The aviation industry has no doubt been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic but flying won’t be any less necessary as stay-at-home orders across the country ease. One of the most important tasks we can do as building systems engineers to support this essential industry is ease the fears of passengers by developing design strategies for infection control and social distancing.

View the PDF below to read the aviation design guidelines for infection control.

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About the Authors

James Dietz

Aviation Practice Director | Principal
With a passion for the user experience, James Dietz is the perfect individual to pilot our aviation practice. He believes that temperature, lighting, and acoustics play an important role in how much people enjoy a space, and it’s the design of those systems that makes the biggest difference, especially in the aviation market. James joined the Henderson family in 2008 and steadily rose through the ranks to his current role as an associate vice president. He is an active member of AIA KC, advocating for the design process. Outside of work, James seeks out ways to mentor others and give back to the community in numerous ways. He has volunteered with the ACE mentor program, participated in college and high school job shadowing programs, helps out with Sunday school at his church, and assists in cub scouting with his kids. One of his favorite give back entities is a local re-use store focused on helping the homeless in Kansas City.