Soaring through 2017 –AiQ’s Year in Review

AiQ Team

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

Regional Airport Manchester Airport T2

AiQ Consulting has been working with regional airports for many years, using our knowledge and experience to solve capacity issues and passenger flow problems, as well as recommending baggage handling processes and new technologies to improve efficiency.

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AiQ Talks Airport Capacity Management in Singapore

World class experts of Airport Capacity Management

World Class Airport Experts, Adrian Todd, director of AiQ Consulting, and Richard Chapman of ADC (Airport Design Consult) recently lectured senior airport managers, consultants and analysts in Singapore regarding the key aspects of Airport Capacity Management. The delegates came from a range of airports and companies such as Airports Authority India and Adelande Airport in South Australia. They offered practical advice, guidance and support to those involved in capacity planning and operational efficiency within the airport industry. …Continue reading…

Automated Bag Drop: How do one-step and two-step bag drop systems impact on airports – Part two

Departure board

Part one of our guide to automated bag drop looked at the differences between one-step and two-step bag drops, and their advantages and disadvantages for an airport. In this part of the guide, we look at the affect of one-step and two-step automated bag drops on the whole airport, as well as some specific case studies.

How do automated bag drops affect an airport holistically?

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Automated Bag Drop: How do one-step and two-step bag drop systems impact on airports – Part one

Automated Bag Drop

Check-In halls are becoming increasingly automated. Do you know your way around automated bag drop systems, and the advantages and disadvantages to each? These new technologies have a lot to offer airports but can also affect other areas throughout the terminal. As with any innovation, you need to look at the impact holistically. Take a look at our two-part guide to automated bag drop.

What’s the difference between one-step and two-step bag drop?

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How can you increase airport capacity with existing infrastructure?

Departure board

We have worked with many saturated and constrained airports that need to increase their capacity within a restricted existing terminal footprint to keep up with demand. Airport infrastructure can at times be extremely limited but by analysing data and simulating passenger, bags, vehicle and aircraft flow we are able to prove to clients that there are methods and processes that will improve capacity. …Continue reading…

How can Regional Airports Optimise Passenger Experience?

Optimising passenger experience in regional airports can sometimes be a challenge, but reaching IATA standards should never be beyond an airport’s capability. Even with limited capacity, a smaller support network and fewer stakeholders and suppliers; regional airports can still achieve optimum passenger standards

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Facing the Future: New Innovations for the Aviation Industry

Departure Lounge

Our recent attendance at some of this year’s aviation exhibitions and events has shown us some interesting developments facing the industry. These new innovations promise great efficiency in so many ways, and affect all areas of the airport; airspace, airfield, terminal and apron.

When we visited the British Irish Airports Expo and Passenger Terminal Expo we took a look at these new innovations to find out how they would affect airports worldwide, as well as our work as airport consultants.

Low speed driverless pods

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A Guide to Baggage Handling Process (BHS)

Do you know enough about how baggage moves through an airport? What you can do to make the process quicker and easier for airlines, passengers and ground support suppliers?

We have been working with airports worldwide to help them realise the efficiencies created by the introduction of an effective and modern Baggage Handling Process.

What is a Baggage Handling Process?

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