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A new collaboration with the Ministry of Infrastructure (I&W)

The consortium Omniplan, Generation, AirportCreators and Mirari Advies is delighted to have been selected to support the Dutch ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management (I&W) for the upcoming four years with policy supporting advice in the aviation domain. With our progressive approach, – focused, adaptive, and collaborative – we will collaborate with the ministry in fulfilling their ambitions as defined in the regulations “Grote Projecten” (Large Projects) and within the framework “Beheersing Grote Projecten” (Control of Large Projects). We are looking forward to a successful collaboration!

Join us at Inter Airport Europe 2019!

From 8 until 11 October, our team will showcase the latest developments, insights and solutions regarding Progressive Airport Development at Inter Airport Europe. Together with our partners INTOS Interior Solutions and Plugaloo, we will host Booth 2282 in hall C6. We will highlight our latest solutions including:

  • GIS-based airport planning through Geoplanner
  • EASA As-A-Service: EASA aerodrome certification management in the cloud
  • A brand new runway capacity management app for mixed use airports

Let’s meet! when will we see you at our Booth?

Most of all, we would love to get in touch with you and share experiences, knowledge and new ideas.

Let us know when we need to prepare you a delicious coffee, or, towards the end of the day, open a specialty craft beer.

**not available on Friday

See you at Inter Airport Europe München!

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Whitepaper: A progressive approach on EASA Compliance

EASA compliance is a hot topic for Airport Organizations at the moment although the transition to EASA from a national certificate had to be accomplished in 2018.
The transition to this certificate has not been easy for most airports.

We assisted airports in this transition and believe that many more airports can benefit from this approach.

Are you struggling with EASA at the moment? To give you some background information we have written a Whitepaper on this subject.

Request your copy below .

And if you are triggered by the roadmap we layout do not hesitate to give us a call!
We will be happy to guide you to your new progressive approach op EASA compliance.

EASA Compliance Management


We are heading to Passenger Terminal Expo 2019!

AirportCreators will return to Passenger Terminal Expo! Visit us at our new stand (#7045) to hear more about our progressive approach to airport development programmes.

Also, we serve the best coffee of the event.

See you there!


Creating airports of tomorrow in a changing aviation landscape


In today’s complex business environment, many projects at airports run off course. The traditional design-driven approach is failing in the increasingly complicated stakeholder field and business environment and consequently several airport companies are now successfully shifting to a new approach in airport development. Decisive elements of this new approach include focusing on actual needs, preparing for changes, developing airports as holistic systems, creating a These success factors underpin the principles of a project management approach called ‘Systems Engineering’. Colleagues Rogier Doffegnies, Alex Jansen and Gé Smit from 2ndSense AirportCreators delve deeper into this new approach.

Read our full article on International Airport Review via this link or download our article here:

Creating Airports of Tomorrow in a changing aviation landscape

Systems Engineering is not about soldering circuit boards


When developing masterplans for airports, one has to consider a tremendous amount of explicit and implicit variables. Examples are traffic outlooks, airline segmentations and stakeholder requirements. Despite all these variables, we have experienced that in most cases development plans are not in line with the strategic roadmap and the process of truly engaging stakeholders. As a result, the plans are often not sufficient to cope with the modern challenges in aviation. In fact, most masterplans we have assessed are good starting points, but lack quality when it comes to implementation. As a consequence, many projects developed at airports do not add sufficient value to the strategic roadmap. We find that doubtful, and we think airports can do much better. Therefore, we introduce Systems Engineering (SE).

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Don’t let yourself be distracted: how to move along on your strategic roadmap


Airport development is a long-term business. The lumpiness and increased complexity of infrastructure at airports demands operators to think well ahead. Sometimes over 30 years. However, most airport projects run out of control as a result of short-term focused, bottom-up discussions that will inevitably occur while executing projects. As a result, project organizations are often forced to take decisions which are contradicting to the objectives of your overall strategy. How can you prevent this from happening such that you can move along your strategic roadmap?

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AirportCreators at PTE2017 

Passenger Terminal Expo came ‘home’ to Amsterdam’s RAI this year. For AirportCreators it was the opportunity to officially launch and introduce the company to airports from around the world. And like the saying goes; well begun is half done.

Thanks for sharing this moment with us. See you soon!

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Creating Airports by Systems Engineering: doing it right the first time

Are you familiar with the following?

Imagine an airport that is modernizing its core facilities. An airport which is planning an renovation project of significant size to modernise and redesign the passenger concourses. The airport organized an opening party and celebrated the opening of the new modernized facility, but days after the opening the facility had to be closed down. The fire department disapproved the escape routes of the facility. The dimensions of these routes were based on the existing regulations for existing facilities. But regulations for new buildings have been changed and the project organization was not aware. Failure costs added up to millions, but more important the facility was not available for operations.

This imaginary story may seem as a rare and occasional story to you, but in fact it is not an incident. Airports develop continuously in order to meet the ever growing and changing demand. Unfortunately, it is way to often that we see projects on airports exceeding budget and planning and not fulfilling the demands of stakeholders. This is not because people do not do their best, it is because working in an implicit way within a complex environment is disastrous.

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How to deal with the “new normal” in airport development: when airport projects fly off course

Any major infrastructure project is vulnerable to going over budget, lack of stakeholder acceptance, running behind schedule, or experiencing other setbacks. However, since years airport projects unfortunately may fly off course more often than other types of infrastructure development and construction because they are more complicated and involve more uncertainty. This is the new normal in airport development and it is not expected the situation will improve.

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