Airport Facility Conversion

Brunswick Executive Airport
Brunswick, Maine

Client: Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority


  • Airport Master Planning
  • Construction Administration
  • Design
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Grant Administration
  • Permitting
  • Resident Inspection

Project Summary

Following the announcement that the Naval Air Station Brunswick (NASB) in Brunswick, Maine would be closed as part of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, the State of Maine created a civil authority charged with overseeing the conversion of the property to civil use.

Hoyle Tanner played a major role in developing the financial plan for the airport that identified a reasonable schedule for absorption of the significant facilities by the civil economy and projected cash flow, subsidy level, and break-even horizon. Rate and fee levels, lease formats, and airport minimum operating standards were also developed to guide the Authority in establishing an airport management capability.

Ongoing design projects include items related to and in support of electrical, water, and heating improvements at Brunswick Executive Airport. More specifically, replacing the existing military airport beacon with a civilian model, installing an Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS), an FAA reimbursable agreement to study remote monitoring capabilities for the ILS system, Phase 1 of a water service segregation project and developing a pilot controlled light activation system. Recently completed construction projects include new T-hangars, repainting airfield markings in order to meet FAA criteria, installing automated control access gates, removing obstructions to the approach light plane, demolish arresting gear remnants, demolishing precision approach radar (PAR) footings and utilities and purchasing new snow removal equipment.

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