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Abu Dhabi Airport Services and proveo: A Long-Standing Partnership

(PresseBox) (Abu Dhabi/Frankfurt, ) In line with its plans to establish Abu Dhabi as a preferred tourism destination the Government is turning its airport into a regional hub. Projections for 2010 expect ten million passengers a year. In order to cope with the rapid growth, Abu Dhabi Airport Services has decided to equip their entire high loader fleet with the proveo Airport Visualiser.

Abu Dhabi Airport Services (ADAS) and proveo have a long-standing partnership. Actually, the company was proveo's launch customer for a pilot study in the Middle East. Last year ADAS decided to purchase a number of Trepel CHAMP 70 W high loaders, and combined the move with the set-up of a pilot installation of the proveo Airport Visualiser. The Airport Visualiser enables users to monitor and control literally all asset-related processes on a single screen benefiting from real-time data and mission-critical reporting. ADAS' high loaders were equipped with proveo's Infoman hardware device straight at the Trepel factory in Tauberbischofsheim (Germany) reducing the installation efforts on the ground in Abu Dhabi to close to zero.

The Airport Visualiser helps ADAS to easily locate their loaders among the other 500+ motorised GSE in use on the apron at Abu Dhabi. Based on the good experience with proveo, ADAS has recently decided to widen the scope of the pilot project and equip their entire fleet of 43 high loaders as well as three towed GPUs, three ACUs and a Douglas TBL with the Infoman hardware. The project will start in May and is expected to go live during summer with a trial phase.

"Due to the rapid growth experienced at Abu Dhabi, ADAS needs to invest in systems that support the ground handling business and that provide the management team with accurate operational information. We were pleased to increase the scope of this pilot project over our peak summer period and look forward to benefits we will gain from the output as well as the ability to provide a business case for a full roll out", says Richard Backhouse, Assistant General Manager Strategic Planning, at Abu Dhabi Airport Services.

Abu Dhabi Airport Services was established in 1976 with the aim of improving the standard of aircraft ground handling in the emirate. Today, ADAS provides ground services in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain airports and at Al-Bateen, Delma and Al-Dhafra bases. At Abu Dhabi International Airport, ADAS provides services to over 40 airlines, including passenger, mixed and full freight services. ADAS has over 2,400 employees of various nationalities that are employed to cover the wide aspects of handling services.