Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

In 2014, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s (H-JAIA) handled 96.2 million passengers and 868,359 operations. Growth is expected to boost these numbers to 120 million passengers and 1.1 million in operations by 2031, according to the airport’s master plan. In order to accommodate H-JAIA’s growth, the 2030 Master Plan was developed with an anticipated $8 billion capital development program.

As a member of the Atlanta Aviation Associates (A3) joint venture, Heery has been selected to provide Program Management Support Services for the City of Atlanta, Department of Aviation (DOA) for the H-JAIA. A3 will work with H-JAIA management to develop a unified team and organization to seamlessly implement the airport’s capital improvement program. Heery’s responsibilities will include providing staff augmentation and specialty services to the DOA.

One of the challenges was to provide services for landside and airside capital improvements at one of the world’s busiest airports without interrupting ongoing operations. Heery’s selection signifies another milestone in their latest partnership with the DOA in a 12-year history of serving as one of the on-call architecture and engineering teams.

Key components of this program include the following:

  • Extensive renovations to the terminal and concourses
  • Replacement and expansion of structured parking decks
  • An on-site hotel
  • Construction of additional end-around taxiways
  • A possible sixth runway
  • Added parking for passengers and employees
  • Expanded air cargo facilities


Program Management


Atlanta, GA


Landside and airside improvements