MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 29, 2018) – Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has awarded Jacobsen|Daniels (J|D), a minority-owned airport consulting firm, with a $4.6-million contract to prepare new master plans for the Memphis International Airport (MEM), General Dewitt Spain Airport, and Charles W. Baker Airport.
“We are excited to partner with J|D in developing long-term plans for our three airports. We are committed to developing our airport system in a sustainable way that benefits the community and Mid-South and enhances our position as a leader in economic growth,” said Scott Brockman, MSCAA President and CEO.
J|D’s efforts will update the master plan for Memphis International Airport, and will develop new plans for MSCAA’s General Aviation (GA) Airports, General Dewitt Spain Airport and Charles W. Baker Airport. Each plan will reflect industry changes, update forecast and growth projections, and establish development priorities in consideration of recent and pending improvements to facilities and infrastructure – all while upgrading the customer experience. The plans will also focus on preparing for emerging technologies such as passenger screening advancements and unmanned aerial systems, as well as the planning for sustainability and resiliency in the face of changing economic and climate conditions.
“We are tremendously excited about the opportunity to work with the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority staff as we plan for the airport’s and community’s future,” said Matt Johnson, Senior Vice President of the Planning Division. “We hope to help MSCAA build on their recent successes to continue to maintain and grow airport assets that the community can be proud of – ones that sustainably support the economic and social needs of the community.”