Valley International Airport FAA AGIS and eALP Pilot Program

Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas, is one of the original six airports selected by the FAA to participate in a unique AGIS and e-ALP pilot program conducted in the FAA’s Southwest Region.  Under this program, the selected airports developed an AGIS and an eALP in compliance with FAA A/C 150/5300-16A, -17B, and -18B.  AeroMetric provided these services for the Valley International Airport project as a subconsultant to AECOM.  Throughout this assignment, the airport and the project team worked with the FAA to evaluate, beta test, and provide recommendations for improvement to the standards, FAA business processes, and tools that will enhance the AGIS and e-ALP programs for future participating airports.

AeroMetric surveyed the airport utilizing the new FAA A/C 150/5300-18B specifications.  Quality control, geodetic, and flight plans were submitted through the FAA GIS website, imagery was flown for the airport, and the detailed mapping including final planimetric and feature attribution, was completed and presented to the FAA for verification.  

The deliverables included:

  • Statement of Work
  • Imagery plan, QA plan, and geodetic plan, with uploading to FAA AGIS
  • Aerotriangulation and A/T report and submittal of the imagery to NGS/FAA
  • Orthophotography at 1' for the entire project area and 3" resolution for the airport property area
  • Planimetric data collection and attributing
  • Data formatted in the requested GIS format

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