The airport as an integral element of a functioning air transportation system faces great challenges in the context of ecological and economical sustainability as well as in changing political regulatory frameworks. As a result, the establishment of reliable evaluation capabilities in the context of airport architectures and solutions becomes more and more important. For example within the context of airports the evaluation of new approaches in the transfer between ground and air transport is especially important when it comes to securing efficiency, cost-reduction and a high quality of service.
The research group “Aviation Management” approaches the topic’s variety at three levels: At the strategic level, universal scenarios for a more robust preparation of decisions in dynamic and uncertain markets are developed that display the relevant intern and extern systemic factors. At the operational level, ground- and air-based processes of different air transportation stakeholders are analyzed, e.g. the handling of freight and passengers. At the technology-level, new technologies are rated in the framework of the identified future technical, economic and strategic conditions. It’s required that the developed solution concepts consider the results of the scenario analysis as well as the complexity of the interdependence within the air transportation system.