Developing Innovative Fire, Life Safety, and Security Solutions for the Aviation Industry

JENSEN HUGHES consultants and engineers are recognized authorities in fire and life safety engineering for the aviation industry. We apply in-depth expertise in a wide range of disciplines to address the fire and life safety challenges that are unique to airports and aviation facilities.  Our work in the aviation industry includes: preserving the integrity of unique architectural designs, ensuring life safety and fire protection within the stringent constraints of airport security, designing highly-effective emergency communications systems (ECS), and providing comprehensive services for effective air side operations safety.

Fire Protection Engineering Services

Our aviation experts routinely work with architects and construction managers to preserve unique architectural design features while ensuring code compliance and fire and life safety. We provide expert code compliance and systems design and can demonstrate the effectiveness of alternative design plans to regulatory authorities.  Our engineers use fire, smoke and egress models and tools to conduct performance based design and analysis to support your fire protection needs.

Emergency Security Systems & ECS Systems Design

We have extensive experience in designing systems that protect airport patrons, employees, and property from fire, smoke, and other emergency scenarios. Our state-of-the-art Emergency Communication Systems (ECS) support the latest notification processes to ensure effective, controlled response to emergency situations.  JENSEN HUGHES prepared a Security Concept of Design report for the expansion of the King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah that included the design of a fully integrated and automated airport security and safety system utilizing state-of-the-art technologies to optimize the safety and security of the entire KAIA terminal complex.

Evacuation Design & People Movement Modeling Services

Picture_Section 3 Evacuation - Sectors_Transportation_Airports and AviationAirport operators face a wide range of unique technical challenges to emergency response and evacuation planning, including stringent security requirements. JENSEN HUGHES engineers model people movement, taking into account a wide range of factors and behaviors, including code and security limitations and patron reluctance to participate. These comprehensive models enable JENSEN HUGHES and architects to design systems and processes that deliver optimal life and property protection in the event of fire, smoke hazard, and other emergency scenarios.



Airside Operations Safety

Picture_Section airside2 - Sectors_Transportation_Airports and AviationOur engineers have extensive experience in helping airports provide air side operations safety, including developing aircraft evacuation plans, jet fuel fire suppression plans, and aeronautical foam firefighting training.   All of JENSEN HUGHES’ services and consulting are fully integrated to address the unique challenges of the airport environment. We work with airport and airline personnel to implement systems and procedures designed to mitigate risk and deliver maximum life safety protection.

Aircraft Hangars

Aircraft HangarJENSEN HUGHES has extensive experience in providing fire protection engineering services for unique aviation infrastructure, including aircraft hangars, aviation engine test facilities (hush houses), aircraft production facilities, airports and related support facilities.  Services include fire protection design, life safety analysis, code consulting, fire detection and alarm design, smoke modeling, and fire hazard analysis.  JENSEN HUGHES consultants maintain current knowledge of trends in hangar fire protection design and environmental issues.   JENSEN HUGHES conducts research and testing on aircraft hangar suppression and detection system designs, and can assist with fire suppression and detection system design and criteria, operation and maintenance procedures, environmental criteria and AFFF containment designs, and special hazard designs.

Related Project Experience

  • Orlando International Airport, Orlando, FL
  • Sikorsky Aircraft, West Palm Beach, FLPicture_Section related projects- Sectors_Transportation_Airports and Aviation
  • Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority, Washington, DC
  • Logan International Airport, Boston, MA
  • Bell Aerospace Services, Ozark, AL
  • Dallas International Airport, Ryder Facility, Dallas, TX
  • Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation, Palmdale, CA
  • San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA
  • King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • New Doha International Airport, Qatar
  • Athens International Airport, Athens, Greece


Contact Us Today:

Contact us today using our online form or by contacting one of our many regional branches.  For specific questions regarding JENSEN HUGHES’ services for Airports and Aviation Facilities, please contact:

Mike Ferreira