Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) is always on the move with an eye on enhancing and expanding our capabilities, capacity, and offerings to the aviation community. Over the past 10 years alone more than 300 million dollars have been invested into infrastructure at LAL including a new Air Traffic Control Tower, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Station, Taxiways, Ramps, Runway Rehabilitation, and a new Instrument Landing System (SA CAT II ILS). Check below for updates on current and planned projects at LAL.
Northeast Taxiways Rehabilitation
Taxiways A (west of Runway 5/23), B (south of Runway 9/27), and C are scheudled to be rehabilitated in the fall of 2020. This project is critical as these pavements have reached a condition of Poor and are in needed of rehabiliation to extend their usefully life. One addition to this project is the construction of a new connecting taxiway to Runway 9/27, our new Taxiway A4. This portion of the construction is a bid alernate.
CAT III ILS (Instrument Landing System)
With the start of commercial air cargo operations in addition to supporting other tenant operational needs the airport is subsequently upgrading our SA CAT II ILS to a CAT III ILS lowing the required minimums and allowing aircraft to land at LAL in weather with lower visibility. This project will require the relocation of Taxiway P to accommodate proper positioning of the Glide Slope in addition to the installation of in-pavement lighting on Runway 9/27. Additional items will include a new approach lighting system (upgrading from a MALSR to an ALSF-2) and the development of a Surface Movement Guidance and Control System Plan (SMGCS) to provide for safe aircraft operations in near zero visibility. Construction of the SA CAT II ILS was completed in March of 2020 and the full CAT III ILS is scheudled for completion in October of 2021.
Airport Master Plan Update
The primary purpose of the Airport Master Plan is to provide guidance for the future development of the airport which will satisfy the aviation demand in a financially feasible and responsible manner, while addressing the aviation, environmental, and socioeconomic issues of the community. The airport is embarking on an updated master plan plotting the course of the airport for the next 10 - 20 years. For additional information please visit our Airport Master Plan Page here: https://www.flylakeland.com/airport-master-plan
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