Commercial airports have multiple stakeholders, and the entire management work needs to be supervised at different levels. This is precisely where airport management firms come in the picture. In this post, we will try to unleash the roles played by these companies, along with things that need attention, especially if you are seeking services of such companies.
The varied definitions
An experienced airport management firm can be an FBO, MRO or a ground handler. All of these roles are pretty similar or at least connected to each other. However, the definitions are extremely different in every other continent. In Europe and North America, most of the airport management services are offered by Fixed-Based Operators (FBOs). The term is more dominant here and is also gaining prominence in some parts of Asia and the Middle East, as well. On the other hand, people in other countries call these companies as ground