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Tucson International Airport Terminal Apron Expansion

Extreme makeover: airports edition

Tucson, Arizona

After 52 years of service, the main terminal apron at Tucson International Airport is getting a facelift. The airport authority turned to our aviation team to help them with the makeover.

We started with design and management of the commercial aircraft parking apron construction, which involved adding 52,000 yards of apron for aircraft to maneuver on the east end of the terminal ramp. We also realigned the service road between the terminal and air freight complex and added security fencing and other improvements, all without any interruption to airport service.

That effort led to a second phase to help the airport ensure they can continue to safely accommodate the community’s passenger airline service needs. We’re now working on the reconstruction of 182,000 square yards of pavement at the main terminal to correct distress, extend its service life, and resolve drainage issues for the areas near Terminal Concourses A and B. We’re also working on reconstructing the security gates and modifying the 400 Hz power system, hydrant fuel system, and other utilities, as well as updating a fuel truck loading facility to include lighting, fencing, and a blast wall. 

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