The Airport Asset Tracking Market – 2nd Edition

The Airport Asset Tracking Market

The Airport Asset Tracking Market is the second consecutive report from Berg Insight analysing the latest developments on the global market for asset tracking in the aviation sector.

This strategic research report from Berg Insight provides you with 106 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.Highlights from this report:

Introduction to the aviation industry and relevant air transport statistics.
Perspectives on the impact of emerging technologies.
Profiles of key players in the airport asset tracking market.
Reviews of vendor market shares and competitive dynamics.
Summary of the latest industry trends and developments.
Forecasts of the airport asset tracking market lasting until 2023.

This research report answers the following questions:

How many airport assets are tracked today?
Which trends and drivers are shaping the market?
How will the adoption of asset tracking in airport environments develop in the future?
Which are the leading airport asset tracking solution providers?
What categories of vendors are active in the field?
How are the leading telematics industry players approaching the aviation sector?
How are emerging communications technologies affecting the airport asset tracking market?

Executive summary

An increasing number of companies have introduced asset tracking and managementsolutions which can be used to keep track of airport assets and improve the efficiency ofground handling operations and maintenance routines. Berg Insight estimates that the globalinstalled base of active airport asset tracking systems was less than 0.2 million units in 2018.Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.1 percent, the active installed baseis estimated to reach close to 0.4 million units worldwide in 2023. This includes all airportasset tracking systems deployed for various motorised ground support equipment (GSE),non-motorised equipment (NME) as well as other applicable airport assets including on-roadvehicles used in airport environments. Berg Insight’s definition of an airport asset trackingsolution covers systems based on various technologies including conventional cellular-basedIoT connectivity and emerging low-power wide-area (LPWA) wireless technology as well asproprietary radio, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The airport asset tracking market is served by a number of different types of players, rangingfrom specialists focused exclusively on tracking and management solutions for specificairport assets, to companies that offer a more comprehensive set of solutions for the aviationsector, and more general telematics players that also serve other industries. Berg Insightranks Undagrid (GSEtrack), Quantum Aviation Solutions and Resonate MP4 (XOPS) as theleading vendors of airport asset tracking solutions in terms of installed base. Both Undagridand Quantum have reached more than 10,000 active units respectively. Additional strongplayers include ADVEEZ, Targa Telematics and Pinnacle (iMATS). The latter has notablypartnered with Honeywell which in late 2018 signed a major agreement with Swissport todeploy ground handling services jointly developed with Pinnacle. Targa Telematics hasfurthermore established a partnership with TCR Group which is also collaborating withSensolus for non-motorised GSE tracking. Additional players active in the field of airport assettracking for example include Litum IoT, DigiMobi, EC2E, INFORM, Ctrack (Inseego), Tri-Logical Technologies, Smarter Asset Management (SAM), Katlyn International, SpeedshieldTechnologies and Geotab, all having installed bases of at least 1,000 units each.

Executive summary
1 Airport asset tracking
1.1 Introduction to the aviation industry
1.1.1 Air transport statistics and relevant concepts
1.1.2 Major airports
1.1.3 Airlines and alliances
1.1.4 Airport ground handling services
1.2 Airport assets and associated tracking solutions
1.2.1 Categories and providers of airport assets
1.2.2 Tracking and management solutions for airport assets
2 Forecasts and conclusions
2.1 Market analysis
2.1.1 Major airport asset tracking solution providers
2.1.2 The installed base of airport asset tracking solutions
2.2 Market trends and drivers
2.2.1 Aviation is a slow-moving sector with great potential for efficiency gains
2.2.2 Mandates, standards and policies driving adoption and awareness
2.2.3 Sizing the addressable market for airport asset tracking
2.2.4 Emerging network technologies expand the range of applicable asset types
2.2.5 Partnership strategies becoming increasingly common among various players 24
2.2.6 Telematics players diversify into airport asset tracking
2.2.7 Airports are miniature smart cities where autonomous equipment will prosper 28
3 Company profiles and strategies
3.2 Astrata Group
3.3 Ctrack (Inseego)
3.4 DigiMobi
3.5 EC2E
3.6 Geotab
3.7 I.D. Systems
3.9 Katlyn International
3.10 Litum IoT
3.11 Pinnacle (iMATS)
3.12 Quantum Aviation Solutions
3.13 Resonate MP4 (XOPS)
3.14 Sensolus
3.15 Smarter Asset Management (SAM)
3.16 Speedshield Technologies (Adaptalift Group)
3.17 Targa Telematics
3.18 Tri-Logical Technologies
3.19 Trimble
3.20 Undagrid (GSEtrack)
3.21 Verizon Connect
List of Figures
Figure 1.1: System-wide revenues of global commercial airlines (2006–2018)
Figure 1.2: Air transport traffic overview – traffic and capacity trends (World 2016)
Figure 1.3: Top-15 airports by the number of passengers handled (2017)
Figure 1.4: Top-25 airlines by scheduled revenue passenger-kilometres (2016)
Figure 1.5: Major airline alliances
Figure 1.6: Top-10 airlines by total fleet (Q4-2016)
Figure 1.7: Examples of specialised assets used on airports
Figure 1.8: Airport asset tracking infrastructure overview
Figure 2.1: Top-10 airport asset tracking solution providers by installed base (Q4-2018)
Figure 2.2: Airport asset tracking installed base and unit shipments (World 2018–2023)
Figure 2.3: Lufthansa Technik’s GSE 4.0 location tracking powered by Undagrid
Figure 2.4: TLD LINK IoT Platform initiative
Figure 2.5: TaxiBot semi-robotic pilot-controlled towing tractor
Figure 2.6: TractEasy autonomous electric baggage tractor
Figure 3.1: ADVEEZ Fleet and Asset Management for Airports (FAMA) system overview
Figure 3.2: Localeez web platform and dashboard for ADVEEZ’s FAMA solution
Figure 3.3: Turtle Mode speed control system (SCS) by ADVEEZ
Figure 3.4: Overview of possibilities for non-motorised assets enabled by FAMA V4
Figure 3.5: Overview of Astrata Airline and Airport Solutions
Figure 3.6: Astrata mobile passenger management solution
Figure 3.7: Inseego’s Ctrack airport solution functionality
Figure 3.8: Overview of Ctrack airport solution for KLM Equipment Services at AMS
Figure 3.9: DigiMobi’s system deployed at Hong Kong International Airport
Figure 3.10: GPS Finder hardware from DigiMobi used by Airport Authority Hong Kong
Figure 3.11: Overview of EC2E’s SPEED CONTROL solution based on colour codes
Figure 3.12: Geotab’s GO RUGGED telematics device
Figure 3.13: I.D. Systems’ web-based software interface Vision Pro used for AvRamp
Figure 3.14: I.D. Systems’ Vehicle Asset Communicator (VAC4S) used for AvRamp
Figure 3.15: INFORM’s GroundStar systems for ground handling processes
Figure 3.16: INFORM’s AirportMap interface
Figure 3.17: Overview of INFORM’s GroundFleet for GSE tracking
Figure 3.18: Overview of the Litum IoT hardware range for Airport RTLS
Figure 3.19: Honeywell and Pinnacle iMATS 360 next-generation dashboard
Figure 3.20: Legacy Proveo Infoman telematics device
Figure 3.21: Falcom FOX3 device used by Quantum Aviation Solutions for GSE tracking
Figure 3.22: Quantum Aviation Solutions’ configurable reporting dashboard
Figure 3.23: Quantum Aviation Solutions’ GSE tracking equipment map interface
Figure 3.24: Resonate MP4’s XOPS interface
Figure 3.25: TAG hardware device used for XOPS
Figure 3.26: Sensolus’ STICKNTRACK cloud application for asset tracking
Figure 3.27: TCR’s non-motorised GSE telematics solution powered by Sensolus
Figure 3.28: Smarter Asset Management map interface for airport asset tracking
Figure 3.29: Speedshield Technologies’ FMAS & Adaptalift GSE’s Fleet Online AirSide
Figure 3.30: Schematic overview of fleet management system from Avro GSE
Figure 3.31: Avro Care – Managed Maintenance Program leveraging Avro Tracker
Figure 3.32: Backoffice interface powered by Targa Telematics
Figure 3.33: Tri-Logical Technologies’ Airport Mobile Assets Solution (AMAS)
Figure 3.34: Tri-Logical Technologies’ GSE10 Advanced Telemetry Controller for AMAS
Figure 3.35: Tri-Logical’s new BodyGuard Aircraft Damage Prevention System
Figure 3.36: Schematic overview of Trimble PULSE for Airfield Asset Management
Figure 3.37: Screenshot of Undagrid’s application interface
Figure 3.38: Undagrid’s GSEtracker ruggedised tracking unit
Figure 3.39: Schematic overview of Undagrid’s GSEtrack solution
Figure 3.40: Coach by Verizon Connect
Figure 3.41: Overview of Verizon Connect MRM for the airline service industry

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