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Engineering, Design & Construction

New England Region Airports Division

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Engineering staff is responsible for airport engineering standards, configuration, design, equipment, and operations criteria at civil airports. The staff ensures adherence to standards for the construction and maintenance of airport facilities. They provide guidance, standards, and specifications relating to airport pavement design, construction, and maintenance. They are also responsible for modifications to FAA design standards.
  • Barry Hammer, Senior Civil Engineer
    Provides technical assistance in matters relating to Engineering and Standards. Responsible for all Massport airports, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
  • John Merck, Project Manager
    Responsible for airports in Massachusetts not including Massport-owned facilities.
  • John Kirkendall, Project Manager
    Responsible for airports in Vermont and New Hampshire.
  • Sean Tiney, Project Manager
    Responsible for all Maine airports.

Obstruction Evaluation/Airport Airspace Analysis

Questions about Non-Rulemaking Airspace Analysis Cases (NRAs)

For your convenience, we have established a dedicated phone number and email line for you to direct your NRA questions. Please use this number and email for all airspace inquiries; it will ensure a timely response.

  • Telephone: 781-238-7609
    Please leave a detailed message and we will respond accordingly.
  • Email:

Other Questions

  • Tracey McInnis
    Contact for establishing, changing, or abandoning a heliport, landing area, or private airport. Maintains and coordinates Non-Rulemaking Airspace (NRAs) analysis cases. Serves as the focal point for on-airport obstruction evaluations.

Off Airport Construction

For Off Airport construction, direct all inquiries to the Air Traffic Organization.

Wildlife Management

National Policy and Guidance

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