How does airport management work?

The stay at an airport can be an experience, the excitement at the beginning of a vacation or a business trip will have positive or negative consequences, depending on the case. 

However, behind what we can see, countless processes play a fundamental role in the functioning of an airport.

We see that airports today operate autonomously, thanks to new technologies such as the use of Big Data, IA, and automated software are essential for development today. 

Now, it should be noted that the airport is autonomous, there is no external interference in decisions. That is why airlines work directly with it.

When there is a new alliance with an airline, all aspects are worked under a contract, making clear the terms and conditions between the airport and the airline.

If there is a case in which an airline has accumulated a large debt with the airport, the agreements and, the stipulations of the contract previously made are studied. 

If no agreement is reached between both parties, a higher authority or institution may be notified, to terminate the concession or reach a mutual agreement. 

On the way to automation

Nowadays, large airports manage their administration automatically, the processes of passenger control and check-in, boarding, and much more.

These are handled with specialized software that minimizes the burden and human error, helping to optimize time and support human capital. 

That is why GP Nauticals provides specialized software for each of the parts that make up the administration of an airport.

AERO AIMS is capable of managing aeronautical and non-aeronautical operations such as tax calculation, or centralized digital records and contracts for concessions and stores. 

AERO AIMS is ideal for collecting and processing data from airport operations, as well as effectively managing analytics to minimize errors and highlight the airport’s performance. 

This software can be integrated with other SUITE products such as PAY AIMS, which provides you with payment and airport check-in management options. 

 

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A new moment for America

Facing the new times has undoubtedly been a great challenge for the aviation sector. Worldwide, recovery is expected to be imminent this year. 

So far this year, restrictions have been lifted, sanitary processes remain, but freedom to travel is becoming more common. People are gradually returning to “normal” life, and airports are looking for new strategies to attract traffic in the sector. 

The recovery has been somewhat delayed due to conflicts in Europe, recent variants of the virus in China, and inflationary pressure. This has led to further restrictions in Europe and Asia. 

North America takes off

The new horizons are clear for the American continent, as air traffic increases exponentially, and it is estimated that, in the case of North America, it will be the region with the greatest recovery worldwide, with 97.79% of demand compared to 2019, according to Bain & Company. 

Like the United States, Mexico is the other country that will see early aeronautical recovery. This is because domestic and international flight operations were maintained and did not restrict air traffic. 

This allowed the impact on tourism to take off considerably after one season. It is estimated that other countries in recovery are Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. 

In the rest of the world, according to Bain & Company statistics, it is estimated that pre pandemic traffic figures will be seen again by the second quarter of 2025. In 2022 it is expected that “the recovery will be 65% and 73% of traffic at pre-pandemic levels”.

New technologies 

Despite the long wait, airports worldwide are committed to improving and embracing new technologies. For the aeronautical sector, finding new ways to adapt has been fundamental in its recovery. 

Part of this is the automation of administrative processes to improve the user and customer experience. This is where GP Nauticals, joins the automation of processes with a SUITE of products dedicated to the aeronautical and maritime sector. 

PAX AIMS is one of our main products which will allow you to audit the number of passengers that circulate in an airport. Cumbersome processes are avoided and waiting times are optimized. This product can be easily integrated with other AIMS SUITE products.

 

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Maritime logistics faces new challenges

At a time of revaluation and resurgence of companies, the maritime sector in the process of expansion, could also suffer a new scenario. That, undoubtedly, becomes a short to medium-term challenge for ports and shipping lanes. 

According to a report by Sea-Intelligence, it is expected that once the distribution chains are normalized, a new wave of congestion will be generated due to the number of empty containers. 

During the pandemic, new containers had to be used due to delays in supply chains worldwide. 

Now that everything’s back to normal, maritime logistics will be faced with a large number of unused containers. 

The bulletin notes that there will be at least “the presence of 3.5 million TEUs of empty containers in the transpacific alone.” 

Another place that will affect the logistics line will be the United States and Europe. Therefore, both terminals and warehouses will have to consider new strategies to avoid a new wave of congestion. 

Strategic planning and logistics… 

Supply chains are expected to normalize between mid-2022 and 2023. So leasing, shipping, and seaport companies will need to take the necessary measures to avoid havoc. 

Likewise, GP Nauticals within its SUITE offers automated services for administrative processes, not only for the aeronautical sector but also for the maritime sector. 

Such is the case of PAY AIMS, a service that allows managing invoicing processes, supply chains, and more, which allows centralizing the work and handling it more efficiently and anywhere in the world. 

It also allows the port to collect payments from shipping companies and administrative processes, leaving aside manual and tedious work. PAY AIMS can be integrated with other SUITE services, such as NAUTIC AIMS, to provide more optimal work. 

 

Positive outlook for Latin American aviation

The years of uncertainty for the aviation sector seem to be in the past after two years of threats and recovery, the outlook for airlines and airports looks favorable. 

Many were on red alert due to the Omicron variant, but it did not impede the favorable recovery of the airport sector, it only remained a moment of alarm. 

However, it can be observed that airlines are once again investing in their fleets. Flights that had been suspended are being resumed and, at the same time, new routes are being opened. 

Airports continue to seek comfort for users and are constantly searching for new alternatives to protect travelers. 

In the case of Latin America, José Ricardo Botelho, CEO and executive director of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) reported that the airport sector in Latin America and the Caribbean “is 30% below 2019 levels and 50% above 2020 levels,” according to a November 2021 passenger traffic report

Increase in passenger traffic…

Colombia exceeded the goal of 30 million passengers during 2021, where the airports that mobilized the most passengers were Bogota Airport with 22,091,102 passengers, Rionegro with 7,916,646 passengers, and Cali with 5,211,765 passengers. 

At the same time, Civil Aeronautics authorized 97 new routes connecting different destinations nationwide. Internationally connections were authorized from other airports to 90 outbound destinations from the United States, Chile, Brazil, and other countries in Central America, South America, and North America. 

In Panama, the opening flow is 85% above countries such as Peru, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Thanks to the progress of vaccination, Panama’s tourism is favored. Likewise, José Ricardo Botelho affirms: “We are working to bring back the flow of passengers and reactivate tourism in Panama. The country has great potential with its geography, history, and natural attractions. 

On the road to automation… 

Although the recovery of airports in Latin America is favorable, there are challenges that no one can expect. With the opening of new routes and the increase in passenger traffic, sanitation and contagions are becoming a challenge. 

However, thanks to the automated processes of GP Nauticals’ SUITE, PAX AIMS becomes a low-touch solution for boarding ticket validation, thanks to the checkpoints, ticket scanning will avoid crowds and virus contagions.

It also helps to lay the groundwork for the automation of processes for advance migration lists and the financial control of airport passenger fees. 

Automated processes are undoubtedly a competitive advantage, which can overcome such challenges at the level of controls and administrative processes. 

That is why GP Nauticals’ SUITE allows you to centralize and automate the airport’s invoice control and collection processes. To create strategic and consolidated alliances for the constant improvement of the airport sector. 

 

Challenges of maritime transport in 2022

For this year, the maritime sector is expected to face great challenges and, there are currently many determining issues on the table.

In the first place, the most talked-about issue refers to the reduction of greenhouse gases. Since the maritime industry is constantly researching and developing new fuels based on methanol, hydrogen, or ammonia and that can help the sector to meet its goal to reach zero emissions by 2050.

But, a very urgent issue is the digital transformation of the maritime sector and that must cover all areas: ships, shipping companies, terminals, ports, interfaces, and everything that can interfere with the transport chain.

On this particular point, we can assess some of the challenges the industry is currently facing and how it could minimize the crisis.

Today and as a result of 2 years of the pandemic, the supply chain is at risk and has revealed a very explicit motto “No shipping, no shopping” referring to the fact that if there are no ships transporting cargo, there is no trade and as consequently there will be no consumption.

 All this is a way to draw attention to the precarious life in the sea that is not consistent with the technological alternatives already used worldwide.

Interconnection, transparency in management, and new communications technologies can mark a before and after in the industry since the implementation of new cutting-edge tools facilitates the correct planning and execution in each step of the process and also offers advantages in terms of the economic recovery of the maritime sector.

To achieve these advances, software such as the AIMS Suite belonging to the GP Nauticals company can be implemented, which through different technologies can help not only in the automation of processes with its NAUTIC AIMS product, which allows all maritime services subject to taxable calculations. In addition to helping to manage contracts, concessions, commissions, providing the opportunity to involve billing, generation of reports and analysis of results, categorized as needed and always in real-time.

This type of software can be used by itself integrating with existing platforms or in conjunction with other AIMS Suite products that offer a more complete experience such as PAY AIMS which offers the opportunity to carry out a portfolio collection with a billing platform and gateway. reliable payment system with record history and 24/7 support.

The revolution in the maritime sector is just around the corner, all the factors involved cry out for more efficient processes, taking into account that trade is a key factor in all the economies of the world, we have committed ourselves to not being an industry that lags behind the rest.

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Boeing is working on new versions of its 787 Dreamliner

Boeing is working on new, much more operational versions of its 787 Dreamliner.

The CEO of the aircraft manufacturer, Stan Deal, stated during an interview conducted by The Seattle Times that Boeing is currently designing a larger version, the 787-10, where it will increase its payload and range to make it more competitive against the Airbus A350. -900.

Until now, Boeing has not disclosed the in-depth technical details of this project. However, since 2019 the US manufacturer’s commitment to increasing the operating weight and range of the 787-10 to obtain an order from Air New has been known. Zealand.

 

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Technology in the airport sector

A new year begins, and expectations for all sectors worldwide are preparing to face a new moment. New goals are on the horizon and, technology will be a fundamental part of the development of new projects.

Such is the case of the airport sector, which has used technological advances to safely manage administrative processes. Also take care of the health of each passenger, providing new protocols to avoid large-scale contagion.

For a few months, airports have started technological development, and today, we tell you what some of them are.

Biometric technology

Thanks to facial recognition, the airport administration will be able to reduce waiting times and long queues at check-in, security controls, baggage claim, and those waiting processes that can be tedious.

To date, a survey conducted by IATA shows that at least 73% of passengers are willing to share their data to optimize waiting processes at the airport.

Artificial Intelligence

 The use of artificial intelligence to manage the flow of passengers is also one of the options that have been implemented at different airports for some time.

The London’s Gatwick airport, which will implement this technology to improve the safety of its operations, and provide a better travel experience to its passengers.

Artificial intelligence is linked to ‘Big Data’, where the flow of information will be key to managing data and passenger behavior and optimizing their strategies.

Smartphone integration

 Today, most people around the world have a smartphone. The use of mobile applications will be the first step to manage connectivity with organizations and automate airport services.

These are just a few examples of new technologies that are already being used at airports. Therefore, the use of new technologies is and will be a fundamental part of the growth of the airport sector, where innovation will serve to create new experiences.

The best private jets

At present, aircraft manufacturers are in the difficult task of being more and more innovative and offering not only greater performance in their aircraft but also filling them with the greatest possible comfort to please the most demanding customers.

Gulfstream G500

With this aircraft, ultramodern business aviation makes sense as it has an excellent balance between performance and comfort with the best technology. This jet has been equipped with 2 high-performance engines that allow it to reach a speed of 903 km / h and is perfect for intercontinental routes. In addition, its interior design can be configured to enjoy a kitchen in the stern, bedroom illuminated by panoramic windows, and tables for meetings or meals. Depending on the internal layout configuration this jet can accommodate from 10 to 19 passengers.

Gulfstream 600

This aircraft equipped with ultra-quiet Pratt & Whitney engines is capable of reaching a speed of 1,102 km / h, obtaining more than 20 world speed records and offering its passengers the opportunity to cover long routes such as New York and Dubai or London Beijing.

The comfort of its internal design allows it to accommodate up to 19 passengers and comfortably sleep up to 10 passengers. In addition, it has a kitchen and compartments for the crew. Furthermore, your passengers can enjoy up to 4 seating areas.

Gulfstream 650ER

This legendary jet has broken one-speed record after another, being the best aircraft in its class to cover longer nonstop routes, being able to fly from Singapore to Arizona. Regarding the interior design, this aircraft has 4 environments for work, entertainment, relaxation, and meals. Combining its refined design with the greatest comfort and innovation with handcrafted seats that allow its passengers to relax and enjoy each flight.

Dassault Falcon 8X

French manufacturer Dassault brought its experience from military fighter jets to business aviation, offering a unique aircraft full of efficiency, flexibility, range, and comfort. The interior design of this jet is configurable to satisfy the most demanding customers.

They can choose a comfortable 3-area cabin with a shower and space for the crew to rest, or a more spacious lounge, reducing space at the entrance or better, one more entrance large with a great kitchen.

Also, offers high-speed connectivity with satellite communication. This jet is capable of saving up to 20% more fuel than any other aircraft in its category.

Bombardier Global 7500

This jet stands out in its category for being the largest and longest-range business aircraft. Offering 4 luxurious interior areas with a full-size kitchen, a crew suite, and a full-size master suite with a true shower in the private bathroom.

Is capable of connecting some of the widest routes such as New York – Hong Kong or Singapore – San Francisco, and has been equipped with GE Passport engines that offer higher efficiency, lower emissions, and lower maintenance costs.

Cessna CJ4

This jet has a friendly flight deck with the latest technology and excellent ergonomic improvements. It has optimized meteorological tracking using a Multiscan RTA-4112 radar system from collins Aerospace.

Equipped with view skylights, upgraded seats Also, a wireless cabin management system that gives your passengers instant control of lighting.

Window shades, and interior temperature, this aircraft is a business jet ready to satisfy to its passengers.

 

Zara Rutherford, the pilot of the moment

Zara Rutherford, the pilot of the moment at only 19 years old, is the teenage pilot everyone talks about. Due to her interest in becoming the youngest woman to fly all over the world alone.

Rutherford landed on December 11 in Seoul from Russia. For Zara, the journey began in August, when she departed from the Koktrijk-Wevelgen Airport in western Belgium, where the journey around the world began.

Who is Zara Rutherford?

Zara Rutherford is a young woman of British-Belgian descent, only 19 years old, is the daughter of pilot parents, and seeks to become the first young woman to travel the world alone. In this journey, he seeks to pass through the five continents and also, visit around 52 countries.

Rutherford began this journey on August 18, where he departed from Belgium on a plane called “Shark-080” and has since made landfall in Mexico, Russia, Alaska, Taiwan, and other countries.

For Zara, it has been more than an adventure and expresses that: “I was trapped in Alaska due to visa and weather problems for a month and I was trapped in Russia for a month due to visa and weather problems.”

More than a world record …

Rutherford seeks to break the record of Shaesta Waiz, who 4 years ago flew alone around the world at the age of 30. Today, Travis Ludlow is the youngest person to fly alone in the world. He did it in 149 days, this same year and at just 18 years old.

 Zara, in addition to wanting to break the world record, seeks to motivate the new generation of women to take an interest in studying and working in the aeronautical industry. It also invites you to prepare to be part of the present of aviation, sending a message of equality.

Zara hopes to finish its journey around the world in mid-January. If you want to know more about her trip, you can follow her on her Instagram @fly.zolo

 

 

The largest private plane in the world has arrived

The American aircraft manufacturer Gulfstream takes up the leadership of innovation by presenting its new business class jet baptized as G700 that has a range of 14,000 km and can fly almost at the speed of sound. While its occupants enjoy the largest cabin of the design for this type of aircraft.

The Gulfstream G700 can carry up to 13 passengers or eight sleeper seats in a cabin that can be customized with up to 5 zones of enjoyment such as a dedicated space for the crew. An entertainment area, a dining room, and conferences of 6 people, and a cabin with a full-length closet. 

In terms of design you can enjoy natural stone floors in the kitchen and bathrooms, quartz countertops, handcrafted electric seats, surround sound, a new ultra high definition circadian lighting system, and the newest ventilation system that does not recycle the air, but expels it and replaces it with 100% new air.

The motorization of this aircraft is in charge of Rolls – Royce with the new engines called Pearl 700 that seek a new speed record reaching a mach of 0.935. In addition, this new jet will be able to make use of sustainable fuel.

Currently, Gulfstream is conducting a presentation tour for clients and potential clients, where it has already visited Doha for the Qatar Executive where it reached a new record between the city of Savannah, Georgia, and Doha in a time of 13 hr and 16 min. 

After visiting the Qatar Executive, the G700 flew to Paris, France, also achieving a record by completing the tour in just 6 hr and 15 min.

At the moment the company is carrying out its certification program that will cover more than 15,500 tests and with which it intends to guarantee the greatest safety and comfort to its most exclusive clients.