Runway, Taxiway, Apron Planning and Design (EASA CS & GM)

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Diana Lünse
Diana LünseHead of Training
+49 30 45803177training@airsight.de

The new European regulations for aerodrome and competent authorities came into force in 2014 and replaced the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) specified by ICAO for most aerodromes.

This course focusses on the EASA regulations related to Aerodrome Planning and Design as specified in the Certification Specifications and the Guidance Material.

It enables the participants to interpret and implement the EASA certification specifications related to Runways, Taxiways, Aprons and adjacent areas, e.g. for planning purposes or as fundamentals for building the Certification Basis within an initial Aerodrome certification procedure or change of the certificate. Based on best practices, the participants will become knowledgeable about the configuration, dimensioning and design of these infrastructural elements and will learn how to fulfill relevant EASA requirements. Furthermore, particular attention is set on the theoretical and practical background of the above mentioned EU requirements.

Besides airport operations staff and planning engineers, this course also targets Aviation Authorities inspectors and aerodrome internal auditing staff in charge of monitoring the compliance or the aerodrome infrastructure with the applicable regulations.

Notes:

  • International attendees not located within an EASA Member State may be advised to participate in the training course “Runway, Taxiway, Apron Planning and Design (ICAO Annex 14)”, as ICAO specifications may be applicable in your country. EASA specifications for aerodrome design are aligned to ICAO requirements, and therefore both proposed courses are very similar.  However, each course is adapted to the legal context, the rule structure, and makes direct references to the applicable written regulations.
  • airsight also offers consulting services to guide aerodrome operators through the certification process. 

Please note: This course can also be booked as an in-house version in German - however, the course material is only available in English.

Course Details

Location:Berlin
Language:English
Date:13.05. - 16.05.2024
Duration:4 days
Provider:airsight GmbH

Course Fee

The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination. For non-virtual courses, coffee breaks and business lunch are also included.

excl. VAT
2.800,00 EUR
incl. VAT
3.332,00 EUR

For courses in Berlin:

All customers will be charged 19% VAT.

The final price will be shown on your invoice.

Please note: If you want to register several particpants from your company but need a single invoice for each, please register each of them seperately.

Course Content

    General Planning Principles and Fundamentals

    • Status and structure of EASA regulations for airport planning and design
    • Further relevant international regulations (e.g. ICAO, FAA)
    • Legal binding principles
    • Overview of additional guidance material (e. g. ICAO manuals, IATA/ACI documentation)
    • Definition  of the most critical aircraft
    • Relevant aircraft performance and geometric parameters (e. g. speed and weight limitations, wheel base and datum length)
    • Handling of non-compliances (mitigation measures, safety assessments)

    Runway Planning and Design

    • Dimensioning, configuration and design of runways
    • Markings (e.g. centre line, side stripe, touchdown zone)
    • Signs (e.g. information and mandatory instruction signs)
    • Lights (e.g. centre line lights, approach lighting systems)
    • Runway shoulders and strips
    • Runway holding positions
    • Obstacle limitation requirements

      Taxiway and Apron Planning and Design

      • Design, dimensioning and configuration of manoeuvring areas and aprons
      • Discussion of different manoeuvring area and apron concepts
      • Calculation of aircraft turning curves (Fillet Design)
      • Taxi guidance components (intermediate holding positions, stop bars and leading on lights)
      • Taxiways, rapid exit taxiways, holding bays and bypasses
      • Aircraft stands, aircraft stand taxi lanes, apron taxiways, aerodrome service roads
      • Taxiway shoulders and strips
      • Markings (e.g. for taxi guidance, holding positions)
      • Signs (e.g. information signs and mandatory instructions signs)
      • Lights (e.g. taxiway lighting)

      Trainer

      Denis Thiemer, Dipl.-Ing.

      Denis holds a diploma in Transport Engineering and is further specialised in aerodrome design and operations with wide ranging experience in airside infrastructure design and aerodrome safety as well as compliance with ICAO SARPs and European aerodrome regulations. 

      With his expert knowledge and expertise, he has been supporting numerous airports worldwide in planning tasks within airside expansion and redesign projects, compliance assessments and aeronautical studies. Also, he assists clients in developing innovative operational concepts for safe and efficient airside operations. Another one of his fields of activity is Advanced Air Mobility and the operation of eVTOL aircraft, where he has been involved in vertiport feasibility studies, conceptual design tasks and associated approval processes. Furthermore, he is an instructor for a variety of airsight’s training courses.

      Denis realized projects with aerodrome operators in Germany and abroad (e.g. Australia, Belgium, Cameroon, Jamaica, Luxembourg and New Zealand). Most recently he led a major aircraft stand redesign project with Frankfurt Airport aiming for compliance with EASA Certification Specifications for Aerodrome Design.

      Hardy Springborn, M.Sc.

      Hardy is a graduated aeronautical engineer and holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering (Aviation). He is specialised in aerodrome planning and infrastructure design as well as aerodrome operations and compliance. His specialisation is not only supplemented by his experience as an aircraft mechanic, but also by his activities as a certified lighting planner.

      As a vital part of our aerodrome planning department within the consulting division of airsight, Hardy supports our customers in questions regarding the design and development of aerodrome movement areas, such as aprons and taxiways, and in questions of daily operations, such as ad hoc enquiries for the handling planning of special aircraft activities.

      Hardy has been working on several projects for airsight. These projects recently included the airports of Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Douala, Luxembourg, Sydney, and Yaoundé.

      Target Group

      • European Civil Aviation Authorities officers
      • Aerodrome accountable managers
      • Aerodrome operations managers
      • Aerodrome designers, engineers and planners
      • Aerodrome safety managers
      • Aerodrome quality and compliance managers
      • Architects and civil engineers

      Course Location

      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.

      The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination. For non-virtual courses, coffee breaks and business lunch are also included. 

      Organisational Details

      The course hours are scheduled as follows:

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

      Coffee breaks and business lunch are included in the course fee. 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.

      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.

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      Course Details

      Location:Berlin
      Language:English
      Date:16.09. - 19.09.2024
      Duration:4 days
      Provider:airsight GmbH

      Course Fee

      The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination. For non-virtual courses, coffee breaks and business lunch are also included.

      excl. VAT
      2.800,00 EUR
      incl. VAT
      3.332,00 EUR

      For courses in Berlin:

      All customers will be charged 19% VAT.

      The final price will be shown on your invoice.

      Please note: If you want to register several particpants from your company but need a single invoice for each, please register each of them seperately.

      Course Content

        General Planning Principles and Fundamentals

        • Status and structure of EASA regulations for airport planning and design
        • Further relevant international regulations (e.g. ICAO, FAA)
        • Legal binding principles
        • Overview of additional guidance material (e. g. ICAO manuals, IATA/ACI documentation)
        • Definition  of the most critical aircraft
        • Relevant aircraft performance and geometric parameters (e. g. speed and weight limitations, wheel base and datum length)
        • Handling of non-compliances (mitigation measures, safety assessments)

        Runway Planning and Design

        • Dimensioning, configuration and design of runways
        • Markings (e.g. centre line, side stripe, touchdown zone)
        • Signs (e.g. information and mandatory instruction signs)
        • Lights (e.g. centre line lights, approach lighting systems)
        • Runway shoulders and strips
        • Runway holding positions
        • Obstacle limitation requirements

          Taxiway and Apron Planning and Design

          • Design, dimensioning and configuration of manoeuvring areas and aprons
          • Discussion of different manoeuvring area and apron concepts
          • Calculation of aircraft turning curves (Fillet Design)
          • Taxi guidance components (intermediate holding positions, stop bars and leading on lights)
          • Taxiways, rapid exit taxiways, holding bays and bypasses
          • Aircraft stands, aircraft stand taxi lanes, apron taxiways, aerodrome service roads
          • Taxiway shoulders and strips
          • Markings (e.g. for taxi guidance, holding positions)
          • Signs (e.g. information signs and mandatory instructions signs)
          • Lights (e.g. taxiway lighting)

          Trainer

          Denis Thiemer, Dipl.-Ing.

          Denis holds a diploma in Transport Engineering and is further specialised in aerodrome design and operations with wide ranging experience in airside infrastructure design and aerodrome safety as well as compliance with ICAO SARPs and European aerodrome regulations. 

          With his expert knowledge and expertise, he has been supporting numerous airports worldwide in planning tasks within airside expansion and redesign projects, compliance assessments and aeronautical studies. Also, he assists clients in developing innovative operational concepts for safe and efficient airside operations. Another one of his fields of activity is Advanced Air Mobility and the operation of eVTOL aircraft, where he has been involved in vertiport feasibility studies, conceptual design tasks and associated approval processes. Furthermore, he is an instructor for a variety of airsight’s training courses.

          Denis realized projects with aerodrome operators in Germany and abroad (e.g. Australia, Belgium, Cameroon, Jamaica, Luxembourg and New Zealand). Most recently he led a major aircraft stand redesign project with Frankfurt Airport aiming for compliance with EASA Certification Specifications for Aerodrome Design.

          Hardy Springborn, M.Sc.

          Hardy is a graduated aeronautical engineer and holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering (Aviation). He is specialised in aerodrome planning and infrastructure design as well as aerodrome operations and compliance. His specialisation is not only supplemented by his experience as an aircraft mechanic, but also by his activities as a certified lighting planner.

          As a vital part of our aerodrome planning department within the consulting division of airsight, Hardy supports our customers in questions regarding the design and development of aerodrome movement areas, such as aprons and taxiways, and in questions of daily operations, such as ad hoc enquiries for the handling planning of special aircraft activities.

          Hardy has been working on several projects for airsight. These projects recently included the airports of Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Douala, Luxembourg, Sydney, and Yaoundé.

          Target Group

          • European Civil Aviation Authorities officers
          • Aerodrome accountable managers
          • Aerodrome operations managers
          • Aerodrome designers, engineers and planners
          • Aerodrome safety managers
          • Aerodrome quality and compliance managers
          • Architects and civil engineers

          Course Location

          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.

          The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination. For non-virtual courses, coffee breaks and business lunch are also included. 

          Organisational Details

          The course hours are scheduled as follows:

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

          Coffee breaks and business lunch are included in the course fee. 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.

          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

          Course Details

          Location:Berlin
          Language:English
          Date:09.12. - 12.12.2024
          Duration:4 days
          Provider:airsight GmbH

          Course Fee

          The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination. For non-virtual courses, coffee breaks and business lunch are also included.

          excl. VAT
          2.800,00 EUR
          incl. VAT
          3.332,00 EUR

          For courses in Berlin:

          All customers will be charged 19% VAT.

          The final price will be shown on your invoice.

          Please note: If you want to register several particpants from your company but need a single invoice for each, please register each of them seperately.

          Course Content

            General Planning Principles and Fundamentals

            • Status and structure of EASA regulations for airport planning and design
            • Further relevant international regulations (e.g. ICAO, FAA)
            • Legal binding principles
            • Overview of additional guidance material (e. g. ICAO manuals, IATA/ACI documentation)
            • Definition  of the most critical aircraft
            • Relevant aircraft performance and geometric parameters (e. g. speed and weight limitations, wheel base and datum length)
            • Handling of non-compliances (mitigation measures, safety assessments)

            Runway Planning and Design

            • Dimensioning, configuration and design of runways
            • Markings (e.g. centre line, side stripe, touchdown zone)
            • Signs (e.g. information and mandatory instruction signs)
            • Lights (e.g. centre line lights, approach lighting systems)
            • Runway shoulders and strips
            • Runway holding positions
            • Obstacle limitation requirements

              Taxiway and Apron Planning and Design

              • Design, dimensioning and configuration of manoeuvring areas and aprons
              • Discussion of different manoeuvring area and apron concepts
              • Calculation of aircraft turning curves (Fillet Design)
              • Taxi guidance components (intermediate holding positions, stop bars and leading on lights)
              • Taxiways, rapid exit taxiways, holding bays and bypasses
              • Aircraft stands, aircraft stand taxi lanes, apron taxiways, aerodrome service roads
              • Taxiway shoulders and strips
              • Markings (e.g. for taxi guidance, holding positions)
              • Signs (e.g. information signs and mandatory instructions signs)
              • Lights (e.g. taxiway lighting)

              Trainer

              Denis Thiemer, Dipl.-Ing.

              Denis holds a diploma in Transport Engineering and is further specialised in aerodrome design and operations with wide ranging experience in airside infrastructure design and aerodrome safety as well as compliance with ICAO SARPs and European aerodrome regulations. 

              With his expert knowledge and expertise, he has been supporting numerous airports worldwide in planning tasks within airside expansion and redesign projects, compliance assessments and aeronautical studies. Also, he assists clients in developing innovative operational concepts for safe and efficient airside operations. Another one of his fields of activity is Advanced Air Mobility and the operation of eVTOL aircraft, where he has been involved in vertiport feasibility studies, conceptual design tasks and associated approval processes. Furthermore, he is an instructor for a variety of airsight’s training courses.

              Denis realized projects with aerodrome operators in Germany and abroad (e.g. Australia, Belgium, Cameroon, Jamaica, Luxembourg and New Zealand). Most recently he led a major aircraft stand redesign project with Frankfurt Airport aiming for compliance with EASA Certification Specifications for Aerodrome Design.

              Hardy Springborn, M.Sc.

              Hardy is a graduated aeronautical engineer and holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering (Aviation). He is specialised in aerodrome planning and infrastructure design as well as aerodrome operations and compliance. His specialisation is not only supplemented by his experience as an aircraft mechanic, but also by his activities as a certified lighting planner.

              As a vital part of our aerodrome planning department within the consulting division of airsight, Hardy supports our customers in questions regarding the design and development of aerodrome movement areas, such as aprons and taxiways, and in questions of daily operations, such as ad hoc enquiries for the handling planning of special aircraft activities.

              Hardy has been working on several projects for airsight. These projects recently included the airports of Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Douala, Luxembourg, Sydney, and Yaoundé.

              Target Group

              • European Civil Aviation Authorities officers
              • Aerodrome accountable managers
              • Aerodrome operations managers
              • Aerodrome designers, engineers and planners
              • Aerodrome safety managers
              • Aerodrome quality and compliance managers
              • Architects and civil engineers

              Course Location

              Organisational Details

              The course hours are scheduled as follows:

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

              Coffee breaks and business lunch are included in the course fee. 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.

              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

              Course Details

              Location:In-house
              Language:German / English
              Duration:4 days
              Provider:airsight GmbH

              Course Content

                General Planning Principles and Fundamentals

                • Status and structure of EASA regulations for airport planning and design
                • Further relevant international regulations (e.g. ICAO, FAA)
                • Legal binding principles
                • Overview of additional guidance material (e. g. ICAO manuals, IATA/ACI documentation)
                • Definition  of the most critical aircraft
                • Relevant aircraft performance and geometric parameters (e. g. speed and weight limitations, wheel base and datum length)
                • Handling of non-compliances (mitigation measures, safety assessments)

                Runway Planning and Design

                • Dimensioning, configuration and design of runways
                • Markings (e.g. centre line, side stripe, touchdown zone)
                • Signs (e.g. information and mandatory instruction signs)
                • Lights (e.g. centre line lights, approach lighting systems)
                • Runway shoulders and strips
                • Runway holding positions
                • Obstacle limitation requirements

                  Taxiway and Apron Planning and Design

                  • Design, dimensioning and configuration of manoeuvring areas and aprons
                  • Discussion of different manoeuvring area and apron concepts
                  • Calculation of aircraft turning curves (Fillet Design)
                  • Taxi guidance components (intermediate holding positions, stop bars and leading on lights)
                  • Taxiways, rapid exit taxiways, holding bays and bypasses
                  • Aircraft stands, aircraft stand taxi lanes, apron taxiways, aerodrome service roads
                  • Taxiway shoulders and strips
                  • Markings (e.g. for taxi guidance, holding positions)
                  • Signs (e.g. information signs and mandatory instructions signs)
                  • Lights (e.g. taxiway lighting)

                  Trainer

                  Hardy Springborn, M.Sc.

                  Hardy is a graduated aeronautical engineer and holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering (Aviation). He is specialised in aerodrome planning and infrastructure design as well as aerodrome operations and compliance. His specialisation is not only supplemented by his experience as an aircraft mechanic, but also by his activities as a certified lighting planner.

                  As a vital part of our aerodrome planning department within the consulting division of airsight, Hardy supports our customers in questions regarding the design and development of aerodrome movement areas, such as aprons and taxiways, and in questions of daily operations, such as ad hoc enquiries for the handling planning of special aircraft activities.

                  Hardy has been working on several projects for airsight. These projects recently included the airports of Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Douala, Luxembourg, Sydney, and Yaoundé.

                  Denis Thiemer, Dipl.-Ing.

                  Denis holds a diploma in Transport Engineering and is further specialised in aerodrome design and operations with wide ranging experience in airside infrastructure design and aerodrome safety as well as compliance with ICAO SARPs and European aerodrome regulations. 

                  With his expert knowledge and expertise, he has been supporting numerous airports worldwide in planning tasks within airside expansion and redesign projects, compliance assessments and aeronautical studies. Also, he assists clients in developing innovative operational concepts for safe and efficient airside operations. Another one of his fields of activity is Advanced Air Mobility and the operation of eVTOL aircraft, where he has been involved in vertiport feasibility studies, conceptual design tasks and associated approval processes. Furthermore, he is an instructor for a variety of airsight’s training courses.

                  Denis realized projects with aerodrome operators in Germany and abroad (e.g. Australia, Belgium, Cameroon, Jamaica, Luxembourg and New Zealand). Most recently he led a major aircraft stand redesign project with Frankfurt Airport aiming for compliance with EASA Certification Specifications for Aerodrome Design.

                  Target Group

                  • European Civil Aviation Authorities officers
                  • Aerodrome accountable managers
                  • Aerodrome operations managers
                  • Aerodrome designers, engineers and planners
                  • Aerodrome safety managers
                  • Aerodrome quality and compliance managers
                  • Architects and civil engineers

                  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.

                  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