Ultra Electronics Airport Systems Awarded Contract for Gate Management System at Denver International Airport

Ultra will implement UltraResource for real-time gate management at Denver International Airport (DIA) to enable collaborative decision-making – particularly during times of adverse weather conditions. Key benefits include cost savings to airlines operating at DIA, based on industry data that estimates a cost of $1.27 per flight for every 1 second of departure or arrival delay.

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Blue Springs, MO (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

Ultra has been awarded the contract to implement UltraResource, a modern and reliable software platform for real-time gate management at Denver International Airport (DIA). Core functionality provides for planning, optimization, and monitoring of critical airport resources to ensure accurate, timely data for flight arrivals and departures, as well as gate availability, assignments, and schedules.

The system will be used by about half of the airlines operating at DIA, enabling more effective and collaborative decision-making – particularly during times of adverse weather conditions. Key benefits to DIA operations, the airlines, and passengers include:

  •     Substantial and immediate cost savings to airlines operating at DIA, based on industry data that estimates $1.27 per flight for every 1 second of departure or arrival delay
  •     Sharing of information will minimize the time aircraft spend “taxiing” after landing, making DIA a “greener” airport while improving on-time arrivals and departures
  •     Intuitive user administration and better reporting capabilities, allowing automated response to last minute changes of gate assignments
  •     Collection of data for more accurate invoicing, event analysis, and forecasting of “what if” scenarios to improve efficiency and operational flexibility for the airport
UltraResource is easily configurable according to user-defined rules that address key operational criteria such as physical constraints (aircraft type and size), passenger convenience (for connections), marketing considerations, and airline/airport preferences.

“Denver International Airport has an objective to be among the most technologically-advanced airports in the world,” said Ken Greene, Deputy Manager for Airport Operations. “Using the latest in technology for our gate management system allows us to better partner with our airlines for operational excellence.”

In future phases, DIA will be able to add additional capabilities for more efficient passenger flow, baggage management, and aircraft turnaround times based on real-time situational awareness, as well as predictive and trending capabilities.

Once operational, the airlines and their passengers will see immediate and measurable benefits at DIA. Thereafter, UltraResource is the foundation for continuous improvements with a flexible, extensible platform that can grow and react as new business needs arise.

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 Denver International Airport:

Denver International Airport is the 15th busiest airport in the world and the fifth busiest airport in the United States. With more than 52 million passengers traveling through the airport each year, DIA is one of the busiest airline hubs in the world’s largest aviation market. DIA is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $26 billion for the region annually. For more information, visit http://www.flydenver.com.

Enquiries: Paul Drury, Vice President, Sales, Americas
Paul(dot)drury(at)ultra-as(dot)com http://www.ultra-as.com