The Taxiway of San Pablo South occupies the entire northern part of the plant. It is made up of a taxiway for aircraft oriented from east to west, which connects San Pablo airport with the AIRBUS facilities, an access road to the southern area and an arrival branch to the unloading hangar of the A300-600ST (Beluga) transport aircraft.
Surrounding this taxiway, built with flexible pavement, there are three work areas: the North Apron, the TMD Apron and the Engine Apron (TANGA).
These three areas serve as parking areas for aircraft, allowing for different types of operations, as well as various tests to be carried out on them. On these three platforms, the support surface is provided by a rigid surface.
Different types of aircraft are moved and parked throughout the area, the most restrictive from the point of view of the durability of the existing sections and configurations being the passage and location of the A400M due to its significant axle load. It is also necessary to take into account the passage of tractor-trailers, also vehicles with high axle loads.
All this traffic causes this more rigid pavement (concrete) to be deteriorated and altered, causing the creation of FOD (Foreing Object Debris/ Damage), foreign objects located in the area of operations that can cause damage to the aircraft as they can form part of the flow of the turbines of the aircraft’s engines. These FOD can be classified into 3 stages, the aim of the project being the repair of FOD 3, which are those that can be absorbed by the aircraft engines and cause damage to them or be thrown and damage nearby operators and equipment.
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