Runway Repairs Begin at Tivat Airport

By , 08 Jul 2019, 14:15 PM Business
Runway Repairs Begin at Tivat Airport Runway Airport Tivat copyright Montenegro Airports

Tivat Airport officials announced the beginning of the primary repair of the runway where the damage is larger. The aim is to make it even safer, although it is safe enough, said Tivat Airport director Radovan Marić.

"The track is completely safe, but the remedy will be at the most vulnerable spots and we will make it even safer. That the runway is safe has been confirmed by numerous air companies whose airplanes land at Tivat Airport, but it has to be maintained," Marić said.

There are 40 to 44 airline companies whose aircraft fly to Tivat Airport, connecting Montenegrin coast with 46 destinations throughout Europe, and most of them will fly until the beginning of autumn. This year, there are 5 new companies that operate to and from this airport, and the most important is Lufthansa.

The repair will be done by the Podgorica-based company "Asfalt Beton", which according to the contract should finish this job in six nights.

"The job will start at the end of the working day, and the runway will be ready for normal operation on the next day after the official inspection, which will be done in the morning. So there will be no traffic disruption," said the director.

The runway is 2, 5 km long, and the reconstruction, calculated from the very threshold, will be 600 meters long, 12 meters wide or 6 meters from the central line. Marić pointed out that it would be an acceptable solution for the next years. All this is recognizable management of JP Aerodromi of Montenegro and in order to improve the quality of services, much has already been done.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The runway rehabilitation is the basic means of operation for every airport, and for almost 40 years on this runway, there have not been any major interventions. It will be done on the part of the track in the so-called "touch down" zone, which implies that the progressive speed at which the planes land and take off leads to the point that any damage cannot cause a serious safety risk.

"The general reconstruction of the maneuvering runway and the total viewing of the operational area requires a serious study and, of course, an enormous investment involving light and any other security. These are investments that involve higher levels of decision-making and planning," Maric pointed out, reminding that he had three goals with the arrival at the airport: the construction of a sewerage network, the rehabilitation of the runway and the introduction of a night-time launch."

All this is due to the recognizable management of JP Aerodromi of Montenegro and in order to improve the quality of services, much has already been done.

"The runway rehabilitation is one of my goals after coming to the airport because it is the basic means of operation for every airport, and almost 40 years on the summer runway that represents the window into the world has not been any major interventions," explained Maric, referring to the rehabilitation to the part of the path in the so-called "point-to-point" zone, which implies that the progressive speed at which the planes fly and fly leads to the point that any damage cannot cause a serious safety risk.

"The general reconstruction of the maneuvering summer runway and the total viewing of the operational area requires a serious study and, of course, an enormous investment involving light and any other security. These are investments that involve higher levels of decision-making and planning, "Maric pointed out, reminding that he had three goals with the arrival at the airport: the construction of a sewerage network, the rehabilitation of the runway and the introduction of a night-time launch."

Source Radio Tivat

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