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Ramboll has extensive experience in the delivery of airport design and infrastructure encompassing more than 200 completed projects in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India and Australasia. Our team of airport consultants have advised government bodies and regulators around the world on safety, air traffic management, airport planning and optimisation of air space design.

Ramboll offers multidisciplinary aviation and airport expertise

Ramboll is experienced in delivering complete solutions for airport planning projects, often in the role of lead consultant. We have designed roughly 60 million m2 of airside and landside development. From Hyderabad to Moscow, London Heathrow to Copenhagen — we have delivered multidisciplinary engineering services to major airport operators around the world.

We are known for producing innovative airfield designs that deliver long term performance and safety at a competitive cost. Our solutions often combine a minimised and highly targeted airside engineering programme with a rigorous monitoring system to ensure consistent performance over time. This approach ensures solutions are never over-engineered, keeping materials use and capital cost (CAPEX) to a minimum.

Airfield pavement management system

Pulkovo airport

We have created our own airfield pavement management system, Airpave. Web-based and user friendly, Airpave encompasses airside and landside pavement monitoring, prediction of likely maintenance needs and long term financial planning.

Airpave enables the user to split the paved areas into homogenous areas of pavement and assess the average results for each area. This provides the user with a flexible way to accurately assess the state of the pavements based on construction, use and maintenance record. 

Airpave describes and assesses the condition of the pavements by the use of three condition rating parameters, namely Structural Index (reflecting bearing capacity), Functional Index (reflecting ride quality) and Mechanical Index (reflecting wearing course condition).

The newest version of the programme, Airpave 5.0, was launched in March 2011 with an improved UX design, making it even easier to use.

Read more here: www.airpave.ramboll.com

Multidisciplinary airport consultancy with design and aviation experience

The combination of our detailed technical knowledge and the insight gained through experience means we are ideally placed to manage all aspects of an aviation project – providing our customers with fully integrated, complete solutions.

Our expertise includes:

  • Market evaluation and forecasting
  • Location assessment and site selection
  • Master planning, strategic planning, business planning and feasibility studies.
  • Planning, design and supervision of construction work related to runways, taxiways and aprons
  • Planning and design of passenger and cargo terminals
  • Planning and design of landside and access facilities
  • Environmental impact assessment

Airport Master Planning

Ramboll's airport consultants have carried out numerous master plans for airports around the world, including projects in Africa, Asia, Russia, Europe and South America.

A professional master plan includes in general:

  • Market assessment and forecast
  • Condition Assessment and Gap Analysis
  • Development plan with alternative scenarios
  • Financial and economic analysis

The development of a professional master plan requires a multidisciplinary team of airport planners, designers, architects, engineers, environmental scientists and economists – all with in-depth knowledge of  airport design and the aviation sector.

Furthermore it is important that the Master Plan is fully integrated with the strategic plan and the business plan for the airport in question.

Finally it is essential that the master plan is developed in full compliance with international ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standards, as well as in accordance with national standards and practices.

Helicopter landing pads

Over the years Ramboll has carried out work on design and operational guidelines for a range of helicopter landing pads in Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

We have a special insight into the international and Danish regulations governing the establishment of such landing pads, as well as the operational benefits and constraints of heliports or helistops.

Large hospitals are currently converting their emergency transport facilities to reflect the increased use of ambulance-helicopters. Ramboll's extensive knowledge of emergency readiness combined with our expertise in aviation operations puts us in a unique position to design helicopter landing pads for the specific purposes of the health sector. 

Reducing climate impacts and improving efficiency

In the aviation industry real advances in sustainability must be made at both the micro- and macro- level. Lean engineering of aviation infrastructure is essential. Supporting coordinated industry-wide action to reduce climate impacts is equally important. Ramboll's aviation team is experienced at advising private developers, operators, government bodies and regulators on strategic approaches to aviation development that foreground both efficiency and sustainability. We recently provided feasibility analysis and socio-economic studies for the Nordic Air Navigation Service providers on aspects of the proposed Single European Sky scheme. The purpose of the EU initiative is to rationalise flight patterns across Europe to improve flight efficiency and reduce C02 emissions.


More information

Aviation brochure
Aviation capability
Read more  about our capabilities within airport engineering in our aviation brochure.
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Control your pavement assets

Read more about our capabilities within airpave.



Ramboll Aviation Forecast - PDF file

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Smart Airports
Smart Airports
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Ramboll's Aviation Asset Management
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Ramboll Aviation References - click to view PDF
Ramboll Aviation References
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Due diligence on Stansted Airport sale

We provided environmental due diligence support to Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited in connection with the sale of their 100% interest in Stansted Airport Limited to Manchester Airports Group.

Due Diligence on Stansted Airport sale

Selected business partners


Mannvit and Ramboll have worked together in several cases. Among others, we teamed up to make a proposal for the Design Contest for a new master plan for Keflavik International Airport in Iceland.

Visit Mannvit's website


Kurt Bech
Kurt Bech
Market Director, Aviation
T+45 5161 6846
Ramboll. Mike Smith. Image courtesy of Paulina Sobczak Photography
Market Director, Aviation
T+44 7896 490 193