Safety Challenges

“Technology is no more an option. Technology is a necessity to ensure security, fast movement and comfort of passengers,” New technology will not only enhance security, it will accelerate passenger processing and reduce waiting times. “It will ensure that passengers are able to make fast connections to hundreds of destinations worldwide,”

Alongwith technology, security needs an equal attention, he emphasized: “Technology is the pathway for future. However, without security, it can even harm.”  In the UAE all airports are using advanced technology, while ensuring safety, for passenger facilitation.

“Safety, investment in technology and educating people are the three key areas we have to focus on “

A key challenge for airports is also to consistently deliver more capacity at lower cost.

When demand and capacity get out of balance problems occur:

    • Lost Revenue
    • Delays
    • Increased Service Costs
    • Poor Passenger Experience
    • Missed Connections
    • Reduced Public Confidence

Our Solutions

Executive Search

ADK International has been a recognized player in International Executive Search for almost 20 years. Few are globally so well connected –  we know where to find the executives you need and how to attract them to your organization.

Executive Assessment

We love to sit down with you and find answers to these and other questions and to make sure you get a good insight and understanding – enabling you to make important leadership decisions when they are needed most.

Global Talent Mapping

Talent Mapping is a strategic process where we identify and map individuals in relevant industries and companies according to their skills, capabilities and competences.

Board Consulting

Today’s business world demands more from your board than ever before: They need to be uniquely skilled and possibly specialists within your industry.

Our Experts


Doug Kuelpman
President Practice Leader Airport Management

Doug is the founder and President of ADK International. As a founder and President of ADK Consulting & Executive Search in the USA in 2003, Doug’s company has grown to be the largest executive search firm in the airport management industry.

Doug’s 40 year aviation career is multi-faceted, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regional office in Seattle, WA, Evergreen International Airlines in McMinnville, OR, Tracor Aviation, Santa Barbara, CA and UPS Airlines in Louisville, KY. Doug was on the Executive Staff at UPS where he helped support the UPS Airline start-up team, the Airport Properties Group and the International Public Affairs / Public Relations Group. Other career highlights for Doug include: Graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, WA (Transportation Planning), Engineering Officer in the U.S. Navy, and a private pilot with multiple licenses.

Doug’s major responsibility for ADK International includes Client Relationships, Business Development, and Project Management.