Why don’t airports run like clockwork?
Of course every airport, service provider and aviation business around the world aims to run seamlessly. However, because of the complexity of modern airports and flight planning, 100% efficiency will always be an aim rather than achievement.
The speed that baggage is collected, the way slots are allocated, the indirect nature of international flight paths… These are just some of the many areas of independently managed logistical operations where inefficiencies can creep in, both on the ground and in the air. Some of the main reasons for these inefficiencies are:
- Existing infrastructure can create inefficiency as it fails to adapt to changing situations and growth. Often airports work in functional silos when separate operations could be combined for greater efficiency.
- Political factors also create inefficiency, as aviation businesses in different countries find it hard to share information in the most efficient way. Many decisions are made for political expedience rather than operational effectiveness.
- Even the way businesses comply with regulations or carry out performance management can create inefficiencies and lead to unnecessary costs.
Creating a seamless way of working
NATS has the experience and resources to look at the bigger picture and bring different facets of your operation together for greater efficiency.
We provide the innovative and proven solutions that many airports, service providers and other aviation businesses around the world will need to increase efficiency – reducing cost and environmental impact.
We are working to boost efficiency in airports around the world, such as in India’s Mumbai and Delhi International Airports, where we are exploring solutions to reduce congestion, enhance productivity, and increase operational efficiency.
To find out more about our projects worldwide, visit our interactive world map.
Safety Safety is more than an issue; it’s the absolute top priority for everyone within the aviation industry.
Airports NATS Airports provides innovative services to increase the efficiency and safety of airport operations in the UK and overseas.
Where we operate As well as providing safe and efficient Air Traffic Control in the UK, we now operate in over 30 countries around the world.