LeighFisher is the long-time industry leader in airport business and financial planning. Our aviation clients include airport owners and operators, airport investors, and governmental regulators, such as the Federal Aviation Administration.
Commercial development is important to an airport's financial health. Airport sponsors are constantly seeking to diversify their revenues, reduce reliance on airline revenues, and remain cost-competitive. Independent passenger surveys have shown that airport retail programs are one of the key determinants of passenger satisfaction with their airport experience.
LeighFisher develops forecasts of enplaned passengers, aircraft operations (landings and takeoffs), air cargo traffic, and other aviation-related activity to support the analysis, planning, and financing of airport capital improvements, noise compatibility programs, and business operations.
LeighFisher is skilled in tenant negotiations with airlines, concessionaires, rental car companies, fixed base operators, and other tenants operating on airports.
LeighFisher provides a range of services for equity investors, including due diligence reviews prior to mergers, asset acquisition or disposal, advice on specific technical matters during project development and provision of management services during the design, construction and operation phases of projects.
Airports are an essential component of any nation's economic infrastructure. In many cases, governments have been unable to raise the funds necessary to keep pace with growing aviation demand. Some countries have turned to privatization as a means of attracting needed investment capital and management expertise for their airports.
LeighFisher is an industry leader in assisting airport management, government and other key stakeholders in addressing the complex issues of managing economic regulation and charges setting worldwide, and with assisting investors in understanding the impact of those two important elements on airport financial results and development over the long-term.
LeighFisher provides risk assessment and management services that embrace Strategic Risk, Technical Risk, and Capital Investment Risk.
LeighFisher has been at the forefront of the UK's Private Finance Initiative/PPP process, as well as supporting privately financed public sector projects throughout the world. We have a network of connections with financial institutions and have acted as lenders technical advisor over 130 projects.