Fresh perspectives and flawless execution

Helping the aviation sector take flight



The aviation sector brings people together, supports 65.5 million jobs and enables US$2.7 trillion annually global GDP. But as passenger demand is expected to double in the next 15 years, everything from terminals to air traffic control, security to baggage systems must evolve and expand.

As airports adapt to accommodate up to 3.7 billion passengers a year by 2035, airport owners and operators are being pushed to deliver infrastructure expansion and upgrades that are efficient, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable – which is why they turn to RLB for help.

Our experienced team has worked on airport projects around the world, applying new technology and integrated systems to find new solutions to old problems. We draw on a deep database of best practice benchmarks to manage, schedule, cost and advise aviation projects at the cutting edge.

Imagination helps airport infrastructure take flight

Building capacity, while balancing cost pressures and profitability through partnership

  • 180
    aviation sector specialists around the world
  • 20
    years’ experience on airport projects
  • $
    in project value in the pipeline
Enhancing the customer experience

Travellers, reshaped by digital technology, now demand seamless, not stressful, experiences. And, increasingly, this means airport design must consider form as well as function. While passengers want technology to eliminate pain points, they are also looking for more than retail when they have a few hours spare.

Think indoor gardens and Instagram-worthy art installations, swimming pools and snooze chairs, multi-generational e-sports and mini-golf. As airport design becomes a competitive advantage, RLB’s team helps our aviation clients deliver destinations.

Serious about sustainability

The aviation sector is responsible for 2% of global emissions, and as it grows, so does its carbon footprint. As more airports strive to meet emissions reductions targets and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, they are investing in upgrades to terminal buildings to cut energy, emissions and, ultimately, costs.

Ambitious aviation sector leaders want to leave a positive legacy, and that means getting serious about sustainability.

The sky’s the limit for airport cities

Airports have always been gateways to global economies, offering speed, agility and connectivity. But with the global aerotropolis market is poised to pass US$6.2 billion by 2025, the sector’s leaders are thinking big.

Business parks and innovation districts, health and medical precincts, hotels and hospitality offerings, as well as exciting entertainment and leisure options, from shopping to surf parks, point to the future possibilities for these investment attractors and innovation hubs.