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 »

How new technology is creating smart airports – Part one

Airports are investing more and more into new technologies that enhance and improve the passenger journey, and for good reason. Not only do these new technologies increase efficiency, but passengers also have now come to expect these types of tech, from the Internet of Things (IoT) to biometrics to drones, as part of their daily lives. Read More »

Prepare for your future airport with unique airport intelligence

Solving complex problems at constrained and saturated airports is the core of our business. Our unique, multi-disciplinary team works in partnership with you to provide a scientific approach to innovating your future airport. We are global experts in creating capacity and operational efficiency, solving complex problems and introducing new technologies.

We focus on the AiQ – the airport intelligence. We work with clients around the world to create smart airports,  turning big data into scientific approaches for decision making.

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The rise of Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Pooling

Airport apronThe pressure on ground handling procedures has never been greater. As airport traffic rises and passengers’ demands for a stress free, on-time performance grow, airports and ground handlers must take steps to ensure that their services are effective, as well as cost and capacity efficient.

Damage caused to aircraft during ground handling is reported to cost airlines nearly $4 billion annually.  Staggeringly, the total cost to the aviation industry globally is thought to be more that double that figure, according to a recent report by International Airport Review. To begin to reduce this cost to the aviation industry, IATA has recently introduced Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Standards that require fitting of proximity sensing and warning systems to GSE. Read More »

GSE Pooling – The Benefits for Airports

There is a significant benefit to GSE Pooling for airports, where studies suggest that planning the use of a pool of ground service equipment for use by all ground handlers, instead of the usual method of individual ownership and storage, can reduce the space used in the apron by up to 24%.

What is Ground Services Pooling?

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GSE Pooling – Reducing Ground Services Equipment by up to 24%

AirportGround Services Equipment (GSE) is a hot topic amongst airports internationally, as more and more airports and Airline Operating Committees (AOC) choose to use the initiative to save on cost and space. AiQ Consulting have been advising and guiding airports, airlines and the ground handlers themselves to find the benefits of pooling ground services equipment whilst minimising the effect felt by management of the service. Read More »