Transports

REHABILITATION OF UIGE’S AIRPORT, ANGOLA

INFORMATION

CLIENT:
Tecnovia Angola – ENANA

SERVICESS:
Final Design

BEGINING:
2008

CONCLUSION:
In progress

LOCATION:
Uíge, Angola

DESCRIPTION

This project refers to Uige’s Airport maneuvering areas rehabilitation, foreseeing the improvement of the air transport safety conditions, namely to the new airplanes to operate in Angola, such as Boeings 727-200 and 737-700 W. Uige’s Airport has a runway 2.000m long and 30m wide, two taxi-ways and an airplane parking platform. The runway, the taxi-ways and the parking platform present a very deteriorated asphalt pavement, with cracks, wheel paths erosion and several depressions. The Aerodrome does not have any shoulders or any ground cleared runway strip protections (STRIP) nor any Runway End Safety Areas (RESA). The rehabilitation includes the existent pavement improvement, the extension of the runway to 2300m through earthworks, the increase of the platform width to 45m, the introduction of paved shoulders, the ground clearance and earthworks of the runway strip protection, and the construction of RESA’s areas, in order to obtain a 4C classification.
The indicators and signaling devices, markings of the runway, taxi-ways and parking platform, as well as the adequate lighting signs to non-precision instrument approaches were also included in this project.