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Flatiron Wins North America Aviation Projects Valued at $270M Enhancing Safety, Efficiency and Overall Capacity

March 26, 2024

Flatiron has recently secured more than $270 million in new aviation projects throughout North America. In collaboration with aviation clients, Flatiron is improving infrastructure to enhance safety, improve efficiency and increase overall capacity. Projects range from building new runways and taxiways to installing advanced technology to expanding terminals.

All of these projects are consistent with the Flatiron strategy to build on successful relationships and secure contracts offering balanced risk profiles and opportunities for enhanced collaboration with clients.

Flatiron Project: Erik Neilsen Whitehorse International Airport, Air North

Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport — Yukon, Canada.

Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport — Yukon, Canada

Work is underway on a $120 million (CA$160 million) project for the government of the Yukon to provide critical improvements at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport, the Yukon’s sole international airport. Upgrading the aviation infrastructure will help meet current and future air travel needs of the City of Whitehorse and the territory.

Reconstruction of the main runway, while incorporating modern design elements and advanced technology, will streamline air traffic flow. The upgrades will enhance safety, increase operational capacity and improve efficiency.

Beyond reconstruction of the main runway, other infrastructure improvements include improved approach lighting, new airfield drainage infrastructure, taxiway extensions and a new airside perimeter road.

Demonstrating its commitment to the community, Flatiron is prioritizing local hiring and local procurement of goods and services. Additionally, Flatiron has committed more than $30 million (CA$40 million) to First Nations’ partnerships.

Flatiron Project: Dallas Love Field

Dallas Love Field Airport — Dallas, Texas

Dallas Love Field Airport — Dallas, Texas

Flatiron has started work on the $60 million Dallas Love Field 13R-31L RSA Improvement & Taxiway A project. The Flatiron team will reconstruct Taxiway A and construct a vehicle service road around the northwest end of Runway 13R-31L.

Flatiron was in a great position to start work on this project — as crews were in place for a current project reconfiguring taxiways to increase safety and efficiency. In 2022, Flatiron completely reconstructed 13R-31L and Taxiway Charlie. That project won several awards, including an Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana Best Projects award.

Denver International Airport — Denver, Colorado

Denver International Airport selected Flatiron to construct upgrades on Peña Boulevard, a vital artery leading into the third-busiest airport in the world. Key facets of the $50 million project include the reconstruction of Peña Boulevard outbound from Jackson Gap Street to the terminal. Plus, the Jackson Gap Street interchange will be converted into a diverging diamond interchange to make traffic flow safer and more efficient.

This project builds on Flatiron’s longtime relationship with Denver International Airport, including the recent completion of Concourse A-West’s expansion alongside joint venture partner Turner Construction.

Flatiron Project: William P. Hobby Airport

William P. Hobby Airport — Houston, Texas

William P. Hobby Airport — Houston, Texas

Affirming its commitment to building projects with public safety in mind, Flatiron has started work on the Houston Hobby Non-Standard Taxiways project. The $42.7 million project will address sections of the airfield with excessive runway incursion that are a safety concern. The scope of work includes demolition of existing taxiways, excavation and embankment construction for future taxiways, and upgrades to lighting and electrical systems.

Flatiron has completed several projects for the Houston Airport System, including the rehabilitation of Bush Intercontinental Airport’s Taxiway NA late last year.

Other major aviation work currently underway

T1 at San Diego International Airport — Three years into the Terminal 1 project, Flatiron and joint venture partner Turner Construction are poised to complete two critical roadway bridges, along with surface roadways, allowing for the opening of the T1 Parking Plaza on schedule.

Concourse Expansion at Denver International Airport — Another Flatiron/Turner joint venture has achieved a significant milestone at DEN.  The Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) A-East Ground Load project turned over its first two gates to the airport.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Southwest End-Around — At DFW, Flatiron is nearing significant completion an end-around project that improves safety by creating taxiways that avoid active runways.


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