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AIRDAT expanded existing VISA and Onboard software capabilities to allow Sydney Airport to create an impound register and issue charges.

The challenge

Sydney Airport wished to incorporate a vehicle impounding scheme into their existing AIRDAT Onboard Assurance system. They wanted to promote higher standards, discourage equipment dumping and improve airside safety. AIRDAT’s Onboard and VISA systems were already in place to flag vehicle and equipment defects and Sydney Airport requested that we expand our existing software offering, creating a bespoke impound register.

“Following COVID, a key concern for airports was the need to ensure that equipment which may not have been utilised for some time, was in a safe and appropriate condition. By working with Sydney to add this new impound function, in tandem with our existing ‘defect reporting’ tool, Sydney were able to minimise their exposure to this risk.” 

Charles Cardwell, AIRDAT CEO

The Solution

With Sydney Airport’s requirements forming the basis of the new software, AIRDAT created a new impound feature designed to drive compliance and raise fleet standards for airports. The new tool integrated seamlessly with existing technology. Sydney Airport’s fleet managers utilised the familiar VISA app to scan vehicles or equipment to be impounded while Onboard recorded all communication and issued warnings and charges.

Onboard software allowed users to define workflows, set charges and send notifications to relevant parties whilst recording all data on the impounding process for compliance purposes.

Our mobile app allowed users to quickly scan vehicles and equipment and immediately trigger communication and charges.

Our development team worked with Sydney airport to create a vehicle impounding scheme – expanding AIRDAT’s existing VISA and Onboard software capabilities

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The Result

Sydney Airport’s Airport Operating Licence (AOL) was introduced to govern the standards which airport stakeholders are required to comply with when operating on airport. As part of these requirements, Sydney Airport uses AIRDAT Onboard to register all airside vehicles and non-motorised equipment. All registration permits are equipped with a QR code, allowing operations and compliance staff to use AIRDAT VISA app to scan the vehicle or equipment and raise a defect. 

The AOL established provisions to allow Sydney Airport to impound Ground Service Equipment (GSE) and charge impound fees, in instances where it posed a risk to safety or operational efficiency and was not removed on request by the owner. To facilitate this, Sydney Airport identified and approached AIRDAT with a solution to leverage and enhance the vehicle management capabilities of Onboard and Visa to create an impound register and communicate with owners the equipment status and associated impound fees. Recognising the potential of such a function for airports, AIRDAT partnered with Sydney Airport in the development and delivery of the Impound Feature. The function was built to meet Sydney Airport’s requirements whilst also maintaining flexibility that it can apply to other airports – Nathan McIntosh, Senior Manager Operations Standards & Strategy, Sydney Airport. 

“AIRDAT partnered with SYD in the development and delivery of the Impound Feature. The function was built to meet SYD’s requirements whilst also maintaining flexibility that it can apply to other airports.”

Nathan McIntosh, Senior Manager Operations Standards & Strategy, Sydney Airport

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