Indianapolis Executive Airport (TYQ) recently completed several construction projects as part of its 20-year Master Plan to update and improve its facilities. These improvements are designed to better accommodate business aircraft users, enhance airport safety and increase airport revenue, as well as prepare the airport for the anticipated uptick in traffic when the 2012 Super Bowl is held in Indianapolis.
The completed projects include: 1) Expanding the existing aircraft parking ramps with 28,750 square yards of concrete to accommodate additional aircraft parking and provide better aircraft maneuverability; 2) Constructing a 565-foot by 50-foot taxiway for future executive aircraft hangars; 3) Installing new water and sewer systems for existing and future facilities. Apron lighting, drainage and water quality improvements were also made as a part of the facilities enhancements.
Additional projects that are under construction and expected to be completed in 2010 include a new 100LL self-fuel system, T-hangar rehabilitation, and taxiway pavement resurfacing. Additionally, the FAA has installed an on-site Next Generation communication tower to improve the safety of aircraft in flight around the airport and the Indianapolis area.
Funding for these projects was provided by the FAA, Indiana Department of Transportation (Office of Aviation) and Hamilton County.
Indy Exec, owned and operated by the Hamilton County Airport Authority and managed by Montgomery Aviation, Inc., is ranked as the eighth-largest economic impact airport in Indiana, with an estimated impact of more than $87 million for 2008. For more information: MontgomeryAviation.net