Aviation

For more than half a century, CHA has provided planning, design, construction, and asset management services to the nation’s top airports. Through this work on countless aviation projects totaling hundreds of millions of dollars, our dedicated aviation professionals have built strong working relationships with the FAA and state transportation offices. We have an in-depth understanding of state and federal regulations, as well as the technical requirements and challenges faced by modern airports.

We primarily provide our services to small- and medium-hub commercial service airports and general aviation airports. Our clients have confidence in our work, often engaging us in multi-year term and on-call agreements.

Our broad range of aviation services includes:
  • Airport Planning
    • Airport Master Planning
    • Airport Layout Plans
    • AGIS Data Acquisition and Coordination with FAA
    • Land Use/Development Planning
    • Activity/Demand Forecasting
    • Runway Safety Area, Runway Protection Zone, and Obstruction Studies
    • Land Acquisition and Release
  • Airside/Civil & Electrical Engineering
    • Runways, Taxiways and Aprons
    • Airfield Lighting and Signing Systems
    • Navigational Aids
    • Airfield Stormwater Management
  • Facilities Engineering
    • Terminals, Hangars, Maintenance Buildings, etc.
    • Aircraft Fueling Facilities
    • Security Systems
    • Site, Utilities, MEP, and Structural
  • Landside Engineering
    • Roadways
    • Bridges
    • Parking and Rental Car Facilities
    • Site, Utilities and Commercial Development
  • Environmental Services
    • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance
      • Categorical Exclusion (CE)
      • Environmental Assessment (EA)
      • Enviromental Impact Statement (EIS)
    • Regulatory Compliance
      • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES)
      • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
      • Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)
    • Wildlife Hazard Assessments
    • Sustainability Plans/Envision Project Rating and Development
    • Permitting
  • Construction Administration & Observation
    • Construction Engineering
    • Resident Observation
    • Quality Assurance Testing and Surveying
  • Program Management
    • Airport Capital Improvement Plan Development
    • Program Definition and Implementation
    • Scheduling, Estimating and Funding Strategies
    • Planning, Design and Construction Management