An eight million dollar runway renovation project planned for the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport in Colorado that was the contracts were expected to have been signed for this Summer is now on hold due to lack of funding. Nearly all of the money was to come from the FAA, but Congress’ failure to approve continued funding to the FAA has made the funds unavailable.
There is no doubt that the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport could benefit from a major renovation project like this. Any time you make a major improvement to a runway, terminal, hangar or parking area there is an opportunity to increase efficiency and improve customer experience and improving those areas will ultimately lead to increased revenue.
Increasing repeat customers and increasing revenue are the ultimate goals of any aviation operation, but with this lack of available government funding putting larger projects on hold, airports are going to n have to seek out more economical ways to increase efficiency until the government funding becomes available again.
A great way to make an operation smoother is to have a properly trained crew working with the best equipment. Airplane tugs and helicopter tugs from Lindbergh Aircraft Tug Company are among the safest and most efficient aircraft tugs available – they are quiet, ergonomically designed, ultra reliable and affordable enough that they don’t require an eight million dollar government grant for purchase.
Small airports that replace their old and outdated aircraft tow tugs with new, reliable aircraft tow tugs from Lindbergh Aircraft Tug Company can dramatically improve employee productivity and safety and unlike a complete facility renovation – this is an investment that will pay for itself very quickly. When a complete overhaul of the operation isn’t necessary or isn’t practical, a facility can still benefit greatly from a smaller improvement like upgrading outdated equipment to something that is safer, easier to use and more reliable like the aircraft tow tugs and helicopter tugs offered by Lindbergh Aircraft Tug Company.