Authority Board Approves 5-Year Capital Plan
The Louisville Regional Airport Authority Board of Directors recently approved a five-year capital plan (fiscal years 2014-2018). The plan that includes FAA and LRAA funding estimates the Airport Authority will spend approximately $173.9 million on capital projects - $163.9 at Louisville International and $10 million at Bowman Field.
Key components of the plan include the voluntary relocation and sound-insulation programs, improvements to the airfield to accommodate the newest and largest commercial aircraft, runway safety-area enhancements and the Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program that is designed to meet the more stringent FAA airspace safety standards. All projects are subject to funding availability and must be approved as part of the annual budget process.
Crittenden Dr. North Connector Project
In preparation for construction of the Crittenden Drive North Connector (second phase) of the three-phase Crittenden Drive Relocation Project, Ottawa, Hiawatha and a section of Louisville Avenues and Dakota Street were closed on Wednesday, January 30. Relocating Crittenden Drive allows for the continued construction of Taxiway "A," a crucial airfield improvement that will permit the airport handle the largest long-range commercial aircraft.
The almost $6 million construction contract was awarded to Louisville Paving and is funded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Construction of the North Connector is expected to be complete in early November 2013.
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Louisville International Receives Training Award
The Louisville International Airport was one of 70 airports that received the ANTN Digicast Excellence in Airport Training award from the American Association of Airport Executives for training completed in 2012.
An ANTN Excellence in Airport Training award signifies that an airport's employees have completed a certain amount of federally mandated, airport-specific and continuing education training using the ANTN Digicast's Web-based training system. The training system offers training topics including operations, ARFF, security, customer service and human resources.
Expanding Hemispheres Cleaning
The Expanding Hemispheres sculpture (or kites) by artist Richard Smith that is displayed in the dome of the airside rotunda at Louisville International Airport has been temporarily removed for cleaning. Donated to the airport in 1992 by the Brown-Forman Corporation, Smith's work serves as a tribute to aviation and features some of the materials used in the earliest aircraft. A textile conservationist will clean and treat the art, which will be reinstalled by mid-March.