The Reading Regional Airport Authority completed an Airport Master Update for Reading Regional Airport in 2013 to reflect recent changes in operations since the 2004 Master Plan study was conducted. A Master Plan Study determines the air transportation needs of an airport for the next 5, 10 and 20 years, recommending a list of capital improvements that will enable the Airport Authority to meet the forecast demands.
Due to loss of scheduled airline service at RDG in September of 2004, the Reading Regional Airport Authority has made a number of changes to our proposed Master Plan based on availability of funding. With limited Federal and State funding RDG has to carefully chose our projects based on FAA requirements and priorities. Recent projects completed include Runway 18 Runway Safety Area (RSA) and relocation of Leiscz's Bridge Road, installation of Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) at the approach to Runway 31, a Runway Safety Area project on Runway 13 with the relocation of Van Reed Road and are completing the Runway 18/36 - Taxi H & E overlay project. The three RSA projects were required by FAA to increase safety for landing and departing aircraft and the rehabilitation of Runway 18/36.
This work on Runway 18/36 has been a long awaited project.
In 2017 we rehabilitated the South taxi-lane and installed new Runway End Identifier Lights (REILS) on Runway 13/31. In 2018 we upgraded our perimeter security fencing and our Runway 13/31, Surface Sensor system. Projects for 2019 include a State grant for the terminal HVAC rehabilitation along with a Federal grant for the rehabilitation of the north & west Aprons. RDG's focus is towards improving corporate, general aviation, and charter aircraft operations from our facility.
It is the goal of the Reading Regional Airport Authority to provide a safe and efficient aviation facility to our aviation customers and traveling public.