Airport SolutionsAs airports grow in complexity, the demand for new operational insight increases

Making sense of complex information can drive better decision making, improve inter-departmental collaboration and facilitate more efficient passenger throughput. Every day, millions of decisions are powered by location information, helping to connect departments, build businesses and transform operations.

Managing Complexity

Within an airport there are many assets, operations, services and sustainability considerations that need to be managed and reported.  Efficiently managing these will enable an Airport to guide thousands of passengers and employees through the process and deliver a positive experience.

Providing one view of reality whilst managing diversity is critical for running everything throughout the Airport.

  • deploy resources more effectively and better manage assets across departments

  • seamlessly manage passenger throughput

  • optimise retail revenue and opportunities

  • maximise sustainability and minimise environmental impact

Creating Clarity in a complex business - Manchester Airports Group

Geographic information system (GIS) technology was first used at Manchester Airport nearly 20 years ago, when it was employed to model noise contours.  The use of GIS steadily expanded and, today, it is a vital spatial information management and business analysis system, employed to great effect throughout the entire organisation. MAG now has enterprise GIS at the heart of the organisation, utilising the full ArcGIS Platform.

Mapping out the future at MAG
Vickie Withnell , Group GIS Advisor at Manchester Airports Group, explains how GIS software has become a strategic tool for managing complex issues. Read the article

Asset Management System for Schiphol Airport

Schiphol Airport, one of Europe’s busiest airports, needed to develop a simple and easy-to-use asset management system that would provide a clear view of all assets, keeping information up-to-date, accurate and complete.   With a detailed list or requirements, Schiphol approached Esri Netherlands and its partners to create a platform that would support the easy entry and retrieval of data and information.


The Diverse Airport City

Avinor operates 46 airports throughout Norway in addition to several airports with the armed forces. At the Esri European User Conference 2012 Avinor talked about the benefits of deploying GIS across the enterprise.

“The term "airport city" is increasingly being used about airports because of the diversity of tasks that we have to perform such as public transport to and from the airport emergency response and services controlling and managing wildlife in many ways, operating an airport is just the same as running a business.”
Margaret Giffen, Senior Advisor GIS, Avinor

Britain’s 25 Busiest Airports

This map shows the locations of the 25 busiest airports within Britain according to the total number of passengers, with other key statistics such as:

  • capacity of aircraft movements
  • location in the UK
  • distance of each airport from its nearest major city

GIS Takes off at Manchester Airports

Read this ThinkGIS article on how Manchester Airport Group is extending its use of ArcGIS Following many years of sustained success with Esri technology.