Some Port Updates:
-Gates 6 and 8 are supposed to open this month which will allow 12 to close and the last of the stinger getaways to be removed and reconfigured. All new gates should be open by October.
-Construction starts next month on the new massive Consolidated Maintenance Complex. This is a really big project.
-Demo should start in the next couple months on 4 old airfare buildings and 6 trailers
-Master Plan still being reviewed by FAA. 6 months my ass
-Apron buildout of tenant space in new terminal expansion several weeks behind schedule
-Apron Expansion part 2 now expected to be done in December 2019
-New IT building still in design/engineering
Thanks for the update, freerover! I'm curious about the CMC; the photo you posted makes it seem like a "simple" office complex. Is it not supposed to be for aircraft mx?
And 6 months...my ass, too.
Here is some background on the CMC
The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has plans to construct a Consolidated Maintenance Facility to provide maintenance support for airport daily operations. The new site, located off of Golf Course Road that intersects with SH 71 will serve as the headquarters for maintenance (airline, building, and field), motor pool, warehouse, trades (carpeting, mechanical, plumbing, welding, and wildlife), deicing, recycling, truck wash bay, airport police unit and police K-9 center. Located on 29.88 acres on current airport property, the single complex design supports the need for additional maintenance facilities that are currently located at various locations at the Austin airport. It will also provide covered storage of maintenance vehicles and other important and expensive assets. Six buildings, including maintenance headquarters, motor pool, warehouse, trades, and airport police units have been designed to achieve LEED Silver certification. Construction on the consolidated maintenance complex buildings totaling 133,150 square feet is estimated to begin in 2019 with an estimated completion date in 2020.Description:
Design and build new combined maintenance facility to support the functions of multiple DOA divisions: building/airline/field maintenance,
MaxAdmin, & trade shops; housing for specialized Part 139 equipment, motor pool, & APO.Scope:
To consolidate the maintenance/facility functions that consist of: Building Maintenance, Airline Maintenance, Motor Pool, Field Maintenance, Asset
Management, and Warehouse. APD support services will also be included in the complex.Justification:
The maintenance buildings at the airport were constructed in the 1960s and the Air Force did not properly maintain these facilities in the early 90's.
These buildings are beyond their useful life and determining the building values and costs for renovation and long term needs. Many facilities are
currently located at various locations among the entire airport campus and are currently not sufficient in size or conditions for a comfortable,
efficient maintenance operation. The intent of a new consolidated maintenance facility is to connect these airport maintenance functions into a
single, efficient location and contain all the conditions necessary for a working environment.
Thanks for the update. I really hope that once approved by the FAA they can sell bonds ASAP and get the architectural and engineering started. The capacity issues at check-in are awful especially during the early morning rushes, at the current growth rate we would exceed 20 million passengers before the new central terminal would open.
They are pretty far along in a redesign of checkpoint 1 at the East Infill that would add 2 more security lanes. There is already a design and the consultant is working on addressing feedback. TSA has agreed to purchase the equipment.