Airport planning

Hanson’s comprehensive airport planning practice provides the vision and implementation services to move your project from dream to construction. Specializing in providing a complete range of consulting services to the aviation industry, encompassing conceptual planning, program management, land acquisition, project implementation and closeout, our staff has completed aviation projects ranging from feasibility studies and master plans to multimillion-dollar airfield and terminal projects. Our team of professionals is experienced in all aspects of aviation planning and development, budgeting assistance, design and construction services.

Today’s aviation environment demands flexibility and adaptable airport improvement plans and programs that are responsive to funding challenges and opportunities. Hanson’s staff can seamlessly integrate airport planning, environmental services, program implementation, land-use compatibility and regulatory affairs services for airports of all sizes. The ultimate goal is to equip our clients with airport planning solutions that provide aviation safety and are operationally, environmentally, socially and fiscally sustainable while achieving our clients’ goals.

Our planning services include:

Airport planning

  • airport master plans and layout plans
  • aviation system plans
  • capital improvement planning
  • FAR Part 150 studies
  • land-use planning
  • stakeholder and public involvement
  • site selection studies
  • stormwater management
  • airspace obstruction analysis and mitigation plans
  • airport GIS surveys and program implementation
  • air traffic control tower siting, including line-of-sight analysis

Airport facilities

  • terminal, cargo, aircraft rescue and firefighting and snow removal equipment
  • maintenance and aircraft storage hangars
  • utilities
  • permitting
  • spill prevention, control and countermeasure plans

Landside planning

  • roadway and interchange planning
  • interchange justification reports
  • demand/capacity analysis
  • curbside planning analysis
  • landside utility planning

Program implementation

  • land acquisition and relocation services
  • noise and operations monitoring systems
  • sound insulation program administration
  • airport asset management programs
  • grant application preparation and grant administration
  • public-private partnership technical bid support due diligence
  • airport management consulting, including strategic business planning and best management practices
  • airport layout development commercial planning
    non-aeronautical revenue development
  • airport security planning and implementation
  • safety management system implementation
  • airport disaster preparedness and response
  • airport energy services, including audits and master plans
  • building commissioning and retro-commissioning services

We can also assist you with environmental services related to your planning project.

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Susan Zellers, P.E., AAE
Senior project manager
(317) 293-9024, ext. 3104