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BRANDYWINE AIRPORT (N99) COMPLETES $2,000,000 AIRPORT INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • Date: November 7, 2006
  • Contact: airportmanager@n99.com

West Chester, PA, November 07, 2006 - Airport adds new parallel taxiway extension, Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI), Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS), New Runway Re-surfacing/painting and new Night Lighting (including: runway edge, displaced threshold, taxiway entrance/exit and runway end indicators).

Brandywine Airport, Philadelphia's premiere general aviation airport serving the Western Suburbs, announced today the completion of a multi-year program to update and add extensive new features to its infrastructure. The program has added an extended taxiway to the approach-end of runway 9 giving the airport a new parallel taxiway system for faster ground operations and safer instrument approaches. Pilots and Aircraft owners can now expect shorter time for on-ground operations and easier instrument approaches.

Additionally, a new state-of-the-art Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) has been commissioned on Field. The broadcast frequency is 121.4. The new AWOS broadcasts 24 hours with on-field weather conditions including: air temperature, wind direction, wind speed, visibility, vicinity lightning, barometric pressure and ceiling. The new weather station has been certified by the FAA.

Other new features to Brandywine include an end-to-end runway re-surfacing program smoothing a number of uneven areas and bringing up to current standards the entire runway area along with new marking to facilitate night flight operations. Along with the new runway systems the replacement of all prior lighting systems and the addition of a new set of runway night lights have been added. The new lighting system adds state-of-the-art runway edge, displaced threshold, runway end and taxiway entrance/exit indicators as well as a precisions approach path indicator (PAPI) to assist night time operations and make visual contact with the tough-down zone more precise.

Brandywine Airport is a full-service field with both AvGas and JetA, is open to the public and any general aviation flight operation.

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