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Airports

Airport design and construction requires a firm knowledge of a variety of environments, including runway lighting systems, PAPI, security monitoring systems, terminal renovations, hangers and terminal buildings. WPE also has a strong understanding of FAA design requirements and regulations, having completed dozens of projects in the Central, Great Lakes and Northwest Mountain Regions.

From terminals to hangars and fuel farms to taxiways – our team has decades of experience serving the aviation industry in our region.

Click here to download our engineer-authored white paper on designing for airports, or check out some of our past projects below.

 

In conjunction with other airport upgrades and improvements, the City of Aberdeen constructed a new terminal building. The building incorporates clearstory windows that open to the flight line and give an unobstructed view. The floors are a natural stone surface that is heated with a hot water in-floor heating system ...
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West Plains provided mechanical and electrical design for a new 12,000 square foot airport hangar with a mezzanine and office area at the Casper/Natrona International Airport in Casper, WY. The hangar is a 10,000 square foot metal building, and the office area is a 2,000 square foot attached space. The ...
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This 14,523 square foot facility is the main building for the airport security, fire departments and large apparatus bay, gear storage area, locker rooms, four overnight dorm rooms and a dispatch area. The mechanical and electrical systems capitalize on many energy saving features. The facility is heated and cooled by ...
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West Plains Engineering provided mechanical and electrical design services to replace several fuel tanks at the Gregory Airport in Gregory, SD. This project involved removing two existing Jet-A and AvGas underground fuel tanks with their associated fuel dispensers. We designed a new fueling system which included two 4,000 gallon aboveground ...
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Over the past few years, West Plains Engineering has been involved in a number of projects for the City of Pierre at the Pierre Regional Airport. Projects include: Terminal Construction Replace Taxiway ‘A’ Lighting (LED) Emergency Power Upgrades Apron Security Lighting Taxiway ‘C’ Reconstruction Our largest project to date was ...
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West Plains Engineering has provided mechanical and electrical design services for Rapid City Regional Airport. By providing an initial review of the existing infrastructure and outlining goals for the next 30 years, WPE helped to develop the master plan with the objective to enhance the service and meet the needs ...
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The presence of both private and commercial aircraft changes the game for any airport. From runways to hangars (and everything in between), adding passenger jets to the mix ups the ante. A key area for accommodating multiple types of aircraft is the fueling system. Different planes require different fuels. Different ...
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The municipal airport in Slayton, Minnesota is not unlike many rural airfields in the Upper Midwest. The airport includes a 3,200 x 60 foot runway, which serves mostly agricultural sprayers and private pilots. The bituminous runway includes lighting, but no instrument approach – which means it is strictly VFR (Visual ...
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West Plains Engineering provided mechanical and electrical services for the renovation of the existing waiting room, public restrooms, TSA offices and conference room, as well as an addition to the building for a new TSA security area for the Watertown Airport. The restroom renovation involved modifying the existing layout and ...
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