A runway rehabilitation project often aims not only to resurface the runway, but also to improve numerous infrastructural elements (signs, markings, lights, electrical systems, shoulders, etc.). This represent a major opportunity to correct possible deviations to the applicable aviation specifications, with the further enhance the airport’s level of safety and serviceability.
As part of Luxemburg airport’s ongoing commitment to deliver and operate excellent facilities, airsight was commissioned to conduct an assessment of the current compliance of Luxemburg airport’s runway. The objective of this assessment was to enable the airport to identify possible deviations to the applicable requirements (ICAO, EASA), to prioritise issues, and to finally make informed decision on how to integrate their resolution within the upcoming rehabilitation project.
The compliance assessment was mainly conducted off-site, using comprehensive check-lists containing more than 500 elements referring to ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) contained in Annex 14 6th Edition as well as the recently published EASA aerodrome Certification Specifications (CS-ADR-DSN). With this approach, Luxembourg airport covered both international and European requirements in one single analysis, facilitating the certification procedure according to the new European regulations.
The results of the assessment enables Luxemburg airport to correct deviations within the rehabilitation process – leading to significant economical and operational benefits for the airport – or by the implementation of efficient operational measures. airsight further assists Luxembourg airport in the management of deviations and in the communication with the responsible authorities.