Airport Consulting & Strategic Planning
Futurist Airport Planning Assistance
What Sets Us Apart – Knowledge of Industry Trends. Forecast Leadership.
Absolute Professional Integrity.
Our clients will tell you – we do not do advocacy studies, and we never allow civic hubris to overtake hard data and futurist realities. With Aviation DataMiner™ business intelligence systems and our exclusive Airports:USA® traffic forecasts, we have the most advanced data systems in the business, and that’s why we’re the leader in delivering realistic, futurist, and advanced strategic planning.
Identifying The Future,
Instead of Quantifying The Past
U.S. airports are facing a new future – one that bears little resemblance to the past. That means traditional approaches no longer work to maximize and plan for the whole new dynamics that are coming. Because we are engaged constantly in researching aviation trends, we understand the opportunities and challenges our airport clients face:
General Aviation – a former keystone in the financial model at many airports – has much higher financial hurdles for consumer entry. In fact, the indications are clear: traditional entry-level GA is not a strong growth area. Not only that, but the historical installed base of this sector will shrink in the coming decade. For airports, this means that these financial streams need to be re-visioned. The role and revenue foundation of corollary services must be adjusted.
Business Aviation – which was nearly shot-dead by political correctness less than ten years ago – now will be seeing a huge spike in growth and importance as a part of the nation’s air logistics, particularly as “regional” and rural scheduled air service continues to decline. Analyzing and planning support facilities for small to mid-size business jets should be a key part of the planning for all airports.
Scheduled Passenger Service – the economics of scheduled airline flights have changed permanently, with the revenue requirements to support such service now exceeding what many communities can deliver at the local airport. There are only nine full-schedule airline brands left, and the strategy of each is neither a mystery nor something that a consultant study will change. Regionalization of air service is not coming – it’s already here, and it is the consumer that’s driving it.
New International Opportunities. Aviation is now “global” by its very nature. Whether it’s JFK International or a small municipal airport in the Midwest, changes in aviation across the world can affect future planning. At BGI, this is a key part of our perspective, including our exclusive China-Welcome™ programs for communities to take advantage of the burgeoning leisure traffic and business investment coming from Asia.