Airfield Electrical Work

Overview

You may have noticed construction activities on the airfield recently. Our existing airfield wiring and signs have been in place since the early 90’s and have come to the end of their useful life. MAF is currently undertaking a project to replace these items.

Project Items:

Complete Airfield Re-Wiring

All underground wiring for the signs and lights on the airfield will be removed and replaced. This wiring powers approximately one thousand (1000) airfield lights and approximately two-hundred fifty (250) airfield signs. Added up, the wiring is 250,000 linear feet or approximately forty-seven (47) miles long.

New Wiring

All new square LED signs

This project will also replace approximately 250 airfield signs including direction, guidance, mandatory, and distance remaining signs. Signs are also being upgraded to LED to improve reliability, energy efficiency, and reduce down time for repairs.

New Sign

All new light transformers

This project will also replace the transformers for approximately one-thousand (1000) airfield lights.

Project Airfield Closures:

Due to the nature of the project, all surfaces will be closed at some point. We have arranged with our contractor to close smaller portions of the airfield for a week at a time versus large areas for months at a time. At the end of the work week they will remove all work materials and equipment so we may re-open the surfaces for a week while they acquire material for the next section. Some sections may be closed more than once due to part availability and weather conditions.

NOTAMs will be issued as soon as possible once we have coordinated a work area with the contractor and Midland ATC. Due to the airfield layout, some work will only require a portion of a runway. In these situations, the remaining portion of the runway may be available for taxi. If any portion of a closed runway is available for taxi, it will be stated in the NOTAM. Overnight airport closures are expected and those will be coordinated to reduce impact to the greatest extent possible. Please be sure and check NOTAMs before flying out of or into MAF.

FAQs:

Will you have to close every surface, intersection, etc…?

(Yes. All surfaces will be closed at some point during the project. Intersections such as 10/28 and 16R/34L will be done at night to minimize the impact on air traffic.)

Can I taxi on a closed surface if I don’t see anyone working on it?

(No. The surface is closed to all aircraft operations. In addition to barricades, the surface may have tools, open holes, or even live wires that can cause damage to an aircraft or personnel. Most cases we are only closing half a surface that is on one electrical circuit and to allow the remainder of the lights to work we have to place LIVE electrical lines across the closed portions of taxiways behind the barricades.)

Will there be any displaced or relocated thresholds during the project?

(No. Due to the short nature of the closures and the costly work involved in moving thresholds we will not be displacing or relocating any thresholds.)

Do you monitor the weather and try to adjust for approach preference and environmental conditions?

(Yes, in conjunction with the Air Traffic Control Tower and the NWS we look ahead and try to have runways closed that would be a secondary surface for the weather conditions.)

 

Airsho 2014 Airport Manager’s Notice

Airsho 2014

 

Overview

The Commemorative Air Force’s Airsho will take place at the Midland International Airport from October 10-12, 2014. Airport surface closures will be in place during this time for the safety of aerobatic performers, tenants, and spectators. Safety is our top priority, and these airfield closures ensure safety before, during, and after airshow events. A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) will also be in place during aerobatic demonstrations. The TFR will be applicable from the surface to 17500 AGL, within a five (5) nautical mile radius of MAF.  Expected airport closure times are listed below. MAF will be closed to all arriving and departing traffic during the aerodrome closure periods.[i] Please note these times are tentative; the TFR and NOTAMs may be cancelled prior to the times indicated.[ii]

Aerodrome Closures

  • Friday October 10, 2014 – 0930L-1230L
  • Saturday October 11, 2014 – 1130L-1730L
  • Sunday October 12, 2014 – 1130L-1730L

 Runway and Taxiway Closures 

Please consult FAA sources to acquire the most up to date NOTAMs before a flight is attempted.

  • Taxiway ‘A’ east of the Taxiway ‘A’ Run-Up Pad will be closed beginning Tuesday 10/07/14 at 0800L until further notice. Aircraft taxiing to and/or from the West Executive Ramp will be required to proceed west onto Taxiway ‘A’ and proceed east on Runway 10/28.  During the waiver times listed above the remainder of Taxiway ‘A’ will be closed.
  • Taxiway ‘E’ will be closed beginning Tuesday 10/07/14 from 0800L until further notice.
  • West 100’ feet of Taxiway ‘P’ will be closed between Taxiway ‘H’ and Runway 10/28 beginning 10/09/14 at 0800L until further notice. Aircraft utilizing Taxiway ‘P’ should taxi east of the Taxiway centerline.
  • The west 3000’ feet of Runway 10/28 will be closed except for taxiing operations beginning Friday 10/10/14 @ 0930L until further notice. This closure will be delayed indefinitely if conditions warrant the use of ILS equipment.


[i] The only exceptions are for emergency aircraft, air carrier aircraft, and airshow aircraft.

[ii] All General Aviation and transient/for-hire Airsho traffic should expect a short delay each day following the conclusion of aerobatic activities. Airport Operations will be conducting an Airfield Safety Inspection to ensure the safety of airport users. Non-air carrier traffic must remain clear of all Runways and Taxiways until otherwise advised.

MAF Bagging Office Restrictions During the CAF AIRSHO

The Midland International Airport Operations Control Center and Badging Office will be closed on the following dates and times:

 

Friday October 11, 2013 – 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM

Saturday October 12, 2013 – 11:30 AM until 9:00 PM

Sunday October 13, 2013 – 10:30 AM until 6:30 PM

 

No Airport ID Badges will be renewed during these times.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

-Airport Operations

Airport Board Meeting 9/17/13

Enplanements

American was up 13.7% over August of 2012

Southwest was down 9.2% over August of 2012

United was up 8.5% over August of 2012

We had 116 more commercial landings in August 2013 vs. August 2012

 

Construction

New Parking Lot

The contractor is currently working on the sub-pavement grading. After this has been completed base material will be applied to bring the lot to grade. Then paving will commence. The project from beginning to end should take 120 days.

 

Airpark Improvements

We will be replacing the lighting systems, rehabilitating the runway surfaces, and addressing some drainage issues. The bids were opened and a contractor was selected. TxDOT is currently reviewing the bids and we expect to have a green light from TxDOT very soon. A pre-construction meeting should be taking place in the next 30 days.

 

Upcoming Meetings

Airport Board

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

 

Permian Basin Regional Airport Board

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 10:30 a.m.

2013 CAF AIRSHO Airport Managers Notice

Midland International Airport will be hosting the 50th edition of Commemorative Air Force’s Airsho October 11-13, 2013. Airport surface closures will be in place during this time for the safety of aerobatic performers, tenants, and spectators. Safety is our top priority, and these airfield closures ensure safety before, during, and after airshow events. A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) will also be in place during aerobatic demonstrations. The TFR will be applicable from the surface to 17500 AGL, within a five (5) nautical mile radius of MAF.  Expected airport closure times are listed below. MAF will be closed to all arriving and departing traffic during the aerodrome closure periods.[i] Please note these times are tentative; the TFR and NOTAMs may be cancelled prior to the times indicated.[ii]

 

Aerodrome Closures

  • Friday October 11, 2013 – 0930L-1230L
  • Saturday October 12, 2013 – 1230L-2000L
  • Sunday October 13, 2013 – 1130L-1730L

 

Runway and Taxiway Closures

  • Taxiway ‘A’ will be closed beginning Tuesday 10/08/13 at 0800L until further notice. Aircraft wishing to taxi to and/or from the ‘Y’ Ramp should contact the Airport Operations Control Center for taxiing instructions.
  • Taxiway ‘E’ will be closed beginning Tuesday 10/08/13 from 0800L until further notice.
  • West 100’ feet of Taxiway ‘P’ will be closed between Taxiway ‘H’ and Runway 10/28 beginning 10/10/13 at 0800L until further notice. Aircraft utilizing Taxiway ‘P’ should taxi east of the Taxiway centerline.
  • The west 3000’ feet of Runway 10/28 will be closed except for taxiing operations beginning Friday 10/11/13 @ 0930L until further notice. This closure will be delayed indefinitely if conditions warrant the use of ILS equipment.
surface closures


[i] The only exceptions are for emergency aircraft, air carrier aircraft, airshow aircraft, and those which have received prior permission from the Airport Manager and Midland ATC.

[ii] All General Aviation and transient/for-hire Airsho traffic should expect a short delay each day following the conclusion of aerobatic activities. Airport Operations will be conducting an Airfield Safety Inspection to ensure the safety of airport users. Non-air carrier traffic must remain clear of all Runways and Taxiways until otherwise advised.

 

2013 Badge Re-Issue information

Overview

Due to security regulations, the Midland International Airport will begin issuing the next series of badges on September 1, 2013. Each badge holder must complete a new Airport Security Identification Badge Application, two valid forms of I.D, and submit the application along with a $5.00 renewal fee to Airport Operations. It is imperative that all badges are surrendered to Airport Operations and reissued no later than October 31, 2013. At midnight on October 31, 2013 all “M” series badges will be deactivated. The new ‘J’ series paperwork will be available beginning September 1, 2013 at www.flymaf.com or inside the Airport Operations Office on the third floor of the Terminal Building. Older series paperwork will not be accepted for a badge renewal.

In addition, a new Security Agreement will be required for each company/private pilot operating at Midland International Airport prior to any badge issuance. New regulations require all individuals that are to be authorized signers for a company to complete additional yearly training specific to their position as an Authorized Signer. Those that have not completed this training prior to signing for new badges will cause those individuals seeking renewal to be refused. This training will be held every Thursday at 11AM and 8PM in the Airport Operations office.

If you have any questions pertaining to this matter, please feel free to contact Airport Operations at 432-560-2200, extension 3006.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to provide to renew my Badge?

 In order to renew an ID, the badge holder must provide a current ‘M’ series badge, a completed and signed ‘J’ series badge application, two forms of identification, and the $5 badge renewal fee as appropriate.

What ID’s do I need to provide for the renewal?

 Two types of valid identification must be provided from the list of acceptable ID’s provided in the complete fingerprinting and badge application paperwork. If you have questions regarding what ID’s are accepted, please contact the Airport Operations Office.

Am I required to renew my badge if it was recently issued?

 Yes. If your badge is a ‘M’ series and was issued at any time prior to September 1, 2013, it will have to be renewed.

Is a new Security Agreement required?

 Yes. All companies/private pilots are required to fill out a new Security Agreement before badges can be renewed. Badges will not be issued to any employee unless a new series Security Agreement is on file with Airport Operations.

Where can I obtain the required paperwork?

 The new ‘J’ series paperwork will be available at www.flymaf.com or inside the Airport Operations Office on the third floor of the Terminal Building. New ‘J’ series paperwork will be available beginning September 1, 2013. Old series paperwork will not be accepted for a badge renewal.

Do I need to take the Authorized Signer Training?

 This depends on the current status of your training. Authorized Signer Training is valid for one (1) year from the date you take it. If your training has not expired, you may reissue badges as necessary. If your training has expired, you will be required to retake the class before you are allowed to authorize badge applications. The Authorized Signer class is offered on Thursdays at 11:00AM or 8:00PM. If you are unsure of your Authorized Signer status, please contact Airport Operations.

Am I required to return my current badge if I’m not getting a new series badge?

 Yes. All ‘M’ series badges must be returned to the Airport Operations Office even if you will not need a new series badge. Badges that are no longer needed may be mailed or returned in person.

Airport Board 8/20/13

Enplanements

July 2013 vs. July 2012

American Eagle up 24.6%

Southwest down 12.9%

United up 9.3%

Overall down 1.8%

Fiscal YTD

Overall up 2.5%

 

Spaceport Progress

We have submitted our application along with all the supplements. We are currently awaiting a response from the FAA.

 

New Parking Lot

Our new Covered Parking Lot will contain approximately 200 spaces. The covering will be similar to what is pictured below. The color of the fabric and structure has not been selected as of this time. Jones Brothers of Odessa won the bid for the construction.

 

New Parking Lot

 

Next Airport Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Runway 10/28 ILS project information including runway closures (UPDATED)

The contractor has reworked the schedule to reduce the runway closures. While the project will begin on April 29th, runway closures are estimated to begin 3 weeks later. Runway 10/28 will remain on a nightly closure schedule and runway 4/22 will be closed for the entire week runway closures are estimated to last. If you have questions please call Airport OPS.

Executive Hangar Reconstruction Area B Phase 4

Next Phase of Construction

Phase 3 will be completed very soon and the contractor will move to Phase 4 on April 25th. This phase is projected to take 60 days without any difficulties or delays. Please contact Avion regarding any aircraft movement and/or storage.

 

Phase 4

Airport Board 3/19/13

Enplanements

January 2013 vs. January 2012
American rose 16.1%
Southwest down 5.2%
United rose 16.2%
Overall up 2.2%

February 2013 vs. February 2012
American rose 16.4%
Southwest down 12.2%
United up 8.3%
Overall down 3.5% (due to the leap year, we saw the same drop in numbers in 2008)

Overall we are up 1.1% on the year over last year.

We are above the 7 year average in every month of the fiscal year so far.

Construction

Executive Hangar Reconstruction Area A
Is just about to be finished. There is a few patching items left to be completed. A punch list will be created and addressed to finish the project.

Executive Hangar Reconstruction Area B
Jones Brothers should be completed with Phase 2 and will move on to Phase 3 the 25th.

Northwest Taxiway Extension Project
Roadways have been completed and the hangars are in the final phases of completion.

New Parking Construction
Bids should be announced in May and the plan is to have the lot open by the Thanksgiving Holiday.

XCOR

Spaceport Application
Progress is continuing, we along with the FAA are trying to iron out the details to get the airport approved for spaceflight. Keep in mind we are attempting to become the first Part 139 certificated airport with active air carrier flights to be certified as a spaceport.

Next Meeting

Regional Airport Board
TBD

Airport Planning Board
May 21, 2013 @ 9:00AM