ADS tackled this concern with the introduction of the HPM platform, a free tool primarily designed to enable handling agents to host and control access to their pricing data for use in the APC platform whilst employing multi-layered security measures to ensure the highest standard of GDPR-compliant data protection.
In addition to its primary function as a gatekeeper, HPM is designed to bring other significant benefits to users at no cost, such as increased efficiencies through reduced enquiries that require manual processing, increased brand awareness through the promotion of handling stations on the APC platform.
Importantly, it works in conjunction with and complements the handler agent’s existing operations software infrastructure as a booking system to pass confirmed handling bookings made through the APC platform, providing further efficiency gains.
The ADS team have been busy securing the participation of key handling agent brands prior to the launch of the service, with notable names including OMNI Handling, United Aviation, German Aviation Service and Swissport Executive Aviation.
Ricardo Pereira, CEO, Omni Handling (Portugal) commented:
“We are finding Aviation Data Solutions’ Handling Pricing Manager to be a simple and user-friendly platform that efficiently facilitates a handling request submission together with the pricing information for the client. The principle is to seek a reduced workload and increased handling bookings, with new customers. OMNI Handling is proud to be on board in this project since its inception and we are cooperating closely with Managing Director Adrian Parsons and the ADS team.”