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Katherine Airport lands new apron upgrade

posted 18-Apr-2018

Katherine Airport lands new apron upgrade

The Katherine Airport apron has undergone an upgrade this week to improve the standard of infrastructure and safety for airport users.

Stage 1 was completed today which involved profiling and asphalting two of the worst affected patches on the Regular Passenger Transport (RPT) apron, meaning the full area can now be fully utilised again. Stage 2, which will continue next month, includes resealing and re-linemarking the entirety of the (RPT) and General Aviation (GA) aprons.

New asphalt and sealing works have been made possible through a generous grant of $827,345 funding from the Regional Economic Infrastructure Fund established by the Department of Infrastructure, Planning & Logistics.

“These works will allow jet aircraft and other types of aircraft to use the aprons safety, without the risk of FOD (Foreign Object Damage),” said Mr Scott Mannion Airport & Contracts Manager, Katherine Town Council.  “The goal is to grow the domestic aircraft capacity for tourism and freight for the Katherine region and beyond.

Along with a number of other projects and services around the township, Council are working to improve the liveability and amenity of the community.