Simulations – a Beginners’ Guide

While we work with simulations every day in our work with Heathrow, Gatwick and other major and minor airports worldwide, we are aware that not all the stakeholders we deal with have a great understanding of how simulations can benefit them and the terminology that can be used.  So, here is the first in a series of occasional blog’s exploring simulations.

The Benefits of Simulation

Using simulations to create airport scenarios allows our clients to make decisions based on real situations. They can visualise their airport or process, as well as any possible changes, and base their decision making on our up-to-date database populated with assumptions, rules and actual data. This includes data on flight schedules, airlines, handlers, vehicles, passenger and more.  We can also work with their attitude to risk, and run programmes that will run a situation a multitude of times (a Monte Carlo Simulation) to show them just how often busy periods will occur, for instance.

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Have you got Airport iQ?

To celebrate our launch, we’ve been giving away some great AiQ travel mugs. Perfect for airports, you can keep your coffee* warm in all weathers and terminals! Even when you’re airside, pop the lid on and keep yourself caffeinated.

Adians Mug Shot! Adrian Todd, director with our branded travel mug

If you’d like a mug, just give Adrian a call and let him know why you’ve got Airport IQ. We’re happy to meet up for a quick chat to share ideas about airport capacity, operational effectiveness… or just the best coffee shop in Terminal 4!

Time to take an AIQ Mug Shot!

We’d love to have shots of you and your mugs to share on Twitter and our website – Send us a photo of you and your AiQ mug in an unusual place (not just restricted to airports), and the best one will win a  (probably coffee-related) prize!

*or tea, hot chocolate… we’ll even let you put de-caff in there.

AiQ Consulting Announces Further Contracts in Heathrow

Following on from our earlier news about our contracts in Heathrow in October,  AiQ are pleased to announce another New Contract has been awarded, for Terminal 4.

This T4 Asset Replacement Migration Project will look at replacing the ageing sorting convey system. Using our bespoke simulation tool, Transvision AiR, we will look at possible options for the new convey system in terms of operational efficiency and airport capacity planning, as well as looking at the capacity of the redundant sorters.

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AIQ recruits new Simulation Engineer

AiQ is pleased to announce the appointment of Jakob Peeker as Simulation Engineer.

We are very excited to welcome Jakob to our team, where he will be working on various Modelling & Simulation Software for projects such as Heathrow Terminal 2 Simulation Airside Traffic and Terminal 3 Integrated Baggage (IB) Cut-in Options

Based within Heathrow, the appointment of Jakob further strengthens our team following our successful launch earlier this year.

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Putting Low Cost to the Test

AiQ works with many clients – from airport operators to handlers – and we always ensure that their needs are met. Whether it is providing input into baggage systems or designing a new terminal, we can provide operational efficiencies, increased capacity and an enhanced passenger experience.

This is something that is crucial when we work with Low Cost airports. Although for these airports the budgets are less, we do not put the client’s needs at any lower priority. In fact, in most of our case studies we have used this to an advantage, looking at ways to increase revenue by redesigning forecourts and drop off areas.

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