Indianapolis airport’s canopy repairs to be complete by August

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) –  The Indianapolis International Airport has ordered replacement fabric for a canopy that collapsed back in February. It was the second time a canopy collapsed at the airport. Airport officials expect the repairs for the most recent collapse to be completed by the end of August.

The 2011 failure of the canopy fabric cost about $600,000 to repair. The airport paid a $100,000 insurance deductible out of that $600,000.

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According to Carlo Bertolini, spokesman for IND, the airport is not filing an insurance claim for the latest collapse because Span Systems will repair and improve the canopy, with the airport’s financial burden being $39,500. The remaining repair costs will be paid by Span Systems.

The replacement fabric will take some time to be shipped since it is coming from Europe, but Bertolini said the canopy work is expected to be done by the end of August.

Span Systems will be making the repairs, which will start within the next six weeks, according to Bertolini. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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