Steve has been with the firm since its inception. His entire career has been devoted to airport planning. He has been instrumental in developing many of the firm’s analytical techniques and its innovative methods for detailed forecasting, as well as scheduling and programming future development. Steve’s expertise lies not only in forecasting and programming, but also facility requirements, airport site selection, and alternative analyses. Steve has participated in more than 300 airport planning studies.
Steve has been with Coffman Associates since its founding in 1979. During his career with Coffman Associates, he has been involved in more than 250 airport planning assignments and has managed airport master plans for both air carrier and general aviation airports. He has been actively involved in refining the firm’s approach to master planning and in performing special planning evaluations in support of projects, including benefit-cost analysis, runway safety area evaluations, and feasibility analyses for terminal and air-side improvements. He has also been actively involved in improving public participation in the master planning process.
A Principal with Coffman Associates and President of the firm, Jim has been with the firm for more than 37 years. A registered professional engineer, Jim has extensive airport planning and development experience, including preparation of airport master plans and layout plans, airport facilities design, navigational aid planning, site selection studies, environmental assessments, airspace evaluations and Part 150 Noise Compatibility Plans for both air carrier and general aviation airports. He has contributed to more than 250 airport planning assignments and has served as the project manager for more than 120 airport master plans.
Dave serves as the firm’s noise and airport land use compatibility planning specialist. In this role, he supervises the development of airport noise exposure contours, noise abatement strategies, land use management strategies, public participation and outreach, and FAA coordination processes. Dave has prepared more than 100 airport noise and land use compatibility plans, NEPA/CEQA environmental documents and Wildlife Hazard Assessment/Management studies at both air carrier and general aviation airports across the country.
Mike has been involved primarily in airport master planning and has also participated in several Part 150 Noise and Land Use Compatibility Studies and Environmental Assessments. Mike specializes in airport operations, airport financial planning, and public relations. He has had extensive involvement in and has concentrated his expertise in the analysis of airport financial data and the development of feasible programming for planned development costs. Since joining Coffman Associates, Mike has been the primary planner and project manager for several airport master plans for primary commercial service, reliever, and general aviation airports. Utilizing the Integrated Noise Model, Mike has also conducted noise analysis included in the scope of several Master Plan studies.