Manchester Airport Launches New Mobile Operations Strategy

Manchester Airport, in partnership with enterprise application developer CommonTime, will create and deploy 22 mobile applications to support a number of key operational requirements, including airfield safety inspections, audits and risk assessments.

As UK airport operators face mounting pressures to implement digital strategies, forward-thinking organisations are seeking to leverage mobile in order to unlock new operational process efficiencies. It is these new efficiencies that CommonTime will work with Manchester Airport to deliver.

Head of Airfield, Safety & Compliance for Manchester Airport, Chris Wild, said of the project, “I am extremely pleased that CommonTime were selected by Manchester Airport after a rigorous tender process. CommonTime displayed a comprehensive product to meet our needs and ethos, allowing us to develop a tool which can naturally grow & evolve.”

Apps will include an airfield occurrence report, an aircraft turnaround audit and a hotspot inspection form. The development of an app-based, mobile solution will significantly improve both the accuracy of data captured and time-management across the team.

Ian Knight, CEO of CommonTime, commented, “The CommonTime Infinity platform is perfectly suited to rapidly build and deploy the European Airside Inspection forms that Manchester Airport are seeking to develop. Manchester Airport will be able to realise significant cost savings in auditing process and improve access to records that will benefit the entire airfield operations team.”

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