We reviewed an interesting article this week, about how industry leaders are adapting to the unparalleled growth currently happening in the Asian aviation market. With adjustments to manufacturing, ATC, airport infrastructure and data management, in addition to increasing passenger numbers and the two planned Olympic Games in the region before 2022, the aviation industry, according to the article, is bracing itself.

This is not new news, however, as an IATA forecast from Q4 of 2016 said, ‘The forecast for passenger growth confirms that the biggest driver of demand will be the Asia-Pacific region. It is expected to be the source of more than half the new passengers over the next 20 years. China will displace the US as the world’s largest aviation market (defined by traffic to, from and within the country) around 2024.’

How are industry leaders adapting?

According to the article, and from growth highlighted at the 2018 Singapore Airshow, industry leaders are making new relationships with Asian airlines, including the implementation of aircraft data and advanced predictive analytics to improve efficiency and boost critical safety.

With data management solutions in place, improvements and adjustments to Air Traffic Control systems and infrastructure, the management of end-to-end operations becomes more streamlined, and ultimately gives the traveller the best experience. Aviation industry leaders will continue to embrace and adapt to the exponential growth, improving strategy and introducing the latest innovations in technology and systems.

"Being able to more effectively manage data and adjust ATC operations is imperative to the growing Asian markets. Those foundational elements are essential to delivering the best possible end-to-end journey for travellers," explained Andrew Onken, senior program manager of Air Traffic Services at Rockwell Collins Information Management Systems.

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