Airports Council International (ACI) World and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) are partnering to develop the Airport System Capacity Enhancement (ASCE) to boost airport capacity and air travel demand. Capacity enhancement is one of the core areas of cooperation to come from a new memorandum of understanding signed to promote the safe, efficient, and sustainable development of civil aviation.
“Leveraging all the available capacity across the airport system is one of the key ways that airports and air navigation service providers can support the growth of air travel demand and the sustainability of the global aviation ecosystem,” said Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ACI World director general. “This includes the ability to meet the industry’s ambitious emissions reduction goals while sustaining economic balance by deferring or reducing the need for expensive CAPEX investments.”
The capacity enhancement program will focus on the entire airport system and surrounding airspace, with the goals of improved coordination. Improvements in capacity usage can reduce delays and inefficient operations that can result in additional costs for airports. The program provides a comprehensive onsite review led by industry peers and experts to optimize the use of airport system capacity, both in the air and on the ground.
The airports benefit from an assessment tailored to their unique needs and receive expertise, practical recommendations, and targeted solutions that contribute to their long-term capacity usage and operational efficiency. ACI World and CANSO will collaborate on a pilot program at Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) in Lima, Peru, with another one intended in the coming months.