Airport development

Astral specialises in assisting smaller airports develop capability to handle larger aircraft. This work involves an assessment of aircraft takeoff and landing runway length requirements, obstacle limitation surface assessment, airside facilities requirements, approach navigation systems, lighting, aircraft noise, rescue fire requirements and land use consent planning.  Operational risk assessment, use of performance based navigation systems (PBS) and runway end safety area (RESA) compliance are also becoming a feature of this work.

Astral has internal capability to handle much of this work but partners with other companies for specialist assistance such as pavement design, land survey work, approach procedure design and apron markings.

With these combined resources Astral is generally able to provide a "one stop shop" service to small airport operators or airlines wishing to enhance services at a particular small airport.

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