Turn Time Management
AT A GLANCE
Extended or unpredictable “turn times” (the interval between an airframe’s arrival and departure) can lead to expensive schedule disruptions and passenger ill will that ripple through an airline’s network throughout the day. PASSUR’s Turn Time Management solution helps airlines and airports successfully optimize tight turn times by monitoring and proactively alerting to bottlenecks at each phase of the aircraft’s cycle through arrival to departure, allowing flight and passenger handling resources to be adjusted to ensure an on-time process
HOW PASSUR SOLUTIONS HELP TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM
The Turn Time solution is a joint offering between PASSUR and Inform GmbH. PASSUR’s flight, airspace, and airport efficiency solutions combined with INFORM’s hub control and turn-management platform enhance the accuracy of important metrics and milestones in a flight’s transition from arrival to departure.
WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE
Solution elements include PASSUR’s Estimated-Time-of-Arrival (ETA) predictions; en-route and terminal airspace constraint predictions; Air Traffic Management (ATM) key performance indicator alerts; and real-time surface surveillance and gate conflict alerting. The INFORM solutions include turn monitoring, prediction of real and potential bottlenecks in above- and below-wing ground operations, optimized deployment and allocation of mobile and static resources, and a suite of equipment localization and mobility options.
KEY METRICS IMPROVED
- Passenger, bag, and crew connections
- Number of gate holds/gate unmets
- Gate swaps
- Ground support head count
- On-time departures
- Airframe utilization
WHAT THE AIRLINE WILL DO DIFFERENTLY
Airlines will adjust the deployment of resources to reflect an earlier and more accurate prediction of when aircraft will arrive at the gate, the status of the airframe as it transitions from arrival to departure, and the status of passengers as they process to the gate and board for departure.
The flight, airspace, and airport predictive analytics that are a core element of the traffic flow component of turn time management are widely used and trusted by the largest US airlines and dozens of leading airports – including flight arrival, airport configuration and performance predictions, and arrival and departure rate predictions.