Thursday, April 11, 2013

Garver Leads Tour at Addison Airport

Engineers from Garver's Frisco office gave students from the University of Texas at Arlington a tour of Addison Airport. Garver's Mitchell McAnally, Matthew LeMay, and Sara Johnson gave a group of engineering students from multiple disciplines a personal look at various airfield improvements.

“I enjoyed going out to the site and learning about some on-site factors our classes don’t discuss,” said Ana Gonzalez, president of the university Society of Women Engineers chapter. Garver staff met the students at the electrical vault and began the tour, which covered recently poured holding bay pavement and the fuel farm.

The students also visited the Cavanaugh Flight Museum hangar where they were able to get up close with WWII memorabilia, like a B-24. This museum is also the site of "Fifi," the last operational B-29, a WWII-era aircraft. During the tour, the students got to see Fifi taxi and take off as it flew to El Paso for an airshow at various locations over the next six weeks.

Garver is currently overseeing various improvements along Taxiway Alpha. These improvements include large reconstruction areas, various locations receiving asphalt overlay, reconfiguring the aircraft holding bay on the north end, replacing the existing taxiway edge lights with new LED edge lights, and adding a new aircraft holding bay on the south end of the airport. 


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