Melbourne Airport Foxtrot Apron Infill

Making space for Melbourne Airport to grow

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.

Award

2014 Australian Airports Association Awards – submitted for National Corporate Project of the Year

300m

Stormwater drainage

6

New LED floodlight towers

30K sq m

Heavy duty airfield pavement

Our client says

The Foxtrot Apron Infill project has achieved all of the project objectives by completing the works on program, safely (no LTIs), within budget and to a high standard incorporating innovation with the implementation of LED lighting technology.

Henry Ashton,

Project Manager, Melbourne Airport

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