Siemens Logistics has developed a new software solution that enables airports to combine and compare data from a range of functions.
Aviation Data Hub enables a standardised exchange of data in real-time and integrates key metrics for a variety of applications on a central, secure platform. The software breaks up the data silos within the traditional airport IT architecture. The result is improved cooperation between the different players at an airport, for example airport operators and airlines. Airports benefit from a reliable data pool covering all applications – including a complete history as well as the current status of individual functions. Until now, airports, ground handling and airlines had different information on operational activities and processed it individually in their systems. The integration of these datasets enables precise predictions to be made, such as whether a certain piece of baggage will reach a connecting flight within a given time – something that was not possible in the past.
Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Logistics, explained: “For the first time, Aviation Data Hub makes it possible for our customers to combine, compare and further process the wealth of data from various airport functions. Airport operators also benefit from our flexible Software as a Service model.” Alongside the sheer volume of data, the use of diverse data standards is a major challenge within the aviation industry. Aviation Data Hub is based on industry standards such as AIDM and ACRIS. These models define a framework for exchanging data between different airport stakeholders, such as airports, airlines, partners and suppliers.
The applications are developed in Germany and in the MindSphere Application Centre (MAC) in Dubai, which brings aviation experts, software developers, data specialists and engineers together to work with customers to realise digital innovations for airports, airlines, freight service providers and ground-handling services.