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Gatwick testing cloud platform to keep airlines, ground services in sync

Gatwick is the second busiest airport in London and the UK

Gatwick Airport is testing a cloud-based collaboration platform used to connect trusted partners across and outside the airport, allowing airlines and ground crew to share and access critical data. The move is part of the airport’s broader strategy to shift more of its IT systems to the cloud.

Cloud gives airports competitive edge but lack of specialised solutions remains, says Gatwick CIO

Michael Ibbitson, chief information officer of Gatwick Airport

Gatwick airport, London’s second largest airport has been moving its core internal and customer-facing IT systems since 2012 in a bid to make it more agile, efficient, and – as it mulls the addition of another runway – scalable. Michael Ibbitson, Gatwick’s chief information officer says that while the airport’s embrace of cloud has already begun to yield significant benefits, the aviation sector remains largely underserved by specialised cloud offerings which he says may create roadblocks in its endeavour to become the most innovative airport in the UK.