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Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) Repairs

Completed May 2016

The Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) at the Boca Raton Airport was built and opened in 2000. Since then, the ATCT has directed 1,344,284 operations including 1,096,197 take offs and landings.

After an assessment of the architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection needs of the ATCT by Airport Management and Ricondo and Associates, it was determined that renovations were necessary.

The renovations included:

  • Installation of a new roof
  • Installation of new HVAC system
  • New plumbing and fixtures
  • Replacement of certain doors & hatches
  • Replacement of bathroom flooring
  • Interior painting

Airport Atlas and Obstruction Assessment Study

Completed July 2016

This project was performed to conduct an aerial photogrammetry survey of the Boca Raton Airport and the surrounding environment to develop comprehensive models of the airspace obstacle clearance surfaces (OCS) and air traffic control (ATC) tower line-of-sight. This obstruction study was performed to aid in the analysis of any future development and land use planning of the areas around the airport to preserve the safe and efficient use of the airspace. This survey provided details of all objects (buildings, structures, vegetation, etc.) and topography (terrain) of the surrounding areas around the airport. The aerial survey was used to produce an Atlas which can be used to access any airspace conflicts.

View Airspace Obstruction Clearance Atlas

Boca Raton Airport Authority Administration Building

Completed November 2015

On October 30, 2015, the Boca Raton Airport Authority (BRAA) moved into its new 9,270 sq. ft. Administration Building, located at 903 NW 35th Street in Boca Raton. Previously, the BRAA leased both office and hangar spaces at separate locations. The new, permanent home consolidates both into one space, thereby enhancing cost-savings and increasing productivity.

The building has achieved LEED Silver Certification. LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program of the U.S. Green Building Council that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.

Runway 5 Departure End Engineered Materials Arresting System (EMAS)

Completed July 2016

In accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines, the Boca Raton Airport Authority (BRAA) completed an Operational Needs Assessment and Runway Safety Area (RSA) Study in 2012. The objective of the study was to assess alternatives to enhance the RSAs at both ends of the runway. RSAs are clear areas established to enhance safety in the event of an aircraft undershoot, overrun, or excursion from the side of the runway. The standard RSA extends from 240 feet to 1,000 feet beyond each runway end and is between 120 feet and 500 feet wide, depending on the type of instrument approach procedures and size and type of aircraft served by the runway.

An Engineered Materials Arresting System (EMAS) uses materials of closely controlled strength and density placed at the end of a runway to stop or greatly slow an aircraft that overruns the runway. The best material found to date is a lightweight, crushable concrete. When an aircraft rolls into an EMAS arrestor bed the tires of the aircraft sink into the lightweight concrete and the aircraft is decelerated by having to roll through the material. This safety measure saves lives, property and minimizes damage to aircraft, the Airport and areas beyond the Airport.

Runway and Taxiway Dropoff’s

Completed February 2016

The Runway and Taxiway Drop-off project was performed to improve the safety areas along the aircraft parking aprons, taxiway papa, and the runway to bring them in compliance with the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) design criteria for drop offs and slope requirements. During this project the area between the jet blast deflector and the hold pad was paved to reduce erosion created by engine run-ups.

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