Reduced Airport Capital Spend Requirements for Construction and Back-of-House Infrastructure

The Bradford solution significantly reduces airport capital spend requirements for construction and equipment for back-of-house logistical infrastructure (such as docks, storage, etc). At one airport alone, a reduction of $80,000,000 for logistics infrastructure occurred because of Bradford’s solution.

Positive Passenger Experiences Mean Increased Concession Revenue

Since deliveries are highly scheduled and managed under the Bradford solution, this helps ensure that goods are on shelves waiting for shoppers. The unsightly re-stocking of retail and food operations as well as the inspection of goods in front of the passenger is virtually eliminated. Most importantly, more square footage of shopping space can be created and devoted to the retail experience. Critical inventory can be maintained at the central facility, or strategically located at forward terminal stocking locations. All of these considerations result in a more pleasant traveler experience and higher concession revenues per enplanements.

Reduced Delivery, Facility Maintenance, and Security Costs

Due to our AMIS™ system streamlining efficiencies, there are major reductions in supplier tenant delivery cycle expenses because of consolidation and automation means less labor time. With about 15 years of data, it has been proven that where AMIS™ has been deployed the logistics costs associated with deliveries from suppliers have been consistently reduced 60% to 80%. This occurs because AMIS™ streamlined delivery methods have drastically reduced the time drivers spend at the airport making material deliveries, cutting the frequency of material deliveries, and through the elimination of airside insurance premiums

Since there is one central security inspection point there is no need to have multiple inspection points where material enters the terminal(s) and it concourses. Security posts no longer have to inspect/clear a plethora of delivery vehicles. Due to Bradford’s security protocols, there is no need for a secondary inspection of material within the terminal(s).

The cutback from extra screening labor and equipment at one airport alone produced almost $2,000,000 million savings per year. At another airport, AMIS™ custom modifications enabled the deployment of a fully-automated checkpoint that eliminated 2 full-time airport security guards resulting in annual $90,000 savings per year. Plus, there is an elimination in the duplication of concessionaire and other tenants capital spends for trucks and material handling equipment. The redundancy in tenants’ logistics labor and equipment cost is vastly reduced.

There is typically a six figure reduction in airport facility maintenance expenses because of one company with security cleared badged personnel now making consolidated deliveries with customized equipment and operating under standardized processes. There is no longer the need for the army of delivery personnel and trucks that are currently making deliveries into the terminal and on the AOA. There are a number of Bradford’s sustainability initiatives that significantly reduce facility maintenance expenses; such as our dripless yellow grease collection system. Grease no longer goes down the sinks or trash dumpsters.

New Revenue Streams

In addition, there are a number of innovative platforms within AMIS™ for generating new revenue streams for the airport in the areas of third party support services and sustainability (whereby the revenue goes to the airport). Due to the proprietary nature of these programs, please click here to request more detail information on the programs and their benefits.

Airports where Bradford has deployed are usually able to free-up real estate space previously assigned for concessions support/storage areas. In some instances even regulatory inspection space is freed-up. This real estate is then turned into new multi-million revenue generating FBR operations.