Coffman Associates has completed over 1,200 airport planning assignments, including master plans, noise and land use studies, environmental documentation, and other complementary studies.
Coffman Associates is committed to providing high quality airport planning, implementable and sustainable solutions, and projects completed on-time and on-budget.
Airport planning is all we do! We provide airports across the United States and internationally with high-quality planning tailored to meet each of our clients' unique needs.
of our projects are with repeat clients
of our employees have been with us for at least 15 years
of commercial service airports have selected us
planning assignments completed
Primary Commercial Service Airports
General Aviation Airports
Sustainable Master Plans
Guided Environmental Approval Process
Experts in NEPA & CEQA Requirements
Reduce Environmental Consequences
Aircraft Modeling Using Latest FAA Software
Noise Abatement & Land Use Measures
Fly Quietly Programs
We are experts in providing and facilitating high-quality, multi-media public outreach and coordination for all of our services.
Use GIS to Help Locate Ideal Site
Gain FAA & State Approval
Part 139 Inspection & Maintenance Applications
Airspace Analysis Applications
FAA or State Grant Applications
7460 & 7480 Filings
Capital Improvement Plans
Economic Benefit Analysis
Although mostly known for his literary works, Antoine de Saint-Exupèry was, at his heart, a fearless pilot who often ignored things like safety protocols and experience in his quest for flight.
Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock’s love of aviation started at an early age. Her first flight was at the ripe old age of seven, when she and her father rode in a Ford TriMotor. The flight only lasted about 15 minutes, but it started a lifelong love of flying—a love strengthened when Amelia Earhart made her around-the-world…
Born Nov. 18, 1923 (and a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger Richard Warren), Alan B. Shepard, Jr., became part of history when he became the first American in space during the Mercury flight in 1961. He also holds the distinction as the oldest person to walk on the moon—he was 47 during the Apollo 14…
By Dave Fitz, CEO of Coffman Associates . In a blink of an eye, our world has changed: face-to-face meetings and conferences are out, and Zoom, WebEx, social distancing, hand sanitizer, and face masks are in. The aviation industry has received a real punch in the stomach when COVID-19 took hold across the globe. This…
By Eric Pfeifer, Principal What is airport sustainability planning? Airports are more than multi-modal transportation hubs. They are engines that drive local and regional economies; they are systems of complex, symbiotic operations and business entities; they have the potential to impact the surrounding natural environment particularly in terms of its noise and air emissions impacts;…
Amelia Earhart wasn’t at all interested in aviation after her first encounter with an airplane. She was 10 years old and found it to be “a thing of rusty wire and wood and looked not at all interesting.” All that changed ten years later when, in 1920, when she took a life-changing and history-altering ride with pilot Frank…
by Patrick Taylor, Principal What are Feasibility/Site Selection Studies? As a community grows and prospers, it may become more evident that a new or replacement airport is a necessary piece of critical transportation infrastructure. Airports, particularly general aviation airports, provide a connection to markets on a regional and national level. The FAA prescribes a process…
Welcome to the “What We Do” series! In these posts, we’ll discuss the core services we provide to our airport clients, with specifics on each service including the process involved and why it’s necessary. Each post will be authored by an industry expert with in-depth knowledge of the topic but presented in an easy-to-understand way.…
Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman was a true pioneer in aviation. During a time when female aviators were few and far between, Bessie was able to make a name for herself by becoming the first African-American woman to earn a pilot’s license. Her determination and courage are remembered now, nearly a century later, as we put…
December 17, 1903, marks what is arguably the most important day in our industry’s history. On this day, 117 years ago, we learned to fly. Wilbur and Orville Wright are considered the founders of modern aviation. Their technological breakthroughs and unmatched contributions laid the foundation for the industry as we know it today. The brothers…