Using downtime for capability development
(Photo by Schiphol)
In Amsterdam, the airport examined IAI's Israel Aerospace Industries TaxiBot semi-robotic plane tractor. TaxiBot tows the plane from the gateway to the runway, or the other way around, without the use of the plane engines, making the process more economic. Bangalore International Airport began a trial period for TaxiBot as well.
This use of downtime - for examining options for capability development - is a strong example of using a lull in ongoing operations to develop.