B Capacity

Product profile

B Capacity has been designed to primarily connect alternative capacity scenarios of key infrastructure nodes (airside vs. landside capacities, airline-terminal allocations) directly to traffic forecasting scenarios.

By flexibly building a process-model containing all characteristics of an infrastructure and its users (e.g. passengers), infrastructure operators are able to identify and analyze expected traffic peak structures (weekly/ daily/ hourly/ 15-minute buckets) and derive facility requirements necessary for supporting the expected traffic demand levels.

In order to further support investment planning, the capacity related calculations, determined by using B Capacity can be connected to B Investment in order to allow a fully integrated assessment of infrastructure capacity and corresponding investments.

B integrated

Compare your different forecasts to determine future development requirements

B quick

Use the time saved for planning quality and smart scenario consolidation

B broad

Be aware of essential capacity drivers and bottlenecks

B clear

Be in full control throughout the planning process

B innovative

Internally model airport processes easily

Operational Excellence with CPH

For the further development of B Capacity, Copenhagen Airports A/S (CPH) and BEONTRA decided to establish a product development partnership.

Based on practical operational experience, CPH provides input in the development of advanced Check-in Allocation, Stand & Gate Allocation as well as Baggage Reclaim Planning tools accessible within B Capacity. The CPH knowledge will further enhance the industry leading platform for infrastructure planning - the BEONTRA Scenario Planning Suite.

The CPH approach has been applied successfully at Copenhagen Airport and since 2009 check-in, security and further passengers processes have been optimized by a dedicated and innovative team of CPH internal operations analysts. The optimization led to remarkable savings in OPEX and CAPEX.

Based on the CPH approach BEONTRA aims at

  • reducing waiting times for passengers at check-in and security,
  • increasing the utilization of existing check-in counters and queuing areas and
  • optimizing the capital and operational expenditures for airports, airlines, security and ground handling operators.

System module features

  • Work collaborative on capacity scenarios over the Internet via cloud-based systems (secure private cloud)
  • Use alternative schedule based forecasts to determine constraints on specific nodes within the airport
  • Use a set of standard reports to analyze forecasts and quickly identify certain days (e.g. peak day due to passengers or movements)
  • Design and edit process assumptions flexibly, relating to the planning nodes (e.g. check-in, security screening, passport control etc.) and analyze their overall impact
  • Very fast scenario turnaround times through easy process modeling and quick deterministic algorithms
  • Compare different scenarios by editing and grouping airlines together based on bespoke (user driven) assumptions such as alliance behavior, airline-terminal allocation etc.
  • Manage the assignment of designated (exclusive use) vs. common use facilities (e.g. check-in counters, gates) to maximize the use of the airport through modeling different scenarios
  • Assess service level agreements to ensure the airport complies with its published IATA service level standards or own standards
  • Produce high-level reports identifying a demand vs. supply output summary on a chosen interval
  • Report Generator enabling various scenarios to be analyzed side by side, highlighting shortfalls in capacity on both an operational and a planning level
  • Review gates and gate demand requirements (e.g. gates by ICAO aircraft categories) on a planning as well as operational level
  • Get the Transfer Streams extension and analyze your PTM-Data (Passenger Transfer Messages) in a clever standardized report with grouping and filtering options

Process Modeler

Don´t just model your airport - realize the opportunities!

The vision behind the new Process Modeler was to create something that only had to meet two requirements: Keep it simple and flexible.

What came out is one of the industry´s most intuitive and efficient ways to model and analyze your airports processes. Just build your individual airport model by combining nodes out of our process toolbox. All nodes follow some basic principles and either control the passenger flow (e.g. Percent-Splits, Transfer-Splits or Group-Splits using self-defined groups to separate e.g. Schengen from Non-Schengen passengers) or are essential airport processes themselves (check in, security-control, boarding etc.). This working environment enables you to model your whole airport in a short time and without writing one line of code. No xml files or expensive calibration needed. Just focus on your task.