DFW Airport Receives $20 Million in Federal Appropriations

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has announced the inclusion of four of its key infrastructure projects in the FY22 Federal Appropriations Act, gaining 20 million USD in funding.

The Appropriations Act will support four of DFW’s key projects: the Brute Force Electric Central Utility Plant, the International Parkway Flyover Bridge Replacement and Conversion Project, the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Station Consolidation, and a Snow and Ice Removal Equipment Storage Facility.

The projects will each receive 5 million USD in funding from the federal government to enhance DFW’s efficiency, improve the customer experience, create over 4,000 jobs and assist the airport’s sustainability goal of achieving net-zero carbon by 2030.

Chief Executive Officer Sean Donohue, said:

“We are grateful to the DFW Airport Congressional Delegation for advocating for our Airport, and for our customers. The projects included in this act will make a lasting impact on how DFW delivers to our customers and how we run our operations.”

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Dallas Fort Worth International Airport covers 27 square miles, making it the second largest US airport by area

Brute Force Electric Central Utility Plant

DFW Airport has proposed plans for a new Brute Force Electric Central Utility Plan. This project will replace the ageing steam piping distribution system with a highly efficient hot water piping system to address current and future heating and cooling demands, improve resiliency and maximise efficiency as part of DFW’s Carbon Net-Zero plan.

International Parkway Flyover Bridge Replacement and Conversion Project

DFW aims to replace four left-hand flyover ramps with new right-hand exit bridges for Terminals A, B, C, and E. The airport’s four left-hand bridges are nearing their end of life and could disrupt passenger travel if they are not replaced. The right-hand bridges will improve traffic and allow passengers to efficiently access the terminals.

This project is supported by the Texas Department of Transportation and the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Station Consolidation

DFW plans to consolidate four of its existing Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting stations into two new larger, more sustainable facilities. Some of the stations are over 50 years old, resulting in increased maintenance costs. The consolidation of these stations will provide industry-standard facilities for critical emergency services operations and will lower the response time and efficiency.

This project will also reduce operating and maintenance expenses by at least 25% and will reduce long-term replacement costs.

Snow and Ice Removal Equipment Storage Facility

This project is the first phase of DFW’s Snow and Ice Removal Equipment Facility project that will provide a storage facility for twenty-five snow and ice fleet vehicles that currently park outdoors and are exposed to the weather.

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De-icing at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

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