Barco enhances slot utilization with ARCAS at Düsseldorf International Airport

ATCA, Washington D.C. - 2 November 2004 – Düsseldorf International, Germany’s third largest airport, has chosen Barco’s software solution ARCAS (Airside Slot Capacity Assistant) integrated with the e conX slot optimization plug-in to enhance its runway utilization. The airport has taken this step to further improve the slot consulting services towards the airlines.
The choice for ARCAS with e conX was made because of its integrated capabilities of graphical visualization, optimization and analysis of flight schedules. ARCAS will be used to detect available slots in accordance with the coordinated schedule information and airport slot constraints. The system supports analysis of airline slot requests and allows visualization of free slots for active marketing. This includes support for integration of flights compiled within a waiting list.
Barco’s ARCAS is a very efficient and modular software system designed for flight schedule processing, slot analysis and simulation, and for the visualization and airport resource utilization. The system has been developed in cooperation with Fraport AG for Frankfurt Int. Airport, Germany’s largest airport, where it has been successfully in operation since June 2002. ARCAS/e-conX uses time variances and priorities to allow for a step-by-step optimization process in order to ideally combine user experience with mathematical models.

Integration of Barco’s ARCAS at Düsseldorf International is scheduled beginning of November.

About Düsseldorf International Airport
Düsseldorf International, one of the most important air traffic intersections in Europe, and Germany’s third largest airport, offers its clients an array of flight connections to destinations around the world. Located in one of the most densely populated regions in Europe, the airport supplies an enormous demand of up to 65.000 passengers a day (more than 14 Mio passengers a year). Düsseldorf International is owned by the City of Düsseldorf and Airport Partners GmbH.

About Barco
Barco, an international company headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium, provides visualization and display solutions for professional markets. Barco designs and develops solutions for large screen visualization, display solutions for life-critical applications, and systems for visual inspection. Barco is active worldwide and has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco is quoted on Euronext Brussels and is a BEL 20 and a Next 150 company.

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