FedEx Hub Expansion at Indianapolis International Airport

Indianapolis International Airport boasts the world's second-largest FedEx Express hub. Driven by the need to accommodate steady growth in e-commerce activity, FedEx Express is undergoing a massive expansion of their Ground Support Equipment (GSE) staging area and wide-body aircraft apron. CHA is providing ongoing program development, engineering design, construction administration, and construction observation services.

The planned GSE staging area expansion covers approximately 38 acres of site development, while the wide-body aircraft apron expansion spans roughly 75 acres. CHA has effectively collaborated with FedEx to establish design schedules that accommodate critical program deadlines. This involved identifying long lead items and critical construction scheduling in close partnership with FedEx and the contractor. These collaborative efforts have allowed CHA to continue design work concurrently with construction, ensuring FedEx meets its completion deadlines. Additionally, CHA's strong relationship with the Indianapolis Airport Authority facilitated timely approval of safety, phasing plans, and work permits, enabling FedEx to seamlessly integrate the expansion into sort operations as project phases conclude. The expansion significantly enhances FedEx Express hub's package-handling capacity and physical footprint at Indianapolis International Airport.

Project summary


The project includes 113 acres of site development.


The facility is the world's 2nd largest FedEx Express hub.

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Todd Schultheis, PE*

Todd Schultheis, PE*
Vice President, Chief Engineer

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Todd directs CHA’s aviation engineering and planning team and serves as senior principal engineer for airport development. With over three decades of experience in aviation planning and development, Todd manages projects of all sizes, covering airfield, landside, and specialized airport facilities. He partners project managers to define project scopes, timelines, budgets, resources, and quality assurance, providing high-quality aviation services.