Lagan Airport Maintenance (LAM) has been appointed by Stobart Rail & Civils to carry out an essential maintenance project to upgrade the durability and performance of the runway at London Southend Airport.
Works commenced on site in January 2019 and are expected to last three months.
The project team will carry out works during strict night-time possessions from 23.30pm – 05.30am. It will involve removal of 50mm of the existing surface course and installation of 200mm overlay of grooved Marshall asphalt utilising an in-house batching plant. Other works will include friction testing, Airfield Ground Lighting and white lining.
Kieran McIlhatton, Lagan Airport Maintenance Director, commented: “The team at Lagan Airport Maintenance are thrilled to have secured this project at London Southend Airport. We look forward to working collaboratively with the airport team whilst delivering the project to the highest safety and quality standards”.
Glyn Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Stobart Aviation, owners of London Southend Airport said: “It is essential to maintain a safe runway. The last set of major runway works were in 2011 and were part of the runway extension development. Previous to that, maintenance was carried out in 1994. We are enhancing the durability and performance of the runway, within our existing S106 Planning Agreement, as part of the strategic plan for continued investment to cater for the growth of the airport.”