Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) has opened a new Airport Operations Center (APOC) at Rome Fiumicino International Airport.
During the inauguration on November 24, the CEO of Aeroporti di Roma Marco Troncone and the Chief Aviation Officer Ivan Bassato, explained the objectives that led to the construction of this infrastructure as an example of “technological innovation, aimed at revolutionize the approach to airport operations. ”. Work on the project started in 2016 and was designed as part of the European Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) initiative, which aims to improve the performance of air traffic management (ATM).
Built with a total investment of over 20 million euros, partly funded by the European Union, APOC occupies an area of approximately 1,900 m² and is equipped with state-of-the-art technological systems, designed to guarantee operational continuity even in the event of disruption and possible cybersecurity attacks.
With 16 control rooms and 112 workstations, APOC has a unique working area, in which the main players of the airport can work side by side and efficiently manage all the actions necessary for the proper execution of the operation. of the airport. In APOC, the flow of planes, the flow of passengers inside and outside the terminals as well as baggage handling in the two sorting systems will be monitored in real time. The new operations center will ensure that the planning and efficiency of airport operations are optimized and ensure a rapid response to unforeseen events.
Marco Troncone, CEO of Aeroporti di Roma, said: “From today, Fiumicino takes a new step on the way to the airport of the future: the new APOC integrated control center, equipped with the best technologies, will allow more efficient and more resilient airport operations. The technological aspect will enhance the human factor, a sign of integration and coordination between all airport operators, who will be able to manage and monitor in synergy all the main processes, from flight operations to the management of passenger and baggage flows. An important result within the framework of the Aeroporti di Roma strategy based on excellence in the quality and safety of services, sustainability and innovation.