Ultra Electronics Airport Systems (“Ultra”) Awarded Contract to Provide Business Intelligence at JFK T1

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The UltraAPEX Airport Performance EXpert System will assist the Information Technology division at JFK Terminal One in delivering Business Intelligence to stakeholders including 22 international airlines, enabling performance improvement in areas such as passenger flow, baggage management and aircraft turnaround times.

Ultra has been awarded the contract to implement UltraAPEX, the Airport Performance EXpert, to assist the Information Technology division at John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal One in delivering operational performance enhancing business intelligence to terminal stakeholders, including 22 international airlines.

Through measurement and analysis of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), UltraAPEX enables substantial performance improvement in many areas such as passenger flow, baggage management and aircraft turnaround times, offering not only real-time situational awareness but also predictive and trending capabilities. JFK T1 will be able to map out their operational processes and enrich them with their own specific business rules, that when analyzed over time via the centralized event monitoring dashboard and reporting tool will help identify the operational areas ripe for improvement.

UltraAPEX enables multiple stakeholders the ability to efficiently and effectively run core airport operations, ‘manage the amber’ and understand performance over a customizable timeframe. JFK T1 can also now enable Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) processes with a flexible, extensible platform that can grow and react as new business needs arise.

Ultra’s business intelligence platform delivers valued operational performance analysis to airports by enabling them to address the key operational questions any airport needs to answer:

  •     How consistently is my operation performing?
  •     Can I proactively manage developing situations?
  •     Do I have a clear understanding of the key issues affecting operations?
  •     How can I identify the main trends affecting performance?
  •     Does my entire operation work as an effective single unit?

“We carefully reviewed our options of what is on the market around operational performance business intelligence and quickly found that Ultra’s offering enables much more than that, including its ability to be custom tailored for our specific needs was a real differentiator that set it apart from the rest of the marketplace,” said Edward Paquette, Executive Director of JFK Terminal One Management, Inc.

About Ultra Electronics Airport Systems
Ultra Electronics Airport Systems is one of the leading providers of Airport Information solutions, serving more than 100 airports worldwide. Ultra’s comprehensive suite of offerings in Airport Operational Systems, Passenger Processing Systems and Ground Handling/Baggage Systems, which can be delivered as integrated solutions or managed services, meet the key business drivers of airports, airlines and ground handling agents. These offerings help our worldwide customer base to meet their common objectives of improving customer service, increasing efficiency and reducing costs.

About JFK Terminal One Management, Inc.
Terminal One is capable of servicing narrow body, wide body, and the new large aircraft (NLA) plus Airbus A380. Jet bridges can be automatically raised or lowered Arrival Level or Departure Level, as desired. Eleven gates and two hardstands are controlled by our own ramp control tower which is equipped with state-of-the-art radio communications, weather information and gate video cameras. Terminal One offers airlines the newest, most efficient and user-friendly passenger facility at JFK. Twenty-two international carriers operate at Terminal One, including partner airlines Japan Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa and Korean Air.

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