The busiest airports in the US trust Burns’ 60-years of industry leadership in the design of new and renovated airfields, and our proven record of delivering $1 billion in construction for large, technically complex CAT II and CAT III facilities. Our team is the largest group of dedicated airfield ground lighting and navigation systems experts in the country, each with an average of 25 years of exclusively airfield work, who consistently:
Inspire our clients with vetted airfield systems solutions and construction savvy that informs every aspect of project planning – from LED fixture selection and innovative infrastructure design, to critical path schedule development.
Create resilient, reliable, redundant airfield ground lighting and navigation and power systems that are sized correctly and effectively.
Deliver custom solutions responsive to compressed schedules, unique project delivery approaches, long run maintenance needs, and final photometry and adjustment to ensure system performance.
Engineering Solutions and Core Competencies
- Electronic and visual navigational aids (NAVAIDS)
- Airfield Ground Lighting (AGL) Systems and Assessments
- Low Visibility Lighting and Guidance Control Systems
- Medium Voltage Distribution and Infrastructure
- Power coordination and Arc Flash Assessments and Studies
- Airfield Lighting and NAVAID Control Systems
- Inspections and Resident Project Representative Services
- Constructability and Project Phasing
Burns provides phasing and construction solutions, which accommodate scheduling and completion demands while focusing on airport operations and cost.
Burns’ team can work with airports’ purchasing department and develop comprehensive material lists to pre-purchase critical materials; ensuring fast track project schedules are maintained.
Burns provides solid advice on changing light technology and makes sure that airports understand the variables that go into system selection and the options that best address safety and the airport’s needs.
Burns creates designs where maintenance is considered from the basis of design, which ensures that when the inevitable maintenance is required, it is quickly and easily accomplished.
From traditional emergency generation systems to cutting-edge microgrid installations, Burns provides advanced power system consulting to ensure reliability and redundancy. Airports look to Burns to reconfigure the electrical infrastructure, not only to meet current demands, but also provide flexibility for the future.
The Burns team provides expert services in the field, from verification of the proper light installation to final acceptance of the lighting system. Performing inspections and providing direction on corrective actions ensure a tested and compliant system is delivered.