Lighting Vault Renovations

Chandler Airport

Chandler, AZ

The scope of work on this project included setting up a temporary but complete Airport Lighting Vault which was to remain operational for 2 ½ months during the duration of the project. Royal coordinated regularly with Utility Provides, Airport Personnel and the City of Chandler Inspection Staff in order to complete our scope of work. With the help of Royal Southwest, all parties were able to coordinate work in order not to affect the operation of the airport.

Additional Scope
  • Complete demo of the exisiting Airfield Lighting Vault
  • Installation of new Primary XFMK and SES
  • Installation of new interior Electrical Panels and Lighting
  • Installation of New Constant Current Regulators

The project includes construction of Taxiway R which is the first taxiway in the United States to accommodate the Airbus A380 without Airfield Operations escort.

Challenges Faced During the Job and Royal’s Solution
Opening Taxiway R May 26, 2010.  Without acceleration which required double shifts, 7 days per week,  originally the schedule showed the taxiway opening June 25, 2010.  The owner was extremely pleased with our efforts and the early taxiway opening ceremony was a big media event.


project details
Owner :
City of Chandler
General Contractor :
Royal Southwest
Contract Value :
Contract Time :
November 2007 – March 2008
Project Summary