Aeronautical safety solutions in 2021

Aeronautical safety solutions in 2021

As the world prepares to open up again for travel, we are dealing with a completely different security landscape, and fears of infection and for personal safety are paramount in many people’s minds.

 

That is why the airline industry is looking at new solutions for safety while deploying a range of security measures, including the use of anti-bombing devices and more widespread use of body temperature scanners.

 

We’ve put together an overview of the different types of scanners and what they offer in terms of safety screening initiatives.

 

Forehead scanners

 

The idea behind using a forehead scanner is that you can rapidly test a large number of people who are waiting in line at an airport to move through security and continue with their journey.

 

Using a forehead or temporal thermometer allows you to take a reading of the person’s temporal artery in their forehead using an infrared scanner. Forehead scanners are a practical solution that allows security staff to get an accurate reading and identify whether a passenger is running a temperature and could be infected.

 

Temperature kiosk

 

Another possible option is to install a temperature kiosk, which often delivers highly accurate results. Each person entering the kiosk will be scanned using a body temperature scanner that can also be adapted for facial recognition purposes.

 

This sort of device can also be used to measure someone’s temperature even while they are wearing a mask, helping to ensure hygiene and social distancing measures are followed.

 

Accuracy levels

 

Thermal imaging scanning technology is considered to be extremely accurate and a fever screening system can deliver temperature readings that are within an accuracy range of between 0.3°C and 0.5°C.

 

Body temperature screening devices are designed to operate within a wide range of conditions. A typical system is capable of delivering accurate readings while been used in an environment that can vary between -10°C and 55°C. This means that there are unlikely to be any conditions where you will not be able to obtain an accurate body temperature reading.

 

Anti-bombing technology

 

Another area to talk about when reviewing airport security is the development of anti-bombing technology as a viable alternative to using dogs.

 

Scanners, using ion mobility spectrometry, for instance, are capable of detecting minuscule traces of explosives, even when masked by other substances. A heater vaporizes a sample to ionize it, which allows the equipment to identify explosives by the size and shape of the ions. Results are normally available within about 5 seconds and the error rate is less than 1%.

 

These scanners are easy to use and any airport security personnel should be able to use the equipment. They also work 24/7, making them more reliable than trained explosive detection dogs.

 

Anti-bombing technology is rapidly evolving and is a valuable addition to the range of scanning options.

 

The science behind scanners

 

There is a part of your brain, known as the hypothalamus, which is designed to regulate your body temperature and deploy a response mechanism when it thinks you have a virus in your body.

 

The hypothalamus increases your body temperature to create a hostile environment for the virus and it is this response that allows a scanner to detect if you are infected. The scanner will take a reading that shows if your temperature is above normal.

 

The obvious advantage of using body temperature scanners is that they are a reliable method of identifying the early signs of infection, which is critical in an airport or any other busy public space.

 

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Aviation recovery after the pandemic

Aviation recovery after the pandemic

The pandemic has taken its toll on many industries across the globe, but no industry has suffered quite as much as aviation. With borders closed, holidays cancelled and countries falling into lockdowns, the aviation industry has seen a sharp decline in business, with many large airlines having to close for good.

 

Now, the world is slowly emerging out of lockdown and travel is beginning to take place once again. To accommodate travel after the pandemic, the industry will have to make some changes, specifically towards health and safety measures, so that things can slowly get back to normal once again. This article will guide you through aviation recovery after the pandemic and the changes that you may notice when you fly once again.

 

Human body temperature scanners

 

One major symptom of COVID-19 is a high temperature (38°C or above), which is caused by the body fighting off infection or disease. To prevent the virus from being transmitted between countries via travel, human body temperature scanners are being introduced into airports across the country. These scanners can accurately measure a person’s body temperature in a matter of seconds and alert the individual if their temperature is too high.

 

If a person’s body temperature is not ‘normal’, they will not be allowed into the airport and will have to get tested for COVID-19. These scanners are a great way to quickly wipe out any risk of bringing COVID into an airport and work to stop the spread of the pandemic.

People counting systems and flow management

 

To ensure that social distancing measures can be followed, airports and planes must limit the number of people who are allowed in a building at one time. Counting each person who enters and exits a building manually is virtually impossible and will result in errors. Thankfully, innovative engineering solutions allow for accurate, AI-powered, people counting systems that can automatically keep track of the number of people who enter and exit a building in real-time.

 

People counting systems also contribute towards flow management, which is essential for keeping an airport crowd-free and COVID-safe. A good crowd flow will limit airport queues and minimise the amount of time that customers are stood close to one another.

 

Information display systems

 

As you make your way through an airport after COVID-19, you may notice an increased number of informational displays. These displays will usually show information regarding safety protocol and pandemic recovery. All passengers and staff must follow the guidance given by the displays to minimise the risk of transmitting COVID-19.

 

The information display systems that are being used in the aviation industry are sourced from accurate data and will regularly update themselves to keep in line with government guidance, as well as the airport’s own COVID-19 status. As you wait in the airport, keep an eye out for changes in information regarding COVID-19 and follow any guidance that is given.

 

The above are just a few examples of how the aviation industry is slowly recovering after the pandemic. To learn more about the engineering solutions that we offer, check out our website for more information.

Why is secure communication so important in airports?

Why is secure communication so important in airports?

Air travel has never been safer, but there are many risks involved with airport management and communication systems that need to be taken into account. There are a number of different ways to communicate at airports and other aviation sites, but most lack the security needed for safe operations.

 

Secure, reliable communication is essential to safe airport management. Airports use many different methods of communication, including radios and VCCS, to enable staff to communicate with one another and ground staff to communicate with air staff.

 

This article discusses how secure communication is important for airports and what measures airport management can take to improve airport communication security.

 

Why is strong communications security important?

 

Secure communication is key for airports because it ensures the safety of passengers and employees both on the ground and in the air. When airport communications are insecure, they are vulnerable to deliberate attacks as well as accidental interruptions – which could disrupt vital communications during take-off and landing.

 

Improving communications security also helps to reduce costs by avoiding expensive fixes when problems arise with an insecure system or investment in new technology that doesn’t provide enough protection against hackers or other unauthorized access. It’s always easier to protect against potential problems in advance than it is to deal with them as they occur.

 

What are the risks of insecure communication methods in airports?

 

There exists a myriad of security vulnerabilities that airport staff should be looking out for. Most airport communication is not encrypted. With this lack of security, unauthorized personnel and other entities can eavesdrop on messages to gather information about airline operations or monitor conversations between staff for insider trading purposes.

 

Insecure communications could also be hacked to disrupt power grids, or even lead to a terrorist attack by crashing planes into buildings if the airport uses automated takeoff systems that are connected wirelessly with the ground control center.

 

The risk of data theft is very high when it comes to insecure communication in airports, and hackers could easily find a way to manipulate the airport’s communication system and breach security.

 

What measures can airports take to reduce the risk of interference?

 

Airports should implement secure systems that can encrypt all communications. Airports should also regularly monitor their networks for any signs of cyber-attacks and keep track of what information is being accessed by the hackers. Codes can also be implemented so that listeners and the general public don’t understand what’s being communicated over radio systems; though, of course, all staff must receive proper training in all codes before this is carried out.

 

How Bayanat Engineering can help

 

At Bayanat Engineering, we specialise in creating technology solutions for airports, airlines, and air traffic offices. Our IT solutions include communications systems include UHF and VHF radios; airband, maritime, and TETRA solutions; VVCS; compliance and legal recorder systems, and more.

 

If you’re looking for experts in airport IT solutions and communications to design a communications system for your airport that is reliable, efficient, and secure, contact us at Bayanat Engineering today. Our communications experts will be happy to discuss our solutions and help you to create a unique communications landscape to keep your airport safe and functional day in, day out.

2021 trends for airport solutions

2021 trends for airport solutions

Airports have seen more changes in 2021 than in the past few decades, with the COVID-19 pandemic downing flights across the world. Travel restrictions and virus prevention methods have also become commonplace. However, as vaccination levels increase and international travel becomes viable again, there will be a huge demand for getaways, family trips and international holidays, so airports will need to be ready to let this happen safely.

 

Sustainable airport solutions

 

As consumers become more aware of the environmental impact of flying, airports, airlines and travel companies must show that they care and that they are doing what they can to reduce their negative impact. Whether it’s reducing waste, cutting emissions or offering recyclable cutlery in the food outlets, airports need to be more concerned about the environment than ever before.

 

Contactless payments and check-in

 

As we’ve seen throughout 2020, the use of cash has fallen in airports and retail spaces around the world. Contactless options are becoming essential in the time of COVID-19, and many outlets won’t accept cash. A number of airports, including Bangalore International Airport, have created an end to end contactless airport experience so customers feel safer and don’t have to touch any surfaces, which can also reduce waiting times too.

 

Vaccination visas?

 

Another more controversial trend in international travel in 2021 is the proposed use of digital health passports to confirm if a traveller has had a negative COVID test or is fully vaccinated. Though the necessity of a vaccine passport is unclear, there will definitely be a shift towards it, especially in countries still struggling to deal with the pandemic. This could, of course, lead to more checks during travelling, and it means smartphones and effective applications will be essential for the check-in process. It may also mean airport staff have to be more tech-savvy, with companies having to offer increased training to help with customers’ technical support issues.

 

COVID-19 safety measures

 

No airport in the world has been unaffected by COVID-19 and things are going to look very different for travellers when they return to the skies. As flights have been reduced, quarantine measures have been used and international travel bans have been introduced, airports have had to adapt quickly. Many airports now have COVID-19 test centres, as well as screens, sanitising facilities, social distancing measures and mask policies. Effective signage, virus prevention measures and increased cleaning should be in place as soon as possible.

 

Streamlining the airport experience

 

Like many of the airport trends in 2021, technological advances have transformed the way airports run. By reducing human contact during an airport experience, from biometric check-in to contactless payments and asking customers to bring their own devices, a more streamlined and efficient process has become prevalent. Other recent advances include biometric checks which can increase security, as well as temperature checks, which will be commonplace. However, because of streamlining, this hasn’t resulted in extra issues. These processes have required complex problem-solving and innovative solutions which will be vital for airports in 2021.

 

10 facts about air navigation

10 incredible facts about air navigation

Our mastery of the skies is no small feat, but there is incredible innovation behind every airplane that takes off. From understanding the physics that keeps 90,000 lbs of metal airborne to keeping passengers comfortable while 50,000 feet in the air, there are a lot of incredible things happening aboard a plane. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the amazing facts surrounding air navigation.

 

1. The world’s busiest airport is in Georgia, USA

 

It might not have the global recognition of Schiphol in Amsterdam or Heathrow in London, but Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, Georgia can claim to be the busiest airport in the world. With over 970,000 airplane movements per year, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport sees more passengers annually than any other airport.

 

2. There are around 20,000 airplanes in the sky right now

 

Air navigation is one of the most commonly used forms of transport in modern times, so it’s no surprise that there is quite a lot of air traffic in the sky. On any given day, there are around 20,000 planes actively operating in the sky.

 

3. Only 5% of the human population has been on an airplane

 

Although many developed nations use airplanes as a regular commodity, most of the developing world has never stepped foot on a plane. So, next time you’re sitting in a cramped airplane cabin, count yourself lucky.

 

4. Air travel is the safest method of transportation

 

Despite some of the bad press surrounding plane crashes, the statistics show that air travel is by far the safest form of transportation. In 2020, 137 people died as a result of airplane accidents, whereas more than 1.3 million people are estimated to die in car accidents per year.

 

5. Around 80% of us are afraid of flying

 

Although it is a common occurrence, the general population still has a fear of flying. Similar to a fear of heights, a fear of flying is a commonly held phobia. Although the risk of danger is very, very low, around 80% of us suffer from aerophobia.

 

6. Airplanes travel at about 550 mph

 

It may seem like you are cruising at a nice, calm speed while flying, but you’re actually zooming along at 550 mph on average. When flying above the clouds, there is no visual marker to help us know how fast we are going, so it seems slower.

 

7. Flights are around 35,000 feet in the air

 

Flights normally break through the cloud line and level out at about 35,000 feet – or seven miles or so.

 

8. Pilots and co-pilots get different food

 

Airplane pilots are usually obligated to eat the same multi-course meal found in first-class, whereas co-pilots are given different food items. This is to help safeguard against possible food poisoning.

 

9. Round airplane windows are essential

 

Airplane windows used to be square until engineers realized that the square shape compromised the safety of the aircraft by being unable to withstand air pressure. Circular windows can handle much more pressure, so they are standard on all airplanes today.

 

10. Global air navigation only accounts for 2% of global CO2 emissions

 

It may seem like airplanes’ guzzle fuel, but they are actually a very fuel-efficient and eco-friendly method of transportation.

How new technologies are boosting airport safety and efficiency

How new technologies are boosting airport safety and efficiency

Airport operators are under intense pressure to maintain impeccable safety and efficiency standards. Fortunately, advanced technologies are helping the aviation industry keep travellers safe while minimising delays and creating seamless customer experiences. Here are just a few of the latest developments to benefit the industry:

 

  1. Anti-drone technologies

 

Drones represent a significant risk to airports. If an individual gets their hands on a drone and flies it over the runway, the resultant delays can be severe. Fortunately, airport operators are quickly discovering ways to combat drone attacks. <a href=“https://www.howtogeek.com/221077/htg-explains-what-geofencing-is-and-why-you-should-be-using-it/”>Geo-fencing technologies</a>, for example, contains internal GPS systems that prevent drones from entering certain areas.

 

  1. Robust body scanners

 

Body scanners have been in use for decades now, helping airport staff detect potential security threats. Recently, however, <a href=“https://phys.org/news/2018-12-passenger-scanner-space-technology-airport.html”>more powerful body scanners</a> have been developed to speed up security checks and reduce the need for passengers to stay still or remove certain items of clothing. Using state-of-the-art heat imaging technologies, these devices can quickly spot the difference between threatening items and everyday hand luggage.

 

  1. E-passorts

 

E-passports have helped airports improve their security credentials over the past decade. Also referred to as biometric passports, e-passports contain special chips that can be scanned automatically at airports all over the world. This reduces pressure on airport staff to manually check every passport and mitigates the likelihood of human error.

 

  1. Behavioural profiling technologies

 

Behavioural profiling technologies detect abnormal behavioural responses in travellers, alerting airport staff to activities that could be considered ‘suspicious’. The technologies are controversial and are still undergoing testing. However, advocates of behavioural assessment devices claim they represent a highly efficient way to spot security threats. The systems are minimally intrusive and are designed to spot changes in a person’s posture, gestures, eye movements, and voice.

 

  1. Facial recognition software

 

Facial recognition technologies are used across the world to determine whether passengers’ passport photos match their physical features. Contrary to popular belief, the human brain is not particularly adept at spotting subtle differences in facial features. In this way, facial recognition software is helping to reduce security problems caused by human error.

 

It is worth noting, however, that the full potential of facial recognition software is yet to be realised. It is hoped that travellers will soon be able to check in, deposit their luggage, and board a flight without having to show their passport at all. This would significantly reduce airport traffic and time spent in waiting rooms.

 

  1. Terahertz screening

 

Terahertz screening represents the cutting-edge of aviation technologies and could soon transform the airline industry. The technology works by detecting heat emissions from passengers’ bodies to visualise hidden (and potentially dangerous) items. Despite some scepticism, companies at the forefront of terahertz screening have found the technology to be safe.

 

  1. Mobile applications

 

Increasingly, airports are using mobile applications to speed up the check-in and boarding process, guiding passengers to relevant gates and helping people drop off their luggage swiftly. In future, these apps are likely to get more sophisticated and continue to improve the passenger experience.

How can weather communications technology improve airport safety?

How can weather communications technology improve airport safety?

Changing weather conditions are here to stay, bringing ever increasing challenges to the aviation industry. Unexpected weather events can impact both logistics and safety, sometimes with catastrophic results.

The good news is that weather communications technology is evolving and changing too. Increases in basics like communications bandwidth allow for increased accuracy and improvements to timely forecasting, as well as a greater understanding of weather patterns and semi-predictable events. Forecasting in real-time is now a reality, which means improved safety and efficiency as well as reduced disruption for passengers and businesses.

Why is a global understanding of weather conditions so important?

Reliable, accurate information about weather events is arguably the single most important thing in flight planning operations. It impacts all aspects of airport logistics as well as passenger and crew safety. Predicting land-based conditions is becoming easier – historical facts alongside improved technology have lead to terrific inroads into understanding how the weather may behave, and its impact on airports and aircraft. The crucial element is understanding the detail, in terms of the nuance-like changes and their effect on conditions elsewhere. It’s this element that technological advances are continually seeking to understand, and improved software and communications solutions are a big part of unravelling this conundrum.

Far reaching impact of future turbulence

Turbulence causes injury. All types of turbulence are cited as being the main reason for non-fatal aircraft incidents, something that will increase for as long as severe weather remains the norm. Indeed, if the expected increase in extreme weather happens as predicted, injury from turbulence is something that may become much more prevalent. Estimates suggest that, in the US alone, the cost of turbulence already tops $100m each year and rising.

What’s the solution?

As bandwidth availability improves, then weather data can become shared more readily. Airports will enjoy increased awareness of any incidence of clear air turbulence, changes to wind speed, variation in wind direction as well as any powerful convection or other hazards. This will both increase confidence and minimise loss of revenue.

Other innovations

Global connectivity has led to other innovations in weather management. One of the most exciting is the concept of “crowdsourcing” weather details. Individual aircraft share weather data, so a clear global picture is created. Companies like IBM’s The Weather Company are working hard to make this information available at every journey point, from ground ops to the flight deck. Their Total Turbulence app is thought to be behind a dramatic reduction in turbulence related incidents by an impressive 50%. Combine applications like this, with improved airport communications and other weather prediction innovations, and the future of air safety and efficiency seems bright, despite the fluctuations in weather patterns.

What solutions does Bayanat offer?

Bayanat offers a host of creative and innovative solutions to the problems caused by increases in extreme weather. These include:

• MET Forecasting/Visualisation Systems
• Meteorological sensors
• Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS)
• Runway Visual Range (RVR)
• Weather RADARs
• LIDARs (Windshear/Wake Vortex Measurement)
• Thermo Dynamic Profiler/RadioMeters
• Lightning detection systems
• Radiosonde/weather telemetry systems
• Weather Decision Support Systems
• Wind Profilers

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To discover more about the solutions Bayanat offers for weather communications, and how you can maximise efficiency and improve safety, just get in touch via our contact page

Airports and the environment: How can airports be more eco-friendly?

Airports and the environment: How can airports be more eco-friendly?

Airports are one of the most important aspects of any country’s infrastructure. Not only do airports provide a hub for air travel, but they also boost the economy of the local area. However, as with any major industry, airports can have a lasting impact on their surrounding environment. Minimising the environmental damage done, both in the construction and the management of airports, should be a key concern of all aviation managers.

 

Let’s take a look at how airports damage the environment, and how good Air Traffic Management can help to minimise these impacts on the world around us.

 

How do airports impact the environment?

 

Airports can have a serious impact on both the local and the global environment. Significant damage can be caused to a local ecosystem when ground is cleared to make way for new terminals and runways, and of course, over time all airports will cause a significant amount of noise and air pollution while burning large amounts of fossil fuels.

 

While it’s the responsibility of the aviation industry to investigate new fuel technologies, they can also use existing technologies to streamline working practices and make meaningful reductions in fuel wastage and noise pollution today.

 

How technology can help

 

One of the most important changes that airports can make to reduce their impact on the environment today is in Air Traffic Management.

 

Air Traffic Management is one of the primary areas where technology can help to reduce noise and fuel emissions, as improvements in this area will have a direct impact on how efficiently planes are managed, reducing fuel waste and enabling air traffic experts to manage flights in a way that reduces noise pollution at certain times of the day.

 

In Europe, airports are already using satellite-based navigation systems to improve aircraft spacing between takeoffs and landings, reducing air traffic delays and fuel wastage that would otherwise be caused by congestion.

 

What policymakers need to know

 

When creating airport management policies, aviation leaders should factor in the use of modern technologies, including those utilised by Air Traffic Management teams, to minimise the impact on the environment. Systems include:

 

– Air Traffic Management Automation Systems

– Vessel Traffic Management Systems

– Electronic Flight Strips

– General Information Monitoring Systems

– Departure/Arrival Manager Systems

– Remote Control Towers

 

These can all help air traffic management teams to make smarter, safer decisions that will reduce their impact on the environment in significant and meaningful ways.

 

What we do at Bayanat

 

At Bayanat, we are experts in aviation technology. From Air Traffic Management systems to surveillance, weather management and navigation, our tech solutions for the aviation industry can help your airport to run efficiently and cleanly. Advanced technology can help airports to improve the customer experience for passengers and travellers, make airports a safer place to be for everyone, and minimise the damage caused by aeroplanes on the environment around us.

 

To find out more about how Bayanat can help your airport to improve its services while saving money in the long term, get in touch with us today.

The importance of data in aviation

The importance of data in aviation

Data has always been an important aspect of aviation. However, it’s becoming increasingly more important in the 21st century as new aircraft are developed and technologies continue to advance. Data plays a huge role in every aspect of aviation from passenger comfort to engine efficiency. This blog examines the importance of data in aviation in more detail.

 

Managing aeroplane design

 

One example is aeroplane and engine design. Data on how many passengers can fit on one plane and what they need to be comfortable will determine how the plane’s interior is designed. The way engines operate also depends on data relating to flight duration and pathways. Long-haul and short-haul flights use different types of engines and are operated differently. This is because the fuel consumption must be more efficient on long-haul flights whilst short-haul flights can’t afford to have the engine idle for a long time. Therefore they need to be shut off more often. Pilots rely on data for long-haul flights so they can choose an engine configuration that will consume less fuel.

 

Air traffic management

 

Data is pivotal for effective air traffic management. Air traffic controllers use significant quantities of data when guiding pilots in airspace with many planes flying. Data is essential for both air traffic controllers and pilots to operate the planes safely. For air traffic controllers, data is vitally important because it helps them to prevent serious problems such as runway overruns and collisions.

 

Data also helps airports determine where planes should be positioned for take-off and landing. Airport operations centres use data on runway status, wind direction, pilot reports, terminal observations, and tower weather reports in order to safely position aircraft at the airport.

 

The importance of data for pilots, beyond making decisions about engine configuration, is that it helps them to navigate by giving them radar information, weather reports, and details about airport conditions.

 

Passenger and terminal operations

 

Data is also very important for passenger and terminal operations in airport environments. Data from people counting systems in airports can be used to give information about the number of passengers in a particular area, as well as their waiting time. Airports also use data from the airport operations centre to improve efficiency.

 

Passenger tracking systems allow employees to see who is departing or arriving at an airport and when they are expected to land or depart. This information can help the employee determine if there is any way they can speed up a process in order to improve customer service and satisfaction. Similarly, data is vital for clear communication with passengers. Without clear information and data, passengers would not be able to identify where to check in or which gate they need to be at and when making their journey much less efficient.

 

It’s clear that data is highly important within aviation. Everyone involved in aviation, ranging from pilots and air traffic control to staff within the airport relies on large quantities of data for a safe and effective experience. Not only does data help to improve customer service and satisfaction through increasing the efficiency of airport processes and communication, but it’s also vital for ensuring safety and effective aeroplane design.

People counting systems

How people counting systems can help improve infrastructure

The use of people counting systems (PCS) has become more widespread in recent months due to the risks of overcrowding relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. But even before the pandemic, people counting systems offers organisations a simple and effective way to gather vital data that can be used to overhaul infrastructure for the better.

 

PCSs are used across many commercial sectors including retail, transport, and leisure to collect data on footfall and traffic at various times during the day. The data gathered by an accurate PCS can be used to improve infrastructure to result in both a better service for customers while streamlining expenditures for management.

 

What is a people counting system?

 

A people counting system is an electronic or mechanical device that counts the number of people entering and exiting a building. A PCS can also count how many visitors stop to browse in the shop, where they go next, how long they stay there, and more. This data helps organisations better understand their customers’ behaviour and preferences which in turn helps them improve infrastructure over time.

 

Different people counting sensors use various different technologies to count footfall, with varying levels of accuracy. CCTV can be used to count people optically, while WiFi people trackers can search for phone signals and track people that way. Neither of these methods is highly accurate, though both can be used to get a broad idea of footfall at various times of the day. Infrared people counters use infrared technology, which is based on heat, to detect objects and track people entering or leaving a space with a high level of accuracy.

 

How are people counting systems used in airports?

 

PCSs are used in various different settings for similar purposes. In transport and aviation, people counting systems are frequently installed in airports and other transportation hubs to inform decision-making with regards to how the infrastructure of the airport is designed.

 

In airports, people counting systems can be used to track and measure the number of people entering public areas at various times of day, for example, to see how many people are passing through during rush hour or in the evening. Similarly, transport hubs can use PCSs to measure traffic flow and determine when and where more service is needed. This data is invaluable for making decisions about the infrastructure of airports and transport hubs.

 

How should PCSs inform decision-making in infrastructure and design?

 

The number of people using any given space at any time is one of the most crucial data points that can be used when designing the infrastructure of any business or organisation. This data can be used to inform:

 

– Which times of the day, week, and month are most popular with travellers?

– Which areas of your space suffer overcrowding, and when?

– What routes do people take through your space?

– Which areas are most popular and which ones have the least foot traffic?

 

The data collected by PCSs can be used to make infrastructure decisions including the addition of new hubs, waiting areas, escalators, platforms; as well as the way your security is managed, including the use of CCTVs and security guard patrol routes. These changes will not only benefit travellers, but they will also reduce the stress on busy employees.

 

Who are we?

 

At Bayanat Engineering, we create tailored solutions for airports that combine cutting-edge technology and expert engineering to result in efficient, streamlined infrastructure and design that keeps things running smoothly for airport managers and travellers. Get in touch with us today to find out more about how a people counting system can be used to improve your airport infrastructure.