FROM THE MANAGER
I can say without a doubt that the last 45 days have been the busiest and most challenging time since I arrived in Pearland in the spring of 2015. I say that with a smile on my face because we welcome all challenges and thrive in a fast-paced, busy environment! The FAA/TxDOT improvement project has been a huge leap forward for KLVJ and as we near the completion of the project, I want to reflect on the changes we made, and what effect they will have on our home base.
We started with removal and repainting of all ramp and taxiway area centerlines. The new black and yellow guidelines will help taxiing aircraft safely maneuver around the airport. We also did some major upgrades to our electric vault, replacing the regulators that control the airfield lighting. We increased energy efficiency and performance to all the taxiway and runway lights, as well as all signs.
As we were in the planning stages of this project, we realized that the taxiway designations were not compliant with FAA Regulations, so we began the process of redesignating the old taxiways B, C, and D. We installed all new signs along the entire runway and each taxiway. The new designations are in effect and can be seen clearly in all directions. This will help all pilots safely navigate KLVJ's movement areas. Each of these improvements were designed to increase our compliance and safety standards at KLVJ!
We removed and repainted all the Runway 14/32 markings and we had to moved the hold short markings further from the runway to comply with FAA regulations. This was the most challenging period during our renovations. Coordinating the closure of the runway, monitoring construction crews, and dealing with the weather was a daunting task. I want to thank everyone for their support and assistance during this period. We achieved our goal of revitalizing our runway to improve safety for all pilots, students, and instructors.
We have a few items that are still in the works as of this newsletter release. We will be replacing all three main entrance gates to the airport and removing the overhead power lines that cross Airfield Lane by the FBO and moving them underground. These are two major safety improvements that we have needed for some time. We will be working on these final items in the coming weeks and we are all excited to have everything completed soon.
Please stay tuned for more updates as we progress. As always, if you have any questions please stop by my office or give us a call.
NEW TAXIWAY DESIGNATIONS
As mentioned above, during the improvement project we were notified that the old taxiway designations did not comply with FAA regulations.
Below is a map showing the updated taxiway designations. Click the image to see a larger version.
New signs at every intersection should help everyone learn the new designations. If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at (281) 482-7551.
T-HANGARS FOR LEASE
AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE
Pearland Regional Airport is offering a rare opportunity to own property at a growing, privately-owned airport! There are currently four lots available, ranging in size from 10,300 square feet to 4.8 acres. All lots have direct airfield access and can be developed for private or commercial use.