Jacobs Consultancy was formed with the merger of Sypher:Mueller International (Sypher), and Leigh Fisher Associates. The firm has over 100 airport professionals, and offices in Ottawa, San Francisco, Washington, London (UK), Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, San Diego, Barbados and Jamaica. Our consultants have have undertaken over 3,000 projects in more than 70 countries in North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Asia.
Jacobs Consultancy provides a one-stop source of aviation expertise, including:
- Airport planning and development
- Airport design and construction program management
- Airport retail and commercial planning
- Airport management and business planning
- Air service development and marketing
- Environmental studies
- Civil aviation planning and airport security
Jacobs Consultancy has provided airport planning services, either as the planning team prime or as a sub-contractor, for airports of all sizes, from Schiphol, Incheon and Kennedy, to Mustique in the Caribbean. Planning services include traffic forecasting, financial forecasting, technical and financial feasibility studies, capacity planning, assessment and simulation, master planning, terminal programming, airfield and terminal concept development, and airport system planning.
Integrated airport program development
Jacobs Consultancy designs and manages development programs for airfields, terminals and groundside facilities. We call our approach integrated program development because we bring to these infrastructure projects not only all aspects of design, construction supervision and program management, but also the financial analysis and management development capabilities to deliver affordable, functional facilities, well suited to their environment.
Airport retail and commercial planning
Jacobs Consultancy is a recognized leader in airport retail development. Many of the most innovative and award-winning airport retail developments worldwide have been undertaken by Sypher including Seoul, Vancouver, Amsterdam (Schiphol Plaza), Dulles, Dorval, Houston Bush, Calgary, Qatar, San Jose and Minneapolis.
Concession development services include market research and analysis, retail planning and design, tenant design criteria, tender specifications and evaluation, contract negotiation, property management and real estate development, and commercial revenue enhancement.
Airport management and business planning
We have assisted airports worldwide as they have improved their operations and financial performance. Experienced, senior staff bring a knowledge of best practices and real-world experience. Services include organizational development, operations review and enhancement, capital and maintenance program development, business and strategic planning, BOT process management, financial analysis and planning, financing approaches and alternative development, fees and charges development, cost control, and privatization feasibility and implementation.
Air traffic forecasting and air service development
Our planners and forecasters have extensive experience in traffic forecasting and air service development. Services provided include passenger and cargo air service development, economic impact analysis, airline marketing presentations, traffic forecasting, tourism development and regulatory economics.
Civil aviation planning
Jacobs Consultancy specialists have been continuously involved in improving the economics and safety of civil aviation operations. Services provided include aviation policy and regulation development, aviation safety and airworthiness, safety management systems, technology assessment, risk analysis, organization and management evaluation and airspace planning.
As environment issues become ever more important, Jacobs Consultancy assists airports and communities to develop plans and programs to minimize the impact of airports on the environment. Noise compatibility plans, airport environmental plans, environmental policy development (zoning, codes, mitigation), and public information and community involvement programs are all part of the services we provide to improve the environment around airports.
Sypher’s team of consultants have been involved in airport security since the establishment of the firm in 1981. Services include development of legislation and regulations, development of national and airport security programs, operations research of screening operations and service standards, installation design for hold baggage and passenger pre-board screening, perimeter and access security systems design, and implementation and management of training.