Airfield and Airside Planning

Airbiz considers all aspects of the airside system – the requirements and interaction between airspace, runways, taxiways, aprons and interface with terminal and associated infrastructure. The planning of the airfield must consider the ultimate development of the airport and implementation strategy, the local conditions, the regulatory requirements, key stakeholders and most importantly, the operations to minimise delays and optimise efficiency.

Experience

  • New runway and taxiway system design, Brisbane Airport
  • New runway planning, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne Airport
  • Apron Review, Singapore Changi Airport
  • Detailed apron design, Calgary, Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne
  • New airport design, Western Sydney Airport
  • A380 gate evaluation, Brussels Airport
  • Apron Planning, Phoenix and Newark (USA), Auckland, Wellington, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast
  • Master Planning, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast, Darwin, Samoa, Vanuatu, Saskatoon (Canada)
  • Terminal expansion, aircraft parking and aerobridge layout, Calgary Airport
  • New terminal aircraft parking and aerobridge layout, Delhi Airport
  • Midfield terminal apron layout to accommodate A380, Hong Kong Airport
  • Jet blast analysis study, Singapore Changi Airport
  • Taxiway usage studies, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Airports

Expertise

 

  • Airfield master planning, strategy and geometric design
  • Runway planning and design, feasibility and scoping
  • Airfield simulation and modelling
  • Capacity / delay assessment and enhancement
  • RET (Rapid Exit Taxiway) analysis
  • Taxiway utilization modelling
  • Taxiway enhancements (pavement extents and fillet design)
  • Aircraft tracking
  • Detail apron design – aircraft parking, GSE servicing
  • Apron operations/risk assessment, live trials, stakeholder consultation
  • Terminal interface - fixed link and aerobridges
  • Detailed apron coordination drawings
  • OLS (Obstacle Limitation Surfaces)
  • Apron equipment performance specifications (Aerobridge, NIGS, ground power, PC Air, signage)
  • Control tower and ARFFS siting/analysis
  • Aviation support facilities – GSE, cargo, maintenance (aircraft and airport), catering, navaids