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. ARCOS also benefits autonomous PBB operations, as it ensures PBB operations in all kinds of circumstances. These autonomous PBB operations are scheduled to be available in Q4 2022
This innovative solution consists of a cockpit in the airport office where an operator remotely connects with one or multiple PBBs to control docking and undocking procedures. By having all PBBs connected to a single system, operation times are considerably reduced and the need for a PBB operator to be physically inside a PBB for every maneuver becomes a thing of the past.
One of ARCOS’s key features, the smart queue management module, ensures the optimization of resources during peak hours of PBB operations. ARCOS offers the complete inside and outside view of the PBB that an operator needs when initiating an operation. Through a multi-camera system in the control panel and real-time visual guides, the operator can execute docking maneuvers with precision and effectiveness.
With ARCOS, all PBB operations become centralized in a command center where qualified, well-trained PBB operators can drive multiple PBBs remotely from one or more cockpits. Benefits include a reduction in staff of up to 65%, the creation of value-added job positions, decreased staff turnover and a 20% reduction in operating times.
ARCOS and Adelte’s autonomous PBB operations maximize the efficiency of procedures, significantly reducing costs and achieving considerable improvements in docking and undocking times.