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Signs of Progress at the GA Airports

(April 11, 2014) - The General Aviation department recently completed a comprehensive renaming and signage project for all of the hangars and facilities at the Aviation Authority’s GA airports: Tampa Executive Airport, Peter O. Knight Airport and Plant City Airport.

In all, 448 new addresses were created at the three general aviation airports.

The project was designed to provide consistency and conformity at the General Aviation airports and to improve emergency response to any location.

Working with the County 911 Streets and Addresses, City of Tampa, local utility providers, post offices, fire departments, and Fixed Base Operators, the project team, led by GA’s Manager of Operations and Maintenance Marilyn Gauthier, devised a plan for each airport that would make every location easily mapped and identified.

Once all of the facilities were properly identified in the address system, the Authority created signs that provide a consistent image for each airport and its tenants. A total 547 signs were installed by the airport’s Projects Group within two months.

The final step was the education process to make sure that everyone impacted by the new address system could plan accordingly for the changes including meetings for all shifts at all of the fire departments in the airports’ jurisdictions.

The address project took 10 months to complete and went into effect on March 1.