Airport Planning


This cours covers the basic concepts and steps involved in planning of the airport , participants will be taught the phases of the planning process based on ICAO SARPS


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Conduct airport system plan to meet the needs of the region.
  • Define the levels of plans.
  • Conduct airport master plan. (learning outcome)
  • Recall the elements of airport master plan.
  • Conduct capacity analysis.
  • Identify the airport facilities requirements.
  • Identify the potential airspace limitations.
  • Assess the factors that influencing the selection of the airport location.
  • Assess the factors that influencing the airport size.
  • Conduct land-use planning.
  • Evaluate the environmental potential effects.
  • Conduct economic and financial feasibility for the alternative plans.
  • Explain the guidelines for the structure of the master plan.
  • Assess the factors that the airport layout depends on.
  • Identify the requirements data for master planning.
  • Explain the importance of continuous airport system planning.
  • Recognize the components of the airfield.
  • Consider the relationship between capacity, demand, and delay.
  • Assess factors that affect capacity.
  • Evaluate factors that affect maximum number of aircraft operations.
  • Determine runway capacity.
  • Calculate the annual aircraft delay.
  • Review the annual service volume that used as a reference in preliminary planning.
  • Estimate the procedures for annual service volume.
  • Evaluate gateway capacity.
  • Review the arrangement of runways and taxiways.
  • Assess deferent types of the runway configurations.
  • Evaluate the runway configuration summary.
  • Verify the design of holding aprons.
  • Explain the relationship between the terminal area and runways.
  • Conduct wind analysis and wind rose calculation.
  •  Test and judge the requirements of obstruction.
  • Identify the taxiway system.
  • Evaluate the highest point on landing area according to sea level.
  • Select airport reference point.
  • Consider the factors that affects air traffic calculations.
  •  Assess the capacity driver factors.
  • Calculate FIR airspace capacity.
  • Consider capacity analysis in establishing halls buildings terminals.
  • Use the statistical estimations & specification of trend curves to forecast (future traffic).

Who Sould Attend

  • Airport managers
  • Airport engineers
  • Aerodrome quality and compliance managers
  • Airport supervisors
  • Civil engineers, architects and other contractors
  • Managers of civil aviation authorities

Course Content

  • Module 1: Civil Airport Planning
  • Module 2: Airport Capacity Analysis Purposes
  • Module 3: Configuration
  • Module 4: Introduction to Forecasting Analysis
  • Module 5: Landsite
  • Module 6: Master Planning
  • Module 7: Annex 14 & OLS


Annex 14 V 1

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