Airport SCADA


Airport SCADA systems improve service levels and leave behind index

Modern airports are one of the busiest environments on Earth and rely on process automation equipment to ensure service operators achieve their KPIs. Increasingly airport SCADA systems are being used to control all aspects of the operation and associated facilities. This is because unplanned system downtime can cost dearly, both in terms of reduced revenues and the associated loss of customer satisfaction due to inevitable travel inconvenience and disruption.

As a mobile airport SCADA system, SCHAD Mobile Work Management works by enabling automated systems within an airport to be monitored, controlled and maintained using ordinary mobile devices. Capable of scaling to monitor hundreds of thousands of system parameters (tags), SCHAD Mobile Work Management monitors a wide range of data sources including existing airport SCADA systems, PLCs and databases.

Respond to system faults in shortest possible time with mobile airport SCADA

When a tag being monitored by SCHAD Mobile Work Management meets a pre-defined notification condition, an alert message is triggered which is sent directly to team members responsible for maintaining airport systems. With mobile access to monitor the systems and view technical documents and maintenance history, both response and fix times can be dramatically reduced.

For planned maintenance activities, SCHAD Mobile Work Management can be integrated to a CMMS or plant maintenance system, keeping the host system up-to-date and eliminating paperwork. Fully integrated mobile airport SCADA systems allow engineers, who are equipped with a single mobile tool, to process planned work orders, receive automated alert notifications, and perform fault diagnosis.

Airport SCADA to monitor and control airport operations

Areas within an airport that are already being remotely controlled and monitored by EXTEND7000 as an airport SCADA system include: baggage handling, freight handling, airline catering, liquid logistics, facility management, apron and runway lighting, energy supply management and access control.

SCHAD is working with a number of international airports for whom SCHAD Mobile Work Management is having a significant impact by reducing unscheduled downtime by as much as 60% which brings a corresponding improvement to KPIs including the LBI ‘leave behind index’. The fact that automation outsourcing specialists like Vanderlande rely on our software to add enhanced value and functionality to their existing installations, demonstrates the contribution SCHAD Mobile Work Management makes in a very short timeframe to improving operational efficiency in an airport - through lower downtime, shortened response times and lower labour costs.

Airport SCADA means unrivalled return on investment

Munich Airport experiences on average 200 baggage handling failures per day and SCHAD Mobile Work Management has reduce downtime in each case by 3 minutes each, which, multiplied over the month equates to increased overall capacity levels of 12,000 pieces a day or 360,000 pieces per month. Overall using SCHAD Mobile Work Management as a mobile SCADA system has delivered significant benefits for Munich airport.

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