Grand Canyon Airport Projects

Grand Canyon Airport Projects

ARFF vehicle

Project rationale

The airport has two Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles; one small and one large. The small, “Index A,” vehicle has reached the end of its useful life. It is 15 years old, has obsolete equipment and costs more to repair that it is worth.

Acquiring a new Index A


Project Rationale

The current drainage system is now inside the Runway Safety Area (RSA), causing a safety and standards concern. Furthermore, the drainage system no longer adequately removes water from the airfield, allowing water to pool rather than flow.

An award-winning Drainage Master

Grand Canyon Airport terminal

Project Rationale

The airport entry monument is in a severe state of disrepair, and the wayfinding signage as well as the street signs are old, faded, and no longer complete their task of helping customers find their way to their flights. The airport decided that a complete repair and renovation

Map Grand Canyon National Park Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project
Grand Canyon Airport Runway 21 Looking South
Grand Canyon Airport


Project Cost: $30 million

The Grand Canyon National Airport is gearing up for a significant runway rehabilitation project designed to improve safety and operational efficiency for all users. The airport’s current runway surfaces have deteriorated over time due to regular use and


Project Rationale

Adding shoulders to a runway increases safety. In the event of a runway excursion (an aircraft unintentionally veers off the runway) the shoulders give the pilot more pavement on which to regain control before ending up in the dirt infield.

While runway excursions are


Project Rationale

The airport terminal was built in 1967. The restrooms were dated, small, and because of age, could not be brought into compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). 

The Federal Aviation Administration offered grants to design and build new restrooms in