Future of Airlines & Airports
Our Airlines and Airports research concentrate on the needs and requirements of commercial aviation end-users, as well as the product and market strategies of their suppliers.
Experienced project management professional in commercial and defense aerospace operations. An expert in researching and analyzing manufacturing, maintenance, repair & overhaul, line maintenance operations, and aircraft systems including avionics, airframes and power plants.
An aviation enthusiast with expertise in development of business growth plans across commercial aerospace segments and regional thought leadership on Asia Pacific. An expert in devising growth opportunities for leading industry participants across MRO, airports, airline, OEMs, and Business Aviation segments.
Airlines and airports are data-centric businesses that are now discovering new ways to improve processes and customer engagement through technological advancements. This presents opportunities and challenges for suppliers and end-users. Indeed, the digital transformation wave impacts every aspect of the aviation supply chain and airline/airport business models. Frost & Sullivan’s Airlines & Airports Program offers stakeholders strategic guidance and actionable ideas on how to maximize growth. Our team also helps clients understand opportunities arising from new market trends, plan technology convergence scenarios, and implement new revenue models.
From data-driven modeling of airline and airport targeted product demand, and global airline and airport benchmarking studies, to new passenger engagement strategies, we support clients in the development and implementation of growth opportunities. We provide actionable insights that help clients navigate the tactical and strategic imperatives critical to accelerating their business growth. We work with airlines, airports, airport system suppliers, IT companies and technology experts, as well as several companies across the entire commercial aviation supply chain to help them evaluate and pioneer new product and growth solutions using disruptive and innovative business models. We engage with clients through customized consulting projects and strategy workshops. Our projects span the spectrum from the identification and evaluation of opportunities to development and execution of a business plan and growth strategy. We use our research and industry experience, coupled with well-defined tools and techniques, to provide 360° management and delivery of these projects. Frost & Sullivan’s Airlines & Airports Research Program can support your organization in each of the following areas:
- Development, feasibility analysis, and implementation of new airline and airport targeted solutions
- Benchmarking, development, and adoption scenarios of new business models
- Benchmarking of airline and airport digital transformation and IT investment
- Competitive intelligence to assess what industry suppliers are doing for airlines and airports, how competitors are disrupting markets, and what product/service gaps need to be bridged within the client’s organization
- Strategic insights into process optimization and KPI improvements
- Development of effective go-to-market strategies through product, pricing, and competitive analysis
- Evaluation of distribution channel optimization strategies
- Assessment of sourcing and supply chain development
We specialize in conducting growth workshops with our clients and supporting them in their journey from ideation to implementation. The team has led several workshops, including working with:
- One of the world’s largest aviation IT suppliers, managing workshops for a selection of their customers, running alongside an annual customer engagement event
- A leading OEM, planning and facilitating an industry collaboration event targeting airport operators
- A major airport systems supplier, in order to engage employees and assist in the development of a digital strategy
Frost & Sullivan’s expertise in airlines & airports research and consulting includes work in the following strategic and operational areas:
Market developments related to the connected aviation trend, encompassing mergers & acquisitions, and vertical integration; the horizontal movement of suppliers in adjacent market segments; and the need for integrated solutions capturing the planning, operational, and commercial needs of end users.
Core airline systems such as the Passenger Service System (PSS), Revenue Management and Network & Fleet Planning, as well as Digital Marketing solutions and Operation Systems (Flight/Tech Ops and Disruption Management).
Full spectrum of airport software solutions, including Resource Planning, e-Commerce, A-CDM / AODB, Retail Management, Departure Control Systems, and other on premise and Cloud-based solutions.
Airport security trends and technologies focusing on passenger and bag screening, as well as cybersecurity developments.
Airport Feasibility & Capacity Planning
With the advent of low cost carriers (LCCs) and the greater emphasis on point-to-point networks, secondary airports are gaining importance. The focus, in this context, is on the feasibility of new, greenfield airports, and the expansion of brownfield airports in order to keep pace with rising air travel needs in many countries.
Aeropolis and Aerospace Parks
Airports are looking to diversify from traditional aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenue streams and are investing in real estate expansion, such as shopping malls, logistics centres, business parks, hospitality and industrial zones. At the same time, city authorities and governments are exploring options to develop aerospace parks to promote economic development of the surrounding region.
Baggage Handling Systems
Global demand for Baggage Handling systems at airports, as well as adjacent solutions such as Baggage Tracking and Baggage Reconciliation, driven by IATA’s Resolution 753.
All airport self-service systems employed at passenger touchpoints such as check-in, bag drop, security and boarding. The market is being transformed by biometrics which aims to create seamless passenger journeys and ease capacity constraints.
Passenger Management Systems
Full spectrum of software and hardware that airlines and airports use to visualize the passenger journey, engage with passengers, and deliver customized products and services. This includes mobile apps, loyalty management systems, passenger flow management, intelligent video analytics, location-based services, new distribution systems, and digital marketing solutions.
End User Benchmarking
Delivery of global benchmarking studies sponsored by airlines, airports, and industry suppliers. The purpose of these studies is for sponsors to assess their performance vis-à-vis the market, as well as to identify opportunities to differentiate or develop new products and services.
News, Events & Resources
Driven by the ongoing threat of cyberattacks and government rules concerning privacy policies and data protection, the cybersecurity industry for global commercial and public sectors is estimated to reach $68.01 billion by 2030.
Our 2021 Edition of the Top 50 Emerging Technologies showcases technologies at a technology readiness level (TRL) of 5 to 9.
Global Security Industry to be Powered by Rising Need for Niche Security Solutions and Rapid Advancements in Technology
Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis finds that threats posed by the proliferation of unmanned aerial systems, frictionless borders, and integrated border stations will expand the security industry globally.