AirportLabs Appliance: Ensuring Uninterrupted Airport Operations

September 13, 2023
AirportLabs Appliance: Ensuring Uninterrupted Airport Operations

In today's interconnected world, the aviation industry relies heavily on cloud-based solutions to streamline operations, enhance passenger experiences, and ensure the efficient functioning of airports. AirportLabs, a pioneering force in airport systems, has consistently been at the forefront of cloud adoption in the industry. As we continue to delve into our innovative solutions and architecture, we want to shine a light on one of our unique risk mitigation strategies: the AirportLabs appliance.

The AirportLabs Journey

AirportLabs has a long history of trailblazing advancements in cloud adoption for airport systems. We have introduced several industry-firsts that have not only transformed airport operations but have also set new benchmarks for efficiency and reliability. Our commitment to harnessing the power of the cloud has allowed us to revolutionize the way airports manage their operations and deliver information to passengers.

However, as pioneers, we are also acutely aware of the need to prepare for rare but potentially catastrophic scenarios that could disrupt airport operations. One such scenario is the loss of internet connectivity, even when redundant links are in place. In these extremely rare instances, we knew we needed a solution that could provide the last line of defense to ensure the seamless functioning of airports. That is where the AirportLabs appliance comes into play.

Introducing the AirportLabs Appliance

The AirportLabs appliance is a purpose-built solution designed to safeguard airport operations in the event of a complete internet connectivity outage. Its primary role is to ensure that airports can continue to manage their operations and keep passengers informed through Flight Information Display Systems (FIDS) screens. This is made possible by enabling local data integrations and manual input, effectively reducing dependence on external data integrations that may also fail during an outage.

Moreover, the appliance offers a convenient method for integrating internal data with our cloud services. This flexibility allows airports to seamlessly blend their internal systems with our cutting-edge cloud infrastructure, enhancing their overall operational efficiency.

Maintenance-Free Peace of Mind

One of the standout features of the AirportLabs appliance is that it requires zero maintenance from airport staff. Instead, it is managed by our team of specialist AirportLabs staff using the same rigorous processes and tools that govern the rest of our cloud infrastructure. This hands-off approach ensures that airports can focus on their core responsibilities, knowing that their last line of defense is being expertly managed by professionals who understand the intricacies of airport operations.

The AirportLabs Appliance has been developed since 2018. It ensures interruption-free operation in multiple international airports ranging from 20 to 80 million passengers per year.

In essence, the AirportLabs appliance is a critical component of our commitment to ensuring uninterrupted airport operations. While internet connectivity failures are rare, the potential impact on an airport's functioning cannot be underestimated. With our appliance in place, airports have a robust and reliable solution that allows them to weather even the most challenging connectivity storms. It is just another example of how AirportLabs continues to innovate and provide the aviation industry with the tools needed to thrive in an ever-evolving technological landscape.