Growth

The Importance of Forecasting in the Aviation Industry

Forecasting is an important factor to any businesses because it gives the ability to make informed business decisions and establish data-driven strategies. It allows companies to have the capability to decide on the strategic allocation of resources, decide the need for corrective actions, or to...

Post-Covid-19 Recovery – Lessons from China

Since last December, the vaccination has started around the world, and the hope of reopening and recovery seems to be achievable shortly. People’s desire for travelling has been repressed in the endless lockdown and winter. Now, it is time for us to make a plan...

To70’s take on the current and future aviation in India

As in many other countries, the pandemic has significantly impacted the civil aviation industry in India. Fast forward to almost one year later and the traffic is returning slowly and steadily, with the Government of India allowing domestic airlines to operate at 80% of pre-COVID...

To70 invests in future of UK aviation

In early October I joined To70 to setup their UK office and build upon the long history of support already in the UK. In this blog I reflect on the first 6 weeks of the journey and in particular introduce how I now understand the...

Pre-arrival screening – The new norm?

Yes, these are unprecedented times. Yes, we are in unchartered territory. Yes, we will bounce back from COVID-19 but make no mistake, this will be a protracted war. The world will be battling waves of viral outbreaks for at least the next 18-24 months before...

Are early ‘Turns’ on SID achievable?

Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) are commonly designed as straight, with aircraft heading the same direction as the runway until at least 400ft because excessive low-altitude banking is unsafe. Yet, there are many cases where changing course sooner could be beneficial for noise abatement, obstacle clearance,...

Intuitive airspace visualisation

Presenting 3D geographical data in a 2D report in a way that is intuitive for multiple audiences is challenging. Important characteristics get lost in a flat representation. Airspace is typically structured in complex 3D shapes and flight tracking is incomplete without information on altitudes. To...

Regional Airport Master Planning Best Practices

Regardless of size, all airports share many characteristics. However, regional airports and smaller aerodromes usually serve very different purposes to their larger city cousins, so their strategic approach must also be different. A tailored Airport Master Plan is invaluable in ensuring that limited resources are...

Airports and ATC: Same Team, Different Goalposts

Airport operations and air traffic control must work hand-in-hand to keep the airfield, and thus the entire airport, running smoothly. Nevertheless, these supposed close working partners in airport operations and safety may have very different priorities when it comes to efficiency optimisations. How, then, can...

Trusting Machine Learning in the Aviation Industry

A lot of data is collected in aviation and airport operations that is useful for algorithms and machine learning. Big data techniques for analysis and forecasting could increase efficiency in any number of industry objectives. Can the conservative and safety-conscious aviation industry trust machine learning?...