London Luton Airport (LLA) has signed a seven-year contract with aviation IT systems specialist AIRDAT to provide a range of systems, training and consulting services.
AIRDAT recently entered into a three-year contract with the airport for its cloud-based “Passport” training and skills management system, as well as for the provision of airside driver training services. AIRDAT will continue to provide these services but now has an extended mandate to provide:
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- “Onboard” – The company’s cloud-based fleet insurance and management system to cover the “airside operator license” process and airside vehicle permit application / issuance.
- ‘Visa’ – The company audit and training management smartphone application to allow airport teams to audit companies, people and the fleet while on the move.
- Audit consulting services for airside operator license and certificate of competency programs.
Charles Cardwell, CEO of AIRDAT, said: “A tremendous amount of work has gone into redesigning LLA’s airside driver education program over the past three years and we have benefited from great improvements as a result. . It is the contribution of all stakeholders that has helped ensure the success of this project, from LLA to NATS, through ground handling services and airlines, and in particular through the monthly meetings of security. LLA does a tremendous job of bringing the community together to act as a platform for sharing knowledge and making sure everyone’s perspective is considered before any proposed changes are implemented.
Liam Bolger, Airside Manager at LLA, said: “We are really delighted with the impact AIRDAT has had on the quality of airside handling at LLA over the past few years. I am confident that by expanding these services to other areas of the longer-term operation, we will see further improvements, not only in our standards, but also in the overall process for our stakeholders. “