New KCI Builder Clark Construction ALSO Screwed Up Sea-Tac

Before we share the info about a costly mistake . . . Allow us a question . . . 

Would Kansas City resident have cheered for the costly new airport if they had known that drop-offs & pick-ups would require "cell phone lot" arrangements?!?

Didn't think so.

And now . . . Here are some of the deets surrounding controversy over left coast disaster . . .

Each gate is designed to accommodate certain wide body aircraft, with some gates being able to accommodate A330s and 787s, and other gates being able to accommodate 777s (which are larger). The gates need to be large enough not just to accommodate the planes, but also for the equipment needed to service aircraft, like fuel trucks, baggage trucks, and more.

Unfortunately after aircraft “fit checks” were performed, it was determined that four of the gates (A6, A8, S4, and S6) couldn’t accommodate the jets that they were supposed to. For example, gate A6 is supposed to accommodate a 777, but this is only possible by swinging the jet in an arc, and parking slantwise to the building, rather than pulling straight into the gate. However, that would mean that the adjacent gate A5 couldn’t be in use while this maneuver was being performed.

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Oops: SeaTac Airport's Flawed New International Terminal

The Seattle Times has the story of a pretty major screwup at SeaTac Airport. This is leading to a bitter dispute between the airport and the construction company responsible for the project. SeaTac Airport has seen a huge increase in international flights in recent years, reflecting the growth we've seen in Seattle in general.

Sea-Tac airport sues contractor, says design flaw cuts number of big jets that can use new terminal

The new, billion-dollar international terminal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport that opened last year was supposed to fit 20 large planes side by side. But it can only fit 16 long-haul aircraft simultaneously because of flaws in the design, sparking a legal battle between the Port of Seattle and the lead contractor for the project, The Seattle Times reported.

Developing . . .