In addition to the core services outlined below, J|D is providing client support specifically related to COVID-19, helping to address such questions as:
- What will COVID-19 recovery look like and how does this impact revenue streams?
- How can operations be consolidated in the near-term to save costs?
- What are the impacts of Uber and Lyft to parking and ground transportation going forward, will mode shares shift?
Aviation Activity Forecasting
Aviation activity forecasts for the short-, intermediate-, and long‐term are critical inputs to airport planning as the results of the forecasts are used to determine the required level of airport facility development needed to accommodate expected levels of future demand. Our team has extensive experience developing activity forecasts utilizing a variety of approved methods including historical trends, regression, and market share analyses. We build forecast models with easily adjustable assumptions, which enables efficient updates and sensitivity analyses to evaluate impacts to changes in key assumptions. We engage with airport staff and stakeholders to understand potential changes such as future fleet mix, new service, new entrants, or different facilities needs.
Aircraft Gate Modeling
Aircraft gates serve the critical function of interfacing passengers with the airfield and the terminal building, but typically come at significant expense. Optimizing the use of aircraft gates can be achieved through varying gate use policy (dedicated gates, preferential-use, or common-use), tailored fee structures, or adjusting airline gate allocation. Our team simulates various scenarios using our automated gate model to let clients test a wide variety of approaches in a time-efficient and cost-effective way. We frequently work with airline management and local station managers to help airports partner with airlines to identify opportunities to optimize gate utilization and operational performance.
Key Performance Indicators and Big Data Processing
Data is now more available than ever, but the question is how to convert this data into usable information to help drive decisions and manage your business. Whether it is curbside traffic volumes, concessions revenues, ground lease property availability, aircraft gate utilization, security screening wait times, or any other data set, this data will be made far more useful by identifying key performance indicators (KPIs) and developing regular performance reporting. Reliable and consistent routine reports with understandable results are essential to the operation of any business or facility. J|D’s experience operating airport assets directly benefits our clients as we can quickly help develop key reports that will enable leaders to understand their business and make data-driven decisions to improve results.
Dashboards and Data Visualization
Dashboards provide real-time visibility into the status of critical key performance indicators (KPIs) in one consolidated place. This efficient access to information enables teams and individuals to make better decisions, faster. By creating graphical representations of information and data, like charts, graphs, and maps, data visualization provides an intuitive way to see and understand trends and patterns in data. Our team works with clients to take large datasets and convert them into visual elements that make key insights easy to identify and understand.