Handling Agent System

Information entered by an airline or handling agent will normally be in IATA format in local time or UTC.
Information entered can consist but not limited to the following: -

  • Block On/Off Times
  • Passenger and Freight Information
  • Check-In Desk Opening and Closing
  • Departure Gate/Door Opening and Closing
  • Carousel Opening and Closing
  • New Flight Details (If not entered by ATC)
  • New Estimates of Arrival and Departure Times (If not entered by ATC)
  • Seasonal Schedule Information
  • Flight Matching
  • Schedule Revisions

Trigger or manual operation for all resources.

Block on and off times can be used by the aeronautical billing system to calculate parking time. Another usage is for statistical information on the time it takes aircraft types to taxi onto stand from landing and off stand to departure.

Passenger and freight information can be used to calculate aeronautical charges and produce statistical information for load factor and income analysis.

Check-In opening and closing can be used for triggering the flight information display system status remarks and by the aeronautical billing system for charging purposes.

Departure gate/door opening and closing can be used for triggering the flight information display system and by the aeronautical billing system for charging purposes.

Seasonal schedule information produces the daily mayfly, which in turn is the basis of the flight information being displayed.