Planning and Design for Cargo Apron Extension
To provide more capacity for air cargo traffic, the aerodrome operator Lux -Airport started in 2016 to extend its apron “P7” to the west and thereby add additional aircraft stands, usable for large cargo aircraft, e. g. B747-8F or AN124.
For this project, Lux-Airport commissioned airsight as main airport planner to review, validate and optimise the initial apron design as well as connected taxilanes, taxiways and service roads. Furthermore, airsight supported the responsible civil works authority and the safety management unit of Lux-airport with a detailed review of the construction works planning to maintain and optimize the safeguarding of airport and aircraft operations during the planned two years construction period.
For such projects, airsight uses several CAD-based software, such as AutoCAD® and Aviplan® as well as other utilities. These first serve to verify compliance with applicable ICAO and EASA requirements, notably by conducting simulations of aircraft and vehicle movements. Second these tools enable to plan and validate for all stands and aircraft types the positioning of critical elements such as markings, fuel pits and 400 Hz unit, jet blast fences, ground service equipment storage areas, etc.
The apron is planned to be operational in the year 2018. If you have questions concerning aerodrome planning or are interested in working with us, please feel free to send us an email!