Proper planning and modification of airport infrastructure including ground movement areas and taxiways is crucial when optimizing the use of any airfield. Ground operations must be designed to have minimal impact on runway operations and navigational aids. Proper lighting and airfield markings are of extreme importance for inherent safety and reduced controller workload. Runway exit and entry points must be fully evaluated prior to implementation. Proper location of high-speed turn-offs enhances safety and capacity by reducing the runway occupancy time of landing aircraft. Along with aircraft performance parameters, this is a critical capacity component.
Runway expansion/construction must be closely studied to provide the best cost/benefit ratio for the customers and the airport. Proper spacing of parallel runways and the associated taxiway plans are crucial in supporting increased capacity and safety. Crossing runway operations also require expert analysis and execution in order to be effective in maintaining optimal airport capacity and efficiency.
Published by Strategic Aviation Consultants & Advisors, Ltd.