How to automatically log plane movements in the airport?


  • Currently, data on plane movements at the airport is collected manually and stored in spreadsheets or other systems; ​

  • The data is then „cleaned“ and is sent manually or through radio waves to responsible institutions; 

  • Collecting information manually can lead to human error, human resources are wasted and data collected is limited in its quality and extensiveness;​

  • Without the necessary information, decision-making takes longer, planes are forced to stay idle. In other words, the fact that operations in the airport are organized with a static schedule and not an ad-hoc dynamic system is detrimental to the effectiveness of the airport; ​

  • Moreover, there is no automated control of illegal movements in the airport (especially in the vulnerable takeoff area). ​


Lithuanian Airports seek to automate tracking of plane movements and procedures using visual material from available cameras at the airport.​


The identification of:

  • the plane number;

  • status recognition when the plane touches the ground and ends landing;

  • data collection on the duration of movement on the ground, the end of movement, parking, engine turn-off and turn-on, boarding, refuelling, filling the baggage, charging, standby, takeoff and other information;

  • All in an automated manner, using video cameras. 

More information is provided in the presentation below.

Why should

you participate?

  • This project is part of a larger digital transition strategy, which is an integral part of the road towards optimization that the airport is taking;​

  • The project is incorporated into the implementation of the operations control center and the project is expected to be funded in the upcoming few years;

  • The problem exists in every airport around the world, thus the market is very large.​

Additional information

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Challenge owners

Lithuanian Airports