INFOPAX is an efficient Airport Operational Data Base fulfilling all of the operational requirements of airports in matters of flight management. It is composed of 3 functional modules: the reference data (AODB), the seasonal programme and the real-time programme.
The Airport Operational DataBase is the strategic core of airport management. It contains all of the information to which the flights make reference, such as the airline codes, aircraft types, registration numbers, etc. It also lists all physical resources allotted to these flights such as check-in desks, boarding gates, baggage sorting chutes, exits, conveyor belts and parking areas.
From information provided, automatically or not, by airlines, the airport establishes a list of flights for a given period known as a "season". This list defines the regularity and the days when these flights take place. Connected to the Airport Operational Database, the seasonal programme lists quite comprehensive information on each flight and considerably reduces input errors.
When the seasonal programme is built, INFOPAX breaks it down into days. Then, for each day, it extracts the list of aircraft movements at the airport. The user can then work on each day: grouping flights by type "arrival" or "departure" or supplementing information about these flights.
Each day, the user works on the current days in real-time. He/she completes the status of the flights (flight delayed, called, cancelled, runway time, block time, etc.,) from data received from the control tower, handling agents, companies, etc.
This information is stored in the database and distributed to the public through the VISTA information display system or any other system in place in the airport.