b'68 BAKSECURITY Columbus Municipal PartnersWith Tenants, FAA to ImproveAccess Control BY RONNIE WENDTMany people wouldnt live in aand staff changed the key codes frequently. home without a fence around it,But it never took long for tenants to begin but tenants at Columbus Municipalsharing them with others. Airport (BAK) were perfectly content with aIt was a very insecure environment, lack of formidable fencing around the generalPayne recalls. Everyone from trash truck aviation airfield. The same 4-foot tall-farm-styledrivers to Cintas uniform truck drivers went FACTS&FIGURES fence surrounded the perimeter of the nearlythrough the gate and dropped off things Project: Perimeter & Interior Fencing80-year-old Indiana airport since 1970.at the hangars. From a safety and security Related Elements: Landside Access Roads &Everyone using thestandpoint, it made me very concerned.Parking airport was very pleasedThen, the Part 139 airport experienced a Location: Columbus (IN) Municipal Airport with that standard fence,near miss when a motorcyclist visiting a base Cost: $2.79 million says Airport Directortenant drove across a runway in front of an Brian Payne. But weaircraft on final decent. After this incident, Funding: FAA Airport Improvement Program grants had a lot of issues with Construction: Oct. 2021 Payne decided enough was enough. He people driving acrossnotified the FAA and requested help to Consultant: Woolpert taxi lanes in front of theirBRIAN PAYNE remedy the situation. Fencing Contractor: Hastie Fence Co. hangars. There were no other access points. His request landed the airport nearly Access Control System: Summit Control $3 million in FAA Airport Improvement Key Benefits: Increased safety/security for tenantsThe airport controlled access with codedProgram grants for infrastructure and safety & aircraft operators; enhanced wildlife management locks at entry points in the perimeter fencing,improvements. January | February 2022AirportImprovement.com'