Thu 22 Jul 2010

Gentrack deploys new Resource Simulation Solution at JFK International Airport

22 July 2010: Gentrack, developer of the 20/20 Airport Management System, announced today that Terminal One at JFK International Airport in New York has gone live with its 20/20 Resource Operations Simulator (RMS SimOps).

Deployment of the RMS SimOps solution adds another module to Terminal One’s existing integrated 20/20 Airport Management System used for Airport Operational Database, Message Broker, Flight Information Display management, and Resource Management.

20/20 RMS SimOps provides an airport with a self-contained test-bed for running complex airport resource allocation scenarios. This solution was selected by Terminal One to assist with seasonal planning, testing of business rules, and scenario discussions with carriers through active resource visualisation. The solution also enables Terminal One to quickly evaluate ad-hoc flight enquiries from carriers – a key function put to the test almost immediately by Terminal One Operations Manager Neil Samaroo.

“During training for the 20/20 RMS SimOps system, we received a phone call from Air France for a VIP flight enquiry and we took the opportunity to run a resourcing scenario through the new system,” said Samaroo. “We had an answer for Air France within half an hour. Without the new 20/20 RMS SimOps, Air France would typically have waited up to 2-3 days before getting a response from our resource management team. This is a remarkable efficiency gain for Terminal One.”

Nigel Farley, General Manager of Airport 20/20 was also pleased with the success of the project. “The implementation of the 20/20 RMS SimOps solution at Terminal One was very smooth,” said Farley. “The RMS SimOps system has the same look and feel as Terminal One’s existing RMS Operations solution, which enabled us to deploy the solution very quickly and with minimal training.  We are pleased to continue working with the team at Terminal One, providing them with powerful tools such as RMS SimOps to maximise the use of their airport’s resources.”

The 20/20 RMS SimOps system was launched in London at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2009 and has since attracted a lot of interest from airports around the world. The system has been implemented at a wide range of airports including Melbourne International Airport and Helsinki International Airport.