Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is collaborating with construction company, Heijmans to carry out major renovation works on the Zwanenburgbaan Runway.
The Zwanenburgbaan Runway was constructed in the 1960s and needs maintaining every 40 to 60 years. The runway asphalt, which has a surface area equal to 86 football pitches, will be completely renewed, along with 12,000 square metres of runway markings.
60 kilometres of guttering and outlets around the runway will also be replaced, and all runway lighting and electric cables will be upgraded with more sustainable and reliable LED lighting. These installations will involve almost 6,400 lights and 450 kilometres of cabling.
In addition, the runway control station and the rainwater drainage system will be upgraded.
This work is taking place between 2 January and mid-April 2023. The runway will be closed to air traffic during this time, and aircraft will instead use the Buitenveldertbaan Runway or the Schiphol-Oostbaan Runway.
During and after this period of major maintenance, Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland (LVNL), the agency responsible for air traffic control in the Netherlands will also replace the Zwanenburgbaan Runway’s Instrument Landing System (ILS).
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