SITA Local DCS is an automated departure control system (DCS) that enables airlines, airports and ground handlers to process passengers automatically. It reduces queues, enhances the passenger experience and captures data more efficiently. By automating the check-in and boarding processes, MaestroDCS Local eliminates the need to invest in costly in-house systems.

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How it helps

SITA Local DCS automates your passenger check-in and boarding processes. It can be fully integrated with AirportConnect® Open (CUTE) and baggage reconciliation systems. No host connections are needed.

Its simple graphical user interface (GUI) means staff can be trained in less than four hours, significantly reducing your training costs.


  • Compliant with IATA standard passenger name lists (PNL), add and delete lists (ADL)
  • Transmission of standard IATA messages between different reservation systems
  • Available through SITA's ATI Cloud
  • Comprehensive local database 

The comprehensive local database can include: 

  • Flight schedules
  • Aircraft inventory
  • Master seat plans
  • Priority lists
  • Message addressing tables
  • Passenger weight tables
  • Excess baggage labels
  • Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) data submission records

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Why us?

SITA Local DCS can be deployed rapidly, meaning minimal downtime for your operations. By automating your departure control processes, it offers improved productivity, accuracy and security.


  • Reduced operational costs
  • Staff can focus on more value-added activities
  • Faster check-in and boarding 
  • Fewer flight delays – the system automatically consolidates information about boarded vs non-boarded passenger

It can also be used as a fall back DCS if a hosted WAN DCS has failed.

Training is available for this and other Airport Solution Line (ASL) products through ASL Training.

SITA Global Services

SITA Local DCS is supported by a dedicated multilingual operations team, providing 24/7 monitoring and support from command centers in Montreal and Singapore. We make sure your IT systems are reliable and available, around the clock and across the world.

Our experts proactively monitor your infrastructure, identifying and resolving problems, often before they impact your services. Enjoy global business continuity through a flexible service model.

SITA Local DCS Use cases
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