NorthLink Aviation’s project to develop a world-class air cargo terminal on the south campus of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) has moved a step closer after receiving approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The project has received a Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) from the FAA related to the Environmental Assessment issued as part of the review process for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
The receipt of the FONSI/ROD allows NorthLink Aviation, in coordination with ANC and other state agencies, to begin construction on the 120-acre parcel NorthLink Aviation has leased for 55 years.
NorthLink Aviation’s planned terminal will include power-through hardstands, an air-side warehouse, office space, a ground service equipment facility, and infrastructure designed to recover and recycle deicing fluid.
In conjunction with the FONSI/ROD announcement, NorthLink Aviation has released other project update news, including the signing of an MoU with Kale Logistics to ensure air cargo technology is implemented throughout the development which will enable the seamless flow of data to stakeholders, optimise terminal activities, and enhance NorthLink Aviation’s warehouse operations.
Sean Dolan, chief executive of NorthLink Aviation, said: “NorthLink is excited to successfully conclude the NEPA review process and shift our focus to construction of this crucial infrastructure project at ANC. We are grateful for the hard work and support of the NorthLink team.”
In 2022, ANC was the third busiest air cargo airport in the world and the sixth busiest in terms of international freight.