Delhi International Airport Airside Planning and Design
From 1/2009 To 12/2009
In preparation for the Commonwealth Games in 2010, Delhi International Airport, India, undertook an extensive expansion and modernisation. The development project included a state of the art passenger terminal, and one of Asia’s longest runways. The new terminal will include more than 130 check-in counters, 70 emigration desks, 74 aircraft aerobridges and 56 passenger travelators incorporating ‘state of the art’ technologies such as self-service check-in and Multiple Aircraft Ramp Systems (MARS) stands.
Airbiz was the primary planner of the terminal, airside /landside interface and the apron infrastructure. This involved confirmation of the aircraft parking layout and aircraft types to be accommodated at each of the 69 aircraft stands. The tasks included the design of the Fixed links and Passenger Boarding Bridge (PBB) geometry, Visual Docking Guidance Systems, Gate Identification Signs and the Apron Pavement Markings. In addition, determining the Ground Services Equipment (GSE) storage requirements and identification of its storage areas and the review of the PBB suppliers details and compatibility with the design. To help resolve the congested apron, Airbiz also assisted in the airside road configuration and the development of ramp servicing (GSE) operational plans.