The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has unveiled a new Proposed Capital Plan outlining several major investments for its aviation infrastructure.
Released on January 11, the new PCP covers all land, sea and air-related projects proposed from 2017 to 2026. The largest aviation-related plans put forward are the interim repairs to Newark Liberty International Airport’s AirTrain system at a cost of about $380million and the refurbishment of John F Kennedy International Airport’s runways 4R/22L and 13L/31R requiring some $228million.
The Authority’s report says Newark’s AirTrain system has “experienced mounting operational failures as it nears the end of its useful life” and an interim repair programme will extend its working life through to 2030 while a replacement is sought.
The two JFK runways were last refurbished in 2001 and 2004 respectively. Both will have their airfield lighting systems replaced and some high-speed taxiways will be realigned. The Authority states that development work on runway 4R/22L is expected to start in “early 2017” and be concluded by “late 2018”, while that for 13/31R is set to run between 2017 and 2020.