An industry that impacts more than 62.7 million jobs globally, airports are continually adapting to meet business objectives, complex regulatory compliance, and increasing pressure from travelers and local communities.
ESA partners with airport operators to tackle complex issues affecting the development and operation of airports. We have a team of professionals throughout the country who specialize in noise, environmental, and aviation planning services, including Federal Aviation Authority (FAA)-qualified wildlife biologists who are highly experienced in addressing the inherent conflict between wildlife and the airport operational environment.
Having worked with more than 150 airports in more than 30 states across the nation, our team has developed a strong understanding of the myriad challenges and regulations facing airports and their communities. Among our long list of projects, we have prepared the Environmental Impact Statement for the reconfiguration of O’Hare International Airport and comprehensive noise studies for John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports—which continue to be among the largest studies in the history of aviation in the United States.
A resilience management plan (RMP) helps an organization focus on adopting a highly collaborative, whole-system management approach to put strategies, plans, and processes in place that ensure an airport is able to safely and efficiently maintain the continuity of operations. ESA’s Neal Wolfe offers his approach for how to go about creating one for your airport.
Resilience is the ability to resist, absorb, and recover from or successfully adapt to adversity or a change in conditions, while still retaining the same controls on function and structure. Read how this applies to today’s airports.
Justin Cook join ESA as Senior Principal Aviation Specialist in its Airports practice. Working from the firm’s Los Angeles office, Justin will support the firm’s nationally-focused noise program and grow ESA’s aviation project portfolio in California, along with recent ESA hire, Jean-Christophe Dick.