The goal of this project is to use what you have learned in this AutoCAD class so far, and to apply these new skills to a simulated real-life airport planning project. This is an individual project.
You are an airport planner and have been given the task of developing a new airside aircraft parking and maneuvering layout for a proposed passenger concourse at Manchester International Airport a large hub airport in the United States. As this is a concourse concept you are not required to show any landside elements (roadway access) in this project.
The objective of this project is to use AutoCAD to design a layout based on the airplanes expected to serve the airport and the determination of the critical aircraft (therefore implementing the appropriate Runway Design Code). In addition, the airport will be expecting service from a new large aircraft, the Airbus A-380-100.
The Airport only has enough space to accommodate the proposed critical aircraft before the addition of the A-380-100. Therefore, it does not have enough space to accommodate this new aircraft in terms of allowing other aircraft to taxi in its vicinity. The airplane is only expected to come in less than twice a day; however, it has been deemed important to the Airport’s operations to accommodate this aircraft. It is therefore also your task to add the A-380-100 and create the appropriate taxiway/lane centerlines, taxiway safety areas, and operational procedures without impacting your initial design to accommodate this new aircraft when it does operate at the Airport. Due to its lack of operations in comparison to the other aircraft expected to operate at the airport, the A-380-100 is NOT to be designated as the critical aircraft for your airfield design.
According to the A-380 manufacturer’s manual, the airplane can taxi and land on the same pavement strength as a Boeing 747; therefore, this is not a concern. However, as part of your project, include other design issues, i.e., runway width, taxiway width, airport terminal issues, etc. to accommodate this aircraft at the Airport. Be sure to accommodate the aircraft’s parking necessities as well.