b'24 EATRAMPSPangborn Memorial Readies for Bigger,Greener Future With Apron ExpansionBY CHRIS JONESWhen it comes to airport improvements, some projectswant that constant maintenance concern for satisfy current needs and others address long-termareas where heavy aircraft are making slow growth or environmental goals. The latest development atturns, says EAT Director Trent Moyers. In front Pangborn Memorial Airport (EAT) checks all three boxes. of the terminal, concrete just made sense.Over the past two summers, the small commercial airport inIt also made sense to include two East Wenatchee, WA, replaced its 95,000-square-foot asphaltenvironmentally conscious design features in apron with 160,000 square feet of more durable concrete. Portionsthe FAA-funded expansion. The first involved of a parallel taxiway were also relocated to place them closer toa new runoff collection system for capturingTRENT MOYERSthe sole runway. The nearly $12 million project, which finishedand storing dispersed glycol from aircraft deicing operations. The this September, gives EAT room to grow and more space to parksecondutility connections for electric-powered aircraftwill help aircraft, including those as large as a Boeing 737.EAT meet the needs of a fleet still in commercial development.As we looked at what our pavement condition was and theTo be as green as possible was the goal, and I think we repairs we had to do to an asphalt apron, moving forward we didntachieved that, Moyers says.October 2023AirportImprovement.com'