On behalf of: Airport of Mauritius Co Ltd
Type: Advisory Services
Domain: Aviation Safety
In partnership with NATS (Services) Ltd, CAAi is delivering an aeronautical study for Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) International Airport to support the conversion of the existing parallel taxiway into a standby runway.
SSR International Airport has a single runway system. In the event of major maintenance works or an accident/incident on the runway, airline operations could be severely disrupted, and consequently, the tourism industry, which is the pillar of the Mauritian economy, as well as the operation of the airport, would likewise be adversely affected. Airports of Mauritius Co Ltd.’s intent is to convert the existing SSR parallel taxiway into a standby runway to increase resilience in terms of runway availability should events mean the main runway is not available for aircraft operations. Eventually, this facility will be promulgated as a STANDBY RUNWAY in the Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP).
NATS Services Ltd and CAAi will deliver a report containing proposed procedures to PAN-OPS 7th Edition criteria 14R VOR/DME and 32L VOR/DME. Existing conceptual approach/departure designs will be input into FPDAM instrument flight procedures software and assessed against the 2021 aerodrome survey and the latest available versions of any other obstacle data supplied by AML. CAAi/NATS will reassess against the latest obstacle surveys and provide appropriate minima.