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$2.3 million Nadi Airport runway project underway

Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) has begun its Runway End Safety Area (RESA) project worth $2.3 million for the safety of its runways at the Nadi International Airport.  AFL Executive Chairman Faiz Khan said the successful contractor Flame Tree Development (Fiji) Limited started the project on AFL’s shorter runway 09/27 on Friday, May 27th. KHAN : “The works will […]

Salote Qalubau

June 11, 2016 8:19 am

Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) has begun its Runway End Safety Area (RESA) project worth $2.3 million for the safety of its runways at the Nadi International Airport. 

RESA Project works underway near the Nadi International airport runway.(Airports Fiji Limited)
RESA Project works underway near the Nadi International airport runway. (Airports Fiji Limited)

AFL Executive Chairman Faiz Khan said the successful contractor Flame Tree Development (Fiji) Limited started the project on AFL’s shorter runway 09/27 on Friday, May 27th.

KHAN : “The works will be carried out over a period of 14 weeks. Once the contractor moves to the main runway 02/20, construction time will be limited to night works after the last flight.”

He said the project was intended to reduce risks of damage to aircraft undershooting or overrunning our runway which is why  a hard surface of around 90 metres by 90 metres  for the RESA on the four ends of the runways  whilst one of the runways  has a further strip extension of 60 meters.

KHAN : “RESA was first recommended by CAAF in 2006 and then later made an international compliance requirement in 2010.It is being carried out now as part of a number of infrastructure upgrades in AFL’s plans. Airside pavement is the most important asset of airports.”

Mr Khan emphasised that the core focus was to ensure the Nadi International airports were up to par with international standards.

KHAN : “To be world class we need to ensure compliance, ongoing pavement asset maintenance and upgrades as necessary.”

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