New Rurual Airfield

On the sister island of Gozo, Malta
New Rurual Airfield
  • Project Type
  • Location
  • Services
    Design + Engineering + Management
  • Value
    5-20 mil
  • Status


The project masterplan envisages the extension of the existing runway (which is currently 174m long) by a further 271-metres, to reach a total length of 445-metres (by 20-metres) wide, including a safety area of 30-metres on each side (at each end) of the airstrip. The envisaged upgrades are planned predominately within the airfield-designated territory. Currently the heliport is only used in cases of emergency by the air ambulance helicopters. The upgrades are being planned with due consideration of the context within which this airfield is located. To this effect, three areas for parking facilities for light aircraft (Aprons 2, 3 and 4) shall be surfaced with a reinforced-grass paving system, a permeable solution complementing the rural setting. The perimeter retaining walls, which are required in order to relevel the land, such that the runway and aprons have the gradients in accordance with statutory aviation regulations, shall be stepped to avoid sheer heights along the public roads and allow for the introduction of landscaping around the periphery of the site. QP are offering their structural engineering services for this project.


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