The Benefits of CUPPS (Common Use Passenger Processing Systems) for Airports

Airports increasingly utilise common use systems for efficiency and ease of use, for employees and passengers like. These systems involve using the same equipment regardless of airline, whereas historically each airline would have their 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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Book a slot with AiQ Consulting at Stand C12 at the British Irish Expo 2019

Join AiQ Consulting at the British Irish Expo 2019 in Olympia London on 11th and 12th June.

The Heathrow-hosted British-Irish Airports EXPO is biggest UK and Irish annual procurement exhibition and airports conference, providing one of Europe’s main industry platforms for the airports community to gather, share experiences, do business, and strengthen their supply chains.

The AiQ team will be on Stand C12 showcasing our new collaboration with aviation experts NATS. We now deliver kerbside to airspace end-to-end capacity planning assessments, involving passengers, baggage, vehicles, flights, GSE and airspace, to airports worldwide. Read More »

AiQ – The iQ behind airports

Capacity assessments, demand forecasting and future proofing constrained and saturated airports is the core of our business. Our unique, diverse, multi-disciplinary team works in partnership with airport owners, operators and investors; airlines, architects and service professionals to provide a scientific approach to innovating future airports.

We are global experts, the iQ behind airports, creating capacity and operational efficiency, solving complex problems, future proofing and aiding investment decision making. Our intelligent team and our breadth of experience make us who we are. Read More »

Come and Visit AiQ Consulting at Stand 2062 at PTE 2019

Airport Virtual Reality Join AiQ Consulting at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2019 in London Excel 26-28th March 2019.  Over a decent cup of coffee from our trusty coffee machine, find out why we are the trusted partner for the world’s most constrained and saturated airports, with an expert team delivering end-to-end capacity planning assessments, taking on complex problems and enabling and simplifying decision-making.

The Passenger Terminal Expo is the world’s leading international airport conference and exhibition, with unique opportunities for visitors to see and experience the very latest products, services and technologies.

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AiQ Consulting Signs Three-Year Framework Agreement with Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airside Simulation

AiQ Consulting has recently signed a three-year framework agreement with HAL for the annual maintenance of Airside Traffic Simulations, Ground Service Equipment (GSE) & Unit Load Device (ULD) models for Airside Operations at Heathrow Airport.

As part of this framework we will maintain an airport process, demand and capacity model with a reportable database and 2D visual vehicle simulation of all Airside Passenger Terminal & Cargo areas of Heathrow. Read More »

AiQ brings Airport Planning and Capacity Management expertise to Singapore

Adrian Todd, CEO, and Mevin Varghese, Airport Planner, delivered an Airport Planning and Capacity Management course to senior airport managers within development and design departments late last year. Taking place in Singapore, delegates travelled from Angkasa Pura Airport in Indonesia for a course that provided an understanding of the key aspects and elements of ACM as well as its relevance within variety of operations including airfield, apron, terminal including baggage.

The Airport Planning Capacity Management Course, facilitated by EquipGlobal and based on IATA standards, was extremely well received by attendees, who highlighted in the course feedback the focused approach, wealth of knowledge and excellent coaches from AiQ Consulting. Read More »

Working in collaboration with NATS for Constrained and Saturated Airports

AiQ Consulting is now working in collaboration with aviation experts NATS to deliver end-to-end capacity planning assessments involving passengers, baggage, vehicles, flights, GSE and airspace to airports worldwide.

The Benefits

This ‘one-stop-shop’ for clients brings many benefits. As one team providing a full airport capacity and operational efficiency analysis and simulation of the passenger journey, we can present to the airport the most efficient transition of passengers from arriving, through the terminal, onto the aircraft and arriving at their destination. We are able to solve complex capacity problems, validate processes or designs and optimise operational efficiency, whilst provide crucial stakeholder management throughout the decision making process. Read More »

Small Changes, Big Differences – A Year in review with AiQ Consulting

AiQ Consulting, Airport Global Experts

It’s been another high growth year for AiQ Consulting. With groundbreaking projects, including undertaking an independent assessment of declaration capacity at Schiphol Airport; pioneering strategic relationships with trusted and respected partners in the aviation industry NATS and IATA; and further expanding our team with specialists in airport capacity, VR and more; we’ve improved our services and products to provide intelligent, holistic end to end support to our clients.

Groundbreaking Projects

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When small changes can make a big difference to your airport

When it comes to releasing capacity and improving passenger flow in your airport, smaller changes can often make a huge impact on your operational effectiveness and revenue.

AiQ helps constrained and saturated airports worldwide face challenges through smart solutions and holistic approaches. Minor changes in technology, check-in and automation can make a big difference at peak hour to security and emigration.

Building your way out of a problem is not always the solution. Your airport needs to be smarter.

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How can you find capacity in constrained and saturated airports?

Adrian Todd, our CEO, explores how the team at AiQ Consulting uses technology, simulations and thinking holistically to create smart airports and realise capacity worldwide.

Airports become constrained in one or two or all three areas – runway, stands and terminal – because the nature of the industry is to expand to use every available space. Even if you solve your capacity problems today, in a few years you will find yourself in a similar position. So how can you find, and keep finding, capacity in your airport?

How does AiQ Consulting create capacity in constrained and saturated airports? Read More »

What are constrained and saturated airports, and how can you increase capacity?

Constrained and Saturated Airports

Constrained and saturated airports are becoming increasingly common. Rising demand for air travel, larger aircraft, as well as restrictions for airport building and a lack of available space can create a complex situation for airport owners and operators.

Adrian Todd, CEO of AiQ Consulting explains about the challenges facing constrained and saturated airports worldwide and how AiQ helps airports realise their capacity. Read More »

Effective Asset Replacement for Airports

Asset replacement is an essential and continuous task for airports to remain secure and efficient. Hold Baggage Screening (HBS) replacement has been driven by new security standards with ECAC Standard 3 requiring much of the existing screening equipment to be replaced. An increase in demand for Early Bags Storage (EBS) may force the requirement to upgrade for increased efficiency and capacity. Whilst adopting new technologies for check-in and baggage systems have created the need to replace older equipment and updated processes. Read More »