Airport Electrical Expertise


Complex Airport project requires Aviation and Electrical expertise

Lighting, Signing & Instrument Landing Systems
Brookings, SD Regional Airport

Project Owner:
City of Brookings, SD

Key Experience:

  • Coordination and design of navigational equipment and
    systems owned and operated by the FAA
  • Coordination with other firms

Key Features:

  • High-end aviation-electrical engineering
  • New runway, new facilities and relocation of existing facilities


  • Runway and taxiway lighting
  • Lighted airport signs
  • Precision approach path indicators
  • Visual aids
  • Instrument approach landing system including medium approach lighting system
  • Runway alignment indicator lights
  • Localizer
  • Glide slope tower and facilities
  • Automated weather observation system
  • Instrument landing system
  • Outer marker and related facilities

DGR Engineering (DGR) collaborated with a long-standing airport engineering partner at the Brookings, SD Regional Airport to provide unique airport-electrical expertise and designed the $2.3 million airport electrical and instrument landing system. The total cost for the reconstruction project was $20 million.

This project involved coordination and design of navigational equipment and systems that are owned and operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Therefore, DGR coordinated heavily with the FAA’s Navaids (navigation aids) Engineering Center in Chicago. The project required significant coordination to comply with the FAA internal equipment procurement process.

The primary runway was also being reconstructed on a new alignment, so this project included new electrical facilities and the relocation of several existing facilities.

High-end aviation-electrical engineering is a DGR specialty. Some firms do airports, some do electrical, not many do both. DGR Engineering is unique, offering both specialties under one roof. This enables DGR to take on more complex airport-electrical projects and integrate these services for clients.