Pavement Construction and Aerodrome Operations

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Silke Corleisen
Silke CorleisenHead of Training
+49 30 45803177training@airsight.de

During its projected lifetime the pavement of aerodrome movement areas is exposed to a variety of loads and influences. To meet the requirements regarding performance and durability, these areas must be sufficiently designed and maintained. However, due to a significant increase of traffic, many airports are facing the challenge of not being able to close parts of the movement area for carrying out construction, maintenance or repair works – even at night-time. 

This course focuses on the dimensioning, design and maintenance of aerodrome movement areas as well as on the implementation and verification of specific requirements related to, for example, evenness and grip. Furthermore, particular attention is paid to the construction and maintenance during operation, hence measures to ensure airport operations and maintain the level of safety are another crucial aspect of the course.

This three-day training course addresses aerodrome operators’ personnel as well as planners and contractors of construction activities on the aerodrome movement areas. It offers practical solutions and hands-on experience from German airports.

Course Details

Location: Berlin
Language: German
Date: 12.11.-14.11.2019
Duration: 3 days

Course Fee

1.860,00 €
The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination, as well as the coffee breaks and business lunch.
This course will be held in German. Registration

Course Content

Regulatory framework related to pavement construction as well as aerodrome design and operations

  • Vergabe- und Vertragsleistungen für Bauordnungen (VOB, German Construction Tendering and Contract Regulations)
  • Guidelines, Zusätzliche Technische Vertragsbedingungen (ZTV, German Additional Technical Contract Terms) as well as Technische Prüfvorschriften (TP, German Technical Test Instructions) and Lieferbedingungen (TL, German Technical Terms of Delivery)
  • Relevant European regulations
  • Aerodrome certification specifications of EASA (EASA CS ADR-DSN)
  • Standards and recommended practices of ICAO

Dimensioning of aerodrome movement areas

  • Dimensioning according to German standard catalog
  • Individual dimensioning
  • ACN/PCN-System

Construction methods, materials and quality assurance

  • Rigid pavements (concrete)
  • Flexible pavements (asphalt)
  • Quality assurance and inspection

Evenness and grip

  • Requirements
  • Measurement systems

Substance evaluation and bearing strength

  • Methods to evaluate the structural substance
  • Measurement and assessment of bearing strength

Maintenance and repair

  • Structural measures
  • Accelerated measures
  • Maintenance during operation

Systematic maintenance of maneuvering areas

  • Maintenance planning
  • Pavement Management Systems

Obstacles in the aerodrome surroundings

  • Obstacle limitation surfaces according to ICAO Annex 14 and EASA CS
  • ILS protected areas
  • Marking and lighting of obstacles

Conduction of Safety Assessments 

  • Motivation and basics
  • Methodology of safety assessments
  • Risk mitigation 

Preparation of construction measures on aerodrome movement areas

  • Requirements according to Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014
  • Requirements according to ICAO Airport Services Manual (Doc. 9137)

Execution of construction measures on aerodrome movement areas 

  • Requirements according to the “Richtlinie über Zeitweilige Hindernisse in den Hindernisfreiräumen von Instrumentenbahnen auf Flugplätzen”(German guidelines on temporary obstacles in obstacle clearance areas of instrument runways)
  • Safeguarding of construction sites and separation of flight operations
  • Return to service

Trainer

Dr.-Ing. Carsten Karcher

Carsten has been active as consultant, expert, scientist, lecturer and moderator regarding construction methods and materials, the dimensioning as well as the construction and maintenance of traffic areas for more than 19 years. For many years, he was head of the Department of Road Construction and Structural Design of Highways at the Institute of Highway and Railroad Engineering of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), formerly the University of Karlsruhe. 

Since 2013 he has been working for the European Asphalt Pavement Association EAPA and as a freelancer. He is an active member of many European and national technical committees and co-author of the standard work "Straßenbau und Straßenerhaltung" (Road Construction and Maintenance) published by ESV Verlag. His experience also includes worldwide publications and lectures on the above-mentioned topics as well as the implementation of relevant European and German research projects as a project manager. Dr. Karcher has been head of the airsight course "Pavement Construction and Aerodrome Operations" eight times since 2013.

Denis Thiemer, Dipl.-Ing.

Denis works as a project engineer for aerodrome planning within the consulting division of airsight GmbH.

He has extensive project experience with regard to apron planning and position management (e.g. for Brussels, Hanover and Sydney airports) as well as the planning of marking, lighting and signage of aircraft movement areas (e.g. for Berlin-Tegel, Dublin and Yaoundé airports). 

Furthermore, Denis was involved in the planning of accompanying measures related to extensive construction activities on airports (e.g. for the airports Hamburg and Luxembourg).

Jan-Felix Mühe

Felix works as senior site manager at Eurovia Verkehrsbau Union GmbH. As project manager for the construction of BER Airport he was responsible for construction measures related to the existing infrastructure of Schönefeld airport (SXF).

Thomas Gralka, Dipl.-Ing.

Thomas works as construction coordinator in the airport operations department of Munich Airport (MUC). He is responsible for the requirements of aircraft operations during construction activities on aprons, taxiways as well as facilities of air traffic control and meteorological services. Furthermore, he is responsible for aircraft accident investigations.

Target Group

  • Planners and contractors
  • Aerodrome operators’ personnel (e.g. infrastructure or operations department)
  • Civil aviation authorities

Course Location

NH Collection Hotel Berlin Friedrichstraße
Telefon: +49 30 20 62 660

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The accommodation and travel costs are at the charge of the participants. Please note that airsight does not perform any travel and hotel bookings for the participants. Rooms can however be booked directly by the participants by contacting the hotel.

Organisational Details

To facilitate the participants’ arrivals and departures, the course hours are scheduled as follows:

first training day:  10:00 am - 6:00 pm
mid-training days:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
last training day:    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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.

This course will be held in German. Registration

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Course Details

Location: In-house
Language: German
Duration: 3 days
This course will be held in German. Send inquiry

Course Content

Regulatory framework related to pavement construction as well as aerodrome design and operations

  • Vergabe- und Vertragsleistungen für Bauordnungen (VOB, German Construction Tendering and Contract Regulations)
  • Guidelines, Zusätzliche Technische Vertragsbedingungen (ZTV, German Additional Technical Contract Terms) as well as Technische Prüfvorschriften (TP, German Technical Test Instructions) and Lieferbedingungen (TL, German Technical Terms of Delivery)
  • Relevant European regulations
  • Aerodrome certification specifications of EASA (EASA CS ADR-DSN)
  • Standards and recommended practices of ICAO

Dimensioning of aerodrome movement areas

  • Dimensioning according to German standard catalog
  • Individual dimensioning
  • ACN/PCN-System

Construction methods, materials and quality assurance

  • Rigid pavements (concrete)
  • Flexible pavements (asphalt)
  • Quality assurance and inspection

Evenness and grip

  • Requirements
  • Measurement systems

Substance evaluation and bearing strength

  • Methods to evaluate the structural substance
  • Measurement and assessment of bearing strength

Maintenance and repair

  • Structural measures
  • Accelerated measures
  • Maintenance during operation

Systematic maintenance of maneuvering areas

  • Maintenance planning
  • Pavement Management Systems

Obstacles in the aerodrome surroundings

  • Obstacle limitation surfaces according to ICAO Annex 14 and EASA CS
  • ILS protected areas
  • Marking and lighting of obstacles

Conduction of Safety Assessments 

  • Motivation and basics
  • Methodology of safety assessments
  • Risk mitigation 

Preparation of construction measures on aerodrome movement areas

  • Requirements according to Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014
  • Requirements according to ICAO Airport Services Manual (Doc. 9137)

Execution of construction measures on aerodrome movement areas 

  • Requirements according to the “Richtlinie über Zeitweilige Hindernisse in den Hindernisfreiräumen von Instrumentenbahnen auf Flugplätzen”(German guidelines on temporary obstacles in obstacle clearance areas of instrument runways)
  • Safeguarding of construction sites and separation of flight operations
  • Return to service

Trainer

Dr.-Ing. Carsten Karcher

Carsten has been active as consultant, expert, scientist, lecturer and moderator regarding construction methods and materials, the dimensioning as well as the construction and maintenance of traffic areas for more than 19 years. For many years, he was head of the Department of Road Construction and Structural Design of Highways at the Institute of Highway and Railroad Engineering of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), formerly the University of Karlsruhe. 

Since 2013 he has been working for the European Asphalt Pavement Association EAPA and as a freelancer. He is an active member of many European and national technical committees and co-author of the standard work "Straßenbau und Straßenerhaltung" (Road Construction and Maintenance) published by ESV Verlag. His experience also includes worldwide publications and lectures on the above-mentioned topics as well as the implementation of relevant European and German research projects as a project manager. Dr. Karcher has been head of the airsight course "Pavement Construction and Aerodrome Operations" eight times since 2013.

Denis Thiemer, Dipl.-Ing.

Denis works as a project engineer for aerodrome planning within the consulting division of airsight GmbH.

He has extensive project experience with regard to apron planning and position management (e.g. for Brussels, Hanover and Sydney airports) as well as the planning of marking, lighting and signage of aircraft movement areas (e.g. for Berlin-Tegel, Dublin and Yaoundé airports). 

Furthermore, Denis was involved in the planning of accompanying measures related to extensive construction activities on airports (e.g. for the airports Hamburg and Luxembourg).

Jan-Felix Mühe

Felix works as senior site manager at Eurovia Verkehrsbau Union GmbH. As project manager for the construction of BER Airport he was responsible for construction measures related to the existing infrastructure of Schönefeld airport (SXF).

Thomas Gralka, Dipl.-Ing.

Thomas works as construction coordinator in the airport operations department of Munich Airport (MUC). He is responsible for the requirements of aircraft operations during construction activities on aprons, taxiways as well as facilities of air traffic control and meteorological services. Furthermore, he is responsible for aircraft accident investigations.

Target Group

  • Planners and contractors
  • Aerodrome operators’ personnel (e.g. infrastructure or operations department)
  • Civil aviation authorities

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.

This course will be held in German. Send inquiry

About airsight Training

airsight Training course quality

airsight operates an ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System and pursues the objective to provide high quality services that fully meet the clients’ needs.

Show more