Reshaping the aviation sector for the future
The global aviation sector is rethinking and reprioritising as it responds to market, demographic and pandemic-driven demand shifts. To be more resilient, airport owners and operators are focused on agility, decision making and mega trends such as net zero.
As airport owners, shareholders and airlines respond to the new aviation landscape, they are focusing on reprioritising and challenging capital plans against passenger numbers or exploring how terminal facilities can be repurposed to serve more diverse needs
These factors are driving the airport’s evolution from terminal or transportation hub to a stand-alone city in its own right. The sector faces challenges in accommodating this level of change and building the resilience it needs to respond to future shifts as the world becomes increasingly urbanised and connected.
Our aviation expertise
We bring experience and insight, based on our track record of more than US$150 bn of aviation projects globally. We understand the complexities of planning, expanding, upgrading, and operating aviation airside and landside facilities.
We guide owner and investor-operator clients to set programmes up for success. Our knowledge of costs, scheduling and long-term asset management inform business decision-making. Our global aviation sector database draws on cost data from our past projects enabling owners to make sound investment decisions.
We work with airport owners to build the right organisational and operational approach which drives outcomes and value for stakeholders over the whole life of airport assets. This supports masterplanning, business case and capital investment plan development and aligns airport planners, designers and stakeholders to enable continual innovation, flexibility and global coordination.
Global aviation knowledge
We have over 25 years' experience working in aviation and more than 800 aviation specialists.
With aviation data spanning over 15 years with a capital value of more than $200bn, we can provide the insights and comparisons to inform decision-making at any stage of a project lifecycle.
Complex project thinking
We set ourselves clear targets, and constantly strive to stay ahead of the complex aviation environment. We aim to set the pace for our industry.
Find out how we have worked with global clients in the aviation sector to support expansion and new development, including new airport terminals, runways, transport stations, and associated airside and landside facilities.
Denver International Airport Capital Improvement Plan, USA
Denver International Airport (DEN) is embarking on an ambitious strategic plan over the next 10 years, Vision 100, that will enable the airport to prepare for and reach 100 million passengers annually.
Newark airport terminal one, USA
In 2016, Newark Liberty International Airport handled more than 40.5 million annual passengers, with more than 10.6 million coming through Terminal A each year. It is anticipated that this terminal alone will need to service 13.6 million passengers each year by 2027, presenting a significant challenge for the existing infrastructure.
Highlands and Islands Airports, Scotland
Supporting vital air links for remote communities in Scotland.
Lima International Airport, Peru
Expanding the airport to accommodate future passenger demand and playing a key role in providing jobs and supporting economic growth in Peru.
Greater Toronto Airports Authority project management framework
The airport has the opportunity to become a top-tier global hub, enhance passenger experience and stimulate the economy.
Vancouver Airport CORE programme, Canada
Vancouver Airport Authority (YVRAA)'s CORE programme has been developed to improve and upgrade the building infrastructure at Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
Our team of experts share their news and views on this rapidly evolving sector, while our clients in the airports and aviation sector give insights into the latest business trends.
Airports must plot their path to net zero on the route to decarbonising aviation
Airports are one part of the complex puzzle to achieve net zero in the global aviation sector, but the sector needs to adopt a programmatic approach to get there.
Driving net zero and levelling up success through major programme delivery
Our new report in partnership with the CBI, sets out a series of recommendations to improve the delivery of the Government’s Major Projects Portfolio.
Using operational readiness to re-energise airport infrastructure
International air travel looks set to return to our skies as vaccination programmes help nations across the world emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.
We support clients throughout the programme and project lifecycle, from defining the business strategy and objectives to enabling successful delivery.
We help to establish the programme or organisational vision and build the business case. We connect programmes and projects to market innovation and global best practice.
Our cost and commercial management experience and benchmarking tools ensure robust control at every stage. We help cut through complexity with intelligent data to inform business decision-making. Our understanding of programme and project management drives and assures performance in delivery.
Cost and commercial management
We optimise cost performance at every stage by applying our methodologies, cost models, data and market intelligence. These approaches drive the pursuit of cost and value targets.
Procurement and supply chain
We promote project success by engaging with the market, procuring the supply chain and maximising the use of technology to unlock innovation opportunities and drive effective decision-making.
We drive and assure performance by building functional capability, providing insights into performance and sharing and implementing lessons from other major programmes to mitigate common risks and challenges.
Controls and performance
We apply robust and proactive controls from a clear baseline to deliver confidence in programme and project performance.
We provide performance diagnostics and capability analysis that allow asset owners to understand both the capability they need now and over the whole lifecycle of the asset.
We connect organisations and programmes to leading practice, develop compelling business cases, establish the programme vision and baselines and manage complex change.
I am always impressed by the forward-looking, professional and collaborative approach of Turner & Townsend and I look forward to continuing to work with many of their excellent people as they collaborate with our programme designers, delivery integrators and the Heathrow client team. Phil Wilbraham Former Development Director – Heathrow Airport