Airport traffic has doubled every 15 years since the 1970s, and is expected to double again within the next 15 years. Globalization is shifting economic power to different geographies, with emerging markets powering aviation growth. The middle class - the most frequent consumers of air traffic - will grow from 33% to 66% globally and quadruple in Asia/Pacific. Urbanization is bringing upward mobility within societies and fueling air travel, while privatization and deregulation are making air travel cheaper.
Traditional ways to meet air traffic expansion are no longer possible when airports are built in cities. The threat of climate change and scarce resources are forcing airports to rethink how they can be more sustainable while still enhancing efficiency.
Advances in technology and digital transformation are bringing possibilities to airports, yet also creating new demands from customers and added cost pressures. Despite operational complexity and cost transparency continuously increasing, airports always put safety first.
Airport congestion and thus limited resilience is thus an everyday situation at many major airports, causing difficulties regardless of the weather. Delay brings not only inconvenience to passengers but also costs to airports, airlines, society and the environment. The capacity crunch affects the workload of air traffic controllers, leading to increased risk of human error, which may decrease throughput and safety in general.
Airports constantly need to explore how to capitalize on the opportunities while managing capacity and growth. The questions airports need to answer are many: How to handle growth? How to boost profits and control costs? How to comply with the latest regulations? How to operate more sustainably? How to enhance safety?
In the end it all comes down to:
• How to accommodate air traffic growth in the most efficient yet safe and sustainable way?
Airports structured in “stakeholder silos” with gate, airfield and tower operating independently, often suffer problems in gaining an overview of the complete sequence from approach to departure. Gaps between systems and stakeholders are also created. Quite often, existing infrastructure is not used in the most efficient way and often prevents airport operations from reaching full capacity.
While infrastructure or runway expansion may seem like an ideal solution to bottlenecks, at ADB SAFEGATE, we believe the answer lies elsewhere. Airports can do more with what they already have and we can help unlock the hidden potential for airport traffic expansion. There are ways to expand efficiency instead of infrastructure.
Trends reshaping global aviation:
* Traffic doubling by 2035
* Emerging markets leading the way
* Green Skies ahead
* Airports are privatizing
* Airport digital transformation
*Collaboration cuts congestion
* AGL lights the way
* Integrated Tower Solution
* Better functionality for mor capacity
* A more integrated approach
* Punctionality will cut congestion
* Passenger call the shots
* Empower passengers