Aircraft operation areas - Aprons

The airside area of the Niederstetten military air base was modified due to the planned stationing of NH 90 medium-weight transport helicopters. As well as the adaptation of existing spaces, new concrete parking areas were created, and the underground refuelling system was relocated and completely renewed, as was the runway drainage and lighting, the taxiways and the obstruction lighting. In addition, due to the reconstruction work, a variety of buildings were demolished and a shelter erected for the refuelling service personnel.

Leistungen der igr

  • Planning of outdoor facilities
  • Planning of engineering structures
  • Planning of traffic facilities
  • Planning of technical equipment
  • Design and construction surveying
  • As-built documentation

Key figures

  • Adaptation of the drainage systems 3,900 m length
  • Modification of the parking areas 17,000 m²
  • Reconstruction of the underground refuelling system 1,500 m length
  • 4 underground fuel hydrant pits
  • Renewal of the airbase lighting, 22,000 m cable routes

Building a fire training facility at Ramstein Air Base

At Ramstein Air Base, igr designed a training facility for the US fire department. This facility comprises paved areas for: fire attacks on an aircraft mock-up; a ‘firehouse’ for simulating house fires, an aircraft mock-up with associated facilities to simulate single-source fires and conflagrations.A control building and drainage facilities for all paved surfaces were also a part of the design remit.

Services provided by igr

  • Designing an open retaining tank for the recovery and reuse of extinguishing water
  • Designing a three story firehouse using a prefabricated construction
  • Designing ducting, lighting and power supply cabling, lighting masts, and a supply tunnel
  • Designing drainage facilities (surface water and extinguishing water)
  • Technical equipment for large fires and nine different fire points in the mock-up

Key figures

  • 2,800 m² asphalt pavements
  • 5,000 m² concrete pavements

Flugbetriebsflaechen Neubau

Development of a hot cargo pad at Ramstein Air Base

The project “Development of a hot cargo pad” consisted of the new build of a ramp for three wide bodied aircraft with connecting taxiways. The area is used exclusively for the transfer of munitions and weapons cargos.

Services provided by igr

  • Project leadership and project management
  • Aviation regulations authorisation procedures in line with§ 6 LuftVG in connection with § 30 LuftVG, oversight of processes
  • Environmental management plan
  • FFH (flora, fauna and habitat) compatibility assessment
  • Environmental impact study
  • Species conservation measures
  • Open areas planning
  • Planning of engineering structures
  • Traffic infrastructure planning
  • Technical equipment planning
  • Design and Construction surveying
  • Current status documentation
  • Construction management
  • On-site construction supervision

Key figures

  • 42,700 m² ramp
  • 15,500 m² taxiways
  • 2,000 m drainage pipes
  • 2,500 m ducting systems
  • 1,500 m water supply lines
  • 2,300 m fuel supply lines
  • 4 re-fuelling bays
  • Apron lighting with two 40 m high lighting masts

Recording the status of paved surfaces at Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden airport

The former Royal Canadian Air Force airbase at Baden-Söllingen was taken over by Baden Airpark GmbH, with the intention of operating a civilian airport. In order to meet the constantly growing demands/needs, as part of a full upgrading, the airfield pavements were reconstructed, and the majority were newly built. On completion of the work, igr was commissioned to develop a Pavement Management System (PMS). All aircraft pavements at ‘Baden Airpark’ were recorded, on the basis of existing construction documentation and an on-site inspection, and placed on a PMS programme.

In the subsequent years parts of the pavement will be re-inspected and their condition recorded again. The results allow Baden Airpark to assess the current condition of the pavements, and to do long term planning of economically efficient renovations.

Pavement Management Systems can also be applied to roads pavements.

Services provided by igr

  • Development of a Pavement Management System
  • Research, inspection, condition recording
  • Evaluation
  • Annual re-inspection
  • Recording of reported damages to the aircraft pavements in the PMS programme

Key figures

  • 191,000 m² runways, asphalt
  • 215,000 m² taxiways, asphalt
  • 39,000 m² taxiways, concrete
  • 11,000 m² aprons, asphalt/semi-rigid coatings
  • 54,000 m² aprons, concrete (mostly subject to the German Water Management Act)
Flugbetriebsflaechen Erweiterung

Aprons 3 and 4E at Leipzig/Halle airport

The northeast extension of the airport Leipzig/Halle was carried out through the development of aprons 3 and 4E. The constructions to be supervised included: apron 3 with a taxiway connection to TWY C, the north power supply station, apron 4E with taxiway connection, snow dumping area and shelter. In each case the objectives were the traffic infrastructure (including drainage), the engineering constructions, and the technical equipment.

Services provided by igr

  • Construction management
  • On-site construction supervision
  • Project support

Key figures

Apron 3

  • Taxiway system/ramp ca. 10 ha
  • Drainage pipes DN 150 – DN 1400 ca. 7,000 m
  • Lighting and ducting systems ca. 12,000 m
  • Drinking water pipework DN 300 ca. 12,000 m
  • Basin system, consisting of storm water clarification and storm water overflow basins, as well as a NG 60 light fluid separator

Apron 4E

  • Taxiway system/ramp ca. 8 ha, including drainage pipes and ducting system
  • Docking system/apron lighting and 400-Hz plant
  • Staff shelter, operations building (GSE shelter) and wash bay