The Airport Asset Tracking Market – 3rd Edition

The Airport Asset Tracking Market is the third 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 125 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.

Highlights from the third edition of the 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 2024.

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 inthe 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 aviationsector?
How are emerging communications technologies affecting the airportasset 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 over 0.2 million units in 2019.Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.4 percent, the active installed baseis estimated to reach close to 0.5 million units worldwide in 2024. 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, Resonate MP4 (XOPS) and ADVEEZas the leading vendors of airport asset tracking solutions in terms of installed base. BothUndagrid and Quantum have installed bases exceeding 10,000 active units each. Additionalmajor players include Targa Telematics and Sensolus, which both partner with the GSE rentalcompany TCR Group, as well as INFORM, Pinnacle (iMATS) and Smarter Asset Management(SAM). Pinnacle notably partners with Honeywell which has signed a major agreement withSwissport to deploy ground handling services jointly developed together with Pinnacle. SAMhas in turn signed a global contract with Menzies Aviation to roll out telematics. Other playersactive in the airport asset tracking space include Litum IoT, EC2E, DigiMobi, Ctrack (Inseego),Tri-Logical, Transpoco, Katlyn International, Speedshield Technologies, SpaceTeam, Geotaband the Ortus Group, 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 become increasingly common among various players
2.2.6 GSE manufacturers bet on telematics
2.2.7 Telematics players diversify into airport asset tracking
2.2.8 The video telematics trend has reached the airport market
2.2.9 Airports are miniature smart cities where autonomous equipment will prosper
3 Company profiles and strategies
3.2 Astrata Group
3.3 Blackhawk
3.4 Ctrack (Inseego)
3.5 DigiMobi
3.6 EC2E
3.7 Geotab
3.8 Hoopo
3.10 Katlyn International
3.11 Litum IoT
3.12 Pinnacle (iMATS)
3.13 PowerFleet
3.14 Quantum Aviation Solutions
3.15 Resonate MP4 (XOPS)
3.16 Sensolus
3.17 Simplytrak
3.18 Smarter Asset Management (SAM)
3.19 SpaceTeam
3.20 Speedshield Technologies (Adaptalift Group)
3.21 Targa Telematics
3.22 TelliQ
3.23 The Ortus Group
3.24 Transpoco
3.25 Tri-Logical Technologies
3.26 Trimble
3.27 Undagrid (GSEtrack)
3.28 Verizon Connect
3.29 VisionTrack
List of Figures
Figure 1.1: System-wide revenues of global commercial airlines (2006–2019)
Figure 1.2: Air transport traffic overview – traffic and capacity trends (World 2018)
Figure 1.3: Top-15 airports by the number of passengers handled (2018)
Figure 1.4: Top-25 airlines by scheduled passenger-kilometres flown (2018)
Figure 1.5: Major airline alliances
Figure 1.6: Top-10 airlines by total fleet (2019)
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 (Q4-2019)
Figure 2.2: Airport asset tracking installed base and unit shipments (World 2019–2024)
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: Autonomous baggage dolly
Figure 3.1: ADVEEZ Fleet and Asset Management for Airports (FAMA) system overview
Figure 3.2: Localeez web platform and dashboard
Figure 3.3: 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: Overview of Blackhawk’s smart asset management offering
Figure 3.8: Inseego’s Ctrack airport solution functionality
Figure 3.9: The Ctrack airport solution for KLM Equipment Services at AMS
Figure 3.10: DigiMobi’s system deployed at Hong Kong International Airport
Figure 3.11: GPS Finder hardware from DigiMobi used by Airport Authority Hong Kong
Figure 3.12: Overview of EC2E’s SPEED CONTROL solution based on colour codes
Figure 3.13: Geotab’s GO RUGGED telematics device
Figure 3.14: Schematic overview of Hoopo’s solutions for non-motorised GSEs
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: PowerFleet’s Vehicle Asset Communicator (VAC4S) used for AvRamp
Figure 3.21: Quantum Aviation Solutions’ configurable reporting dashboard
Figure 3.22: Legacy Proveo Infoman telematics device
Figure 3.23: Falcom FOX3 device used by Quantum Aviation Solutions for GSE tracking
Figure 3.24: Resonate MP4’s XOPS interface
Figure 3.25: Example of video footage integrated in XOPS
Figure 3.26: TAG hardware device used for XOPS
Figure 3.27: Sensolus Sigfox trackers and BLE beacon hardware
Figure 3.28: TCR’s non-motorised GSE telematics solution powered by Sensolus
Figure 3.29: Connected camera offered by Simplytrak
Figure 3.30: Smarter Asset Management devices for motorised & non-motorised assets
Figure 3.31: Smarter Asset Management software interface for airport assets
Figure 3.32: Speedshield Technologies’ FMAS & Adaptalift GSE’s Fleet Online Airside
Figure 3.33: Schematic overview of fleet management system from Avro GSE
Figure 3.34: Avro Care – Managed Maintenance Program leveraging Avro Tracker
Figure 3.35: Backoffice interface powered by Targa Telematics
Figure 3.36: The Ortus Group’s Airsight airport telematics analysis solution
Figure 3.37: Interface of Transpoco’s telematics for aviation ground services & handling
Figure 3.38: Tri-Logical Technologies’ Airport Mobile Assets Solution (AMAS)
Figure 3.39: Tri-Logical Technologies’ GSE10 Advanced Telemetry Controller for AMAS
Figure 3.40: Tri-Logical’s new BodyGuard Aircraft Damage Prevention System
Figure 3.41: Schematic overview of Trimble PULSE for Airfield Asset Management
Figure 3.42: Screenshot of Undagrid’s application interface
Figure 3.43: Undagrid’s GSEtracker and Nestor tracking units
Figure 3.44: Schematic overview of Undagrid’s GSEtrack solution
Figure 3.45: Coach by Verizon Connect
Figure 3.46: Overview of Verizon Connect MRM for the airline service industry
Figure 3.47: Interface of solution deployed by VisionTrack at Heathrow

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