Leidos is presenting its enterprise software management platform at Passenger Terminal Expo 2023, as well as its security screening technologies – the ClearScan CT for carry-on luggage, ProPassage automated tray system and ProVision people screener.
Singapore Changi Airport has reclaimed its crown as the World’s Best Airport at the 2023 Skytrax World Airport Awards held at Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam on March 15, 2023. Changi Airport also won the awards for the World’s Best Airport Dining, World’s Best Airport Leisure Amenities and Best Airport in Asia.
Deborah Flint, CEO of Toronto Pearson, took part in the ‘Back to the future and beyond – a view from the top’ panel in the ‘Future airports’ track on Day 1 of Passenger Terminal Conference. In this discussion, the panel spoke about the importance of maintaining a good relationship between airlines and regulators, as well as key insights into future models of airport authorities.
Biometrics provider Idemia is demonstrating its travel identity verification portfolio, including its digital travel credential, contactless on-the-move biometrics and data privacy solutions.
According to the company, these innovations will support the digital transformation of the traveler’s journey, which has become a key requirement.
Vanderlande and the Royal Schiphol Group have signed a framework agreement to develop a new sustainable baggage system.
According to the companies, the partnership will ensure operational continuity and further improve the working conditions of baggage handler employees while upgrading the baggage system.
Siemens Logistics is presenting its automated baggage unloading solution, VarioTip, alongside its baggage monitoring application Baggage 360 at its interactive exhibit at Passenger Terminal Expo.
VarioTip is a device for the automated unloading of baggage from unit load devices (ULDs).
The Intelligent AiPRON, ADB Safegate’s newly launched operational platform, is being showcased with live demonstrations.
The Intelligent AiPRON platform integrates all the systems and processes important to apron operations in a single ecosystem that uses machine learning technologies to support data and predictability at the airport.
Artificial voice system provider AviaVox, together with public address system designer CNG Systems, is demonstrating a proof of concept for PAstream – the companies’ alternative to audio frequency induction loop systems (AFILS) for airports and airlines.
PAstream has been designed to offer a flexible, cost-effective alternative to AFILS. According to the partners, traditional AFILS (loop) systems cannot usually cover the entire airport.
secunet is showing its Easygate automated border control system with morphing attack detection (MAD) algorithm in action during live demonstrations.
The software algorithms can recognize facial morphs during automated border control and therefore substantially increase border security.
Veovo has launched its AI-powered resource management system (RMS).
The system uses artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced decision support to optimize gate parking and resource allocation. Veovo’s RMS enables airports to predict which flights will be late, early enough to recover or resequence them, and foresee potential resourcing conflicts early enough to prevent them.
Arconas is displaying Avro – a complete, high-performance seating system designed to meet the evolving needs of modern travelers.
Created to elevate and enhance the passenger experience, Avro offers terminal operators a single, flexible seating system for all types of travelers.
Cognitec has introduced the updated version of its FaceVACS-Entry product, a lightweight biometric-enabled verification device suitable for installation in e-gates and kiosks.
The technology takes standards-compliant biometric photos and compares them with digital facial images retrieved from ID documents or databases.
Electromagnetic inspection systems provider CEIA is displaying Samdex, a scanner that integrates a shoe metal detector (SMD) and a shoe explosive detector (SED) into a single unit.
The solution can screen passengers’ shoes without passengers having to remove them and undergo x-ray inspection.
Ink Innovation has introduced its new business division, Ink+, comprised of experts from key industries including transportation, smart cities, hospitality, travel and tourism. Ink+ is expected to provide insights on navigating disruption in the aviation field.
Alongside this, the company is giving live demos of upgraded self-service units such as QuickTag Lite and Bag Drop.
At Passenger Terminal CONFERENCE 2023, London Heathrow retail director Fraser Brown spoke about the motivations and key considerations behind the airport’s concessionary strategy.
As part of his talk, ‘The airport’s evolving retail proposition and opportunities’, Brown highlighted the airport’s four retail pillars – space, offer (range and price), experience and digital – that it always considers before entering into business with any retail partners."
At Passenger Terminal Expo, Zoeftig has launched curved nodes as part of its versatile, modular seating system Vista.
The curved nodes are intended to provide areas for all different passenger profiles, from the single business traveler to families and groups of all ages.
Urban air mobility (UAM) provider Volocopter and SITA have signed a partnership agreement to develop urban air mobility at Passenger Terminal Expo 2023.
Under the agreement, SITA has become the latest investor to join Volocopter’s Series E funding round. The partnership is expected to lead the way in developing a sleek new operating model for air taxis that will define the way cities approach intermodal, integrated mobility in the coming years.
Robert Carsouw, executive vice president and CFO at Royal Schiphol Group, made the opening address and keynote speech at Passenger Terminal Conference at 8:30am on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.
Attendees listened as Carsouw revealed the negative and positive effects that Covid-19 had on Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands, alongside ongoing operational issues at the airport and its plans for the future. The executive also detailed the impact that government regulations have had on the group’s strategic planning, plus Schiphol’s innovative projects and technology being implemented to drive the company’s sustainability goals forward.
Materna IPS is presenting a series of self-service products, including its flagship solution, the Flex.Go.
The Flex.Go system was designed to be elegant and offer quick and easy self-service, resulting in a more efficient and streamlined process with no queues at the terminal. Materna IPS developed the flexible system with a modular approach to offer numerous options to simplify the bag-drop process and meet the specific needs of different airports.
Amadeus is showcasing its Airport Insights decision-making operations software.
Amadeus Airport Insights has been designed to help airports collect reliable, real-time aggregated and anonymized data about every aspect of their facilities, from passenger experience service points to operational systems. This data is combined with analytics to deliver fast, actionable insights so airports and their partners can make better decisions.
Vanderlande is offering an interactive ‘lift and learn’ experience of its end-to-end aviation technology solutions at Booth 1130.
The experience introduces Vanderlande’s vision for baggage and passenger journeys and highlights the company’s most recent developments in airport digital solutions, automation and sustainability. Vanderlande is looking to hear visitors’ thoughts on its vision for more sustainable and automated airport operations.
Xovis is presenting its Passenger Flow Management System (PFMS), a sensor-based analytics solution.
PFMS is used to optimize airports’ performance at multiple terminal touchpoints. It is supported by the company’s one-stop-shop approach and versatile AI-powered 3D sensors.
FAAC is conducting live demonstrations of its mBorder and mGo products from its Momentum automated security gates series.
Momentum has been designed to optimize airport processes through intuitive operation. Display and lighting elements guide travelers through the screening process, and photoelectric sensors monitor users and react intelligently to operating faults. In addition, the 200,000-times proven drive and control technology shortens the opening and closing times of the barrier elements.
Nooka Space has launched its Nooka Air FireShield smart soundproof office booth at the expo.
Nooka Air FireShield features a self-contained fire protection system, smart access and control, easy payments, privacy, air ventilation and a customized mobile app to provide easy management of the space for a complete digital passenger experience.
ITW GSE is showing its recently launched EcoGate, which is a set of technologies that enable individual ground support units such as GPUs, PCAs, charging stations and even aircraft detection systems to work together.
The solution was developed to help airports achieve efficiencies by linking gate equipment into an integrated, intelligent system. The central EcoGate technology is ITW GSE’s Intelligent Power Management (IPM), which is available as an option on the company’s new 3500 PCA unit.
Zafire Aviation Software has introduced the latest features of its core suite of aviation solutions, which have been designed to improve passenger experience and enable operational efficiency gains and significant cost savings for airlines, airports and ground handlers.
The company is also demonstrating FirstBag, its updated baggage management and reconciliation system with added auto-reflighting capability for bags that have missed their connecting flights.
Green Furniture Concept is showcasing its sustainable and modular beam seating system – the first time the system has been revealed at an industry event.
The in-house design team at Green Furniture Concept has designed sustainable and modular beam seating systems specifically for airport terminals and gates.
As international passenger numbers continue to build following the lifting of Covid-19 travel restrictions, many UK airports are now focusing investment on delivering critical travel information that improves the overall passenger experience.
One Works is one of Italy’s leading aviation design and consultancy firms, working with investors, airport operators and carriers to deliver safe, efficient, sustainable airport operations and development while retaining a keen focus on the passenger experience.
Blujuice from Blupura is a water dispenser that provides not only cold sparkling and still water but also three types of fresh juice or soft drinks.
AI-driven digital decision-making solution provider Inform will showcase its GS Planning flight schedule optimization software and Hybrid AI solution.
Smart Flows will exhibit its per-flight show-up profiles that enable airports to adjust their resource allocation for cleaning, check-in counters, baggage carousels and other airport operations.
Schiphol Group Aviation Solutions, a Royal Schiphol Group company, will be displaying its portfolio of leading artificial intelligence (AI) solutions at this year’s Passenger Terminal EXPO.
Dar Group is one of the largest privately held architecture and engineering firms, working with over 300 airports across six continents. It is committed to advancing innovation in the aviation industry.
Abomis will premiere its patent-pending, self-check-in solution at this year’s Passenger Terminal EXPO.
Vision-Box, a leader in biometric recognition and digital identity management, is showcasing its end-to-end seamless journey experience.
Vanderlande will present some of its latest innovations for futureproof end-to-end baggage logistics and passenger checkpoint technology.
The latest version of Cognitec’s FaceVACS-Entry technology not only takes biometric photos but now also enables their comparison against facial images retrieved from ID documents or databases.
In recent years, before and in the aftermath of the pandemic, airports have been experiencing firsthand the impact that a lack of planning can have on internal systems.
Biometrics and facial recognition have made border control more efficient and secure. However, some types of fraud still pose a challenge for border control officers and automated border control systems.
ISO Software Systeme’s highly regarded SKYport airport management suite is deployed at more than 80 airports worldwide and has recently been upgraded to include an airport operations control center.
Cominfo is a Czech manufacturer of turnstiles and speed gates with over 30 years of experience. At this year’s Passenger Terminal EXPO it will present its newest products for smooth flow at key stages in the passenger journey.
With the synchronous motors of the DR2C series, Sew-Eurodrive is expanding its high-efficiency portfolio.
Avro is a high-performance seating ecosystem designed to meet the evolving needs of the modern traveler.
ITW GSE’s EcoGate is a new high-efficiency system of intelligent ground support units that work together, allowing airports to improve their gate economics.
As it looks into the future, XRC is busy utilizing new technologies, such as AI, to identify new and emerging threats.
Tratec is supplying a new baggage solution at Tromsø Airport in Norway.
Indra’s InPlan solution enables airlines and airport operators to take advantage of the many operational and economic benefits of airport collaborative decision making (A-CDM), ensuring flights operate as scheduled, delays are minimized, unnecessary costs are reduced and the operational efficiency of resources is maximized throughout the airport.
AirportLabs’ SkyCore airport operational database (AODB) is a cloud-based, fully featured platform that manages all operations and handles complex flight information in real time.
Siemens Logistics will present its airport operations software Baggage 360 at Passenger Terminal EXPO 2023.
ADB Safegate’s newly launched operational platform, the Intelligent AiPRON, will be introduced at this year’s Passenger Terminal EXPO. The platform goes beyond digitalization to bring a holistic, intelligent and sustainable approach to managing apron activities from landing to takeoff.
At Passenger Terminal EXPO 2023, SITA will highlight the passenger experience and decentralized airport operations.
Copenhagen Optimization’s Virtual Queuing solution increases the efficiency of airport operations while providing a more seamless passenger experience, thus reducing stress.
Adecs will give a live demo of its AirLink A-CDM-compliant airport information management system at Passenger Terminal EXPO 2023.
At its booth at Passenger Terminal EXPO 2023, the German Airport Technology and Equipment (GATE) airport network will present the findings of its Innovation Program.
Magnetic’s new modular series of gates – Momentum – includes pre-security gates, self-boarding gates, automatic border control gates and VIP gates to optimize access and passenger control at all stations along the customer journey.
At Passenger Terminal EXPO, Beumer Group will showcase the latest features of its CrisBag with integration to data analytics.
Xovis can enhance operational efficiency for airport operators committed to using in-terminal data to improve real-time decision making and plan for future issues.
AECOM is empowering airports by developing and implementing strategies to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GNG) emissions around the world.
Some passengers prefer to use an agent touchpoint, others enjoy the convenience of self-service, while many are now embracing ‘hands-free’ biometrics.
Runwave is a new platform for collaborative decision making in the general aviation (GA) community. It is a pilot’s go-to destination to make smoother flight plans with less waiting
To improve the traveler experience, many airports and airlines provide apps that act as travel companions, enabling passengers to plan trips, check flight information and obtain personalized services.
Assaia will display its artificial intelligence (AI) ApronAI solution at Passenger Terminal EXPO 2023.
ACI World’s new Intelligence Hub is a platform that features comprehensive data and insights into the airport industry.
Visit DESKO’s booth at this year’s expo to discover the latest generation of its PENTA Scanner family.
Amorph Passenger Flow Measurement processes lidar data to detect, classify and track objects such as passengers and bags.
At Passenger Terminal EXPO 2023, Arconas will display Avro – a complete, high-performance seating ecosystem designed to meet the evolving needs of modern travelers.
Analogic will present the ConneCT checkpoint system at Passenger Terminal EXPO 2023.
Environmental and Movement Monitoring for Airports (EMMA) has extended its AI-based Predictable Operations platform with airport collaborative decision-making (A-CDM) concept of operations (ConOps) configuration features.
Airbus has developed a web application for ground operations management that aims to improve the turnaround efficiency at the airport and thus the on-time performance.
Shabstec will showcase its very low-cost TagForLife solution to make printed luggage tags a thing of the past.
At Passenger Terminal EXPO 2023, Ink Innovation will showcase the latest upgrades of its mobile passenger services app – Mobile Agent.
ITW GSE’s new 3500 pre-conditioned air (PCA) system allows airports to optimize airflow and reduce the infrastructure costs of their ground-support equipment (GSE).
Damarel will roll out its FiNDnet Enterprise tool suite, which is designed to transform ground-handling operations and bring benefits across all levels of the airport organization.
At Passenger Terminal EXPO 2023, Vision-Box, a leader in biometric recognition, digital identity and seamless travel management, will showcase Seamless Assistant, a new state-of-the-art security gateway device to make passenger processing more efficient.
Materna IPS will present a series of self-service products at this year’s exhibition, including its flagship solution, the Flex.Go.
L.B. Foster will demonstrate the latest developments in its customer information technologies.
Gesnaer Consulting will exhibit its innovative solutions to optimize luggage loading and unloading at airports.
At Passenger Terminal EXPO 2023, Cognitec will introduce the next version of its FaceVACS-Entry product, a slim, lightweight device suitable for installations in e-gates and kiosks.
The Tray and Trolley Return System (TTRS) is a cutting-edge security lane solution developed by PTE exhibitor Bavel Consulting. It can achieve a throughput of 220-240 passengers per lane/hour.
Adelte’s Remote Control Operating System (ARCOS) is an all-in-one system that provides comprehensive passenger boarding bridge (PBB) operations and enables operators to control and drive PBBs remotely from inside an airport office.
At Passenger Terminal EXPO 2023, Veovo will launch its new-generation Resource Management System (RMS), which uses AI and advanced decision support to optimize gate parking and resource allocation.
By integrating RFID directly into the keyboard at check-in, operators can read contactless tags while saving space on the counter.