In preparation for the receipt of MV-22 helicopters, the existing parking apron striping was removed and a new parking plan was designed. Because of extreme high temperatures subjected to the concrete by the MV-22 down blast, special concrete coatings, heat resistant joint sealants and high temperature concrete mixes were used.
An existing 100,000 gallon underground JP-5 fuel storage tank, associated pumps, control building and eight aircraft fueling stations were demolished and removed from the flight line, with the resulting area leveled, repaved, and converted to additional aircraft parking. This project also included the provision of four new aircraft fueling lanes with two pantograph fueling stations per lane.
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