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Implementing A-CDM: More than just technology

Airport CDM (A-CDM) can improve the overall efficiency of airport operations, but if the scope of the implementation is too narrow and focused only on technology, its benefits can fall flat. To get the much-needed support from everyone involved in the process, it is crucial...

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The three keys to successful self-service

There is more to airport passenger self-service innovation than just technology. Successful technological innovation includes people and infrastructure in the design process. When technology is implemented to simply replace manual processes and cut costs, the broader impact on both the passenger and the organisation is...

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Defining Meaningful Safety Performance Indicators

Safety performance indicators within management systems are useful tools for allowing an organisation to measure progress – and continuous improvement – of safety topics. This is as true for airlines and airports as it is for national oversight bodies. Although these indicators are extremely useful,...

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Gate Capacity: Knowing When To Build

A common problem with growing demand at airports is gate shortage. The apparent solution is building more gates, which is neither easy nor fast. An easier option is more efficient gate allocations and ‘steering’ traffic to smooth capacity issues. The conundrum is that this gets...

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Europe’s growth in aviation travel continues apace

In this year’s annual update on the growth of the aviation industry, it is clear the aviation industry is still maintaining its momentum of healthy growth. The biggest news: a record-breaking 2 billion passengers welcomed in 2016! Thanks to the 5+% growth of 2015 continuing...

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Ten reasons to work at To70

When you’re looking for a job, you want to find out everything you can about a company to see if it’s the right fit for you. To give you an idea of what working in aviation consulting at To70 is like, we made a list...

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Ground handling needs more safety

Airplane damage caused during ground handling is estimated by IATA to cost airlines nearly $4 billion annually. Total cost to the global aviation industry is thought to be more than double that. Although the exact cost of this relatively hidden problem is unknown, it’s clear...

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Navigating the politics of airport growth

Airport growth is increasingly limited by environmental restrictions. With the worldwide air traffic demand increasing, many of the world’s airports are reaching the limits of their environmental capacity. However, further development is often a political minefield. We think smart management of community relations can help. Pushing...

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TO70’S Civil Aviation Safety Review 2016

It was another good year for civil aviation safety, despite several recent front-page air crashes. Accident rates are again lower than previous years, with fatal accidents to commercial passenger airliners at 0.18 per million flights. That is equal to about one in every five million...