Capacity

Managing departures beyond airports

In this second article on airspace capacity management in growing aviation markets, we look at the advanced technique the aviation industry uses to manage departure demand. When there is too little airspace available on busy routes and adding flight paths is not an option, a...

Understanding all sides of airspace capacity

Building new airports and adding runways to meet capacity demands in strong growth markets, such as Australia, enables more aircraft operations. Unfortunately, with that also comes more constraint points. Understanding the nature of this new demand on the system is the first step in developing...

The dangerous relationship between wind turbines and aviation

Wind turbines are becoming increasingly popular as sources of renewable energy. And just as with airports, the preferred locations are far enough away from populated areas to minimise nuisance. If placed too close to airports, however, they create hazards to aviation, only some of which...

Key to A-CDM integration: Airport predictability performance

Shared information regarding flight schedules, status and progress is an essential basis for efficient use of available airspace capacity and airport infrastructure. The success of any networked system depends, of course, on the reliability of the information being shared. Airport CDM can only be effective...

Ramping up airspace capacity – and quickly

It used to be that demand grew steadily toward maximum capacity, then airport infrastructure was expanded, and the cycle could continue. That cycle isn’t likely to play out so smoothly for Australia’s aviation industry this time around. As new airports and runways at Sydney, Brisbane,...

Fortaleza set to become a major hub for Brazil

Fortaleza Airport should see exponential growth as it becomes an important hub in the northeast of Brazil. The airport’s strategic location makes it a gateway to popular tourist beaches and the Amazon. Fraport, the airport’s new operator, is planning to invest heavily to meet air...

Will India become an aviation powerhouse?

With double-digit growth for a third consecutive year, India is now arguably the world’s fastest growing aviation market. India’s airport operators, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will all have their hands full in the...

A balanced approach to the passenger journey

Improving passenger experience is a hot topic in the aviation industry. Too often, though, it results in the optimisation of a singular efficiency aspect. That approach is simply too narrow to improve overall passenger satisfaction. A balanced approach between efficiency and experience that considers the...

The challenge of preventing aviation security threats efficiently

As those looking to cause harm are getting more creative, and the aviation security regulations to stop them more numerous, the complexity and cost of threat prevention for airport operators expands exponentially. Better technology can help improve security, but it can also have disadvantages. The...

Global aviation growth calls for a more collaborative culture

As countries and economies continue to develop, demand for air travel shows no signs of stopping. The relentless demand and the strain it puts on airport and airspace capacity is pushing the global aviation industry out of its conservative – and relatively uncollaborative –  comfort...