Airport Business

AUG-SEP 2018

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30 airportbusiness August/September 2018 TECHNOLOGY request additional taxi cabs from the waiting lot when needed, as well as ensure the correct charge for rideshare and taxi services who conduct business on the property. Managing Baggage: With thousands of suitcases to be managed, video monitoring at bag handling areas allows the airport operations division to watch for congestion and dispatch staff as needed. During an event where there was a glitch with a TSA baggage screening system, one airport granted video access to the airline and terminal involved, so they could monitor all the luggage as everything had to be pulled and rescanned. The video provided information to the affected airline’s incident commander so he could see what was happening with the different rows of luggage and it also provided visual data to the emergency operations center, where the staff could monitor the situation from their point of view. Perimeter Protection: Airports are often early adaptors of leading technologies designed to detect and report on anomalies in the process of managing people, vehicles and aircraft. One example is the use of new Doppler-radar detection systems such as SpotterRF to quickly identify people or vehicles approaching the fence line of the airport, or rogue objects on the widespread property and runways. Mobile Access: Managers today don’t Building Solutions... On budget, on schedule, on target... Cost-efficient building solutions from Varco Pruden Buildings provide attractive and affordable structures for: • hangars • flight based operations • cargo facilities • aircraft maintenance With our value-engineered steel framed building systems, recycled material content and long-life "cool paint" choices, VP Buildings can provide energy-efficient structures to help curb operating costs. Find out more. This free brochure is available at Varco Pruden Buildings is a division of BLueScope Buildings North America, Inc.

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