Jviation is a privately-owned firm incorporated in the state of Colorado that focuses solely on the aviation market and airport-related projects. The firm’s management team consists of Principals, Jim Trott, P.E., J.D. Ingram, P.E., Jim Fluhr, P.E., and Travis Vallin, who have spent their careers serving airport clients throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and United States. The firm is comprised of 55 full-time professional, technical, and administrative staff.
Jim Trott, P.E.– Principal
Jim Trott has 27 years of engineering and construction experience in the planning, design and construction of airport projects across the United States. His expertise in the management of airport improvements, including airside, landside, and facility-related development projects, ensures successful results that meet airport, local community, and FAA goals. He provides a strong technical engineering background with specific expertise in airport development of runways, taxiways, aircraft parking aprons, terminal buildings, hangars, and roadway systems.
As a Principal in the firm, Jim also serves as President and Engineering Manager for Jviation, Inc. His corporate responsibilities include the day-to-day management of project managers, engineers and designers. He provides the overall design schedules and works with the project managers to balance staffing needs.
J.D. Ingram, P.E. — Principal
J.D. Ingram has 20 years of engineering experience in airport design and construction, heavy civil design and construction, and land development. His project management responsibilities encompass airport development projects from preliminary planning and design to preparation of bid packages, resolution of construction conflicts, construction administration, and management of staff and resources. J.D. has been the project manager on more than one-hundred projects totaling over $400M in construction value. These projects include terminals and concourse development, runway and taxiway rehabilitation, airfield lighting and navigational aid improvements, and land acquisition and fencing. As a Principal in the firm, J.D. also serves as Treasurer and overall Business Manager for Jviation, Inc., and handles the day-to-day financial management of the company.
Jim Fluhr, P.E. – Principal
Jim Fluhr is a civil engineer with 26 years of experience in airport design and development. His passion for aviation began when he worked for Continental Airlines at the old Stapleton Airport. His airport engineering career began as an onsite resident project engineer on several large airside construction projects. Jim also has vast experience as a project design engineer on projects ranging from new construction to rehabilitation of existing runways, taxiways, and air-carrier aprons. He has been the project manager on numerous projects, ranging from a new terminal building to airside and landside improvements. As a Principal in the firm, Jim also serves as Secretary and is responsible for oversight of the construction management projects for Jviation, Inc.
Travis Vallin – Principal
Travis Vallin began his aviation career in 1992 and was promoted to the state Aeronautics Director’s position in 1998. In his role as State Aviation Director, he worked with many diverse constituency groups to reach consensus on aviation issues impacting Colorado. His work on The Colorado Surveillance Project is a prime example of his leadership in bringing local, regional, statewide, and national interests together to create an innovative and cost-effective method to improve safety and efficiency within the National Airspace System. This program is one of the cornerstones of the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System emerging technologies effort designed to supplement existing radar technologies. Travis joined Jviation, Inc. in 2010 as a Vice President and became a Principal in 2012. He serves as Business Development Manager for the firm.