ACI-LAC welcomes NACO as a new WBP

Panama, May 20, 2021NACO Netherlands Airport Consultants, a company of Royal HaskoningDHV, is a firm of airport consultants, economists, planners, architects and engineers, joining ACI-LAC’s World Business Partners as an Affiliate member.

NACO was founded in 1949 and provides specialist knowledge and services in the development of airports and all associated facilities within, as well as outside the premises of the airport.

With a track record of assisting over 600 airports globally in more than 100 countries, NACO’s range of services extends to all aspects of airport development, from Feasibility Studies, Traffic Forecasting and Concessions, to Master Planning, Civil Engineering and Strategic Consultancy. Their Smart Aviation approach makes use of innovative technologies to address clients’ key challenges in Smart Assets & Operations, Sustainability and Climate Resilience and Customer Experience.

Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Director General of ACI-LAC highlighted: “ACI-LAC is honored to welcome NACO as a new affiliate member. We are confident that the vast experience in key airport development issues will be of great support and benefit to our airport members. Now more than ever it is important to strengthen safety, sustainability and profitable operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

“NACO’s contribution to the airport industry is fundamental for a rapid recovery of the sector,” Dr. Rafael Echevarne stressed.

Esther Kromhout, recently appointed NACO Director and Business Unit Director of Aviation, Royal HaskoningDHV said: “As ACI WBP for almost two decades, NACO appreciates the invaluable impact of ACI as the voice of the world’s airports and we are keen to contribute to its mission.”

Esther added on the ACI-LAC affiliate membership: “We are delighted to join ACI-LAC, particularly in pandemic recovery times, when our decision to expand our ACI footprint to better reach Central and South America has never been more relevant. NACO has experience in Latin America and the Caribbean as we have delivered numerous airport projects in the region. We are here to assist airports in shaping a future that ensures safe, resilient, sustainable and profitable operations for years to come.”

NACO’s approach to Smart Aviation is to leverage innovative technologies to address its customers’ key challenges of smart assets and operations, sustainability and climate resilience as well as customer experience.

ACI-LAC congratulates Esther Kromhout on her most recent appointment as new Director at Naco


Author: ACI-LAC