NACO – it’s our history that distinguishes us from the rest. From our humble beginnings in the Netherlands post-World War II, we now work with over 600 airports around the world.


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HISTORY IN
THE MAKING

NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants) was established in 1949 by Dr. Albert Plesman, founder and director-president of the Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM).

 

In the immediate aftermath of World War II, Plesman foresaw that specialized know-how would be required to reconstruct airports in the Netherlands and beyond. In response, he set up an organisation that would combine the knowledge of experts in airport construction in order to develop the required infrastructure for aviation to truly take flight.

 

During the first few years of its existence, NACO established a firm foundation with projects across the globe, in countries including the Netherlands, Indonesia, Egypt and Germany.

 

NACO’s reputation as a world-class airport consultancy firm was further strengthened when its experts started to play a direct role in the development of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s master plan in the 1950s. Since the official opening in 1967, our experts have been involved in every single terminal extension at the airport – so this relationship still remains strong today.

Alongside technological developments and the growth in air traffic during this period, NACO became an important player on a global scale.

 

The years that followed have been marked by organizational growth and expansion of international activities. Since then, NACO has worked on more than 600 airports around the world.

 

Today, NACO is a company of Royal HaskoningDHV, one of the world’s leading independent international project management, engineering consultancy service providers which has over 6,000 professionals located in 35 countries around the world.

Airport Master Planning

Airport Master Planning
We understand the necessity of a long-term development plan to guide the future of your airport. Air travel is vital to the global economy and planning for growth is essential to ensure that airports can adapt appropriately in the years to come.


Given the dynamic conditions of the industry, it’s important to incorporate flexibility into your airport’s Master Plan. Our unique, integrative approach results in efficient, feasible and realistic solutions to address your individual requirements.
Airport Building Design

At NACO, airports are what we do. We’ve designed everything from small regional airports to major international hubs and understand the requirements of your key stakeholders.


We have an extensive track record in providing basic design for all airport facilities, from passenger terminal buildings to the design of ground transportation centres and are experts at identifying potential capacity issues as well as ironing out logistics flows both airside and landside. By focusing specifically on your needs, our team can ensure that our expertise is directed towards solutions that work.
Airport Civil Engineering

All of our engineers understand airport infrastructure inside out. As such, we have broad experience of working with multiple stakeholders to determine the best potential solution for any project.

The key to successful airport engineering is developing close links with all aspects of the airport infrastructure. In addition to advising on master planning and building services, we also couple on the geotechnical engineering and drainage consulting services of Royal HaskoningDHV.

Airport Special Systems

NACO’s airside intelligence puts airport operators in control, enabling you to predict future challenges and respond to the unexpected.

Our consultancy services cover everything from feasibility studies through to compliance assessment and project management, and we collaborate closely with clients and their stakeholders. Our market-leading expertise, coupled with the engineering consulting services of Royal HaskoningDHV, has helped hundreds of airports around the world to build intelligence into their Airside Systems.

We understand the necessity of a long-term development plan to guide the future of your airport. Air travel is vital to the global economy and planning for growth is essential to ensure that airports can adapt appropriately in the years to come.

Given the dynamic conditions of the industry, it’s important to incorporate flexibility into your airport’s Master Plan. Our unique, integrative approach results in efficient, feasible and realistic solutions to address your individual requirements.

At NACO, airports are what we do. We’ve designed everything from small regional airports to major international hubs and understand the requirements of your key stakeholders.

We have an extensive track record in providing basic design for all airport facilities, from passenger terminal buildings to the design of ground transportation centres and are experts at identifying potential capacity issues as well as ironing out logistics flows both airside and landside. By focusing specifically on your needs, our team can ensure that our expertise is directed towards solutions that work.

All of our engineers understand airport infrastructure inside out. As such, we have broad experience of working with multiple stakeholders to determine the best potential solution for any project.

The key to successful airport engineering is developing close links with all aspects of the airport infrastructure. In addition to advising on master planning and building services, we also couple on the geotechnical engineering and drainage consulting services of Royal HaskoningDHV.

NACO’s airside intelligence puts airport operators in control, enabling you to predict future challenges and respond to the unexpected.

Our consultancy services cover everything from feasibility studies through to compliance assessment and project management, and we collaborate closely with clients and their stakeholders. Our market-leading expertise, coupled with the engineering consulting services of Royal HaskoningDHV, has helped hundreds of airports around the world to build intelligence into their Airside Systems.

OUR SERVICES

CONTACT US

We are always interested in hearing from you. If you have any questions about NACO, our services or have any inquiries what we can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS

AMSTERDAM
AIRPORT
SCHIPHOL

Airport Building
Design

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FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Airport
Engineering

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BEIJING NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Airport Master
Planning

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NEW MEXICO CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Special Airport
Systems

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