Airport Automation – Building Airport Capacity beyond 2022 – part 3

In our third and final blog in our series on airport automation we discuss the ways in which airports and airlines can make use of smarter new technology solutions. As referenced in our previous blogs Star Alliance has defined an approach to newer technology solutions that are now being introduced, shown in the graphic below, which focuses on:

Move it upstream

Do it faster

Do it smarter

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Airport Automation – Building Airport Capacity beyond 2022 – part 2

As airports implement automated processes such as CUSS, SSBD and CUTE we want to take a look at the direction automation is moving in (see graphic below). Star Alliance has defined an approach to newer technology solutions that are now being introduced which focuses on:

Moving it upstream

Doing it faster

Doing it smarter

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Airport Automation – Building Airport Capacity beyond 2022 – part 1

The priority in summer 2022 has been rebuilding the workforce following the pandemic but in the medium-term airports should be planning for automation to improve operational efficiency and to build resilience into their operation. In the coming years automated technology is going to be a critical factor in providing increased capacity.

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The intelligence behind AiQ

As we have discussed in our previous blogs demand forecasting and capacity planning rely on good data and expert analysis and interpretation of that data. AiQ Consulting are immersed in the whole operation to ensure we know every little detail to provide highly detailed analysis, insight and solutions.

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Is your data telling you the whole story?

Airport Recovery Tool

As we have discussed in our previous blogs demand forecasting and capacity planning rely on good data, but they also rely on expert interpretation of that data. AiQ are immersed in the whole operation to ensure we know every detail to provide insight and solutions.

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Demand forecasting and airport capacity planning

Airport Recovery Tool

Airport Recovery Tool – ART

AiQ has built its’ consultancy expertise in Demand Forecasting and Capacity Planning over the past 15 years – working with constrained airports such as London Heathrow and Schiphol to fast expanding airports such as Bristol and Budapest. But as we start to see signs of recovery from the pandemic and travel opens up again, what is going wrong as our airports struggle to handle traffic volumes which are still well below their pre-March 2020 levels? (The ACI reported 66% in March 2022.) Why are airports around Europe struggling to recover full-service levels?

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Growing your operation efficiently with smart airport capacity planning

From kerbside to airspace, airports are scaling up for the predicted summer ‘travel boom’ starting with the Easter holidays. Despite this positive outlook, uncertainties over future COVID variants and the effects of the Ukrainian war overshadow. Smart airport capacity planning will enable a growing but flexible operation, matching capacity needs with fluctuating passenger demand whilst preventing resource inefficiencies. Read More »

Welcome back! Optimising Airport Resources for Half Term Scale Up

Match yoru airport resources to demand this October Half Term

Welcome families back to your airport this half term with airport resources matching the expected demand for a positive passenger journey.

After lockdown and a complicated summer, the half term is the first opportunity for many families to have a trip abroad. With pre-departure tests scrapped, the traffic light system simplified and Covid tests for vaccinated passengers entering the UK a thing of the past, foreign travel is now far more practical for families. According to Thomas Cook, half term bookings jumped by 200% in September compared to August, after the government announcement. This positive news is a boost the airport industry needs to kick start a successful recovery, however, there is pressure on the airports to ensure the passenger experience is a positive one to encourage return flights.

Are you ready to scale up your airport operations and resources for this half term?

With our Airport Recovery Tool ARTΔ, covering 18 processes from kerbside to runway, you can make smart resourcing and equipment decisions quickly based on your daily or weekly forecast schedules to optimise your operations.

Key Airport Resources and Processes to Get Right for Families

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A Clear Vision of UK Airport Activity 2020

Over the last few months, AiQ has interpreted the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) monthly statistics on ATMs, Passenger, and Cargo to provide airports with a clear vision of airport operational activity in the UK.  This helps airports to flexibly plan their operations to the changeable demand and to understand the bigger picture over the months. The data used in our below graphs is based on 51 UK airports. Read More »

Airport Efficiency Saving Opportunities for Above Wing

The airport world will be different – perhaps for many years. However, running a business and an airport is about handling the downside and taking opportunities when and where they are available – otherwise your competitors’ will.

It is clear that airport operators must look at their businesses in a new light. No longer is growth guaranteed. No longer is income from Airlines, Parking, Duty-Free, Retail, Food & Beverage guaranteed. The fixed overheads including your Licensing costs continue to run. Revenue and profits will be squeezed.

Planning for Airport Restart, Recovery & Growth

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