Independent Business Group (IBG)



Independent Business Group (IBG) begun its journey with an ambition to act as an independent consulting company for activities on the airside at airports. During the years, IBG has successfully performed many projects throughout the MENA region, Asia and Europe. In 2018 IBG were considered for a large complex project to support the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to prepare for the FIFA World Cup that had one major difference from earlier performed projects. The size of the project was so large that IBG and with a support from Business Sweden who backed IBG ambitions with engagement of the Swedish Ambassador, Foreign Affairs, LFV, State Secretary for Trade and the Swedish Financial institutions, SEK and EKN we were awarded. We were eventually awarded the AED 500M project and throughout the project in IBG has grown rapidly from a SME level company to become a mid-Corp company with a turnover during 2022 close to EUR 50 million.

Vission and Mission

At IBG, our mission is to be the leading consultancy firm in the air traffic management industry, delivering exceptional expertise, innovative solutions, and strategic guidance to our clients. We are dedicated to enhancing safety, efficiency, and sustainability in the global airspace, enabling seamless and reliable air transportation for the benefit of passengers, airlines, airports, and air navigation service providers.

Our Values:

  • We strive for excellence in everything we do.
  • We believe in the power of collaboration.
  • Integrity is at the core of our business.
  • We embrace innovation as a driving force for progress.
  • Our clients are at the center of everything we do.

Our Services:

  • We provide strategic consulting services to help our clients navigate the evolving air traffic management landscape.
  • We assist our clients in optimizing their air traffic management operations.
  • We support our clients in adopting and integrating cutting-edge technologies for air traffic management.
  • We help our clients establish robust safety and risk management frameworks.
  • We offer comprehensive training programs and capacity-building initiatives for air traffic management professionals.
  • We actively engage in research and innovation initiatives to advance the air traffic management industry.


IBG airspace department offers airspace & procedure design, sectorization solutions and associated Flight Procedures, SIDs & STARs to safely optimize the use of airspace. The IBG Airspace & Procedure Design department is your go-to solution for comprehensive, end-to-end services that address every element of an Airspace & Procedure Design project. Our approach is deeply rooted in best practices, strictly adhering to our airspace change process which is aligned with international standards as outlined in ICAO-Doc_4444, ICAO-Doc_9992, 8 ICAO-Doc_168, ICAO-Doc_9426, ICAO-Doc_9613, ICAO-Doc_9931, and ICAO-Doc_9993.

The following key services are generally performed by IBG teams, drawn from our comprehensive airspace change process.

  • Initial Planning and Assessment
  • Airspace Design
  • Procedure Design
  • Validation and Simulation
  • Safety and Risk assessment
  • Documentation, Compliance, and regulatory approval
  • Post-Implementation Monitoring and Review


IBG capacity department offers solutions to enhance safety & increase the throughput within terminal areas & airports by implementing the best practices & improving procedures.

IBG´s main line of work in the scope of Capacity includes the following:

  • Capacity Assessment and Planning
  • Airport Capacity Enhancement
  • Air Traffic Management (ATM) Optimization
  • Route Optimization
  • Capacity Utilization Modelling
  • Regulatory Compliance and Safety
  • Stakeholder Coordination
  • Technology Integration


IBG work closely with customers to identify training requirements & determine workforce needs to support the implementation of airspace & ATM/CNS changes.

Our main lines of work are the following:

  • Training Program Development
  • Training Needs Assessment
  • Workforce Planning and Management
  • Safety and Compliance Training
  • Technology Integration
  • Certification and Compliance Support
  • Customized Training Delivery
  • Continuous Improvement


IBG offers turnkey and PMC solutions to upgrade, procure and deploy CNS/ATM equipment to enable and support ANSPs to safely achieve their objectives.

This solution may include the following:

  • Communication Systems
  • Navigation Systems
  • Surveillance Systems
  • Air Traffic Management (ATM)
  • Regulatory Compliance and Safety Assurance
  • Training and Capacity Building


Assist airport Operators to assess the operations against ICAO Standards and Internationally approved Best Practices.

  • Airport Management and Strategy
  • Safety and Security
  • Terminal Operations
  • Airside Operations
  • Ground Handling and Services
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Emergency and Crisis Management
  • Technology Integration
  • Training and Capacity Building
  • Financial Analysis and Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement

The main differential between IBG and our competitors is our solid, proven, and successful business model.

  • This includes IBG taking 100% accountability and responsibility to produce specifications and designs for all equipment and systems.
  • Produce and release Request for Proposals to specialised vendors.
  • Evaluation of both technical and commercial bids
    • IBG then make recommendations to the client for award.
  • IBG take full responsibility and sub-contract the vendor and execute the project up to handover and warranty
    • Managed by employing the most experienced Subject Matter Experts in all fields and implementing a full Project Management Organisation that are responsible and deliver all projects from inception to handover.
    • A good example is our on-time delivery in Qatar in front of FIFA World Cup 2022.
      • We worked directly with different stakeholders and were contracted by the client to be responsible and accountable to deliver thirty-two (32) simultaneous projects from equipment projects such as L and S Band Radars, SMRs and MLATs, VCCS, RPS and a newly built Air Traffic Control Centre with all ATM Systems as well as Capacity projects such as Independent Parallel Operations (IPO), AMAN/DMAN, Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) system and a Distance/Time Based Separation (DTBS) Tool to only name a few.
      • IBG also designed and implemented a totally new Airspace solution inclusive of all procedures, validations, simulations, safety studies and regulatory requirements that resulted in publication. This increased capacity and safety intime for the FWC that also catered operationally for the Flight Information Region.
      • Furthermore, IBG provided training for all the new systems and the airspace. We also recruited, on our books, Air Traffic Controllers who were seconded to the client.


    • IBG’s Consultancy Framework agreements streamline negotiations, save time, and offer faster consultant deployment. With pre-agreed key contractual terms and a flexible approach, we deliver cost-effective solutions.
    • Our Time-based consultancy model offers a range of services, from small studies to larger infrastructure projects, and our experienced consultants tailor solutions to customers’ requirements and needs.
    • Our flexible, transparent, and internationally best-practice approach ensures the painless delivery of PMC projects on time and within budget. We provide high flexibility to work with clients closely, managing all project risks while providing tangible deliverables.
    • With Turnkey delivery, IBG works with our partners to offer fully committed solutions for specific work packages, reducing procurement by the client. Our approach includes activity and resource planning, project team organization, risk management, progress monitoring, contract and procurement review, and more.

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