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Transoft Solutions Introduces AeroCENTRAL

Transoft Solutions, developers of productivity-enhancing software and services for aviation, civil infrastructure, transportation and traffic safety industries, has announced a new addition to their aviation product portfolio that bridges the gap between airside planning and operations.

AeroCENTRAL, the company’s first SaaS solution for the aviation industry, allows users to share key airside infrastructural and operational information across teams and departments, through a single, centralized system. Scalable and easily accessible by various stakeholders, the platform hosts specialised applications for operational and technical planning tasks.

The two applications on the AeroCENTRAL platform that are available at launch are Stand Guide and Specifications. These applications allow airports, airlines, ground service providers and their partners to publish, distribute, and view aircraft parking stand configurations, equipment locations, turnaround procedures, and aircraft technical specifications – ultimately, supporting safer operations and more efficient decision making.

AeroCENTRAL allows users to incorporate existing data, such as details from Transoft’s AviPLAN software, with additional technical and operational data, into a single platform. The platform can also connect to external geographic information systems (GIS) and Airport Operational Databases (AODB).

Intuitive and user-friendly for those of all levels of experience and proficiency, airport planning, operational planning and ground service teams will be able to publish, access and use the same up-to-date airport infrastructure and operational information, or aircraft data.

This removes the need for numerous online and offline data sources, and with the ability to access and use the platform on a range of devices, AeroCENTRAL brings further convenience for the users. AeroCENTRAL ultimately saves time, reduces data duplication, and minimizes the risk of data loss or error, to support users in achieving safe and optimal operational tasks.

“We’re very excited about this product launch and expect AeroCENTRAL to be a game changer for airside operations and planning in the aviation industry”, said Mark Rodrigues, vice president of aviation at Transoft Solutions.

“This platform will streamline how airside operations teams work together with a significant improvement in collaboration, on top of minimizing uncertainty to support safer and more optimal airside operations.

“Additionally, we anticipate that users of Transoft’s AviPLAN software will welcome AeroCENTRAL Stand Guide to their technology stack as it is the only application on the market capable and authorised to migrate AviPLAN design sessions from CAD into a geographic mapping system.”

World’s first walk-through security scanner

Fraport has begun testing the world’s first walk-through security scanner for passengers at Frankfurt Airport.

The R&S QPS Walk2000 from Rohde & Schwarz is designed to speed up security checks, and is currently being put through its paces in Terminal 1’s Concourse A.

Passengers simply walk through the scanner, which utilises AI based detection software to automatically identify metallic and non-metallic objects, at a normal pace without stopping.

The test and evaluation phase is set to last up to six months and will provide Fraport and Rohde & Schwarz with important information to help optimise the system.

New outlets open at LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) believes that it has elevated the guest experience with the opening of a host of new retail and F&B outlets at the West Gates in the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

According to Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and concessions partner, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), the new dining options offer a mix of American classic and international cuisine including the first airport restaurant from celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s brand Chicken Guy!

LAWA says that the new restaurants will provide guests with more choices for dine-in options and faster service using the latest technology for mobile pickup and delivery via LAXOrderNow.com.

Guests can shop for the latest in LEGO sets, travel essentials, iconic candies and chocolates, and top-rated luggage with brands including LEGO, TMZ, InMotion, and opening soon is See’s Candies.

“The West Gates is one of the most modern and innovative airport concourses in the world and these new concessions are a wonderful complement to the exceptional experience our guests can expect when flying with LAX,” says LAWA CEO, Justin Erbacci.

“In partnership with URW, we have assembled a diverse line-up of brands and created opportunity for small-and-minority-owned businesses to participate in our airport concession’s programme.”

Maral Matossian, URW’s general manager for LAX, said: “We are excited to deliver new retail and dining options that continue to elevate the guest experience at LAX.

“A mix of dining options cater to all guests and our newest restaurant, Navarre, will bring flavours we have not seen before.”


Membership Region: Europe

Type of Business: Security

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Abilio, your revenue generator. Abilio has developed the unique ‘Fastliner’ concept, which gives the passenger the opportunity to clear security control at airports without stress and it thereby reduces queuing  time whilst enhancing passenger experience. New revenues f or the airline industry will be generated thanks to our unique product!


Membership Region: North America

Type of Business: Investment

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Yardi is solely dedicated to the design, development, and support of real estate investment management and property management software. We continue to develop and deliver software and services with the highest commitment to responsiveness, quality, innovation, and customer focus.


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Type of Business: Planning and Construction

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Burns & McDonnell provides planning, design, programme management and construction services for airport, airline and military aviation projects. It services include expertise in terminal building advisory services, planning and design; cargo facilities; airport master planning; paving and lighting; and environmental permitting and design.

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