Passenger Terminal Expo & Conferences 2024: Our air traffic data solutions and PAPI calibrations by drone

For the 3rd time, FRACS took part in the PTE thanks to our professional network PROAVIA, which hosted the team on 16 and 17 April 2024 in Frankfurt.

The airport industry’s biggest exhibition had over 300 exhibitors this year.

At the heart of the event were the latest innovations in airport technology. From passenger flow management to lighting, baggage handling systems and biometrics, a large number of players presented their solutions and innovations over 3 days. The PTE is also a meeting place for airport engineering, design and architecture companies.

We had the opportunity to benefit from the stand of our professional network PROAVIA, which warmly welcomed us and made its stand available to us throughout our presence. It was an opportunity for Théo and Marie to meet up with some of their members and to meet new ones, in order to maintain and create sponsoring relationships between our entities.

FRACS presented its air traffic data solutions, which are used by concessionaires, airports, consultancies, designers, engineering companies and other players needing data for their strategies and/or prospecting. There were a number of very interesting meetings and discussions, which could give rise to new collaborations and partnerships to support airports in their macro vision and strategic decision-making. These are surprising discoveries, to say the least, but full of opportunities, particularly from a young company seeking to position itself in international airports with the ambition of revolutionising the exchange of currency to optimise the passenger experience and their time with a touch terminal.

PAPI calibration using drones, a major innovation for FRACS in 2023, was also presented at the show. Presented for the first time at this exhibition it was not as successful as at the WAC due to the lack of visitors from airports Operations and Maintenance. Nevertheless, it was an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with airport lighting professionals, who were very interested and cooperative. They could potentially be high value-added levers for the deployment of calibration in several regions of the world.