amd.sigma – our experts in strategic airport development

Airport design meets commercialization, operational excellence and financial viability

February 26, 2021

Airports are like small cities: They need to accommodate a highly complex and interdependent ecosystem of real estate and transport logistics: Infrastructure, people, businesses, technologies, and operational processes all have to work side by side, yet fully integrated. And, as with cities, airports need to cater for future demand of their users and need to be flexible despite the fact that they mostly consist of concrete, steel and asphalt which is built to last the better part of a century.

With over 20 years of experience in airport development planning and design amd.sigma, a portfolio company of Munich Airport International (MAI), provides masterplanning, feasibility studies and capacity analysis services to airports worldwide and has earned an outstanding reputation in the market as a partner and driver of strategic airport development projects. By taking into account the investor’s point of view, amd.sigma’s experts compile the most suitable solution, leading to a demand driven and profit-based airport development concept.

Clients especially value the 360° approach to airport development that includes expertise in the area of architectural planning, aerotropolis concepts, passenger terminal design, airfield design, delivery strategies, airport business planning and commercial planning for the development of greenfield and brownfield airports alike. In short, with amd.sigma airport design meets commercialization, operational excellence and financial viability. The Berlin based firm employs architects, real estate experts, business planners, urban planners and aviation managers, all specialized in the aviation industry.

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amd.sigma has a long-standing experience in all aspects of airport development. © amd.sigma strategic airport development GmbH
Dr. Lutz Weisser, Managing Director at amd.sigma strategic airport development GmbH
Dr. Lutz Weisser, Managing Director at amd.sigma strategic airport development GmbH © amd.sigma strategic airport development GmbH

Benefit from our seamless approach

The cooperation between amd.sigma and MAI goes back a long way. “We have been working closely together on various airport development projects since 2012, before amd.sigma joined the Munich Airport Group in 2019. Combining airport masterplanning with airport operations expertise brings great value to our customers”, says Dr. Ralf Gaffal, Managing Director at MAI. Especially for public-private partnerships (PPPs) as well as new airport/terminal building and redevelopment projects, clients can benefit from the seamless approach in designing airport facilities that are fit for purpose, generate sustainable return on invest, provide 5-star customer experience and are easily adjustable to future demand. The team is currently working on projects like Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Palmerola International Airport (XPL) and Sofia Airport (SOF) as well as the Adani Group’s newest fleet of Indian Airports.

“We are very happy to be a part of the Munich Airport family. By combining our know-how in strategic airport development with Munich Airport’s long-standing international footprint and 5-star expertise, we can deliver high-class services worldwide”, states Dr. Lutz Weisser, Managing Director of amd.sigma.

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