Realizing a vision

Airports across the country are counted on daily for efficient travel and transport, and each one has varying long-term development needs depending on classification and size. With decades of experience, Garver’s Aviation Planning Team helps operators navigate current challenges to create the airports their communities deserve.

Garver has planned airport improvements since the 1950s, but its expanded team of experts now boasts more than 50 years of combined airport management experience, providing perspective in line with airport stakeholders, operators, and decision makers.

“We let our planners be planners and our engineers be engineers,” said Aviation Planning Director Tim O’Krongley. “By allowing our employees to focus on their strengths, we get to clients’ solutions faster and more efficiently.”

Garver’s current project list is as diverse as the issues facing all airports. It includes master plans for the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport, a joint-use facility that provides commercial and cargo services, and the San Marcos Regional Airport, a plan focused on business development. An industry leader in Safety Management Systems, Garver is establishing a new SMS program at the Hollywood-Burbank Airport.

“Aviation planning is essentially a communications tool,” said Senior Aviation Planner Suzanne Peyton. “It’s bridging the gap between what the community needs and what is available, and figuring out what is possible."

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