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On an Airport Dream

This post is unusual here, but it is the overcome of an IT project in Gran Canaria Airport’s north expansion. During June and July of 2014 I worked on the final systems testings and Commissioning of the North Expansion of Gran Canaria Airport (LPA), this project marked my 10th Airport’s new Terminal, or expansion, project of my career. So I decided to make a little movie about the beauty of our engineering job, having a new airport’s facility ready for operation is a great satisfaction. This movie was recorded in little rest times we had, with my iPhone 4S, improvising takes and using any architectural element as a tripod. Of course I would like to mention my mates in this project, Ángel, Roberto y Javi, and the amazing local IT staff, led by Julio, Víctor and Antonio.

In the recent years, this movie represents the third product of these years working on airport’s systems integration and Commissioning, the second one is my book edited by the company I work for, Isdefe, about the airport’s systems integration, airport’s processes, dashboards and complex events processing. You can see more about the book in this link, it is free downloadable. The third one, is the personal project I’m developing for showing the technologies and airport’s processes for building an Airport’s Dashboard, you can see the articles published about it in the following links. Airport’s Dashboard Project Articles and Project’s introduction.

You can also follow me at:

LinkedIn: Pedro García

Twitter: @aeriaablog

Facebook: aeriaA in Facebook

Youtube: aeriaA in Youtube

I hope you like the movie. (Turn on the HD on the lower right gear icon and watch it in full screen’s mode).


Other great movies:

On why we are #AvGeeks.

On why we are #AvGeeks Part II.

On why we are #AvGeeks Part III.


On the Aeriaa Airport Dashobard (part II). Architecture

Aeriaa Airport Dashboard

In the previous post (On the Aeriaa Airport Dashobard part I) I introduced the environment of this little demo project. I want in this post define the project scope, in order to develop the “Project Charter”

  • Aeriaa airport, principal stakeholder need an airport dashboard for viewing the status of the primary airport processes.
  • These processes (or flows) are: airplane process, passenger processes (departures and arrivals flows), baggage processes and another group (not less important) with security, power, IT, etc.
  • The dashboard will inform about the status and the future trends and affections of processes and between them.
  • Simple navigation, concise, and simplicity with data visualization.
  • We will access to the dashboad from everywhere.

Also, this dashboard will be used as source for process reengineering.

On the Aeriaa Airport Dashboard (part I)

I would like to start this section with a homemade post. I like planes, I like computers, I like airports, I like the connection between techonology and aviation, so lets make a little application related to airports using some technologies, some of them new for me, to build a demo with some sense. The purpose of this demo is technology self learning and for sharing with you some airports concepts.
Let’s start!

Demo App: The Aeriaa Airport Operation Dashboard.

Imagine that there is a big-size airport called Aeriaa International Airport, with a fake IATA code, AEI (some day I’ll post why the airports code are composed) with about 20 million passengers per year and with one huge terminal building.