Departure control system "Astra"

DCS Astra is a modern multilingual system with a graphical user interface. The system enables passenger and baggage check-in, maintenance of the seasonal schedules, and monitoring the daily flight plan implementation.

Astra, the host DCS, was developed in accordance with the IATA standards and requirements (1707, 1708), supports all types of standard messages, which provide the interaction between registration system and booking system and has full set of functions for such types of operating system.

It should be noted, besides a standard set of functions, Astra DCS distinguishes through high mobility, dependability and flexibility in application, easy adaptation of software for airports requirements and organization of interaction with the equipment and existing services. Even today software package DCS Astra includes support for different types of printers, scanners, weighing-maсhines.The system provides an interaction with  forecast information services, balance system WB-Guarantee, Ministry of the Interior - "Magistral", online passport and border control services,

Automated Departure Control System (DCS) Astra implements the following main function:
  • Multilevel user access control to the system.
  • Russian and English languages support (interior layout, passenger lists, codifiers, output documents, output telegrams)
  • Introduction of seasonal schedule
  • Introduction of daily flight plan schedule
  • Automatic receipt of PNL and ADL from Sirena 2000, Sirena 2.3., Gabriel and other reservation centers operating in accordance with IATA Recommended Practice 1707/1708
  • Passenger check-in list.
  • Groups and family check-in
  • Check-in of passengers with remarks (VIP, unaccompanied minors, invalids, special meals and etc.).
  • Registration of transfer passengers
  • Check-in of passengers with predetermined seats
  • NOREC and GOSHOW check-in
  • Digital check-in
  • Automated provision of seats taking into account the passenger wishes (at the window, aisle, at a partition, smoking, non-smoking)
  • The choice of seat on the plane cabin
  • Graphik plane cabin
  • Baggage check-in by type, automatic calculation of chargeable baggage
  • Interface with electronic scales
  • Automatic calculation of valuable baggage
  • Proceeding and print out of baggage receipt
  • Documents control of registered passengers.
  • Dynamic control of the limit flight loading with cargo and post
  • Transport documents print out
  • Telegrams sending on the route of the flight (PSM, PTM, BTM TPM) and to reservations centers (PFS).
  • Simultaneous registration several flights in the same check-in desk and one flight from different check-in desks
  • Inspection of documents registered passengers by Internal Affairs Ministry representatives on their data base.
  • It was realized a docking of system Astra with the calculate program «WB-Guarantee" developed by the "Center for Aviation Certification."
  • Interacting with Drop Off system
  • Interaction support with automatic departure Gates, equipped with a platform SITA CUTE
Automated Departure Control System implements the following tasks:
  1. Preparation for registration;
  2. Passengers and lugguage check-in;
  3. Documents control and baggage receipt print out;
  4. Documentation;
  5. Automatic issuing and telegrams sending;
  6. Archiving and statistics.

The system provides a registration of several flights in the same check-in desk and one flight from different check-in desks, setting the mandatory control mark of Internal Affairs Ministry before the passenger goes to boarding. After registration the system provides automatic print out of documentation, both for domestic and international flights.

The system enables view and print of:
  • Stanby list;
  • Passengers notappeared for boarding;
  • Special needs passengers;
  • Reasons the passenger has not departed.
Astra DCS provides the archiving:
  • Data of flight departures/dates, and data storage for up to 3 years;
  • Storage the main operations journal which indicate user, workstation and moment of realization.
Based on archival data, the system provides:
  • Searching the passenger by the name or tag number (up to 3 years);
  • Passengers check-in processing control with time indication of all proceeding and the agent name;
  • View and print:

- Work statistics on particular agents;
- Statistics of passengers and baggage departure over the specified period

Astra DCS is certified for the use on public platform:
  • SITA CUTE;
  • ULTRA CUSE;
  • ARINC iMUSE/vMUSE;
  • RESA CREWS;
  • AIRIT EASE;
  • SITA CUSS (self-registration kiosks platform)

All improvements to modernize the software, implementation of docking with airport systems and equipment, as well as all work associated with changes in output and accompanying documentation are carried out in a very short period of time and included in the monthly fee for the system maintenance.

At present Astra DCS successfully operates in more than 150 airports in Russia, CIS states and abroad. More than 1 million passengers monthly are registered in Astra DCS and more than 30 thousands flights are processed.

With questions regarding using Astra DCS, please contact the Commercial Directorate of Sirena-Travel CJSC, Tel. +7 (495) 782 13 15 (ext. 446) or per Email: airport@sirena-travel.ru

Connection to the service
In order to implement the passengers and baggage check-in at the airport in Automated Departure Control System (DCS) Astra you need:
For airports:
  1. To send a contract request to Sirena-Travel CJSC in for installation and operating of Astra DCS at the airports.
  2. After the signing of Agreement send a request for installation and connection of Astra DCS consoles. In accordance with the signed Agreement Sirena-Travel employees carry out all the work in airport required to install and configure Astra DCS. It possible (by agreement of both parties) the remote connection to Astra DCS.
For airlines:
  1. To send a contract request to Sirena-Travel CJSC in for installation and operating of Astra DCS at the airports.
  2. Specify about installed Astra DCS at the airport.
  3. If Astra DCS installed in airline host version, you need to send :
    • Application for the installation and connection of consoles Astra DCS to the airline host (the remote connection to Astra DCS is possible)
    • Application for PNL / ADL sending (if airline resource is hosted in inventory system Sirena-2000 , you should send an application to Sirena-Travel CJSC. If airline resource hosted in other inventory, you should contact inventory system in order to set the sending parameters.
    • make a schedule and layout of aircraft for the entire period of navigation;
  4. If the Astra DCS installed in airport host version and airline intend to proceed check-in in airport host, you need to send:
    • Application for PNL / ADL sending ( if the airline resource is hosted in inventory system Sirena-2000, you should send an application to Sirena-Travel CJSC. If airline resource hosted in other inventory, you should contact inventory system in order to set the sending parameters.
    • make a schedule and layout of aircraft for the entire period of navigation (if the company has no access to the Astra DCS host, the data will be insert by airport employees)
For more detailed information concerning Astra DCS using and connection to self check-in system in Astra DCS host, please contact us per Tel.: +7 (495) 782-13-15 or under e-Mail: airport@sirena-travel.ru