Muscat – Oman Airports signed an agreement with To70, a leading Dutch aviation consultancy providing research and advisory services to the global aviation community, on Monday to improve its operations.
The company develops mechanisms to improve airport operations through a programme that enables all teams working at airports to operate under common frameworks.
Through this agreement, Oman Airports aims to improve operations within Muscat International Airport by implementing the specialised Airport Collaborative Decision Making (ACDM) project, which enables partners and customers to work together to ensure seamless operations within the airport.
To improve decision-making processes, reduce flight delays, and increase operational efficiency, the project aims to strengthen relationships between Oman Airports and the airlines operating at Muscat International Airport, ground handling teams, air traffic controllers, and all strategic airport partners, a press release stated.
‘The project will give all partners a clear understanding of how things work, which will enable them to produce quick, efficient solutions for any future modifications to schedules and itineraries.’
Aimen bin Ahmed al Hosni, CEO of Oman Airports, and Ruud Ummels, CEO of To70, signed the agreement.
Commenting on the agreement, Saud bin Nasser al Hubaishi, vice-president of Muscat International Airport and acting chief of operations at Oman Airports, said, “This agreement is a component of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s aim to enhance airport services globally, and to give airlines easier access to services.
“To provide the best experience for passengers and everyone making use of Muscat International Airport – and all other airports in Oman – Oman Airports constantly strives to improve its services.”
Through the agreement, Oman Airports will ensure that the sultanate stays ahead of developments in the aviation sector “through an integrated system that enables us to collaborate more closely with our partners”, added Hubaishi.
He added that the search for international operational best practices is necessary given the presence of more than 30 airlines currently operating at Muscat International Airport.