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The Airport Asset Tracking Market - 3rd Edition

  • ID: 5010751
  • Report
  • April 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 125 Pages
  • Berg Insight AB
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The Installed Base of Airport Asset Tracking Systems will Reach 0.5 Million Units in 2024


  • Ctrack (Inseego)
  • Katlyn International
  • PowerFleet
  • SpaceTeam
  • Transpoco
  • MORE

What are the latest developments on the airport asset tracking market? The analyst estimates that the global installed base of active airport asset tracking systems was over 0.2 million units in 2019. Growing at a CAGR of 15.4 percent, the active installed base will reach close to 0.5 million units worldwide in 2024. This includes all airport asset tracking systems deployed for various motorised ground support equipment (GSE), non-motorised equipment (NME) as well as other applicable airport assets including on-road vehicles used in airport environments. Get up to date with the latest information about vendors, products and markets.

The Airport Asset Tracking Market is the third consecutive report analysing the latest developments on the global market for asset tracking in the aviation sector.  This strategic research report provides you with 125 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.  

Highlights from the third edition of the report:

  • Introduction to the aviation industry and relevant air transport statistics.
  • Perspectives on the impact of emerging technologies.
  • Profiles of key players in the airport asset tracking market.
  • Reviews of vendor market shares and competitive dynamics.
  • Summary of the latest industry trends and developments.
  • Forecasts of the airport asset tracking market lasting until 2024.

This report answers the following questions:

  • How many airport assets are tracked today?
  • Which trends and drivers are shaping the market?  
  • How will the adoption of asset tracking in airport environments develop in the future?
  • Which are the leading airport asset tracking solution providers?
  • What categories of vendors are active in the field?
  • How are the leading telematics industry players approaching the aviation sector?
  • How are emerging communications technologies affecting the airport asset tracking market? 

Who should buy this research report?
The Airport Asset Tracking Market is the foremost source of information about the adoption of asset tracking solutions in the aviation industry. Whether you are an equipment manufacturer, service provider, telematics vendor, telecom operator, investor, consultant, or government agency, you will gain valuable insights from this in-depth research.

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  • Ctrack (Inseego)
  • Katlyn International
  • PowerFleet
  • SpaceTeam
  • Transpoco
  • MORE

Executive summary           

1  Airport asset tracking                  
1.1  Introduction to the aviation industry
1.1.1  Air transport statistics and relevant concepts           
1.1.2  Major airports                   
1.1.3  Airlines and alliances                 
1.1.4  Airport ground handling services              
1.2  Airport assets and associated tracking solutions           
1.2.1  Categories and providers of airport assets            
1.2.2  Tracking and management solutions for airport assets         

2  Forecasts and conclusions                 
2.1  Market analysis                   
2.1.1  Major airport asset tracking solution providers           
2.1.2  The installed base of airport asset tracking solutions         
2.2  Market trends and drivers    
2.2.1  Aviation is a slow-moving sector with great potential for efficiency gains    
2.2.2  Mandates, standards and policies driving adoption and awareness    
2.2.3  Sizing the addressable market for airport asset tracking      
2.2.4  Emerging network technologies expand the range of applicable asset types  
2.2.5  Partnership strategies become increasingly common among various players  
2.2.6  GSE manufacturers bet on telematics           
2.2.7  Telematics players diversify into airport asset tracking      
2.2.8  The video telematics trend has reached the airport market      
2.2.9  Airports are miniature smart cities where autonomous equipment will prosper

3  Company profiles and strategies             
3.1  ADVEEZ                   
3.2  Astrata Group                 
3.3  Blackhawk                  
3.4  Ctrack (Inseego)                
3.5  DigiMobi                  
3.6  EC2E                   
3.7  Geotab                   
3.8  Hoopo                   
3.9  INFORM                   
3.10  Katlyn International               
3.11  Litum IoT                  
3.12  Pinnacle (iMATS)                
3.13  PowerFleet     
3.14  Quantum Aviation Solutions
3.15  Resonate MP4 (XOPS)               
3.16  Sensolus                  
3.17  Simplytrak     
3.18  Smarter Asset Management (SAM)             
3.19  SpaceTeam                 
3.20  Speedshield Technologies (Adaptalift Group)         
3.21  Targa Telematics                
3.22  TelliQ      
3.23  The Ortus Group                
3.24  Transpoco                  
3.25  Tri-Logical Technologies              
3.26  Trimble                  
3.27  Undagrid (GSEtrack)               
3.28  Verizon Connect                
3.29  VisionTrack                 


List of Figures
Figure 1.1: System-wide revenues of global commercial airlines (2006–2019)   
Figure 1.2: Air transport traffic overview - traffic and capacity trends (World 2018)
Figure 1.3: Top-15 airports by the number of passengers handled (2018)     
Figure 1.4: Top-25 airlines by scheduled passenger-kilometres flown (2018)    
Figure 1.5: Major airline alliances              
Figure 1.6: Top-10 airlines by total fleet (2019)          
Figure 1.7: Examples of specialised assets used on airports        
Figure 1.8: Airport asset tracking infrastructure overview        
Figure 2.1: Top-10 airport asset tracking solution providers by installed base (Q4-2019)
Figure 2.2: Airport asset tracking installed base and unit shipments (World 2019–2024)  
Figure 2.3: Lufthansa Technik’s GSE 4.0 location tracking powered by Undagrid    
Figure 2.4: TLD LINK IoT Platform initiative            
Figure 2.5: TaxiBot semi-robotic pilot-controlled towing tractor       
Figure 2.6: Autonomous baggage dolly              
Figure 3.1: ADVEEZ Fleet and Asset Management for Airports (FAMA) system overview   
Figure 3.2: Localeez web platform and dashboard           
Figure 3.3: Speed control system (SCS) by ADVEEZ           
Figure 3.4: Overview of possibilities for non-motorised assets enabled by FAMA V4   
Figure 3.5: Overview of Astrata Airline and Airport Solutions        
Figure 3.6: Astrata mobile passenger management solution         
Figure 3.7: Overview of Blackhawk’s smart asset management offering      
Figure 3.8: Inseego’s Ctrack airport solution functionality        
Figure 3.9: The Ctrack airport solution for KLM Equipment Services at AMS     
Figure 3.10: DigiMobi’s system deployed at Hong Kong International Airport     
Figure 3.11: GPS Finder hardware from DigiMobi used by Airport Authority Hong Kong   
Figure 3.12: Overview of EC2E’s SPEED CONTROL solution based on colour codes    
Figure 3.13: Geotab’s GO RUGGED telematics device           
Figure 3.14: Schematic overview of Hoopo’s solutions for non-motorised GSEs    
Figure 3.15: INFORM’s GroundStar systems for ground handling processes      
Figure 3.16: INFORM’s AirportMap interface             
Figure 3.17: Overview of INFORM’s GroundFleet for GSE tracking        
Figure 3.18: Overview of the Litum IoT hardware range for Airport RTLS      
Figure 3.19: Honeywell and Pinnacle iMATS 360 next-generation dashboard     
Figure 3.20: PowerFleet’s Vehicle Asset Communicator (VAC4S) used for AvRamp    
Figure 3.21: Quantum Aviation Solutions’ configurable reporting dashboard     
Figure 3.22: Legacy Proveo Infoman telematics device          
Figure 3.23: Falcom FOX3 device used by Quantum Aviation Solutions for GSE tracking  
Figure 3.24: Resonate MP4’s XOPS interface             
Figure 3.25: Example of video footage integrated in XOPS         
Figure 3.26: TAG hardware device used for XOPS            
Figure 3.27: Sensolus Sigfox trackers and BLE beacon hardware        
Figure 3.28: TCR’s non-motorised GSE telematics solution powered by Sensolus    
Figure 3.29: Connected camera offered by Simplytrak          
Figure 3.30: Smarter Asset Management devices for motorised & non-motorised assets   
Figure 3.31: Smarter Asset Management software interface for airport assets    
Figure 3.32: Speedshield Technologies’ FMAS & Adaptalift GSE’s Fleet Online Airside  
Figure 3.33: Schematic overview of the fleet management system from Avro GSE     
Figure 3.34: Avro Care – Managed Maintenance Program leveraging Avro Tracker    
Figure 3.35: Backoffice interface powered by Targa Telematics        
Figure 3.36: The Ortus Group’s Airsight airport telematics analysis solution    
Figure 3.37: Interface of Transpoco’s telematics for aviation ground services & handling
Figure 3.38: Tri-Logical Technologies’ Airport Mobile Assets Solution (AMAS)    
Figure 3.39: Tri-Logical Technologies’ GSE10 Advanced Telemetry Controller for AMAS  
Figure 3.40: Tri-Logical’s new BodyGuard Aircraft Damage Prevention System     
Figure 3.41: Schematic overview of Trimble PULSE for Airfield Asset Management    
Figure 3.42: Screenshot of Undagrid’s application interface        
Figure 3.43: Undagrid’s GSEtracker and Nestor tracking units        
Figure 3.44: Schematic overview of Undagrid’s GSEtrack solution       
Figure 3.45: Coach by Verizon Connect              
Figure 3.46: Overview of Verizon Connect MRM for the airline service industry    
Figure 3.47: Interface of solution deployed by VisionTrack at Heathrow

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  • Ctrack (Inseego)
  • Katlyn International
  • PowerFleet
  • SpaceTeam
  • Transpoco
  • MORE

An increasing number of companies have introduced asset tracking and management solutions which can be used to keep track of airport assets and improve the efficiency of ground handling operations and maintenance routines. The analyst estimates that the global installed base of active airport asset tracking systems was over 0.2 million units in 2019. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.4 percent, the active installed base is estimated to reach close to 0.5 million units worldwide in 2024. This includes all airport asset tracking systems deployed for various motorised ground support equipment (GSE), non-motorised equipment (NME) as well as other applicable airport assets including on-road vehicles used in airport environments. The definition of an airport asset tracking solution covers systems based on various technologies including conventional cellular-based IoT connectivity and emerging low-power wide-area (LPWA) wireless technology as well as proprietary radio, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The airport asset tracking market is served by a number of different types of players, ranging from specialists focused exclusively on tracking and management solutions for specific airport assets, to companies that offer a more comprehensive set of solutions for the aviation sector, and more general telematics players that also serve other industries. The analyst ranks Undagrid (GSEtrack), Quantum Aviation Solutions, Resonate MP4 (XOPS) and ADVEEZ as the leading vendors of airport asset tracking solutions in terms of an installed base. Both Undagrid and Quantum have installed bases exceeding 10,000 active units each. Additional major players include Targa Telematics and Sensolus, which both partner with the GSE rental company TCR Group, as well as INFORM, Pinnacle (iMATS) and Smarter Asset Management (SAM). Pinnacle notably partners with Honeywell which has signed a major agreement with Swissport to deploy ground handling services jointly developed together with Pinnacle. SAM has, in turn, signed a global contract with Menzies Aviation to roll out telematics. Other players active in the airport asset tracking space include Litum IoT, EC2E, DigiMobi, Ctrack (Inseego), Tri-Logical, Transpoco, Katlyn International, Speedshield Technologies, SpaceTeam, Geotab, and the Ortus Group, all having installed bases of at least 1,000 units each.

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  • ADVEEZ                   
  • Astrata Group                 
  • Blackhawk                  
  • C2E                   
  • Ctrack (Inseego)                
  • DigiMobi                  
  • Geotab                   
  • Hoopo                   
  • Katlyn International               
  • Litum IoT                  
  • NFORM                   
  • Pinnacle (iMATS)                
  • PowerFleet     
  • Quantum Aviation Solutions
  • Resonate MP4 (XOPS)               
  • Sensolus                  
  • Simplytrak     
  • Smarter Asset Management (SAM)             
  • SpaceTeam                 
  • Speedshield Technologies (Adaptalift Group)      
  • Targa Telematics                
  • TelliQ      
  • The Ortus Group                
  • Transpoco                  
  • Tri-Logical Technologies              
  • Trimble                  
  • Undagrid (GSEtrack)               
  • Verizon Connect                
  • VisionTrack                 
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The Internet of Things is very diverse. There are hundreds of different use cases, each with different dynamics. The starting point is to segment the market.

The analyst begins with a number of sectors: Automotive, Cities, Health, Industry, Home, Industrial, Energy, Retail and Consumer Electronics. Each of these sectors breaks down into a number of applications. In total across all sectors, the analyst examines around 150 separate applications. It is at this application level that they generate their IoT forecast. The analyst builds reliable data bottom-up. They take into consideration the current adoption rate, regulations, demographics, vertical-specific statistics, value chain structure, etc.

The rigorous data collection methods are based on first-hand and secondary sources. The analyst conducts many hundreds of executive interviews on a yearly basis with companies from all parts of the IoT value chain.  They talk to on a regular basis all major mobile operator groups and regulators as well as the chipset, module, and terminal vendors. They also interview many companies in each of the vertical markets.