Our team of aviation planners specialize in bringing integrated project solutions to aviation clients throughout the United States.
With experience at more than 150 airports nationally, ESA’s services range from airport master planning, strategic planning, forecasting, project definition studies, airspace and operational analyses, in addition to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, 14 CFR Part 150 noise and land use compatibility studies, sustainability and resilience planning, wildlife hazard studies, regulatory permitting, and mitigation strategy and implementation.
ESA’s projects are some of the most complex and challenging in the aviation industry, and we provide clients with the necessary tools to meet federal, state, and local requirements along with creative strategies for maximizing airport revenue and reducing expenses.
We bring extensive experience solving technical and environmental issues and navigating the legal framework that influences airport development. We help clients focus on their core mission while capitalizing on near-term opportunities without jeopardizing their long-term vision.
Related specialties and services:
- 14 CFR Part 150 noise studies
- 14 CFR Part 161 noise and access restriction analyses
- 404 Permit assistance/compliance
- Air emissions dispersion modeling
- Air quality
- Airport community roundtable facilitation
- Airport land use compatibility planning
- Aviation Environmental Design Tool analyses
- Biological resources
- Environmental Justice evaluations
- Field surveys
- Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions
- Health risk assessments
- Noise abatement procedure evaluations
- Noise and vibration
- On-call aviation noise services
- Public outreach
- Specialized aircraft noise studies
- State implementation plans
- Sustainability and resource conservation
- Wildlife hazard assessments and management plans
- Wildlife hazard training
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.
ESA’s Airports group was recently awarded a five-year environmental on-call contract at Lake Tahoe Airport in South Lake Tahoe, California.
Commercial airports all over the country share the same mission: to provide high-quality, safe air travel services. Their success often drives regional economic development as business travelers, tourists, and the transport of goods rely heavily on these “mini cities.”
As airport planners and environmental specialists, ESA’s airport specialists are always keeping an eye on new trends that affect airport operations. Two trends that we have been tracking are upgauging and NextGen. Upgauging is a trend in the airline industry that has had a profound effect on the growth in passenger traffic at airports throughout the world.