Meet the AiQ Simulation Team – Grace Simms

One of the newest members of the AiQ Consulting team, Grace has joined the simulation team as an Airport Simulation Engineer. She talked to us about her background, the new skills she is picking up already in AiQ and our talented team!

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Building Smart Airports with our New Capacity Planning Tools

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The AiQ team has been improving the services we offer to airports worldwide.

We have been developing new tools to add to our portfolio, allowing us to help airports understand different approaches to capacity and operational efficiency, as well as increasing their resilience to future demands by accurately forecasting future traffic.

Both of our new tools apply a scientific approach to common airport scenarios, taking into account the advances made in automation and the constant innovation in the aviation industry and ensuring that our clients have all the data they need to make intelligent and effective decisions.

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Soaring through 2017 –AiQ’s Year in Review

It’s been another successful year for AiQ as we focused on issues critical to airports and airlines, cementing our reputation as a trusted partner in airport consultancy to worldwide operators, suppliers and stakeholders.

As we review the year we’ll look at our own team highlights, as well as our case studies, news and projects.

The Holistic Airport

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Regional Airports – Using different airline operating models for growth and expansion – Part Two

In the second part of this blog, we explore the effect on regional airports of the different airlines discussed in part 1.

How can regional airports cope with different airline operating models?

As all airline operating models are expanding and changing, as the numbers of passengers and flights rise year on year, regional airports must manage the balance of demands from each different type of airline in order to be successful.

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What benefits do AiQ bring as Airport Consultants?

As a trusted partner to airports worldwide, we pride ourselves on our holistic airport capability. Our experienced team of airport consultants work with clients and stakeholders, large and small, realising problems and providing effective, risk-aware solutions to their capacity challenge.

Viewing airports holistically allows us to deliver intelligent airport consultancy, creating and delivering cost effective, efficient capacity planning solutions.

Our Approach

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Where will you find AiQ over the next few months?

We’ve got a busy 2017 coming up, with lots of exciting new projects and attendance at various aviation industry events throughout the year.

Our team really enjoys our presence at these seminars, expos and conferences. They are a great opportunity to learn about new issues, technology or legislation affecting airports and the aviation industry worldwide. They also offer the prospect of connecting with new and old clients, peers, prospects and suppliers. It gives us the chance to explore the possibilities of our services and technology with others; whether it is the experience of our skilled team, or the groundbreaking TransvisionAiR™ software.

So, where will AiQ be over the first few months of 2017?

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TransvisionAiR™ Takes Off

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Our bespoke simulation modeling tool, TransvisionAiR™, is set to bring efficiencies to even more airports worldwide.

AiQ Consulting recently received our registration of certificate for our trademark TransvisionAiR™ from EUIPO. This European Union trademark, valid in all 28 countries of the European Union, cements TransvisionAiR™’s reputation for visualing change and demand forecasting whilst testing the functionality and performance of new or existing concepts in airports.

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New Contracts for Autumn 2016

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AiQ Consulting are proud to announce three new contracts for Autumn 2016.

Heathrow Terminal 5

AiQ are providing support for the ECAC Std 3 HBS Replacement Program at Heathrow Terminal 5 for MACE. For this mandatory security upgrade requirement for 2018, we have been awarded the contract to Benchmark the Performance and Functionality of the HBS System, prior to replacement of 29 HBS machines. Further, AiQ are undertaking Capacity and Performance assessments, on an ongoing basis, which in turn inform the replacement Mitigation Phasing Plans, to assure Stakeholders that performance will not be degraded during and after the assets are replaced.

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AiQ’s Olympic Legacy

London 2012

With more than 10,000 athletes staying at the village of 31 apartment blocks close to the Olympic Park during the Rio Olympic Games, there must be a fair amount of logistical problems for officials to face. Although the media doesn’t always hear about them, especially if everything goes to plan and there are no disasters, there will always be thousands of people working hard behind the scenes to make such a massive event possible.

This is something that AiQ Consulting has a lot of experience in! During the London 2012 Games, we worked with various contractors and clients to organise the Pop-Up terminal at Heathrow for the thousands of athletes arriving and departing London before and after the Games.

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Is your airport ready for 2018? Changes to Hold Baggage Screening Standards

Departure boardAll airports and airport operators should be aware of the upgrade needed in order to comply with Hold Baggage Screening Standard 3, which comes into force in 2018. This framework, regulated by the ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference), requires airports to achieve detection levels only provided by CAT (Computed Axial Tomography) type detectors.

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AiQ – How do we work?

Process-Diagram

AiQ delivers expert consultancy services, tailored to individual client’s goals and capacity requirements.  We diagnose, develop solutions, implement and oversee live operation as part of our service.

Using our process model, we follow each of the elements in all our operations to ensure we solve airport capacity problems quickly and innovatively, giving peace of mind to our clients.

Diagnose

We create clear and concise brief response based on our experience and expert knowledge. Understanding the high level goals and detailed requirements driven by technical efficiency, safety, security and environmental sustainability, we identify the cause and nature of any capacity problem in Airports swiftly and efficiently.

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