Inverness Airport Expansion, Scotland – Extension

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Inverness Airport, Scotland : Extension Proposal

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Inverness Airport Extension

Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd £19.2m expansion proposal to Inverness Airport passenger terminal building. Scheme design up to Stage C completed from Nov 2006 to Jun 2007.

Capital grant funding application issued by HIAL to Scottish Government. HIAL to proceed with the design team appointment assuming that Scottish Government funding will be secured with confirmation by the end of 2007.

Inverness Airport – Website: www.hial.co.uk

Information from make architects, 250107

Inverness Airport : Business Park
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Inverness Airport Business Park masterplanners : Make

6 Nov 2013

Inverness Airport set for multi-million pound upgrade

A multi-million pound plan to upgrade the airfield at Inverness Airport is underway.

Regional airport operator Highlands and Islands Airports (HIAL) is investing £1.4 million on a project to resurface the airport’s mile long runway, which handles around 31,000 flights a year.

The project will involve replacing 1800 metres of existing tarmac and will extend the life of the runway for a further 20 years.

Work has also begun on a £1.2 million taxiway extension, which will provide a link from the main runway to the site of the Inverness Airport Business Park to open up the area for future development, including the opportunity for maintenance, repair and other aircraft facilities to be based there.

The work being carried out by the main contractor Colas Ltd is programmed to take up to 12 weeks. The runway resurfacing will largely be undertaken at night to avoid disrupting the airport’s scheduled operations with the connecting taxiway extension being constructed simultaneously by way of night and daytime activity, which again will not affect normal airport operations.

Inglis Lyon, managing director of HIAL, said: “The resurfacing of the main runway is a challenging and complex project, particularly given the volume of traffic Inverness Airport handles.

“However, the runway is one of our most important assets and this essential work will help extend its lifespan and ensure the airport is able to accommodate the forecast growth in demand for air travel.

“The extension of the taxiway system to Inverness Airport Business Park is also a significant investment for the future. It will allow aircraft access to the emerging business park and enable the development of key maintenance, repair and other ancillary facilities on the site.

“We will do everything we can to ensure that both projects are completed on time and do not disrupt normal airport operations.”

The investment follows the completion in 2012 of an £850,000 project to upgrade the airport’s south apron, the main parking area for passenger aircraft.


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