The continued growth of the aviation industry presents large-scale challenges in developing the required infrastructure. Air transport is predicted to double in the next few decades, and its impact will be felt across all continents.
In particular, Europe will witness a scarcity in runway capacity / terminal expansions as airports look to accommodate the increase in passenger, baggage and freight volumes. This means that European sites must be proactive in outlining an appropriate strategy on innovation.
In anticipation of this, a number of prominent parties in the industry have come together to create the ‘Baggage as a Service’ initiative. These include Delft University, PassMe project, Vanderlande, and Schiphol Group . The group’s activities are conducted under the guidance of ACI- Europe.
‘Baggage as a Service’ aims to define long-term innovation agenda.