EBEA Consulting - an innovative consultancy focused on operational optimization and fast time simulation is now offering an Airport COVID-19 Testing Planning Tool supported by ACI.
EBEA Consulting are able to offer members an assessment of the necessary requirements to open a COVID-19 testing centre on airport location. Through this analysis, airports will be provided with detailed requirements on the space necessary to handle the forecasted passenger numbers for testing, the number of registration booths and the number of testing pods required. ACI will support by providing recommendations on segregating passengers in order to maintain safety whilst optimizing the process.
This provides airports with reassurance in their facilities planning, the ability to forecast throughput and capacity, management information to support expenditure planning and data-driven information for policy making.
The assessment and methodology has been validated by London City Airport, providing highly accurate results for planning teams to set up this capability quickly and using real data instead of assumptions.
Top: extract of the COVID19 Testing Facility Planning tool, providing space and equipment requirements.
Bottom: images of a fast-time simulation ArcPORT model of a COVID19 Testing facility, included in the Platinum Package.
The assessment is available to all ACI member airports of all sizes in all regions as-well as 3rd parties that are supporting airports opening testing facilities.
Benefits of the Planning Tool
There will be two different packages available for the airports that participate: the Gold Package and the Platinum Package. The former will offer a personal assessment with up to three scenarios, whereas the latter will also include a fast-time simulation (together with modelling videos) using ArcPORT:
How to apply
You can apply below or visit EBEA's consulting website to complete the form in order to receive more information.