Greenville, South Carolina
South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center Runway Improvements
Under a management contract, GMC was responsible for airfield operations and ensuring compliance with Part 139 to maintain the Airport’s Airport Operating Certificate. By becoming the director of operations, GMC successfully guided the airport through three (3) Part 139 certification inspections. Today, GMC still holds an on-call contract for management services to serve as an extension of airfield staff subsequently tasked with Part 139 compliance. On-call administration services include grant preparation and administration, airport special operations coordination, FAA Part 139 certification inspection preparation, and airfield operations as needed.
In addition to management services, GMC has been instrumental in several engineering and planning projects at the airport. Projects include: Airfield Safety improvements, upgrade of the Medium Intensity Approach Lighting (MALSR) equipment, Airfield Taxiway Signage Updates, and Runway Safety Area improvements. GMC also worked closely with the FAA to conduct the airport’s first-ever Airport Master Plan.
GMC also performed in-house environmental services for the airport, which included a state-funded wildlife hazard assessment (WHA) by certified wildlife biologists on staff. This WHA is critical because one of SCTAC’s clients, Lockheed-Martin, has moved production of the F-16 Fighting Falcon to Donaldson Field from Fort Worth, Texas. GMC is part of the design team on a project to construct BAK-14 arresting gear systems on field.
“I have been very pleased with the airport engineering services provided by GMC for the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center at Donaldson Field. They do it all—master planning, engineering, wildlife hazard assessment—and they do it right! They also help us with airport administration and we have passed our last two FAA Part 139 inspections in good shape. The GMC team is incredibly responsive and knowledgeable—highly recommend them!”
Jody Bryson, President and CEO, SCTAC
GMC has recently completed the contract of a $3 million project of Taxiway A that utilized excess 1950s-era military concrete to eliminate a FOD source, buy down project cost, and significantly reduce wear and tear on local airport roads. GMC is now completing a $3.6M reconstruction of Taxiway Bravo North to support cargo, charter, and industrial aviation activity.