Sundt and joint venture partner Trinity Hughes Construction are beginning a $21.9 million project at the Wichita Falls Municipal Airport in Wichita Falls, Texas, to replace the facility’s original, 54-year old terminal. The new, 52,000-square-foot terminal will include two passenger gates, new jet bridges able to serve larger charter aircraft, a passenger facility equipped for military personnel and their families, a facility that meets all Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility criteria, room for growth and easier access for passengers. In addition, approximately $5 million of scope will be added for the team to perform new concrete apron paving, reconstruction of a taxiway and demolition of the existing terminal.
American Eagle, the regional partner of American Airlines, will be the sole carrier at the terminal initially, with another carrier to be added in the future.
Wichita Falls Municipal Airport is a joint military/civilian airport located at Sheppard Air Force Base. As part of the project, Trinity Hughes/Sundt will build an aircraft display area that will include a World War I JN-4D ‘Jenny,’ typical of the aircraft that was used for flight training at Call Field in Wichita Falls, and a T-38 ‘Talon,’ in use today.
The airport construction project began last month and is expected to be complete by October 16, 2014 – in time for the holiday travel season.