Airport Improvement Round-Up
BKV is a powerful economic engine. To maximize its value for aircraft and business operations, it is in a continual state of improvement. Keep up with this current project round-up.
Designed. Constructed. Completed. Planned. Improved.
Master planned and benefit driven, BKV capital improvements advance long-term, sustainable value.
|Year Planned or Complete||Project Name||Project Summary||Notes|
|2022||Center for Success||Vocational and Career training campus, a collaboration among HCSD, PHSC and Hernando County Gov't||Not a BKV Project. Adjacent to Airport.
View Suncoast Tech Education Center Groundbreaking
|2022||Telcom and Technology Drive Extension||Two new roadways extended for access to west side runway-access land for development.|
|2022||Runway 9-27 Rehabilitation and Resurfacing||Runway |
9-27 Rehabilitation Project will transform the 7,000ft x 150ft primary runway from concrete to asphalt. Upon completion, BKV’s primary runway will be positioned for a 1,000ft extension.
Originally constructed in 1942, runway 9-27 is eight inches of concrete over sand and silt soils. Project scope includes concrete mill and pavement overlay, safety area improvements, taxiway concrete-to-asphalt conversion, windsock relocation, wildlife mitigation and associated navigation aids relocation.
|45-day runway closure, effective 2/28/2022.
Attend a Project Q&A session 2/18 or 2/23 RUNWAY REHAB PROJECT email
|2022||Runway 3-21 Decoupling||Runway 3-21 threshold to be displaced by 815 ft to prepare for primary runway 9-27 1000 ft extension.|
|2022||East Side Corporate Hangar Development, Phase 1||Land clearing and roadway extension followed by construction of Hangar 1 of 3|
|2021||Stormwater Master Plan||As part of infrastructure development, stormwater improvements were made on the airport’s west side to prepare the land for development.|
|2021||Infrastructure Development Plan|
|2020||Taxiway A Rehabilitation and Paving||The 8,704 foot long, 75 foot wide, full length taxiway parallel to primary runway 9-27 was rehabilitated and changed from concrete to asphalt.|
|2020||Helicopter Drive Improvements||Helicopter Drive, which continues east from the Army Air National Guard facility was finished and paved.|
|2019||Stormwater Improvements to CAP, Phase II||Part of infrastructure development, stormwater improvements were completed to prepare the land for development.|
|2019||Airplane Self-Fueling Facility||To provide pilots a fueling alternative to the FBO's full service, BKV built a self-serve facility and parking area near runway 3-21 and the T-hangars.|
|2018||Runway 9-MALSR Replacement||In addition to the ILS replacement in 2016, the Medium Approach Lighting System with Runway alignment indicator was replaced.|
|2018||ARFF Truck||In addition to an on-site fire station, BKV is now home to a new Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) truck|
|2018||Taxiway B Rehabilitation||Concrete runways and taxiways were built, and have been in operation, since 1947.|
|2017||Airfield Lighting and Electrical Improvements||Pilots benefit from the design and construction of a variety of airfield lighting and electrical improvements completed in 2017.|
|2016||Airport Master Plan Update||Updated every 5-10 years, an Airport Master Plan Update is a blueprint for long-term airport development. It includes anticipated land use, financial plan, drawings and schedule, among other things.|
|2016||FBO Ramp Rehabilitation||American Aviation, BKV's full-service Fixed Base Operator, has been in business since 1978. The apron area was improved and strengthened.|
|2016||Radial Road Realignment||Radial Road was aligned to better accommodate access to business locations on the southwest side of the airport.|
|2016||Sam Pearson Roadway Realignment||This is the main entrance to BKV. It was straightened and centered. The mailbox kiosk was updated and the project included extensive streetscaping and native plantings..|
|2016||Airport Monument Sign||A new sign to mark the park main entrance and reflect the name change and logo rebranded in 2015.|
|2016||T-Hangar Design & Construction||To meet demand, four larger aircraft hangar buildings were built, bringing total available to 76.|
|2016||Airfield Signage||For improved navigation and ground-based wayfinding, bright directional signage was upgraded and replaced. Taxiway surface markings were changed to hi-visibility labeling.|
|2016||9-27 ILS Replacement||The primary runway Glide Slope and Localizer was replaced.|
|2015||Airport Rebranding||To better illustrate identity, location and product, Hernando County Airport was renamed with a new logo highlighting the official BKV airport locator. Also reflective of changing conditions, the 2400 acre site name includes Technology Center.|