avion technology

Technological solutions for aviation

Comprehensive airline management system

  • IRIS™ is a comprehensive airline management system designed originally for companies with varied fleets, spread operations and maintenance, and fleet from various owners, such as aerial works companies, helicopters or corporate aviation. Given its flexibility, it is being adapted to the needs of commercial airlines.
  • IRIS™ covers in a unique database all the functions needed by the technical and operations´ staff, and it also has links with commercial planning, crew management, human resources…
  • Some features of IRIS: technical control of the fleet, tracking of rotables, quality, warehouse management, maintenance planning, integral cost control, fuel management, link between commercial and production, etc.

Gate-to-Gate fast time simulation

  • Gate-to-gate fast time simulation tools are used to model the entire aircraft flight from the en-route & TMA airspace to the airport airside operations.
  • These tools permit simulation of any gate-to-gate scenario in order to design en-route, approach & departure procedures; to assess the implications of introducing new en-route and terminal procedures; to re-design and re-classify the airspace sectors; and to evaluate financial implications of future infrastructure investment in airports.

Airport fast time simulation

  • Airport fast time simulation platforms enables one to model all airport processes including passenger & baggage processes within the terminal and airside aircraft & vehicles movements.
  • These tools are very useful for planning and designing airport infrastructure, i.e., to balance airport capacity and demand; to identify bottlenecks which require defining a new design or an operational solution; and for assessing new designs and operational solutions.
  • CAST, PaxSIM

Airport real time simulation

  • Total AirportSim is a real time simulation platform developed by IATA.
  • It enables the user to simulate the total airport environment and to provide realistic results. The model is designed to offer a comprehensive solution that covers a wide variety of demand/capacity and level of service applications for the simulation of aircraft and passenger flows. Runway, apron, gate and passenger terminal detailed analysis can all be carried out using real time simulation.
  • Total AirportSim

Passenger flows simulation

  • Airport passengers’ behaviour is a complex aspect in modeling terms, hence, the need for a passenger flow simulation tool. This tool produces a microscopic simulation of passengers’ behaviour which is then used to optimise the design and operation of passenger processes, and for the enhancement and assessment of security related procedures.

Airport design

  • A wide range of generic CAD tools is available in designing airport infrastructure, including both landside and airside areas.
  • We also have tools with powerful platforms that are supported by airport related libraries for undertaking high detail designs as well as technical assessment of the airport surroundings. These specific tools are also able to design the entire airport systems geometry as well as validate the technical and operational aspects of the preliminary solutions.

Noise assessment

  • This tool includes a graphical interface to analyze the results and displays the noise impact as a series of noise contours in different noise metrics.
  • Noise assessment studies are utilized for analysing and validating airport locations and runway configurations; and to evaluate compatibility with the local environment.

Airport resources allocation & optimisation

  • Airport management tools are used in designing and validating the allocation of resources for airports and for assessing the level of operational and service of the proposed airport procedures.
  • The contribution tools include: real scalability in numerous activities and resources; time spent in preliminary planning or conflict detection and reduction; automatic detection of problems and conflicts leading to the development of “optimal” solutions based on actual data; allowing the inclusion of “what-if” scenarios evaluation prior to real operation.
  • Terminal Management Solution (TMS), Resource Management System (RMS)

Numeric simulation

  • Numeric simulation tools are very useful for modelling very complex and specific airport process which require a tailored solution (i.e. baggage handling, handling equipment allocation, apron load schedule, gate allocation, management of connecting flights). These tools complement other simulation platforms that offer better graphical capabilities but less calculation capabilities (CAST, TAAM).

Flight demand analysis

  • Flight demand analysis can be applied to different airport related activities: developing the airport concept, infrastructure planning, marketing analysis and business development. They are also beneficial to airlines in: evaluating airline performance, calculating market share, finding regional or global activity indicators and analyzing new route development.
  • There also exist tools that provide worldwide flight schedules databases and powerful tools for undertaking analysis and generating reports.

Airport hinterland & access modes assessment

  • GIS and transportation modelling tools are utilized at the airport level to undertake: demand analysis of the different access modes to the airport (taxi, private vehicle, public transport, etc), airport intermodality studies, definition and analysis of the airport hinterland, market share study for the different access modes, competitor airports analysis, concept definition and allocation of ground accesses in the airport, adaptation and compatibility to the existed transport networks in the local environment.
  • TransCAD

Airport ground accesses design

  • Traffic and transportation simulation, and modelling tools are useful for airport planning and design activities: the allocation and design of ground access to the airport, the design of transport public stop-areas and restricted accesses, the design of taxi areas and special accesses, the support tool for the design of airport parking areas and the service roads for the industrial areas associated to the airport.
  • TransModeler

Database management

  • Database management tools are used in studies of demand analysis: aircraft traffic profiles (peak day, design day, peak hour, design hour, seasonal variation, etc), passenger demand analysis (arriving curves, check-in curves, embarking curves, etc), baggage demand (baggage handling ratios, lost baggage, baggage in connection, etc), exploit statistical and historical databases, etc.