SITA DCS Translate | SITA



Ground handlers often have to use a number of different Departure Control Systems (DCS’s). Each of these require complex, time-consuming training and staff rostering based on DCS proficiency.

SITA DCS Translate removes these challenges by letting ground handlers access multiple DCSs through one simple and user-friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI).

SITA DCS Translate is available through SITA Flex. 

SITA DCS Translate Use cases
- 135 kb

Up to 2 minutes passenger processing time saved per agent

How it helps

SITA DCS Translate’s GUI takes information from multiple host systems and displays it in one format, reducing or eliminating complexity.

Our dedicated engineering team ensures ongoing script development and maintenance, as well as proper customer deployment and training.

SITA DCS Translate allows you to:

  • Customize check-in settings
  • Display passenger lists
  • Display and edit passenger information
  • Access Timatic service (a database containing cross-border passenger documentation requirements)
  • Allocate and change a passenger's seat
  • Print boarding passes (ATB) and baggage tags (BTP)
  • Process standby passengers
  • Offload, on-load and board passengers
  • Display flight information, inventory and seat plan
  • Print reports (DCP)


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Why us?


  • Reduced staff training time and cost – Training for SITA DCS Translate typically takes 1.5 days, after which staff can check-in several different carriers. This is much shorter than the time needed to train with individual DCSs, greatly reducing training costs.
  • Minimized staff costs – Since SITA DCS Translate uses a familiar GUI, new staff do not need the same background in passenger handling as before
  • Lower communications costs – All entries to the DCS are produced by SITA DCS Translate and are therefore error free, reducing communication time and costs
  • Enhanced staff productivity – Staff can check-in passengers on different airlines DCSs. This is possible without being familiar with the character-mode entries for each system.
  • Greater flexibility for staff management – Staff can be scheduled for check-in on different carriers. This means rostering issues that occur when only limited pools of staff are trained on individual carriers do not arise.

SITA Global Services

This product is supported by SITA Global Services (SGS) which provides you with global business continuity through a flexible service model. Our monitoring service ensures your IT systems are reliable and available, around the clock, around the world.

Our experts proactively monitor your infrastructure, identifying and resolving problems often before they impact your services.

SITA DCS Translate Use cases
- 135 kb

Up to 2 minutes passenger processing time saved per agent

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