Indra to help Kenya modernize operations at gateway airports

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Published: May 7, 2012

Spanish IT specialist Indra will help Kenya’s air navigation services provider, Kenya Airports Authority (KAA), modernize terminal operations at the country’s two international gateways: Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta and Mombasa’s Moi airports.

Indra will integrate a new AODB (Airport Operational Database) system with the SAP-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) resource management system, making it possible for KAA to significantly increase efficiency by facilitating a much greater degree of automation.

The AODB system will streamline the collection of a wide range of airport operational information and update in real time all the data necessary for managing and allocating resources, such as boarding bridges, vehicles, ground personnel and check-in counters. This will help KAA improve service levels for both airlines and passengers, while at the same time optimizing resources. Increased automation should also help minimize the potential for management errors.

The new ERP system will support the management of the entire KAA business, allowing greater integration of the management systems used at Nairobi and Mombasa airports. As a result, operational information will flow automatically into the ERP finance module, automating invoicing and collections. The ERP will also include human resources, logistics and purchasing and market intelligence modules, all of which will help KAA to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

Indra will maintain these systems for the next five years.

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