Departure Control Systems (DCS) Quiz

ExcellentSkunk4846 avatar
ExcellentSkunk4846
·
·
Download

Start Quiz

Study Flashcards

10 Questions

What does a Departure Control System (DCS) automate for airlines?

A Departure Control System (DCS) automates airport management operations including managing check-in, printing boarding passes, baggage acceptance, boarding load control, and aircraft checks.

What percentage of DCS manage e-tickets?

Almost 98% of DCS manage e-tickets using interfaces from a number of devices including check-in kiosks, online check-in, mobile boarding pass, and baggage handling.

What does a DCS capture from an airline computer reservation system for passengers?

A DCS captures updated reservations from an airline computer reservation system for passengers called passenger name record (PNR).

What are some of the statuses updated by a DCS for reservations?

A DCS is used to update reservations typically as checked-in, boarded, and flown or another status.

In addition to managing airline operations, what other functions may a DCS interface with?

Additionally, a DCS may also interface with immigration control for visa, immigration, and passenger no-fly watch list.

What are the main operations that a Departure Control System (DCS) automates for airlines?

Airport management operations including check-in, printing boarding pass, baggage acceptance, boarding load control, and aircraft checks.

What is the passenger name record (PNR) and how is it used by a DCS?

The passenger name record (PNR) is used to identify and capture updated reservations from an airline computer reservation system for passengers, and a DCS is used to update reservations typically as checked-in, boarded, and flown or another status.

What are some of the interfaces that a DCS may have with immigration control?

A DCS may interface with immigration control for visa, immigration, and passenger no-fly watch list.

What percentage of DCS manage e-tickets, and what are the devices used for managing e-tickets?

Almost 98% of DCS manage e-tickets, using interfaces from a number of devices including check-in kiosks, online check-in, mobile boarding pass, and baggage handling.

What is the role of managers in relation to the information presented about DCS?

Managers need to manage situations intelligently based on the operations and interfaces of DCS, including airport management, reservations, and immigration control.

Study Notes

Departure Control System (DCS) Overview

  • A DCS automates check-in, baggage handling, and flight departure processes for airlines.
  • Approximately 80% of DCS manage e-tickets.

Passenger Information Capture

  • A DCS captures passenger information, including passenger name records (PNRs), from an airline's computer reservation system.
  • A PNR is a unique code assigned to a passenger's booking, containing details such as flight itinerary, contact information, and travel preferences.

Reservation Status Updates

  • A DCS updates various statuses for reservations, including:
    • Check-in status
    • Baggage status
    • Flight status

Interfacing with Other Systems

  • In addition to managing airline operations, a DCS may interface with:
    • Immigration control systems
    • Airport operational systems
    • Other airline systems

E-Ticket Management

  • E-tickets are managed using devices such as:
    • Ticketing terminals
    • Mobile check-in devices
    • Self-service kiosks

Immigration Control Interfaces

  • A DCS may interface with immigration control systems for:
    • Passenger manifest transmission
    • Advanced passenger information system (APIS) transmission
    • Border control agency integration

Manager's Role

  • Managers are responsible for overseeing the operation of the DCS and ensuring that it is used effectively to manage airline operations.

Test your knowledge of Departure Control Systems (DCS) with this quiz. Explore the key objectives and functionalities of DCS, including airport check-in, boarding pass printing, baggage acceptance, and more. See how well you understand this essential airline airport management system.

Make Your Own Quizzes and Flashcards

Convert your notes into interactive study material.

Get started for free
Use Quizgecko on...
Browser
Browser