Engineering, Architecture, Planning

Aviation Planning and Design

Airports, like cities, must address a myriad of operational, planning, infrastructure, safety, security, environmental and funding issues. Further, airports must address the needs of their stakeholders by providing efficient and cost effective development that is consistent with local, state and national goals. TKDA’s aviation staff works with clients, federal, state and local agencies, and stakeholders such as elected officials, passengers, airport tenants, air carriers, community groups, business organizations and the general public, to effectively identify airport resources and facility requirements needed to satisfy aviation demand in a financially feasible manner. Our aviation staff provides full-service consulting focused on smart and sustainable planning and design. We have completed planning assignments for a variety of military, commercial and general aviation airports throughout the US and abroad, and our capabilities continue to expand to meet our client’s needs.


  • Aircraft Movement Analysis and Parking Layout
  • Airport/Airspace Planning and Design
  • Airport Business Plans and Strategic Planning
  • Airport Commercial Service Certification Studies (Part 139)
  • Airport Emergency Plans and Safety Management Studies (SMS)
  • Airport Grant Management and Airport Improvement Funding
  • Airport Land Use and Revenue Diversification
  • Airport Layout Plans (ALPs)
  • Airport Master Plans/Updates (MPUs)
  • Airport Risk and Vulnerability Assessments
  • Airport Sustainability Planning
  • Airport/System Security Studies
  • Airspace and Air Traffic Control Studies
  • Aviation Consulting
  • Benefit - Cost Analyses
  • Disadvantaged and Small Business Enterprise Studies
  • Economic/Financial Planning
  • Environmental Overviews, Assessments, and Impact Statements
  • FAR Part 150 Noise Studies
  • Feasibility Studies, Site Selection and Development Planning
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Mapping Services
  • Heliport Siting, Design and Landing Area Certification
  • Joint Use Planning and Design
  • Metropolitan Airport System Planning
  • Military Feasibility and Reuse Studies
  • Multi-Modal Transportation Planning
  • Notice of Proposed Construction and Obstruction Studies
  • Program Management and Grant Administration
  • Runway Length Analysis
  • Runway Safety Area and Compliance Studies
  • Terminal/Facility Planning
  • Zoning and Compatible Land Use Planning