As the year comes to an end, we take a moment to reflect on the important events of 2019 and begin to look ahead at what’s in store for us in 2020. It is with no doubt that we will look back on 2019 as one of the most exciting and important years for AiQ. Together, we’ve made steady progress towards continuing to develop our team, improve our services and provide intelligent end-to-end support and solutions to our clients. From winning awards and collaborating with NATS, to signing prestigious framework agreements and working on groundbreaking projects with airports worldwide, we look back on some of our key highlights of 2019…
AiQ Consulting is celebrating success after winning Best Solution Provider at the AOA annual awards.
The AOA annual awards highlight excellence among the aviation industry and celebrate vibrant and innovative work that is globally leading, and are administered by the Airport Operators Association (AOA).
Our award entry, an innovative end-to-end airport capacity assessment from kerbside to airspace for Bristol Airport, provided a holistic overview of Bristol Airport, covering the entire passenger journey and integrating the airside and landside operations to the immense benefit of the client. …Continue reading…
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. …Continue reading…
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. …Continue reading…
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 efficiency is so important?
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
Within an airport there are many levels of stakeholders with varying degrees of responsibility. Whether it is the operations team, airlines, retailers, airport management or investors; everyone needs to clearly understand how their actions and decisions affect the airport holistically.
We work with saturated and constrained airports throughout the world to create simple and clear capacity models for effective decision making. We model or simulate at the level of detail that is appropriate for the audience, that Big Data can support and we aim to provide appropriate analysis and forecasts based on realistic assumptions and processes.
Why modelling and simulation?
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. …Continue reading…
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. …Continue reading…
This year the annual Passenger Terminal Expo was held in London at the Excel Exhibition Centre over the 26th, 27th and 28th March. PTE 2019 set an attendance record, with over 10,000 delegates from more than 1,500 organisations and 130 countries visiting, as well as over 350 specialist airport technology suppliers.
Seen as the world’s leading international airport event, PTE reflected some of the major trends coming on stream under the theme of ‘Smart Airports’. The Conference Programme highlighted the big trends affecting the future, including: …Continue reading…