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INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION

TechnicaI Co-operation Bureau


ICAO INVOLVEMENT IN AIRPORT PROJECTS
OPPORTUNITIES TO OBTAIN MORE ICAO SUPPORT
FOR CIVIL AVIATION INITIATIVES
INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION
Technical Co-operation Bureau
ICAO INVOLVEMENT IN AIRPORT PROJECTS
OPPORTUNITIES TO OBTAIN MORE ICAO SUPPORT
FOR CIVIL AVIATION INITIATIVES
ICAO INVOLVEMENT IN AIRPORT PROJECTS
GeneraI
The ICAO Technical Co-operation Bureau has been active
over the past thirty years in assisting governments in the study,
development, planning, supervision oI construction, main-
tenance, operation and inspection oI airports. These projects
have ranged Irom short assignments oI ICAO consultants to
assignments lasting several years and involving up to
40 engineers, architects and specialists Ior large airport
projects.
The expertise provided by ICAO has included the proIessional
services oI civil, electrical, mechanical, construction and elec-
tronics engineers, architects, air transport economists, quantity
surveyors, accountants, airport management and operations
personnel, Iire and rescue specialists, aviation security consult-
ants and CNS/ATM specialists. These experts have been
selected and recruited Irom the hundreds oI qualiIied candi-
dates listed in the roster oI experts oI the ICAO Technical Co-
operation Bureau.
ICAO involvement in and supervision oI the airport construc-
tion projects ensures that they are in Iull compliance with
ICAO Standards, Recommended Practices and guidelines.
Airport activities undertaken by ICAO
Governments have asked ICAO Ior assistance with such tasks
as:
operational and economic assessment oI an airport to
determine its suitability Ior domestic and international
operations;
rehabilitation or maintenance oI airport pavement,
buildings, installations or Iacilities;
upgrading and expanding airport inIrastructure, build-
ings and Iacilities;
selection oI airport sites;
traIIic Ieasibility studies beIore construction oI a new
airport;
airport master planning;
Iinancing oI new airport construction;
review oI studies, plans, designs, speciIications, cost
estimates and contract documents prepared by engin-
eering, consulting or construction Iirms Ior new or
existing airports and proposals Ior their modiIication;
evaluation oI the technical, legal and Iinancial aspects
oI tenders submitted by contractors and advice on their
suitability;
supervision oI construction oI airport inIrastructure,
buildings, installations and Iacilities or assistance to
government agencies in supervision oI consulting and
construction Iirms and supplies;
participation in preparing plans, designs, terms oI reI-
erence, speciIications and cost estimates Ior a whole
airport or parts oI an airport;
development oI plans Ior ensuring timely operational
readiness and eIIectiveness oI new airports;
conducting inspections oI airports to determine adher-
ence to ICAO Standards, Recommended Practices and
guidelines;
assessment oI personnel needs oI airports and organi-
zation oI training programmes Ior management, oper-
ations and maintenance personnel; and
evaluation oI aviation security requirements at air-
ports.
ICAO INVOLVEMENT IN AIRPORT PROJECTS
General
The ICAO Technical Co-operation Bureau has been active
over the past thirty years in assisting governments in the study,
development, planning, supervision of construction, main-
tenance, operation and inspection of airports. These projects
have ranged from short assignments of ICAO consultants to
assignments lasting several years and involving up to
40 engineers, architects and specialists for large airport
projects.
The expertise provided by ICAO has included the professional
services of civil, electrical, mechanical, construction and elec-
tronics engineers, architects, air transport economists, quantity
surveyors, accountants, airport management and operations
personnel, fire and rescue specialists, aviation security consult-
ants and CNS/ATM specialists. These experts have been
selected and recruited from the hundreds of qualified candi-
dates listed in the roster of experts of the ICAO Technical Co-
operation Bureau.
ICAO involvement in and supervision of the airport construc-
tion projects ensures that they are in full compliance with
ICAO Standards, Recommended Practices and guidelines.
Airport activities undertaken by ICAO
Governments have asked ICAO for assistance with such tasks
as:
operational and economic assessment of an airport to
determine its suitability for domestic and international
operations;
rehabilitation or maintenance of airport pavement,
buildings, installations or facilities;
upgrading and expanding airport infrastructure, build-
ings and facilities;
selection of airport sites;
traffic feasibility studies before construction of a new
airport;
airport master planning;
financing of new airport construction;
review of studies, plans, designs, specifications, cost
estimates and contract documents prepared by engi-
neering, consulting or construction firms for new or
existing airports and proposals for their modification;
evaluation of the technical, legal and financial aspects
of tenders submitted by contractors and advice on their
suitability;
supervision of construction of airport infrastructure,
buildings, installations and facilities or assistance to
government agencies in supervision of consulting and
construction firms and supplies;
participation in preparing plans, designs, terms of ref-
erence, specifications and cost estimates for a whole
airport or parts of an airport;
development of plans for ensuring timely operational
readiness and effectiveness of new airports;
conducting inspections of airports to determine adher-
ence to ICAO Standards, Recommended Practices and
guidelines;
assessment of personnel needs of airports and organiz-
ation of training programmes for management, oper-
ations and maintenance personnel; and
evaluation of aviation security requirements at air-
ports.
Countries where ICAO has been invoIved in airport projects
The Iollowing table gives a sampling oI ICAO`s worldwide experience in airport work.
Countrv Airport Tvpe of involvement
Andorra Andorra Airport site selection
Armenia Yerevan International Airport Construction oI air cargo terminal
Azerbaijan Nakhichevan Preparation oI an airport master plan
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Sarajevo Assessment oI airport condition and proposed repairs.
Botswana Gaborone Supervision oI construction, extension oI terminal, master plan, cargo
building
Maun Reconstruction
Kasane Master plan and supervision oI construction
Francistown Master plan and supervision oI construction
Selibe Phikwe Runway strengthening
Chile Santiago International Master plan and construction oI a technical building
Colombia Bogota Master plan and assessment oI bird strike hazard
Cali International Technical speciIications and supervision oI runway repairs and
installation oI lighting systems
Cucuta Runway repair plans and supervision, including soil study
La Palestina Revision oI master plan
Costa Rica San Jose International Review and approval oI a new master plan
Ecuador New International Airports at
Quito and Guayaquil
Assistance in the preparation oI technical speciIications and master
plans Ior the two major new airports
El Salvador Comalapa International Airport Review oI airport security plan
Ethiopia Addis Ababa International Airport Detailed engineering studies Ior Phase I and training oI nationals
Guatemala Guatemala International Study to upgrade the terminal building and technical assessment oI
airport services and Iacilities
Guyana Timheri and Ogle Airports Development oI master plans and land use plan
Iraq Baghdad and Basra International Review oI plans, designs and speciIications and supervision oI
construction
Jordan Amman Queen Alia Assistance in development and supervision oI construction
Kosovo Pristina Assessment oI airport condition and proposed repairs
Lao People`s
Democratic
Republic
Vientiane Airport master plan
It is evident that considerable diIIerences exist among these
projects in terms oI nature, extent oI ICAO involvement, size
and complexity. Each ICAO technical cooperation project is
tailored to respond to government requirements, conditions
placed by donors, the technical engineering and operational
aspects to be tackled, the magnitude and complexity oI the
work involved and the stage at which ICAO participation will
commence.
Lesotho Rural airports Preparation oI engineering documentation Ior construction
Maseru International Airport Electro-mechanical installations, Iinancial management systems and
proposals Ior modiIications. Review oI master plan, tender
documents, technical speciIications, detailed design and construction
plans
Liberia Monrovia Study and design Ior rehabilitation oI airports destroyed in the civil
war
Panama Tocumen International Airport Implementation oI development plan
Papua New
Guinea
Port Moresby Establishment oI centralized airport management systems
Paraguay Asuncion International Assistance in the repair oI the runway
Peru Lima International Airport Proposals Ior strengthening the runway
Chincheros Various airports Feasibility study Ior a new airport. Assistance in preparation oI master
plans Ior several international and domestic airports
Portugal New Lisbon Airport Assistance in site selection
Madeira International Consultancy
Qatar New Doha International Assistance in planning and design oI new airport
Russian
Federation
Moscow, Sheremetyevo
International
Reconstruction oI existing runways.
Evaluation oI Terminal III Project
Sao Tome and
Principe
Sao Tome Assistance to DCA in overseeing construction oI airport and in setting
up an airport authority
Saudi Arabia Assistance to Saudi airport authorities in the development and
construction phases oI Jeddah and Riyadh airports
Singapore Changi and Seletar Evaluation oI the two airports
Suriname Zanderij International Preparation oI a new master plan
Thailand Bangkok International Airport
(BIA)
Assistance to Airports Authority oI Thailand in the expansion oI BIA
BIA and New Bangkok Airport Assistance with a technical study to examine the traIIic assignment
between the two airports and the scope and Iunctioning oI a two-
airport operation
New Bangkok Airport Survey on preparing the new airport Ior operation in 2005 and
description oI requirements Ior operational readiness and airport
transIer
Trinidad and
Tobago
Piarco International Airport Assistance in evaluation oI submissions Ior development and
management oI Piarco International Airport
Yemen Hodeidah All airports Supervision oI airport construction. Proposal Ior rehabilitation oI
airports
Countrv Airport Tvpe of involvement
Airport feasibiIity studies
ICAO can assist Governments in the preparation oI Ieasibility
studies Ior the construction oI international airports at new
sites. The objective oI such a study is to prepare a project Ior
an airport that is technically and operationally sound and saIe
and Iinancially and economically viable. The study will cover
the subjects oI the assessment oI the selected airport site Irom
operational, technical and access considerations, air traIIic
Iorecasts, air navigation including air traIIic control, navi-
gation and communication aids, aeronautical meteorology, air-
side Iacilities (runways, etc.), air-side ground services and
Iacilities, terminal Iacilities, (passenger and cargo), land-side
Iacilities, preliminary airport layout plan Ior phased develop-
ment, navaids plan and buildings concept plans, and environ-
mental, Iinancial and economic analyses.
AdditionaI factors
In addition to its considerable expertise and experience in air-
port projects, ICAO, a Specialized Agency oI the United
Nations, oIIers the Iollowing:
impartiality in its unbiased selection oI contractors and
suppliers, since it vows allegiance to its Assembly oI
188 Contracting States;
no commercial ties or interests due to its status as a
non-proIit inter-governmental organization;
a Secretariat with a wide and deep knowledge oI all
civil aviation requirements, due to developing world-
wide civil aviation standards;
direct and Irequent contact with aviation authorities
around the world whose most knowledgeable experts
participate with ICAO Secretariat in identiIying and
solving problems; and
an international reputation oI integrity and high stan-
dards in maintaining the most eIIective use oI Iunds
entrusted to it.
Airport feasibility studies
ICAO can assist Governments in the preparation of feasibility
studies for the construction of international airports at new
sites. The objective of such a study is to prepare a project for
an airport that is technically and operationally sound and safe
and financially and economically viable. The study will cover
the subjects of the assessment of the selected airport site from
operational, technical and access considerations, air traffic
forecasts, air navigation including air traffic control, navi-
gation and communication aids, aeronautical meteorology, air-
side facilities (runways, etc.), air-side ground services and
facilities, terminal facilities, (passenger and cargo), land-side
facilities, preliminary airport layout plan for phased develop-
ment, navaids plan and buildings concept plans, and environ-
mental, financial and economic analyses.
Additional factors
In addition to its considerable expertise and experience in air-
port projects, ICAO, a Specialized Agency of the United
Nations, offers the following:
impartiality in its unbiased selection of contractors and
suppliers, since it vows allegiance to its Assembly of
188 Contracting States;
no commercial ties or interests due to its status as a
non-profit inter-governmental organization;
a Secretariat with a wide and deep knowledge of all
civil aviation requirements, due to developing world-
wide civil aviation standards;
direct and frequent contact with aviation authorities
around the world whose most knowledgeable experts
participate with ICAO Secretariat in identifying and
solving problems; and
an international reputation of integrity and high stan-
dards in maintaining the most effective use of funds
entrusted to it.
Aviation and Airport Safety and Security
ICAOs Technical Co-operation Programme can prepare a
comprehensive evaluation of aviation security facilities and
services for your airport, and for national or international
operations and draft civil aviation security regulations and
airport security service regulations.
Technical-Operation Evaluation
for Airports
The objective is to carry out an evaluation to identify the main
problems in an airports structure, installations, operations and
quality of service, verify the application of the ICAO
Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) contained in
Annexes 3, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17 and 18 to the Convention on
International Civil Aviation and present recommendations to
resolve any deficiencies encountered in order to guarantee safe
and efficient operations.
The team carrying out these evaluations would consist of the
following experts:
Aviation Security (AVSEC)
Search and Rescue and Firefighting
Aerodrome Engineering (AGA/ENG)
Aerodrome Operations (AGA/AOP)
Air Traffic Management (ATM)
It is possible to include additional experts in or to modify the
makeup of these teams if so required by any specific needs an
airport might have.
At the end of the evaluation, the experts will prepare a final
technical-operational report of the airport(s) evaluated, giving
their conclusions and recommendations to resolve the
problems encountered.
The main benefits which can be obtained are:
updated and orderly information on the main
deficiencies and shortcomings of the airport(s) in order
to review, update or reorient development plans;
training personnel for a pre-audit, which will increase
their knowledge of and performance in the
certification process and prepare them for audits
carried out by ICAO or inspections by other national
or international organizations in the civil aviation field;
and
an adequate document that makes it easier for the
authorities or pertinent organizations to give greater
priority to investments in airport development matters
and approve the necessary funds for the modernization
of airports.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Mr. R.J. Heighes-Thiessen
Director
Technical Co-operation Bureau
International Civil Aviation Organization
999 University Street
Montral, Quebec
Canada H3C 5H7
E-mail: RjHeighes@icao.int
Tel.: +1 514-954-8065
Fax: +1 514-954-6287