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The Second International Conference “Airport Design, Reconstruction and Operations – 2013” completed in Moscow.  20.09.2013 03:01

The Second International Conference “Airport Design, Reconstruction and Operations – 2013” has completed in Moscow.

The Conference has once again sustained its status as the largest forum in Russia and CIS countries, where the issues of improving regulations of airport and aerodrome design are discussed and experience is shared between the leading international experts.

Representatives of federal authorities, large Moscow and regional airports, leading engineering organizations and architect studios, professional industry non-commercial organizations, suppliers of solutions for engineering and airports took part in the event.

The conference delegates discussed all the main issues that engineering organizations and airports face during the design and construction of airport facilities.

Pavel Vorobyev, Director for Property and Land Regulations of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Administration of the Civil Airports (Aerodromes)” covered the burning issues of drawing aerodrome federal property into economic circulation. He suggested some mechanisms of facilitating decisions taken by the federal authorities regarding obtaining operating control over aerodrome federal property, and gave some advice regarding the incorporation of airport expansion plans in land use recommendations, currently being prepared by municipalities.

Alexey Volodin, Deputy Head of the Department of Capital Construction and Operations, Federal Agency for the Development of the State Border of the Russian Federation (Rosgranitsa), gave a report on progress and prospects of arranging air checkpoints through the state border of the Russian Federation in international airports. He mentioned the inclusion of projects of building and reconstruction of checkpoints in airports of cities, hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup, into the non-program part of the corresponding federal target financing program. Among such cities are, for example, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Volgograd.

Considering the possibilities for expediting and improving the quality of checkpoint design, the speaker pointed out obsolete industry-specific process engineering standards, lack of recommendations for optimal checkpoint arrangement. In this context, the representative of Rosgranitsa suggested creating a work group for developing typical requirements for a checkpoint, which must decrease the cost of projects and expedite the design process. Besides the speaker mentioned that the federal target programs should be corrected in order to synchronize the building and reconstruction of checkpoints and terminals.

Anton Koren, the CEO of the Center for Strategic Development in Civil Aviation (AVIACENTER) presented up-to-date international approaches to design, emphasizing two directions that determine future commercial success of any project of a modern airport, excluding infrastructural limitations in business development. The first is to determine the required capacities of terminals, aerodrome facilities and other airport infrastructure, based on calculation of demand data, obtained from modelling the route network from the airport over the long term. The second is to develop the technological schemes, zone the terminals and determine space requirements, based on target to increase revenues from non-aviation activities.

Both directions are still uncommon in developed projects on a required professional level. Anton Koren encouraged national engineering organizations to incorporate them in their work, gave examples of projects realized by AVIACENTER, where such a professional approach made it possible to substantially increase revenue volumes from aviation and non-aviation activities in various airports, due to infrastructure planning according to the required demand. He presented cases of determining the expected aircraft types for planning the aerodrome infrastructure based on developing the route network from the airport, as well as of designing passenger terminals and other airport facilities, considering the technological peculiarities of organizing different non-aviation services in airports.

The need for improving the regulatory framework regarding the design and construction of aerodromes in changing climates was emphasized by Viktor Vtorushin, Deputy Director General for Research, Design and Research Institute of Air Transport (Lenaeroproject). The speaker introduced a scheme of scientific support and monitoring of air transport facilities construction and operations projects. The expert also thinks that climate change risks must be taken into consideration when developing airport projects.

The participants of the conference were very interested in the European experience of airport facilities design, presented by Gianluca Vallerini, General Manager of Incide Engineering SRL. The delegates saw a project of building unique company facilities in Doha international airport. A case study describing the design and construction of the world largest cargo terminal with a capacity of 1 million tons per year was presented and discussed.

Representatives of EcoProg and Honeywell companies presented their vision of solutions for complex automation of airport terminals, exemplified by case studies of specific airports. They demonstrated to the conference delegates the well founded benefits of using modern innovative technologies and multipurpose approach to the design and construction of airport facilities, as well as substantial savings during their future operations.

The head of "Pshenichnikov & Partners" architectural studio spoke on modern approaches to airport terminal design. The expert talked about the projects developed in the leading Russian airports, the ways of addressing regional specifics when creating the design of an airport. Great interest of the conference participants was aroused by the project of airport terminal and facilities of Vostochny Spaceport.

Representatives of Signy Group, SOFTLINE, and other well-known Russian companies spoke on modern approaches to architectural solutions for designing airport terminals, modern technologies used for engineering.

A representative of the Civil Aviation Environmental Safety Center spoke on the peculiarities of establishing sanitary protection areas, aviation noise areas, meeting the requirements of conservancy regulations in the design of aerodrome environs. He presented innovative approaches to noise levelling in aerodrome environs when designing residential units, the use of which can solve the problem of building settlements without detriment to noise environment.

The hosts and participants of the conference paid a great deal of attention to innovative solutions in the area of various airport engineering systems, modern construction materials, means of communication, power supply, transportation systems, ground handling equipment. The representatives of ISTA-Technics, STANDARTPARK, MIACOM, Impex Electro, Socintech-Telecom, President-Neva, Part-Ex spoke on the subject, presenting their own products as well as global brand solutions.

Solutions by ISTA-Technics and its international partners in complex automation of aviation catering divisions and airport cargo terminals, implemented in the leading international airports, aroused great interest.

Construction projects for new airports, both being implemented currently and planned for the future, also received some attention. The participants saw two projects: Sabetta International Airport and a general aviation airport within a multifunctional complex in Moscow region.

The issues of designer liability insurance (RESO-garantia insurance company) and evaluating the return of investment and project feasibility (FSUP GPI and NII GA " Aeroproject") were discussed at the conference.

Svetlana Bezborodova, Chief Architect of “Aeroproject” institute conducted a master-class for the conference participants, called “Innovations and new international trends, considered when designing airports in Russia”. The expert thoroughly analyzed the ways innovations impact the architecture of terminals and the requirements to terminals when introducing modern aircraft into service; gave examples of foreign innovations and innovative design solutions, used for a new terminal in Belgorod Airport. She also paid some attention to burning issues, related, in particular, to shortcomings of the existing regulatory framework.

A workshop “Considering modern requirements to airport infrastructure during preparation for large international events” also took place as part of the conference. The topic is important, since Russia will host large sport events in the nearest future: 2014 Winter Olympics, 2018 FIFA World Cup. The experts of AVIACENTER, who take part in developing the Concept of transport service for FIFA World Cup 2018 for the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, spoke on developing airport infrastructure during preparation for this event, on meeting the quality standards, mentioned in FIFA requirements and recommendations for engineering and reconstruction of airports. Gianluca Vallerini, an international expert, made a presentation, devoted to international experience of building and operations of temporary airport terminals.

The participants made many suggestions for the conference draft resolution. All the suggestions will be summarized, included into recommendations and directed to the federal executive and legislative authorities.

An exhibition of equipment, materials and modern solutions for engineering, construction and operations of airports was working at the conference. The conference participants had a chance to become familiar with innovative products and best practices.

The conference was hosted by the Center for Strategic Development in Civil Aviation (AVIACENTER).

Title partners of the conference: ISTA-Technics and AEROFLOT TECHNICS TH Ltd.. Conference partners: Incide Engineering, Impex Electro, TRIMO RUS, Inzhprom.

Media partners: the official newspaper of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Transport of Russia, the Transport of the Russian Federation magazine, AviaPort industry agency, Aviaru.net airspace web portal, Aviation EXplorer web portal, Airports International magazine, Aviapanorama and Aviaglobus magazines, Airports. Advanced Technologies magazine, KR-media.ru aviation portal, Aviations.ru aviation portal, and other media.

The next conference from the Center for Strategic Development in Civil Aviation (AVIACENTER), devoted to airport design, building, reconstruction and operations will take place in Moscow in the fall of 2014. For more information contact the Organizing committee: +7(495) 225 99 57 (multichannel, ext.5), email events@aviacenter.org, web: www.en.aviacenter.org


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