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.
Topic: Smart Airports
AiQ Airport Consultancy – The iQ behind airports
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 »
Come and Visit AiQ Consulting at Stand 2062 at PTE 2019
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
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 »
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 airport capacity?
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 complex airport capacity challenges.
Adrian Todd, CEO of AiQ Consulting explains 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 »
CUTE and CUSS – How does Common Use Equipment Give Airport Operators More Flexibility?
CUTE (Common Use Terminal Equipment) and CUSS (Common Use Self Service) are priorities for the aviation industry, as airlines and airports invest in sharing assets that create more efficiencies for passengers and operators alike. What exactly are CUTE and CUSS, and how can they create efficiencies?
What are CUTE and CUSS? Read More »
Meet the Simulation Team – Ian MacKinnon
Ian MacKinnon, Technical Director, was part of the founding team of AiQ Consulting, using his unique skills of project management, computer aided design and data analysis, as well as his game design background, to create TransvisionAiR™ our bespoke modeling tool. In this Meet the Team blog we find out more about what projects he’s found challenging, his background and what the future holds for the company.
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How can you improve your Baggage Handling Process?
Baggage Handling Systems (BHS) present a multitude of challenges to airports and their stakeholders. Whether you are a hub airport or not, the impact on baggage flow and passenger experience means that challenges in BHS must be tackled to maximise efficiency and capacity.
Increasing passenger numbers, as well as the passenger’s desire for greater control around baggage and check-in services also means a rise in self-service solutions, such as kiosks and bag-drops, now sitting alongside existing systems. As well as increasing capacity in-line with demand and offering passengers a better experience, they also provide challenges and opportunities for Baggage Handling Systems.
What is a Baggage Handling Process?
Impact of disruptive technologies in Ground Support Equipment
This month the AiQ Consulting team has welcomed Anushka Padhye, a Cranfield University MSc Management student who has joined us for three months to carry out an academic research study using real life examples and data. Read More »