To progress, all airports, whatever their size, must address similar issues. They must improve operational efficiency and reduce their noise and carbon impact; manage policy and regulatory constraints; discover funding options in the face of funding uncertainties; identify viable non-aeronautical revenue sources; integrate new technologies; and manage divergent stakeholder interests. All of these issues impact plans for growth, which cannot be achieved without offering “shared value creation” for key stakeholders in airport development.
The scope of each issue can vary dramatically from country to country, and even from one community to another. Operating and prospering as sustainable entities within such a complicated landscape requires a clear and upfront understanding of all the considerations that shape airport planning and how to address them—before project implementation. It is at this formative stage where advisory, underpinned by demonstrated breadth and depth of knowledge, provides the expertise to put in place the essential elements for the greatest long-term impact, at the lowest cost levels.