ACI World's Airport Excellence Program (APEX) provides comprehensive onsite airport reviews led by industry peers and experts to optimize airport operations, regulatory compliance, and aviation standards worldwide. APEX is based on ICAO standards, international regulations, and ACI best practices and offers reviews on four priority areas: security, cybersecurity, safety, and environment.

Airports benefit from an assessment tailored to their unique needs and receive expertise, practical recommendations, and targeted solutions that contribute to their long-term capacity and success.

More than 150 airports worldwide benefited from an APEX review

APEX Benefits

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Identify and reduce safety, security, cybersecurity, or environmental gaps and vulnerabilities
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Connect with a network of international experts and airport peers
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Establish key performance indicators and measurement tools
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Develop a risk management plan and mitigation strategies
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Increase staff skills and knowledge through ACI courses and programs
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Helps to develop a comprehensive airport action plan
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Maximize regulatory compliance and standards

Read our program brochure to learn more about the APEX review process

Host an APEX Review

Optimize your airport’s operations with a robust onsite assessment, practical recommendations, and targeted solutions through APEX’s streamlined review process.

Become an APEX Assessor

Develop your leadership and expertise by joining a network of airport peers who lead APEX airport reviews.

APEX Partners

The success of the APEX Programs would not be possible without the contribution and expertise of over 130 partners.

APEX Regulatory & Funding Partners

APEX Program Partners

Connect with an APEX advisor to learn more about partnership opportunities.

"I would like to express my sincere thanks for the APEX Safety Review completed in Cork Airport. It was a unique opportunity to have a team of industry experts conduct a deep dive review of our airside operations."

Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director, Cork Airport, Ireland

Training Opportunities

Safety Programs

Global ACI-ICAO Airport Safety Professional (ASP) Designation Program

ACI-ICAO ASP is the premier global designation programme that leads to a unique and prestigious professional designation for airport safety professionals and civil aviation regulators.

Global Safety Network (GSN) Diploma Program

The ACI Global Safety Network (GSN) Diploma Programme consists of six specialized courses on airport safety, and is specifically designed to meet the needs of airside operations and safety managers, including developing, implementing and operating effective Safety Management Systems (SMS) at their airports.

Security Programs

Airport Security Diploma

The ACI Airport Security Diploma provides participants with a broad and detailed understanding of implementing and maintaining a security framework that complies with national and international regulations and airport industry best practices.