Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Officials at the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority announced Monday the launch of two federally-funded projects aimed at enhancing airfield safety at Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA). Improvements include the final phase of perimeter fencing replacement and the installation of runway guard lights at every airfield intersection.
Some of the current fencing around FWA is nearly 50 years old and no longer complies with updated Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards. The new 10’ fence will not only comply with those standards, but will further enhance safety and security at the airport.
Runway guard lights (RGL) will be installed at the 18 remaining taxiway-runway intersections; doing so will significantly increase airfield safety for both commercial and general aviation aircraft.
The airfield improvements total more than $2.3-million. Both projects are anticipated to be complete in December 2012.
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