IBG capacity department offers solutions to enhance safety & increase the throughput within terminal areas & airports by implementing the best practices & improving procedures.

IBG´s main line of work in the scope of Capacity includes the following:

Capacity Assessment and Planning

  • Conduct assessments of airports, air traffic control systems, and airspace to evaluate their current capacity limitations.
  • Develop capacity forecasts and long-term planning strategies to accommodate future growth in air travel demand.
  • Identify bottlenecks and constraints in airport infrastructure and air traffic management systems.

Airport Capacity Enhancement

  • Work with airports to optimize terminal and runway capacity by redesigning layouts, improving passenger flow, and implementing advanced technology solutions.
  • Assist in the planning and development of new airport facilities or expansion projects to increase capacity.
  • Analyze and recommend strategies for managing peak passenger flows and aircraft movements.

Air Traffic Management (ATM) Optimization

  • Collaborate with air navigation service providers (ANSPs) and aviation authorities to improve the efficiency of air traffic control operations.
  • Implement advanced air traffic management tools and procedures to increase airspace capacity.
  • Provide support for the implementation of performance-based navigation (PBN) procedures to optimize routing and reduce congestion.

Route Optimization

  • Analyze and optimize flight routes to reduce congestion in busy airspace regions.
  • Develop strategies for more efficient air traffic flow management, including dynamic airspace management.
  • Promote collaborative decision-making among airlines, airports, and ANSPs to optimize route planning and reduce delays.

Capacity Utilization Modeling

  • Use advanced modeling and simulation tools to predict and optimize airport and airspace capacity.
  • Conduct scenario analyses to determine the impact of various operational changes and capacity enhancements.
  • Provide data-driven insights to support capacity planning decisions.

Regulatory Compliance and Safety

  • Ensure that capacity enhancements and operational changes comply with aviation regulations and safety standards.
  • Conduct safety assessments and risk analyses related to capacity expansion projects.
  • Assist clients in obtaining necessary approvals and permits for capacity-related initiatives.

Stakeholder Coordination

  • Facilitate collaboration among airlines, airports, ANSPs, and government agencies to address capacity challenges collectively.
  • Participate in industry working groups and initiatives focused on capacity optimization and airspace management.

Technology Integration

  • Advise on the integration of advanced technologies such as automation, artificial intelligence, and data analytics to improve capacity management and operational efficiency.