End to End ACE

End to End Airport Capacity Enhancement


Accelerating positive change at airports

E2E ACE is focused on accelerating positive change at airports to safely enhance performance, capacity, resilience, punctuality and passenger experience.

Bringing together NATS experience and expertise in aviation and air traffic management with AiQ Consulting’s experience and expertise in Airport Terminal, Baggage and Landside facilities in the busiest airspaces and airports across the world, to provide a holistic view of entire Airport operations.

For Airports in growth, at capacity and readying the business for local and national governmental transport policy planning, our consultancy service uses data analytics, simulations and a blend of airport and aviation domain expertise to deliver insight to customers.

Expert assessment

Clarifying quick wins & long term strategy

Our Airport Capacity Enhancement consultancy service delivers a completely integrated assessment of the whole airport operation, from airspace and aircraft to passenger and baggage flows, providing a unique analysis of the whole passenger experience at an airport.

For Airport Operations teams, this means that quick wins can be identified to safely optimise day to day operations that are already creaking under the strain of growth.

For Airport Owners and Investors, this means that an actionable longer-term development roadmap can be put in place to inform and assure future capital investment plans, decision making and facilitate effective collaboration with Local Authority, Regional and National Government.


A comprehsive and integrated approach

Key features of E2E ACE include:

  • Observation – our experts on the ground at the airport observing and meeting the local experts
  • Data Analysis – the collection and analysis of operational data using proprietary software provides a comprehensive fact-based assessment of performance
  • Simulation - computer simulations of the operation are developed to model and bring to life current and future potential capacity.
  • Capacity Enhancement Roadmap - Our experts combine observations with the data and simulation results to identify the optimal combination and sequence of operational changes required to unlock greater capacity


For airport owners, operators and passengers

Key benefits of adopting E2E ACE include:

  • The identification of current and potential future safety & service quality issues that may impact the performance and reputation of the airport
  • The identification of quick wins to help manage and improve passenger flow during peak times
  • Examples where management and staff utilisation can be improved through more effective and efficient deployment
  • Independent validation of investment plans to reduce the risk associated with capital spending
  • Improvement in data and information quality through a single point of truth
  • Opportunities to improve complex airport stakeholder engagement through greater information transparency
  • Confidence that you have the best sequence of capital infrastructure investments to achieve timely capacity growth
  • Time saved in gathering and analysing data that can be put to better use
  • Readying the business for local and national governmental transport policy planning

Working with AIQ we can accurately simulate passenger flows through airports

Case study

E2E ACE at Bristol Airport

Growing Bristol Airport to welcome 12m passengers by 2026

The eight million passengers Bristol Airport looks after each year makes it the ninth busiest airport in the UK. With exciting and ambitious plans for growth backed by significant infrastructural investment, the Airport wants footfall to increase by half, to welcome 12 million passengers a year by 2026.

Working with AiQ Consulting, global experts in Airport Capacity Planning, we developed an end-to-end assessment for Bristol Airport, analysing every stage of the passenger journey from kerbside through to airspace.

This assessment enabled the Airport to validate plans for growth, and provided recommendations on key investments through the lens of passenger experience, aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenues.

Find out more in our case study below:

Growing Bristol Airport to welcome 12 million passengers by 2026

Product contact

Gary Conroy / Product Portfolio Manager

Gary is an ATM expert with over 15 years in the industry. As a lead on E2E ACE he would be happy to discuss further the approach and potential benefits it could bring to your specific operation.

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