Following on from our previous ‘Above Wing’ efficiency blog we have shared our practical suggestions below on how to make efficiency and cost savings for ‘Below Wing’ throughout the airport.
The statistics published by Eurocontrol and Civil Aviation Authority all indicate that UK airports will be in ‘survival’ to ‘intermittent recovery’ for the rest of 2020 and into 2021. ‘Consistent recovery’ and ‘growth’ may build early in 2021 for summer schedules, but there is still great uncertainty. You can clearly see these phases in our blog ‘Revised route to airport recovery’.
It is therefore clear that airport operators must look at their businesses in this ‘new business environment’. No longer is growth guaranteed. No longer is income from airlines, parking, retail & food & beverage assured. The fixed overheads including your licensing costs continue to run. Revenues and profits will be squeezed. Read More »
Following on from our previous blog ‘A Clear Vision of UK Airports Recovery’ which focuses on ATMs and passenger traffic, our airport planners have also tracked Air Cargo activity for this year showing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, see below. Read More »
At AiQ Consulting our dedicated airport planners analyse and model all processes across an entire airport including passenger, baggage, transfer systems and ground support equipment – giving the big picture as well as highly detailed insights and analysis for effective decision making. Our modelling brings complex data to life to solve complex airport problems and improve operational efficiency.
During the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have tracked the route to airports recovery as seen in a previous blog. To provide more clarity to the recovery phases, our team have extracted Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) informative data to track UK airports monthly activity during 2020, representing these statistics visually in graphs to provide a clear vision. The raw data can be found on CAA website here.
The data used in our below graphs is based on 51 UK airports. Read More »
Airports worldwide are rising to the challenge of creating safe environments to stimulate demand for passenger flights during the COVID-19 pandemic. Preventative measures against the spread of COVID-19 are being planned and implemented into operations to bring reassurance to passengers. As IATA’s Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac states ‘As countries lift restrictions, confidence-boosting measures will be critical to re-start travel and stimulate economies’. Whilst essential, these preventative measures create complex challenges brought to an already complex airport operation.
A key question asked by our clients is what is the impact of aircraft turnaround times with accommodating new COVID-19 measures? Read More »
AiQ Consulting has been awarded a three-year framework agreement with Budapest Airport. In order for Budapest airport to continue to deliver excellent and compliant airport operations and aeronautical infrastructure on a daily basis, the agreement will see AiQ undertake airport process, demand and capacity assessment studies to gain insight into operational readiness and seasonal operational feasibility, as well as master planning and strategy to support the airport. Read More »
AiQ Consulting is celebrating success after winning Best Solution Provider at the AOA annual awards.
The AOA annual awards highlight excellence among the aviation industry and celebrate vibrant and innovative work that is globally leading, and are administered by the Airport Operators Association (AOA).
Our award entry, an innovative end-to-end airport capacity assessment from kerbside to airspace for Bristol Airport, provided a holistic overview of Bristol Airport, covering the entire passenger journey and integrating the airside and landside operations to the immense benefit of the client. Read More »
With global passenger footfall expected to double by 2037, it has never been more important to utilise kerbside to airspace consulting, modelling, and forecasting to help you solve the most complex airport capacity planning challenges.
At AiQ we can identify efficiencies and solve growing challenges across whole operations – from passengers and baggage to transit vehicles, ground support equipment and flights – kerbside to airside, we’re with you all the way.
This data can be used to create airport capacity assessments that have the power to future-proof airports by evaluating just how efficiently the equipment, resources and space is used. By collating analytics from kerbside all the way through to airspace, this integrated and holistic approach allows clients to visualise and realise ‘unseen’ capacity, and identify improvements. Read More »
Our experienced team of consultants, engineers, physicists and mathematicians work with architects throughout the many stages of conception, masterplanning, planning, design, construction and day-to-day operations when it comes to designing for airports.
Known as the RIBA Plan of Work, it’s the standard structure in which a project goes from client briefing and inception through to when the building is in use and the feedback stage. We employ different techniques at different times in order to work with architects, airports and contractors successfully, and have done so for many airports worldwide. Read More »
The efficiency of an airport’s Baggage Handling System (BHS) has a direct effect on passenger satisfaction and airport punctuality.
If your airport has complex baggage capacity issues, our team has the capability and experience to see the bigger picture; enhancing efficiency, reducing risk. We can identify efficiencies and solve growing challenges across your whole operation – from passengers and baggage to transit vehicles, ground support equipment and flights.
Why is baggage efficiency is so important?
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Airports increasingly utilise common-use passenger processing systems (CUPPS) for efficiency and ease of use, for employees and passengers. These systems involve using the same equipment regardless of airline, whereas historically each airline would have its own designated check-in desks and technical systems. With common use equipment, some (or all) airlines share this equipment. CUPPS (Common Use Passenger Processing Systems) was developed as a global standard to progress the use of this technology.
In our work with constrained airports worldwide, we increasingly recommend common use systems to improve efficiency and increase capacity, using the CUPPS standard to ensure integrity and useability.
CUPPS, CUTE and CUSS
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Within an airport there are many levels of stakeholders with varying degrees of responsibility. Whether it is the operations team, airlines, retailers, airport management or investors; everyone needs to clearly understand the changeable demand and decisions affecting the airport holistically.
This is particulaly important in consolidation and recovery during and post COVID-19. Reopening your airport brings new and ever-changing flight schedules, presenting challenges and complexities to your entire operation. AiQ Consulting solution to aid airports recovery is our new demand modelling tool, Airport Recovery Tool, ARTΔ.
Fast, simple and flexible, this tool quickly provides a holistic operational vision across 13 key processes including new health screening and social distancing processes for fast and smart decisions in managing your changeable daily resource requirement.
ARTΔ provides airport managers with vital information to make complex decisions, helping to efficiently manage changeable daily resource requirements, optimise costs and support the safety of passengers.
Efficiently manage your changeable demand with Airport Recovery Tool, ARTΔ. Discover more about this Airport Recovery Tool here