Business and Operations

C&S has airport specialists who are experienced in every aspect of business and operations planning. In addition to our aviation planners, engineers, and other specialists, we have on staff two former airport managers who bring more than 40 years of experience managing commercial and general aviation airports. They have negotiated agreements with air carriers, FBOs, and airport concessions, and developed RFPs for the selection of FBOs, private developers, and other airport services. This hands-on experience with the airport business environment is invaluable to our clients. Our business planning services include:

  • Business plans and master plans
  • Airport market analysis
  • Airport rates and charges review and recommendations
  • Airport lease reviews
  • Airport minimum standards preparation
  • Marketing strategies, including public relations and media campaigns
  • Development of RFPs for airport services
  • Airport capital planning and financial analysis

Our staff have extensive knowledge of FAA and TSA regulations, as well as extensive experience with airport and tenant day-to-day operational issues. Our services include:

  • Security plan preparation
  • Operations manual preparation
  • FBO operational analysis
  • De-icing plans
  • Airport rules and regulations
  • Aircraft parking plans for apron and hangar facilities
  • Airport feasibility studies privatization plans
  • Airport ownership issues
  • Privatization of FBO services
  • Development of marketing materials, including logos, mailers, websites, and surveys

We have also prepared applications for FAA air service development grants and Essential Air Service participation, airport customer surveys; and developed airport websites.