Since 2018, Groundforce, a Spanish operating handler, has been an ADVEEZ key partner for fleet management and maintenance optimization. Early 2018, Groundforce wanted to improve significantly their maintenance costs and...
Maintenance optimization with Groundforce
Since 2018, Groundforce, a Spanish operating handler, has been an ADVEEZ key partner for fleet management and maintenance optimization. Early 2018, Groundforce wanted to improve significantly their maintenance costs and operational efficiency in their airports.
After a successful proof of concept on 8 GSE, Groundforce and ADVEEZ has extended the deployment to a 120 GSE pilot project in Madrid. And this year, these projects lead to the signature of a frame agreement for their global fleet of 1400 GSE.
Challenges to answer
Many questions arose to improve the daily operation performances.
- Are the assets in the correct parking stand?
- Can we manage the driver authorizations and improve its GSE utilizations?
- How can we decrease corrective maintenance based on a driver access control management?
- Can we save energy and optimize the idle time (engine on but no real operation of the GSE)?
- How many GSE need or are in maintenance?
- Can I invoice in real time the GSE utilization?
All these challenges are tackled with ADVEEZ telematic solutions allowing to capture data in real time.
ADVEEZ telematic solutions for connected handlers
Thanks to the ADVEEZ FAMA module placed inside the GSE, all captured data from the vehicle are available in real time: location, speed, energy, hour-meter, etc…
The impact is also on maintenance. With the captured data, the system knows where the GSE are, their allocation and usages. Therefore, maintenance forecasts are enhanced and planned.
The hand-free access control is facilitating the operations with the drivers. The system allows them to start the GSE and all information related to the driver are known in real time.
Thus, the ADVEEZ effective hardware and captured data allow fleet management improvement and operation optimization in real time.
Groundforce uses ADVEEZ Localeez® web platform to track and manage their GSE fleet for daily operations and analysis. Since the beginning of this partnership, Groundforce has significantly contributed to Localeez® web platform improvement. And additional features were specifically developed to deliver a real business application, perfectly in line with daily operations.
For the fleet management, Groundforce already has an specific IT environment in place. ADVEEZ took this into account with its API and ensures the interoperability between the captured data and the web platform.
Efficiency and project roll out
Better fleet management combined with better maintenance forecasts have significantly improved smooth operations and organization for Groundforce. And therefore, the roll out phase is now on-going to finalize the installation of ADVEEZ fleet asset management system.
This successful key partnership demonstrates the perfect combination of Groundforce experience in ground support operations and ADVEEZ expertise as a key player in asset management solutions based on a powerful hardware and web platform.
Today thanks to this great first achievement, Groundforce and ADVEEZ signed a frame agreement to equip up to 1400 GSE across 10 different airports managed by Groundforce. The roll out phase is on-going in Madrid and will continue during 2020 in Barcelona.
Toulouse, France – 8 octobre 2019. After one year of research and development in close partnership with Sabena technics Bordeaux, ADVEEZ is proud to celebrate the success of the Indoor...
Indoor and outdoor assset tracking - Sabena technics
Toulouse, France – 8 octobre 2019. After one year of research and development in close partnership with Sabena technics Bordeaux, ADVEEZ is proud to celebrate the success of the Indoor Outdoor Asset Tracking roll-out. With this innovative project, ADVEEZ has developed a new indoor and outdoor tracking module to locate the right equipment for the right aircraft operation with an accuracy ranging between 3 to 5 meters.
Tackling multiple challenges
Aircraft maintenance facilities are highly constrained due to metallic infrastructure which does not facilitate asset tracking. To increase daily operation efficiency and productivity in giant multiple sites, Sabena and ADVEEZ have developed together this real time indoor and outdoor tracking solution. In addition to this feature, the solution also provides the maintenance status to optimize action scheduling.
Combining Sabena technics operational expertise on the field with ADVEEZ engineering know how, the teams have designed global solutions including hardware, embedded software, data uplink technology, web platform to display decision-making data.
This project was carried out in 3 different phases: the initial phase consisted in a proof of concept to demonstrate the technology. It was followed by an extended pilot project with an increasing number of assets equipped to measure the solution efficiency and data integrity. Finally, there was the roll out on 300+ assets allocated in 8 hangars of Sabena technics’ site in Bordeaux-France.
Several challenges have been faced to meet Sabena technics’ requirements such as module autonomy, telecommunication technology compatible for both indoor and outdoor environment, interference testing or IT interoperability to include the existing maintenance system interface. In addition to the asset tracking and location goal, the objective is to collect the status of the asset availability to make sure that operations are handled properly, according to the aircraft type and in line with the internal safety rules.
An innovative hybrid indoor and outdoor module.
Each challenge has now been solved: workers can locate at a glance on Localeez®, the dedicated mobile app (available on iOS and Android) or on the web application, any of the 300+ equipment inside or outside the facility. Thanks to the interactive map, Localeez® indicates in real time where are the assets, if they are moving or static.
With ADVEEZ in-house data capture technology, the solution relies on a beacon-based infrastructure to communicate outside relying on LoRa and inside in Ultra Wide Band (UWB) technology to locate each asset by GPS triangulation. A private LoRa network has been created especially for this project. Both technologies UWB and LoRa are combined for the first time in one device to allow less infrastructure and a faster installation.
A great success for both teams.
On the 1st of July, Sabena technics has launched officially and internally the use of the IOTM solution. Immediately the overall usability of the system and web interface have been appreciated thanks to the accuracy and consistency of the data available in real time. Now workers operate on their tasks more efficiently and faster.
« Sabena technics is deploying an ambitious digital transformation plan among its core activities in airframe & component maintenance as well as aircraft modification. This plan includes actions from in-depth business rethinking to operational optimization to ease daily processes. For tools, Sabena technics selected ADVEEZ to co-develop an integrated solution to cope with indoor / outdoor geo-tracking. The project team make it happen sharing innovative vision, mutual trust and hard work. Thanks to both teams for this involvement.” François Doré, SVP Strategy and Innovation.
Sabena technics is now looking for a roll out in other sites to increase the efficiency of their operations management.
About Sabena technics
Sabena technics is a leading French independent provider of aircraft maintenance & modification solutions. With over 2 800 employees based in 14 sites worldwide, the Group supports a large range of aircraft from regional, narrow and wide body, to military fleets. Its long experience, combined with its strong industrial resources, allows it to answer each of its customers’ needs with complete and dedicated solutions: Airframe MRO, CAMO, Component MRO, Modifications, Supply-Chain, Painting, and Training.
Since 2011, ADVEEZ develops innovative hardware & software data capture solutions for telematics to monitor and optimize critical assets management and improve user safety. The ADVEEZ Airport equipment and asset tracking solution is currently being used by major airlines and equipment handlers at more than 50 airports across Europe and North America where our offices are based. In addition, ADVEEZ deploys IoT safety solutions with automatic speed limitation, hands-free access control or innovative fall detection.
DELTA chooses ADVEEZ for its fleet and operation management in Atlanta and other US airports sites. Tracking and maintenance of their critical airports assets were the main challenges. DELTA launched...
Fleet management with Delta
DELTA chooses ADVEEZ for its fleet and operation management in Atlanta and other US airports sites. Tracking and maintenance of their critical airports assets were the main challenges.
DELTA launched a tender process to find a new fleet management provider in 2014. They selected ADVEEZ to manage GSE on their Atlanta site and main US airports.
Indeed as airports are growing in size and traffic, real time 1400 GSE tracking and maintenance optimization are key for turnaround operations.
Thanks to ADVEEZ FAMA (Fleet Asset Management for Airport), DELTA knows in real time the location of its assets on the ground. Workers avoid wasting time searching the assets. Moreover the GSE usages are optimized thanks to data capture directly on the vehicles.
For example, maintenance becomes preventive thanks to our products. Before ADVEEZ, the maintenance was applied to all vehicles every 6 months and costs were very high. With ADVEEZ, the maintenance is scheduled every 500 hours of the vehicles. Now maintenance hours and costs are rationalized and optimized.
The digitalized data are displayed in ADVEEZ web application Localeez®, an interactive map. Localization and monitoring of the assets are easy to visualize. Alerts and reports are customized by the managers and pushed when necessary to the users.
With ADVEEZ connected solution, DELTA has improved significantly their turnaround operations and fleet management on their airports. In addition, maintenance costs have decreased thanks to a better prevention and optimization.
Now ADVEEZ develops other IoT solutions with DELTA on multiple airport sites around the US.
AIRBUS has awarded ADVEEZ a contract to manage its fleet of 1000+ GSEs used in the Final Assembly Lines of its aircraft at Toulouse airport site… Airbus challenge is...
Fleet management with Airbus
AIRBUS has awarded ADVEEZ a contract to manage its fleet of 1000+ GSEs used in the Final Assembly Lines of its aircraft at Toulouse airport site...
Airbus challenge is to manage in real time its GSE fleet at Toulouse airport site.
ADVEEZ has been appointed by Airbus to manage its fleet of 1000+ GSE (Ground Support Equipment). The Final Assembly Lines (FAL) of its aircrafts use them at the Toulouse site.
The ADVEEZ FAMA (Fleet Asset Management for Airports) system allows Airbus to optimize its GSE fleet for its daily operations.
In addition to motorized vehicles tracking, the delivered solution is collecting data through low-powered wide area networks (LPWAN).
After the completion of a pilot phase as part of a tender process, ADVEEZ is proud to be the choice of the European aircraft manufacturer.
Indeed, ADVEEZ expertise in low-power wide area networks and embedded technologies have been critical during the selection for this large-scale project.
The roll out phase starts in September 2018 at the Toulouse site. Airbus is now part of ADVEEZ key customer circle which include: Aviapartner, Alyzia Groupe 3S in Europe, and Delta Airlines in the US.
Toulouse – September 2019 – ADVEEZ has been granted with ISO 9001:2015 certification, an international standard that ensures our product and services meet the customer needs through a high-quality management...
ADVEEZ is proud to announce ISO 9001:2015 Certification
Toulouse – September 2019 - ADVEEZ has been granted with ISO 9001:2015 certification, an international standard that ensures our product and services meet the customer needs through a high-quality management system.
A continuous improvement and traceability policy.
Quality is always a priority for ADVEEZ. The decision to work towards ISO 9001:2015 accreditation demonstrates our commitment to continually improve our products and services. To become ISO 9001:2015 compliant, ADVEEZ underwent an extensive company-wide audit that included quality management system development, a management system documentation review and clearance of non-conformances. This audit has been done for all our activities in development, manufacturing and distribution of systems (hardware, software and services) for asset and user management.
Relentless focus on excellence.
Bureau veritas is one of the most rigorous and well-regarded certification organization in the world. ADVEEZ has been audited by Bureau Veritas to certify us in September 2019. Gaining ISO 9001:2015 accreditation reinforces ADVEEZ relentless focus on creating industry leading product and services, measured against international industry excellence benchmarks.
“Focusing on quality and standards of ISO certification is very important for ADVEEZ. It means our customers have complete assurance that our products and services operate to the highest quality standard. Moreover, this certification attests the company’s commitment to ensure continuous improvement and excellency in our management systems for our customers.” says Karim BEN DHIA, ADVEEZ President.
To answer this new ALYZIA Groupe 3S challenge, ADVEEZ teams up with Hub One. Working with more than 50 airlines, Groupe 3S Alyzia manage a fleet of 600+ vehicles and...
Fleet management with Alyzia Groupe 3S
To answer this new ALYZIA Groupe 3S challenge, ADVEEZ teams up with Hub One.
Working with more than 50 airlines, Groupe 3S Alyzia manage a fleet of 600+ vehicles and equipment. All the fleet is dedicated to airport traffic assistance. They are specialized in the ground support equipment at Paris Airport and in French regions. As part of their process, Alyzia Groupe 3S is always looking for service quality improvements.
Facing operational challenges due to their fleet size, Alyzia address these issues to Hub One and ADVEEZ to get a connected and digitalized solution.
Thanks to our FAMA product, the ground localization of each equipment is made in real time.
Moreover equipment-usage habits and working-hours data are captured in real time. And they are sent to our web interactive map Localeez®.
And human resources have been involved. Indeed they have sensitized users GSE (Ground Support Equipment) driving authorizations thanks to our hands-free customized access control. And they have improved the drivers' training.
A 5-year deal signed, ADVEEZ with partner Hub One install the connected solutions on more than 200 equipment running in Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport.
According to François DUCOURNAU, Head of purchasing: “This is a project that allow us to improve significantly our fleet management on the ground.”
In 2016, Marseille Airport has been a pioneer in terms of security and safety on the ground and in the baggage galleries. In order to get fast and effective results,...
Speed control system for safety - Marseille Provence Airport
In 2016, Marseille Airport has been a pioneer in terms of security and safety on the ground and in the baggage galleries. In order to get fast and effective results, they have decided to undertake an innovative process for safety using telematic technology.
Ruled by a Police decree, ADVEEZ automatic speed control system have been set up on all GSE throughout a few months. At the end of the process, all stakeholders have noticed a real safety and sound difference in the working environment. A safe feeling for everyone has changed permanently operations and working conditions on the ground and in the baggage gallery.
“This speed limitation system is a revolution! All airport employees and ground handlers are feeling safer and less stressed. Moreover, the noise emissions have significantly decreased. Many benefits came from this solution.” says M. Azemar, Security and safety Director for Marseille Provence Airport.
Safety challenges for airports
As airport professionals knows, baggage galleries can be very crowded, busy and noisy.
Indeed, pedestrians are sharing this small space with motorized vehicles and trolleys. Accidents, infrastructure injuries and insecurity are common if the rules are not respected. Furthermore, the decibel numbers can rise very easily.
All these disturbances may cause disruptions during airport operations for handlers, airlines companies and ultimately for passengers.
ADVEEZ speed control system
To address these issues, they contracted ADVEEZ to deploy its Speed Control System on the baggage gallery.
One connected module is installed in each vehicle communicating by Bluetooth with beacons fixed on the infrastructure. The beacon location defines the perimeter of the slowdown area. The GSE speed is automatically and smoothly reduced to 8 km/h when the vehicle enters in the baggage gallery.
Thus, they are insured to drive at a pedestrian speed. And speed bumps are no longer necessary which decrease significantly the vehicle damages and the decibels in the area. Indeed, the noise intensity has been divided by 4, thanks to this connected system.
Outside the perimeter, normal speed is ensured for normal running operations.
Improved working environment and cost savings
There is a before and an after the speed control system in the airport.
Indeed, Marseille Provence Airport reports that the telematic system has improved safety and quality of work in the baggage galleries for all the airport stakeholders. No more accident or injuries and less noise have been observed with the system.
Thus, by avoiding important infrastructure reparations, they have made great costs savings on insurance and maintenance.
Now, the airport is working with the handlers to extend the system into new zones inside and around the buildings. They would like to make safer and more silent area for both employees and passengers while saving money, a win-win solution for everyone.
To see the demonstration of the speed control system you can see our videos : https://youtu.be/dBweIVrV0KM.
Automatic speed control: a concerted action In 2018, the Apron Safety Committee (ASC) of Brussels Airport, in collaboration with the Health & Safety services of Brussels Airport Company (BAC) and...
Safe speed limiter system - Brussels Airport Company
Automatic speed control: a concerted action
In 2018, the Apron Safety Committee (ASC) of Brussels Airport, in collaboration with the Health & Safety services of Brussels Airport Company (BAC) and the baggage handlers, installed a system to automatically limit the speed of electric vehicles in the baggage rooms to 5 km / h.
BAC and the handlers proposed a plan of action and, through market research, started looking for suppliers and systems on the market. ADVEEZ came out first in the selection procedure. The proper functioning of the system was ensured through a test phase, during which Brussels Airport and the handlers were able to extensively test the technology and evaluate it for technical limitations or operational risks.
After a positive evaluation, ADVEEZ installed beacons in all baggage rooms at Brussels Airport. The handlers’ electric baggage carts were equipped with receivers to automatically limit their speed in the baggage rooms to 5 km / h.
Safer for airport teams and handlers
“Aviapartner Belgium NV is pleased with the installation of the automatic speed limiter system at Brussels Airport, which has noticeably increased safety at work. To Aviapartner among others this is an effort that is bearing fruit for all employees in the often busy work environment of the baggage room. ”Koen Wauters - Aviapartner Belgium NV
“The installation of the speed limiter system in the baggage rooms of Brussels Airport has ensured that employees of Swissport Belgium NV can perform their duties in a safer environment and under safer conditions. This measure is part of Swissport's safety policy. ”Sam Sollie - Swissport Belgium NV
By installing this speed limiter system for passenger baggage transport, Brussels Airport provides a solution to carry out baggage handling operations in a safer way. This project is in line with the vision of Brussels Airport Company to guarantee maximum safety.
After all, monitoring the use of the equipment is a must to ensure a high-quality service at the airport and prevent safety incidents as much as possible.
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