Joshua L. Wussick

Industry Expert

Executive Summary

Joshua Wussick brings two decades of diverse aviation experience working on complex projects at both commercial and general aviation airports. He has served as a project manager, senior airport planner and environmental specialist at leading architectural and engineering firms across the nation.

His commitment to the aviation industry and ability to meet its challenging demands has allowed him to work on over 30 aviation projects at 20 airports in all four major U.S. time zones plus Alaska, including four of the busiest in the nation (LAX, ORD, PHX and IAH).

Wussick has spent his entire adult life advancing his career in aviation. He started at John Wayne Airport in 1997, where he worked on the ramp loading bags and mail while still in high school. Upon graduation, he started flight training and went on to earn a commercial pilot certificate with multi-engine and instrument ratings.

Since those humble beginnings, he has worked at a flight school and pilot supply store, and held positions in air cargo and airport operations. He brings over 10 years of airport planning and design experience at airports ranging in size from Airplane Design Group (ADG) I through VI.

An adjunct professor for the Aviation Program at California State University, Los Angeles, Wussick is committed to shaping future aviation professionals through continued involvement with his alma mater. He also participates as an aviation expert panelist for the its senior seminar course. In 2013, Wussick was recognized as one of Airport Business Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40.

Experience Highlights

AECOM, Los Angeles, California

Aviation Planning Project Manager – Airside, Terminal Planning, Operations

  • Worked as airside and terminal planner with the Airports Development Group at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), serving as an extension of staff.
  • Led and managed production of Program Definition Manual for Midfield Satellite Concourse, a new terminal at LAX.
  • Served as project manager for various planning projects at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.
  • Served as senior planner and handled quality assurance and control for Philadelphia International Airport Terminal Modernization Program
  • Served as senior planner and handled quality assurance and control for Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Terminal Modernization Program.

HNTB Corporation, Houston, Texas

Aviation Planning Project Manager

  • Served as project manager for on-call planning contract with the Houston Airport System.
  • Managed a $6.0 million contract for various projects at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), including Terminal D reconstruction.
  • Led and managed production of Program Definition Manual for Mickey Leland International Terminal and Program Definition Document for storm water pollution control systems at IAH.
  • Conducted asset condition and structural assessments for automated people mover and parking garage at IAH.

Armstrong Consultants, Grand Junction, Colorado

Airport Planner and Environmental Specialist

  • Responsible for airport master plans, airport layout plans, environmental assessments, and airside and landside planning and design for projects at various general aviation airports in Arizona and Utah.
  • Handled stakeholder, interagency coordination and public presentations for various airport projects, including spill prevention control and countermeasure plans.

HNTB Corporation, Los Angeles, California

Aviation Planner

  • Provided AutoCAD, graphic and presentation, technical writing and other client support for the Airport Master Plan Update, Airport Master Plan Program and Destination Lindbergh at San Diego International Airport.
  • Managed and prepared various reports for Los Angeles International Airport, including Specific Plan Amendment Study and Crossfield Taxiway Project, Tom Bradley International Terminal New Large Aircraft Project and Midfield Satellite Concourse Project Definition Reports.


B.S., Aviation Administration, California State University, Los Angeles
Short Course on Airport Systems Planning & Design, University of California, Berkeley
Basic Airport Safety and Operations Specialist School, AAAE and FAA