Apron rehabilitation and flight operations
Hamburg airport is planning within the infrastructure programme “HAM NEXT” to rehabilitate and optimise its main apron (around 250 000 sq. m) as well as certain taxiways. The main challenge of this project is to conduct major civil works in conjunction with airport operations.
Following a Europe-wide official public procurement procedure, Hamburg Airport selected airsight as planner and technical consultant, in order to ensure safe and efficient operations while rehabilitating its main apron.
airsight is responsible for optimizing both the construction phases and the interim apron layouts, as well as to coordinate with the different airport departments and other stakeholders the upcoming civil works and resulting operational constraints. To preserve a maximum of positions opened, as well as to maintain safe operations at all time (e.g. low visibility operations), a systematic approach has been applied. This approach is based on a detailed analysis of the operational processes (e.g. ground handling, aircraft and vehicles movements) and interrelations between the different airport components, equipment and system requirements.
Within this project, airsight develops the project documentation required by the responsible authorities and defines the technical specifications related to apron operations to be followed by the civil engineering companies responsible for the realisation of the project.