Runway Closures 2013
The £Multi-Million refurbishment of Runway 1 in 2010-2011 incorporated works that have reduced maintenance requirements; but it is our prime runway and is in use 24 hrs a day, seven days a week. The Runway and its’ adjoining taxiways experience heavy usage and naturally require maintenance; line painting, drain clearing, surface inspection (on foot by a team of operations colleagues) and other unglamorous housekeeping duties are all required to keep the Runway in a good condition. These tasks naturally require the runway to be closed to traffic.
In July 2013 we had to remove rubber deposits (this is a routine activity) from both our runways and we created the video clip below:
In 2012 we had a total of 22 nights of runway closures in March/June/November, 6% of the nights available.
In 2013 we scheduled work for two nights in February (work took place on one night), four nights in April (work took place on three nights), seven nights in June (work took place on five nights), two nights in July and the five nights in November (work took place on four nights). Between 1st January and 31st December there will have been fifteen nights of runway closures of 365 nights available; 4%.
Runway Refurbishment 2010-2011
Over 2010-2011 we carried out a £20 Million refurbishment programme on Runway 1 (Runway 23R/05L). As a part of this project we compiled video clips to explain what work needed to be done and actual film of various stages of the work being carried out. Below are two video clips that review the project and our communication strategy for the works.
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Future runway closures
Please return to this page for information on future runway closures.
Last updated 26th November 2013