Armidale Regional Airport will extend its airside apron to allow for parking of additional and larger aircrafts. The extension will not only accommodate for the current increased passenger demand of the airport but also future proof the apron against expected aircraft changes in the future.
The $3.8 million project is jointly funded by Armidale Regional Council and NSW Government.
Contractors, KCE Pty Ltd, were engaged through a tender process to undertake the apron expansion project.
Work has commenced on-site with preliminary activity adjoining the apron. The works will be phased and include night works to ensure the apron remains operational, minimising interruption to the travelling public.
Visitors to the airport will notice a change in plane parking positions and the shift is a temporary one to allow Phase 1 works to commence. The full program of works should be completed mid May, weather permitting.
The subgrade stabilisation of the Phase 1 pavement area and proof-rolling to check the compaction levels has been completed. A retaining wall adjacent to the main terminal building has been completed.
Two coat sealing on areas near the existing Apron and Taxiway A (Zones 02 & 03) is complete as well as the application of primer on the new apron. Primer is now being applied to light duty pavement in front of the terminal building.
Electrical conduits, water mains, sub soil drains and general aviation apron extension is n progress.
Published on 28 Jan 2020