News  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  Arora

Arora Featured by Airport Improvement for $110M DTW Major Runway

  • Runway Reconstruction

Arora is featured in the January/February 2017 issue of Airport Improvement Magazine showcasing a major runway reconstruction of one of the primary arrival runways (4L-22R) and associated taxiways at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). The fast-tracked project, valued at $110 million, was completed ahead of schedule in under seven months.

Nick Ryan, PMP, Vice President and Aviation Practice Lead, served as Arora’s Project Manager for the electrical design scope. He is featured in the article discussing DTW’s decision to install energy-saving high-intensity LED runway edge lights, something few airports have yet started to use.

Nick and his team upgraded the existing runway centerline, edge light and touchdown zone lighting systems to LED and removed and replaced the existing conduit/light base cans. Lighting for connector taxiway (centerline, guard lighting) was also designed to be LED-type in conjunction with the existing reinstalled LED taxiway edge lights on new infrastructure.

Arora’s work lead to the installation of more than 1,300 LED lights powered by over 72 miles of airfield lighting cable.

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