Melbourne Airport is growing. Over the next 20 years it will make significant investments to improve and expand to meet future demands.
As Australia’s second busiest passenger airport, Melbourne Airport is undergoing some major projects to provide extra aircraft parking. One of which was the Foxtrot apron infill.
It involved infilling the existing grass island between existing taxiways to provide four Code C stand-off parking bays, or space for two Code E aircraft. The wide project scope included geometric design, aircraft pavement, drainage, water main, landscaping, markings, apron floodlighting and associated electrical works. All of which had to be completed on a site that was surrounded by active aircraft taxiways.
We developed a rigid pavement design solution (Portland Cement Concrete Pavement) for a durable design life, and worked closely with Melbourne Airport and Fulton Hogan to deliver the project.
For operational and energy savings, innovative LED apron lighting technologies were adopted. Melbourne Airport was the first in the southern hemisphere to introduce this floodlighting technology, and it is now used on all new apron works at the airport.
2014 Australian Airports Association Awards – submitted for National Corporate Project of the Year