Pago Pago International Airport, Runway Extension and Improvements, Phases 1 and 2

Location: Tutuila, American Samoa
Client Name: American Samoa Government
Date Completed: 2002
Construction Cost: $20,000,000
Disciplines Applied:

Civil EngineeringSurveying & MappingPlanning & Permitting (for Master Plan, Preparation, EA, environmental permits, update of ALP)

Project Description:

To accommodate larger commercial aircraft and to comply with current FAA safety regulations, the American Samoa Government needed to extend its primary runway and upgrade the taxiways and runway safety areas at the Pago Pago International Airport. RMTC assisted the American Samoa government in the preparation of federal grant applications and the development of a benefit-costs analysis for the proposed improvements. Work included airport layout plan, topographic surveying, engineering design and cost estimate, environmental assessment and permits.

RMTC was contracted to provide planning, engineering and surveying services as follows: 

  • Update of the Airport Layout Plan.
  • Topographic survey for the runway extension was conducted to locate existing improvements and topographic features within the project site.  The field data was collected using electronic distance measuring equipment and electronic theodolites equipped with data collectors.
  • Engineering design and cost estimates for the runway extension, taxiway and runway safety areas
  • Preparation of a NEPA compliant environmental assessment that included a water quality assessment
  • Preparation of local and federal environmental, land use, and development permits for the proposed improvements.
  • Design for a 1,000-foot extension to Runway 5 and extension of Taxiway A.