Guernsey Airport in the Bailiwick of Guernsey has selected engineering firm AECOM for the execution of its new masterplan, which will focus on business priorities and investment over the next 15 years.

According to Aecom, the masterplan aims to enhance passenger experience while increasing non-aeronautical revenue.

The plan will help Guernsey Airport, which is owned and managed by Guernsey Ports, to maximise land and property values via new commercial opportunities.

It also includes improvements to the current terminal building to optimise airline operations and escalate commercial returns.

Aecom aviation master planning director James Bruce said: “There is a real opportunity for Guernsey Airport to become a catalyst for commerce on the island and our masterplan will look to maximise the potential for new revenue streams.

“We bring global expertise in the delivery of aviation projects across the world, working at airports large and small, and will work with local specialists to deliver a plan focused on improving commercial returns over the next 15 years.”

To be delivered in two phases, the masterplan also covers areas such as the future of air navigation services, and the provision of cargo and fuel infrastructure.

Aecom will execute phase one, which includes the production of the draft masterplan, by the end of this year.

The final masterplan is expected to be drafted by the end of next year.

Aecom will collaborate with numerous sub-consultants for the project’s implementation, including Egis, York Aviation, Strategic Property and Planning and more.

Furthermore, the airport has completed the installation of the second of two hold baggage system (HBS) scanners at a dedicated area recently constructed in the passenger terminal.

For complying with the latest aviation security standards, Guernsey Ports is improving its HBS system at the airport’s passenger terminal.

In May 2021, an Aecom joint venture secured a design contract for the new Terminal 4 at Bao’an International Airport in Shenzhen, China.