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Zane Shanklin


Anchorage, Alaska

Zane is passionate about civil engineering. He’ll talk to anyone about sports fields, site improvements, trails, and utilities. But if the subject turns to airports, you’ll see his face light up.

His true love is aviation design. That passion was honed at the U.S. Air Force Academy and then during his years spent as Chief of Design for the Air Force in Anchorage. And since joining the private sector more than 20 years ago, Zane has focused on Alaska’s airports. From tiny villages like Akiachak and Umiat, where there is no road access, to Anchorage International Airport, one of the world’s Top 5 busiest cargo airports, Zane has led design teams on more than 70 critical aviation projects in one of the world’s most hostile environments.

When he’s not thinking about pavement preservation, runway safety areas, and load requirements, he is busy enjoying all the outdoor activities Alaska offers – “hiking, fishing, skiing or boating depending on the weather.”


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