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West Aircraft Maintenance Area Project

LAX West Aircraft Maintenance Area Project (proposed Project)

The intent of the proposed LAX West Aircraft Maintenance Area Project (proposed Project) is to consolidate, relocate, and modernize existing aircraft maintenance facilities at LAX, consistent with the LAX Master Plan.  The proposed Project would allow for more efficient and effective maintenance of existing aircraft at the airport, including Aircraft Design Group (ADG) VI aircraft (Airbus A380s and Boeing 747-8s).  The proposed Project would include aircraft parking and maintenance facilities, employee parking areas, and related storage, equipment and facilities. The proposed Project would be able to accommodate up to 10 ADG VI aircraft simultaneously or a mix of smaller aircraft on the site. 

Specifically, the proposed Project would include:

(1)   Approximately 29 acres of aircraft apron for ADG VI aircraft as well as smaller aircraft that may require Remain Over Night (RON) and Remain All-Day (RAD) parking, or those aircraft being serviced at the current aircraft maintenance hangars;

(2)   Aircraft maintenance hangar(s), capable of accommodating a wide range of existing aircraft up to and including existing ADG VI aircraft, as well as a maintenance shop and supporting office space within the hangar;

(3)   Up to 300 employee parking spaces;

(4)   Ancillary facilities (e.g., ground service equipment (GSE) storage and maintenance areas/facilities; aircraft wash racks; RON/RAD kits providing ground power, GSE charging stations, potable water, and pre-conditioned air; a wash rack for aircraft washing operations; necessary utilities and infrastructure; and possibly water storage tank(s) for fire protection);

(5)   A storm water detention/infiltration basin and connections to existing adjacent storm drains;

(6)   A temporary concrete batch plant and rock crusher would be installed on the site for construction of the proposed Project with removal planned after the final phase of construction (concrete batch plants are permitted on and have been operating on the site in recent years); and,

(7)   Extension of Taxiway B and Taxiway C (as Taxilane C) to provide ingress and egress to and from the Project area.

(8)   Existing contractor staging yards and associated equipment on the Project site would be phased out or relocated to existing LAX staging areas, such as those located to the south of Westchester Parkway and west of Lincoln Boulevard.  Stockpiled materials (consisting of soil and construction rubble) currently existing within and immediately adjacent to the Project site would be re-used on-site as backfill material and/or exported for off-site reuse and/or disposal. 

It should be noted that the proposed Project would not increase passenger or gate capacity and would not increase flights and/or aircraft operations at LAX compared to the existing airfield conditions.

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

Public Review Period and Comment: October 17, 2013 through December 2, 2013
Public Workshop: Tuesday, November 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Flight Path Learning Center, 661 West Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, CA 90045

LAX Plan Compliance Process

Prior to issuing any grading, building or use of land permit for the proposed Project, the Los Angeles City Council must grant an LAX Plan Compliance approval pursuant to the LAX Specific Plan. This approval will be based on recommendations from LAWA’s Executive Director and the Board of Airport Commissioners. The Executive Director’s recommendation will be provided in a written report, which will include the result of LAWA’s consultation with the LAX Master Plan Stakeholder Liaison. This public review period provides an opportunity for stakeholders to provide comments and identify concerns that will be considered by the Executive Director in making this recommendation. Your comments can be submitted via email to or online by clicking on the Submit Public Comment below.

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