b'DISASTER RECOVERYAPF57The Airport Authority selected AVCON, Inc. to design the replacement airfield lighting system. Once the project design and engineering is complete, it will solicit bids for construction.Moving on and Paying It ForwardWith time still remaining in the 2023 hurricane season, preparations are being made for the next potential storm. The Airport Authority is establishing a more formal emergency operation center in APFs aircraft rescue and firefighting building, and has also significantly increased its inventory of lights and sign parts. We still have lights that burn out more frequently, Brown reports. Its really dwindled now, but especially in the six months following the storm, we had fixtures going out all the time. WeAll types of employees selflessly responded to help reopenthe airport for flight operations. doubled our stock so that if anything were to happen, well be able to cover it. help FLL quickly return to operational status. We wanted to make Staff at APF deeply appreciated the help they receivedsure we were available because weve been the beneficiary of so from other airports after Hurricane Ian, and have reciprocatedmany other airports and organizations that helped us out after the whenever possible. One chance came in March 2023, when Fortstorm, says Burch. Were paying it back and paying it forward Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) got 25 incheswhenever we can.of rain in four hours during a freak storm. Unsurprisingly, FLLThe amount of support other airports gave us during that time experienced airfield issues; and APF leaders were among the firstwas fantastic, Brown agrees. Any chance that we get to pay it to offer help. Ultimately, they provided 50 taxiway edge lights toforward, we do. WERE YOUR ADVOCATEWell partner with you on proactive strategies to get the most out of your project development opportunities. We advocatefor your needs and the future of your airport.HANSON-INC.COM/FLYairport_improvement_Sept+Oct.indd 1 8/24/2023 1:31:11 PMAirportImprovement.comOctober 2023'