Flight information display system

A flight information display system (FIDS) is a board or a television screen displaying in real-time the different arrivals or departures occurring over a specific period of time. It is located inside or near an airport terminal. A virtual version of a FIDS can also be found on most airport websites and teletext systems. In large airports, there are different sets of FIDS for each terminal or even each major airline. FIDS is commonly used to assist passengers during air travel and people who want to pick-up passengers after the flight.

Each line on an FIDS indicates a different flight number accompanied by:
* the airline name and/or its IATA or ICAO airline designator
* the city of origin or destination, and any intermediate points
* the expected arrival or departure time and/or the updated time (reflecting any delays)
* the gate number
* the check-in counter numbers or the name of the airline handling the check-in, when applicable.

Due to code sharing, one single flight may be represented by a series of different flight numbers, thus lines (for example, LH474 and AC9099), although one single aircraft operates that route at that given time. Lines may be sorted by time, airline name, or city.

External links

* [http://www.ifids.com/ Internet based F.I.D.S. consulting services]
* [http://www.fids-consulting.com/ F.I.D.S. consulting services]
* [http://www.fids-consulting.com/ Driver/Protocol support for exotic display peripherals e.g. Solari, Velec etc.]
* [http://www.oconnorsys.com Airport Systems IT Consultancy]
* [http://www.fids3.com/admin.html Live Evaluation System (Java/HTML) based]
* [http://www.fids3.com/arr12-e-1366x768.html Typically 16:9 monitor layout (AJAX Technology)]
* [http://www.GAFlightStatus.com/ F.I.D.S Example For Private Pilots, Charters, Corporate Aircraft, Air Taxis]

Manufacturers of FIDS:-
* [http://www.ultra-as.com/products-solutions/ultrafids.html Ultra Electronics Airport Systems - UltraFIDS]
* [http://www.iFIDS.com/ iFIDS.com -- Internet Based FIDS: The ideal solution for small/medium sized airports]
* [http://www.solari.it/index_eng.html Solari di Udine Spa FIDS system]
* [http://www.conrac.de/en/html/products/as/index_as.html (MaXcs - Information System) - Conrac High Performance Displays]
* [http://www.daktronics.com/trans_prod/dak_trans_products.cfm?section=aviation Daktronics LED FIDS Displays]
* [http://www.intersystemsww.com/fids.html Intersystems - FIDS]
* [http://www.airport-information-systems.com/ AIS FIDS]
* [http://www.sentel-advance.com/main/avc_home_frames.htm Sentel - Object-based FIDS used in UK and Italian airports]
* [http://www.fids3.com/ fids3.com - Latest-Technology All-in-One/Off-the-Shelf solution for small/medium sized airports with integrated AODB]
* [http://www.Querendo.hk/ Querendo (HK) Ltd - DA4FID]
* [http://www.inalix.com INALIX FIDS system - FIDS used in almost Indonesian Airport]
* [http://www.GAFlightStatus.com/ GAFlightStatus.com - Internet Based FIDS and Flight Status System For General Aviation, Charter Services, Air Taxis, FBOs, and Airports]


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