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JWN Renovation 2015

 

Welcome to the JWN Renovation 2015 page

 

 

Project Details:
The purpose of the closure is to extend the runway and Runway Safety Area (RSA). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that airports have a standard RSA where possible. The required RSA dimensions for JWN are 500 feet wide by 1,000 feet beyond each end of the runway.

The north end RSA will be extended 500 additional feet to meet the FAA requirement.  On the south end, the RSA will extend 750 feet and include an Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS). EMAS uses crushable material placed at the end of a runway to stop an aircraft that overruns the runway. The tires of the aircraft sink into the lightweight material and the aircraft decelerates as it rolls through the material. EMAS is FAA approved and recommended when the standard 1,000–foot RSA is not possible.

Phase 1 of the JWN RSA extension project began construction in 2013 and included the closure of Centennial Boulevard, construction of an extension of Cockrill Bend Circle and site preparation for the runway and RSA extension. Phase 2 and Phase 3 will begin June 1 and include extending the RSA at each end of the runway, extending the runway from 5,500 feet to 6,000 feet, making runway grade repairs, replacing runway lights and signage, installing a new precision approach path indicator and instrument landing system, reconstructing taxiways and extending Taxiway Alpha. During the closure, the apron and hangar floors will be rehabilitated, and the terminal will be renovated, as well as enhancing its landscaping and signage.
 
Timeline:
June 1: JWN to close for 60 days
July 31: JWN to reopen
 
 

 

LATEST INFORMATION:

 

July 31 - Day 61

John C. Tune has officially re-opened! Read the full press release here.

 

South end of the runway - BEFORE



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South end of the runway - AFTER



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We are proud to re-open John C. Tune Airport as the premiere general aviation airport for our region and a true reflection of Music City,” Rob Wigington, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority president and CEO, said. “The runway reconstruction projects and terminal modernization underscore our commitment to providing the highest quality of facilities and services for our general and corporate aviation customers.”

 

 

July 20 - Day 50

We are SO close to the re-opening of John C. Tune airport and the unveiling of "A New Tune."

 

Installation of precision approach path indicator (PAPI) light pads has begun (pictured below).



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apron asphalt placement is complete (pictured below).







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New tie-downs are installed (pictured below).

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other airfield progress highlights:
Asphalt binder placement is complete on the runway and the south overrun area.
Installation of sign pads inside the Runway Safety Area is complete.
Edge light cans and conduit installation is underway.
Placement of base stone at the A-1/R-1 area is complete, and asphalt binder placement has begun.
Temporary striping is underway.

Lots of progress regarding the terminal renovation as well including the completion of the new roof coating (pictured below).


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pergola construction is underway (pictured below).





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check back on Day 60 for our FINAL progress update!

  

 

July 10 - Day 40

Lot of progress has been made in the past 10 days, but the most exciting news to report is the completion of the Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) installation. EMAS uses crushable material placed at the end of a runway to stop an aircraft that overruns the runway. The tires of the aircraft sink into the lightweight material and the aircraft decelerates as it rolls through the material. EMAS is FAA approved and recommended when the standard 1,000–foot RSA is not possible.

 

FUN FACT: John C. Tune's EMAS installation marks only the 99th EMAS installation in the WORLD!

 

 

Check out this video of the EMAS being installed:

Here is an aerial view of the south end of the runway with the new EMAS installation:



 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Progress is being made on the terminal renovation as well, including the installation of a new roof (pictured below):



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check back on Day 50 for another progress update!

 

 

June 30 - Day 30

We are officially one month in, and we've reached the halfway mark!

 

Base stone placement is underway (pictured below):



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grading of the ditches on the west side of the apron has begun (pictured below):



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almost 4,800 feet of conduit for the runway circuit has been installed (pictured below), and installation of a duct bank crossing is underway.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The asphalt and grade beam installation for the EMAS pad is complete (pictured below):



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terminal renovation and landscaping is also underway. See the progress in the photos below:



 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check back on Day 40 for another progress update!

 

 

June 20 - Day 20

Lots of progress has been made in the past 10 days.

 

Below is the aerial view of the south end of the runway on Day 20:

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aerial comparison of the south end of the runway:

 

                 Day 1                                            Day 10                                           Day 20





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see from the above collage of photos, much progress has been made on the south end Runway Safety Area (RSA) in 20 days. When complete, the south end RSA will extend 750 feet and include an Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS). EMAS uses crushable material placed at the end of a runway to stop an aircraft that overruns the runway.

 

Placement of fill has begun on the east and west shoulders (pictured below) to build up the grade to runway elevation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concrete placement for the new hangar floors is underway (pictured below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other airfield progress highlights:

Placement of P-154 material is underway.
Placement of the base stone in the overrun area is near completion.
Asphalt reclamation is complete.
Placement of asphalt binder in the EMAS area has begun.
Continuation of grading and forming of hangar floors.
 

Check back on Day 30 for another progress update!

 

 

June 10 - Day 10 

Wow! Check out the progress made in just 10 days! 

 

Aerial comparison of the south end of the runway:

 

                              Day 1                                                                      Day 10

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hangar floors have been removed (pictured below), and asphalt milling is complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Form work for the new concrete hangar floors is currently being installed.

Runway asphalt milling is also complete (pictured below), and reclamation is underway.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new Localizer Shelter has been installed (pictured below).

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other airfield progress highlights:

Base stone placement is underway in the EMAS area.
Topsoil stripping and fill placement is underway at the south end of the runway.
Electrical demolition is complete.

 

Terminal renovation is also underway! Below are photos of some of the demolition that has taken place in the past 10 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check back on Day 20 for another progress update!

 

 

June 1 - Day 1

JWN is officially closed, and construction has begun!

 

Below is the current view of the south end of the runway. This view shows the staging area for EMAS blocks and future localizer location. 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The below photo is the current view of the north end of the runway. Preparation has begun for the future runway and Taxiway Alpha extensions.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check back on Day 10 for an update!

 

March JWN Tenant Meeting Presentation