Hangar and FBO Design - Construction Management

This area includes all aspects of developing an aviation facility from the ground up including
design assistance and project management. David Brinson’s previous aviation construction
and design experiences on over 1.7 million square feet of aviation facilities compliment his
objectives of being on time, on budget, and producing a return on investment from the date 
of occupancy.  Services include:

  • General Contractor and Architect Selection
  • Site Planning and Best Economical Land Use
  • Facilities and Hangar Design Assistance
  • Fuel Farm Design Assistance
  • Value Engineering
  • Airport Lease Negotiations
  • Tenant Lease Negotiations
  • Construction Permitting
  • Greenfield to Full Operations
  • On Time and On Budget

Fixed Base Operations and Business Startups

David Brinson developed and built one of the largest FBO’s in the nation. This experience coupled with several decades of Fixed Base Operations management in a variety of settings provides the intellectual property necessary for concise service consulting. David was formerly with Hawthorne Aviation as Vice President of Business Development. In this position, he was responsible for Regional Management over five of the company’s largest bases, oversaw the design and construction of facilities, and marketed aviation services to large fleet operators and fractional companies. Some aspects of this service are:

  • Fixed Based Operations from Greenfield to Full Transition
  • Airport Lease and Minimum Standards Negotiations
  • Branded Fuel Supplier Selection and Contract Negotiations
  • Quality Assurance and Inventory Program Development
  • Customer Service Operations and Training
  • FBO Operations Equipment Purchase and Capital Budgeting
  • Proforma Development and Business Plans

Airport and Facilities Management

This is a specialized service that should be viewed by the client as temporary in nature. The purpose is to get the client through a difficult period where professional management is needed to provide operational and financial stability during the transition to a more permanent solution.

Services can be utilized in these areas of expertise:

  • Day to Day Facilities Management
  • Assist in Identifying a Permanent Solution
  • Advise Client on Realistic Performance Expectation
  • Assure That the Operations are Safe and Mitigate Risk for the Client
  • Maintain Quality Customer Service and Customer Relations
  • Work with Other Parties to Assure an Amicable Outcome
  • Establish Operational Protocols and Best Practices

Transactional Assistance

Over several decades David has been involved in every aspect of the sale / purchase of aviation businesses. In this function being able to take the emotion out of the process is very important to sustaining a positive results for for both sides of the transaction.Every Airport and every aviation business is different, understanding the nuances of these differences brings a high level of value to the deal. Being able to influence the result in a positive outcome Weather it is dealing with the airport, the lender or the other side of sale / purchase David has the experience to bring the  deal to fruition. Some of the services offered in this area are as follows:

  • Business Valuation
  • Operational Evaluation
  • Facility Audit With Recommendations On Enhancing The Customer Experience
  • Airport Negotiations to Improve Lease Terms and Extend The Lease
  • Budget Facility Improvements That May Be Required
  • Provide A Confidential Approach To The Process

Expert Witness Testimony

Today’s business atmosphere often requires expert witness testimony that is both experienced and educated from an individual who can remain cool under pressure. David Brinson has the court experience and the expertise to be a valuable and credible witness in cases that involve corporate and general aviation issues including the actions of Fixed Base Operators and Airport Authorities.