Burns & McDonnell

Kansas City, Missouri 64114


About Burns & McDonnell


Product Summary

Design, construction, and project management


9400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri 64114
United States

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Burns & McDonnell is a leading international architectural engineering and construction firm specializing in: 

  • GSE maintenance facilities
  • aircraft maintenance hangars and shops for Line and Heavy maintenance
  • Aircraft Painting and Washing
  • aircraft ramp areas
  • airport fuel farms and hydrant fueling at gates
  • Helicopter maintenance facilities
  • air cargo warehousing
  • flight catering facilities
  • ARFF fire stations at airports
  • airport building and grounds maintenance facilities
  • ATC control towers
  • runways and taxiways
  • Terminals and concourses
  • Landside airport roadways and facilities

  • The firm also specializes in:
  • layout and design for airfields including runways, taxiways, NAVAIDS, airfield lighting, and airfield markings
  •  terminal gate utiliation, layouts, and utilities

As a premier design-build firm, Burns & McDonnell builds much of what we design.  We offer turnkey design-build and EPC services to clients for all facility types. We work for public and private clients in commercial aviation, military fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft maintenance, corporate and FBO aircraft maintenance and service, airfield design and construction, and airport fueling systems.

Products and Press Releases

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Fueling the Future at George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Feb. 28, 2024
Leaders from IAH Fuel, the fuel consortium of airline partners at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), joined airport leaders this week to celebrate the successful completion...

New Burns & McDonnell CEO Leslie Duke Aims to Safely and Successfully Build the Future of Critical Infrastructure

Jan. 8, 2024
Leslie Duke, the new CEO of Burns & McDonnell, is taking on the role during a time of tremendous importance and opportunity, as the United States is experiencing a construction...
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Burns & McDonnell Promotes Industry Leader to Serve Upper Midwest Aviation and Federal Clients

Feb. 10, 2022
Burns & McDonnell is strengthening its services in in the Upper Midwest in areas including aviation support and construction by promoting Mark Rivers to regional manager for the...
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STL bulk fuel storage facility project stakeholders gather for an official ribbon-cutting at the new facility.

New Bulk Fuel Storage Facility Prepares St. Louis Airport for Future Travel Demands

Sept. 29, 2021
This project is one of the few greenfield fuel facilities in the U.S. in last 30 years.
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Chamberlain Duru Joins Burns & McDonnell as Diverse Business Manager

Aug. 25, 2021
As the diverse business manager for the firm’s California offices, Duru will help advance a diverse supplier base, develop key client relationships and more.
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Burns & McDonnell Announces Key Leadership Promotion for Its Aviation and Federal Group

Feb. 3, 2021
At a pivotal time for the aviation and federal industries, Burns & McDonnell has named Joel DeBoer, senior vice president, to lead the Aviation & Federal Group, upon the retirement...
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Airports Council International-North America Names Brian Reed Vice Chair of World Business Partners/Associates Board of Directors

Jan. 19, 2021
Brian Reed, director of aviation strategic initiatives at Burns & McDonnell, has been elected as vice chair of the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) World ...
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Burns & McDonnell Names Rashmi Menon Vice President and General Manager of California Offices

Nov. 3, 2020
Burns & McDonnell, a 100% employee-owned engineering, architecture and construction firm, announced Rashmi Menon as vice president and general manager for the firm’s California...

Burns & McDonnell Names Chris Spann National Director of Aviation

Sept. 24, 2020
Burns & McDonnell has named Chris Spann as the new national director of aviation. In this role, Spann will lead and provide strategic vision for the company’s aviation group.Spann...

Articles & News

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2023 Airport Business Top 40 Under 40: Regan Teel, PE

Dec. 19, 2023
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2022 Airport Business Project of the Year: A New Pipeline Fuels the Future of St. Louis

Feb. 17, 2022
Burns & McDonnell aided St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in doubling capacity of its bulk jet fuel storage. The company completed the 3 million-gallon bulk jet fuel...
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Put Vital Aircraft Information at Your Fingertips

July 5, 2021
Burns & McDonnell is bringing more information to your fingertips to improve operations and planning at your airport. The Burns & McDonnell Aircraft Characteristics App allows...
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McConnell Air Force Base's new 10-story air traffic control tower was built just feet away from the site of the base's former tower.

Designing a Modern Lighthouse

April 15, 2021
Last year, McConnell Air Force Base received a new and much needed air traffic control tower, replacing its former from the 1950s.
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2020 Airport Business Top 40 Under 40: Jason T. Shepherd, PE

Nov. 24, 2020
It was the summer after he graduated college, walking every panel of pavement at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) performing pavement inspection that set...
Lawrence Jenkins
The modern terminal building was designed using inspiration from other mid-century buildings and décor found throughout Dallas.
FBOs & Tenants

2020 Airport Business Project of the Year: The Braniff Centre

June 11, 2020
Location: Tac Air, Dallas Love Field (DAL) Project: Braniff Centre Restoration Cost: $100 Million Master Plan Investment Completion: August Key Participants: Blue Star Land, ...
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Mission Critical: Keep Military Aviation Airborne

April 23, 2020
It’s no easy task meeting the needs of the military.
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Gates are standardized at the new Delta terminal at LaGuardia so any aircraft smaller than a A321 an utilize any gate.
Buildings & Maintenance

Delta's New Bite Into the Big Apple

Feb. 20, 2020
Delta Air Line’s opened its first new concourse at LGA in November as part of its $4 billion terminal investment at the airport. Concourse G is 105,000 square feet, with seven...
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2019 Airport Business Top 40 Under 40 Steven Koss, PE

Nov. 21, 2019
Steven Koss was handed an electrical circuit building starter kit from his father when he was a kid. As Koss grew older, he moved beyond the simple starter kit to build his first...
Josh Vaughn
Jets sit outside of the Clarksville Regional Airport, where not too long ago you'd be lucky to see 'one dusty old Cessna.'
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Economy Inflight

Oct. 17, 2019
Across the country, general and business aviation airports are capitalizing on a strong American economy to grow and become the economic drivers of their region.


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April 26, 2019
Burns & McDonnell has strengthened its aviation team with the recent addition of Brian P. Reed, PE, a longtime aviation industry executive with an extensive track record of leadership...
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2018 Airport Business Top 40 Under 40: Jason Fuehne, PE

Oct. 1, 2018
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Burns & McDonnell Expands Depth of Growing Aviation Team in Dallas-Fort Worth

May 23, 2018
Nathan Sims has joined Burns & McDonnell as an aviation systems project manager as the company continues to strengthen its growing aviation team in Dallas-Fort Worth.Sims joins...

Mary Ellen Eagan Named 2018 ACC Board of Directors Chair

The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the election of Mary Ellen Eagan, President and CEO of HMMH, as chair of the 2018 ACC Board of Directors. Eagan assumed...

Burns & McDonnell Strengthens Aviation Capabilities with Experienced Hires

Oct. 4, 2017
Burns & McDonnell has added five experienced project managers to its aviation team, extending the firm's established capabilities to deliver integrated and design-build project...
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Kansas City Terminal Project Heads to Voters

Sept. 22, 2017
When I took the job at Airport Business magazine back in February 2016, the first story I pitched to Editor-in-Chief Joe Petrie was an update on the battle to build a new terminal...

Burns & McDonnell KCI HOMETOWN Team Requests City Restart the KCI Selection Process Amid Potential Conflicts of Interest

Sept. 5, 2017
The Burns & McDonnell KCI HOMETOWN Team is calling for the City to restart the selection process to pick a firm to design, build and finance a new single-terminal KCI airport....

George Brett Endorses Burns & McDonnell Plan for Single-Terminal MCI

Aug. 1, 2017
Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer George Brett has endorsed the Burns & McDonnell KCI HOMETOWN Team in its drive to win City approval of a plan to design, build and privately finance...