The Turnaround Control technology developed by Assaia is set to improve boarding gate operations at all 106 gates of Toronto Pearson International Airport, which is located in Mississauga in the Canadian province of Ontario. The technology is being deployed with the aim of increasing operational efficiency, improving safety and reducing the environmental impact, further details of which can be found in a press release.
To achieve this, Assaia is using a combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and computer vision, which the company is also set to present as part of the Swiss Pavilion at the Dubai Airport Show this May. For example, Assaia’s solution can track exactly what is happening around the aircraft in real time. “It is a win for us, for our airlines and, most importantly, for the passengers”, explains Darin Juby, Program Director Digitalization at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), which is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport, in the press release. “We can now optimize the time the gate is in use, which makes the airport more efficient. It provides airlines with the tools to cut turnaround times. And in turn, that improves on-time performance”, Juby concludes.
The data collected is summarized in reports focused on quality management, safety management and resource management. Alerts are sent via SMS if, for example, a catering truck does not arrive on time.
“The transparency of the turnaround process our technology delivers is the logical final step in ensuring complete visibility of operations throughout the airport. After all, you can only manage what you can measure”, comments Max Diez, CEO of Assaia, in the press release. mm
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