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Airport Development Reference Manual

For more than 50 years, the Airport Development Reference Manual (ADRM) has defined excellence in airport design for thousands of users worldwide. 

11th edition available soon!

IATA, in its continued collaboration with the Airports Council International (ACI) and key aviation stakeholders, have reviewed and updated the ADRM.

Key Changes

  • Updated Level of Service Guidelines chart
  • New capacity calculation methodology and formulas
  • New section on Airport Technology
  • Expanded section on Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT)
  • New section on Baggage Handling
  • New section on Commercial Development
  • New section on Jet Fuel Infrastructure
  • Expanded support sections on Terminal Wayfinding and Signage, and A-CDM
  • Expanded section on Multiple Aircraft Ramping Stand (MARS) stands
  • Complete revision and update of the existing content
  • For more information, see the ADRM 11th Edition Table of Contents (pdf)

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 (except print)
  • 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

New format, new look

This edition is now available in the following formats: 

  • IATA e-Library (Read about their features and select the format(s) that suits you and your organization best.)
    • Windows
    • Mobile
    • Floating License
  • Reintroducing the print when bought with the Windows+Print combo

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

Click on one of the "Buy Online" links below.

Airport Development Reference Manual Combo
Media
Book & Windows
Edition
11th
Language
English
Regular Price
US $1399
Notes
9165-11 This combo includes the print version of the manual as well as the Windows version. Print version is not available as a standalone.
Airport Development Reference Manual
Media
Floating License
Edition
11th
Language
English
Regular Price
US $5500
Notes
9043-11 For more information such as features & tech specs, go to www.iata.org/floating-license. Requires your IT department's support.
Airport Development Reference Manual
Media
Windows
Edition
11th
Language
English
Regular Price
US $1100
Notes
9163-11 - Software for Windows. Quicker delivery by email and avoids postage fees. Includes a Toolbox incl. capacity calculations and Level of Service Guidelines (Mobile version does not). For more info on features, go to www.iata.org/elibrary.
Airport Development Reference Manual
Media
Mobile
Edition
11th
Language
English
Regular Price
US $1100
Notes
9037-11 -Mobile. No installation challenges, available on non-PC devices. However does not include the Toolbox. For more info on features, go to www.iata.org/elibrary.
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