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Improving TOBT predictability using actual ready time

Many major European airports have been improving their operational efficiency by implementing Airport CDM information sharing. Some, however, have opted out of a few of the recommended milestones in order to shortcut the implementation process. Not implementing actual event milestones means the airport misses out...

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Capacity predictions for runway maintenance planning

When is the best time to plan runway maintenance if you operate a very busy airport? It’s a complicated question, since the answer depends on wind and weather conditions, available capacity, hours of daylight, and the complexity of the maintenance project itself, just to name...

Roadmap to terminal experience excellence

Airports spend millions on implementing new screening technology to make the passenger terminal processing flow faster and as painless as possible. Unfortunately, poor customer service can still completely defeat the purpose of innovations meant to improve the passenger experience. Passengers always remember bad customer service,...

Introducing To70 Belgium

We recently expanded To70’s international network of consultants with a new European location in Belgium. The country has many of the same capacity challenges as the rest of Europe, and we believe having a foot on the ground in Belgium with both global experience and...

Fooling ourselves with digital transformation?

The term digital transformation gets tossed around a lot in the aviation industry these days. Digital is apparently the new normal. And the term is often applied to ‘plug-and-play’ tools from IT providers as a sales ploy, regardless of whether it is true. The idea...

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...

Leveraging technology for aerodrome safety

To handle Singapore’s projected air traffic growth in the next decades, Singapore Changi Airport is undergoing extensive development works on runways and a new terminal. Construction work is being carried out daily near fully operational runways and taxiways. Maintaining the safety of airport operations in...

APOC: Is virtual as good as physical?

To70 recently attended an Airport Operations Centre (APOC) workshop organized by Airports Council International (ACI) Europe and the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU). The workshop delivered interesting insights into the coordinating role of APOC and the challenges involved. The discussions also made it clear Europe’s airports...

Brazil’s tough decision on airport concessions

Brazil sorely needs a strategy for its future airport concessions but the choice will not be easy. Although past concessions have brought visible improvements to the airports, there have also been plenty of problems. What are the lessons and how can Brazil model future airport...