South Hangar Complex Rooftop Solar Installation
The airport is going solar! Stating on October 4, 2019 crews from Staten Solar will be on the roof of hangar buildings “E”, “D” and “C”. There will be no hard closure of any hangar taxilanes and there is no anticipated access issues for tenants. There will be men and equipment driving between the Airport Maintenance Building and these hangar buildings on Taxilane D during the month of October. There will be a need for the Airport Manager and project engineer to enter tenant hangars once during the project to inspect the roofing anchors from the inside (quality control). The Airport Manager will be present during the entry inside hangar areas to ensure security of tenant possessions.
All equipment at the South hangar complex is mobile and if any tenant needs to access their hangars they can request the contractor to move out of the way. Any tenant is also welcome to contact the Airport Manager at (530) 208-8074 if they prefer. Construction is anticipated to take 3 weeks to complete. Work will occur daily from 8 am until 6 pm.
TVL 10/003 TVL APRON SOUTH HANGAR COMPLEX APN WIP CONST DAILY 1500Z-0100Z 1910041500-1911010100
Scheduled Maintenance on Bi-Fold Hangar Doors A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B3, B5, B7, B9, B2, and B4
The airport will be conducting preventative maintenance on bi-fold hangar door components on May 25-May 28, 2020. The following hangars will be included for FY 2019/2020: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B3, B5, B7, B9, B2, and B4. This includes inspecting cables, lube all pivot points, test electric door motor operations for proper function, drain all gear oil from gear box and replace with new oil, replace all drive belts for hangar door operation, adjust limit switches on hangar door, inspect all door seals, make any minor adjustments to optimize door function along tracks.
The maintenance will be conducted by a third party vendor and will hopefully ensure reliable function of the hangar doors into the future. The vendor will use a man-lift to access points under the door motor and along the face of the bi-fold door of each hangar listed. Aircraft, boats, vehicles or personal items will need to be moved out from the hangars onto the main airport apron to during the scheduled maintenance. A reminder will be sent out in early April 2020 and the Airport Manger will telephone tenants to make sure they are aware of the upcoming maintenance work. Hangar rent will be prorated for the days that the tenant cannot have full use of the hangar due to scheduled maintenance.
We do apologize for the adverse impacts but as in all things mechanical, maintenance is required to maintain reliable service. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact (530) 542-6182.
General Aviation Ramp Reconstruction-Phase V
The Lake Tahoe Airport anticipates to start construction on General Aviation Ramp Reconstruction-Phase V (Federal Aviation Administration Grant #3-06-0249-042-2019). This is a reconstruction of failing asphalt pavement. No new land coverage is associated with this project. The project is located abeam the north hangars as depicted in the blue and orange areas. The North General Aviation Ramp will close for the winter season as it did last year due to lack of aeronautical demand on September 16, 2019. The North General Aviation Ramp is anticipated to reopen June 15, 2020.
The schedule General Aviation Ramp Reconstruction-Phase V was modified due to the fact that the prime construction contractor is unable to obtain the approved asphalt mix design prior to the end of October as the asphalt plant has a backlog of prior orders. The project will now be split into two phases. First phase will commence September 16 through October 15. This phase will involve installation of sub-surface drainage structures and construction of a new apron retaining wall along the West Airport Drainage Ditch.
The second phase will commence on May 11, 2020 ending June 15, 2020 and will entail removal and replacement of asphalt by the contractor. The project will now conclude on June 15, 2020 rather than October 25, 2019. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Airport Manager (530) 542-6182.
This project will improve storm water quality which is the goal the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the City.
The General Aviation ramp north of the access road leading the AOA Access Gate V2 will be closed during construction. Low profile lighted barricades will be in place and a NOTAM issued.
North General Aviation Ramp Closed All Year.
The very north portion of the general aviation apron is closed until the pavement can be reconstructed. Pavement is in such a poor condition that aircraft should not park there. Low profile barricades are in place to notify pilots of the closed areas.