Taking to the skies Geneva Airport case study
Modernizing an airport’s electrical distribution - from parking to departure - without delays
As a world-class international airport, with only one runway, Geneva Airport serves 15 million passengers every year, and the numbers are expected to rise to over 25 million by 2030. This increase in traffic makes it essential to preserve the quality of the passenger experience at the airport. Smaller airports generally tend to be more efficient due to smaller volumes of traffic, whereas larger airports contain more advanced facilities. So far, Geneva Airport has proved to be an exception to the rule. Amidst extensive expansion, it has preserved its responsive and efficient quality of service, drawing a larger, international passenger base.
To accommodate its growing demand, Geneva Airport has been upgrading its infrastructure, and renovating its terminals, cargo holds and hangers. At the same time, the airport is improving its electrical distribution system. Electrical renovation however, can create disruption. Disruption in an airport is unacceptable, as it not only creates delays for passengers, but also impacts cargo and emergency operations where downtime is not an option.
With that in mind, Geneva Airport sought a reliable partner- one that understands the pressures of a global, 24/7 working environment, and one that can deliver trustworthy, innovative solutions in highly sensitive environments.
Expansion can be expensive, and cost efficiency was also a top priority for the Geneva Airport team. Their goal was to improve the efficiency and safety of the airport’s on-site electrical distribution system, so they took the opportunity to also upgrade their control panels.
Meticulous and trustworthy, Schneider Electric is, and continues to be, a reliable partner for the Swiss airport. Providing innovative and cost-effective solutions that ensure well executed, high-tech renovation, Schneider Electric is improving technology and passenger experience at the Geneva Airport without impacting day-to-day operations.
“At Geneva Airport, we strive to always offer to our passengers an enjoyable and efficient experience that starts within the parking lot and ends while boarding the plane.”
Florian Cochard, Head of Electrical Services, Geneva Airport