US FAA approves TF Green airport expansion

27 September 2011 (Last Updated September 27th, 2011 18:30)

The US Federal Aviation Administration has approved an Improvement Program for TF Green International Airport at Rhode Island, US.

The US Federal Aviation Administration has approved an Improvement Program for TF Green International Airport at Rhode Island, US.

The project, which will cost $167m, includes extending primary runway 5-23 by 1,530ft to a total length of 8,700ft in order to create additional taxi space and relocating taxiway C to increase the space between the runway and taxiway to 400ft.

A belly cargo, US Postal Service facilities, integrated cargo facilities and a fuel farm will also be built.

The project will also shift the secondary or crosswind runway 16-34 by 100ft to the north so that an engineered materials arresting system can be installed at each end of the runway to create an enhanced runway protection zone.

Hangar 1 will be demolished to remove airspace obstruction, roadways will be relocated, additional parking facilities will be built and a passenger terminal will be modified.