Airport Completes Runway Safety Area Improvements Project

Press Release

Monterey, CA - Monterey Regional Airport General Manager Mike La Pier today announced the completion of the Airport’s federally mandated Runway Safety Area (RSA) Improvements Project. “I want to congratulate my Board of Directors, my staff, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), consultants, construction contractors as well as the community, traveling public and users who have all supported this project the past several years.” As of today, the Instrument Landing System (ILS) has been returned to service when the new procedures were published and available.

La Pier said the Airport District is pleased that this massive construction project has been completed ahead of schedule and within budget. “I particularly want to recognize and thank the support given by Congressman Sam Farr and his staff for this critical safety project.”

The MRY RSA Improvements Project has provided the installation of an arresting system called Engineered Materials Arrestor System, or EMAS at both ends of the main runway. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulation required all commercial-use airports in the country meet new runway safety standards by December 31, 2015. The Airport is extremely appreciative for the patience of the airport users during this lengthy construction project.

About Monterey Regional Airport Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) is Monterey County’s only commercial airport and accommodates over 400,000 passengers each year. The airport services five nonstop markets with an average of 15 daily departures. We are committed to providing our customers with superior services in a safe, secure, professional environment. Be sure to visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @montereyairport.