Airside Design

Effective airside design is key to the operational efficiency, safety management, and regulatory compliance of your airport.

As the aviation industry experiences a rapid increase in passenger traffic in a time of ever-changing FAA and permitting agency regulations, it is crucial that your airport fully satisfies operational requirements to meet these growing demands while facilitating safe and expeditious movements of aircraft and ground service vehicles. This process brings many challenges, including obtaining funding for your projects, navigating myriad regulations, and keeping your airport operating as efficiently as possible during construction. By partnering with Kimley-Horn, you get extensive airport expertise with the resources to provide long-term value while keeping your facilities up and running.

Tailored Solutions for Airport Efficiency

Air carrier, general aviation, and military clients have found in Kimley-Horn the full-service expertise their airfields need. Our aviation team has worked at airports large and small across the country and can provide you with a solid insight needed to your airfield to the next level—optimizing efficiency, maintaining safety, and mitigating risks. Our services routinely include all aspects of a project from planning and geometric layout to design of airside pavements (runways, taxiways, ramps, and aprons), including associated stormwater design and permitting, utility systems modifications, pavement management, safety improvements, construction observation, and resident inspection. In addition to our technical skills, we can assist you in obtaining funding for your projects from the FAA and state DOTs. Our relationships with the FAA and permitting agencies will help us streamline your project to a successful completion.

Much of our success at airports around the country is directly related to our out-of-the-box thinking—maximizing the use of creative designs, materials, and construction techniques to provide economical solutions with minimal disruption to your daily operations. We have a comprehensive understanding of the issues airport operators face and are committed to providing airside design solutions that work to meet your current needs and anticipate future growth.