US$1.1M in leveling makes Las Americas Airport safer
Runway. Photo courtesy of diariolibre..com
Santo Domingo.- The Dominican airports management company (Aerodom) on Tues. inaugurated the leveling on both sides of the runway 17-35 at Las Americas International Airport, at a cost of RD$55.0 million (US$1.1 million).
Aerodom said the work complies with the operational safety standards of the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC), after the certification of compliance with Dominican Aeronautical Regulations.
The leveling was carried out adjacent to the runway added 75 meters to each side, corresponding to the non-leveled strip area of the runway.
In a statement, Aerodom said as of Tues., the runway has 150 level meters on each side that guarantee no slopes, or obstacles such as trees, stones or weeds that could put at risk passengers and aircraft if any incident that forces the plane to leave the runway.
“We are proud to have completed this project on our airstrip, which required a large investment of resources by Aerodom as well as detailed coordination with all stakeholders to avoid affecting airport operations.”