Wingin' It - Arlington Municipal Airport Newsletter Wingin' It - Issue 5 - September 2015

Wingin’ It 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 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; 5000 S. Collins Street Arlington, TX 76018 Ofc: 817-459-5570 Fax: 817-466-8653 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 financial plan; • 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 request 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- (continued on Page 2) 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. NEED ASSISTANCE AFTER HOURS? OPERATIONS STAFF CAN BE REACHED 24/7 BY CALLING 817-459-5571 Comments or Suggestions for Upcoming Newsletters? email airport or call Trudi loy at 817-459-5570