Improving the efficiency of airport Check-In with new technologies

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Improving the efficiency of Check In is a key concern for our airport clients. Not only affecting and improving passenger experience, introducing new technologies at Check-In can also reduce capacity issues and increases time spent at retail and F&B outlets for passengers. This is a valuable advantage for any airport wishing to grow profits. …Continue reading…

Early Bags Storage – Why is it crucial for an efficient airport? Part Two

As Part One of this blog looked at the complex and lengthy journey involved for baggage at airports, in Part Two we explore the challenges of this process. How can airports improve Early Bag Stores and Make Up Points to create more efficient airports and a better passenger experience?

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Early Bags Storage – Why is it crucial for an efficient airport? Part One

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The storage and transfer of baggage is a crucial element of the efficiency of any airport, whether it is a large hub or a smaller regional airport. Using the experience we’ve gained from analysing and simulating baggage flows at airports such as GMR Hyderabad as well the research and insight providing from our forthcoming White Paper, Baggage Handling, we’ve looked at key parts of the process and how better Early Bag Storage can be put in place to improve baggage handling at airports.

The first part of our blog looks at the process of baggage handling, and how it is changing. …Continue reading…

Staggering figures from the Indian Aviation Industry, but can Airports Handle this Rise?

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India’s aviation industry is in need of some fast-moving and efficient solutions to tackle their growing airport capacity problems.  The region has seen exponential growth over recent decades, with the volume of passenger traffic trebling in the last ten years. In fact, the increase in passenger traffic between 2001 and 2011 was three times the growth that had been achieved in the previous 50 years. A similar increase is predicted over the next decade.

Most airports in India are coming within reach of their existing capacities, if they haven’t already, and the country urgently needs new facilities and airports to ensure that the network can keep up with demand. But why has India got such a constrained network of airports? And what can be done to ensure that capacity is not an issue?

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Could your airport benefit from new baggage screening technology?

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Both Schiphol Airport in The Netherlands and Zurich Airport, Switzerland, have been benefiting immensely from the great efficiencies enabled from new baggage and security screening technology. Schipol Airport in particular is reported to be able to process three times the passengers through screening than they were able to achieve previously.

The new technologies that have enhanced baggage check-in use automation, one of the most beneficial advances in airport security screening and baggage handling that we have experienced recently. …Continue reading…

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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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. …Continue reading…

The Strains on Airside

Airport apronWith aeroplanes increasing in size, and 38,000 new aircraft to be introduced into the global fleet within next 20 years (statistic Boeing July 2015), airports are beginning to feel the impact of larger aircraft on the apron and airside.

Airports must plan and prepare for the impact of new planes coming into the market, particularly jumbo planes such as the A380. For these jumbo planes, although the weight and size of plane does not cause stress on all runways (either in terms of size and weight), it does impact on all taxiways, parking, terminal space and passenger demand. …Continue reading…

AiQ Consulting – Soaring through 2015

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From new projects to new services, new team members and new achievements; AiQ Consulting has had a fantastic year. We have surpassed our own expectations, and that of our clients, to what we can achieve for Airport Owners, Management, Airlines, Ground handlers and many other stakeholders in the aviation industry. As we wind down to the end of 2015, we thought it was time to reflect on our successes, and think about the ones to come in 2016! …Continue reading…