Airport Planning for the 21st Century

Our speciality is Airports

With aviation safety our priority, we balance the needs of airport owners, land owners and project developers interested in tapping the full potential of the airport economic engine.

Capital Planning & Programming

Capital Planning and Programming is critical to creating a strategic long-term vision for airport development. Understanding financing options, development alternatives, and regulatory obligations will ensure that an airport’s objectives are balanced with tenant needs, market demand, and daily operational realities.

Land Use Planning

We provide airport land use planning expertise to airports, cities, counties, and private land developers to ensure that the highest and best use of land near airports can be a safe and compatible neighbor to the airport and its users.

Business & Policy Development

Airport’s today are market-driven requiring a business-oriented organization. We work with our clients on strategic plans, air service development, airport operations analyses, construction phasing, and financial planning to optimize service and maximize revenue.

Dispute Resolution

We provide technical planning support to legal defense teams so that their clients can complete critical planning, development, and environmental processes. We represent clients in the public and private sector with aviation safety being our top priority.


Johnson Aviation is a certified SBE that provides a range of strategies for airport development programs.
We understand the unique business and regulatory considerations of airport development.

Johnson Aviation is a certified small business enterprise (SBE) that provides strategic capital planning and programming for the airport industry. We offer our public and private clients a range of services, from master planning to program management, grant funding and litigation support. Whether large hub or general aviation airport we understand the unique considerations for airside, landside, airspace, and environmental needs. Our team has been working on airport projects since 1991 and with its network of partners can create individualized approaches for projects of every scope and size. We have extensive experience working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on national policy development and at the local airport level. Our specialty is California airports and we work closely with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and local government to meet the demands of economic and population growth while protecting the airport environment. Aviation safety is our priority when balancing the needs of airport owners, land owners and project developers interested in tapping the full potential of the airport economic engine.

  • Business Planning

    Airports are a unique business environment that operate much like their own city.

  • Local, state, and federal regulations

    In the airport environment, planners, developers, and engineers must take into consideration the governing laws of cities, counties, the state, and FAA.

  • Land Use Considerations

    Planning for the demands of future air travel must be coordinated with local government to preserve the development potential of surrounding land use.

  • Environmental Considerations

    Airport planning involves the unique considerations of NEPA and CEQA regulations.

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