Reaching New Heights

Ghafari is known around the world for creating state-of-the-art aviation facilities and systems that help passengers and businesses move forward.

Our experience in the aviation industry spans the entire spectrum of airport facilities, from passenger terminals and aircraft maintenance hangars, to cargo centers and mission-critical facilities. Our approach is rooted in a strong understanding of each facility - from the role it plays in our clients' business to the way it fits within an existing airport environment. Based on this understanding, we elevate efficiency in project delivery, saving time and costs while minimizing interruptions to normal operations. Throughout the process our integrated aviation group combines industry expertise with advanced methodologies to bring businesses goals, facility processes, and passenger needs into harmony.

Market Services

  • Building Information Modeling
  • Airport and Site Master Planning
  • Business Process Design and Evaluation
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Discrete Event Simulation
  • High-Definition Laser Scanning
  • Integrated and Lean Project Delivery
  • Material Flow and Value Stream Mapping
  • Material Handling Applications Design
  • Sustainability
  • Tactical Operations Planning
  • Work Environment Design
Engineering and Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Administration
  • Data and Telecom Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Facility Assessments
  • Facility Programming and Planning
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • Mechanical and Plumbing Engineering
  • Safety and Security Design
  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Contract Documentation
  • Cost Control
  • Design-Build Management
  • Project Management
  • Program Management
  • Owner’s Representation

Facility Types

  • Air Cargo Processing Centers
  • Air Express Hubs
  • Aircraft Maintenance Facilities
  • Airport Rescue + Fire Fighting Facilities
  • Airport Traffic Control Towers
  • Catering Facilities
  • Corporate Hangars
  • Distribution Centers
  • GSE + Airport Maintenance Facilities
  • Mail Handling Facilities
  • Passenger Terminals
  • Terminal Radar Control Facilities
  • Training Facilities + Simulators

Systems + Operations

  • Aircraft Maintenance Operations Planning
  • Baggage Handling Systems
  • Cargo Handling Systems
  • Catering Operations Planning
  • Flight Training Facility Planning
  • High Speed Parcel Sortation
  • In-Line Baggage Screening Systems
  • Passenger Process Planning
  • Ramp Operations Planning
  • Security Systems

Select Clients

  • Abu Dhabi Airports Company
  • AeroMéxico
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Azul Brazilian Airlines
  • Chicago Department of Aviation
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Hamad International Airport
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Oman Air
  • Qatar Airways
  • SAEI / Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • UPS Airlines
  • US Navy
  • Wayne County Airport Authority

Market Resources

Market Specialists

Joe Gonzalez
Global Director of Design
Ted Oberlies
Senior Vice President, Aviation Group
Ali Solaksubasi
President, International Operations
Jim Terada
Project Director