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Investigation of EASA compliance at Nuremberg airport during the operation of aircraft with higher ICAO code letter

September 2017 | Certification

Although the international airport of Nuremberg (IATA code: NUE) is currently applying the EASA certification for aerodrome reference code (ARC) 4C the operating company intends to handle code D (e. g. Boeing 757/767), code E (e. g. Airbus A340/A350) and code F (e. g. Boeing 748, Lockheed C-5 Galaxy) aircraft to a small extent as well. Higher code letters imply higher requirements related to the airport’s infrastructure (e. g. runway and taxiway width, minimum separation distances, strength of movement areas, obstacle requirements etc.) being not compliant as a consequence. In order to guarantee safe flight operations of aircraft with higher code letter nonetheless, GfL was assigned to analyze and assess the impact of these aircraft’s design characteristics on airport infrastructure, equipment/installations and operation according to EASA AMC1/GM1 ADR.OPS.B.090 "Use of the aerodrome by higher code letter aircraft".

 

Airbus A350 at the airport Nuremberg (image source: www.airport-nuernberg.de)
Airbus A350 at the airport Nuremberg (image source: www.airport-nuernberg.de)