The US Air Force has selected CH2M to design runway repairs and upgrades for the Offutt Air Force Base (AFB) in Nebraska.

Under the terms of the deal, the company will provide designs for Offutt AFB and a temporary relocation site at Lincoln Airport, as well as project administration, testing and inspection services.

The company will also carry out an investigation before implementing its designs for Runway 12-30, mass parking apron pavements and the NW Holding Apron at Offutt AFB.

CH2M senior vice-president Tim Byers said: “Aviation — specifically military aviation — is a specialty that requires focus and experience to implement safe and reliable airfield systems.

"Our team is looking forward to providing a path forward to restore the airfield pavements in a sustainable manner to meet the critical mission needs of Offutt AFB and USSTRATCOM."

“Our team is looking forward to providing a path forward to restore the airfield pavements in a sustainable manner to meet the critical mission needs of Offutt AFB and USSTRATCOM.”

Stretching over an area of 11,703ft x 300ft, the Offutt AFB runway serves nearly 30 strategic reconnaissance, command and observation aircraft at the base.

The aircraft includes four modified Boeing 747s that function as the National Airborne Operations Center, which offers command-and-control communications to US forces during national emergencies.

The base is also home to the US Strategic Command, the US Air Force’s 557th Weather Wing and the 55th Wing of the Air Combat Command.


Image: The US Air Force appoints CH2M as lead designer for runway repairs at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. Photo: courtesy of Josh Plueger / US Air Force 55 WG PA.