Newton Field

Rehabilitate, Extend, Widen Runway 13-31 & Obstruction Removal

Jackman, ME

Project Summary

LifeFlight of Maine considers Jackman to be a critical piece of medical transportation infrastructure; Newton Field Airport plays a vital role in the Jackman-Moose River region emergency response plan providing a critical link to the national incident management system in this remote area. This project has enabled the airport to be a safe, efficient transportation link to the northwest region of Maine for the next 20 years by expanding Runway 13-31 from its current dimensions of 60′ wide, 2,900′ long, to 75′ by 3,600′ long. The rehabilitation of the existing surface and the addition of an aircraft turn-around area on the 31 end, along with MIRLS, and PAPI visual aids also contribute to the airport safety and efficiency. Data collection and analysis of drone-captured imagery by Hoyle Tanner’s in-house sUAS team identified trees to be selectively cut to create unobstructed navigable airspace for arriving and departing aircraft in the proposed new runway configuration. Trees having the potential to penetrate the FAA surface were cut in accordance with the NEPA Environmental Assessment requirements. Some of the identified trees were located on a privately-owned parcel of land abutting the east end of the Airport; an easement was purchased to allow for tree removal from these areas.


  • sUAS Data Collection
  • Final Design
  • Permitting
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Observation

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