Kaba eGates optimize airport processes

Diskussion i 'Flygplatser' startad av Swisser, 21 Mars 2014.

  1. Swisser

    Swisser Medlem

    Jag läste nyligen en klart intressant artikel i Kabas kundtidning Security update 1/2014 beträffande deras projekt på olika flygplatser för att optimera passagerar processerna. Artikeln borde intressera ett flertal av er. Håll till godo:

    Kaba eGates optimize airport processes

    More than 1,200 Kaba eGates are used at airports throughout
    the world to check boarding cards, separate airside from
    landside and play a part in, for example, controlling Schengen
    borders. Self-boarding gates, one-way corridors and
    boarding-pass controls made by Kaba help to make airports
    more efficient and more convenient by accelerating and
    improving passenger processes.

    A large number of airports around the world have
    placed their trust in Kaba eGates, and they use them
    in a variety of ways. Self-boarding gates, for example,
    simplify boarding pass checks, speed up the boarding
    process and allow passengers through to the aircraft. One-way
    corridors, meanwhile, separate specific areas, and only allow
    passengers to go through in one direction; various controls
    ensure nobody can pass through the wrong way – from Schengen
    into non-Schengen zones for example. Meanwhile, boarding-
    pass control eGates efficiently separate the public area of
    an airport from the secure area. Kaba recently secured London’s
    Heathrow Airport as a customer for its self-boarding
    gates. The American carrier United Airlines has also fitted
    Kaba’s self-boarding gates at George Bush Intercontinental Airport
    in Houston and is in the process of fitting them at Edward
    Lawrence Logan International Airport in Boston.

    London Heathrow – not much more room to grow
    London’s Heathrow Airport is currently the biggest in Europe,
    handling 70 million passengers a year. Only Atlanta (95 million
    passengers) and Beijing (77 million passengers) have more people
    arriving and departing. 70 million passengers a year makes
    an average of almost 192,000 a day. At peak times – the start
    and end of holiday periods, for example –, the daily figure rises
    much higher of course. According to the operator, Heathrow Airport
    Holdings, at current rapid rates of growth the absolute
    maximum capacity of 75 million passengers a year will soon be
    reached. Approximately 480,000 aircraft a year take off and
    land at Heathrow, either on the 3,658-meter-long 09R/27L runway
    or the 3,901-meter-long 09L/27R. With land in such short
    supply west of London, there is no room for a third runway, so
    the airport infrastructure has to be constantly improved and all
    processes optimized in order to increase efficiency and keep
    pace with passenger growth.

    A new terminal for Star Alliance
    Consequently, Heathrow Airport Holdings is opening a sixth terminal
    in April 2014. The new Terminal 2 is reserved for Star Alliance,
    the world’s biggest airline group, which includes such famous
    names as United Airlines, US Airways, Lufthansa, Air China, ANA
    and Singapore Airlines. With such high passenger numbers and
    the growing use of large aircraft like the A380 and the new Boeing
    747-8, the boarding process is a real bottleneck, which is why the
    operator launched a competition for a self-boarding solution.
    Kaba, as system provider, and Cap Gemini, as project manager,
    won the competition. Heathrow Airport Holdings were impressed
    by a solution that included the eGate with Kaba’s boarding gate
    reader software, as well as the integrated PaxCheck monitoring
    tool. The decisive factors were the great flexibility of the software
    solution, the huge range of options for adapting to different airlines
    and to the needs of the airport and, not least, the fact that
    cutting-edge technology, like biometrics, can easily be integrated.
    The solution can be adapted to the different protocols used by
    different airlines, and thus communicate with any airline departure
    control system (DCS) on various platforms (CUTE systems).

    Self-boarding gates increase efficiency
    Kaba is installing a total of 30 self-boarding gates at Terminal
    2B. The real heart of the system is PaxCheck. This management
    and monitoring tool monitors all the units and logs all the data.
    Users can then call up detailed information from the database
    about checked-in passengers, as well as availability and usage
    rates for the system as a whole. Thanks to the newly developed
    GateClient, PaxCheck also makes life easier for gate staff. Gate-
    Client provides check-in staff with comprehensive information
    about the status of the units and allows precise control and targeted
    deployment of the gates within the boarding process.
    Because a lot of check-in systems do not fully support the
    self-boarding process, GateClient compensates for any missing
    functionality. Staff can use the system in the way that is most
    effective for them, leaving them more time to look after passengers
    without compromising the security that is so vital at any
    airport. Winning this contract is a great success for Kaba, as is
    confirmed by Lars Rosenberger, Head of Business Management
    at the Airport + Airline Solutions department: “Kaba is proud
    that Heathrow was won over by the benefits and technical superiority
    of our solution. We look forward to a long and successful
    partnership with Heathrow Airport Holdings.”

    Kaba is the market leader in the UK
    Winning the contract for Terminal 2B at London Heathrow Airport
    is just one of many successes achieved in the recent past.
    Within just two years, Kaba has massively expanded its market
    leadership in the UK. Up until today, nine British airports have
    been equipped with Kaba barriers to separate public areas from
    areas that can only be accessed with a valid boarding card:
    Birmingham (BHX), East Midlands (EMA), Edinburgh (EDI),
    Glasgow (GLA), Liverpool (LPL), London City (LCY), London
    Gatwick (LGW), London Stansted (STN), and Manchester (MAN).
    These boarding-pass control gates are directly linked via an
    interface to the AODB – Airport Operational Database. In London
    Gatwick, the system is even coupled with a biometric solution.
    At the control point, the irises of passengers flying outside
    the Schengen zone are photographed and linked with the boarding
    pass. These are then compared again at the departure gate
    to ensure that non-Schengen and Schengen passengers do not
    exchange boarding passes.

    Self-boarding gates for United Airlines
    Kaba is becoming more and more successful on the other side
    of the Atlantic, too. Following a thorough nine-month testing
    period at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston,
    United Airlines decided to roll out self-boarding gates in
    stages at other hubs. After Houston’s 14 units, Edward Lawrence
    Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston is having 18 gates
    installed in March 2014. The American airline also has hubs in
    Chicago (O’Hare), Cleveland, Denver, Los Angeles, Newark, San
    Francisco and Washington (Dulles), as well as in Guam and Tokyo

    TSA certifies one-way corridors
    Another breakthrough in the USA came when the Transportation
    Security Administration (TSA) approved unmanned oneway
    corridors. These one-way corridors separate passengers
    and can only be used in one direction. If a passenger tries to go
    the other way, an alarm is triggered. Until now, these corridors
    have been supervised by a TSA agent. At the end of 2011, when
    we installed the very first one-way corridors at American airports,
    the TSA was sceptical. After two years without incident,
    however, the TSA was convinced and issued the authorization to
    operate one-way corridors without attendant personnel.

    eGates increase efficiency
    eGates are self-boarding gates, one-way corridors, boarding-pass control, etc

    Automated boarding pass control

    Automated checking of boarding passes
    improves passenger flows at the entrance
    to the departure zone prior to the security
    checks. Boarding-pass control gates
    help airport staff to check boarding
    passes more efficiently and reduce waiting
    times at the entrance to the departure
    hall. Queues can be avoided, and
    because it is easier for airport security
    staff to keep control, they have more time
    to look after passengers that need help.

    Automated border control
    Shorter queues and improved passenger
    flows at arrival and departure control
    contribute to greater general efficiency
    at the airport and take some of the load
    off border officials. They have more time
    to help passengers who might need it –
    such as families, groups and disabled
    people – without holding up other passengers.
    Automated passport control
    helps achieve these goals and provides
    additional benefits such as more efficient
    recognition of invalid or forged

    Self-boarding gates
    One of the main causes of delays at airports
    is long passenger boarding times.
    This does not just create inconvenience
    for passengers, but also leads to security
    risks, as well as generating costs that
    can run into the millions. Self-boarding
    gates help reduce queues and improve
    service. While the majority of passengers
    are going through these automatic gates
    to board the plane, ground staff have
    time to look after anyone who needs
    help, including older or disabled passengers,
    or those with small children.
    Kaba is the leading provider worldwide
    of self-boarding gates. It has installed
    thousands of gates throughout the
    world, in the process gathering unique
    experience of collaboration with partners
    including airlines, airport operators,
    architects and system integrators.

    One-way corridors
    One of the most sensitive aspects of airport
    security is maintaining the separation
    between the public area (landside)
    and the secure area (airside). On arrival
    at their destination, passengers should
    be able to leave the plane and cross over
    quickly and easily from airside to landside
    without coming into contact with
    departing passengers. Security regulations
    stipulate that unauthorized individuals
    must not gain access to the airside.
    This means that arriving passengers
    must not be able to turn back. Nor
    should any other unauthorized person
    be able to enter the airside. Kaba’s oneway
    corridors let arriving passengers
    exit airside smoothly while preventing
    them, or anyone else, from returning to
    the secure zone.

    Reference list
    Germany Frankfurt International Airport, Dusseldorf International
    Airport, Munich, Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt
    Airport, Cologne-Bonn, Stuttgart, Hamburg International
    Airport, Hannover-Langenhagen, City Airport Bremen
    Austria Vienna International Airport
    United Kingdom Birmingham, London Heathrow International
    Airport, London City Airport, London Gatwick, London
    Stansted, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow International Airport,
    Liverpool, East Midlands International Airport
    Ireland Dublin
    Sweden Malmö-Sturup Airport (Braathens Aviation)
    Norway Oslo Airport Gardermoen, Trondheim Airport,
    Alesund Airport Vigra, Stavanger Airport Sola
    Denmark Copenhagen Airport Kastrup
    Iceland Reykjavík-Keflavík Airport
    Belgium Brussels
    France Aéroports de Paris Orly, Aéroports de Paris Charles
    de Gaulle
    Switzerland Geneva International Airport, Zurich, Euro
    Airport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg
    Romania Timisoara “Traian Vuia” International Airport,
    Cluj-Napoca International Airport
    USA McCarran International Airport Las Vegas, George
    Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston, Logan International
    Airport Boston
    United Arab Emirates UAE Abu Dhabi International Airport
    Singapore Singapore Changi Airport

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