SITA has completed deploying its next-generation Airport Management solution across 10 airports in India. The unique implementation includes inter-airport collaboration, with airport operations control centres (AOCCs) linking to the central control at Chennai International Airport and a back-up site at Kolkata.The Airports Authority of India (AAI) now has an overview of all 10 airports, enabling optimisation of resources and equipment as well as proactive control over operations. The 10 airports are Chennai International Airport, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, Pune Airport, Tiruchirapalli International Airport, Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram, Calicut International Airport, Mangalore Airport, Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati and Jaipur International Airport.The solution, deployed in partnership with NIIT, was completed in June 2015. Results like operational efficiencies, data security and reduced revenue leakage have already been witnessed. The airport authority’s command and control centre forms the core of the system, which monitors and manages operations at all 10 airports in real-time.Maneesh Jaikrishna, SITA Vice President for India and Subcontinent said, “The result is enhanced inter-airport collaboration using easy-to-use modules for operational planning, giving the airports the flexibility needed to plan and improve business results through a highly integrated approach. Everyone benefits as well as increased efficiency, the automation of flight processing and key processes helps provide more accurate information to passengers. And it facilitates accurate and faster billing cycles for airlines.”SITA’s Airport Management solution, in its adoption of the airport collaborative decision making (A-CDM), has proved to be a stepping stone for these airports. A-CDM is a unified operational process that begins with the activation of an air traffic control flight plan and covers both arrival and ground-handling activities and procedures through to an aircraft’s turnaround and departure.