For December 2012 we were down 1.4% over December 2011 (40,984 vs. 41,548). We had 2,000 more seats in the market for December 2012 over December 2011. We are still trending above the 7 year average for every month in the fiscal year so far.
Executive Apron Reconstruction Area A
The contractor has begun work on the final phase last week, this is the area immediately to the north of Avion. The last phase should take 60 days to complete. The remaining concrete work including the drainage gutters should be complete by the end of the week depending on weather and availability.
Executive Apron Reconstruction Area B
The contractor has completed work on Phase 1 and the area has been reopened. A meeting has been scheduled to discuss the next phase of the project before it begins. All displaced aircraft have been returned to their respective hangars.
Northwest Taxiway Extension Project
Phase II (the entrance roadway and utilities) of this project are underway according to the contractor. The contractor has begun curb and gutter work in the area and the roadways should be constructed in the next 30 days.
Next Airport Board Meeting
The next airport board meeting will be February 19th at 9:00 AM
We have just received an update on the construction project in that area with a new estimated completion date of Friday, January 4, 2013. Jones Brothers had an equipment issue at the plant that produces their asphalt. They are attempting to remedy the issue as soon as possible. We will keep you advised of any changes or updates when we receive them.
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The photos have been posted on our flickr account. Please click the link provided http://bit.ly/UApYF1. Once you have found the photo you like, right click the image and you can select a size to download to your personal machine. Thank you to Santa and everyone for making it a special day for the kids. Merry Christmas!
For the month of November in 2012 compared to November in 2011:
- American was up 14.6%
- Southwest was down 2.9 %
- United was up 10.9 %
We saw an increase of 7.2% over the same months in the seats available in the marketplace.
Executive Apron Reconstruction Project- Area A
- The contractor anticipates all concrete and asphalt work in Phase V will be finished by the end of this week.
- Concrete will need to cure for a minimum of 20 days before the ARFF trucks can drive on it.
- The next phase will begin after January 1.
Executive Apron Reconstruction Project- Area B
- Jones Bros has finished all the prep work and is waiting to apply asphalt in the Phase I area.
- The asphalt plant is anticipating production on December 15th.
- Jones Bros is still anticipating that Phase I will be complete by the end of the year.
- Phase II work will begin in January 2013.
Northwest Taxilane Extention
- Phase II (Entrance road and Utilities) of this project is underway.
- Trenching of the area has been completed.
- All utilities have been installed.
- Jones Bros has begun preparing the area for curb and gutter work for the road.
- The roadway should be complete in 30-45 days.
- Construction has begun on three of the hangars.
Other Terminal Events
We installed new Dyson Hand Dryers in the restrooms of the Terminal Building. Combined these units will save us several thousand dollars in electricity over the old 14 year old units they replaced in their expected lifetime.
Airport Managers Notice
The Midland International Airport will be hosting the Commemorative Air Force annual Airsho between October 12th and October 14th 2012. The closures listed below will be in effect to promote safety and preparation before, during, and after the events. The Airshow Operations area is from the surface to 17500 AGL, within a five (5) nautical mile radius of Midland International Airport
DATE TIME-LOCAL DURATION
October 12, 2012 0930 – 1230 3 hrs
October 13, 2012 1230 – 2000 8.5 hrs
October 14, 2012 1130 – 1730 6 hrs
Midland International Airport will be closed daily, October 12 through October 14, 2012 during the aerobatic demonstrations. Arrivals and departures are not permitted during periods of aerobatic demonstrations.*
*NOTE: the only exceptions are for Air Carrier Aircraft, Airsho aircraft, and those aircraft who have received prior permission from the Airport Manager and Midland ATC.
Note: All General Aviation and AIRSHO traffic should expect a 30-45 minute delay for an Airport Operations Airfield Inspection after the event, daily. Non-air carrier traffic must remain on the non-movement area until the inspection has been completed and NOTAM cancelled.
RUNWAY & TAXIWAY CLOSURE
-RWY 10/28 west 3000 feet are closed from 10/12/12 0800L- Until further notice
-TWY ‘A’ and TWY ‘E’ will be closed from 10/9/12 0800L- Until further notice
-TWY ‘T’ has been re-opened due to TWY ‘A’ and TWY ‘E’ being closed for AIRSHO. PLEASE EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AS TWY ‘T’ IS UNMARKED.
-TWY ‘P’ West 100ft from TWY ‘H’ to RWY 10/28 will be closed from 10/11/12 08000L- Until further notice
For any further questions or comments contact Airport Operations – 432-560-2200 ext. 6
July saw all three airlines have positive growth months over last year. The three combined average a 9.5% increase over July of 2011. YTD we are up 4.8%
We are trending above the 9 year average in every month of the fiscal year so far.
Over the last two months we have had more enplanements than Lubbock.
The painting contractor anticipates having all the painting completed by the second week of September.
The executive hangar construction is progressing currently with the concrete drainage gutters in Phase 3. That phase should be completed in the next 2-3 weeks and Phase 4 should be started prior to the next airport board meeting.
The next apron reconstruction project has been accelerated. Due to XCORs lease of the AMI hangar displaced pilots and aircraft will not have a location to store their aircraft. We have asked Jones Brothers to begin work as soon as possible so we can have the greatest number of tenants displaced and moved back in prior to the AMI hangar being turned over to XCOR.
Northwest Taxiway Extension Project
Roadway work and utility work has begun and should be completed in the next 6-8 weeks. Construction has begun on the first two hangars.
A parking discussion has been scheduled during the September 11th City Council briefings.
The CAF is hosting a Mustang Stampede this Saturday the 25th. For more information please visit http://www.commemorativeairforce.org/?page=cms/event&eventID=153
Next Airport Board Meeting
The next airport board meeting is Tuesday, September 18, 2012.
RWY 16L/34R was closed this morning for the transition to the RWY 28 end of the PAPI project being done by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). We have been told by the FAA the runway and approaches are to be flight checked on September 10th. If the approaches and PAPIs are certified we anticipate opening the runways shortly after that when the project has been signed off by the FAA.
Up 2.8% over May of 2011. For the year we are up 3.5%.
Fuel Sales are down in all sectors other than Airline/Cargo customers.
We are month over month over the nine year average.
Rehabilitate Taxiway Systems
Painting still needs to be completed on TWYs A, B, M, P, W. A hold short marking is missing on TWY W prohibiting us from opening RWY 16L/34R. Winds have prevented the painting contractor from actually laying out the markings.
Executive Apron Reconstruction
Phase 2 will have hot mix applied in about 2 weeks and should be completed by the next meeting.
The next major project in the executive hangar area that will be done is the reconstruction of all the ramp areas near the hangars west of the current work. It will be broken down into phases so only a few hangars are displaced at a time.
Old East Hangar
The building has been taken down and the final debris removal is being finished.
2012 Disaster Exercise (DisEx)
The disaster exercise went very well. We had all the local law enforcement and mutual aid responders show up. the local area hospitals also participated to earn mass casualty credit.
Visit our Flickr page to see photos of the day.
Parking Lot Addition
A feasibility study has been done on a vacant lot west of the existing parking lots with three phases. Whether or not it is covered is an additional cost consideration that needs to be discussed. Initial estimates show the cost to construct the lot will double if the lot is covered. A construction proposal will be drafted to submit to the board at the next meeting.
Southwest Airlines Flight Schedule
Starting in November 2012 Southwest will add an extra Houston and Las Vegas flight. As a result of those additions we will lose a Dallas flight. A net gain and a positive sign that Southwest believes in Midland’s passenger base. We hope to see a new 737-800 on some of those flights.
The next meeting is Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 9:00 a.m.
Located in the Media Room on the third floor of the Terminal Building.
10:15- Incident/Incursion Reviews for the past 12 months
10:45- Airport Management updates/concerncs
11:15- FAA air Traffic updates/concerns
12:00- Airline updates/concerns
12:20- FBO updates/concerns
12:40- General Aviation concerns
13:00- Development of action plan
14:20- Final thoughts and adjournment