The Fast-Growing Indian Aviation Industry – What Next for India?

There have been many positive developments in the India’s fast-moving civil aviation sector. The National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) has finally been put into place and India has emerged as the fastest growing aviation market in the world. Currently ranked ninth, India is predicted to rise to third largest within two to three years.

Passenger traffic has increased by 17.6 percent in 2015-16 and growth is being maintained in 2016-17, with traffic growing at 19.1 percent during the period April to November. According to AAI (Airports Authority of India), over the next two years, traffic is projected to grow at 14 percent per annum to reach 290 million by 2017-18.

This staggering growth has had a number impact on the numbers connected with the aviation industry in India:

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From Check-in to Gate – The Journey of a Passenger Bag

When you are excited about your holiday or contemplating that important business meeting overseas, you don’t pay much attention to what happens to your bag when you drop it off at check-in. It’s only if something goes wrong that you contemplate the complicated Baggage Handling System (BHS) that goes on behind the scenes. …Continue reading…

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

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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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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Taking AiQ’s Knowledge of Airport Capacity Management to a Wider Audience

Airport Capacity Training Course

Alongside Richard Chapman of ADC (Airport Design Consult), Director of AIQ Consulting, Adrian Todd , undertook a training course in Kuala Lumpur in October 2016 offering practical advice, guidance and support to Airport Senior Managers, Airport Consultants and Airport Capacity Analysts involved in capacity planning and operational efficiency within the airport industry. …Continue reading…

Talent is the Key to our Success


The ability of our team, and how we work together effectively, has long been part of AiQ’s strategy. Our people are one of the most important aspects of AiQ and we take them, and their training, seriously.

“Part of the AiQ vision was to have the best people quickly and easily solving the most complex problems; and presenting solutions in a simple and cost effective ways.” Adrian Todd, Director .

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Meet our Team – Graduate Airport Planner – Mevin Varghese


A welcome return to our series of Meet the Team Q&As with Mevin Varghese, our Graduate Airport Planner. Mevin is an experienced Architect with a background in terminal planning and architecture and his role at AiQ involves technical capacity planning and assessing process models and solutions.

What is a typical day like at AiQ?

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New Contracts for Autumn 2016


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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Introducing New Ways of Thinking for Hold Baggage Screening


Airports are under increasing pressure to provide more efficient Hold Baggage Screening (HBS). Whilst the space and capacity available to airports remains fixed, the needs of passengers and airlines are growing as the number of passengers travelling through airports rises year on year.

AiQ Consulting have been able to work with several leading airport operators and contractors in order to improve Hold Baggage Screening at some of the world’s busiest airports. Our experienced team, along with our bespoke modeling tools and stakeholder management skills, has seen us recognised as an worldwide authority in baggage systems.

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