April 1, 2020
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM CEST
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
Hall 7.3
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles
75015 Paris, France

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Passenger Terminal Conference Presentation: State-of-the-art Campus Sets a New Standard in Airline Operational Excellence

Joe Gonzalez, FAIA, Ghafari’s Global Director of Design, is among the industry leaders presenting at the Passenger Terminal Conference, an international forum in Paris, France that is expected to draw 1,900+ senior airport, airline, aviation authority, government, and related business executives from all over the world.

In their Day 2 presentation, “State-of-the-art Campus Sets a New Standard in Airline Operational Excellence”, Joe and Turkish Airlines’ Serap Okcu (Manager, Airport Investments and Transfer Planning) will discuss the airline’s operational campus at the new Istanbul Airport, which is comprised of over 50 next-generation support facilities in various stages of development totaling 650,000 SM (7 million SF).

Turkish Airlines engaged the Ghafari team to provide master planning, architecture, and engineering services for the campus, which sets a new standard in airline operational excellence. We developed a design that is not only highly functional but imparts a unified visual identity that thoughtfully applies the airline’s revamped global brand.

What the Audience Will Learn

  • How to apply key skills to design complex capital projects like the 50-building campus for Turkish Airlines
  • Identifying and defining key elements that are crucial for successful global leadership: management, communication, local-office presence, and construction management
  • How the use of technology was critical to building consensus among the disciplines involved in the implementation of the campus
  • Understanding the methodology and approach behind our design in terms of branding, application of sustainable materials, and use of technology