Category - Runway/Ramp

New Engine-Testing Facility Enhances Safety, Functionality and Efficiency at Michigan Airport

New Engine-Testing Facility Enhances Safety, Functionality and Efficiency at Michigan Airport
A new $7 million ground run-up enclosure is boosting safety and operating efficiency at Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport (OSC), a general aviation airport in northeastern Michigan, along the Lake Huron shoreline.

Punta Gorda Closes Runway, Powers Through Rebuild Project

Punta Gorda Closes Runway, Powers Through Rebuild Project
File it under “good things come to those who wait.” The roughly year-long reconstruction and rehabilitation of the primary runway at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) was a welcome improvement that took patience, planning and lots of enabling projects.

Vancouver Int’l Turns Untimely Winter Storms Into Opportunity for Improvement

Vancouver Int’l Turns Untimely Winter Storms Into Opportunity for Improvement
Staff members at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in British Columbia refer to the experience almost cryptically as “the Four Days in December.” And it’s as ominous as it sounds. A mix of snow, freezing rain, low temperatures and fog arrived in waves over four crucial holiday travel days in December 2022.

Airports Apply Heavy Surface Treatment to Increase Service Life of Asphalt Runways

Airports Apply Heavy Surface Treatment to Increase Service Life of Asphalt Runways
The history of airfield pavement is filled with products and technologies originally developed for the road and highway industry. The latest chapter in that story is an asphalt surface treatment that has been successfully applied in more than 20 significant airport projects since 2019, including three general aviation runways completed late last year in Colorado, Minnesota and North Dakota.

Round-the-Clock Work Helps Cheyenne Regional Finish Paving Project On Time

Round-the-Clock Work Helps Cheyenne Regional Finish Paving Project On Time
It snowed on April 4, 2023, in Cheyenne, WY. That’s the day Cheyenne Regional Airport (CYS) closed its main runway to commercial traffic for the final paving phase of a multi-year reconstruction project. From that day until Sept. 9, when the first flight full of SkyWest Airlines passengers took off from the new pavement, crews endured the second-wettest year in Cheyenne history.

Finish Line in Sight at St. Louis Lambert Int’l

Finish Line in Sight at St. Louis Lambert Int’l
A major rehabilitation of the main runway at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is nearing completion. Runway 12R-30L, which handles about 40% of the airport’s flight operations, is scheduled to reopen sometime in November after being closed for the last two construction seasons.

Pangborn Memorial Readies for Bigger, Greener Future With Apron Expansion

Pangborn Memorial Readies for Bigger, Greener Future With Apron Expansion
When it comes to airport improvements, some projects satisfy current needs and others address long-term growth or environmental goals. The latest development at Pangborn Memorial Airport (EAT) checks all three boxes.

San Francisco Int’l Expedites Project to Repave Runway and Replace Lighting

San Francisco Int’l Expedites Project to Repave Runway and Replace Lighting
Earlier this year, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) revealed plans to repave its shortest runway, 1L-19R, with new asphalt. That’s not unusual, because the airport regularly performs minor routine maintenance on its four runways combined with a full repaving every 10 to 12 years based on usage.

Toronto Pearson Int’l Sees Benefits of Runway Rehab Project

Toronto Pearson Int’l Sees Benefits of Runway Rehab Project
After an extensive rehabilitation completed in a single construction season, the second-busiest runway at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) officially reopened in November 2022.

New Parking Ramp at Raleigh-Durham Int’l Full From Day One

New Parking Ramp at Raleigh-Durham Int’l Full From Day One
This April, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) solved what many in the industry would consider a champagne problem with a new $33 million overnight parking ramp for aircraft.

Airfield Improvements at Lubbock Executive Include Elevated Linear Taxiway Lights

Airfield Improvements at Lubbock Executive Include Elevated Linear Taxiway Lights
Lubbock Executive Airpark used to close on weekends so race enthusiasts could use its 3,500-foot runway as a drag strip. And until recently, the airfield was lit by all-weather 75-watt light bulbs purchased from the local hardware store.

Taxiway Project at Oakland Int’l Offers Concrete Example About Power of Communication, Teamwork

Taxiway Project at Oakland Int’l Offers Concrete Example About Power of Communication, Teamwork
Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) in California orchestrated a complex, multi-phase rebuild of a critical taxiway that was substantially completed in about 80 days without any disruptions to airline traffic.

Apron at Centralia Shows Minimal Wear After Three Decades of Use

Apron at Centralia Shows Minimal Wear After Three Decades of Use
The 30-year-old apron at Centralia/James T. Field Memorial Airport (YCE) in Huron Park, ON, has only recently started to show a few cracks, thanks to a fiberglass material installed between its asphalt layers in 1993.

Indianapolis Int’l Pioneers Use of Carbon Capture for Runway Project

Indianapolis Int’l Pioneers Use of Carbon Capture for Runway Project
Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is the eighth-largest cargo facility in the U.S. and home to the world’s second-largest FedEx operation—not to mention its 8 million annual passengers. With that kind of traffic on two parallel primary runways, airfield improvements require careful planning and coordination.

Maintenance Team at Ford Int’l Creates Custom Trailer for Runway Barricades

Maintenance Team at Ford Int’l Creates Custom Trailer for Runway Barricades
Picture this: A small portion of the airfield at Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI, needs to be repaired. For safety purposes, low-profile barricades must be placed around the work zone. The area in question is about a quarter-mile from the shed where the barricades are stored, so crews would presumably need to haul the bulky barriers to the construction site in the back of a pickup truck, which can only carry five barricades at a time. The job requires 60 barricades, so that means 12 round trips and several hours of time.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int’l Prepares for More Traffic

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int’l Prepares for More Traffic
While accommodating diverted aircraft is a steady income producer, airport officials are also working to encourage commercial, corporate and general aviation operators to use AVP as their permanent base. Until recently, however, the airport did not have enough hangars to attract new corporate and general aviation clients. To alleviate this problem, AVP has initiated two large hangar projects in the last two years.

Quad Cities Airport Eliminates Airfield Bullseye

Quad Cities Airport Eliminates Airfield Bullseye
When it comes to airfield safety, lengthening runways is often the answer. At Quad Cities International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL, the opposite was true. The Midwestern airport recently resolved a long-standing safety issue by shortening its general aviation runway.

Another End-Around Taxiway Yields Many Benefits at Dallas Fort Worth Int’l

Another End-Around Taxiway Yields Many Benefits at Dallas Fort Worth Int’l
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) completed its Northeast End-Around Taxiway Project in May, making it the only U.S. airport with an end-around taxiway at both ends of a runway. The recently completed project was the last component of DFW’s three-phase Northeast End-around Taxiway Program, which started in 2018 and cost a total of $46 million.

Van Nuys Runway Project Requires Precise Scheduling

Van Nuys Runway Project Requires Precise Scheduling
When it becomes necessary to shut down one of your two main runways for reconstruction, careful planning is critical. The stakes are even higher when you manage one of the busiest general aviation airports in the United States. That was the challenge Justin Erbacci, chief executive officer of Los Angeles World Airports, faced earlier this year regarding Van Nuys Airport (VNY).

New Airside Layout Completes $4 Billion Terminal Overhaul at LaGuardia

New Airside Layout Completes $4 Billion Terminal Overhaul at LaGuardia
Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) was built in the 1960s when both aircraft and air passenger numbers were much smaller. As the airport entered its sixth decade with passenger counts surging to 15 million and aircraft reaching record size, one of its biggest challenges was space constraints for aircraft taxiing to and from the gates.

Jackson Hole Airport Reconstructs Runway During 78-Day Closure

Jackson Hole Airport Reconstructs Runway During 78-Day Closure
Sooner or later, most single-runway airports have to bite the bullet and shut down to rehab their airstrip. For Jackson Hole Airport (JAC), that time came this spring. When the Wyoming airfield reopened in late June, it had a reconstructed runway designed to last for many decades and improvements in and around the terminal, to boot.

Project Team at Pope Army Airfield Demonstrates Military Schedule Discipline During Runway Reconstruction

Project Team at Pope Army Airfield Demonstrates Military Schedule Discipline During Runway Reconstruction
Previously known as Pope Air Force Base, POB is part of the Fort Bragg garrison. Its lead Air Force tenant unit is the 43rd Air Mobility Operations Group, which is responsible for rapid strategic deployment of forces assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command and the U.S. Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps and 82nd Airborne Division.

Reconstructed Runway is Crowning Achievement in Cullman Regional’s Airfield Overhaul

Reconstructed Runway is Crowning Achievement in Cullman Regional’s Airfield Overhaul
When Ben Harrison became director at Cullman Regional Airport-Folsom Field (CMD) one decade ago, there were several projects that needed his attention. Originally constructed in 1958, the north/south runway had been improved throughout the years, but there were limited records about the work.

Are You Meeting Part 139 Requirements for Airfield Lighting?

Are You Meeting Part 139 Requirements for Airfield Lighting?
Airport operators generally have the misconception that if the lights are on, all is well. Tests, however, show that nothing could be further from the truth. The human eye is simply unable to detect reductions in the photometric performance of working fixtures, and this can potentially have serious safety implications.

Central Wisconsin Airport Takes First Step in Decoupling Runways

Central Wisconsin Airport Takes First Step in Decoupling Runways
The $14 million runway reconstruction that Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) completed last fall not only rebuilt its 53-year-old runway. The project also sets the stage for another airfield project that will improve safety and help ensure future viability of the airport. Runway 17-35 dates back to 1974, five years after CWA was originally constructed and opened.

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