• We are pleased to announce that our new and refreshed website is live. As ARC values performance, we want to offer our clients a faster and more user-friendly browsing experience – even when visiting us on mobile devices. Our clients and partners shall be informed......

  • Because of the great feedback and increasing demand for advanced trainings Airport Research Center is pleased to announce the date for the next CAST Terminal Advanced Training: The 3-day course will be held in Aachen from Monday March 12 to Wednesday March 14, 2018. The......

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  • CAST simulation and capacity planning projects for the Middle East region are in the focus at the ARC stand in the German Pavilion on the Dubai Airport Show 2018. Come and meet to discuss how CAST Airport Solutions can support your strategic, tactical and operational......

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  • At ACI-NA airport decision makers of the US market have the chance to learn more about ARC’s software solutions in face-to-face meetings and live demonstrations: The services and products of ARC include aviation market research, capacity assessment, master planning as well as expert consulting in......

  • We are pleased to announce the release of the new CAST 6 version. In addition to numerous improvements and new features all over the product, this year’s release comprises these noteworthy updates: The completely redesigned user interface, providing a fresh and intuitive workflow and full......

  • ARC is looking forward to meeting you at Passenger Terminal Expo 2019 in London! ARC will show various use cases from its long years of experience in airport capacity planning and simulation consulting projects. With the CAST Airport Software Suite, ARC provides a unique simulation,......

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  • ARC is looking forward to meet you at the ACI Asia-Pacific / World Conference & Exhibition in Hong Kong at our joint booth #33 with SPS! Besides exclusive live demonstrations of CAST Software Products and the SOLUTIONS powered by CAST, ARC will show various use......

In a global effort to overcome the COVID crisis, many authorities around the world are currently setting up vaccination centers. ARC has therefore developed a CAST simulation model to represent all processes of such a vaccination center in a realistic 3D environment. By analyzing various scenarios and stress tests, the planned configuration of the vaccination center can be verified and optimized to avoid potential bottlenecks.

The goal of the EU funded IMHOTEP project is to develop a concept of operations and a set of data analysis methods and tools that allow information sharing, common situational awareness and real-time collaborative decision-making between airports and ground transport stakeholders. CAST will be used to create a set of case studies at Palma de Mallorca and London City airports to test these newly developed methods and tools.

We are pleased to announce the new CAST 8 release. With the included new features and improvements, CAST 8 will make your modelling workflow more efficient and allow you even more professional results. Download the latest release now and have a look at its highlights!

COVID-19 Testing prior to flight departures receives more and more attention. Recently, there have been several initiatives from airports and airlines to conduct COVID testing prior to flight departures. The process of testing at the point of departure is still difficult to manage on a larger scale due to the time and cost associated with evaluating reliable tests.

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted many areas of public life. CAST Simulation software products not only support the aviation industry, but can be used to test and optimize planning and operational concepts in several other areas. For example, it can help to understand and plan the impact of regulations and social distancing when it comes to (re-)opening stadiums and sports areas.

In this webinar we presented the results of a study, that was conducted by ARC on behalf of EUROCONTROL and involved major European airports like Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, London Heathrow, Stuttgart and Stockholm Arlanda Airports as well as ACI EUROPE and IATA in the provision of airport and airline perspective.

Covid-19 has an enormous impact on the aviation industry and its effects will be evident for a longer time. At ARC, we are constantly thinking about how we can support our customers, especially in times like these. Currently we are working on topics around the impact of potential Covid-19 measures on airport capacity. With CAST simulation we can analyze the possible impact along the process chains to give insight and quantify effects...

This video shows the impact of potential Covid-19 measures on airport check-in using CAST Simulation and Allocation Software. Different recommendations regarding social distance exist - this scenario assumes 2m distance in passenger queues.

Due to the current situation caused by Covid-19, many of us are affected by travel restrictions and need to work from home to prevent the virus from spreading. Thus, we will not be able to hold the announced CAST training sessions for April and May 2020 in our headquarters in Aachen. We are contacting our clients, who have booked one of the affected courses, individually to arrange a seat in a later course or to switch to a remote training option.

ARC is pleased to announce the dates for the next CAST Basic Training Courses for CAST Terminal, CAST Aircraft, CAST Vehicle, CAST Stand & Gate Allocation and CAST Express. The CAST Basic Trainings will enable the participants to understand the fundamental modelling and simulation logic of CAST and applying it in simulation studies and allocation tasks.