Employees of ACI member airports are eligible to apply to become an APEX assessor. As an APEX assessor, you will conduct reviews, mentor team members, and share knowledge and industry best practices with other APEX partners. APEX assessors work with a team of fellow experts to conduct assessments in airport safety, security and environmental measures.

Benefits to APEX Partners and Assessors

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Gain experience, knowledge, and new skills
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Connect with industry peers and international experts
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Share your expertise and best practices
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Promote airport excellence worldwide

The Role of an APEX Assessor

APEX assessors provide expertise, guidance, recommendations, and targeted solutions to airports throughout the APEX review process with the objective to increase airport excellence and regulatory compliance.


Support airport efforts to improve safety, security, and environmental performance

Tailor reviews to the airport’s operating environment, regional aviation goals, and requirements for airport certification

Establish indicators and provide tools to reduce safety and security risks

Provide airport’s with expertise, guidance, recommendations, and targeted solutions


A minimum of three years of active airport operational experience

Extensive knowledge of ICAO Annexes

Strong interpersonal skills

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively

Proven leadership skills

Completed (or started) the ACI Global Safety Network (GSN) Diploma Program

Excellent command (both written and spoken) of English, French or Spanish (depending on the region). Additional languages are considered an asset.

Abu Dhabi Airport is committed to operating at optimum safety standards. As such, teaming up with ACI World, and particularly the APEX in Safety programme, aligns extremely well with our priorities. We were delighted to undergo an APEX review at AUH and exchange safety knowledge with our colleagues.

Mohammed A. Al Katheeri , Vice President Quality Assurance & EHS,Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), Abu Dhabi

APEX Review Process

For every APEX review, ACI assembles a unique team of experts from ACI member airports to systematically review the safety, security, or environmental measures of a host airport onsite or virtually.

Following the review, the assessors prepare a comprehensive report that includes recommendations and best practices for the host airport to address gaps and vulnerabilities, improve airport infrastructure, and increase regulatory compliance.

Based on the report, ACI can then assist the host airport develop an airport action plan and provide guidance throughout its implementation.

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