At AECOM, we recognize that airport cargo facilities are not just static warehouses, but dynamic, fast-paced distribution centers critical to aviation infrastructure that enable goods to be transported across the world in a matter of hours.

Based on our wide-ranging experience delivering air cargo infrastructure projects, we have a strong understanding of the global supply chain and how it impacts air cargo site development and facilities — and how an airport’s overall value is enhanced through increased air cargo volumes, especially when they are part of larger intermodal transportation hubs.

Our extensive knowledge of the logistics industry helps us understand the challenges our clients face in delivering new infrastructure, and enables us to successfully plan, design and deliver major new facilities across the world. We have worked at some of the largest international airports, and our clients include logistics operators, airport authorities, airlines and e-commerce corporations.

Market Analysis and Strategic Planning

With a deep understanding of the challenges of maintaining and developing a new competitive air cargo strategy at an airport, we also recognize the importance of cooperation between the airport, existing cargo operators and potential new operators.


  • Cargo and airport data analysis
  • Market Analysis
  • Target market analysis
  • Catchment area analysis
  • Stakeholder Consultation
  • Forecasting

Site Development and Planning

Our approach to new air cargo development combines technical airport planning and logistics expertise. Based on our extensive experience, we know that most challenges are directly related to the site development in terms of cost, approvals, infrastructure, and schedule.


  • Airfield planning
  • Landside access planning and traffic studies
  • Site utility analysis
  • Building and site planning
  • Air cargo process flow
  • Facility and site optimization
  • Cargo handling assessment
  • Environment permitting
  • Cost consulting

Infrastructure and Facility Design

Linking process, productivity and profit as the core of the facility design, we design logistics facilities that focus on the air cargo process and technologies for physical cargo handling, as well as the digital technologies that enable the cargo processing.


  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Cargo handling and equipment coordination
  • BIM modeling
  • Energy-use analysis
  • Sustainability
  • Commissioning

Project Delivery

Supporting the delivery of new air cargo facilities and infrastructure, we provide a range of services from project management estimating, construction scheduling and site logistics planning, to construction management and supervision and commissioning.


  • Project Management
  • Estimating
  • Construction scheduling
  • Site logistics planning – airside and landside
  • Design-build
  • Construction management
  • Life-cycle assessment
  • Commissioning