Aerodrome Pavement Design and Management

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Jenny Bradley
Jenny BradleyHead of Training
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Aerodrome pavement has to be sufficiently well-constructed and maintained to support the dynamic and static loads imposed by aircraft during take-off, landing and taxiing manoeuvres as well as when parked on stand.

This 3-day course provides participants with the required knowledge to understand the principles of aerodrome pavement design and management, in-line with international best-practices and the regulatory requirements (e.g. EASA and ICAO).
After an overview of the aerodrome-specific operational considerations and requirements (ACN & PCN), this course introduces the different pavement types (flexible, rigid and others) together with their associated materials, structures, advantages and disadvantages in terms of performance and durability.

This course also presents the common techniques for pavement inspection and maintenance, and further introduces the Pavement Management Systems (PMS) principles and activities aiming to ensure the structural soundness of the pavement assets during their projected lifetime.

The training course addresses primarily aerodrome pavement designers and contractors of construction activities on the movement area as well as airport and aviation authorities´ personnel. It will be supplemented by practical examples and case studies and is designed in an interactive form including group exercises as well as discussions.

Course Details

Location: In-house
Language: English
Duration: 3 days

Course Content

Regulatory framework related to the design and management of aerodrome pavements

  • EASA aerodrome regulatory requirements
  • ICAO (e.g. Annex 14 and Doc. 9157, Part 3)
  • FAA ACs
  • UK CAA

Airfield engineering considerations with regard to aerodrome pavement design

  • Performance requirements
  • Operational considerations
  • Earthworks
  • Buried structures
  • Drainage
  • AGL
  • Utilities

Aerodrome pavement types

  • Flexible pavement
  • Rigid pavement
  • Other types of pavement

Airport operators perspective on requirements on pavement design

  • Performance requirements
  • Operational considerations
  • ACN-PCN-system
  • Material performance and selection
  • Whole life value

Aerodrome pavement inspection & maintenance

  • Performance expectations
  • Maintenance requirements
  • Performance monitoring
  • Pavement Management Systems
  • In-situ testing
  • Maintenance drivers, solutions, planning

Aerodrome pavement management

  • Inventory
  • Condition monitoring
  • KPIs
  • Forecasting
  • Life cycle modelling
  • Long term planning
  • Data management and access


BEng, CEng, FICE Henry Poh

Henry is a Chartered Civil Engineer and fellow member of the U.K Institution of Civil Engineers. For a very long time, he was the Principal Engineer for Civil/Structural Engineering at Gatwick Airport Limited. There, Henry was the technical authority and technical client of the airport for all civil and structural engineering which includes airside airfield infrastructure; supported the engineering asset management team, operational teams, to deliver safe, reliable, efficient, stable operations and business continuity.

His experience is wide ranging encompassing hand-on design of airside infrastructure; project and programme management; aerodrome master planning; asset stewardship; facility management and the maintenance of business and safety critical assets. Currently, he is working at London City Airport.

Target Group

  • Aerodrome infrastructure and maintenance Staff
  • Aerodrome quality and compliance managers
  • Aviation Authority Personnel
  • Civil engineers, architects and other contractors

Organisational Details

airsight offers this training course on request, worldwide. At the end of the course, all participants will receive an airsight certificate based on EASA training regulations, which is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry.

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