ABSTRACT Research on the intersection of the areas
of aviation and management information systems is sparse. Just as within other
economic sectors, members of the aviation sector must incorporate new and
existing technologies as they grow to maintain their competitive edge whether
in aircraft systems, airports or other aerospace and aviation related
industries. A proper classification is a prerequisite to systems alignment.
This paper reviews landside airport information management systems, and their
connections and interoperability with other systems and who the key airport
users are. The information presented in this paper is based on interviews and
data collection at a number of representative airports across the United
States. Airport size and function are key considerations in the acquisition of
information management system airside or land side. The implication is that
not all airports are equipped in the same manner and therefore these systems
can only be considered as representative of what exists “on the ground”. This
paper represents a point of departure or a reference for those researchers
interested in a more indepth study of airport information systems on the
Cite this paper
Marks, A. , Rietsema, K. and AL-Ali, M. (2015) Airport Information Systems—Landside Management Information Systems. Intelligent Information Management, 7, 130-138. doi: 10.4236/iim.2015.73012.
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