Prague Airport Receives the Prestigious Digital Transformation Award
Prague Airport has once again confirmed that it is among the leaders in the field of innovation. The largest international airport in the Czech Republic won the Digital Transformation Award for a set of innovative solutions which improve check-in efficiency and operational safety. The jury of experts praised not only the unique AeroTrafficPRG web application, which ensures a perfect overview of the situation at the airport for all drivers, but also the advanced meteorological module and other innovations. Prague Airport was also recognised in the 2022 HR Excellence Award category, in which it received the Highly Commended award for talent recruitment and employee care.
“I am glad that we succeeded against the strong innovative project competition from all over Europe. We have used the latest digital innovations and technologies to increase operational safety, and I believe that these projects will also help us make the daily operation of the airport more efficient. Another benefit is that our innovative solutions are universal, and if there is an interest, they can be used at airports all over the world,” Jiří Pos, Chairman of the Prague Airport Board of Directors, said.
Prague Airport received an award for the AeroTrafficPRG web application, the meteorological module in the PRINCE application, the AutoTOBT module providing, through a unique algorithm, the prediction of the completion of aircraft ground handling, and the ISH platform enabling extremely fast data sharing with systems within the company and with external partners.
The AeroTrafficPRG web application is designed for all standard web browsers. It uses the airport situational map and, thanks to the connection with radars, offers a perfect overview of the situation at the airport. The application alerts drivers of an approaching aircraft when crossing taxiways or when entering the runway and its protection zone. At the same time, it warns drivers of airport vehicles about thunderstorms or strong winds. The application is available to vehicle drivers on easy-to-read tablets.
The advanced meteorological module is part of the PRINCE – Prague Information Cockpit Ecosystem application, which enables real-time monitoring and management of traffic at Václav Havel Airport Prague. This common platform contains not only information about the weather, but also about all flights and handled aircraft. The meteorological module offers an overview of the current weather, the outlook for the next 5 days, and historical data. It also warns users about thunderstorms or strong winds.
The Digital Transformation Award is announced by the joint initiative of ACI Europe and the SESAR Joint Undertaking (Joint Enterprise for Single European Sky ATM Research).