Toronto Pearson rolls out AI technology at all gates

Toronto Pearson rolls out AI technology at all gates

TORONTO — It’s going to be much faster, smoother and more efficient to go through Toronto Pearson International Airport.

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) announced this morning at Terminal 1 that it is partnering with Assaia to deploy Assaia ApronAI at all 106 gates.

Using artificial intelligence, Assaia tracks every aspect of aircraft turnaround performance, physically preparing an aircraft when it lands until it takes off again for a new flight and monitoring what is happening around the aircraft in real time. The data will then be used to highlight and address inefficiencies, and provide estimates of timeliness to increase gate availability, improve on-time performance and be more transparent with passengers.

“We’re creating the airport of the future, and innovation in apron operations will directly improve the passenger experience,” said Deborah Flint, President and CEO of the GTAA. “We’re pleased for the potential industry-wide transformation that may result from these new technologies. We are laser focused on innovations that will make Pearson and its whole apron ecosystem more efficient while reducing our carbon footprint.”

Assaia has monitored over 1.5 million flights and observed over three million turnaround events while working with Seattle Tacoma Airport, Halifax Stanfield Airport, British Airways, London Gatwick and more.

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