Wingin' It - Arlington Municipal Airport Newsletter Wingin' It - Issue 5 - September 2015
Arlington Municipal Airport Newsletter
Issue 5—Sept. 2015
Draft Minimum Standards & Airport Development Plan
After an 18-month process, the Airport Development Plan is complete. The final draft
will be available at http://www.arlington-tx.gov/airport/airport-development-plan/.
The scope of services for the Development Plan included:
Public workshops and committee meetings were held to obtain input from airport
tenants, airport commercial operators, air traffic control tower personnel, TxDOT
Aviation, various City departments, City Council and citizens;
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Arlington, TX 76018
Focus on Safety
• Forecasts of future demand, an assessment of future facility needs, the evaluation
of airport development alternatives to meet the future facility needs, and a When driving on the air-
port, remember the speed
• An environmental evaluation, including a new noise contour study;
A new Airport Layout Plan, which displays existing Airport infrastructure, and a Air safety and surface
error prevention program
comprehensive list of potential capital projects. Once approved by TxDOT Aviation
pamphlets are available on
and the FAA, the City may request federal and state grants for up to 90% of a
project’s cost, but funding is not guaranteed.
limit is 15 mph
If you notice suspicious
behavior, make notes or
take a photo of the activity.
Call airport operations at
817-459-5571 . Keep your
distance and don’t take
As part of the Development Plan, the Airport is revising the Airport Governance
risks with your safety.
The first step in the approval process begins when the Planning and Zoning Commis-
sion considers adoption of the Development Plan, as an addition to the City’s
Comprehensive Plan, in early October. If approved, the City Council will consider
adoption of the Development Plan later in the month.
Documents. Drafts will be available for review and comment at http://www.arlington-
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2017 and 2018 Capital Improvement Projects
The Aviation Division of the Texas Department of Transportation has released their
Capital Improvement Program for the 2017 and 2018 fiscal years. The Airport has re-
ceived notice that two projects have been included. In FY7, TxDOT Aviation has pro-
grammed a 90% grant for the estimated $1,536,100 cost of a new perimeter
fence. The City has earmarked $153,610 in gas well funding for the City’s share.
In FY18, an estimated grant of $1,802,400 is included for additional aircraft parking
apron in the central and southern areas of the Airport. The City’s share will be
$180,240, and the Airport will make a request to fund our share from gas well royal-
ties during the next budget cycle.
OPERATIONS STAFF CAN BE
REACHED 24/7 BY CALLING
Comments or Suggestions for
email airport @arlingtontx.gov
or call Trudi loy at 817-459-5570