The modern airport plays a pivotal role in the economy, liveability and sustainability of a city and its region.

Airports are critical components of international transport networks, complex socio technical systems characterised by interdependence. By their very nature, airports present great planning, operational and security challenges, balancing the need to move people and goods swiftly and efficiently, yet with ever-increasing levels of security and safety.

This research project commenced in 2008 with a pilot study examining efficient security and passenger flows. Following the success of the pilot, the Airports of the Future Project has grown into a five-year multi disciplinary program involving almost 30 research partners internationally.