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The principles of smart aviation

Smart Aviation describes how we help you balance vision and growth with generating meaningful value from innovation and digital transformation. It is about keeping you ahead of the competition by shaping the airport of the future. And, it means applying the latest thinking to the design, planning, technology adaptation and architecture of airports to ensure resilient, sustainable and profitable operations for years to come.

Sustainability and climate resilience

Building sustainability and resilience into aviation and airport operations starts with understanding the legislative, social, environmental and economic drivers. Airports then need to develop the technical scope required to address them. Our insights will help you establish sustainability targets, create a strategic roadmap and embed the practical databased tools that will help achieve your objectives.

Our deep knowledge spans all major parts of the airport lifecycle, from design, planning and operations to circular economy, long term carbon reduction targets for airports, and climate risk management in airport transactions. From understanding airport design for flexibility and responding to air travel perceptions, to defining new innovations in decarbonisation, material use, climate resilience studies for airports and reputational risk management, we’ve got it covered.

Customer experience

The safety, security and smooth flow of passengers and other customers through airports - combined with a superior dwell experience - is both a priority and an important competitive differentiator for airports. Achieving optimal customer experience relies on the use of ‘smart’ technologies – for example in biometrics and screening, as well as in personalised commercial offerings.

Bringing both these facets together means that passengers, baggage and goods can be processed as efficiently as possible – creating a seamless and touchless journey and an attractive passenger experience. Smart innovations can improve the operations, financial performance and competitive strength of airports.

Additionally, smart airport planning will maximise opportunities for a unique experience in terms of wellbeing, entertainment, shopping and dining.

Smart assets and operations

Generating, collecting and analysing data about the airport’s key assets and operations has become an essential part of total airport management. Connected airports and assets are the foundation on which to build fully functional, connected, responsive and efficient operations.

Smart assets and operations deliver at speed and scale the efficiencies and insights that drive airport operations improvement. The possibilities brought by airport digital twins and other technological breakthroughs are crucial in unlocking the potential.

Our aviation expertise, combined with cross-industry digital capabilities, positions us perfectly to design solutions that optimise airport asset performance and enhance your operations.

Our vision

  • A multi-disciplinary approach combining our aviation knowledge with technological capabilities
  • Practical experience in aviation innovation - helping numerous airports adopt new solutions that drive clear value
  • Cross-industry track record in digital transformation and systems integration
  • A neutral, objective outlook, impartial to specific technologies or solutions
  • Continuous support from vision to implementation

Our approach

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Contact us

If you would like more information or to speak to one of our experts about Smart Aviation, please email us.