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In these days planning at airports gets more and more complex. Different possibilities of applied processes and technologies have impact to the productivity of your infrastructure and resources. The important thing is not to implement by best guess, but to have accurate forecasts to rely on. Imagine know to have the opportunity working with a solution which is easy to use, so everybody can learn working with it. Planning was never this easy before and changes can be applied in real-time to elaborate and discuss results during a meeting or session.

Airport Planning Solution

AMORPH.aero Planning Solution optimally supports your daily work as an airport operations planner. Planning Studio allows you, between others, to evaluate changes in your terminal infrastructure in order to support the increasing number of passenger, determine optimal number, location and position of passenger process points, identify the ideal passenger flow to maximize your retail revenues, generate the long-term resource planning, identify optimal stand and gate allocation from the transfers point of view, etc…

Main features:

  • Planning based on fast simulations, using on-scale terminal layout
  • Very easy and straightforward airport model editor
  • Evaluate terminal infrastructure changes
  • Generates optimum resource allocation to meet target KPIs
  • Just download, request a license and you are ready to easy and accurately plan your terminal operations.

Create your layout

The Studio allows you to create, edit and evaluate planning Projects. AMORPH.aero takes into account the exact terminal layout and comes with an easy, but very accurate, on-scale, multi-level terminal model editor. It’s very simple and fast to create your terminal model. In just a few hours of modeling your airport is ready for planning.

Run simulation

The core of solution is the detailed passenger flow simulation engine, proven to be the fastest available on the market. It executes with high speed (aprox. 1 min for a whole peak day with over 100.000 passengers per day) the agent-based passenger behavior-oriented pedestrian simulation model of your airport.

Create scenarios

In order to compare different planning scenarios you can easily create scenarios within the built layout of your terminal. There you can import a new or edit an existing flight plan, as well as flight transfer tables or resource allocation for check-points.

Evaluate results

Detailed reports support you in understanding the analysis results. The systems comes with passenger flow report, resource utilization and resource demand, waiting time and queue sizes, at each process point. Detailed process interdependencies and connection reports are also available. We continuously add new reports, based on our customer feedback!

For more information look at our website http://www.amorph.aero/solutions/planning-studio

Measurement solutions and operational forecasting

In the high-tech manufacturing industry it is quite normal to measure every tiny little step a product is in process. Every machine, sensor, system is sending data which can be used to analyze and optimize the current production process.

As airports are like big factories with different process steps and stakeholders the aim is still the same, to get data about those activities. In some cases like baggage handling systems this works quite well, others face a severe problem: the human factor. Most of the landside processes are driven by passengers using infrastructure and services. They don´t act like pieces on an assembly line which is good for the individual, but bad for airport operators that have to deal with.

According to the statement “You can´t handle what you don´t measure” there is for some years now the trend to implement measurement solutions on airports to gain more and more data about these process steps and support terminal operation processes.

Looking at the available techniques and the costs of implementation, it is necessary to have a look at detailed use cases, to decide what and where to install. The bandwidth of technologies vary from WiFi passenger tracking, camera-based people counting to thermal sensors and so on…

Comparing all those available technologies most managers will decide for the solution with the highest business value with respect to the supplied use cases. One fact is always stated wrong I would like to point out:

You can´t use them for operations!

But let´s first have a look on the beneficial side of passenger counting and tracking.

Business Intelligence

First of all there is a definite value in gaining data of the landside process steps in order to enrich the analytic opportunities. Combining this with your already existing data allows business analytics to get a bigger picture of dependencies especially between airside and landside processes. As a result, planning departments are able to work more in collaboration, understanding more clearly the effects of the various changes for the whole system.

Quality Management

Measuring the overall performance of airports with a lot of KPI´s reflecting different process responsibilities, these data are essential for QM. Measured or calculated KPI´s like waiting times, dwell times, throughput are standard parameters for the performance and quality of landside processes at Airports. They are getting even more important as retail claimed to be the most significant profit contributor for bigger airports. Every minute lost in a queue means a loss of revenue to retail and subsequently a loss of profit for airports.

​Improving daily operations

Another aim of measurement technologies is to help airport / terminal operations to improve their daily business. This can work by learning from past experiences how deviations influenced operational processes. This is quite comparable to the business intelligence aspect in order to optimize the passenger process by analyzing historical data. As every day is a bit different, this gets soon very complex and does only slightly help operational people in their daily business.

However, measurement technologies can only  show what is happening now – but then it is already too late.

NOW is too late

If airport operations want to work in a preventive mode, they must act pro-actively to manage changes before disruptions even happen. This requires another technical approach.

Ideally terminal operation managers should work with forecasted passenger demand to have time for scenario decision making and stakeholder communication. The measured data is then just the quality assurance of these forecasts.

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The specialty of an agent-based solution to prepare this forecast is the flexibility to integrate every relevant parameter according to real passenger behavior. This capability allows to forecast also waiting times, dwell times and connectivity, something which is not possible just with mathematical optimization.

Amorph​ Systems is currently the only provider of such a fast agent-based solution, able to run a whole operational day under one minute. The high quality of these outputs ensure that operational managers have always the best data available to create a great passenger experience – and that´s all that matters at the end.