EDS systems deal to refine Kai Tak
EDS Asia-Pacific has won a systems integration contract to provide software and training to Jardine Airport Services (JASL).
The system, to be operational at Kai Tak by the end of the year, has been primarily designed as a job-scheduling system.
Maintenance staff will be able to log on to terminals throughout the airport complex to receive specific work instructions.
JASL planning manager Eddie Yeong said: ''Because all relevant flight information is programmed accordingly, our forward planning and forecasting will be that much more precise.'' Users will be able to plan resource utilisation using graphical representations to chart incoming planes, supplies, maintenance needs and schedules, rather than relying on spreadsheets as they have in the past.
Greg Young, EDS Hong Kong senior sales and marketing manager, said: ''Not only will the software increase JASL's efficiency, it will also make better use of manpower.''