Munich/Frankfurt, Sept. 30, 2008 — In a consortium with ESG Elek-tronikstem- und Logistik-GmbH, proveo has recently finalized the world’s largest telematics project at an airport ever. A total of 613 motorized GSE have been equipped with the proveo Infoman hardware at Flughafen München GmbH (FMG, the Munich airport company). The Airport Visualiser application is up and running reliably 24/7.
The benefits FMG is going to achieve by using the Airport Visualiser are numerous, e.g., the utilization of the GSE will be optimized by eliminating search time on the apron. Moreover non-utilized GSE, once identified as such, can be leased out or even sold. This is not only beneficial to FMG’s budget but also to the environment. Klaus Glattenbacher, FMG’s project manager, explains further: “With the Airport Visualiser, we expect to achieve a number of savings for, e.g., fuel expenses, which again has a substantial impact on Munich Airport’s carbon footprint.”
The Airport Visualiser is based on state-of-the-art web technology and is extremely user friendly. There is a vast choice of analysis tools for easy reporting on present and past timeframes. At Munich Airport the system is also used as a means of communication between the workshop and ground handling. Once the workshop team finishes the service or repair of GSE, a FMG engineer labels the GSE as "ready for collection" in the Airport Visualiser for a quick turnaround time back into operation.
User Identification by means of staff ID cards is another important as-pect for GSE operations by ensuring that only operators with the appro-priate authority and/or license can drive a specific piece of equipment. The GSE can only be started after a positive identification of the driver and provided that the driver holds an appropriate license.
Günther Schmitz, vice president of FMG’s Fleet Management, explains the reasons for the decision in favor of proveo: “The concept proposed by proveo was convincing both in terms of organization, technical so-phistication and economic viability. proveo’s in-depth knowledge of the international ground handling business was also an all-important aspect in our decision making. We hope that we will be able to add further GSE to the system in the not too distant future.”
Of course, these kinds of prospects are excellent news for proveo, where staff and management are pleased by the fact that this project — the largest of its kind worldwide — has been finalized to the full satisfaction of the customer, Flughafen München GmbH.