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WSP USA to work on airfield projects at Charlotte Douglas

WSP USA will provide engineering design services for the new Deicing Pad and South Crossfield Taxiway as part of Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s development programme, Destination CLT.

The firm is leading the project delivery team and managing the design delivery of multiple discipline teams, including airfield, roadway, major utilities and bridge/structural.

De-icing operations are currently conducted on Runway 5/23, as well as the South Cargo Ramp.

The new de-icing apron will accommodate up to five Airplane Design Group (ADG) V aircraft and its associated infrastructure.

“Relocating the de-icing operations to the new deicing pad will allow CLT to continue the airfield improvements and terminal expansions; advancing the Destination CLT programme,” says Brian Fuerst, WSP project executive.
CLT airfield
The new 4,000-foot-long South Crossfield Taxiway will connect the central and east side of the airfield, and includes a taxiway bridge that will allow aircraft to taxi over Yorkmont Road. The bridge and taxiways will be designed for ADG V aircraft, which includes the A330.

The South Crossfield Taxiway will provide efficient taxi flow for de-icing aircraft to the Runway 36R and Runway 36C ends.

The project will also include a 2,800-foot southern extension of Taxiway F, connecting the air carrier ramp to the new Deicing Pad and provide dual ADG V taxiway capability to Runway 36C.

“In north flow operations, the South Crossfield Taxiway will allow aircraft exiting the new de-icing pad to utilise Runway 36R and Runway 36C for departures,” adds Fuerst.

Construction will occur in multiple phases, with completion targeted for 2022.
CLT
The majority of the construction will be done outside of the air operations area (AOA), eliminating the impact to CLT operations.

When airfield connections are necessary within the AOA, the design documents will provide phasing and construction sequencing to minimise operational impacts.

“The WSP team is extremely excited and proud to partner with CLT for this major airfield project,” adds Fuerst.

“We look forward to delivering this project successfully and supporting the future projects in the Destination CLT programme.”

WSP provides a full range of planning, programme management, design and construction management services for airports, including terminal facilities, airfield development and landside infrastructure.

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