Statement issued Thursday:
As the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority continues work on its Master Plan at the Fort Wayne International Airport, the Authority has received an additional $209,740 in Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program grant funds to complete the necessary financial planning, report documentation, and development of the airport layout plans.
One important component of this Phase II funding is updating the FWACAA Airfield Pavement Management Program to a new MicroPaver software platform. This component will target the development of a pavement management approach that includes training of FWA staff for future inspections, database updating, and annual revisions to the pavement management system.
“With such an approach, the Airport Authority anticipates reductions in the overall costs associated with pavement management,” stated Scott Hinderman, Director of Operations and Facilities.
About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field. Since FWACAA’s inception, Fort Wayne International Airport has undergone an aggressive improvement plan which included expansion of the terminal and parking areas, upgrades to the runways, and the creation of a new Air Trade Center to promote economic development in Northeast Indiana. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. The Authority is governed by a six–member board appointed by both the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit www.FWAirport.com.