Friday, September 30, 2011

FAA extends its lease of former control tower at Dayton airport. James M Cox Dayton International Airport (KDAY), Ohio.

DAYTON — The Federal Aviation Administration has extended into 2012 the lease of its former air traffic control tower location atop Dayton International Airport’s terminal building to allow more time to remove old wiring, equipment and any hazardous materials.

Although the lease extension with the city is for a year, city and FAA officials anticipate that the agency may need only four to six months to complete the departure work, so the lease can be terminated on 30 days’ notice. The FAA began operating in June in its new control tower at the airport.

The Dayton City Commission on Wednesday approved the lease extension, which begins on Saturday and runs through Sept. 30, 2012, the federal fiscal year. The lease continues the FAA’s current rent rate of $17,803.75 per month, or $213,645 annually, for the nearly 14,250 square feet of space.

The city’s designs for the space will be part of a 20-year master plan that the airport’s consultants are developing for the future of the airport terminal building, said Terrence G. Slaybaugh, Dayton’s director of aviation.

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