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Nightly-Closures of Runway 5-23 Scheduled for March

Nightly-Closures of Runway 5-23 Scheduled for March 2560 1137 Morristown Airport

There are four, nightly-closures of Runway 5-23 scheduled for next month as part of the airport’s Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project. The nightly closures will run from 10:00 pm though 6:00 am to accommodate the necessary work.

Runway 5-23 Nightly Closure Schedule*

  • Monday March 18 (10:00 pm – 6:00 am)
  • Tuesday March 19 (10:00 pm – 6:00 am)
  • Wednesday March 20 (10:00 pm – 6:00 am)
  • Thursday March 21 (10:00 pm – 6:00 am)

*Closures are weather dependent and are subject to change.


These closures will allow the contractor to complete the final item related to last year’s Phase IX, Runway 5-23 construction as well as conduct preliminary work relating to Phase X, Runway 5-23 construction slated to begin in Summer 2024.

A detailed, Phase X schedule, including operational impacts, will be shared as soon as details become available

 

Phase IX, Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project Recap

Phase IX, Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project Recap 2456 2456 Morristown Airport

Phase IX Construction has been completed. Culvert installation has been completed with water now passing through the new structure underneath Runway 5-23 and Taxiway Alpha. Runway 5-23 grooving work has been completed. Taxiway Alpha paving and striping was completed on Thursday August 31 and the Alpha-Bravo intersection has reopened.

DM AIRPORTS, LTD. will reach out with construction details for Phase X as soon as they become available. Please sign up for Airfield Alerts if you haven’t done so already, by clicking the button below.


DM AIRPORTS, LTD. will continue to provide all relevant information to our airport tenants and users as Phase IX construction nears completion. If you have any further questions, please reach out to our team by calling 973-538-6400 or by visiting mmuair.com.

Morristown Airport Introduces X-1 Landing Software for Airport Landing Fee Program

Morristown Airport Introduces X-1 Landing Software for Airport Landing Fee Program 1186 898 Morristown Airport

Airport users at Morristown Airport (MMU) have a new product to look forward to upon their next arrival. Morristown Airport introduced X-1 Landing, powered by X-1 FBO as the airport’s new customer relationship management (CRM) platform to handle all airport landing-fee related business on October 23rd, 2023.



Morristown Airport worked closely with X-1 FBO to capitalize on their existing, FBO-centric technology to build a CRM product for airport management companies. The program integrates with X-1FBO and X-1TRX to track aircraft in real time as they travel to MMU. Upon arrival, an aircraft is matched with its operator, categorized based on aircraft type and assigned a landing fee invoice.

The vast majority of operators will receive their landing fee invoice via email the morning after an arrival. X-1 allows you to pay directly from the emailed invoice with the operator’s preferred payment method. There is also a “Customer Portal” feature that will be offered to certain operators, based on operational frequency.

“We are very excited about introducing this new product for our loyal, Morristown Airport users,” said Corey Hanlon, Manager of Communications at DM AIRPORTS, LTD. “Providing this level of seamless technology allows Morristown Airport to enhance the first-class experience that our airport users have come to expect when flying with us.”


If any operators have questions about Morristown Airport’s new X-1 Landing software, please reach out to our team below!

Thomas Pierson: Customer Experience Representative | [email protected]

Corey Hanlon: Manager, Communications | [email protected]


About X-1 FBO:

The most advanced and fully featured FBO software ever created. The X-1 family of products is the center of an ever-growing ecosystem of technology that’s making its way into general aviation. This technology brings the ability to communicate not just within the FBO but with the outside world.

In addition to a former General Manager and Line Service Technician, our group includes a Support Team made up of former Customer Service Representatives, Line Service Technicians and Customer Service Managers. Sometimes, they know the answer before our customers have finished the question.

Our world-class development team has worked at small and large companies. They have IT experience in many industries and technologies. Best of all, they now have intimate, unrivaled knowledge of business aviation. This team has built a suite of innovative “Best in Class” products.

Congresswoman Sherrill Tours MMU’s Infrastructure and Safety Enhancement Upgrades

Congresswoman Sherrill Tours MMU’s Infrastructure and Safety Enhancement Upgrades 2560 1707 Morristown Airport

Morristown, New Jersey – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) returned to Morristown Airport (KMMU) this week, operated by DM AIRPORTS, LTD., to see the progress that is being made in regards to important infrastructure and safety upgrades at the airport.

“As a former helicopter pilot, I understand the importance of a safe runway and landing approach,” said Rep. Sherrill, who is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and served in the Navy for almost 10 years as a helicopter pilot and Russian policy officer.

“It was great to be back at Morristown Airport to see the impressive progress that’s being made to upgrade the infrastructure at this critical transportation hub and economic driver in North Jersey. The federal funding supporting this project will help the airport continue to operate safely and remain competitive in today’s global economy.”

During the visit, Rep. Sherrill received a tour of MMU’s airfield to see the progress that is being made to modernize the airport through the Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project, which is primarily funded by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. The Airport Improvement Program dollars come from the FAA’s Aviation Trust Fund generated through aviation-related revenues, separate from the General Fund.

“It was wonderful to welcome Rep. Sherrill back to Morristown Airport,” said Scott McMahon, Executive Director, DM AIRPORTS, LTD. “As we prepare to launch the next phase of modernization projects at our airport, we are grateful to have the partnership of the Federal Aviation Administration and the New Jersey Department of Transportation to help ensure that we can continue efficiently and effectively serving our community and benefiting the region for years to come.”

The rehabilitation project is being conducted in phases, and the next phase, Phase IX, is scheduled to begin July 10. Phase IX is scheduled to be completed by this fall, and the overall project is tentatively scheduled to be complete by 2028.

Among all the airports in the State of New Jersey, MMU plays an integral role in boosting New Jersey’s economy through its tenants and visitors, providing an estimated $187 million in total spending in the community. In addition, MMU helps attract and sustain economic growth in the region through its operations. For example, several large pharmaceutical, technology and communications companies in the area have aircraft at the airport.

“Morristown Airport has been an essential partner to Morris County,” said Morris County Commissioner Director John Krickus. “I am pleased to see the incredible progress that’s been made to improve safety and upgrade infrastructure at this vital economic asset to our region.”

“Morristown Airport has been an economic engine for North Jersey for many years, and thanks to these critical upgrades, we are ensuring it will continue to benefit our area,” said Craig Schlosser, President, Morris County Economic Development Alliance (MCEDAlliance) & Morris County Tourism Bureau and Managing Director, Morris County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC). “We look forward to partnering with Morristown Airport and its tenants to continue our efforts to boost the local economy.”


Aircraft landing at Morristown Airport

Business aircraft landing Runway 23 at MMU using the upgraded Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System (MALSR) installed during Phase VIII of the airport’s Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project in November 2022. Photo Credit: Karen Mancinelli/County of Morris

Runway 13-31 Rehabilitation Work Complete

Runway 13-31 Rehabilitation Work Complete 1250 656 Morristown Airport

Construction on the keel section of Runway 13-31 has been completed and the runway is back open as of 1230 on May 26. Grooving work will be conducted next month, with dates to be determined.

DM AIRPORTS, LTD. will provide updates concerning the grooving work schedule as they become available.


In anticipation of increased Runway 13-31 use caused by MMU’s Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project over the next 5 years, DM has planned for 13-31 construction phases to accommodate. DM last conducted work on Runway 13-31 in the summer of 2018.


For a full breakdown of Phase IX construction of Morristown Airport’s Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project set to begin on July 10, please click the link below

Runway 5-23 Phase IX Overview Presentation

Request For Qualifications (RFQ) for Morristown Airport Now Open

Request For Qualifications (RFQ) for Morristown Airport Now Open 2560 1707 Morristown Airport

The Town of Morristown, as owner of the Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU or Airport), is soliciting qualifications from firms through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), to enter into a contract for airport engineering, planning, consultant and construction observation services at the Airport. Qualified firms must have experience in airport engineering, planning, consultant services, and construction observation for public use airports, as well as knowledge of and experience under the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regulations. Firms submitting qualifications will be evaluated based on criteria set forth in the RFQ for consideration of an award of a contract for such services, pursuant to the competitive contracting process under N.J.S.A. 40A:11-4.1 et seq., and applicable Federal Aviation Administration guidance documents.

Submissions will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at which time the name of each interested firm will be announced, and the submissions made public. Public announcement of submissions will take place in the large conference room at the Morristown Municipal Airport administration building, 8 Airport Road, Morristown, NJ.


Request for Qualifications for Airport Engineering, Planning, Consultant and Construction Observation Services

New Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System Installed at MMU

New Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System Installed at MMU 560 420 Morristown Airport

A newly installed Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway End Identifier Lights (MALSR) passed inspection and has been entered into service at Morristown Airport. The installation of the system was part of Phase VIII construction of the airport’s Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project.

DM AIRPORTS, LTD., Operators of Morristown Airport, will continue with the next phase of the Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project, Phase IX, in July of 2023. Phase IX will require a 30-day complete closure of Runway 5-23 starting July 10th. This closure will accommodate the removal of an existing drainage culvert coupled with the installation of a new, concrete box culvert to maintain the integrity of runway and taxiway safety areas.

For more information on Phase IX and the overall Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project, please click below:

Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project Overview


 

MMU Wins Industry Award for Airport Project of the Year

MMU Wins Industry Award for Airport Project of the Year 2383 2560 Morristown Airport

Morristown Airport was presented with the “2022 Airport Project of the Year Award” at the Annual American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE); Northeast Chapter (NEC) Airports Conference. The award was given “in recognition of Morristown Airport’s creative approach, safe implementation and environmental stewardship contributing to outstanding stakeholder satisfaction,” in regards to the airport’s Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project.

This award was given for efforts in 2021 during Runway 5-23; Phase II, Stage “B” construction. Morristown Airport is in the process of a multi-year, rehabilitation project for Runway 5-23. The multi-year project will result in a newly-paved surface, enhanced runway safety areas, a new lighting system to assists pilots upon arrivals, and more. Morristown Airport is set to resume construction in May 2022 with Phase II, Stage “C” construction.


About the American Association of Airport Executives; Northeast Chapter

The Northeast Chapter, American Association of Airport Executives (NEC/AAAE) serves to support and develop leaders in the aviation industry through the creation of networking and professional development opportunities that bring added value to our members within an environment of integrity and camaraderie.

The NEC aides in the continuing development of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) by fostering a greater understanding and knowledge of airport issues among our members.

About the American Association of Airport Executives; Northeast Chapter Awards:

These awards are presented to an airport, Architectural firm that is currently represented within the Chapter. Award will be given to one Airfield Project, Architectural Project and one Campus related project. Candidates may be nominated for more than one award and more than one award winner may be recognized in each category. (Award to be given to both the airport and the consultant)

Airfield Project of the year – These awards are presented to an airport and consulting firm that is currently represented within the Chapter. Candidates may be nominated for more than one award and more than one award winner may be recognized in each category. The project and be singular, multiple or any combination of projects that resulted in improved efficiency, safety of facility enhancement. (Award to be given to both the airport and the consultant)

ATTN Helicopter Operators at MMU

ATTN Helicopter Operators at MMU 2560 1608 Morristown Airport

For all flight departments operating a helicopter at Morristown Airport, please be advised of the below NOTAM that was published on January 12th, 2022:

!MMU 01/104 AD AP RDO ALTIMETER UNREL. AUTOLAND, HUD TO TOUCHDOWN, ENHANCED FLT VISION SYSTEMS TO TOUCHDOWN, HEL OPS REQUIRING RDO ALTIMETER DATA TO INCLUDE HOVER AUTOPILOT MODES AND CAT A/B/PERFORMANCE

This NOTAM is in response to 5G C-Band interference when using a Radio Altimeter for landing at Morristown Airport and the potential adverse effects on the equipment.

The U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration published Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) in response to this issue on December 23, 2021. To read the full SAFO, please click here


Per the FAA, any further questions should be directed here:

Direct questions or comments regarding this SAFO to the Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, Flight Operations Group at (202) 267-8790 or email: [email protected] for operational issues.

Atlantic Aviation Comes to Morristown Airport

Atlantic Aviation Comes to Morristown Airport 2560 1013 Morristown Airport

December 1, 2021Atlantic Aviation announced today its acquisition of Lynx FBO Network, expanding its extensive network of fixed based operators (FBO) in the United States, which includes an FBO at Morristown Airport.

Along with the Morristown Airport Location, Atlantic acquires eight other Lynx FBO network locations, including Destin & Ft. Lauderdale (Florida), Little Rock (Arkansas), Minneapolis (Minnesota), Napa Valley (California), Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), Portland (Oregon) and Providence (Rhode Island).

Atlantic recently announced an agreement with Ross Aviation to combine their FBO Networks as well. They will join Signature Flight Support as one of two FBOs at Morristown Airport.

For more about Atlantic Aviation and their nine new FBO locations, please click here.

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