Automotive, Travel & Transportation France | Vehicle Electronics | 31 August 2017

Shaping the Strategies

The Middle East has been late to urbanization, but this has given it potential to shape its strategies in the development of a core need - urban mobility. Some of its vibrantly growing urban centers, such as Dubai, are now building on best practice from around the world. This experience provides lessons, good and bad, for other cities across the world as they struggle to meet their own urban mobility challenges. In this article, Ralf Baron, Thomas Kuruvilla, Morsi Berguiga, Michael Zintel, Joseph Salem and Mario Kerbage at Arthur D. Little, discuss the Middle East and urban mobility.

Travel & Transportation UK | The Daily Telegraph | 27 August 2017

Lowering the flag: Europe's airlines head for a shakeout

In this article about the European Airline Industry, Andrew Smith at Arthur D Little is quoted as saying: "In the past few years the European airline sector has seen record-breaking profitability but this is mostly down to the very low oil price. It is still a very fragmented market compared to its cousin across the pond. There's every reason to think there will be more consolidation." Smith pointed out that one factor in further deals could be Brexit. Although he thought the likelihood of flights between the UK and EU being grounded because of the pair failing to strike an aviation agreement before April 2019 was a "doomsday scenario", he says it could spur some deals - or alliances such as IAG, which owns British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus. "I think there will be more consolidation but you cannot assume it will be straightforward M&A," he says. "Part of the reason is because of anti-trust rules and alliances are quite a convenient way of solving the problem of market access without having to go over the hurdle of buying an entire airline."

Travel & Transportation France | The Economist | 01 October 2016

It starts with a single app

This article discusses transport as a service and how combining old and new ways of getting around will transform transport-and cities, too. In 2007 half the world's population lived in cities; by 2050 it is expected that two-thirds will. One of Arthur D. Little's reports is referenced in the article saying urban journeys already account for nearly two-thirds of all kilometres travelled by people. On current trends urban distance travelled each year will have trebled by 2050, and the average time urban drivers spend languishing in traffic jams is set to double to 106 hours a year. The traditional policy responses to congestion-build more roads and expand public transport-are too expensive for these cash-strapped times. Hence the appeal to urban planners of the idea of travellers combining existing mass-transit schemes with a growing variety of private services. It offers a way to attract private capital into "public" transport. By enabling a closer link between supply and demand it will make mass transport more efficient. Congestion at peak hours will fall as travellers are diverted from crowded routes to less-packed ones; varying prices by time of day could help here, too.

Travel & Transportation | Airport Focus International | 09 September 2016

Airport Parking: The Start of a Journey

Over the past few decades' airports have evolved from mere infrastructure providers to hubs of commercial activities. Many airports have therefore extended their service offerings, focusing increasingly on providing a holistic customer experience with the passenger central to both strategic and commercial decisions. Proper management of airport parking activities has a defining impact on the customer experience, as the parking premises form the first physical point of contact at the airport for point-to-point passengers. In this article, François-Joseph Van Audenhove and Aurelia Betatti of Arthur D. Little, discuss ways to maximise customer experience and create added value from airport parking activities.

Travel & Transportation | Railway Strategies | 17 June 2016

Metro Railways

For those of us who live and work in big cities – well over half the world’s population today, a figure projected to increase to 70% by 2050 – metro railways are an ever-present part of daily life. Today there are 148 cities with metro operations carrying over 150 million passengers per day, with about one-third in Asia, one-third in Europe, and the rest split between the Americas, the Middle East and Eurasia. Metros are critically important assets for the world’s cities in order to meet the huge challenges of maintaining urban mobility in the coming decades. In this article, Rick Eagar, Russell Pell and Philip Webster discuss the five key challenges for urban railways to meet future mobility needs.

Travel & Transportation | Railway Strategies | 15 April 2016

The Metro Railway

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For those of us who live and work in big cities - well over half the world's population today, a figure projected to increase to 70% by 2050 - metro railways are an ever-present part of daily life. Today there are 148 cities with metro operations carrying over 150 million passengers per day, with about one-third in Asia, one-third in Europe, and the rest split between the Americas, the Middle East and Eurasia. Metros are critically important assets for the world's cities in order to meet the huge challenges of maintaining urban mobility in the coming decades. In this article, Rick Eagar, Russell Pell and Philip Webster of Arthur D. Little, discuss the five Cs for urban railways to meet future mobility needs: Customers, Capacity, Cost, Co-innovation and Cooperation.

Travel & Transportation | Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance | 01 April 2016

Outsourcing Line Maintenance

As the market grows at a compound annual growth rate of over four percent up to 2020, line maintenance, an integral part of airlines' daily task is moving away from in-house to being outsourced globally. Creating efficiencies within line maintenance is imperative to the industry with aircraft checks regularly conducted on the tarmac in between flight operations to ensure airworthiness. Andrew Smith, Principal at Arthur D. Little is quoted as saying, "Changes in foreign ownership rules that pertain to airlines and their subsidiaries may have contributed to the growing tendency of airlines to outsource their maintenance activities to third-party providers."

Travel & Transportation | Aviation Week and Space Technology | 14 March 2016

The Next Challenge for Alliances

In this article, Arthur D. Little's new report on Aviation Alliance Strategy is discussed. The report says that the new alliance world is not just about making different airline models work together but that deeper cooperation with suppliers will also be important. It says that distribution strategy will become the new competitive background and that relationships between airlines and third-party channel providers will grow in importance. It also says that ownership of passenger data will become a key source of competitive advantage, with those retaining control better able to conduct targeted marketing and embed the customer relationship.

Travel & Transportation | Aviation MROs | 01 March 2016

Airline Economics

Continuous operational efficiency gains, the rise of low-cost airlines and the growing convenience of flight booking have all contributed to the ongoing commoditization of air travel. Despite China's economic slowdown, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) still expects global passenger volumes to more than double by 2034, reaching 7bn, which will drive demand for incremental aircraft and generate value in the aftermarket. Similarly, while there may be early signs of softening demand, Boeing's long-term market forecast for 2015-34 also foresees the number of aircraft in service doubling. Such growth is expected to see the global MRO market expand from $51bn in 2011 to $71bn by 2021. In this article Russell Pell, Andrew Smith, Delphine Knab and Willem Romanus of Arthur D. Little, discuss delivering long-term value in a transformed aftermarket.

Travel & Transportation | Aerospace Diary | 28 February 2016

View Point Aerospace supplier squeeze

ways out?

This guest blog post at Aerospace Diary, an online forum for aerospace professionals, is based on Arthur D. Little's Viewpoint that takes the same title. The aerospace and defense (A&D) industry today struggles with a duality: defense-driven segments are taking hits due to significant governmental budget cuts, while commercial aircraft manufacturing enjoys double-digit growth. A supplier of the future will not only need to be able to handle greater volumes efficiently, but also provide a more complex offering. The industry outlook may be bright and the challenges painfully real, but suppliers in this industry have no choice but transformation.

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