Airport’s recovery is now finally underway and AiQ are fortunate to be supporting several UK and International airports. From everyday operational requirements to strategic planning projects, this summer our team are helping airports on the path to a successful recovery. Read More »
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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 »
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 »
Biometric technology takes the role and benefits of passenger automation in airports that step further. With the innovations that are taking place now and in the future, passengers will be able to move through the airport with limited human contact using technology to create their own seamless journey at their own pace.
Building on the automated airport
There is a growing trend for passenger automation within airports, and for good reason. A new report published by IT provider SITA has revealed that “the demands of the growing number of tech-savvy travellers will have the biggest impact on the digital plans of airports and airlines over the next six years”. By 2025, 68% of passengers will be digital travellers. They will expect travel through airports to offer the same conveniences, controlling their experience digitally through their mobile devices, as every other aspect of their lives.
Automation within airports improves passenger experience
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 Handling System efficiency is so important?
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
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 »
Capacity assessments, demand forecasting and future-proofing constrained and saturated airports are the core of our business. Our unique, diverse, multi-disciplinary airport consultancy team work 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 »
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.
End to End Airport Capacity Assessment Consultancy with NATS and AiQ Read More »
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 »