Amadeus provides operational engine at Abu Dhabi’s Midfield terminal

Travel tech specialist Amadeus has revealed its new deal with Etihad Airways to transform the UAE carrier’s global load control system and boost the efficiency of the its operation capability.

The new contract will see Etihad Airways put the ‘Altéa Departure Control Flight Management’ software into action as it seeks to accelerate improvements to productivity by cutting costs with “ increased automation and integration” in order to better manage capacity.

Moreover, the new capabilities will be key at the new Midfield terminal in Abu Dhabi (main image), which is expected to have an annual capacity of 30 million passengers when opened to the public. The solution will enable the airline’s centralised load control function to effectively communicate directly with the aircraft dispatcher using the latest mobile smart devices – improving communication and efficiencies in handling last minute changes.

“Etihad will be able to more comprehensively automate the load control process”

John Wright, VP of global airport and network operations, said: Etihad Airways, said: “As an innovative airline, Etihad is always looking for technological solutions that work efficiently across different platforms to drive operational performance by increasing productivity and reducing costs. By partnering with Amadeus, Etihad will be able to more comprehensively automate the load control process – the key to optimised load distribution, safe flights and preventing costly delays.”

Amadeus’ solution will analyse the passenger and cargo load more precisely, automatically defining the optimal aircraft load distribution whilst being able to more accurately calculate the precise fuel for every flight.

“Airline systems are connected like never before”

Maher Koubaa, executive vice president of airlines in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa for Amadeus, added: “Amadeus is committed to enabling airlines to grow and optimise their operations through technology. Today’s sophisticated airline systems are connected like never before with much simpler management so carriers such as Etihad Airways can boost productivity, reduce the cost of travel and keep customers happy.”

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