The management and operation of airports is a complex and multi-faceted endeavor. At Bolton & Menk, our Aviation Group serves owner municipalities by delivering broad and deep expertise in all areas of airport development, providing highly customized solutions paired with disciplined tactical execution. Our expertise in project formulation, planning, grant administration, design and construction is without match, and our knowledge and understanding of key partner entities – both at the federal and state levels – allows us to push complex projects forward efficiently and effectively.
- Airport Management
- Environmental Reviews
- Aeronautical Surveying
- Design and Construction
- Airport Building Facilities
- Funding Administration
Bolton & Menk’s great strength in the area of airport management is the ability to approach projects and initiatives from both management and airport user perspectives. Fully staffed with experienced airport project professionals – including staff with pilot licenses – our team is current on the latest trends, insights, funding opportunities and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards. We offer support in all facets of airport management, from board and commission communications, to public involvement and consensus building, hangar and land lease management, storm water pollution prevention plans, wildlife management programs and GIS asset management applications.
Bolton & Menk has proven experience completing planning activities that are vital to future airport development. Our Aviation Group can help you develop realistic airport solutions to meet your goals. Through airport master planning, we comprehensively evaluate on-airport and off-airport elements and craft a realistic plan tailored to your needs. This process formulates the necessary justification for future projects and develops efficiencies for upcoming steps including environmental reviews and zoning. This process has been successful in obtaining early project understanding and agency justification for funding. Additionally, our process identifies key milestones, potential hurdles and opportunities for consensus building, all while remaining focused on the identified airport development goals.
Navigating the environmental process can be a complicated task. The Bolton & Menk Aviation Group has dedicated professionals on staff that can respond to your specific environmental needs. We integrate airport planning into the environmental review process, which helps develop agency buy-in and funding approval. We are experienced with completing environmental documents for airport projects in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Our analysis covers all NEPA impact review areas including wetlands, cultural resources, socioeconomic, farmlands, and others. Bolton & Menk also boasts an experienced team of archaeologists qualified to address requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
Aeronautical surveying delivers valuable data that forms the basis for the required FAA Airports GIS program. In addition to meeting federal agency requirements, data collected in this highly specialized type of surveying may be used for developing instrument approach and departure procedures, certifying runway approaches, establishing geodetic control for future projects, and assisting in airport planning and land-use studies. With a long history of working closely with the FAA and other agencies, Bolton & Menk excels at conducting aeronautical AGIS surveys that are critical to airport operation, efficiency and safety.
Design and Construction
The Bolton & Menk Aviation Group offers a wide range of design solutions and construction services for airport improvement projects – both on the airside and the landside. Our airside experience includes airfield pavement maintenance and rehabilitation, runway and taxiway extensions, safety area improvements, airfield and approach lighting, as well as navigational aids. On the landside, we have vast experience developing hangar sites and constructing entrance roads, security improvements, fuel facilities and utilities. We stay current with the FAA, state, and local rules and regulations that affect your projects.
Airport Building Facilities
Bolton & Menk takes pride in its ability to develop custom airport building facilities that balance aesthetic appeal and a high degree of functionality. Often, they are the gateway to the community. We work closely with federal, state and local authorities to ensure that all development and building requirements are fully satisfied.
The Bolton & Menk Aviation Group excels at developing capital improvement programs for airports to best utilize the available funding sources and meet each of their development goals. We work closely with the FAA and understand the complexities of project development and justification. Our project planning and justification process has been praised by the FAA and has proven invaluable in securing funding for projects.
Why Choose Bolton & Menk for Aviation Services?
The Bolton & Menk Aviation Group blends more than 40 years of expertise with a forward-looking, proactive approach that focuses on both your short- and long-term goals. Our long history of working closely and effectively with agencies like the FAA and state agencies, allows us to move projects forward smoothly and efficiently. Our expert staff, featuring planners and engineers, some with pilot licenses, provides invaluable perspectives during the course of each project.