The completion of this major upgrade of the Domestic Southern Apron will give Brisbane Airport the only dual apron taxiways in Australia, allowing for the simultaneous arrival and departure of aircraft and therefore increasing efficiency for airlines and the airport.
The expansion comprises an extra 50,000 square metres of aircraft pavement providing seven additional aircraft parking bays and extra space for layover parking, giving airlines the capacity to increase scheduled services.
Aurecon provided a highly experienced team including airport specialists across various disciplines from our Brisbane and Melbourne offices.
Stakeholder consultation was critical to the success of this project. Aurecon provided technical support to Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) for their consultations with various airlines (in particular Virgin Australia), charter operators, approvers, government agencies, services operators, ground handling agents/operators, and various BAC departments.
During the construction stage, Aurecon provided a full-time inspector on site who was able to oversee the quality of the works supported by a lead civil engineer who co-ordinated timely responses to RFIs.
The final concrete pours were undertaken in mid-February 2015, and the project completed on time in early March, enabling BAC to meet their commitment for provision of these facilities to their stakeholders.
Completing the works on time, safely and with high quality is important to maintain BAC’s reputation for providing suitable infrastructure for its aviation partners to conduct their businesses efficiently.
Aurecon is currently undertaking the design stage for a new project for BAC to upgrade the existing Taxiway Hotel infrastructure between Runway 01/19 and the General Aviation Maintenance Base (GAMB) to meet Code E aircraft requirements involving a 650 metre extension of the taxiway.