Airport Projects 2017 - 2018
New Security Barrier – CCIA is in the final stage of getting a new high tech fence around the airfield and secured areas. This fence is 9 miles long, 8 feet high, and will include all new gates with state of the art security monitoring equipment. This project is funding by the FAA at 90% with a 10% match from the airport. Expected completion is late 2017, early 2018.
Taxiway Kilo Extension – This project will extend Taxiway Kilo by 300 feet and will connect the United States Coast Guard aircraft to the runway system at CCIA. In the future, Taxiway Kilo will be further extended to the west.
East GA & Terminal Apron – This project will include the removal of 200,000 square yards of asphalt apron and replace it with reinforced concrete. The project will be phased for operational access. This work is slated to begin in late 2017/early 2018 and will take approximately 580 days to complete.
Projects completed since 2010
Quick Turn Around Rental Car Facility (QTA) – This is a consolidated maintenance facility for the rental car companies that do business at the airport. This facility allows the companies to operate from one central location where they maintain, repair, wash and prepare vehicles for rent to the public. The facility is being paid for with a Customer Facility Charge (CFC) which is a fee that is paid exclusively by passengers who rent vehicles here at CCIA.
Federal Inspection Services rehabilitation – The FIS is new and improved. It’s located inside the Hayden W. Head Terminal and has been open for business since 2012. The expansion created more space for the federal clearing of international flights at the airport. Current capacity at the FIS is about 200 passengers an hour which is much faster than the previous 50 passengers an hour. Our expanded FIS puts the airport in a better position to lure international flights in to the Corpus Christi International Airport. The FAA funded this project with a 5% match by the airport.
Communications Center - The Airport Communications Center is now larger and better equipped to help keep things safe around the airport. Contractors have completed several security upgrades that were paid for by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Aviation Administration. The improvements include new cameras, new monitors, remodeling and expansion of the space where the dispatchers operate, a new generator for keeping things running during the event of a power outage and new lighting on the tarmac.
The Comm Center is really the nerve center for all communications between airport dispatchers and employees, federal agencies, the airlines and even at times, members of the general public. Airport dispatchers are constantly monitoring traffic on the airfield, the movement of public safety officers and maintenance crews, and the details of any kind of incident on airport property. "The new equipment gives our dispatchers more eyes and better information as they do their jobs every day," says Public Safety Chief John Hyland. " These men and women are critical in any airport situation that requires a quick response," said Hyland. When there is an emergency on Airport property, the Communications Center will be ground zero for getting the appropriate emergency assistance to the right locations.
Runway Safety and Taxiway Reconfiguration Project - This was a five year project that eliminated a safety threat on the airfield and upgraded the design of CCIA’s taxiway system, as well as the lighting and aviation equipment that aids pilots in safe landings at the airport. Both runways were extended on the north ends, while decomissioning the south ends to eliminate the threat of incursions in the former “V” configuration.
New Airfield and Maintenance Facility - This facility was opened in 2011 and is home base for airport mechanics and maintenance crews that repair airport vehicles, public safety vehicles, fire trucks, mowers and other airport equipment. It’s a 10,000 square foot facility that has a deep oil pit, 6.5 ton engine hoist, a fuel yard, high power washers, office and storage space and the capacity to, with the expertise of airport staff, take care of important assets. The facility also has special netting in the ceiling to prevent birds from nesting in the rafters. The building was funded by the FAA with a 5% match from the airport.
Construction in Airport’s International Business Center
FedEx – The airport has welcomed its first tenant in to the International Business Center. The facility was built by a private development company and then leased to Fed Ex for its ground shipping operation in Corpus Christi. Welcome to the airport FedEx