Manassas Regional Airport Harry P. Davis Field
September 15, 2004
TO: Manassas Airport Commission
FROM: Airport Director
RE: AIRPORT DIRECTOR'S REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2004
TAXIWAY B PAVEMENT SYSTEMS REHABILITATION
Phase I of the completion of Taxiway B is nearing completion. The first phase is expected to be
completed by the 24th of September. The second phase will began immediately and is expected
to be completed by the middle of November.
RUNWAY 34R OBSTRUCTION REMOVAL
This project continues to be plagued by wet weather and poor project management. The project
superintend has on numerous occasion stated that the project would be completed in two weeks,
but weather delays continue to push back the completion date. The contract time for this project
has been exceeded by over 150 days.
At this point, all trees have been cut and cleared and the have removed some of the mulch piles
that are located throughout the site. It is estimated that the Contractor has two or three days of
hauling before the job would be complete.
TIE-DOWN SPACE AGREEMENT
At this time, the Airport has lease agreements for 162 of the possible 190 tie-downs. This
represents an 85% occupancy rate. This rate has been consistent over the last two months.
RUNWAY 16L/34R REHABILITATION
The punch list for this project is 99% complete. We are waiting for the final survey and final
earth quantities. Once we receive those figures we will be able to close out the project and the
grant. This project is expected to be completed under budget.
EAST APRON EXPANSION AND REHABILITATION
The kick-off meeting for this project has been scheduled for Friday, September 17, 2004. This
meeting was delayed due to the lack of the State grant for this project. The grant has been
received, approved and executed. A notice-to-proceed letter will be issued on September 17th.
REDOUBT ROAD PROPERTY SALE
Ross, France & Ratliff has been requested to develop a plat that has the Part 77 and utilities
September 15, 2004
AIRPORT DIRECTOR'S REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2004
VRE LAND LEASE
The Airport staff has forwarded the draft lease agreement to the City Attorney for review. The
Airport has moved forward with getting the plat of survey from Ross, France and Ratliff. Mr.
Larry Ratliff indicated that they were working on the plat but that they were waiting for Mr.
Mike Moon to give them the setback distances. Mr. Moon has indicated that the setbacks off the
road will be 15 feet.
NORTH CORPORATE PAD SITES
The construction of the four new pad sites is approximately 60% complete. A meeting will be
held on September 16th to discuss the installation of the access road. Placement of the Cement
Treated Stone for the access road is expected to be completed within the next two weeks.
VFR TRANSITION CORRIDOR
As reported in previously, the Department of Aviation has been working with the Airport to
develop a VFR (Visual Flight Rules) transition corridor to the west of the Airport so that VFR
flights would not be required to file a ADIZ flight plan and communicate with the Potomic
TRACON we departing or arriving at Manassas.
To date, the Interagency Airspace Protection Workgroup (IAPWG) has reviewed the proposed
VFR corridor and has recommended against relaxing the restrictions around Manassas or
Leesburg. The State will continue to work with our Airport to provide some relief from the
existing restrictions. Attached is a copy of the letter that the Department of Aviation received
from the FAA.
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEMS
September 13, 2004 Meeting:
1. Council approved the proposed amendment to the Lease between the City and Aurora
Flight Sciences for the installation of a temporary trailer.
2. Council approved the renewal of the Airport’s Liability Insurance with R. Jackson
Ratcliffe Insurance Agency with coverage afforded by ACE USA.
3. Council approved a resolution to increase the Airport’s FY2005 Budget to increase
OADS revenue and to decrease Inova Aircraft.
J.E. Rivera, Director
Manassas Regional Airport
Cc: City Manager