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Northern Bravo Taxiway successfully completed for the Airbus A380 to use

Category: General / 03 November 2017

After more than three years of hard work, the team at Heathrow Q6 hit another milestone by safely delivering one of the airport’s most challenging projects to date.

The Bravo team can be proud of themselves: the massive double-deck Airbus A380 aircrafts are now able to taxi along Europe's busiest airport’s brand new infrastructure. The project involved reconfiguring 7 new stands, replacing 1 air bridge, demolishing Pier 4 at Terminal 1, constructing 800m of taxiway, and rehabilitating 1,500m on 24/7 possession and another 550m on night possession. If you are wondering how much material was used, here are the astonishing figures: 23,000tn of asphalt and 40,000m3 of concrete were laid. The project was delivered thanks to 1.7M hours worked and after 734 safe days.

Pedro Roa, Project Manager, commented: “This project is an example of excellent working together to face several issues we have encountered along the way. It’s been 3+ years to safely deliver this critical piece of infrastructure that will greatly improve Heathrow’s timings. For all of us, 31 October 2017 will be a date to remember. I would like to thank everyone involved, from those who have supported the planning to the ones who have worked on execution and delivering of the works."

Alberto de Fuentes, Construction Manager, said: “I am extremely happy and would like to send a massive thank you to the whole team for the great things we have all achieved in these years. This new Code F (A380) route surely will improve the airfield operations. Well done, Bravo team!”

Ferrovial Agroman’s Q6 works at Heathrow focus on asset replacement, whilst ensuring diverse stakeholder demands from regulators and airlines are met to deliver customer value. Working in a congested, live environment at the world’s second busiest airport, we are supporting Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) to operate within competing commercial, regulatory and technical challenges.

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