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

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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

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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?

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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…

How can Regional Airports Optimise Passenger Experience?

Optimising passenger experience in regional airports can sometimes be a challenge, but reaching IATA standards should never be beyond an airport’s capability. Even with limited capacity, a smaller support network and fewer stakeholders and suppliers; regional airports can still achieve optimum passenger standards

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Facing the Future: New Innovations for the Aviation Industry

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Our recent attendance at some of this year’s aviation exhibitions and events has shown us some interesting developments facing the industry. These new innovations promise great efficiency in so many ways, and affect all areas of the airport; airspace, airfield, terminal and apron.

When we visited the British Irish Airports Expo and Passenger Terminal Expo we took a look at these new innovations to find out how they would affect airports worldwide, as well as our work as airport consultants.

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A Guide to Baggage Handling Process (BHS)

Do you know enough about how baggage moves through an airport? What you can do to make the process quicker and easier for airlines, passengers and ground support suppliers?

We have been working with airports worldwide to help them realise the efficiencies created by the introduction of an effective and modern Baggage Handling Process.

What is a Baggage Handling Process?

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What benefits do AiQ bring as Airport Consultants?

As a trusted partner to airports worldwide, we pride ourselves on our holistic airport capability. Our experienced team of airport consultants work with clients and stakeholders, large and small, realising problems and providing effective, risk-aware solutions to their capacity challenge.

Viewing airports holistically allows us to deliver intelligent airport consultancy, creating and delivering cost effective, efficient capacity planning solutions.

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The rise of Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Pooling

Airport apronThe pressure on ground handling procedures has never been greater. As airport traffic rises and passengers’ demands for a stress free, on-time performance grow, airports and ground handlers must take steps to ensure that their services are effective, as well as cost and capacity efficient.

Damage caused to aircraft during ground handling is reported to cost airlines nearly $4 billion annually.  Staggeringly, the total cost to the aviation industry globally is thought to be more that double that figure, according to a recent report by International Airport Review. To begin to reduce this cost to the aviation industry, IATA has recently introduced Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Standards that require fitting of proximity sensing and warning systems to GSE. …Continue reading…

The Importance of Airport Passenger Movement

The movement of passengers through airport has always been of the utmost importance to AiQ Consulting and our clients. Whether it is realising capacity , improving check in processes and developing hold baggage systems, the flow of passengers is always critical.

And why shouldn’t it be? Without passengers, there would be no airport, and their wants and needs shape the way airports are constructed and managed. When we provide simulations to recreate a problem or offer solutions for clients, the data we use conveys typical human behaviour in all passengers. …Continue reading…

What Impact does New Technology Have on Security?

Recent contracts have impressed on our team just how much of an impact that new changes in technology have had on security at airports.

Online check in, 2 step bag drop, and other hold baggage systems and baggage handling advancements have made the check in process much smoother and easier for passengers and airlines, but what does this mean for the security of airports? …Continue reading…

Meet our Team: Marina del Val Pérez

This edition of our series of Meet the Team Q&As is with Airport Planner, Marina del Val Pérez. A business analyst with theoretical knowledge of airports and air traffic management, as well as a Master’s Thesis defining airspace capacity and a MSc in Aeronautical Engineering, Marina undertakes a client consultancy and development support role for Airport Demand & Capacity Planning.

What is a typical day like at AiQ?

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