Board Approves 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan
The Louisville Regional Airport Authority Board of Directors recently approved its five-year capital improvement plan (fiscal years 2015-2019). The plan, which includes FAA and LRAA funding, estimates the Airport Authority will spend approximately $148.4 million on capital projects - $130.9 million at Louisville International and $17.5 million at Bowman Field.
Key components of the plan at the Louisville International Airport include the voluntary relocation and sound-insulation programs, the construction of Taxiway "R", the Runway 11-29 Safety Area Improvement Project Program, annual electrical and pavement rehabilitation projects and a Terminal Remodeling and Enhancement Project.
Bowman Field improvements include continuing the Airport Area Safety Program, the rehabilitation of Runway 6-24 and the construction of new exit taxiways on Runway 15-33.
All projects for both airports are subject to funding availability and must be approved by the LRAA board as part of the annual budget process.
Airport Authority Honored with Award
The Louisville Regional Airport Authority (LRAA) is the recipient of the Airport Consultants Council (ACC) 2014 Excellence in Procurement Award. The Airport Authority was selected for the award for demonstrating an excellence in procurement and contracting practices including consistently following FAA requirements for procuring professional services and providing all essential information to interested parties.
ACC President T.J. Schulz added, "LRAA has a procurement and contracting process that is clear, concise, consistent and leverages the skills of all team members to meet project goals. This commitment to cooperation leads to successful partnerships and fosters a healthy and competitive industry."
Commitment to Customer Service
A top priority at the Louisville International Airport is the on-going commitment to provide excellent customer service. To ensure customers' needs are met effectively, we regularly survey airport guests who use airport services. The results determine the annual Choice Awards for our business partners.
Congratulations to the following Louisville International Airport businesses that earned 2013 Choice Awards:
- Southwest Airlines earned the Travelers' Choice Award for the highest overall customer satisfaction rating among our airline partners.
- United Airlines earned the Travelers' Progress Award for the most significant progress in customer satisfaction among our airline partners.
- The Paradies Shops' CNBC News earned the Customers' Choice Award for the highest overall customer satisfaction among our non-airline partners.
- HMS Host's Stars of Louisville restaurant earned the Customers' Progress Award for the most significant progress in customer satisfaction among our non-airline partners.
Dwight Clayton Receives Engineering Award
The LRAA's Director of Engineering Dwight Clayton, P.E., A.A.E. was recently honored with the Outstanding Achievement in Government Award by the local chapter of the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers.
Clayton received this award for his dedication to the LRAA and oversight of the pavement rehabilitation projects on the two parallel runways at Louisville International Airport. It was noted the project "required a quick-turn demolition of the existing panels, placement of steel reinforcement and the replacement with high early strength concrete - all accomplished in 50 hours. Dwight has successfully led this innovative practice at Louisville International Airport for three consecutive years."
Steve Tucker Appointed to Kentucky Airport Zoning Commission
Steve Tucker, P.E. was recently appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to serve a four-year term as a commissioner of the Kentucky Airport Zoning Commission.
Tucker has served as a project engineer for the Louisville Regional Airport Authority for more than eight years. Prior to his time at the airport, he worked in facilities design and construction for the Louisville Water Company.
Steve holds a bachelor of science and a master of engineering in civil engineering degrees from the University of Louisville. He is a certified Professional Engineer (P.E.) and Professional Geologist.
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