With the progress of information and communications technology, the world is transforming at a never-seen-before speed. The development in ICT has created a major shift towards smart solutions across all fields. Technology is changing the face of aviation. At the recently held Dubai Airport Show 2017, Huawei showcased its full suite of airport-oriented ICT solutions under the theme “Leading New ICT, The Road to Digital Aviation.”
Huawei’s airport ICT solutions include visualized airport operation, panoramic video surveillance and aviation cloud, which together enhance the passenger experience, enable smart operations and intelligent security protection, as well as improve the ICT infrastructure to power aviation cloud platforms. The airport solutions have been developed with industry-leading partners such as T-Systems, SAP, TravelSky – Civil Aviation Cares of Qingdao, YITU, Terra Vision, HYDATA, and SenseTime.
Huawei and its partners showcased a range of ICT solutions tailored to the airport passenger experience, airport smart operations, and airport intelligent security protection systems. Airports around the world are increasing investment in digitalization and smart operations, driven by greater emphasis on travel safety, demand for advanced passenger services and mobile commerce.
Huawei and T-Systems jointly developed the Cloud Flight Information Display System and the indoor positioning Dynamic Milestone system for smart travel. These advanced solutions provide value-added services to passengers based on Huawei and the YITU showcase, a facial recognition system for enhanced airport security. Huawei’s intelligent video surveillance cameras, video cloud storage platform, and aviation cloud, along with SenseTime’s facial recognition system, speed up boarding time by checking biometric tokens rather than boarding passes.
In the airport smart operations area, Huawei’s eLTE wireless communication technologies enable long-distance network coverage and unified access to broadband and narrowband networks. Collaborating with the visualized command and dispatch system by TravelSky-Civil Aviation Cares of Qingdao, the solution ensures efficient utilization of airport resources and improves airport operations efficiency.
Huawei also demonstrated an overall aviation cloud solution jointly developed with industry-leading partners T-Systems, SAP, and TravelSky Cares under Huawei’s “platform + ecosystem” strategy. This end-to-end solution has already been deployed at some major airports worldwide. In addition, Huawei’s Cloud Campus solution delivers high-quality and ubiquitous network access in densely populated areas, reducing O&M costs and accelerating airports’ digital transformation.
By the end of 2016, Huawei had provided ICT products, solutions, and services for more than 40 airports, airlines, and air traffic control authorities worldwide. As announced in October 2016, Dubai Airports is partnering with Huawei to design and build the world’s first Tier III certified Modular Data Centre Complex (MDCC) at Dubai International Airport (DXB), the world’s busiest international airport.