Advancing Growing Stronger (AGS)
Airports are required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to create a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which is used as the Airport’s primary planning tool for future growth and development.
The Advancing Growing Stronger campaign encompasses several CIP projects as well as other important customer-centric initiatives. These projects primarily focus on four different areas:
- Airport Amenities
- Capacity Enhancement
- Business Development
Below is a list of projects associated with the AGS Campaign. This list does not include all projects to be conducted at Augusta Regional Airport in the forthcoming years.
|PROJECT||DESCRIPTION||EST. COMPLETION YEAR||PRIMARY FUNDING SOURCE*|
|Parking Revenue Control Upgrades Phase 1||See Below for full Project Description||Completed||Airport Revenues|
|Terrazzo Flooring Phase 1||See Below for full Project Description||Completed||Airport Revenues|
|Ground Transportation Monitoring System||See Below for full Project Description||Completed||Airport Revenues|
|PA System Upgrades||See Below for full Project Description||Completed||Airport Revenues|
|Restroom Renovation||See Below for full Project Description||Completed||Airport Revenues|
|Passenger Boarding Bridges||See Below for full Project Description||Completed||PFC|
|Hangar One Renovations||See Below for full Project Description||2019||Airport Revenues|
|Frequent Flyer Lounge||See Below for full Project Description||Completed||Airport Revenues|
|FIDS Upgrades||Adding new technology in the Main Terimnal for airline information||Completed||Airport Revenues|
|Parking Toll Plaza Canopies||See Below for full Project Description||2019||Airport Revenues|
|Military Suite Renovations||See Below for full Project Description||Completed||Airport Revenues|
|STEM Building Renovation||See Below for full Project Description||2019||Airport Revenues|
|Rental Car Desk Area||See Below for full Project Description||Completed||CFC|
|Baggage Claim Carousel Replacement||Replacement of current Baggage Claim Carousels||2020||AIP|
|Taxiway to Business Development Area||Construct Taxiway/Taxilane to South East Business Development Area||2020||Other|
|Old Long Term Parking Renovation||Renovation of current Old Long Term Parking Areas||2020||Airport Revenues|
|Ready Return Lot|
*Please read funding source descriptions below:
Airport Revenues – Revenues generated through various Airport operations (e.g., parking, fuel sales, leases. etc.).
Airport Improvement Program (AIP) - Federal Airport Grant Program that collects and disseminates funds to airports for approved projects. Commercial service airports receive a fixed annual apportionment of AIP
based on its number of enplanements. Airports may also compete for additional annual discretionary funding.
Customer Facility Charge (CFC) – User fees imposed on rental cars used for the development or upgrade of rental car and/or approved related landside facilities.
Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) - Locally imposed Airport user fees collected from enplaning passengers used for the purpose of funding FAA approved projects.
Other – Airports also utilize additional funding sources including other federal and state aid programs and various 3rd party financing (e.g., bonds, loans, etc.)
Completion Date: Winter, 2019
Project Value: $390,000.00
Description: This project will replace most of the carpeting in the terminal building with Terrazzo flooring. Terrazzo flooring provides the benefits of superior appearance and more efficient maintenance. Phase I consisted of installations at the checkpoint exit lane and the main terminal's public waiting area. Phase I of this project cost $65,000 and was completed in Spring of 2018. Phase II of this project is expected to begin 2019 at a budgeted $225,000 and Phase III is expected to begin in 2020 at a budget of $100,000. Phase II consists of areas in the Hold Room and Phase III consists of areas in baggage claim.
Hangar One Renovations
Proposed Completion Date: Spring, 2019
Project Value: $285,000.00
Description: This project will consist of multiple renovations designed to upgrade one of the Airport's existing aircraft hangars. These enhancements are intended to make the hangar more attractive for future business opportunities and based aircraft.
Parking Toll Plaza Canopies
Proposed Completion Date: Summer, 2019
Project Value: $250,000.00
Description: This project will provide overhead cover and lane status information at the Airport parking toll plaza. Upon completion, parking patrons will reap the benefits of protection from the elements and the facilitation of improved traffic flow, efficiency, and facility utilization.
Proposed Completion Date: Winter, 2019
Project Value: $100,000.00
Description: This project is the renovation of a building located on Airport property. The building will be converted into a learning facility used for the Airport's STEM Project. The building will have a classroom environment to include a lecture setting, several rooms with that of the art simulators, and hands on activities for students to learn more about aviation. This building will also be used as an Airport training class room.