The future airport

Is your airport ready for the traffic demands of tomorrow?

Airport traffic has doubled every 15 years since the 1970s, and will most likely double again within the next 15 years. This creates possibilities for the airport industry, but at the same time airports around the world are challenged to handle the increase while staying profitable and maintaining safety. How can your airport benefit without deteriorating safety and profitability? How do you increase your throughput without compromising passenger experience?

Many of today’s airports were constructed and put into operation during the 1960s and 1970s, in a period when jet aircraft were only just being introduced and air travel was booming. The usual way to increase capacity is to look into the construction of additional infrastructure. However, quite often the existing infrastructure is used in an inefficient way and contains hidden and unused capacity.

Increased air traffic and tighter time schedules make it necessary to control every movement within and around an airport. All ground vehicles and aircraft must be kept at a certain distance apart, especially in low visibility. Therefore, developing an integrated system that not only controls ground movements, but also air traffic close to the airport, is of the highest interest.

Why is it important to secure an airport for the future?

  • Aiming at higher CAT

  • Planning for A-SMGCS

  • Pre-defined routing

  • Minimising maintenance

  • Add stopbars, RGL, lead-on etc

  • Utilise existing CCRs for new projects

  • Possibility of additional power and CO2 savings