AiQ brings Airport Planning and Capacity Management expertise to Singapore

Adrian Todd, CEO, and Mevin Varghese, Airport Planner, delivered an Airport Planning and Capacity Management course to senior airport managers within development and design departments late last year. Taking place in Singapore, delegates travelled from Angkasa Pura Airport in Indonesia for a course that provided an understanding of the key aspects and elements of ACM as well as its relevance within variety of operations including airfield, apron, terminal including baggage.

The Airport Planning Capacity Management Course, facilitated by EquipGlobal and based on IATA standards, was extremely well received by attendees, who highlighted in the course feedback the focused approach, wealth of knowledge and excellent coaches from AiQ Consulting. Read More »

Working in collaboration with NATS for Constrained and Saturated Airports

AiQ Consulting is now working in collaboration with aviation experts NATS to deliver end-to-end capacity planning assessments involving passengers, baggage, vehicles, flights, GSE and airspace to airports worldwide.

The Benefits

This ‘one-stop-shop’ for clients brings many benefits. As one team providing a full airport capacity and operational efficiency analysis and simulation of the passenger journey, we can present to the airport the most efficient transition of passengers from arriving, through the terminal, onto the aircraft and arriving at their destination. We are able to solve complex capacity problems, validate processes or designs and optimise operational efficiency, whilst provide crucial stakeholder management throughout the decision making process. Read More »

How new technology is creating smart airports – Part two

AiQ has worked closely to implement new technology at airports worldwide. There is a lot for airports, operators and airlines to understand and implement to be able to innovate and introduce future airports that enhance the passenger experience.

The second part of our two-part blog looks at more new technology that can be expected over the next few years in the aviation industry.

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What impact have the B787 and A350 aircraft had on regional airports?

The impact of the B787 and A350 aircraft on regional airports

As regional airports continue to face challenges related to their growth and success, what impact have new aircraft had on their operating model?

There is a massive increasing demand for regional airports from passengers. The convenience of having an airport closer to home, as well as the attractive pricing of low budget airlines and the expansion of routes, have allowed regional airports to increase their market share worldwide. But what’s next for regional airports, and how has the new aircraft being introduced affected them?

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

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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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New Contracts for Spring 2017

We’ve had a great start to 2017, with many new projects and contracts for our hard working team. Take a look at the new contracts we have been part of already this year.

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Talent is the Key to our Success

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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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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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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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