Assaia solutions will make both turnarounds and de-icing more efficient

Zurich, 11 January 2023 – Assaia has today announced that its Turnaround Control solution is being deployed at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. The result will be the more efficient use of existing airport infrastructure, better on-time performance for airlines, as well as more sustainable use of resources and enhanced safety.

“The real-time and historical insights that can inform both airport and airline operations make this solution a clear winner for everyone. Monitoring and measuring every aspect of the turnaround in real-time enables opportunities to make the process more efficient, contributes to maximising the utilization of our assets, and reduces the time each turnaround takes, which is good for the airlines and their passengers.”
– Craig Paul, Director of Technology & Innovation for the Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Assaia’s solution, a combination of Artificial Intelligence and computer vision, will monitor aircraft turnarounds and will also be deployed at the de-icing pad. De-icing can cause delays and even cancellations, particularly as aircraft queue for treatment. The Assaia technology compiles data from the gates and the de-icing pad, incorporating weather information and flight planning data. The result is that pilots receive push-back clearance only when there is adequate space for them to go to the de-icing pad without causing blockages.

“Our technology provides the single source of truth to optimise turnaround times. We examine the tiniest detail of what’s going on at the turnaround to find efficiencies. The temperature in Halifax consistently drops below zero for around four months of the year, so de-icing is a major part of the airport operations. It’s also necessarily a slow process, meaning any efficiency increases can have a significant positive impact.”
– Max Diez, CEO of Assaia

Assaia’s technology drives efficiencies both by highlighting areas for improvement and by monitoring real-time operations to identify any deviations from optimal performance, then sending alerts to the relevant desktops and as text messages.


We are pleased to partner with Assaia to implement the ApronAI Turnaround Control solution at T4. This new solution will not only optimize operations and our work with our business partners, but will also help us to ensure a first-class customer experience at T4.

Roel Huinink
President and CEO, JFKIAT

For most airports, the apron is a a black box. Assaia finally gives our ground staff full insight into every turnaround. This allows them to focus on what really matters, while simultaneously making the work environment safer.

Jason Aspelund
Former Manager Strategic Performance, Alaska Airlines

The real-time and historical insights that can inform both airport and airline operations make this solution a clear winner for everyone.

Craig Paul
Director of Technology & Innovation , Halifax Stanfield International

Assaia's product allows airports and airlines to collect, track, and analyze data in real time; this innovation removes inefficiencies and optimizes performance.

Jim Lockheed
JetBlue Ventures

We’re creating the airport of the future, and innovation in apron operations will directly improve the passenger experience. We are laser focused on innovations that will make Pearson and its whole apron ecosystem more efficient while reducing our carbon footprint.

Deborah Flint
President and CEO GTAA

This data provides the single source of truth covering all turnaround operations. It is, therefore, an integral part of our Airport Collaborative Decision-Making initiative.

Darin Juby
Program Director, Digitalization, GTAA

SEA needed an innovative solution to our capacity problem and have worked with Assaia to optimize the turnaround process resulting in reduced taxi times and increased passenger satisfaction. Assaia has exceeded our expectations, consistently delivering on-time & on-budget.

Samer Tirhi
Airline Scheduling Coordinator, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

With the help of Predicted Off Block Time from Assaia. JFKIAT Operations can be proactive to reduce or eliminate any delays and gate holds

Stephen Tukavkin
VP IT & Digital, JFKIAT

We are proud to be partnering with the Assaia team in our mission to use technology to improve the efficiency and safety of the airport environment.

Raghbir S. Pattar
Director of Airports Transformation, IAG

I had mentioned before, great innovation on your part. With these types of improvements, T4 is always leading at JFK. Thank you

COPA Station Manager

We’re working hard on becoming an airport of the future, and this involves rethinking every part of our ground operations. Assaia’s ApronAI is an integral component of our vision for the ramp of the future.

Abhi Chacko
Head of Innovation & Commercial IT Services, Gatwick Airport

Assaia’s technology adds critical data points to CVG’s early-stage neural network for operational advancements. Structured data generated by artificial intelligence will provide information to make decisions, optimize airside processes, and improve efficiency and safety.

Brian Cobb
CIO, CVG Airport


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