Five start-ups to look out for at Aviation Festival Asia: Maximising efficiency in airport operations and processes

by | Dec 7, 2022 | Airports, Travel Tech

Five start-ups to look out for at Aviation Festival Asia: Maximising efficiency in airport operations and processes


Aviation Festival Asia gathers together industry giants, start-ups, and everyone in between to drive innovation in the aviation industry. The event is an opportunity for start-ups to get noticed and for influential industry players to forge business partnerships in the Asia Region.

Here are five start-ups to watch at Aviation Festival Asia, bringing a fresh approach to maximising efficiency in airport operations and processes.


1. Auxilia  

Auxilia is a French start-up on a mission to make security checks more efficient and faster thanks to the intervention of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The company’s main objective is to ensure that monitoring security checks doesn’t become an alienating task which makes it difficult for operators to stay focused and detect well-hidden objects that could easily slip through. In light of this challenge, Auxilia has specifically developed an AI algorithm that can automatically detect any hidden threats on X-ray images of bags and cargo.

Identifying a 45 per-cent reduction in airport Duty Free turnover when security checks take too long, this start-up is making the security check process more efficient and reliable. The AI models developed by Auxilia characterise and locate threats in X-ray images of luggage and cargo in real time.


2. Evitado Technologies

Evitado Technologies has developed a safety relevant solution to one of aviation’s long lasting and costly problems: lack of ground automation causing costly accidents and inefficiencies. Currently, layers of redundancy on every operation are needed to assure safety. Evitado’s solution will finally enable automation in this industry, unlocking billions of dollars in additional efficiency, with a comprehensive intelligence platform that helps customers manage ground operations in real-time. The underlying technology includes proprietary ground-truth sensors that help operators understand, track, and ultimately avoid physical collision.


3. Frequency

Frequency is an aviation operations collaboration platform – connecting operations control, maintenance control, flight crew and management with open communication to ensure optimum on time performance. Frequency’s cloud-based platform automatically creates flight groups for the entire airlines live schedule. These flight groups are represented as “flight cards” where all key roles are notified of any changes to key flight information, and can communicate with voice, text, photo, and file sharing. Airline operations currently use eight different legacy communications and it is chaos. It can be simpler. Frequency is making it simple through digital transformation.


4. Tarmac Technologies

Tarmac Technologies offers a Turnaround Management Platform (TMP) to boost ground operations safety and efficiency. Adapted for airlines, handlers and airports staff, the solution reduces time spent on each flight and automate post-flight reporting and analysis. Adapted for both hubs and outstations, the platform is already used in over 110 airports around the world.


5. Ubizense

Ubizense provide R-CDM, ramp collaborative decision making, real-time ramp operations monitoring to the management with automatic data capturing capabilities. We leverage IoT sensors, e.g. CCTV and GPS, to automatically detect what is happening on the ramp. Custom AI models are developed and deployed to make sense out of the massive amount of data. Hong Kong International Airport has improved baggage handling on-time performance by 20%.