Airport Business - 11

RUNWAY MANAGEMENT

The first Boeing 777X is set to arrive in King County later this year.
RS&H

Having the aircraft exit
the runway one taxiway
shorter not only cut
airfield occupancy time
by 90 seconds, but it also
resolved a potential issue
with the jet's powerful
twin engines blasting the
nearby parking lot and
buildings.
RS&H

at the physical conditions of pavement,
plus the width and strength, we could
identify potential operating solutions
to move around objects while trying
to maintain the same level of service."

Working Together to
Find a Better Way
Planners met with every stakeholder
involved or affected by the project,
ranging from air traffic controllers and
FAA planners, to engineers, airport staff
and even Boeing 777X engineers and
test pilots. The interviews allowed the
team to gain technical aspects of the
aircraft and of the airfield that were
needed to prepare viable concepts.

"Planning in a bubble is not effective,"
Derengowski said. "We needed to get
out front with every stakeholder and
learn what their key issues were."
Leaning on their learnings and a bit
of creativity, RS&H Project Manager
Steve Domino and the team built
several operational scenarios based on
what the aircraft would be doing. For
arrivals, the planners learned that the
Boeing 777X could stop short of the
end of the runway and safely exit onto
a taxiway that only required to make
two 90-degree turns instead of turning
around on the runway itself.
"By utilizing exits we don't usually
use, the plan made it easier for aircraft

to enter and exit the runway," Sykora
said. "It gives us a ton of flexibility on
how to maneuver the plane and it gives
us a plan on how to handle other large
aircraft that come to our airport."
Having the aircraft exit the runway
one taxiway shorter not only cut airfield
occupancy time by 90 seconds, but it
also resolved a potential issue with the
jet's powerful twin engines blasting the
nearby parking lot and buildings.
"In our meet ing s w ith the
stakeholders at the airport, we'd present
our recommendations and then listen to
them to see how we could make them
even better," Derengowski said. "We
wanted to make sure we captured what
we heard from everyone to come up
with the best solution for King County.
"We ultimately had buy-in on the
plan from everyone and I would credit
that to all of the communication we had.
I believe what we learned could be used
at similar airports across the country."
The first Boeing 777X is set to
arrive in King County later this year.
Derengowski, Domino and the rest of
the RS&H team hope to be on site to
see the first test flight. The airport will
be ready for its arrival.
"Everyone knows the plan," Sykora
said. "We're ready for the 777X to
land." 

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2019 \ AVIATIONPROS.COM / 11


http://www.AVIATIONPROS.COM

Airport Business

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport Business

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
RS&H Plans King County Airport for Boeing 777x Arrival
Time to Reorganize – Why U.S. Airports Need to Adapt their Organizations to Meet Industry Changes
Avoid a Battered Display: Indoor and Outdoor Digital Signage Enclosure Protect from Theft, Storms and More
Pick Your Seat
What We Need to Know About Electric Hand Drying
Changing Camera Technology Boosts Airport Security
The Right Light
Self-Service Takes Hold in the Future of Airport Concessions
What is the difference Between an SMS and an SMS?
Washington Watch
Ready for Takeoff: Airports Becoming the New Lifestyle Hubs
Product Focus
Airport Business - 1
Airport Business - 2
Airport Business - 3
Airport Business - 4
Airport Business - 5
Airport Business - Inside the Fence
Airport Business - 7
Airport Business - Industry Update
Airport Business - 9
Airport Business - RS&H Plans King County Airport for Boeing 777x Arrival
Airport Business - 11
Airport Business - Time to Reorganize – Why U.S. Airports Need to Adapt their Organizations to Meet Industry Changes
Airport Business - 13
Airport Business - Avoid a Battered Display: Indoor and Outdoor Digital Signage Enclosure Protect from Theft, Storms and More
Airport Business - 15
Airport Business - 16
Airport Business - 17
Airport Business - Pick Your Seat
Airport Business - 19
Airport Business - 20
Airport Business - 21
Airport Business - What We Need to Know About Electric Hand Drying
Airport Business - 23
Airport Business - Changing Camera Technology Boosts Airport Security
Airport Business - 25
Airport Business - 26
Airport Business - 27
Airport Business - The Right Light
Airport Business - 29
Airport Business - 30
Airport Business - 31
Airport Business - Self-Service Takes Hold in the Future of Airport Concessions
Airport Business - 33
Airport Business - 34
Airport Business - 35
Airport Business - What is the difference Between an SMS and an SMS?
Airport Business - 37
Airport Business - Washington Watch
Airport Business - Ready for Takeoff: Airports Becoming the New Lifestyle Hubs
Airport Business - Product Focus
Airport Business - 41
Airport Business - 42
Airport Business - 43
Airport Business - 44
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/july-august-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/may-june-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/march-april_2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/january-february-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/november-december-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/september-october_2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/july-august_2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/airport-business_may-june_2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/marchapril2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/januaryfebruary2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/december2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/Airport_Business_November_2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/october2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/augustseptember2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/Airport_Business_June-July_2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/may2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/april2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/Airport_Business_February-March_2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/Airport_Business_December2019-January2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/november2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/october2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/augustseptember2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/Airport_Business_June-July_2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/may2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/april2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/airportbusiness/februarymarch2019
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com