Prepare for your future airport with unique airport intelligence

Solving complex problems at constrained and saturated airports is the core of our business. Our unique, multi-disciplinary team works in partnership with you to provide a scientific approach to innovating your future airport. We are global experts in creating capacity and operational efficiency, solving complex problems and introducing new technologies.

We focus on the AiQ – the airport intelligence. We work with clients around the world to create smart airports,  turning big data into scientific approaches for decision making.

Why AiQ?

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What impact have the B787 and A350 aircraft had on regional airports?

The impact of the B787 and A350 aircraft on regional airports

As regional airports continue to face challenges related to their growth and success, what impact have new aircraft had on their operating model?

There is a massive increasing demand for regional airports from passengers. The convenience of having an airport closer to home, as well as the attractive pricing of low budget airlines and the expansion of routes, have allowed regional airports to increase their market share worldwide. But what’s next for regional airports, and how has the new aircraft being introduced affected them?

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Building Smart Airports with our New Capacity Planning Tools

Multi step check-in capacity analysis

The AiQ team has been improving the services we offer to airports worldwide.

We have been developing new tools to add to our portfolio, allowing us to help airports understand different approaches to capacity and operational efficiency, as well as increasing their resilience to future demands by accurately forecasting future traffic.

Both of our new tools apply a scientific approach to common airport scenarios, taking into account the advances made in automation and the constant innovation in the aviation industry and ensuring that our clients have all the data they need to make intelligent and effective decisions.

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Soaring through 2017 –AiQ’s Year in Review

It’s been another successful year for AiQ as we focused on issues critical to airports and airlines, cementing our reputation as a trusted partner in airport consultancy to worldwide operators, suppliers and stakeholders.

As we review the year we’ll look at our own team highlights, as well as our case studies, news and projects.

The Holistic Airport

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Regional Airports – Using different airline operating models for growth and expansion – Part Two

In the second part of this blog, we explore the effect on regional airports of the different airlines discussed in part 1.

How can regional airports cope with different airline operating models?

As all airline operating models are expanding and changing, as the numbers of passengers and flights rise year on year, regional airports must manage the balance of demands from each different type of airline in order to be successful.

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Regional Airports – Using different airline operating models for growth and expansion

Regional Airport Manchester Airport T2

AiQ Consulting has been working with regional airports for many years, using our knowledge and experience to solve capacity issues and passenger flow problems, as well as recommending baggage handling processes and new technologies to improve efficiency.

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AiQ Talks Airport Capacity Management in Singapore

World class experts of Airport Capacity Management

World Class Airport Experts, Adrian Todd, director of AiQ Consulting, and Richard Chapman of ADC (Airport Design Consult) recently lectured senior airport managers, consultants and analysts in Singapore regarding the key aspects of Airport Capacity Management. The delegates came from a range of airports and companies such as Airports Authority India and Adelande Airport in South Australia. They offered practical advice, guidance and support to those involved in capacity planning and operational efficiency within the airport industry. …Continue reading…

Automated Bag Drop: How do one-step and two-step bag drop systems impact on airports – Part two

Departure board

Part one of our guide to automated bag drop looked at the differences between one-step and two-step bag drops, and their advantages and disadvantages for an airport. In this part of the guide, we look at the affect of one-step and two-step automated bag drops on the whole airport, as well as some specific case studies.

How do automated bag drops affect an airport holistically?

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Automated Bag Drop: How do one-step and two-step bag drop systems impact on airports – Part one

Image Source: Heathrow Airport Image Library 2017

Check-In halls are becoming increasingly automated. Do you know your way around automated bag drop systems, and the advantages and disadvantages to each? These new technologies have a lot to offer airports, but can also affect other areas throughout the terminal. As with any innovation, you need to look at the impact holistically. Take a look at our two-part guide to automated bag drop.

What’s the difference between one-step and two-step bag drop?

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How can you increase airport capacity with existing infrastructure?

Departure board

We have worked with many saturated and constrained airports that need to increase their capacity within a restricted existing terminal footprint to keep up with demand. Airport infrastructure can at times be extremely limited but by analysing data and simulating passenger, bags, vehicle and aircraft flow we are able to prove to clients that there are methods and processes that will improve capacity. …Continue reading…