March Air Reserve Base
Moreno Valley, Ca
Stronghold Engineering, Inc. served as the prime contractor for this design build project that called for installation of an aircraft arresting system (AAS) at March Air Reserve Base, Moreno Valley, California. The primary purpose of the AAS is to save lives by preventing aircraft from overrunning runways in cases where pilots are unable to stop the aircraft during landing or aborted takeoff. The secondary purpose is to save the aircraft and prevent major damage.
Construction included demolition of existing runway sections, excavation, reinforcement, concrete, asphalt, joint seal, electrical, stripping and drainage work. All work was performed behind a displaced threshold keeping the runway active during all phases of construction. This project was completed with no jobsite accidents. Disruption to air traffic was nonexistent through careful coordination with the airfield managers and Stronghold’s management team. Stronghold is one of only two contractors to install an aircraft arresting system of this size in the United States.
WHAT THEY SAY
“The contractor has done an exceptional job designing and completing this project. The government has been very pleased with the work efforts put forth by Stronghold. They continue to excel in any work that is sent their way. They are a great contractor to work with and stay on track and meet all deadlines.”