Roundtable ‘Where’s the Money? Disruptive Business Models in GIS and Aviation Industry’

3 Feb , 2016,
Aleksandar Balaban
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We are glad to announce that our aviation consultant Aleks Balaban is going to hold a short presentation regarding the business opportunities and disruptive business models and technologies in the geospatial industry with focus on the aviation sector. We are very excited to provide our point of view and exchange experiences with discussion participants.

Today we are witnessing tremendous development in the domain of ATM. After years of stagnation thanks to the modernisation programs and new telecommunication, network and web technologies aeronautical service providers, airlines and non aviation online business are all starting to collect, process and distribute the aeronautical, weather, flight and passenger information in order to monetise them.

During the last couple of years, the modernisation programs such as SESAR and NextGen have specified APIs, procedures and operational improvements primary in order to meet the strict ATM goals such as lower aeronautical service costs, capacity increase, and lower environment impact without carrying about innovative business outside of ATM domain. Still, as part of that programs the access to aviation data has partially been liberalised or for the first time even made possible. Thank to the open geospatial standards and APIs the large amounts of aviation data will soon be put in the public or private cloud based data silos and provided to application developers. The monetising potential is vey high considering the world wide amount of flights and passengers being more than one billion annually. Different business models which would utilise that information are thinkable. That are for example special ATM applications for flight optimisation, statistics, improved flight tracking, flight planning for airlines, business aviation and drones and probably the most important for online business – the marketing.

m-click.aero has currently been working on our own, brand new aviation cloud solutions, which for the first step shall include secured private access to the aviation data and cloud-based services for aeronautical traffic management, eventually expanding in other areas of aviation business such as the commercial aviation, cargo, airport operations and others.