Lab

At Royal Schiphol Group, we continuously experiment in our search for solutions to complex challenges. We explore distant futures that contain solutions and technologies we hardly dare imagine today.

  • Wilbur: data on passenger flows and ‘hot pax’

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    Wilbur developer Bas Kiers tells us about the digital developments in the Schiphol control centre.

  • What is sustainable taxiing? (Part 2)

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    In this blog we're introducing a third dimension to taxiing: the control system. Making sustainable taxiing an even more appealing prospect.

  • 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

  • “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”.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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!

  • ‘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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Read the previous blogs:

  • Wilbur: data on passenger flows and ‘hot pax’

    Published on:

    Wilbur developer Bas Kiers tells us about the digital developments in the Schiphol control centre.

  • What is sustainable taxiing? (Part 2)

    Published on:

    In this blog we're introducing a third dimension to taxiing: the control system. Making sustainable taxiing an even more appealing prospect.

  • Turnaround Insights

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