Improvements

From the Desk of the Executive Director, Melinda Crawford

CHO is an incredible airport that has served as a welcoming portal to this community for 60 years. For the most part, CHO has provided its daily operations with no financial support from local taxes, but it has been challenging for CHO to maintain its infrastructure and keep up with changing technologies with its limited financial resources. In order to ensure that CHO is able to continue to provide the best amenities and environment for its traveling passengers, we continue to embark on exciting journeys of construction and innovation that will be funded primarily by the Federal Aviation Administration, Virginia Department of Aviation, and airport funds.

 


This improvement page will keep our passengers up to date on current and past construction projects at CHO. If you have any questions please call our administrative office at 434.973.8342 or email us at info@gocho.com.

Current Construction Projects:

Demolition of Taxiway E, Construction of Taxiway A4:

  • As of Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 –  The Taxiway E/A4 project is substantially complete as of this afternoon. Taxiway Alpha is now opened full length, and Taxiway Alpha-4 is available also. The ILS and MALSR are also back in service.
  • With the expansion of the air carrier ramp, taxiway E no longer meets FAA design standards.
  • The new taxiway A4 is being constructed to FAA standards.
  • Taxiway A4 will reduce aircraft taxi times.
  • Taxiway A4 will reduce airfield congestion by allowing smaller aircraft to exit the runway sooner, and not have to taxi to the runway end.

 

Terminal Generator Project:

  • Two newly installed generators will allow the airport terminal to be independent of commercial power.
  • Area power outages will not affect terminal services.
  • Passenger screening and check in will continue as “normal” during commercial power outages.
  • Airport Parking lighting and services will be uninterrupted, and concession services will be unaffected.

 

 


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Tailwinds – Future Concessions

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