Aviation project manager and terminal planner Robert Feteanu has joined architecture and construction company HDR as its Canadian aviation lead and a global aviation strategic advisor.
Feteanu, who will be based in Toronto, Ontario, will be responsible for HDR’s growing aviation practice in Canada, while also supporting the firm’s existing work in the USA, the Middle East and Asia. He will oversee multi-disciplined project teams and work directly with global clients to advance airport facilities in Canada and around the world.
Feteanu’s experience lies in functional programming and passenger processing in airport terminals. He has acted as technical lead and project manager for space programming, airport simulation and traffic analysis for the Changi Terminal 5 in Singapore, Hamad International in Doha, Taipei Terminal 3 in Taiwan and the New Midfield Terminal in Abu Dhabi. Feteanu has also led asset optimization tasks and terminal modernization programs for existing airports such as JFK in New York (Terminals 4, 5 and 7), Portland PDX in Oregon, Manchester in the UK, and Toronto Pearson and Montreal Trudeau in Canada.
Feteanu said, “The aviation industry is on the verge of major transformations ranging from touchless terminal buildings to carbon-neutral aircraft and facilities, from enhanced passenger experience to inter-connected transportation and logistics hubs. Aviation will be one of the most active infrastructure sectors in the years to come, with projects that will reshape the development and operations of airports.”
Bill Peduzzi, aviation director at HDR, said, “HDR has steadily expanded the global reach of our aviation practice in recent years and Robert will be a great asset for our international clients as our practice grows further. His understanding of modern airport needs is matched by his proficiency with the latest advancements in the industry. I’m excited to see how Robert’s global expertise will assist our clients across the world.”