Published on : Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Fraport AG will begin using real-time predictive runway arrival times, so called ‘ELDTs’ (Estimated Landing Times) delivered via FlightAware’s Firehose feed as an additional data. It will help to optimise airport operations at their home base of Frankfurt Airport. Fraport is one of the leading managers in the global airport business with activities at 30 airports worldwide. Fraport is one of the leading managers in the global airport business with activities at 30 airports worldwide. The partnership will Fraport access to precise, predicted runway arrival times, aircraft positions and flight status from FlightAware.
FlightAware’s ELDTs are optimized by machine-learning models, which are the premier product of the company’s state-of-the-art predictive technology program announced earlier this year. The models are based on statistical analysis of flight tracks and timestamps of hundreds of thousands of flights and are capable of identifying the key influencing factors determining the prediction of flight events in real-time. Fraport will integrate the data into their operational tools and analytical platforms to optimize airfield efficiency and ground personnel allocation at Frankfurt Airport.
As per Dr. Pierre Dominique Prümm, Fraport AG’s executive board member for aviation and infrastructure, FlightAware’s innovative predictive technology will take Fraport’s operational excellence to the next level.
He said that they are gaining a powerful real-time tool for advancing our Frankfurt Airport operations – benefitting both our airlines and passengers. It will reinforce their commitment to ensure all passengers have a ‘good trip’ via Frankfurt Airport.