Presentation on theme: "AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA"— Presentation transcript:
1 AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA Pacific Aviation Directors WorkshopWestin Resort, Tumon Guam, USAMarch 13-15, 2012AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMin theFEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIAPresented by:MASSY HALBERTAssistant Secretary for Civil AviationFSM Dept. of Transportation, Communications & Infrastructure
2 Presentation Outline: Status of AIP ProjectsAIP-related Issues on Project ImplementationEfforts to Improve Civil Aviation in FSMBenefits of the AIP
3 Yap International Airport: Terminal Building Rehabilitation, Completed in September 2007Apron Reconstruction, Completed in December 2009
4 Yap International Airport: Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Facility (ARFF), Completed in February 2010Runway Shoulders, Turnaround and Seal Coating, Completed in November 2011
5 Chuuk International Airport: Airfield Pavement Sealing and Markings, Completed in January 2010Airfield Lighting and Security Fencing, Completed in June 2010
6 Airfield Service Road, Completed on February 29, 2012 Chuuk International Airport:Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Facility (ARFF), Completed in March 2012Airfield Service Road, Completed on February 29, 2012
7 Pohnpei International Airport: Runway Rehabilitation Phase 1Runway 9-27 Overlay, Emergency Generator Building and ARFF BuildingEmergency Generator BuildingCompleted on March 2011Runway Overlay, Completed on March 2011
8 Pohnpei International Airport: Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Facility (ARFF) (Present Accomplishment: 95%)Scheduled for completion on March 31, 2012New RWY9 Turnaround and Taxiway Overlay, Phase 2Completed on July 15, 2011
9 Pohnpei International Airport: Runway Rehabilitation Project, Phase 3(Apron Rehabilitation, Perimeter Road, Security Fence and ARFF Access Road)Under Design Negotiation
10 Airfield Lighting and Security Fencing, Completed on December 16, 2010 Kosrae International Airport:Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Facility (ARFF), Completed on September 29, 2009Airfield Lighting and Security Fencing, Completed on December 16, 2010
11 Kosrae International Airport: Runway Overlay and Airfield Improvements (Present Accomplishment: 62%)Scheduled for completion in January 2013Relocation of Emergency Generator BuildingScheduled for completion in July 2012
12 2 Oshkosh Striker firefighting trucks at each FSM Airport ARFF Vehicles2 Oshkosh Striker firefighting trucks at each FSM Airport1,500 gallon water capacity and 210 gallon foam capacity.Equipped with Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) camera, lateral acceleration indicator, central tire inflation system that enhances stability, and electric joystick controlled roof and bumper turrets.Has both structural and pre-connect type foam and water hand lines.Has air-to-ground radio, ground radios, and a public address system.Cab is designed for fire fighters’ comfort and convenience and can seat up to 5, provides an obstructed forward, upward and lateral visibility, has a wrap around, cockpit style instrument panel with backlit gauges and controls.Can accelerate from 0 to 50 mph in 25 seconds; the top speed is 70 mph.
13 FUTURE PROJECTS(Depends on continuing resolution and FAA Grant releases)Yap International AirportAirfield Perimeter Service RoadRunway Drainage ImprovementImprovement of Runway Safety AreaRunway ExtensionVIP RoomChuuk International AirportRunway OverlayRunway ExtensionKosrae International AirportRehabilitation of TerminalRunway ExtensionFour (4) FSM AirportsAirport GIS Survey, Phase 2 (draft contract is under process)Improvement of Outer-Island Airstrips(Upcoming slides)
14 AIP-Related Issues JICA-assisted Runway Extension Project Pohnpei International AirportOriginal runway length:6,000 ft.Runway extension866 ft.Total runway length6,866 ft.Status:Substantially completed in August 2011.Not yet accepted by the FSM Government to date.3. Remaining works:a. Pavement markingsb. Relocation of PAPI/REILsc. Flight check
15 Chronology of Events January 2011 - The CM (consortium of Nippon Koei Co. Ltd. and Japan Airport Consultants, Inc.) reported soft soil at the unpaved runway threshold area. FSMDTC&I wrote to CM, JICA and PPA that it is concerned with the lack of settlement period accorded with the area with heavy silt concentration.FSMDTC&I suggested not to proceed with the paving works on the runway until the issue is resolved. However, the CM proceeded with the asphalt paving works as scheduled.On March 24, 2011, FSMDTC&I was alerted by PPA of a massive crack on the extended portion of the runway. Other cracks at various locations were also discovered.Preliminary measurements were at 100ft long and as wide as 3 inches. The major crack started from the pavement towards the new end in the unpaved landfill areas.March
16 Chronology of Events June 2011 - CM committed to repair the cracks and proposed to finish the pavement and return after one year to evaluate any damages and repair as necessary. FSMTC&I disagreed on this proposal considering that the cracks have extended to 35 meters and became wider.To accelerate settlement, a compaction method using a vibratory hammer was initiated by the CM at the settlement and silt areas.Repair works for the cracks were undertaken.Meetings were held on July 6, 2011 and July 19, 2011 where the consultants presented their analysis of the monitoring settlement and emphasized that they will finish the project by end of August 2011.July
17 Chronology of EventsPrior to project completion, FSM’s positions were as follows:1. Based on soil investigation reports provided by the consultants, FSM is not convinced with their prediction that future settlement will be very negligible and will be at acceptable limits.2. FSM will get a second opinion from an independent geotechnical expert on the results of the settlement monitoring presented by the consultants.FSM will not allow application of markings and relocation of PAPI and REIL until assured that there would be no more future settlement and cracks.Consultant should look into the possibility of transferring the funds for the markings to PPA or to any responsible entity, if the scope is to be excluded from the contract.Upon completion of the project in August 2011, the CM agreed to allow two more months for settlement monitoring and determine the most appropriate procedure to be undertaken afterwards.August
18 Settlement Monitoring Settlement monitoring is being continuously undertaken twice every month starting August 15, 2011 until end of the defects liability period in August 15, 2012.Numerous monitoring points are strategically located on the runway and blast pad area (52 points), perimeter road (25 points), fence foundation (25 points) and REIL foundation (8 points); or a total of 110 points.To date, 13 settlement monitoring surveys have been conducted after the project completion in AugustBased on the measured settlement data, future settlement is being predicted using Hyperbolic Method.SETTLEMENT MONITORING POINTS
19 Updates on PNI Runway Extension Results of the latest settlement monitoring survey conducted on February 29, 2012 were as follows:Very negligible settlement (1 to 2mm) was observed during the one-month period from January 31, 2012.Settlement had no significant effects on the runway extension area.There are no cracks observed on the pavement area.The following are the maximum cumulative settlement from August 15, 2011 to February 29, 2012 on the areas being monitored:Runway pavement: 22mmBlast pad area: 36mmPerimeter road: 24mmFence foundation: 42mmIt can now be declared that the runway extension area have completely settled and no further significant settlements will occur. Therefore, the PAPI and REILs can now be relocated, pavement markings can be applied and the flight check can be done.
21 This is how Runway 9-27 should look like after completion
22 AIP-Related Issues Damage at Okat Bridge Kosrae State To Airport Okat Bridge is the only land-based link to and from the airport, seaport and fuel depot in Kosrae.
23 Chronology of Events November 02, 2011 A portion of Okat Bridge caved in, resulting in a hole measuring 3.5ft by 4.5ft. on the main deck.The CM directed the contractor not to run any of its heavy trucks, loaded or unloaded, across the bridge and stop all milling operations on the runway.Kosrae State Government issued a Declaration of State of Emergency prohibiting all dump trucks and heavy equipment from crossing the bridge.The CM rescinded its directives to the contractor.The contractor’s Structural Engineer issued recommendations on the load restrictions and temporary repair works on the bridge.Kosrae State Government issued a decree amending the State of Emergency. The amendment was based on the recommendations of the contractor’s Structural Engineer.November 03, 2011November 04, 2011November 05, 2011November 05, 2011
25 Improving Civil Aviation in FSM Work with United Airlines to improve the current serviceImprove Caroline Islands AirImprove outer island airstripsBuy China-made aircraftsFind alternative airlines to service the FSM StatesCapacity buildingAudit corrective actions
26 Work with United Airlines to Improve Current Service A working group between FSM and United Airlines management and officials was established to meet twice annually to discuss issues and concerns pertaining to United Airlines’ services. There had been four meetings held by the technical working group.
27 Improve Caroline Islands Air Increase and improve aircraft fleet and workforceExpand CIA’s routes to include Guam and Hawaii, Republic of Palau and Republic of Marshall IslandsCode-share or partnering in an allianceHiring of experts in aviation to market the airline
28 Improve Outer Island Airstrips Woleai, Yap State (closed)Width: 75ft.Length: 3,000ft.PMA suspended its flights to Woleai due to potholes and severe cracks on the runway.The runway does not have proper drainage system.Fais, Yap StateWidth: 75ft.Length: 3,000ft.The runway needs to be resurfaced.Other portions need to be repaved due to severe cracks
29 Improve Outer Island Airstrips Ulithi, Yap StateWidth: 75ft.Length: 3,000ft.Some portions of the runway need to be resurfaced.Houk, Chuuk StateWidth: 50ft.Length: 1,350ftRunway needs to be resurfaced.Runway needs to be extended to 3,000ft.
30 Improve Outer Island Airstrips Ta, Chuuk StateWidth: 50ft.Length: 1,350ftPerimeter fence is necessary for safety purposes.Runway needs to be extended to 3,000ft.Onoun, Chuuk StateWidth: 75ft.Length: 1,200ft.Runway needs to be resurfaced.Runway needs to be extended to 3,000ft.
31 Improve Outer Island Airstrips Mokil, Pohnpei StatePortions of runway need to be resurfaced.Seawall needs to be improved.Runway needs to be extended to 3,000ft.Width: 100ft.Length: 1,200ftPingelap, Pohnpei StatePortions of runway need to be repaved; seawall needs to be immediately restored.Runway needs to be extended to 3,000ft.Width: 100ft.Length: 1,200ft
32 Improve Outer Island Airstrips Sapwuafik, Pohnpei StateA new runway needs to be constructed on or near land.Runway needs resurfacing due to severe cracks, and riprap to protect its edges from strong current.Runway needs to be extended to 3,000ft.Width: 75ft.Length: 1,200ft
33 Buy China–Made Y12 Aircrafts Bid out operations of aircrafts, with Government retaining ownershipCertify aircrafts, operations and crew in order to be able to service Guam and HonoluluRoutes should include the outer-islands (Kosrae, Pingelap, Mokil, Pohnpei, Sapwuafik, Kapinga, Ta, Houk, Weno, Fais, etc.)Connect Kosrae with Enewetak in RMIConnect Yap with PalauReinstate schedules dropped by United Airlines especially in Kosrae and YapImprove strategic outer island airstrips to accommodate aircraftsBuild hangars/offices in Yap and Pohnpei
35 Caroline Island Air (CIA) PROPOSED ROUTESCaroline Island Air (CIA)22085016896200298365300160POHNPEIPingelap5645398154106SapwuafikTaWoleaiPulusukFaisUlithiMokilKOSRAECHUUKEnewetak, RMIROPYAPNotes:Distances are in nautical miles.CIA’s proposed inter-state/inter-atoll flight connections as far east as Enewetak in RMI to far west in Palau.CIA’s proposed routes need the new Y-12 aircrafts; outer island airstrips need to be extended to 3,000ft.
36 Find alternative airlines to service the FSM States Explore airlines flying to Palau to be extended to Yap and the rest of the FSM StatesSolicit airlines from the Asian market like JAL, ANA, or Air China to service the FSMSolicit airlines from the US like Delta or Hawaiian to service the FSMSolicit regional airlines like Air Pacific, Freedom Air, Our Airline to service the FSMHire a consultant to develop FSM airline feasibility study, e.g. Pohnpei State Airline.
38 Recommendations Presented to the States and National Leadership Conference (SNLC)Funding to allow task force to visit airlines in Asia/Pacific and North America/invite airline executives to visit FSM for dialogueHiring of a consultant to develop FSM airline feasibility study plan; ala Pohnpei State’s airline feasibility planFunding to extend strategic outer island airstrips to allow service of Y-12 aircraftsMicronesian Countries investing in an established airline (Our Airline) to service the regionEncouraging States to also engage in discussions with airlinesProcurement of Y-12 Aircrafts
39 BENEFITS of the AIP in FSM Contributes substantial economic benefits to FSM from tax collectionProvides employment opportunities to FSM citizensProvides training to FSM inspectors and engineersProvides FSM airports with new facilities and equipment compliant to ICAO and FAA requirementsUpgrades FSM airport infrastructure at a very minimal cost to the FSM government
40 “KAMMAGAR” “KINISOU CHAPUR” “KALAHNGAN” “KULO MA LULAP” Yap Chuuk Pohnpei“KULO MA LULAP”Kosrae