Santa Barbara Municipal Airport Completes Safety Projects

Friday, February 22, 2008
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport completes $35M in safety projects
The Associated Press

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.-The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport has completed $35 million in airfield safety projects after three years of construction. The finished projects announced Tuesday include the relocation of the airport’s instrument landing system-runway equipment used by pilots to land in bad weather-which was scheduled to be down until April. Airport officials said it was necessary to move the system because the airport shifted the runway position 800 feet to the west earlier in the year.

Last summer, the airport added 1,000-foot safety overrun areas to each end of the runway.

Other airfield safety projects include a new taxiway, new runway markings and environmental mitigation efforts.

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