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

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Jenny Bradley
Jenny BradleyHead 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 (Book 1 & 2).

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:German
Date:08.11. - 11.11.2022
Duration:4 days

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
2.590,00 EUR
incl. VAT
3.082,10 EUR

For trainings in Berlin:

All customers will be charged 19% VAT.

The final price will be shown on your invoice.

This course will be held in German. Registration

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

      Dirk Anders

      Dirk is an experienced airport planner, providing on behalf of airsight since more than 10 years his expertise in the field of runway, taxiway and apron planning and design to international clients. He is notably a renowned expert in the field of gate design and aircraft stand layout optimisation and a proficient user of CAD-based applications (AutoCAD / MicroStation / Aviplan).

      Dirk is very knowledgeable in the international aerodrome regulations (ICAO/EASA), their national implementation, as well as industry’s best-practices. He gathered extensive experience in more than 100 projects for clients including Dubai, Brussels or Auckland Airports – as well as most airports in Germany.

      More recently, he provided his support during several weeks on-site to Hannover Airport to assess the compliance of the airside infrastructure with EASA aerodrome regulations.

      Another field of Dirk's expertise is aerodrome safeguarding and the management of obstacles, as well as flight procedure design according to PANS-OPS.

      Moritz Kaschel, M.Sc.

      Moritz holds a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering and is further specialised in Airport Management Systems, Auditing and Aerodrome Planning. As a member of airsight’s consulting team, these combined competencies enable him to assist Aerodromes within their certification process and related fields (e.g. compliance checks and inspections, manuals and procedures, ground handling processes).

      At airsight, he conducted several projects for airports such as Dublin, Milan, Luxembourg and others. He also conducted inspections of their airside infrastructure (incl. signs, lights, marking), including the assessment of the pavement conditions - using drones (as holding a commercial UAV operator license and radiotelephone operator´s certificate).

      More recently, Moritz assisted Luxembourg Airport to obtain a new certificate in accordance to the new EASA requirements – a task of several months requiring a good knowledge of the applicable regulations as well as project management skill.

      With his broad ranging experience regarding Airport Management Systems and Compliance, he is an instructor for multiple airsight courses.

      Niklas Feldhammer, M.Sc.

      Niklas holds a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering. As a member of airsight’s Aerodrome Certification team he supports aerodrome operators and Civil Aviation Authorities within certification or re-certification projects, considering airports’ infrastructures and operations, as well as with organisational topics.

      His key areas of focus include compliance checks and further tasks concentrating on aerodrome certification and related fields. In addition, he is experienced with the compliant design and planning of airside infrastructure, including the use of simulation software – always taking into account the unique client specific needs.

      At airsight he benefits from a wide range of project experience for aerodrome operators worldwide. He recently supported several European airports, including Luxembourg and Milan, with their internal audit programs. Additionally, he played a key role in the development of an infrastructural Corrective Action Plan for a major Middle Eastern aerodrome in order to get certified.

      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

      InterCityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof
      Telefon: +49 30 288755-0

      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

      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

      About airsight Training

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      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:06.12. - 09.12.2022
      Duration:4 days

      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
      2.295,00 EUR
      incl. VAT
      2.731,05 EUR

      For trainings in Berlin:

      All customers will be charged 19% VAT.

      The final price will be shown on your invoice.

      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

          Dirk Anders

          Dirk is an experienced airport planner, providing on behalf of airsight since more than 10 years his expertise in the field of runway, taxiway and apron planning and design to international clients. He is notably a renowned expert in the field of gate design and aircraft stand layout optimisation and a proficient user of CAD-based applications (AutoCAD / MicroStation / Aviplan).

          Dirk is very knowledgeable in the international aerodrome regulations (ICAO/EASA), their national implementation, as well as industry’s best-practices. He gathered extensive experience in more than 100 projects for clients including Dubai, Brussels or Auckland Airports – as well as most airports in Germany.

          More recently, he provided his support during several weeks on-site to Hannover Airport to assess the compliance of the airside infrastructure with EASA aerodrome regulations.

          Another field of Dirk's expertise is aerodrome safeguarding and the management of obstacles, as well as flight procedure design according to PANS-OPS.

          Moritz Kaschel, M.Sc.

          Moritz holds a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering and is further specialised in Airport Management Systems, Auditing and Aerodrome Planning. As a member of airsight’s consulting team, these combined competencies enable him to assist Aerodromes within their certification process and related fields (e.g. compliance checks and inspections, manuals and procedures, ground handling processes).

          At airsight, he conducted several projects for airports such as Dublin, Milan, Luxembourg and others. He also conducted inspections of their airside infrastructure (incl. signs, lights, marking), including the assessment of the pavement conditions - using drones (as holding a commercial UAV operator license and radiotelephone operator´s certificate).

          More recently, Moritz assisted Luxembourg Airport to obtain a new certificate in accordance to the new EASA requirements – a task of several months requiring a good knowledge of the applicable regulations as well as project management skill.

          With his broad ranging experience regarding Airport Management Systems and Compliance, he is an instructor for multiple airsight courses.

          Niklas Feldhammer, M.Sc.

          Niklas holds a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering. As a member of airsight’s Aerodrome Certification team he supports aerodrome operators and Civil Aviation Authorities within certification or re-certification projects, considering airports’ infrastructures and operations, as well as with organisational topics.

          His key areas of focus include compliance checks and further tasks concentrating on aerodrome certification and related fields. In addition, he is experienced with the compliant design and planning of airside infrastructure, including the use of simulation software – always taking into account the unique client specific needs.

          At airsight he benefits from a wide range of project experience for aerodrome operators worldwide. He recently supported several European airports, including Luxembourg and Milan, with their internal audit programs. Additionally, he played a key role in the development of an infrastructural Corrective Action Plan for a major Middle Eastern aerodrome in order to get certified.

          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

          InterCityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof
          Telefon: +49 30 288755-0

          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

          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.

          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 or English
          Duration:4 days

          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

              Dirk Anders

              Dirk is an experienced airport planner, providing on behalf of airsight since more than 10 years his expertise in the field of runway, taxiway and apron planning and design to international clients. He is notably a renowned expert in the field of gate design and aircraft stand layout optimisation and a proficient user of CAD-based applications (AutoCAD / MicroStation / Aviplan).

              Dirk is very knowledgeable in the international aerodrome regulations (ICAO/EASA), their national implementation, as well as industry’s best-practices. He gathered extensive experience in more than 100 projects for clients including Dubai, Brussels or Auckland Airports – as well as most airports in Germany.

              More recently, he provided his support during several weeks on-site to Hannover Airport to assess the compliance of the airside infrastructure with EASA aerodrome regulations.

              Another field of Dirk's expertise is aerodrome safeguarding and the management of obstacles, as well as flight procedure design according to PANS-OPS.

              Moritz Kaschel, M.Sc.

              Moritz holds a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering and is further specialised in Airport Management Systems, Auditing and Aerodrome Planning. As a member of airsight’s consulting team, these combined competencies enable him to assist Aerodromes within their certification process and related fields (e.g. compliance checks and inspections, manuals and procedures, ground handling processes).

              At airsight, he conducted several projects for airports such as Dublin, Milan, Luxembourg and others. He also conducted inspections of their airside infrastructure (incl. signs, lights, marking), including the assessment of the pavement conditions - using drones (as holding a commercial UAV operator license and radiotelephone operator´s certificate).

              More recently, Moritz assisted Luxembourg Airport to obtain a new certificate in accordance to the new EASA requirements – a task of several months requiring a good knowledge of the applicable regulations as well as project management skill.

              With his broad ranging experience regarding Airport Management Systems and Compliance, he is an instructor for multiple airsight courses.

              Niklas Feldhammer, M.Sc.

              Niklas holds a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering. As a member of airsight’s Aerodrome Certification team he supports aerodrome operators and Civil Aviation Authorities within certification or re-certification projects, considering airports’ infrastructures and operations, as well as with organisational topics.

              His key areas of focus include compliance checks and further tasks concentrating on aerodrome certification and related fields. In addition, he is experienced with the compliant design and planning of airside infrastructure, including the use of simulation software – always taking into account the unique client specific needs.

              At airsight he benefits from a wide range of project experience for aerodrome operators worldwide. He recently supported several European airports, including Luxembourg and Milan, with their internal audit programs. Additionally, he played a key role in the development of an infrastructural Corrective Action Plan for a major Middle Eastern aerodrome in order to get certified.

              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