground locations of arriving and departing aircraft.

“With our state-of-the-art modular platform, Norfolk International will benefit from a unique solution which will improve the experience of the 3.5 million passengers who pass through the airport each years,” said George Richardson, CEO and Co-Founder of AeroCloud.

Users of the platform at the Virginia hub will have access to an open architecture platform, which provides insights into flight operations and passenger behaviour, as well as facilitating capacity forecasting and increased agility with daily operations.

Referencing how the airport operates in a delicate ecological sanctuary, Richardson explained how AeroCloud’s GMS will allow the airport to expand its capacity whilst avoiding the environmental impact and cost of additional infrastructure. “Our flight and gate management systems will enable the airport to grow and ultimately better serve its airlines, operators and passengers whilst avoiding the negative impact on the surrounding ecosystem through further development,” he said.

Meanwhile, Andrew Hoppe, Director of Airport Engagement, Americas for AeroCloud added: “Our product automates the manual tasks of the operations team, is cost-effective, flexible and offers customers unlimited user licenses in a proven mission-critical solution- that’s what appealed to Norfolk International.

“Our GMS is cutting edge and will enable their team to automate their week of operations planning and respond to tactical day of changes based on accurate real-time data. Airports have been asking for this for years, and AeroCloud is the only company that can deliver it to them.”

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