Aircraft are vulnerable to damage caused by the vehicles that service them on the ramp coming into contact with them – an increasingly expensive (and potentially very dangerous) occurrence, as more and more aircraft are made of easily damaged composite materials. Technology is helping to reduce such incidents, while proper training and consistent standards are also essential. Megan Ramsay reports Continue reading
With a good Resource Management System (RMS), an airport can optimize the use of, and have situation awareness of its assets such as aircraft parking positions, passenger boarding gates and baggage reclaim carousels and maximize their utilization according to the KPIs it thinks are most important. The complexities of deploying RMS can however deter many small and medium-sized airports. What if there was a better alternative?
Automation and data analysis applied to flight and resource planning can empower small and medium airports to leverage proportionate benefits and returns. It will require a shift in the way small and medium airports manage and allocate flight planning and resources, but will ultimately generate more returns and cost savings, and allow both airports and airlines to enhance the passenger experience. Continue reading