NT Spatial 2011

ENGINEERING SURVEYING FOR RUNWAY RESURFACING AT DARWIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Bob Calaby MSSSI, OFIEAust Aerodrome Safety & Standards Manager NT Airports Pty Ltd

Scope of Presentation • • • • • • Airport Overview Pavement History Survey for Design Negotiation with Air Carriers, Military Materials and Equipment Challenges Method of Working Plan

Darwin International Airport Overview
• • • • • • • • • 24 hour curfew free operation 2 runways RWY 11/29 3354m x 60m RWY 18/36 1524m x 30m 14 aircraft bays 4 serviced by aerobridges 10 Jet A-1 refueling points ILS Category I ARFF Category 8

RWY 11/29 3354 x 60

RWY 18/36 1524 x 30

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DIA part of ADG 99 year lease from Cwlth 2.1 million pax per year 95,000 movements per year Joint User since 1945

Company Structure
Australian Infrastructure Fund AIX

Hastings Funds Management 28.23%

Industry Funds Management
Managed Funds

55.6% Airport Development Group Pty Ltd

Palisade Investment Partners Limited 16.17%

Northern Territory Airports Pty Ltd

Tennant Creek Airport Pty Ltd

Darwin International Airport Pty Ltd

Alice Springs Airport Pty Ltd

Working with the Joint User
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DARWIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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Darwin International

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Whole of Life Maintenance RWY 11/29
• • • • • • • • Built 1958 5 ACS – intermediate treatments HIPAR 1994 Intersection profile and replace 2001 Bitulastic Roadseal 2003 Liquid Road 2005 Sand Seal Crack Sealing Full resurfacing 2007

‘Blue Dots’ • Grid of levels 3.75 x 10 over 3354 x 60 = >5000 shots • Nigel’s machine. • 1989 design used MOSS (Modelling Systems) – strings

2001 - Cut out and replace 240m x 30m section at RWY Intersection

2002 – Application of Bitulastic Roadseal

2003 - Sand Seal Trial

2005 – Application of Liquid Road

Condition and Treatments Prior to Resurfacing

2007 – Profile and Replace Asphalt

2007 Survey – Same grid of levels – Design 12D Challenge – is there a more efficient method given commercial/ operational constraints?

Negotiation with Air Carriers and the Military
• • • • Qantas Qantaslink Garuda Indonesia RAAF

Method of Working Plan • Six stage Method of Working Plan • Long Run Paving

Undulations in Runway

Set out PAPI

Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI)

Vee Bar Markings

Runway Threshold Identification Lights (RTIL)

RTIL

Material and Equipment Challenges • • • • Asphalt plant ‘The Hulk’ Bitumen Fly Ash Aggregates

Recycling Stockpile HIPAR profiled materials

Successful Project • • • • • Completed ahead of schedule Under budget – Total $11 million Exceptional teamwork Winner CCF Earth Award 2008 Highly Commended IEAust 2008

Thank you. Questions?

bob.calaby@ntairports.com.au

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