Airport World - Bart Gover

RS&H’s vice president, senior principal aviation planner, Bart Gover, outlines ten reasons some airports choose to forego long-range planning.

It’s true that sometimes choosing to do nothing is the easiest decision to make. However, planning is essential to succeed and has long been considered a fundamental tool used to achieve a desired outcome.

Assuming this still holds true today, why do some airports fail to plan? In the case of long-range airport planning, some airports and their staff members have mixed emotions about the value planning provides when offset by what they see as its limitations.

Most planners consider long-range planning as a critical step for success and reaching a goal. Unfortunately, some airport management attitudes often stand in the way. 

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