OUR ATM & AIRPORT SERVICES

Think Research- Analytics

 

ANALYTICS

CAN YOUR OPERATIONAL DATA DRIVE BETTER DECISION MAKING?

In today’s digital ATM environment one of the most useful tools in understanding your ATM Operations is Analytics. Analytics is the analysis of large quantities of operational data, combining the traditional discipline of Operations Research and modern computing power and capabilities. Through the use of advanced analytical methods Think can help airport and ATM stakeholders make better decisions. Read more

 

 

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

ARE YOU REPLACING YOUR OPERATIONAL SYSTEM?

The thought of replacing an ATM system, either in part or in full, can be daunting. A wide range of different aspects needs to be considered, such as: requirements generation; purchasing; tailoring; validation; verification; and training. Think Research helps guide ANSPs through this process, making sure at all times that the right jobs are being done at the right time to achieve a safe, acceptable, on-time and on-budget implementation. Read more

Think Research Concept Development
Think Research AirTOp Simulation

 

SIMULATION

COULD YOU BENEFIT FROM EMPLOYING SIMULATION ACTIVITIES?

Simulation is a capability at the core of our services.  We use it to test ideas, generate evidence of system performance and gain user feedback.  From assessing airports capacity to the evaluation of new concepts, systems or operators, simulation allows you to test different scenarios in a realistic way without using your actual platform or compromising operational safety.  It helps in the resolution of key business decisions at an early stage. Read more

 

INVESTMENT

NEED HELP UNDERSTANDING WHICH AIRFIELD/ATM INVESTMENTS WILL REALLY BE BENEFICIAL?

There are many competing investments that airport and airport ANS provider can make, but which should be the priority and which are going to add the most to capacity, safety and the bottom line? Think Research can help simplify the complex. From our detailed understanding of concepts and technologies, to our ability to rigorously assess operational benefits together with a robust approach to investment appraisal we can help you to understand where to focus your investments to provide the best overall return. Read more

Investment
Human Factors

 

HUMAN FACTORS

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE HUMAN ELEMENTS IN YOUR SYSTEM?

In our industry, we tend to focus on the technical components of our systems and overlook the human elements. At Think, we consider operational staff to be the most valuable asset for any ANSP or airport. Without consideration of how they may be affected by changing traffic conditions, procedures or equipment, operators will soon find themselves operating under unsustainable conditions; which jeopardises safety. The application of Human Factors techniques throughout a project lifecycle is likely to make the difference between long-term successful operations and severe complications. Read more

 

 

AIRSPACE CHANGE

STRUGGLING TO DECIDE HOW TO PLAN AND PROCURE AN AIRSPACE CHANGE?

Delivering successful airspace change is one of the biggest challenges currently facing airports and ANS providers but is essential to improve environmental performance and meet developing operational needs. Our team can help you to maximise the likelihood of a successful airspace change from initial concept all of the way through to transition into service. Read more

Airspace Change
Safety Assessment

 

SAFETY

DO YOU NEED TO SHOW YOUR REGULATOR THAT A NEW TECHNOLOGY IS SAFE?

As airports and ANSPs are increasingly seeking to implement new technologies and operational concepts, demonstrating safety over multi-stakeholder and multi-SMSs operations poses a challenge. Think can help you navigate the path to regulatory approval by applying a thorough, yet tailored, risk-based assessment. This approach will help you to understand the safety of your operation throughout the whole development cycle leading to a change; ensure compliance with regulations and standards; and produce required safety cases or support development of a safety management system (SMS). Read more

 

 

VALIDATION

WHY IS VALIDATION IMPORTANT?
In our industry, there is a constant need to continuously evolve systems, procedures and infrastructure to keep up with the performance required from our airspace and airports. These development processes are costly in terms of funds, time and effort, and so inherently carry significant risk.  To obtain confidence that a deployed improvement will deliver the expected benefits, it is essential to commit to a validation process of appropriate scope and approach. Think are specialists in using recognised validation methodologies and techniques to generate the evidence that you require to establish assurance in your planned enhancements.

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Validation
Airport Air Traffic Management Performance

 

AIRPORT AND ATM PERFORMANCE

HELPING YOU OPTIMISE PERFORMANCE THROUGH SAFETY, EFFICIENCY AND RESILIENCE 

ATC, airspace, airfield and terminal processes optimisation are key to enabling the recovery of the aviation industry and to ensuring the safe and efficient handling of the traffic growth that will follow. Our team have worked at some of the world’s busiest and most highly utilised airports. We have helped them to develop resilient and cost-efficient solutions to enable further growth that improve the passenger experience and ensure staff well-being. Find out why our team are the pre-eminent airport and ATM capacity specialists. Read more

 

PROCUREMENT

ASSISTING AT EVERY STEP OF THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS

The purchase of new systems and services can be challenging and requires detailed understanding of procurement practicalities. How do you make sure you choose the right solution/service to meet your needs?

Our wide experience with tendering processes, allows us to manage and provide support through the different stages of the procurement ensuring the desired benefits are completely achieved, both financially and operationally. We can help to develop technical requirements, facilitate tender process activities and ensure a result that will satisfy your quality and performance expectations. Read more

ATM Procurement
Airport Noise Management

 

AVIATION & THE ENVIRONMENT

ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL PRESSURES TO ENABLE GROWTH

As the environmental impacts of aviation become increasingly visible the need for the industry to get to grip with the challenges presented has become imperative. Any airport, airline or ANSP seeking to grow flights need to head off local concerns of noise and air quality whilst simultaneously addressing the global impact of carbon emissions. We can help airports to seek creative approaches to improve the local noise environment and ANSPs to improve their carbon performance. Read more

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