Analysis of Earth observation data for safety monitoring of the airport surroundings

To keep their operations certificate, airport operators need to monitor and manage many different aspects to secure aviation safety. Among these potential safety threats are the airport surroundings, which airport management is obliged to survey and manage to secure safe takeoff and landing. There are many different approaches to handle the surveying obligations of the airport surroundings. The commonality for all current approaches is that they are man-hour intensive, handled in standalone systems, and often demand specialised human resources. Expenses arising from dealing with breaches of limitation surfaces and wildlife management are significant in this context. Particularly the regional and small airports struggle with these responsibilities due to a lack of resources. Large airports allocate greater resources to ensure compliance with these issues. The AMMO service offered analysis of Earth observation data for monitoring of the airport surroundings in terms of safety, and combined it with a cloud and browser-based management system. Aeronautical information can be combined with metadata including audit trail and permission handling for documentation of compliance of all activities in the areas. Ascend, who developed AMMO, provides two distinct services that fits all types and sizes of airports, and excels by being cost-efficient. Last but not least, they do not require specialised human resources to be operated, which is a very important factor for wide acceptance throughout the global airport industry. Ascend provides two distinct services that fits all types and sizes of airports, and excels by being cost-efficient. Last but not least, they do not require specialized human resources to be operated, which is a very important factor for wide acceptance throughout the global airport industry.

ESA
TIA
Aviation
Innovation
Transport
Global
AMMO
Demonstration Project
Completed
Arnaud Runge
Ascend XYZ,