Photo 1 | JST control center concept: More clarity thanks to proactive large screen technology and flexible system control - in the new Operation Center of the Gesellschaft für Enteisen und Flugzeugschleppen am Flughafen München mbH - EFM for short - the operating activities of the control center were significantly optimized in cooperation with JST.
Photo 2 | Even a super plane like the A380 has no reverse gear. When leaving certain parking positions, towing vehicles are therefore necessary for the so-called "pushback". To ensure that all machines reach their positions on time, the processes are controlled from the Operation Center.
Photo 3 | Economically and ecologically often the better alternative to the aircraft engine: A towing vehicle takes over the movement of the large machines on the ground.
Photo 4 | JST control center technology: More than 200,000 shunting operations and up to 15,000 de-icing operations are controlled and monitored from the new control room every year. JST has created the appropriate technical and ergonomical conditions for this.
Photo 5 | JST Lighting concept: Also with the Planning of the room arrangement, or the incidence of light, the Jungmann experts were on hand to advise the EFM team. While the old control room was disturbed by glare effects, daylight now comes in from the north. Employees can now enjoy the benefits of natural light without the adverse effects of glare.
Photo 6 | JST Operator desk: In addition to a generous supply room, a "foot garage" and lowered monitor shelves, the many features of the Stratos X11® Operator Desks include a motor-driven infinitely variable height adjustment.
Photo 7 | JST control rooms work desk: The special Stratos X11® CommandDesks can be individually adapted to the needs of each operator. To relieve back strain, the user can switch between sitting and standing, for example.
Photo 8 | JST Control operator desk: No matter whether front or rear: The Stratos X11® OperatorDesk always gives a clean and tidy impression, without visible technology and cables. ...
Photo 9 | ... Behind the access panels are generously proportioned, illuminated supply rooms that offer sufficient space for technical installation and large quantities of cables, thus creating a perfect picture in the control room.
Photo 10 | JST control room solutions: Everything has its place here. EFM was able to accommodate its radio installations in the so-called central control panel unit, which was designed for the individual technical requirements of JST customers.
Photo 11 | JST Power-Port-Data Module: The desks have been equipped with power port data drawers so that users have all the desired supply connections such as 230V power supply and USB ports conveniently available directly at the workstation.
Photo 12 | JST monitor articulated arms: The workstation monitors are attached to the OperatorDesks with height-adjustable 3D articulated arms. They allow an ideal and individually adjustable viewing angle and viewing distance on all displays through a parabolic arrangement.
Photo 14 | JST Control Room Furniture: A successful solution in several respects: The technology of the large screen disappears in the room divider cover not only "invisibly" and dust-free...
Photo 15 | …the rear cabinet design also offers additional storage space with large hinged doors.
Photo 16 | JST Control Room: This is about ensuring punctual and economical handling: A total of 140 tractor drivers and de-icers must be coordinated by the operators in the EFM Operation Center Center at Munich Airport.
Photo 17 | JST DisplayWall: The Video Wall in the EFM Operation Center with a total of six 55-inch displays offers decisive advantages: On one hand, the installed MultiConsoling® technology makes it possible to switch on any applications such as camera images or flight plans, and on the other hand, thanks to the ultra-slim monitor frames, a BigPicture can also be displayed without difficulty if required.
Photo 18 | JST large screen wall: Behind the stainless steel design strips of the DisplaySuit, the AlarmLight provides visual alarms for employees. Additional acoustical signals are transmitted via an audio system integrated into the large screen wall.
Photo 19 | JST large screen paneling: In the EFM control center at Munich Airport, the large screen paneling has several advantages: The special acoustic surface reduces the noise level in the control room...
Photo 20 | …thanks to the Equipment with wing doors this solution offers additional storage space.
Photo 21 | JST Large Screen Technology: The individual Displays of the video wall are neatly inserted flush into the cladding. In case of revision...
Photo 22 | the monitors can be easily pushed forward even during operation by lightly pressing the outer edges, thanks to Front Access. Perfect possibilities for service accessibility without interruption of operation!
Photo 23 | JST large screen monitors: Thanks to the movable scissor arms, the 55-inch displays in the EOC can be easily moved forward.
Photo 24 | JST MultiConsoling®: The myGUI® is used as a user interface for the MultiConsoling®, with which it is possible to display any sources (computers, cameras etc.) in real time on workstation monitors, on individual large-screen displays or as BigPicture across several large-screen displays. Another special feature: One mouse and keyboard per seat is all that is needed to operate everything in real time.
Operation Center ensures smooth airport operations
Without them, even the largest and strongest “birds” are condemned to a virtual standstill, to motionlessness. We are talking about the employees of EFM (de-icing and aircraft towing at Munich Airport) GmbH. The team of the subsidiary of Lufthansa and Munich Airport ensures that air traffic runs smoothly and that all aircraft are available at the desired positions. This is made possible by the coordination activities of the control center, the so-called Operation Center, where the control room crew finds ideal conditions for their work thanks to state-of-the-art technology and ergonomic furniture from JST – Jungmann Systemtechnik®.
What significance the EOC (EFM Operation Center) actually possesses, becomes quickly clear if you realize that an aircraft does not have a reverse gear. A huge Airbus 380 lands there, the passengers get out, and now the plane has to be brought from its parking position to a hangar, for example. This requires so-called pushback and subsequent towing operations.
Munich Airport Operation Center before and after modernization
Punctuality at the airport is the top priority
If the 140 or so tractor drivers and de-icers were not working around the clock to carry out these shunting movements, nothing would be possible at a large airport like Munich within a very short time. The delay rate would rise rapidly.
The control center is responsible for operating around 200,000 shunting operations and 15,000 de-icing operations per year, ensuring that everything runs smoothly at the airport in the Bavarian state capital and that the planes can take off on time.
Trouble-free service with suitable control center technology
An important prerequisite for this trouble-free service: a control center that offers the perfect basis in terms of technology and ergonomics.
For years, Florian Hilz (consultant to the EFM management) and his team had been convinced: “We wanted to realize our new control room with JST”. As part of a move to a new building, the right moment had come to implement these plans.
"Visits and expert advice were great!”
No more confusing displays consisting of eight monitors per workplace, with poor lighting and poor ergonomics. Project Manager Florian Hilz did not only have a look around in advance in the other Jungmann control rooms that have already been implemented at Munich Airport, he also visited the JST control room simulator together with his team. “The visit and the expert advice were great – one of the biggest decision factors for us,” the expert recalls.
Control room concept impresses in all disciplines
If you ask Florian Hilz today what has improved with the JST control room compared to the past, he gives a concise and meaningful answer: “Everything”! Thanks to the proactive video wall and the flexible MultiConsoling® control technology, the number of monitors at the workstation has been reduced to three, operated with only one mouse and keyboard. A cleverly designed lighting concept, the avoidance of noise and heat emissions through computer relocating to an external technical room, individual software solutions and, last but not least, ergonomic furniture are further factors that make the wish for the perfect control room a reality. For Florian Hilz, the best confirmation that he has found the right partner in JST is the feedback he receives: “Every one of our employees is enthusiastic. Even the visitors who enter the Operation Center are impressed. Whenever guests from the airport or Lufthansa come to us, the motto is always ‘This will be the new standard at Munich Airport'”. His conclusion: “We couldn’t have done it any better.”
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- s.Oliver, Rottendorf
- SachsenEnergie, Dresden
- SAG, Berlin
- SAG, Nürnberg / Nürnberg Messe
- Salzgitter Flachstahl
- Senvion SE, Osterrönfeld
- SGL Carbon Group, Bonn
- SIEMENS, Wegberg
- Spenner Zement, Erwitte
- Städtische Werke Magdeburg
- Stadtwerke Gießen
- Stadtwerke Ratingen
- Stadtwerke Schwerin, Kraftwerk Süd
- Stadtwerke Steinburg GmbH, Itzehoe
- Stadtwerke Wolfenbüttel
- Starlim Sterner, Marchtrenk
- STORAG ETZEL, Friedeburg
- Straßenverkehrsamt Frankfurt am Main
- Swisscom, Zurich