Saab Introduces Aerobahn De-icing Manager

Jul 22, 2013, 09:00 ET from Saab Sensis Corporation

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aerobahn® De-icing Manager from Saab is now available for airport operators, airlines, and de-icing companies to proactively manage and track the aircraft de-icing process. The De-icing Manager adds to Saab's widely-deployed suite of airport and airline automation tools that are creating more reliable and cost effective flight operations.

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The De-icing Manager integrates airport surface surveillance and flight data to provide users with real-time situational awareness of de-icing pad activity. Users can schedule and sequence aircraft into centralized de-icing pads; track de-icing queue lengths and occupancy times; and automatically record de-icing process milestones.

In addition, the Aerobahn De-icing Manager features a number of predictive elements that facilitate better planning of the de-icing process. This includes estimated de-icing queue entry, pad entry, occupancy and exit times; and the generation of recommended push back times that help to limit queue lengths.

"The de-icing process is a critical operation that requires situational awareness, communication and sharing of common information between airlines, airport operators and de-icing service providers," said Ken Kaminski, general manager of Saab ATM. "The Aerobahn De-icing Manager enables all stakeholders to better plan and coordinate during a snow event, reducing taxi time, fuel burn and flight delays even when the weather is at its worst."

The Aerobahn Product Suite (Surface Manager, Departure Manager, Airport Dashboard and De-icing Manager) is designed to improve the efficiency and collaboration of airport authorities, airlines and air navigation service providers. It is the industry's most widely-deployed airport operations management system, currently in use at 25 airports world-wide, including five of the 10 busiest airports in the U.S. (Atlanta, Denver, New York - JFK, Charlotte and Phoenix International Airports.)

Saab provides the global defense and aviation markets with advanced sensor technologies, next-generation radars, automation, and modeling and simulation solutions. It serves military, civil aviation, airport and airline customers in more than 40 countries across six continents.

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers' changing needs. 

SOURCE Saab Sensis Corporation