Airport Master Planning

Professional Certificate Course
Delivery: Classroom
Duration: 5 days

The overall aim is to increase participant knowledge and skill with regard to preparing global best practice Airport Master Plans (AMP). Consistent with the objectives and orientations set out in the airport’s Business Plan, the course emphasizes the opportunities available to enhance airport capacity in a cost-effective, timely, and sustainable manner. The course will focus on the challenges of balancing differing service level requirements arising from differing airline business models, changing passenger mix, specialized cargo handling, and other non-aeronautical requirements such as third-party commercial service providers. The course will also introduce the role of innovation to achieve facility competitiveness through a combination of process change and information technology applications. The course will further explain how best to engage interested parties to identify issues that may have consequences for achieving long-term value for investors in airport assets and customers.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the challenging economic, social and environmental issues that demand airport management plan and deliver best-in-class facilities and services
  • Describe the relationship between airport strategic planning and optimal capacity management;
  • Identify best practice traffic forecasting practices, including scenario analysis;
  • Explain demand/capacity gap assessment for airline, passenger, and cargo traffic patterns
  • Define process for identifying and then challenging the viability of capacity solution concepts both at the system and sub-system levels, including process change and technological adaption
  • Describe the multiple-account evaluation process including operational, financial, social, and environmental parameters necessary to achieve internal and external project approvals
  • Elaborate upon proper methods to ensure a meaningful stakeholder engagement strategy
  • Review AMP relationship to Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) programs
  • Develop team structure and prepare for Master Plan and CAPEX plan implementation
  • Integrate learning from course topics through a case study exercise to demonstrate comprehension of the overall principles of Airport Master Plan and CAPEX program development

Target Audience
  • Senior airport management who are to manage a master plan.
  • Strategic development managers
  • Airport business managers
  • Airfield and terminal planners and project managers
  • Civil engineering managers, city and town planners
  • Environmental and sustainability managers
  • National regulators

Course Content
  • Master plan history and legal aspects (ICAO, IATA, and National Requirements)
  • Strategic plan objectives and Service Level requirements
  • Airport Traffic Forecasting
  • Demand / Capacity “Gap” Assessment
  • Design concept appraisals
  • Multiple-Account Evaluation and decision-making criteria
  • Stakeholder engagement strategy
  • Capital and life-cycle programming
  • Master Plan organization and skill capacity
  • Airport Master Plan case study exercise

Up-coming Sessions

Dates Location Member/WBP Non-Member Register 
 25-29 September 2017  Istanbul, Turkey   US$1,500  US$2,170  Register
 06-10 November 2017    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia    US$1,500     US$2,170       Register