From apron expansions to new facility construction, big plans are in place for the future of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. To keep pace with our impressive growth, multiple construction projects are currently underway in-and-around the airport to ultimately create an improved airport experience for our travelers, partners, and employees.
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Construct an approximate 46,000-square yard aircraft parking apron with associated drainage improvements located on the south edge of the existing terminal apron. This apron expansion will be used for overnight aircraft parking which will improve the airport’s capacity for aircraft operations and fixed-based aircraft.
Contract Cost = $8MM
Funding – AIP
Consultant – AECOM
Prime Contractor – Holland & Holland, Inc. (WBE, woman owned)
DBE Goal – 5%, currently exceeding our goal at 5.89%
- Griffin Contracting, Inc.
- GLF Construction Corporation
- TMC Grassing
- Trinity Electrical Services
- Interstate Sealant & Concrete (DBE)
Due to the increasing number of commercial operations, there is a need for additional parking for aircraft at the airport terminal during certain periods of the day and at night after commercial operations have ceased, and all terminal gates are occupied. Currently, an expansion of the terminal is in the planning stage which will add four more gates. During and after the construction of these gates, the area used for staged or overnight parking will not be available to aircrafts. The expansion of the apron to the south will allow for operational maneuverability by alleviating congestion on the existing apron.
Completed and operational on January 31, 2020.
As enplanements increase, there is a real need for the expansion of the current TSA Security Checkpoint to expand from four (4) lanes to six (6) lanes with the ability to expand further to eight (8) lanes as capacity demands.
The expansion of the TSA Security Checkpoint will allow for SAV to adequately process passengers through security screening in a timely, stress-free manner. Currently, the four (4) available lanes do not allow for the timely screening of passengers and, at certain times, travelers are backed up through the terminal. With the addition of two more lanes, the processing of passengers will meet the demand and allow for a more efficient security screening experience thus minimizing passenger delays.
The Security Checkpoint Expansion Project is in the Design Phase
The Terminal Concourse Expansion will be a four (4) gate expansion of the Terminal Concourse in the Easterly direction. This expansion will complete the final phase of growth to the East as depicted on the Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport Master Plan and the associated Airport Layout Plan (ALP).
Enplanements have increased steadily over the years, projections show increasing growth rates well into the future. Expansion of the terminal concourse will allow for commercial airline services to increase capacity to meet enplanement demands.
The Terminal Concourse Expansion Project is in the Design Phase
The Federal Inspection Services (FIS) Facility will provide a fixed-base for Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to conduct Port-of-Entry clearances. Presently, CBP conducts Port-of-Entry clearances at multiple locations on the Air Operations Area (AOA) of the Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport, including at fixed-base-operators (FBOs) such as Gulfstream, Signature Flight Support, and Sheltair Aviation. Without a designated facility, CBP continues to experience a plethora of logistical difficulties.
The FIS Facility will serve both General Aviation and Commercial air traffic.
Contract Cost = $13MM
Funding – AIP
Consultant – RS&H
Prime Contractor – EE Reed Construction
DBE Goal – 8.5% currently at 7.4% of goal
The growing number of operations related to Port-of-Entry clearances, the Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport requires a facility that meets the needs of our stakeholders; CBP, the general aviation sector, and international commercial air traffic.
The Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport is making marked efforts to attract international flights from European, Canadian, and Caribbean destinations. As the number of international flights increase, so will the need for a designated FIS facility.
The Federal Inspection Services (FIS) Facility Project completed the construction phase in November of 2019 and operation is anticipated to begin in the near future.