Bradley International Airport Master Plan Update

The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) selected CHA to lead a team of professional consultants to update the master plan at Bradley International Airport (BDL), which serves the state capitol of Connecticut and its surrounding region in southern New England. This planning exercise addressed key issues facing the CAA at BDL. The airport had recently domlished an old passenger terminal, which made room for improvements in the terminal complex. The CAA was also embarking on a program to develop a multi-modal vehicular facility with a consolidated rental car facility. A number of additional landside development opportunities would be& available to the CAA at BDL once this multi-modal facility is fully developed.

As a result of these prospects, CHA was requested to develop a comprehensive 20-year plan of development on and around BDL that included a long-term visionary program. The 20-year planning program considers additional airfield facility improvements, terminal area improvements (passenger complex, parking, access, and support facilities), on-airport land use, and financial considerations.

Project elements include:

  • 20-year Forecast Projections for Long-range Planning Purposes
  • Assessment of Programming of Facility Sizing Needs
  • Consideration and Accommodation for Future Development Scenarios
  • A Comprehensive On-airport Land Use Planning Analysis
  • Assessment of Long-term Facility Needs for Passenger Processing, Aircraft and Vehicular Parking, Ground Access, and Regional Intermodal Connections
  • Review of Environmental and Financial Considerations
Project Services:
  • Master Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Land Use Planning