Kenya Airways Expands Enigma Skyline GPS Tracking with New Driver ID System
Kenya Airways, one of Africa’s leading airline operators, has increased the number of fleet vehicles being tracked using the Skyline 6.0 GPS advanced tracking, security and fleet management system from Enigma Vehicle Systems PLC.
Based on the performance of the Skyline system on the Kenya Airways vehicle fleet, the company has expanded use of tracking to 30 airside service vehicles and upgraded the system with a new RFID driver tagging system from Enigma to identify drivers and improve operational safety at Jomo Kenyata Airport in Nairobi. The new Skyline GPS tracking units supplied by Enigma Vehicle Systems PLC enables Kenya Airways to identify in real time the drivers and the vehicles they are driving and to create historic information for management purposes.
The RFID system ensures that only the correct drivers can drive a particular vehicle. For example, only baggage handlers can now drive the baggage trucks, whilst passenger transfer drivers are the only personnel authorised to drive the transfer buses. This improves safety and enables more effective management and control of the airside ground operations at the airport.
The Skyline RFID tagging systems from Enigma are designed to monitor, control and protect the use of vehicle fleets run by airlines, airport operators, bus and coach companies, local authorities, utility companies, construction contractors and many others.
In the Skyline e-driver system being used by Kenya Airways, the vehicle is equipped with a Skyline+ compact vehicle tracker from Enigma with an RFID reader. The vehicle will not start unless the driver’s tag is presented and once the tag ID is read and accepted, the driver name is mapped on to the Skyline server and the driver for the period the vehicle is being used is always known.
This system helps to overcome problems in single vehicle/multi-driver scenarios where vehicles are shared by a variety of people. The traceability of drivers afforded by the Skyline e-driver system allows managers to ensure compliance with an organisation’s vehicle use and safety rules and enforce these if necessary.