Airport Strategic Planning & Management

Why Choose this Training Course?

This interactive, applications-driven training course in Dubai will highlight the strategic view on the airport components, planning and management. It explores some advanced topics (e.g. ACDM) influencing the Aviation environment where many airlines, ground handlers, air traffic management units exist. The course will emphasize applications on real cases in airport planning management practice and will focus on creating a clearer understanding of how to plan and strategically manage an airport.

This training course highlights the ICAO regulation and economic consideration for the purpose of improvement continuity.

This training course will feature:

  • How to optimize the various operating and non-operating costs at airports & the various Aeronautical and Non- Aeronautical revenues at airports
  • Focusing on the complex relationships between airport management and the airlines that serve their airports
  • Discussions on the various types of airport planning studies & the factors that are considered in terminal area planning
  • Applying the capacity measurements to airport facilities and the various strategies to reduce delay at airports
  • The importance of the A-CDM & the future of commercial air carriers

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Civil Aviation Authorities Middle and Top managements staff
  • Airport and Airline staff related to Middle & Top managements and operations
  • Participants conducting Airport planning and Design
  • All personnel planning to get strategic overview on the aviation industry


By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the ownership characteristics of airports in the United States and internationally
  • Exploring the recommended airport organization chart & the various jobs that exist at airports
  • Describe the various facilities located on an airport’s airfield and types of Airport Runways
  • Discuss how air traffic control affects airport management & commercial air carrier operations
  • Describe differences in security procedures between commercial service and general aviation airports
  • Define the various Aeronautical and Non- Aeronautical revenues at airports
  • Describe the complex relationships between airport management and the airlines that serve their airports
  • Discuss the impacts airport activity has on environmental Performance Measures quality
  • Gain insight into the various types of airport planning studies& the factors that are to be considered in terminal area planning
  • Describe the Concept & Implementation phases of the A-CDM

Course Methodology

This training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion of applications as well as hands-on exposure to airport planning and strategic management using planning and strategic tools. Delegates are strongly encouraged to bring their own work domain. This adds greater relevancy to the content.

Course Outline

Airports and Airport Systems

  • Introduction to Aviation Industry
  • The Economic and Social Role of Airports
  • Airports and Airport Systems: Organization and Administration
  • Airports: A Historical and Legislative Perspective
  • Airport Management on an International Level
  • The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS)

Organization and Administration

  • Airport Ownership and Operation & Airport Privatization
  • The Airport Organization Chart & Job Descriptions
  • The Airport Manager and  his Duties
  • Airport Growth: World War II and the Postwar Period
  • Airport Modernization: the Early Jet Age
  • Airport legislation after airline deregulation

 The Components of an Airport

  • The Airfield, Airspace, and Air Traffic Control
  • The Basics of Air Traffic Control
  • Current and Future Enhancements to Air Traffic Control
  • Components of the Airport Terminal
  • Airport Ground Access
  • Airport Operations & Security

 Airport Planning & Management

  • Airport System Planning
  • The Airport Master Plan
  • Air Traffic Forecasting Techniques
  • Factors Affecting Capacity and Delay
  • Bird and Wildlife Hazard Management
  • Security at Commercial Service Airports

Airport Financial Management & Future of Airports

  • Economic, Political, and Social Roles of Airports
  • Revenue Strategies at Commercial Airports
  • Pricing of Airport Facilities and Services
  • Airport Capacity, Flight Delays and the Future
  • Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM)
Starting: 01 November 2021 Ending: 12 November 2021
USD 5,975
To cover tuition and training materials only.

Please take note that hotel accommodation, travel and out of pocket expenses will be borne by the sponsoring organization.

The cost covers only tuition, stationery, presentation slides, soft and hard copies of course materials, coffee/tea breaks, lunch, tour to tourist attraction sites and administrative expenses.

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Duration: 2 weeks


Working hours

Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed