The Vaccine is Here… Now What?
28th March, 2021
With the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, the aviation industry finds itself on relatively stable ground compared to the beginning of the pandemic. However, the introduction and effectiveness of the vaccine does not directly spell true and meaningful recovery unless there are steps taken to ensure that the benefits of the vaccination programme translate into such recovery for aviation stakeholders.
Awaiting the Rebound: Aviation, Resilience and the Pandemic
14th March, 2021
In Passenger Terminal World’s Annual Showcase issue, Helen Norman, the editor of the magazine, sheds light on some important aspects to consider in relation to the current state of the aviation industry. This blog post reviews some of these aspects and expands the discussion on them.
Here is Why COVID Should Not Lead to a Freeze in Airport IT Spending
2nd March, 2021
With airport operations gradually recovering, obtaining IT investment funding has never been so difficult. With the ongoing COVID crisis expected to run till past the summer - given the slow vaccine rollout in many parts of the world - many airports have halted major investments, whether in IT or in hardware.
When Do You Know Your Airport Needs to Consider A-CDM?
17th February, 2021
A few years ago, IATA created an extremely useful document called Airport – Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM): IATA Recommendations. One of the key elements discussed was to understand when A-CDM is really needed for the operation of an airport or airline.
Zero Waste Initiatives at Airports
11th February, 2021
With COVID-19’s seeming monopoly over the attention of the aviation industry, it can become easy to forget about the pre-COVID sustainability imperatives that many in this industry had vowed to implement. However, despite declining passenger numbers (and its inherent consequences for airports and airlines), many airports have continued to maintain their sustainability commitments.
CORSIA is Coming: How Airports Should Get Prepared to Meet CORSIA Targets?
4th February, 2021
In October 2016, the member states of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) made the historic decision to adopt a global market-based measure for aviation emissions. This scheme, the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation – more commonly known as CORSIA – is the result of many years of work at ICAO and the UN along with the support of the industry.
Revenue Generation Hacks for Airports During COVID
28th January, 2021
It has become clear that the COVID-19 crisis has spelled disaster for the aviation industry, particularly in terms of revenue. Nearly 90% of airport revenues are derived from passengers as reported by Liz Morrell of Passenger Terminal World. With passenger travel down to less than half of pre-COVID levels, it has become ever-important for airports to consider revenue generation techniques that do not rely solely on passenger travel.
IATA Recommendations for Airports & Airlines Moving to Create Higher Efficiency Gains and Preparing for CORSIA’s Sustainability Targets
21st January, 2021
When it comes to creating efficiency gains, airports and airlines should not wait for full traffic recovery to start. Now is the ideal time to put the different stakeholders together, making sure that processes are streamlined and coordination agreed upon to reduce lost time during airport operations to a minimum. The ideal solution resides in implementing an advanced collaborative decision making (A-CDM) solution.
Sustainability: Why the Aviation Industry’s Biggest Challenge Is Not COVID-19
11th January, 2021
With the entire industry caught in a downward spiral and putting up their hopes on subsidies and vaccinations, another big challenge looms ahead. The challenge of sustainability lies in the requirements that programs like CORSIA and other exercises (similar to the Green Deal) put on airlines and airports.
All I wish for 2021 is more efficiency… and a rebound of traffic
3rd January, 2021
2016 was an important year for the aviation industry. This was the year when EUROCONTROL published the A-CDM Impact Assessment bulletin. The bulletin was groundbreaking as this was the first time that the results of the implementation of A-CDM processes could be quantified and this was done by all original A-CDM target airports
The New Normal in Aviation Post-COVID
23rd December, 2020
Given the effect of COVID-19 on the aviation industry, it is difficult to imagine that flying after the crisis would ever be the same as before. There are significant procedural changes taking place within aviation, many of which might be here to stay. This post delves into the most pertinent of these changes with an aim to sketch a picture of the new normal that would exist after COVID-19.
To Survive COVID-19, Airports Will Need to Push the ‘Higher Efficiency’ Button
19th November, 2020
With the sequel of COVID-19 clearly impacting the aviation world even more than the first wave, it is becoming clear that many airports need to rethink the way they manage operations. This does not only mean reassuring passengers that traveling is safe but also the need to embrace a new reality.
CDM: The Answer to How Airports Can Make Substantial Efficiency Gains?
1st December, 2020
CDM systems have proven their usefulness over the course of their usage, increasing efficiency and improving decision making.
Aviation, the Environment and the Role of A-CDM
12th November, 2020
Nearly 915 million tonnes of carbon dioxide were released into the atmosphere by flights in 2019, as per Air Transport Action Group. Politico reports that if the carbon emission of industries was imagined as countries, aviation would be larger than Germany.
Using Technology to Facilitate Continuity for the Aviation Industry During and After COVID-19
24th August, 2020
The aviation industry has suffered devastating losses due to the coronavirus outbreak. International Airport Review cites a report by IATA, predicting that the aviation industry could potentially observe a reduction in revenue of nearly $113 billion if the virus continues spreading globally.
Artificial Intelligence in the Aviation Industry
4th June, 2020
With rapid advancements in technology, the use of artificial intelligence has grown universally. The aviation industry, much like many others, has benefited from artificial intelligence as industry leaders continue to innovate, using artificial intelligence to improve operations and customer service.
Shifts in Technology Usage During COVID-19
26th March, 2020
With the implementation of lockdown or social distancing measures in many nations due to COVID-19, people around the world have noticed exponential changes in their lifestyle.