Bob Hope Airport Ramps A & B Rehabilitation
Burbank Bob Hope Airport opened on Memorial Day weekend, 1930. In 1940, Lockheed purchased the airport and began expanding its facilities in support of World War II efforts. After the war, all the major carriers moved to Los Angeles Municipal Airport, today’s LAX. Burbank Bob Hope Airport’s ramps have not changed much since then.
Sully-Miller Contracting, Co. was tasked with building new air carrier ramps. At modern airports, ramps enable planes to plug-in to a power source after landing. At Burbank, planes were required to remain running after landing in order to keep power on. This practice wastes fuel and increases emissions.
Sully-Miller Contracting, Co. reconstructed 14 air carrier ramps which included aircraft power stations and the installation of their electrical infrastructure. The allotted time was to complete two ramps, every two weeks - during live airport business. Additionally, Sully-Miller Contracting added new AC pavement at taxiways adjacent to the ramps. Work on taxiways could only be completed at night in order to have the area open to planes in the morning.
The Sully-Miller Contracting team worked around the clock starting and finishing every phase of the project on time.