Our specialty is Airports
FInancial Planning & Capital Programming
Financial Planning and Capital 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 on and near airports can be a safe and compatible neighbor to its users and surrounding community.
Airport facility planning involves a comprehensive assessment of airfield, terminal and landside demand against available real estate and financial resources to achieve a program that meets the needs of the airport, passengers, and tenants. What is required to potentially upgrade, expand, abandon, or modify existing facilities must be weighed against long term goals and costs.
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.
Johnson Aviation is a certified small business enterprise (SBE) that provides strategic land use and facilities planning, financial planning, and capital programming for the airport industry. We offer our public and private clients a range of services, from program management and grant funding to litigation support. Whether large hub or general aviation airport we understand the unique considerations for airside and landside development, entitlements, the surrounding airspace, and environmental requirements. 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.
Airports are a unique business environment that operate much like their own city and require a principled approach to finance to ensure short and long term development can be implemented without delay.
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.
Airport planning involves the unique considerations of NEPA and CEQA regulations.
Project Profile Project Name: City of Cloverdale – Alexander Valley Resort Airport Land Use Compatibility Client: City of Cloverdale, CA Purpose: Johnson Aviation was hired to provide an analysis of the compatibility of a proposed development project called, the Alexander Valley Resort, with the nearby Cloverdale Municipal Airport (O60) for the City of Cloverdale. The[…]
Project Profile Project Name: BWI On-Call Financial and Strategic Advisory Services Client: Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) Description: Johnson Aviation staff are providing on-call financial services and staff support to the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) including: assisting BWI with financial performance measures in support of the Airport’s annually updated Strategic Initiatives Plan; an on-going benchmarking initiative[…]
Project Profile Project Name: ONT Program Management Client: Ontario international Airport Authority (OIAA) Purpose: JA provided program management and staff support to the OIAA since the Airport was transferred in November 2016. JA’s responsibilities were wide-ranging and included assistance with transfer activities including establishment of a tenant and capital project approval process, environmental compliance program,[…]
Project Name: Ontario International Airport Guardian Jet Center Lease Renewal Client: Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) Purpose: As part of its program management tasks, the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) asked Johnson Aviation to lead the negotiations with Guardian Jet Center on a new, long-term lease amendment that required building and capex in exchange for[…]
PROJECT POFILE Project Name: ONT FBO Development Client: Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) Purpose: Johnson Aviation is representing the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) in the development and expansion of the Guardian Aviation FBO facility at Ontario International Airport (ONT). As part of the lease terms and conditions, negotiated between Guardian Aviation and OIAA with[…]
Project Profile Project Name: Ontario International Airport Transfer Management Client: City of Ontario, California Purpose: Johnson Aviation worked with the City of Ontario, starting in 2014, as the lead consultant to manage the transfer of ownership of Ontario International Airport (ONT) from Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA). ONT[…]
Project Name: Corona Airport Management Study Client: City of Corona, California Purpose: The City of Corona requested that Johnson Aviation provide an independent review and a factual assessment of the existing Corona Municipal Airport management and options for improving its management structure. Despite 350 to 400 based aircraft the airport was struggling to maintain financial[…]
Project Profile Project Name: San Luis Obispo Airport Land Use Compatibility Report Client: City of San Luis Obispo Purpose: The City of San Luis Obispo selected Johnson Aviation to provide airport land use planning guidance to the City in connection with the San Luis Obispo Regional Airport. Johnson Aviation worked with the City’s Geographic Information[…]
Project Profile Project Name: Perris Valley Airport Comprehensive Land Use Plan Client: City of Perris Purpose: The City of Perris selected Johnson Aviation to assist in airport land use planning for the Perris Valley Airport. As a privately owned, public use facility, no master plan has been prepared for this airport and the Compatibility Plan[…]
Project Profile Project Name: LAX Plan and LAX Specific Plan Client: Los Angeles World Airports Purpose: Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), owner of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), selected Johnson Aviation to assist in airport land use planning for LAX as part of its implementation of the LAX Master Plan. LAX is the third largest[…]