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 Brent Shiner A.A.E., Airport Projects & Operations Supervisor, at (480) 644-4230 or email@example.com.
Capital Improvement Project Update April 2017
The City of Mesa is committed to providing an exceptional air transportation facility. Continuous airfield upgrades include more than $3 million in improvements to be completed in 2017 to enhance safety, protect aircraft and add convenience for pilots. Airport lighting will be upgraded to energy-efficient LED lights on both runways and all taxiways, and all runway and taxiway signage will be replaced. Installation of an Airport Surface Observation System (ASOS) will provide 24-hour weather information to pilots. A new aircraft washing facility will include a 3,000-square-foot covered, lighted service bay, a 3,000-square-foot open-air service bay and new washing equipment.
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 Brent Shiner A.A.E., Airport Projects & Operations Supervisor, at 480-644-4230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.