The Massachusetts Business Aviation Association (MBAA) has worked over the last eight months to reopen full access for business and general aviation operators at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) in the wake of general aviation ramp space and operational restrictions resulting from a major capital improvement project underway on Terminal E.
As part of the project, Signature Flight Support’s ramp space would be reduced by half for at least 12 months to excavate the surface for resurfacing multiple taxi-lanes and installing a new fuel pipeline. In addition, a reservation slot scheme to obtain prior permission to use the ramp at Signature has been in effect since October.
“The Covid pandemic has significantly decreased the project scope,” the MBAA said. While ramp space remains restricted by the prior permission requirement, the association is “ardently advocating for its revocation upon completion of some of the aforementioned fuel pipeline work,” estimated to be finished in October or November.
Meanwhile, the MBAA “has begun exploring what reparations, mitigations, and future collaborations we can utilize to secure our future” use of BOS.