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Ogden-Hinckley Airport is working with ADG Planners on a new Airport Master Plan. The Non-Hub Primary airport, outside of Salt Lake City, is home to more than 400 general aviation aircraft and serves regional passengers with commercial airline service.

The finishing touches were completed in late spring on the new $2.2 million concrete taxiway at the McPherson, KS Airport. The new pavement resolves compliance issues with current FAA design standards and increases property development opportunities at the Airport.

Hetrick Air Services, the Fixed Base Operator at the Lawrence, Kan. Municipal Airport, is making progress on a $5 Million expansion of hangar and apron facilities. ADG has provided technical support to the project architect and contractor to assure meeting FAA site planning and airspace regulations.

The Transportation Research Board's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 96: Apron Planning and Design Guidebook addresses best practices for planning, designing, and marking apron areas for all sizes and types of airports in the United States.

Airport Development Group, Inc. was a research/writing partner of the project managed by Ricondo and Associates and joined by contributors Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., Aviation Safety and Security Education Training, LLC, and Two Hundred, Inc.

The guidebook discusses apron planning and design considerations include facility geometrics, aircraft maneuvering, apron/airfield access points, operational characteristics, markings, lighting, and aircraft fleets. In addition, the types of aprons include terminal area, deicing, general aviation, cargo, maintenance, and remote aprons and helipads.

The report is available for free download at www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/169964.aspx.


President Juan Santos of Colombia, a University of Kansas graduate, made another return flight to the Lawrence Municipal Airport to receive an alumni award from KU. This Boeing 737 is the largest aircraft to ever operate on the 5,700-foot runway at Lawrence. As an ADG client since 1990, Lawrence Municipal Airport benefits from the proper blend of planning and engineering to safely land the 137,000 pound aircraft, and a wide variety of other piston and turbine aircraft.

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