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Aviation 2035

Scenarios for value chain recomposition and value sharing in aviation post the era of hyper-competition

Aviation will transform more between today and 2035 than it has over its first 80 years as a commercial industryBy 2035, Aviation will experience a greater change than it went through over its first 80 years as a commercial industry. It has already been through three strategic eras, from (i) the...
Travel & transportation

Airport digital transformation

From operational performance to strategic opportunity

In the context of sustained growth in air travel, rapid advancements in digital technology and ongoing cost pressures in the global aviation sector, Arthur D. Little has conducted a research study to examine the potential for digital technology to reduce total airport operating costs.What the study...
Travel & transportation

The Future of Mobility 3.0

Reinventing mobility in the era of disruption and creativity

The mobility landscape is being completely reshaped, and urban mobility poses a massive challenge to metropolitan authorities and businesses as well as great opportunities. The global demand for passenger mobility in urbanized areas is set to double by 2050. Meanwhile, the number of individual...
Travel & transportation

Multi-brand airline groups: A winning approach?

Arthur D. Little analyzes the winning strategies of airline groups for owning and operating multiple carriers

Legacy airlines have long struggled with choosing the best strategy to adopt in the era of hyper-competition, having been faced with i) the rise of low-cost carriers, first in the short-to-medium-haul segment, and now also in the long-haul segment; as well as ii) the natural trend of travelers in a...
Travel & transportation

Integrated Mobility Platforms

How to win the customer in tomorrow’s world of smart mobility

Global trends towards urbanization are confronting cities and governments with new sets of challenges related to public safety and security, the supply and consumption of energy, waste treatment, and traffic management. In 2013 alone, the cost of congestion in the US – defined as fuel plus...
Travel & transportation, Marketing & sales

Is tender excellence on your radar?

How transportation & logistics companies can achieve the next level

Tender management remains one of the most business-critical jobs for logistics companies. A significant share of revenue is generated from bids, with the aggregated value of tenders amounting up to billions of euros p.a. for large organizations.As a result, tender management is the arena in which...
Travel & transportation

Efficiency & effectiveness in rail operations

The role of long-term capex planning and major asset renewal and replacement

In this Viewpoint, we examine the challenge faced by major rail operators in Asia as they seek to address the unavoidable reality of aging assets, while at the same time delivering major capital projects. We then highlight the role that effective long-term capex planning and execution can...
Travel & transportation

A tipping point in airport-industry economics

Arthur D. Little explores how airports must adapt their business models

At a time when the airport industry has never been so attractive, Arthur D. Little explores how airports must deal with fundamental disruptions in their business models. This calls for strong CxO focus and bolder and faster moves to guarantee value creation for all stakeholders in the ecosystem....
Travel & transportation

Digital platforms in freight transportation

A true industry disruptor?

The wind of change is blowing strongly in transportation & logistics. Digitization is in full swing: it is opening a whole portfolio of new opportunities to reduce costs, differentiate product offerings and redefine business models. Digital freight platforms are driving the transformation. The...
Travel & transportation, Strategy, Organization & transformation

China’s commercial aircraft take-off

Arthur D. Little looks at the recent development of the Chinese commercial aircraft industry

For the global aeronautical industry, China represents the largest commercial opportunity of the coming 10 years, and the biggest competitive threat for the decades to follow. Arthur D. Little reviews the development of the Chinese aeronautical industry, which recently accelerated with...
Aerospace & defense, Travel & transportation