The preparation of a strategic plan to improve and develop airport facilities involves a lot of variants, such as the levels of airport demand and traffic or safety, which is undoubtedly one of the most predominant issues, or the number of rules and regulations that these entities must follow.
The design of this planning should focus on generating a balance between the airside installations and the terminals or ground services. So, involving each affected group is vital for the success of the planning.
An airport installation is not only based on the landing or take-off of aircraft or the boarding or landing of passengers. We also consider each supplier and service provider, such as refueling, maintenance, and services of installations or aircraft, cargo transportation services, and even parking for aircraft that are not in service.
For this reason, it is important to make a strategic plan for the development of these facilities. Such as an evaluation of environmental issues, design, financing, legal terms, and political decisions that may affect the development of the airport.
In addition, one of the first actions to implement in a development plan correctly is to optimize as much as possible the existing facilities in terms of operations, processes, and technology. Especially those areas that will be in charge of receiving all the traffic derived from the terminals or areas in expansion.
For this reason, one of the main recommendations is that airport installations should have an administrative management system that, thanks to automation, collection, and management of information in real-time, allows for an optimization of resources and secure and efficient handling of data.
Nowadays, software exists in a specialized way for the aeronautical sector that allows managing a digital transformation process in the industry without major inconveniences or very high investment values.
For example, software such as GP Nauticals’ AIMS Suite can handle administrative, and financial tasks of port facilities, generate bills and manage payments, digitalize services such as fuel dispatch or perform a detailed control of passengers, according to each one of its products.
All of this with support in the cloud and analytics available in real-time that can assist in more assertive decision making.