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Hagerstown Regional Airport Terminal Apron Project is Complete

Hagerstown Regional Airport Terminal Apron Project is Complete

As part its November 29 regular meeting, the Washington County Board of County Commissioners attended a ceremony marking completion of the
Terminal Improvement Program at Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR).
The Terminal Apron has been completely revamped to provide a stronger and safer medium for commercial aircraft staging. Airport Manager Carolyn Motz told the Board that a major portion of the apron improvement was to meet compliance standards of the National Fire Protection Administration (NFPA). That regulatory body requires fueling ramps to drain away from terminals, for passenger safety purposes.
The reconstruction includes a 12-inch thick concrete pavement to support heavier aircraft and minimize maintenance. Larger aircraft such as the Boeing 737/757, Airbus 319 and most corporate and regional jets will be able to be supported by the new pavement. The project also eliminated an existing ADA accessibility problem involving cross-slopes at the passenger boarding area.
Following the presentation, the Commissioners and members of the Airport Advisory Commission were able to inspect a new Cessna Caravan aircraft that will be part of a new air charter service based at HGR.

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