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: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
only a few seats left

For courses 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

      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.

      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.

      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 - 6:00 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

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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:09.05. - 12.05.2023
      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.

      2.650,00 EUR
      excl. VAT
      2.385,00 EUR
      incl. VAT
      2.838,15 EUR

      For courses 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

          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.

          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

          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:German
          Date:23.05. - 26.05.2023
          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.

          2.995,00 EUR
          excl. VAT
          2.695,50 EUR
          incl. VAT
          3.207,65 EUR

          For virtual training courses:

          19% VAT will be charged for German customers, private customers and EU customers without valid EU VAT identification number. Eligible customers may be charged 0% VAT. For further information please visit: About Taxes.

          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

              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.

              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

              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.

              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.

              This course will be held in German. Registration

              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:12.09. - 15.09.2023
              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.

              2.650,00 EUR
              excl. VAT
              2.385,00 EUR
              incl. VAT
              2.838,15 EUR

              For courses 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

                  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.

                  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

                  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: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

                      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.

                      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

                      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