SMART Airport Operative Database (SMART/AODB)
The SMART Operative Data Base is a state-of-the-art secure, centralized and shared data warehousing system that consolidates all airport flight schedules and airport operational data in a single database. The SMART/AODB has the core database that automatically captures information from all of the other SMART systems running at an airport, processes and shares it between them and external systems. It is a reliable and powerful tool that allows the user to accurately collect, process, store, analyze and distribute airport operational data. All airport operational data is consolidated in a single database ensuring consistency and easily sharing of data.
One of the key roles of the SMART/AODB is to automatically update information from Airline Distribution Control Systems (DCS), Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Networks (AFTN), Air Traffic Control (ATC) systems, meteorological data providers and the other internal systems of the Airport in real-time. The decoded data is received from the Semantic Message Processor System (SMART SMPS) that interfaces with these external systems.
The SMART Airport Operative Database handles seasonal and daily flight schedules and records all flight, passenger and load information. Schedule information can also be entered manually by an airline according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) format in local time or Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The flight schedule include data on airline, flight type, flight number, movement type, flight duration, frequency, arrival/departure times, routing, aircraft type, seating, etc. It also updates the database with any modifications and cancellations of flights. Once the seasonal flight schedule has been built, the Mayfly (list daily flight by calendar date) for the Airport can be extracted. The data is updated in real-time as flights are taking place and distributed continuously to the other SMART Systems that handles ramp management, departure control, display of flight information, etc.
The SMART/AODB also stores data on all physical Airport resources such as terminals, check-in desks, boarding gates, aprons/stands, conveyor belts, carousels, etc. The Statistical Data Management System (SMART/STAT) utilizes the data from the SMART/AODB to perform statistical analysis and the Airport Billing System (SMART/BILL) to determine the items and amounts to be invoiced.