Airfield & Airspace Analyst – New York, NY

Founded in 1949, L&B is a global firm that has specialized in aviation planning and development for 70 years. Our mission is to provide clients with an unmatched level of service and advice across the full range of aviation planning and development disciplines. Our integrated services span master planning and strategy, airfield and airspace, terminal planning and design, environmental studies, financial/business planning, ground transportation, commercial development, and activation planning services.

In an industry as international and dynamic as aviation, we believe it is important to offer strong local and regional presence through our global network of offices, as well as the benefits of truly international experience. We have worked on projects across all seven continents including most of the largest airports in the world.


The Airfield/Airspace Team

L&B is the industry leader in planning the world’s busiest and most complex airports. Our expertise in airfield planning encompasses both the physical layout of runways, taxiways, and aircraft ramp areas, as well as improvements in operational procedures that maximize performance while minimizing capital and operational costs.

Our team is highly experienced in the optimization and development of airfield systems when:

  • Improving operational efficiency and capability
  • Increasing capacity
  • Managing and reducing delays
  • Ensuring compliance with design and safety standards
  • Complying with changing technical requirements

The airfield/airspace team often utilizes simulations for demand and capacity analyses, alternatives evaluations, benefit-cost analyses, and construction programming.

About the Role

The analyst will provide airport planning and analysis services to fulfill client needs for airfield/airspace and terminal assignments. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of a task manager and support other staff with simulation and/or analytical modeling efforts. The analyst will assist with the preparation of analytical, graphical, and written materials in an effective, clear, and timely manner.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct planning studies and analyze airport facilities and operations
  • Simulate airfield and airspace operations including runways, taxiways, and gates
  • Model terminal operations including security checkpoints, federal inspection services facilities, and airline counters
  • Analyze simulation modeling input and output data sets
  • Analyze flight schedules, study airport fleet mixes, and optimize aircraft gate management systems
  • Analyze economic trends and forecast future aviation activity
  • Develop GIS databases and mapping for airspace obstruction analyses
  • Develop aircraft gate and ground service equipment layouts
  • Assist in developing terminal building conceptual plans (AutoCAD)
  • Participate in data collection and survey assignments
  • Coordinate and write task analysis results and reports
  • Assist in preparing project work scopes and schedules
  • Engage client staff, attend client meetings/presentations, and establish positive relationships

Educational/Technical/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, planning, aviation, business, operations research, or related fields
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Technical skills in any of the following: data analysis, simulation modeling, AutoCAD, and/or GIS
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Knowledge and interest in the aviation industry and airport operations

Travel Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the year to airport clients and L&B’s U.S. and overseas offices

Landrum & Brown’s Benefits

L&B is proud to offer outstanding benefits to all employees, including:

  • Paid holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Group medical, voluntary dental, and voluntary vision insurance
  • 401k plan
  • Group term life, insurance, and AD&D
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Voluntary life insurance for employee and dependents
  • Travel accident insurance
  • Business travel medical insurance
  • Short term and long term disability insurance
  • Health reimbursement account
  • Smart commuter savings plan

Physical Demands

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

The analyst role is a full-time position, with a minimum expectation of 40 hours per week. Hours are somewhat flexible and some late evenings may be required.