Air Support’s Terminal Planning and Design capability came from a group of experienced architects and planners who are experts at developing concepts for new and re-modelled terminals, their airside and landside interfaces. The firm also develops detailed programs and associated facility requirements for passengers, baggage handling and other key terminal functions. On strategic financial assignments, these capabilities can be extremely important in validating or developing key capital cost and non-airline revenue assumptions.
From the beginning of the airport terminal design process, Air Support strives for a balance between the airspace, airfield, apron, terminal and ground transportation systems. We set the appropriate long-range course for the terminal facilities by measuring all logical constraints on the project against its mission goals. This process continues over multiple iterations of alternatives through the various stages of design. Our professional address each critical-path decision with the best analytical tools and expertise available in the industry.
Whether part of an original master plan, a master plan update or a special terminal designed study, Air Support brings industry experience in the development of terminal complex plans; and not only for the aviation industry, any transportation system can get the right support. This experience covers a wide range of terminal planning and design assignments, large or small. It is the translation of the forecast of aircraft operations and passenger activity into realities of quantifiable amounts of space and facilities that sets the stage for all subsequent design work and, ultimately, the construction of the terminal project.
Air Support provides programming services that address the appropriate level of precision needed to define terminal facilities for master planning, conceptual and schematic design phases in to the final detailed design and construction phases.
Utilizing specialized analytical tools, our experts combine terminal planning and design expertise with financial services to address the optimum revenue generating opportunities and concessions locations within a specific terminal design.
Other specialized applications assess the level of demand placed on public facilities and appropriate operational solutions to achieve acceptable levels of quality services, cleanliness and maintenance. These highly sophisticated and analytical tools are combined with the experience and expert judgement of terminal planning specialists and architects within the firm who have participated several large successful terminal design assignments.