Airspace Analysis and
Builders must contend with a daunting number of planning, zoning and permitting requirements before construction starts. Whether your project is a new high rise building, crane, wind turbine or broadcast tower, structures must meet both local and state height zoning ordinances as well as Federal height standards under the Code of Federal Regulations.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires builders of proposed structures that meet certain criteria to file documents with the FAA for new structures that fit certain criteria so an aeronautical study can be conducted to determine if the structure will pose a hazard to air navigation.
As a builder do you need to file? Is the proposed structure going to be determined a hazard? What steps must you take if the structure is determined a hazard? Are you going to have to alter the construction or architectural plan?
JDA has been helping companies answer these questions for over fifteen years. Our airspace experts work closely with builders, airports, local communities and the FAA to resolve height and airspace issues. JDA has handled hundreds of airspace cases and successfully helped resolve height issues that would have otherwise cost builders hundreds of millions of dollars.
With every airspace project, JDA's goal is to provide the best technical advice and advocacy for builders, communities and airports to ensure that projects can be built while preserving the navigable airspace.
Our documented track record of success is based on a simple but very effective process:
- Identify the impact
- Provide information that is easy to understand
- Develop mitigation strategies
- Involve key decision makers
- Present viable solutions
- Pursue approval and implementation
Be proactive in obtaining the FAA determination of no hazard as the aeronautical study process can take up to 1 year for complex cases. Avoid unnecessary redesign costs and construction schedule delays by determining early in the planning phase the building height the FAA will approve. Additionally a determination of no hazard from the FAA can be helpful in easing any concerns of local permitting approval authorities.
More local municipalities are requiring the FAA determination of no hazard as part of the permitting process. By securing the FAA determination of no hazard it will be help ease any concerns of local permitting and approval authorities.
Not all municipalities make it clear that FAA review and approval is necessary until late in the permitting process. For most builders, finding out late that the FAA hazard review is required can have a costly impact on your project.
JDA is ready to assist your team, delivering successful solutions for your project.
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From Our Clients
JDA Aviation has proven, time and again, to be a leader in aviation obstruction evaluation and mitigation. Their efforts have been instrumental in the ultimate success of our tower projects.
President, Florida Telecom Services