Airfield Masterplanning for Vendor at London Stansted Airport, UK

In 2012 the owners of London Stansted Airport, Heathrow Airport Limited, sold their interest in London’s third airport due to obligations under anti-­‐competition rules. As part of the sale process an independent study into the future performance, needs and masterplan of the airport, including a critical review of the future business plan, was requested on behalf of the vendors. Fjøri was appointed to assist in this process, covering off all aspects relating to the airfield.

Fjøri carried out both capacity and capability planning for the runway, taxiway network and aircraft aprons. The role also included the provision of advice on asset suitability and replacement. From Fjøri’s own database of project costs, the role also included a critical analysis and appraisal of future capital development costs for the airfield components and the likely phasing of these developments.

Whilst the airport has already developed a masterplan as part of their proposed business case, all aspects of this had to be reviewed and adjusted as seen necessary by this independent exercise.

Reference Details

Mr Paul Cresswell
Steer Davis Gleave
28-32 Upper Ground

Key Project Details

  • Airfield capacity analysis was carried out using FAA techniques and source software, modified by Fjøri to capture local country conditions. This approach permitted rapid appraisals of options without having to construct extensive network models.
  • Construction phase constraints analysed using ICAO criteria
  • Use of Pathplanner Gate stand planning software in order to review stand layouts and pushbacks adjacent to existing terminals, avoiding conflicts with proposed developments
  • Full ICAO compliance review, including risk analysis of potential deviations from standard
  • Independent assessment of requirement and phasing of new second runway

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