For projects that are grant eligible, Falcon Field must coordinate with other City of Mesa departments as well as the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on funding and construction schedules, so the airport does not have sole discretion on project timing. However, every effort is made to coordinate with airport businesses and tenants to minimize impacts.
The City of Mesa and contractors work to complete projects as quickly as possible while minimizing inconvenience to airport users. As with any construction projects, weather and unforeseen circumstances can cause delays.
For questions about airport capital improvement projects, contact Brad Hagen, Airport Projects & Operations Supervisor, at (480) 644-4230 or email@example.com.
Capital Improvement Project Update August 2016
D-1 Run-Up Area Realignment Project
The project to realign the D-1 run-up area is scheduled to begin Monday, January 9, 2017. This realignment is required for the Airport to meet new FAA standards to reduce runway incursions and to improve safety.
The new FAA standard does not allow aircraft to have straight direct access from the ramp to the runway. This project will consist of adding two islands in the D-1 run up area that will require pilots to make directional turns after a run-up and before proceeding to the hold short line of the runway. In addition, there will be six holding bay configurations along Taxiway D where pilots can conduct aircraft run-up operations.
This project will be phased (see diagram below and attached). Initially, the green area will be barricaded off and pilots will be able to use the run-up area at the D-1 taxiway connector (blue shaded area). After the initial phase (green shaded area) is complete, it will be opened and the run-up area to the west (blue area) will be closed. Taxiway D from D-2 to D-3 will be closed. Pilots will be able to access Runway 4R via D-3 for an intersection departure or back taxi operation, or taxi on the ramp through to the D-1 run up area.
Both runways will remain open during this improvement project. Pilots will have access to a run-up area at all times (either the blue or green shaded areas).
The project is estimated to take 27 calendar days. The City of Mesa and the contractors will work to complete the work as quickly as possible while minimizing inconvenience to Airport users. As with any construction project, weather and unforeseen circumstances can cause delays. Closures are subject to change. Pilots should check NOTAMS for the most current information as unexpected delays may occur.
Thank you for your patience as we undertake this airport improvement project!
New Non-Movement Boundary Location Change
In order to meet new FAA safety standards, the aircraft run-up area by Taxiway D-1 has been realigned. As part of this realignment, the non-movement area boundary line has been relocated (the marking which identifies the requirement to have tower permission to cross). Below is an airfield diagram that identifies the new location of the non-movement area boundary line.
To ensure safety, it is critical that any person, ground vehicle, or aircraft contact the air traffic control tower for permission prior to crossing the non-movement boundary line. If a person, vehicle, or aircraft crosses the non-movement line without tower permission, it is classified as an incursion and the FAA will investigate the incident.
Please use caution when operating near the new realignment by the run up area at D-1, as the location of the non-movement area boundary line is in a new location.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bradley Hagen, A.A.E. Airport Projects & Operations Supervisor, at 480-644-4230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.