The Vancouver Airport Authority developed a simulation model to analyze the flow of passengers and baggage that are arriving, departing, and connecting through Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The purpose of the simulation model is to assess demand at various process points, and in turn determine capacity requirements which meet defined service levels.
Using an extensive database of passenger and flight profiles, the model is designed to forecast pas-senger demand and determine capacity requirements using interchangeable flight schedules. Results from a custom report are to be used by various airport contractors including passenger screening, baggage han-dling, border protection agencies, and customer service.
This modeling approach is part of YVR’s latest initiative named eYVR (efficient YVR), aimed at op-timizing airport operations.
Simio is used by airlines, aircraft manufacturers, government agencies, airport authorities and engineering consultancies to visualize, quantify, understand and predict the consequences of their actions. On a daily basis, airport planners are called upon to solve issues in areas as diverse as passenger processing, baggage handling, terminal maintenance, air side circulation, ATC, parking lots, cargo, call centers, even roadway construction. With Simio, you can rest assured that no matter what the issues of the day are, you will be able to model, quantify, improve and sell your ideas.
The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) just completed stage 1 of the expansion of the Lynden Pindling International Airport terminals. NAD secured the services of Vancouver Airport Services (YVRAS) to review the airside capacity regarding the ability of the single runway to handle the additional traffic that would eventually be fostered by its new terminal.
To aid in the production of its new NV200 Van, Nissan Europe Engineering relied on Simio's discrete-event simulation software to validate the layout of assembly lines in the automaker's Barcelona plant.
A gateway to Alberta's oil sands region, Edmonton International Airport (EIA) covers over 7,000 acres – making it Canada's largest major airport by area. EIA serves about 6 million passengers per year and offers non-stop service to more than 50 national and international destinations -- and it's one of the nation's fastest growing airports.
In cooperation with the Bundeswehr University in Munich, German Simio partner ATS Prozessoptimierung and Brühl-based Konekta Consulting GmbH utilized Simio simulation software to explore the possibilities of different methods of operations research, specifically the use of simulation to optimize the supply chains of the Bundeswehr.
Cosan chose discrete event simulation to analyze the dynamics of their operations, identify bottlenecks and points for improvement, and assess value scenarios. In order to visualize operations while quickly getting answers to their implementations, they selected Simio®, a new, state of the art, 3D rapid modeling simulation software capability. Over the course of three months, newly hired engineers collected data in the field and received hands-on training and modeling assistance from Paragon Consulting of San Palo.