Integrated Apron Management Solutions

March 4, 2019
The impact of automation and analytics on airport and airline gate operations

Driven by the affordability and accessibility of air travel and a strong world economy, air traffic is doubling every 15 years. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel in 2036, a near doubling of the 4 billion air travelers estimated to fly this year. Capacity shortages are expected at half of the world‘s airports if no action is taken. In fact, many airports are already running at full to stretched capacity leading to congestion, delays and overall inefficient operations.  Heavy traffic has another dire consequence – it is the cause of an increasing number of aviation accidents in and around the apron. The busiest area at an airport, safety on the apron is top of mind for airports and airlines alike.