Accession Number : ADA638060


Title :   Environmental Assessment for Terminal Area Improvements, Charleston International Airport


Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a638060.pdf


Report Date : 17 Nov 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 154


Abstract : Charleston International Airport (CHS or the Airport) is operated by the Charleston County Aviation Authority (CCAA or the Authority) under a Joint Use Agreement with the U.S. Air Force. The U.S. Air Force owns and operates the airfield as part of the Charleston Air Force Base and the CCAA owns approximately 1,300 acres for civilian aviation use, including passenger, cargo, general aviation, and aircraft manufacturing uses. The proposed action includes an expansion of the passenger terminal by approximately 100,000 square feet, expansion of the passenger terminal apron area, and expansion of the passenger terminal parking garage and surface vehicle parking at Charleston International Airport (CHS) . The purposes of the proposed improvements are to accommodate FAA and Department of Homeland Security programs, support passenger and air carrier growth, improve space efficiency, and achieve compliance with State adopted building and life safety codes. The need for the proposed improvements are based on inefficiencies and deficiencies in the existing terminal layout and building systems, inadequate number of passenger boarding gates for existing and forecast future conditions, noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and projected shortfalls in parking spaces based on forecasted passenger activity.


Descriptors :   *AIRPORTS , AIR FORCE FACILITIES , COMMERCIAL AVIATION , ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , EXPANSION , SOUTH CAROLINA


Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Commercial and General Aviation
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE