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Airport Development Reference Manual

The Airport Development Reference Manual (ADRM) provides guidance on designing airport facilities taking user needs in mind.

10th edition available since March 2014

IATA in collaboration with the Airports Council International (ACI) and key aviation stakeholders have completely redesigned the ADRM with new features now available in three electronic formats within the IATA eLibrary: Windows, Mobile and Floating License.  Learn about the different eLibrary features and select the format(s) that suits you and your organization best.

The following sections of the 10th edition have been rolled out as follows:

1st roll-out

  • Traffic forecasting
  • Master planning
  • Passenger Terminal with a redefined Level of Service (LoS) framework and modernized capacity calculations reflecting the new LoS. Also includes a Baggage Handling System Design chapter.

2nd roll-out

  • Airside Infrastructure
  • Cargo Terminal

3rd roll-out

  • Airport Simulation

4th roll-out

  • Airport Support Elements
  • Refinement to LoS graph and guidelines table

5th and final roll-out

  • Surface Access Systems

Features and Benefits

The ADRM is a global product and is used by a wide range of professional teams such as: Airport Planners, Airlines, Airports, Architects, Structural and Mechanical Engineers, Airport Consultants, Airport Security Planners, Government Authorities and Airport Authorities involved in airport development and planning, capacity planning, terminal planning, apron design and more.


  • Updates of new sections/content when available
  • Access at anytime, anywhere (Internet access only required for updates)
  • Search function allowing to find information quickly
  • Customization options of your copy
  • Links within the manual and hyperlinks to relevant external resources
  • For more information, see the ADRM 10th Edition view the Table of Contents (pdf).

New format, new look

The new format allows for permanent installation on your device.

View the system requirements (pdf) for installing the Windows format.  This product benefits from a new "product key activation" feature to prevent your copy from being mishandled. For help on activation, please consult the Product Key Activation User Guide (pdf). Read more about the End User License Agreement (pdf).

Participate in the ADRM community

Register for free to:

  • Ask our experts questions
  • Be part of the Discussion Forums on hot topics surrounding airport development
  • View FAQs as they develop

Order ADRM online 

Airport Development Reference Manual (ADRM)
Media
CD-ROM
Edition
10
Language
English
Regular Price
US $999
Notes
Airport Development Reference Manual (ADRM)
Media
Mobile
Edition
10
Language
English
Regular Price
US $999
Notes
Note that the ADRM Mobile version does not include the toolbox. This is only in the ADRM Windows version. The toolbox has subsets of the content that are printable such as the Level of Services Guidelines, Recommendations and Capacity Calculations.
Airport Development Reference Manual (ADRM)
Media
Windows
Edition
10
Language
English
Regular Price
US $999
Notes
Airport Development Reference Manual (ADRM)
Media
Floating License
Edition
10
Language
English
Regular Price
US $4995
Notes
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