Airport Expansion & Improvements 2017

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Airport Expansion & Improvements (AEI 2017) are at the core of every Aerodrome’s operation. All Aerodromes will be completing improvements, even if this is to fulfil planned and reactive maintenance or regulatory and safety requirements. Many aerodromes will be completing construction and development to improve or alter facilities & assets. Some aerodromes will be undertaking expansion – adding new taxiways, runways and terminals. Development, construction and expansion deals with the growing demand Air transport, capacity and efficiency challenges as well as those that are required by the changing face and shape of Aircraft. There is also an emergence of new Airports being constructed in countries like China, India, Brazil and in the Middle East  as the market opens up to wider populations.

From maintenance activity through to expansion and new airport build there are always challenges and complexities at how this is funded. Whether this is an opex budget decision or the multi-billion pound investment market, the same questions need to be answered; Is there a business need or benefit? Will the shareholders and investors realise the target return on investment? On top of this, there is always strict regulation about how airports are financially governed and regulated.

The structure and ownership of airport plays a vital role in the changing face of aviation – The break-up of Airport monopolies, the formation or Airport Groups and the overseas investments and management interest they have…The formation of Multi National Super Airport Groups is with us – Brand, design, prestige and operational safety & efficiency is key.

From the maintenance of a simple piece of civil infrastructure to building the best biggest Air Traffic tower or best terminal to the development of a new Super Hub airport, Design is at the heart. Our designer work continuously with Airports and Constructors to achieve designs compliant with all regulation, designs that meet and exceed the customer’s requirements, designs that meet the political, economic, sustainable and social demands. This is all done with the future in mind, looking at the build ability of a short term solution to needs of an industry in 30-50, understanding and anticipating these requirement’s alone is difficult enough before we add the challenges of actually constructed them!

Airports Expansion and Improvements – AEI looks to case study the challenges that are faced and met by Airports, Airlines, Aircraft Manufacturers, Air Traffic Service Providers, Regulators and supported by Investors, Designers, Constructor’s and beyond. We look at current best practices and learning initiatives as airports introduce infrastructure, technology and process improvements to meet the demands of the ever challenging and expanding industry.

Join the global network of those that Invest, Design, Build and Operate the International Aviation Industry at AEI 2017, 6th & 7th December, London Heathrow Marriott Hotel.



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