Mott MacDonald

Aviation Consultancy

Mott MacDonald is one of the world’s most experienced aviation consultancies providing aviation advisory services to governments, civil aviation authorities, airport companies, equity investors and providers of debt finance. We have provided project finance, technical, business planning and transaction advice for >$75 billion of airport assets in over 100 countries.

We have been providing global expertise for over 40 years in:

  • Technical advisory and traffic forecasting
  • Airline advisory services
  • Airport planning and development strategies
  • Operational concept, critical systems and IT
  • Design and capital delivery
  • Project and programme management
  • Sustainability and environmental management
  • Asset management, operations and maintenance

Our aviation consultants have undertaken projects for over 16 governments, 240 airports, and 12 airlines – hence we have a deep understanding of the aviation industry from all viewpoints. This enables us to ensure that aviation projects are delivered to the highest standard of quality and safety while managing the critical risks of aviation investment.

Company Profile

  • Asset and environment management

    We are experts in helping airport owners and operators achieve their strategic objectives. We add long-term value and optimize performance to benefit strategic investment and asset maintenance.

    Asset management

    We combine our multidisciplinary skills of infrastructure planning, design, rehabilitation and maintenance with global experience in project management, funding and finance to provide a truly first-class service.

    At Macau International Airport we provided recommendations for the strategic management of the airport and a 5-year development strategy focused on the short term requirements of the airport. This study included an asset condition survey of the airport infrastructure.

    We provided strategic, technical and operational advice for the drafting of contract documents for the facilities and operational management services at the new Dublin Airport Terminal 2. We ensured that the client, Irish Department of Transport, would receive best value and quality of services.

    Environmental management

    Our multidisciplinary project teams of environmental professional and social scientists fully understand the environmental issues that arise on airport projects around the world.

    We can provide environment management plans for airport operators, lenders and contractors and advise on environmental risks and liabilities as part of due diligence. We have extensive experience in working with the Equator Principles and ensure compliance for environmental impact assessments and management plans.

    We offer clients an extensive service range including:

    • Ecology
    • Environmental impact assessments
    • Landscape architecture
    • Climate change studies
    • Conversation and biodiversity enhancement
    • Pollution monitoring and remediation
    • Carbon foot printing
    • Designs to BREEAM and LEED standards.

    In our role as lender’s advisor at Izmir Airport in Turkey, we evaluated the environmental and social risks associated with the construction and operations of a new international terminal. During construction, we assessed the contractor’s performance related to the environmental management plan and compliance with the Equator Principles. We’re continuing to ensure compliance with the environmental management plan during the operational phase.

  • Design and capital delivery

    Mott MacDonald has a global track in terminal and auxiliary airport buildings design. Our aviation consultants develop leading solutions that enhance quality and meet the highest standards of user comfort and safety – all while keeping a sharp focus on economy, buildability, functionality and sustainability.

    Hong Kong International Airport north satellite concourse

    We were the lead designer on the new 25,000m2 concourse building at Hong Kong International Airport. We designed this new remote facility to handle 10 Code C aircraft in a heavily constrained airfield construction site.

    Key services delivered were terminal planning, structural design, facade engineering, fire engineering, MEP, airside road modelling and airfield system design.

  • Operations and maintenance

    Mott MacDonald’s multi-national aviation team are able to draw from invaluable direct industry experience including senior airline management roles. This proven track record has allowed us to undertake many successful airline assignments globally.

    We contributed to savings of six months on schedule and £25M on cost at Heathrow Airport’s biggest airside project, T2B
  • Planning and development strategy

    Our aviation experts provide master-planning services for airports worldwide, informed by thorough knowledge of all global and local aviation standards and regulations. We offer a broad range of services to help clients determine their strategic intent.

    Our masterplanning work embraces small and large airports, greenfield developments and capacity expansion at highly constrained existing facilities.
  • Technical advisory and forecasting

    We bring extensive capability and all-round sector experience to our technical advisory and forecasting assignments in the aviation sector. Our expertise, knowledge and ways of working set us apart from our competitors.

    Our specialist team understands the key issues facing aviation and how these impact the operating environment. We develop solutions that meet client’s specific requirements while balancing economic, environmental and social concerns.

    Key services:

    • Technical advisory
    • Demand forecasting
    • Financial forecasting
    • Market analysis


Mott MacDonald Limited
Mott MacDonald House
8-10 Sydenham Road
United Kingdom
  • +44 (0)20 8774 2000