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Baggage Handling System Enhancements


Enhancements to the airport’s baggage handling system (BHS) will add redundancy to the conveyor system and will implement improvements in key areas to reduce the number of bag jams and increase the efficiency of outbound baggage screening. Work includes adding redundant conveyors in the baggage inspection area and baggage makeup area, programming upgrades, and finally providing TSA testing and final commissioning. Once complete, the project is expected to increase the number of bags processed per minute from 25 to 32 and improve recovery time by 50 percent when there is a bag jam.

New Orleans Aviation Board Administrative Office Buildout

This project includes the construction of administrative office spaces for New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) staff on levels 1 and 3 of the terminal building. On level 1, buildout of auxiliary administrative spaces to support, landside operations, lost and found office and storage, janitorial offices, and training room is located near the Short-Term Garage entrance.


Additionally, the main administrative office will be constructed on the level 3. The administrative offices include a 4th level with the construction a mezzanine level. The project utilizes existing shell space set with the final buildout of the space to provide 22,000 sq. ft. of space for multiple aviation departments and over 150 employees. This will relocate staff from their current offices in the former terminal on the south campus. The NOAB functions relocating to the terminal include concessions management, finance, human resources, marketing & communications, procurement, commercial development, DBE, security, operations, maintenance, planning, development and construction, etc.

Airport Roadway Ingress/Egress Improvements

This project facilitates the integration of the Louisiana Department of Transportation Development’s (DOTD) I-10 flyover project onto Airport roadways. The project includes the widening of the entrance and exit roadways, smoothly connecting up the airport entrance road with the incoming DOTD flyover providing an additional lane and capacity. The project also includes a new entrance to a future vehicular holding and staging lot. This will provide airport operations flexibility during peak times and special events at the airport.

North-South Connector Road (Design Phase)
The North-South Connector Road project will build an airport shuttle only on Airport property to facilitate the shuttling of passengers between the north campus and the south campus without interfacing with traffic on public roadways. Currently, southside facilities include Car Rental Center, Economy Parking and Employee Parking. The project will take shuttle buses off the public roadway system, improving headways to and from the terminal. The project has environmental benefits which will relieve congestion and also reduce idling in city traffic.
Airport Master Plan
An Airport Master Plan is a process to plan for the short, intermediate, and long-term development goals of the Airport looking at a 20-year planning horizon based on FAA approved aviation activity forecasts and will be developed through a combination of professional evaluation and public involvement. A Master Plan is generally developed over the course of a 24-month schedule.  The analysis will validate the plan technically and procedurally through investigation of concepts and alternatives on technical, economic and environmental grounds.  The goal of the Airport Master Plan is to provide the framework needed to guide future airport development that will address aviation demand. The Master Plan will provide graphic representation of existing development and future long-term scenarios ultimately providing a financial plan to support future development and supporting the Airport Capital Improvement Program (ACIP).  As part of the Master Plan process the FAA will approve the forecast, the selection of critical aircraft and the Airport Layout Plan (ALP).

Projects Completed

Extension of Taxiway Golf and Taxiway Bravo Project


The primary purpose of the project is to construct and extend Taxiway Golf (G) to the west of its current location. With the opening of the new terminal north of Runway 11/29, Taxiway G needs to be extended to better accommodate the traffic that will use Runway 11/29, specifically the Runway 29 Approach where aircraft will back taxi down Taxiway G to the North Terminal.

Military Lounge

The military lounge was developed to provide comfortable accommodations for active-duty military members and their families. In addition to the daily stresses and duties of life in the military, many service members may be traveling far from home or on their way to their next duty station or deployment.
The Airport aims to help ease the travel journey with this amenity for our nation’s active-duty service members. The military lounge, provides approximately 1,000 sq. ft., is located on level 3 of the terminal next to the new board room and offers complimentary snacks, comfortable seating, charging stations, and TVs in a convenient pre-security location. The lounge is staffed by volunteers and is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

New Orleans Aviation Board Room

The new 6,500 sq. ft. Board Room at MSY is located on level 3 of the terminal. It serves as a space for the New Orleans Aviation Board to hold its monthly meetings, features state-of-the-art technology and includes an adjoining conference room that can also function as a remote Emergency Operations Center.

The New MSY Terminal 


The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport built a new terminal to better meet the needs of the traveling public. The former terminal was built in 1959, making it almost 60 years old. In addition to the challenges that arise from maintaining an aging building, airport security requirements and aviation industry best practices have changed drastically since that time.


To provide the most efficient and cost-effective facility the City desires, the Airport replaced the former terminal as well as the apron and roadways with a new, $1 billion terminal on the north side of airport property.

Airfield Lighting Vault Relocation


The project will relocate the existing Airfield Lighting Vault building and related airfield electrical infrastructure to allow for the North Terminal project to be developed. The work consists constructing a new 4600 SF building to house equipment associated with the airfield lighting system. Airfield ductbanks will be re-routed around the proposed apron area. Once the new building is complete and operational, the existing vault building will be demolished to allow construction to begin on the new terminal.


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