After the movie Sully was screened in China, people were much more concerned about plane take-offs and landings. But legendary heroes who save the world mostly exist in movies. In real airports, flight scheduling is not stressful. Captains rely on the powerful and intelligent network technology support in the sky and on the ground.

Flight Delays Cannot Be Attributed Only to Smog

Statistics show that passenger throughput at the Capital International Airport exceeded 90 million for the first time in 2016, marking the airport as one of the busiest in the world. The rapid growth of airport businesses, plus the irregular emergence of “super smog”, challenges the airport’s ground guarantee. The pressure is manifested in how to raise the flight punctuality rate, reduce safety risks, and improve passenger and airlines’ satisfaction with airport services.

Capital International Airport Ranking Second in Passenger  Throughput in the World

Capital International Airport Ranking Second in Passenger Throughput in the World

However, guarantee measures cannot be quickly taken because of weather changes, mechanical failures, complex processes, and tardy ground service guarantee. Data collection quality is poor, reporting to superiors on voice intercom is inefficient, and ground staff make mistakes. Most importantly, these factors may lead to tardy and inaccurate command and dispatch decisions, and consequently major service quality problems occur and a large number of passengers strand at the airport.

Capital International Airport became the world’s second largest airport in passenger throughput since 2011. Its daily inbound and outbound flights exceed 1,800, and accurate flight time is very necessary. To improve the service quality of civil aviation in an all-round manner, the airport must adopt more efficient information-based means and management tools to build new technologies for aviation ground service guarantee. The new technologies should be capable of transmitting ground guarantee data quickly, effectively and accurately. They need to transmit aircraft flight data to replace paper and USB flash drives to improve command and dispatch efficiency and promote effective resource utilization. The new technologies should also collect data, perform statistical analyses, and big data analysis on the business process to help with decision-making; issue emergency information; send information to service personnel; enable emergency plan reviews; and monitor mobile video feeds to provide quick and effective emergency information for decision makers.

The Airport Worked with Ruijie to Build a Highly Reliable Ground Dispatching Network

As a leading brand in China’s data communication solutions, Ruijie Networks promotes dedicated wireless networks for civil aviation airports and wireless ground command and dispatch networks. Ruijie is committed to creating professional solutions that make civil aviation airports safer, more efficient, more convenient, and more environmental friendly. Based on the business requirements of Capital International Airport, Ruijie has launched a simplistic, efficient, low-TCO airport wireless intelligent command and dispatch solution. This solution is highly reliable, scalable, and secure, and is capable of providing mobile data guarantee for airlines, airport departments and units to form a multimedia visualized scheduling closed loop.

Ruijie Wireless AP Deployed in Capital International Airport

Ruijie Wireless AP Deployed in Capital International Airport

Signal Quality Test of Ruijie Wi-Fi Network in Capital International Airport

Signal Quality Test of Ruijie Wi-Fi Network in Capital International Airport

Ruijie Wi-Fi Network Interconnects to Boeing 787 Dreamliner Successfully

The Ruijie airport wireless command and dispatch solution was successfully implemented in Beijing Capital International Airport (T3, T2, and T1). In October 2016, the interconnection between wireless terminals and Air China Boeing 787 was tested successfully. Through joint efforts, the Ruijie professional team provides a new generation of guarantee platform for the airport and airlines, helps the business department achieve digital dispatch, reduces the business errors, and improves ground service efficiency for command, dispatch and monitoring.

Successful Test of Interconnection to Air China Boeing B787 Dreamliner

Successful Test of Interconnection to Air China Boeing B787 Dreamliner

The project leader stated that the high-quality Wi-Fi network and background resources help the airport utilize resources, flatten and refine management, and lower operation costs. The precise transmission of dispatch instructions ensures the accurate collection of data and greatly improves personnel performance, providing strong data support for decision-making and helping the airport take one more step towards smart airport operation.