Morocco’s ONDA selects ADB Safegate to update IT systems

The Moroccan Airports Authority, Office National Des Aeroports (ONDA), has partnered with airfield solution provider ADB Safegate to implement an overhaul of its IT systems.

The update will be deployed at 22 of Morocco’s airports and will bring them closer in line with the collaborative decision-making (A-CDM) vision set out by Eurocontrol, which aims to improve the efficiency and resilience of airport operations by optimising resources and improving air traffic predictability.

“Airports are the first impression of any country, and especially in the case of Morocco which is a tourist hotspot with double-digit air traffic growth. Passenger satisfaction is, therefore, our top priority,“ said Mr. El Aoufir, CEO, ONDA.

“ADB SAFEGATE Airport Systems has been our partner for more than 15 years, and is well suited to ensure we’re able to nearly double our passenger capacity – from 37 million in 2019 to 70 million in 2035.“

Key to the revamp will be the centralisation of the IT infrastructure at ONDA’s headquarters, and the merging of solutions from across the airport system, including the Airport Operational Database (AODB), Resource Management System (RMS) and Integration Broker (IB).

Between them, the AODB, RMS and IB can improve flight scheduling and planning, automate resource planning and provide timely information so that airport stakeholders can react quickly during disruptions.

“As Eurocontrol’s first non-European partner, ONDA is at the forefront of implementing ACDM in Africa and is recognized as a strong player in airport management,” said Sebastien Jodeau, Managing Director Airport Systems, ADB SAFEGATE. “Our partnership will prove valuable when ONDA focuses on taking its expertise globally.“