Aviation Wrap-Up September 2021
What were some of the most relevant aviation news in September? This month we heard that 60 prominent companies in the World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition announced a major milestone in the mission to achieve net-zero emission by 2050. Also good news came from the air cargo sector, since airfreight demand is set to significantly increase as we approach the end of the year. However, new capacity challenges urge immediate action. For more, check out our monthly wrap-up.
Airline punctuality in the COVID-19 Era
Queues at airports, congested taxiways, and bursting airspaces – this was the reality before the Coronavirus outbreak. With the pandemic, carriers experienced a significant reduction in their flights and thus an apparent improvement in their on-time performance. However, as increasing vaccinations generate greater confidence to travel again, 2022 is expected to be a crucial year for aviation to rebound. How may higher traffic and increased journey times due to COVID-19 measures affect airline punctuality?
Air Cargo Recovery and the Pandemic’s Impacts on OTP
The pandemic unleashed an important transformation in the airfreight industry. Major changes have taken place, ranging from the use of the so-called preighters to add capacity, to adopting a renewed focus on on-time performance. Now that air cargo recovery seems closer than ever, airlines see the sector as a key business opportunity. But how bright does air cargo’s future look and what conditions will sustain its growth? Find out in this interview with Swen Franken, Head of Air Cargo and Line Maintenance at INFORM´s Aviation.
3 Ways AI Sets the Stage for a Sustainable Aviation Recovery
Despite the great challenges linked to the recovery of the industry, stakeholders remain firm in their quest for more sustainable aviation. With ambitious decarbonization goals set for the next years, there is a great emphasis on harnessing technology to improve operations and infrastructure usage. What opportunities can artificial intelligence bring to promote greener practices?
Airport Management: A complex puzzle to be solved
Since the pandemic hit traffic hard, airport management has become a more challenging task. Read here some of the areas that may require special attention.
Air Cargo Market: What to Expect in the Coming Months
Air cargo remains the bright spot for the aviation industry. In April, IATA reported airfreight volumes continued to increase, and were up by 12% compared to the same month in 2019. However, capacity utilization remains a constraint which may slow down the growth of the global air cargo market. What other factors could be mapping out cargo business for the next months?
Our Ultimate Tips on How To Improve OTP At Your Airport
Airports worldwide rely on on-time performance (OTP) to handle disruptions effectively, optimize their use of resources and increase passenger satisfaction. To stay competitive in a highly dynamic industry faced with new challenges due to the pandemic, it is crucial to keep looking for ways to improve OTP − but how? Our tips can help with boosting your operations plan.
How can Airports Prepare for Operations at Security Checkpoints Post COVID-19?
As some countries enter a period of “gradual normalization”, airports prepare for increasing traffic. Ensuring they are operationally ready for it will be critical to moving forward in the recovery process. The security checkpoint is a key terminal area, where fluent processes and the safety of passengers must be guaranteed. What solutions can help airports face upcoming challenges?
Can Runway Configuration Impact on Arrival Delays?
Why is my flight delayed? A study conducted by a student at Purdue University suggests that runway configurations may have an impact on on-time flight arrival. What were the outcomes of this research, find out here.
3 Challenges Faced at Airport Security Control as Air Travel Rebounds
Airport security control is one of the main points of a passenger´s journey, but also one of the biggest sources of bottlenecks. The processes involved are so time intensive that operators need to closely coordinate staff and resources to avoid running out of capacity. The Coronavirus puts additional pressure on that sensitive system by creating additional requirements. Read here about the challenges confronting the security checkpoint.