South Remain-Over-Night Parking
The first component of the Airport Improvement Program was to reconfigure the South Remain-Over-Night aircraft parking area (South RON).
A total of 30 aircraft typically remain-over-night, or “RON,” at JWA – one at each of the 14 gates, four to the north and 12 to the south of the Thomas F. Riley Terminal. These are the aircraft that typically depart first thing in the morning to reach Midwest and East Coast destinations.
Construction on the South RON project began in January 2007 and is now complete. A portion of the new South RON is being used for temporary passenger vehicle parking during the construction of the new Terminal and Parking Structure C.
Pictured above is the South Remain-Over-Night aircraft parking area, which will serve as a temporary vehicle parking lot during construction.
The South RON has been relocated further south and east of its previous location to make room for the construction of Terminal C and the new Parking Structure C. The South RON is being used for temporary passenger vehicle parking while Terminal C and Parking Structure C are built.
The South RON project also included the following components:
To make space for the South RON relocation, an existing general aviation hangar was been demolished and replaced further south on the airfield.
Hydrant Fueling System:
Commercial aircraft are fueled via an underground hydrant system that is linked to the Airport’s fuel farm located on the west side of the airfield. To service aircraft at the new Terminal and South RON area, this hydrant system was extended to the south.
Aircraft Parking Area:
The new South RON area required demolition of the existing pavement and new pavement, including aircraft parking pads. Other items included excavation of the area, relocation of the existing perimeter and Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) fencing, relocation of the automatic vehicular gate and manned SIDA gate with a new guard shed, relocation of the apron floodlighting and electrical transformers, modification of the existing street drainage, and removal of the street lights and other facilities along Mantz Way, a former road within the Terminal complex.
The South RON project was estimated to cost $40.2 million. The project was funded through a variety of sources, including Airport revenues, Federal grants and Passenger Facility Charge revenues.
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- Project Team for Aircraft-Over-Night Parking