Strategic Business PlansStrategic Airport Business Plans are designed to improve an airport’s financial performance, economic development, and operation. Airport sponsors are continually exploring revenue producing opportunities including development of airport real property reserves and concession development.
Economic ImpactUsing the international expertise of Dr. Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, this portion of the business examines the direct, indirect, and induced impacts associated with airport development and improvement. R.A. Wiedemann & Associates uses the IMPLAN Input-Output Modeling System to measure specific and comparative economic impacts of airport development projects.
Aviation MarketingFrom our perspective, “marketing” is very simply, persuasion through communication. The more effectively you communicate the merits of your products, services and vision, the more likely you will be to persuade others to join you. Although we have over 50 years of combined aviation specific marketing experience, we are very much on the cutting edge of technology in reaching minds in today’s fractured marketplace.
Film & Video ProductionVideo products can be used to broadcast results of a study, spearhead a public participation program, or market an airport or service. CDs or DVDs containing a video report can be sent to stakeholders for particular projects. In short, the use of video technology is perhaps the most effective means of disseminating information that a client can employ.
Public ProgramsWe have extensive experience in constructing public programs that communicate and educate the general public as well as state and local decision makers of the benefits your airport provides. We utilize traditional face-to-face forums allowing questions to be answered in person. We generate charts, graphs, PowerPoint presentations, videos, brochures and websites that tell your story, the way you want your story told. We are creative and successful in presenting facts in a clear and understandable manner that wins the hearts and minds of your audience.
Air Service StudiesAir service studies provide a detailed examination of the required quality of present and future air carrier service. R.A. Wiedemann & Associates conducts all types of air service improvement studies including Essential Air Service (EAS) evaluations, Air Service Feasibility studies, statewide or regional air service improvement studies, and support for community air service promotion programs.
Master PlansAirport master plan studies are designed to provide guidelines for future development of facilities at individual airports. The master plan identifies the staged airport facilities necessary to meet the requirements of forecast levels of air traffic demand with maximum operational effectiveness and with minimum cost and adverse impact on the community’s environment. Master plan studies also provide a thorough evaluation of the consequences of all reasonable and practical development alternatives at the airport.
Environmental StudiesEnvironmental Assessments for airports are administered by the Federal Aviation Administration as the lead federal agency. The purpose of these studies is to ensure that the National Environmental Policy Act, 1969 (NEPA) is uniformly administered for all Federal actions at eligible airports. The NEPA process addresses impacts of Federal actions on the human environment, including noise, socioeconomic, land uses, air quality, and water quality. NEPA provides a means for assuring that environmental concerns and interests of the public, Federal, State, or local agencies, and Tribes are appropriately considered as part of the decision making process.
System PlanningAviation system studies are designed to define the number and mix of airport types, their general location and approximate time of need, as well as the character of airport facilities necessary to meet forecast air service needs of a community, region or state. A recommended aviation system emerges only after full consideration is given the cost, environmental, and aviation implications of a variety of alternative system configurations. Other considerations in the planning effort are airspace utilization, expansion potential, the ground transportation network, suitability of terrain as well as existing and planned land use, and development and operating costs.