The Coastal Star


By Steve Pike
Pilots and passengers at Boca Raton Airport will notice new pavement overlays and taxiways at the 212-acre facility. The main resurfacing includes the runway taxiways and a new
taxi connector to runway E at midfield.

The airport, next to Florida Atlantic University, also has added another electronic gate for security, as well as a second paved access road to the control tower and more memory for its
security cameras.

The airport’s offices have been moved to the FAU Research Park on the facility’s east side. More tangible to passengers — a City Furniture/Ashley Furniture showroom is expected to
complete construction in December.

In Lantana, Palm Beach County Airport Manager Owen Gassaway said the facility, which houses more than 40 aviation-related businesses and flight schools, expected to get a new wash rack for planes within the next couple of months.


Gassaway said the facility has seen an increase in new customers because of the dispute at the Wellington Aero Club over whether or not to pave the grass runway in the private-plane friendly neighborhood of about 250 homes.

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