Adriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1140 posts, RR: 18 Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1591 times:
The government of the State of Mexico will soon be recieving TLC airport from Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares (ASA, current airport operator). I've heard TLC will soon start maintenance in the 15 edge of its 15-33 runway. For this purpose, the threshold will be reduced in about 1000m for a few months.
Eventually, the runway will be broadened by 9 meters (30Ft), and the 15 edge will receive an additional 169 meters (554Ft) of runway lenght. This will make TLC the longest runway in Latin America, with 4369 meters (14324 Ft). ACN will be increased to 56. Center lights will be added to the rwy.
Also, the current Alfa taxiway will be made to stretch all along the runway, and broadened to 23 metres (75Ft).
All of the above are works related to upgrading TLC to becoming a CatIII(b) airport. The money will be coming from the arks of the State government.
Does anybody here have additional info with regard to this?
Mitchell Gant From Montserrat, joined Aug 2000, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1542 times:
The improvements being made at TLC should help the authorities in the D.F. area to get airlines flying to alterate airports such as TLC, PBC, CVJ and QRO. Continental Express begins non-stop service between Toluca and Houston on 10 June.
Cx340 From Mexico, joined Sep 2000, 609 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1505 times:
I happen to be a very good friend of the main partner of the firm that won the bidding process and is installing the CATIII(b) equipment in TLC. I will contact him and see what else can I find out. His firm specializes in airport development and infrastructure and he is very active in this area in Mexico, so I'll try to get info on TLC as well as other airports. Last thing he told me is that a project is supposed to start soon for the lengthening of the runway at Palenque, but being a very complicated thing to acheive "conventionally" because of geographic conditions, some innovative ideas are popping out. . .le't just say that I suggested he took a look at the hundreds of pictures of Funchal/Madeira on this site. . .