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Airport Planning & Engineering takes off in Georgia

January 25, 2017 · Projects

Statesboro Airport Feature Image

GMC has been awarded a five-year contract to provide airport consulting services in connection with the Airport Capital Improvement Plan at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport in Statesboro, Ga. This is the firm’s first airport planning and engineering contract in Georgia.

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport is a medium-sized general aviation airport located 40 miles northwest of Savannah. The airport sits on 834 acres of land and features two paved runways. The primary runway is 6,000 feet long, and the secondary runway is 4,382 feet long. Bulloch County operates the airport, which provides hangar rentals, fueling, tie-downs, pilot supplies, a pilot lounge and flight planning resources, with more than 70 aircraft based at the airport. The Georgia Aviation System Plan designates Statesboro as a Level III airport, with regional and national significance.

The airport supports the Georgia Southern University athletic department, alumni and guests, as well as major corporations based in Statesboro. Other users include the Georgia Forestry Commission, which maintains a base of operations at the airport and three aircraft to help fight forest fires; the Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter, which provides emergency air medical services to the region; The Jumping Place skydiving; and the local fixed-base operator, MidCoast Aviation Services, which provides flight training and aircraft rental.  The U.S Air Force Auxiliary’s Civil Air Patrol Statesboro “Eagle” Composite Squadron (GA451) also operates search and rescue and other training missions from the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport.

Michelle Conway, PE, will serve as the GMC project manager for the Statesboro airport. “I am looking forward to working with the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport and our GMC team to make this a great project,” Conway said. The team’s first task under the five-year contract will be a resurfacing project for the primary runway.