Innovation: We are innovators

  • Products & Services

    At Royal Schiphol Group, we believe data and technology gives our travellers, employees and partners superpowers. We develop products and services to unlock these powers.

  • Lab

    At Royal Schiphol Group, we embrace experimentation to solve complex challenges.

  • Collaborations

    Collaboration is at the forefront at Royal Schiphol Group. We believe that together we can develop innovative products better and faster.

Latest developments

  • Turnaround Insights

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    To streamline the turnaround process and make it more predictable, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has developed Turnaround Insights

  • A shared vision for Smart Schiphol Airport City

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    The purpose of this blog is to give you an insight into our vision for the future: a Smart Schiphol Airport City full of Smart Buildings.

  • What is sustainable taxiing? (Part 1)

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    In this blog we will consider how we could implement sustainable taxiing in practice. It is more complicated than it may seem at first sight.

  • Single-Engine Taxiing; wouldn't it be better?

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    It sounds logical. A twin-engine aircraft will generally have more than enough power to move away from a stationary position using just one of its engines

  • Wilbur’s visionary perspective

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    Although the available physical space imposes its own limitations, Schiphol is exploring smart solutions based on technology and data. Like Wilbur

  • The benefits of sustainable taxiing

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    A lot of people shared their thoughts about our sustainable taxiing test. Read our blog to find out more about what sustainable taxiing means for us.

  • A bold step forward or pie in the sky?

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    We have devoted much of our working lives to making aviation more sustainable. Sustainable taxiing has a major role to play.

  • ‘For Schiphol, innovation is absolutely essential’

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    Our aim is to become the world’s most sustainable and high-quality airport. How? For Hassan Charaf, Head of Innovation, the answer is clear: innovation is key.

  • Short connection pass

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    Process developer Lisa Thus tells us about the short connection pass. A pilot to help transfer passengers with a short transfer time make their connection.

  • Deep Turnaround

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    In terms of improving On Time Performance, an efficient turnaround process is an important factor. Using Deep Turnaround we learn and improve.

  • Wilbur

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    Wilbur collects data from the different systems and collates that data. That way control can gain a good overview of all the different processes.

  • Schiphol Today App for Operations

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    The Schiphol Today app helps floormanagers get all the information they need at a glance, so they can focus on guiding and assisting travellers.

  • Automatic passenger bridge

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    Connecting a passenger bridge to an aircraft requires a great deal of precision. The fully-automatic passenger bridge can always be connected within a minute.

  • Timeslots for security

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    How would you persuade travellers to not get to the airport too early? UX designer Poyan Karbor tells us about the test with security timeslots.

  • Sustainable taxiing

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    OPS innovators Dirk Bresser and Simon Prent explain how sustainable taxiing works and talk about the arrival of the Taxibot.

  • Smart security for odd-size baggage

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    Product owner Sandy van der Tuin explains the IOT solution used to ensure the security process for odd size baggage is 100% compliant and more efficient.

  • Upgrade Module

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    To create a more passenger-friendly experience until the upgrade of toilet groups with a low score has been completed, the PX Team launched a new initiative.

  • “Take a ride on the green side!”

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    The students from Made by 020 advised Schiphol on sustainable passenger experience. One of the student concepts was “Take a ride on the green side”.

  • Short Connection Pass

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    To speed up the process of making a short connection (less than an hour), and make it more pleasant we have developed the Short Connection Pass.

  • PX Team tests Sanitizing Zones

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    A pilot was done to investigate what Schiphol could do to improve passengers’ hygiene experience, giving them the impression that they were ‘outsmarting germs’

  • Security pilot with actual travellers

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    In the summer of 2019, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol conducted a successful security pilot with travellers flying from Departure Hall 2.

  • A year’s worth of feedback on our toilets

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    Our Main Contractors can develop an on-demand cleaning schedule based on real-time data thanks to the 600,000 monthly votes from the FeedbackNow voting points.

  • Smart VOP 1.0

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    A solution we can use to implement data-driven monitoring of the aircraft stands’ performance. That is what lead to the initiative ‘Smart VOP 1.0’

  • Predicting waiting times at security

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    In 2019 we carried out a pilot to inform travellers of the ideal time to arrive at the airport so that they can go through security as quickly as possible.

  • No more waiting when you get to Schiphol

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    A pilot project was initiated during the Christmas period to prevent long queues at busy times – and it was a success!

  • Schiphol supports soundproofing start-up DeNoize

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    DeNoize is researching and developing soundproofing technology for windows in houses. We see great potential in these innovations and supports their efforts.

  • BrainCreators wins Pointcloud Innovation Challenge

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    Schiphol and its main contractors invited six companies to develop smart solutions for existing and new use cases relating to Schiphol's asset portfolio.

  • Hyperloop to the future

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    Schiphol will further expand its involvement in the hyperloop by continuing to cooperate with the Dutch company Hardt Hyperloop.

  • Schiphol Today

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    The app provides floor managers with real-time information and shows them at a glance what they will be doing during their shift.

  • Self Service Units

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    Schiphol wants travellers to have even better and faster service. That’s why we have introduced new information zones , Self Service Units (SSUs)

  • Schiphol Developer Center

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    Schiphol is continuously improving the quality of the service experienced by both travellers and partners. Now we are sharing our data in a collection of APIs

  • Looking to the future of Dutch infrastructure

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    NGinfra stands for ‘Next Generation Infrastructures’. Influential Dutch infrastructure managers can share, develop and apply their knowledge and experience.

  • Exploring the future of Urban Air Mobility

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    Dutch Drone Delta founded at the beginning of 2020, with a primary focus on Urban Air Mobility. And will develop smart, sustainable solutions.

  • TU Delft Master Identity Day at Schiphol

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    faster innovations for passengers and airport

  • Alliance with TU Delft

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    faster innovations for passengers and airport

  • Your personal travel assistant

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    We want to make sure travellers have personalised travel advice, so we base the advice on data and on each traveller’s individual situation and preferences