About Us


ARC (Airport Research Center) is a global provider of professional airport and aviation consultancy, featuring planning and decision support services.


With the CAST Airport Software and SOLUTIONS powered by CAST, ARC offers world-leading products that facilitate the optimization of investments and the reduction of operational costs.

Clients & Customers

airport owners, airport operators
airport ground handling companies
logistic companies
engineering and consulting companies
authorities and universities

ARC’s worldwide clients include airport owners, airport operators, airlines, ground handling companies, ANS provider, logistic companies, authorities, universities and other organisations, as well as engineering, planning and consulting companies.

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ADAC – Abu Dhabi Airports Company
ADP Ingénierie
Aeroporti di Roma
Air Canada
Antalya Airport
Avinor AS
Belo Horizonte Airport
Bergen Airport
Berlin Airports
Bogota Airport
Bologna Airport
Brussels Zaventum Airport
Changi Singapore Airport
Cologne Bonn Airport
Copenhagen Airport
Delhi International Airport
Doha Airport
Dortmund Airport

Dubai Airports
Dublin Airport
Dusseldorf International Airport
Fraport AG
Hamburg Airport
Hanover Airport
Hong Kong International Airport
Incheon Airport
Istanbul New Airport
Kuala Lumpur Airport
London Gatwick Airport
London Heathrow Airport
London Stansted Airport
Manchester Airport
Moscow Domodedovo Airport
Munich Airport
Narita Airport

Oslo-Gardermoen Airport
Palma de Mallorca Airport
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Pascall + Watson
Polish Airports
Prague Airport
Pulkovo Airport
Qatar Airways
Rajiv Gandhi Hyderabad International Airport
Rio de Janeiro-Galeão Airport
San Francisco Airport
São Paulo Guarulhos Airport
Sheremetyevo Airport
Sochi International Airport
Star Alliance
Stuttgart Airport
Toronto Pearson Airport
Trondheim Airport
Turkish Airlines
Vienna International Airport
Zurich Airport

Scope of Services

capacity assessment and optimization

Capacity assessment & optimization

master planning and design

Master planning & design

airport simulation services

Airport simulation services

market analysis and forecast

Market analysis & forecast

Considering the highest quality requirements for efficiency, passenger experience, sustainability and the environment, the scope of services ranges from airport capacity assessment & optimization, airport master planning, airport simulation services, aviation market analysis & forecasting to expert consulting in operations and technical studies.

world leading simulation software & solutions

CAST Logo and Solutions powered by CAST Logo

With CAST and SOLUTIONS powered by CAST, ARC offers a world-wide leading range of software products and related services, in order to optimize investments and reduce operational costs. CAST comprises simulation-, allocation-, planning-, optimization- and prediction systems for pedestrian, vehicle and aircraft traffic as well as process models of landside, terminal, airside and airspace.


The use of CAST not only leads to an optimized infrastructure and efficient operations, but also to quicker and reliable decisions through a more intense communication possibility with experts, decision makers and stakeholders. The CAST user community appreciates the competent and highly proficient support service offered by ARC that lead to efficient applications and successful projects.

History and team experience


Originated as a spin-off from RWTH Aachen University, for more than three decades, ARC’s interdisciplinary team combines profound aviation expert knowledge, worldwide experience in international projects and the commitment to up-to date technologies to guarantee solutions, results and products of a unique quality for the aviation market.


The team members are highly skilled airport consultants, economists, planners, architects, IT-experts and engineers used to work in an international environment considering the customer’s culture as well as specific circumstances and requirements.

Aachen Germany

Competence and way of work


A guideline for all of ARC’s services and CAST software is the achievement of the predefined customer goals, driven by requirements like economical and technical efficiency, safety, security and environmental sustainability. In balancing factors, such as high level goals and detailed requirements, state-of-the-art technology and culture specific conditions, agile and pragmatic approaches, tangible results of the highest quality are guaranteed.

Customer relations


For ARC and its worldwide clients a close cooperation is one of the most important key factors to ensure the best possible outcomes. In addition to contents quality, a primary goal is to establish a long-term relationship of mutual trust and respect leading to sustainable results and optimal solutions.

Future Technologies and Research


Future technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), data mining and big data analytics are an integral part of our CAST products and digital solutions. Tailored to customers requirements they are applied for projects and services. Together with several well-established partners ARC is involved in international and national research frameworks. Research activities are keeping CAST software and digital solutions, methodologies and knowledge up-to-date and strengthen ARC’s partner network. Projects combine innovative and new technologies with future requirements and practical relevance.

Career at ARC


Experience an exciting, versatile and practice-oriented work in the
international aviation market!

As we are constantly searching to enrich our team with committed employees, we are publishing our job openings here.

Our interdisciplinary team includes a wide scope of highly qualified engineers and experts in Construction & Architecture, Aerospace Engineering, Consulting, Traffic Management & Logistics, Software Development, Geography, Economy & Marketing.

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