Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (LANOIA), projected to be the third fastest growing airport of its size, developed a $350 million capital improvements plan for future expansion and redevelopment to enhance the existing airport facility.

As part of the Aviation Resource Team (ART) Joint Venture, Turner & Townsend Heery was selected to provide program management services at LANOIA. The firm built a positive relationship and excellent reputation with LANOIA providing construction inspection services in 2004 -2008, and as a result was successful in winning participation in the program management contract as part of ART. Some of the first capital improvements that ART tackled were hurricane repair projects, such as terminal and concourse roof repairs.

Turner & Townsend Heery successfully performed landside and airside capital improvements for concourse and terminal rehabilitation without disruption to ongoing operations. The upgrade and repair program of the primary runway was completed 10-weeks ahead of schedule and just three days before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. LANOIA’s director was recognized by Engineering News-Record as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of 2005, citing the early completion of the runway rehabilitation project as critical to allowing the airport to function in Katrina’s aftermath.

The new $21 million security operations center contains a state-of-the-art, closed circuit television network, and security checkpoint modifications that provides improved traveler and airport safety. The increased airline operations allows for new food and beverage outlets along with new retailers, rest rooms, and an airline club room.



Program Management


New Orleans, LA


Landside and airside improvements


Project Achievement Award - Program Management - Construction Management Association (CMAA), Gulf Coast Chaper 2006, Award of Excellence - 25 Newsmakers of 2005 Category, ENR Magazine - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport