Tom joins us from Postcode Anywhere as Junior Developer for online systems.
We look forward to working with Tom to design high value data systems with a fantastic user experience.
The 2012 World Routes event in Abu Dhabi was the busiest and best yet for RDC Aviation.
Yesterday saw the start of the biggest World Routes yet as the 2012 event in Abu Dhabi got under way.
Emirates and Qantas caused a major stir in the Europe-Australia market by announcing a ten-year strategic collaboration yesterday (6th September), after the latter broke away from its long established partnership with British Airways. We provide analysis into its potential effects on fuel usage.
RDC Aviation's Managing Director, Peter Hind, provides insight to Sky News on why Stansted Airport may not be the easiest of sales
EXPANDING aviation software specialist RDC Aviation has taken a penthouse office suite at the landmark Hub building in Friar Lane.
From all the team here at RDC Aviation we wish you a happy and prosperous 2012. Everybody is geared up for a busy and exciting year, where we'll be pioneering several new developments with the purpose of helping you make informed and profitable decisions in the management of your route and network portfolio.
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Commission benchmark clarifies position of airlines as they join EU ETS.
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5 UK airports were in the top 25 for intra-European departing seat capacity in August 2011. In rank order they were: London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Dublin and Manchester.
Out of these only 2 increased their capacity versus August 2010, Gatwick (4.0%) and Manchester (4.9%). The other airports had reduced capacity ranging from -1.79% (LHR) to -5.72% (DUB) and -7.12% (STN).
This is by no means a reflection of the actual performance of these airports, but is an interesting story when compared against the other major European airports in the top 25 who all increased their departing seat capacity.
Large European flag carriers will get more allowances relative to emissions than their US and Chinese counterparts
Today sees the release of the 2011 version of the Aviation CO2 Data Monitor, written by RDC Aviation in conjunction with Thomson Reuters Point Carbon.
The report builds on the expertise of the two businesses - Point Carbon's environmental experience, and RDC Aviation's airline and airport advisory and software systems - to provide readers with the most accurate and comprehensive analysis of the EU ETS' impact on aviation come 2012.
Using a bottom-up methodology to assess RTKs by airline in 2010 and forecast actual emissions in 2012 and onto 2020, the analysis will provide you with a strategic understanding of the relative market positions of individual airlines as well as the likely benchmark for allocating emissions allowances to airlines, demand from aviation for different compliance instruments and different policy outcomes.
Read more about the Aviation CO2 Monitor 2011.
Buy the Aviation CO2 Monitor 2011 from the RDC Store now.
Using our advanced fuel burn calculation methodology, we have estimated that American Airline's record breaking order for over 400 new aircraft will bring annual savings of US$460m.
The order, which is made up of 130 Airbus A320s, 100 Airbus A320Neos, 100 Boeing 737-800s and 80 A321s, could potentially save the airline 460,000 tonnes of fuel per year, and reduce the CO2 output by 1.5m tonnes per year. The annual cost saving is based on a jet fuel price of US$1000 per tonne.
The estimation is based on a like-for-like replacement of their narrowbody fleet on the existing route network.
Please contact us for more information about our calculation methodology.
Read more about our CO2 emissions analysis here.
We are looking for bright and talented individuals to join our expanding online and advisory divisions. With a keen interest in the aviation industry and a passion to learn, applicants will be comfortable working within a small yet fast-growing team, and will be used to setting themselves high and ambitious targets.
Our "Data Analyst" role is ideal for a graduate, and will be focussed around the research of airline and airport charges costs that are databased behind our routepro.net system, as well as providing key analytical support to the rest of the business.
The "Senior Aviation Analyst" will be working within our successful advisory team, and will have at least two years aviation experience. They will be committed to providing our clients with the very best data analysis, research and reports to support them in their business.
Please see our careers section for more information.
RDC Aviation is pleased to announce the arrival of Philip Jones to its small and fast-growing team.
Philip brings a vast amount of experience to the company, both from an air transport perspective, as well as that of the wider travel industry. He joins RDC Aviation in his new role as Sales Director, where he'll apply his knowledge to enhance the customer focussed activity of the business. He recently attended the IATA Schedules Conference in Gothenburg, his first outing with RDC Aviation, where he successfully demonstrated the value of our product range to various potential clients.
Please see the press release for more information.
This week Chris, Phil and Iain are in Gothenburg for the 128th IATA Schedules Conference. It also marks the first time that we've showcased our brand new exhibition design, where we're promoting our 'sporting' theme that stands for the fast and accurate delivery of our data and the independence of our services.
Come and see us on stand 66 for demonstrations of our software and to discuss how you can start benefitting from our class-leading aviation data services today.
The May 2011 issue of the Intra-European Capacity Report shows that 20 of the top 25 airports in Europe have shown growth in intra-European seat capacity this month compared to the same month last year. Madrid delivers the largest departing seat capacity at 2,346,225 (3.1% of Europe). Sign up to the Intra-European Capacity Report here.
This month's free UK Passenger & Cargo Monitor clearly presents the effects of Egypt's civil uprising, displaying an overall 19.2% decrease in passengers flying to the country from London. On the contrary, Italy had a good increase in passengers of 107,664 (11.5%) compared to the same period last year. Other analysis in the report shows that total UK passenger throughput increased by 1.4% compared to last year - scheduled passengers increased, whilst charter saw a 2.8% decrease. Sign up to the UK Pax Monitor here.
Our three delegates for Routes Europe 2011 returned from the conference this week reporting on its success. The RDC Aviation stand was busy across the entire conference period with great interest in all products, in particular our brand new airport network analysis software, routepro.net Network.
We're expecting to welcome on board several new clients in the coming weeks, as they see how our suite of unrivalled software and advisory can help them better understand their business and industry.
Peter Hind, Managing Director, RDC Aviation speaks on compliance and fines, managing ETS and fuel, and the carbon market in this new film from OPIS (Oil Price Information Service). The video looks at jet fuel and carbon pricing and features information and opinions from various industry experts including our very own Peter Hind.
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Here in the office we're making final preparations for Routes Europe 2011 in Cagliari. In particular, the conference will see the official launch of our routepro.net Network module, which provides the ability for users to understand the performance across an entire network of routes. We've also now comfirmed the final delegates for the conference. They are: Joanna Hunt, Carl Ricketts and Chris Haynes. We look forward to seeing you there!
Kelkoo, the travel and shopping comparison website, today announces the findings of its ‘European Flight Index’ which investigates whether low cost, budget carriers really offer better value for money than their full service competitors. The report reveals that budget airlines offer consumers savings of -33% on average over their conventional counterparts, in spite of the fact that they add up to 44% in ‘added extras’ to their standard fares. Read the full story.
Analysis in this month's free UK Passenger & Cargo Monitor sees an overall increase in the number of passengers carried in January 2011 compared to January 2010. Gatwick handled the largest increase in passenger numbers with an extra 219,602 (11.7% increase). Stansted had the largest decrease in passenger numbers with 70,142 less than last year (5.8% decrease).
RDC Aviation are looking to recruit a product analysis for the online sector of the business. The successful applicant will report to the product director and will have involvement in the maintenance and development of all online products. For more information, please access the job specification document via the careers section of the RDC Aviation website.
The network module of routepro.net is now available. It provides the ability for the user to group existing route studys into networks or facilitates an excel based upload of a route network in order to calculate performance and profitability of real operations. The management console also allows senior management, of airlines or airports, to have key performance information at their fingertips. This is displayed on a customisable dashboard, which can be accessed over the internet, at any time, in any place.
Jeroen Dekker, an aeronautical engineering student from Delft University near Amsterdam, has successfully completed his 9 month internship with RDC Aviation. During his time with the company he has been involved in developing and maintaining the aircraft cost database that is used within routepro.net. Over the 9 months, he has become a valuable member of the team and RDC Aviation are now looking to replace his skills on a more permanent basis. We wish Jeroen all the best in studying for his MSc.
The deadline of 31st March, for airlines to submit their CO2 data for verification, has now passed. RDC Aviation has been instrumental, for a number of small aircraft operators, in ensuring that they met the deadline and submitted verified information. 2 years ago, when Aviation’s membership into the emissions trading scheme was announced, RDC Aviation calculated the anticipated baseline. The European Union has recently released the actual baseline, upon which all calculations are made, and RDC Aviation were within 1%.
Iain Smith, Jen Turner and Chris Haynes have recently returned from the Routes Asia conference in Korea. It is the first time that RDC Aviation have attended this conference and it was deemed to be a worthwhile experience. As the number of clients from the Asia and Pacific region has increased dramatically over recent years, it was felt that Routes Asia was an ideal forum to meet and thank current clients whilst also demonstrating the software to potential clients. Iain, Jen and Chris would like to thank everyone who attended meetings and took time to visit the RDC Aviation stand.
Approximately 130 airports release their revised airport charges documents in April and RDC Aviation are currently collating and updating airportcharges.com with the new information. Whether it is the complete charges document in pdf format or a comparison of up to 5 airports that is required, airportcharges.com continues to be the market leader in providing a ‘one stop’ online database of information. For information on how to subscribe, please see the contact us section.
The advisory team at RDC Aviation is currently undertaking a number of projects involving the analysis of CAA Survey Data. With full year 2010 data due for release, it is an ideal opportunity for airports to utilise the data to understand their catchment, direct marketing resources, use within airline presentations and feed into strategic decision making. RDC Aviation are successfully providing information to airports in order to ensure that business development personnel are able to maximise development opportunities in a cost effective manner.
RDC Aviation are pleased to confirm that they will be attending the Routes Europe conference in Cagliari in May. As this is the busiest of all conferences for RDC, a team of 4 delegates are already confirmed. As well as receiving a demonstration of any of RDC’s software products (routepro.net, capstats.com and airportcharges.com) RDC Aviation will also be launching the latest software development routepro.net network. Representatives from the consultancy and advisory team will also be attending.
The March 2011 capacity report is now available for download, please email email@example.com for details on how you can receive this monthly report.
RDC Aviation's Commercial Director, Iain Smith scoops the award for Young Exporter of the Year in the UK Trade and Investment East Midlands International Business Awards 2010.
Jen Turner is confirmed as the newest member of the sales and account management team. Jen will be looking after all renewal clients and assisting in ensuring that all current clients receive the support and training necessary to benefit from the true value of RDC Aviations software products. Jen previously worked within the automotive industry and brings with her a wealth of experience in account management and training.