Hub Performance is currently involved in using its capacity planning software PAX2SIM to forecast and validate the resources needed for the future extension of Bordeaux Airport’s low cost terminal billi. Working closely with the project team, the target is to experiment several options and to measure the associated passenger dwelling times, thus defining best ratio of ‘cost versus service levels’.
Meanwhile, Hub Performance baggage handling system validation experts have been supporting Beumer Group UK and Vinci Airports on a project at Gatwick Airport. The challenge has been to provide visibility on systems demand for early bag storage (EBS) and to validate strategies for future IT in order to avoid saturating sorters, chutes and make-up positions during normal operations and failure mode
With increasing passenger numbers, it is important to have intelligent information technology. The PAX2SIM advanced simulation software enables airports to accurately predict their passenger capacity and passenger flow. This makes it possible to visualise ideas and objective decisions, rather than speculating, with the ultimate objective of saving time, money and resources.
The PAX2SIM solution can perform long, middle and short-term planning, from sizing new projects and specifying needed space, to complementing existing operations by forecasting resource needs in relation to passenger dwell time targets and process flow. The software enables airports to plan at strategic times when maintaining an exceptional passenger experience is especially critical.
The efficient handling and delivery of baggage is another key element of the passenger experience. Virtual systems are used by airport operators to problem solve any scenario before a baggage handling system is implemented. Hub Performance’s AutoMod Baggage Handling Systems analyse system performance, size of material handling equipment, and define and evaluate operational strategies, so that a picture of the potential solution can be reached before commissioning takes place.