Airport upgrades

$47,304,871 upgrades completed in early 2011

$39.8 million overhaul/upgrades from the Federal Aviation Administration:
    •  FAA Category B-II to D-II upgrade
    •  New seamless runway
    •  Full parallel taxiway
    •  New ILS approach
    •  40% increase in ramp parking
    •  New Doppler VOR/DME ordered

$7.5 million in upgrades from Garfield County:
    •  Nine hangar parcels developed
    •  3″ asphalt overlay of the ramp
    •  New light aircraft parking ramp
    •  New Airport Administration Building
    •  Water system improvements
    •  New perimeter roads
    •  New security camera system
    •  Upgraded ARFF vehicle
    •  New airfield electrical back-up generators
    •  New high intensity rotating beacon
    •  Complete fuel farm overhaul

NEWRunway length7,000’7,000’Runway width100’100’Full parallel taxiwaynoyesRSA width300’500’RSA length600’1,000’Runway OFA600’800’Taxiway width35’50’Lead-in to fillets100’150’Fillet radius centerline40’55’Visual slope indicatorsVASIPAPIAirfield lightsMIRLHIRLRunway slope1.2%.8%Approach lightsnoneODALSIFR minimums1588/51263/4
A perfectly smooth, seamless runway
The continuous paving process meant no transverse joints were created, causing no jolts for landing aircraft.

Hangar Development Area
The airport has developed two separate parcels of land for hangar development.The first area contains nine new lease parcels that will accommodate large hangars of 100’x100′ or larger. This area includes a new taxiway, roads, water, sewer and power and is designed for heavy aircraft traffic up to 134,500 lbs gross landing weight.
The second area is available for development of smaller hangars, t-hangars or shade hangars. This area is designed for the smaller aircraft under 12,000 lbs gross landing weight.