TAV IT Sets Up IT Infrastructure in Saudi Airports

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TAV IT Services, a subsidiary of TAV Airports, has built the information technology (IT) infrastructure for Riyadh King Khalid bin Abdulaziz and Dammam King Fahd bin Abdulaziz airports in Saudi Arabia.
Binnur Guleryuz Onaran, TAV IT Services’ General Manager, commented:  “Offering turnkey solutions in airport management systems and applications area with its large product portfolio, TAV IT Services played an effective role with this project in enabling the optimum utilisation of sources and improvement of processes through coordination of different teams.”
The project included the installation of airport operational databases, flight information display systems, resource management systems, information brokers and reporting systems at the airports.  Following integration with airlines, the requirement for manual intervention was eliminated and operational integrity was set up through gate-operated systems, baggage reconciliation system, Sitatex and radio integration.  Ground handling services were also merged with the systems.
The €2.5 million (US$3.3m) project started in February 2011.  The new systems have central and uninterrupted data management, which minimises human error, reduces telephone, email and fax traffic, and enables fast decision-making for key operations.
It is expected that operational efficiency will increase significantly in Riyadh and Dammam, where a planning system to optimise aviation source allocation was also set up.
Now, 24/7 communication and support will be provided to the airports for all systems.
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