Michael Baker wins Livingston Airport development contract

26 March 2018 (Last Updated March 26th, 2018 10:41)

Engineering, planning and consulting services company Michael Baker International has won a contract from the Livingston Parish Airport District to design and develop the new Livingston Executive Airport in Livingston, Louisiana, US.

Engineering, planning and consulting services company Michael Baker International has won a contract from the Livingston Parish Airport District to design and develop the new Livingston Executive Airport in Livingston, Louisiana, US.

Under the terms of the five-year contract, Michael Baker will deliver aviation engineering services that include a 5,000ft runway, a flight service station, aeroplane hangars and a fuel station at the new general aviation airport.

The development of the greenfield airport will take place on 242 acres of land.

Michael Baker Internationational will carry out various additional task orders, such as planning the airport’s layout and updating the master plan, as part of the contract.

“The airport is a testament to the strength of the people of Livingston Parish as they continue to recover from devastating flooding.”

Furthermore, the company will be responsible for designing the airfield, which includes the runway, taxiway, connector taxiways, lighting and signage, aprons, NAVAIDs, perimeter fencing, drainage, terminal building, parking and access roads.

Michael Baker Baton Rouge office aviation operations manager Michael Hixson said: “The Livingston Executive Airport project will demonstrate the breadth of Michael Baker’s aviation engineering capabilities as we play a significant role in this greenfield airport from project ideation to design to the final construction.

“The airport is a testament to the strength of the people of Livingston Parish as they continue to recover from devastating flooding that damaged or destroyed more than 80% of the structures in the parish.”

The Livingston Executive Airport project, which was funded exclusively from investment at the federal and state level, is set to provide an economic boost for the region.

Once Michael Baker’s environmental assessment and preliminary design layout for the property is completed, a complete construction timeline will be developed and released by the airport.