Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 30

AUTHOR Joe Petrie

AIRSIDE:
STOCKTON METROPOLITAN AIRPORT

Upgrades Its Airfield for
Cargo Operation

f Location: Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK)
f Project: Airfield Upgrades
fC
 ost: Taxiway B extension: $4.17 million; SA CAT II ILS:
$3.5 million
f Completion: January
fK
 ey Participants: FAA, RS&H, DACO Construction,
Collins Electric, George Reed Construction
Stockton Metropolitan Airport
has become an important center for air
cargo because of its proximity to the San
Francisco Bay Area, interstate highways
and favorable economic setting. In
response to the air cargo airlines' need for
increased runway length and improved
instrument landing minimums, the
airport undertook an ambitious program
to upgrade its existing Instrument
Landing System (ILS) from a Category
I to a Special Approach Category II as
well as extend existing parallel Taxiway
B to allow large aircraft to access the full
length of Runway 11L-29R.
Stockton Airport Director Russell
Stark, C.M., oversaw the program,
arranged funding for the project and
assured seamless coordination between
the project team, airport staff and the
cargo airlines. The effort successfully
achieved the program's objectives without
interruption in the cargo operation at the
airport, was on schedule and budget, and
had a perfect construction safety record.
Stark said the airport's current air cargo
client's rapid world-wide growth further
expanded air cargo traffic at Stockton.

They've been able to accommodate the
cargo traffic by being innovative and
quickly responding to the market.
"I believe this ability to adapt is
a direct ref lection of our size and
commitment from our local leadership
and stakeholders throughout the region,"
he said. "For example, when the current
cargo client approached us about possible
operations at Stockton Metropolitan, we
were able to lease an area and erect a
temporary structure to quickly establish
an operations center to load and unload
up to four 767s per day."
The project relocated the physical
end of Runway 29R and required close
coordination between the FAA led
project to upgrade the Special Approach
Category II ILS and the RS&H Inc.
led Taxiway B extension. RS&H, was
responsible for coordination with the
FAA, design of the Taxiway B extension
and other supporting items.
Due to runway safety area (RSA)
restrictions, the project was divided into
two phases. Phase 1 took place completely
outside the RSA of Runway 11L-29R,
which did not affect runway operations.

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Phase 2 took place within the current
RSA and required a temporary closure of
Runway 11L-29R. Closure of Runway
11L-29R and Phase 2 construction work
were restricted to the hours from 4 a.m.
to 1 p.m. and the runway was reopened
each day. The total cost of the program
was $8.2 million and was completed in
approximately five months.
Coordination required extensive
analysis to pinpoint the new physical
end of Runway 29R because of the
demanding geometric and slope
requirements associated with a Special
Approach Category II ILS. Focused
working sessions with the FAA and
RS&H design teams proved to be the
key to success as each group shared
information and simultaneously advanced
the designs.



Airport Business - June-July 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport Business - June-July 2020

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
Keep Your Troubles Outside the Fence
Airport Guru
Less Water, Less Contaminants, Less Problems
Put Out Fires
Projects of the Year
Product Focus
Fueling Directory
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 1
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 2
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 3
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 4
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 5
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Inside the Fence
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 7
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Industry Update
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 9
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 10
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 11
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Keep Your Troubles Outside the Fence
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 13
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Airport Guru
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 15
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Less Water, Less Contaminants, Less Problems
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Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Put Out Fires
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