FORT ATKINSON, Wis., – There’s a valuable opportunity on the horizon for ground handling agents (GHAs). By adapting their offering and adopting new technologies, they can future proof their business models, better support airlines and enhance their sustainability credentials, Mabel Kwan writes for Ground Handling Worldwide. Continue reading original article.
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17 August 2023 – The additional process requirements in response to new LCC models need to be complemented by technology to drive organizational cost efficiency.
One example is ground handling digital optimization, including automated data capture in aircraft and ground communication systems to provide real-time visibility across the ecosystem, which can facilitate preventive intervention.
And while there has been technological progress in monitoring aircraft turnaround activities and utilizing data to understand root causes behind delays and operational issues, there is an opportunity to harness advanced technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), to implement dynamic planning and create business intelligence tools, thereby improving productivity.
For example, real-time GSE location tracking allows GHAs to analyze the utilization of assets and enables managers to make data-driven procurement decisions and rightsize their fleet at every airport. AI can be used to forecast passenger flow weeks in advance and enable a productivity-boosting approach to planning, alleviating bottlenecks at key touchpoints.
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