Operational concept for rehabilitating the runway while continuing air operations
Luxembourg Findel Airport
airsight was tasked by “TR Engineering” to determine possible operational strategies to enable continuous safe air operations while rehabilitating the runway.
To enable a phasing of the reconstruction works, achieved by temporary displacements of the runway thresholds, airsight engineers determined the required take-off and landing distances taking into account aircraft performance as well as the existing movement areas.
Additionally, based on applicable regulations and industry practices, the consultants defined the applicable restrictions to be observed on the construction site (e.g. restrictions due to jet-blast, ICAO obstacle limitation surfaces, ICAO runway strips, low visibility procedures etc.), as well as the necessary steps for a detailed planning and scheduling of the reconstruction.
A thoroughly planned efficient runway rehabilitation operational concept minimises impacts on air traffic operations while maintaining defined safety levels. In turn, this reduces cost as well as construction time during the rehabilitation phases.