56 | Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH operational life. A total of 63 mast-mounted luminaires rising to a height of about 30 metres have been constructed to ensure optimal illumination of apron and piers. The flight inspection of the instrument landing system (ILS) on the South Runway by the Deutsche Flugsicherung has also been concluded. The ILS will run in monitored trial operation until the operational start-up at BER to obtain certification at the highest security level as required. The new South Runway has an early warning system for ice which will aid in assuring safe and reliable aircraft operation. The system monitors the condition of the movement areas and provides a prediction to the Deutsche Flugsicherung and the Deutscher Wetterdienst [German Meteorological Service]. The current measurement data such as freezing point, temperature and wind direction are automatically reported to the people in charge of the decisions and stored in an autonomous server system for later evaluation. Operation-specific buildings A small city with its own independent energy supply and technical infrastructure is rising to the south-east of Berlin along with Berlin Brandenburg Airport. The majority of the buildings were completed at the beginning of 2012 and are already serving their intended occupants. • The administrative departments and workshops for the Technical Facility Management, Aviation and Information and Communications Technology are housed in the building for Technical Maintenance. In addition, the main computer centre for the new airport is located in this building. As many as 500 servers in the new computer centre will provide the necessary computer power to the new airport. The vital services of the airport, from the control centre to the check-in counter, will run on the servers. • The security building was completed on 30 October 2011. Airport security, German police and customs make joint use of the building, assuring optimal coordination among these authorities • Two new fire stations have been built for Berlin Brandenburg Airport: Fire Station West and Fire Station East. Fire Station West houses the dispatch rooms specific to the fire brigade and buildings for parking large vehicles, the fire brigade management office, the airport control centre, the emergency services office, the security management office and the control centre for technology. Fire Station East is home to three vehicle parking areas with 14 parking spaces for fire-fighting vehicles and provides primarily fire protection service for the terminal in addition to fire-fighting for aircraft. Construction of both of the fire stations is complete; Fire Station East began operation at the end of 2011 when trial operation commenced.
• The facility complex for ground transport services (BVD) consists of three separate buildings. There is space for any expansion which may become necessary. The central social and administration building houses a number of ground transport service providers and features flexible room structures for leasing and letting. In addition to the office space required for operations and an area for changing rooms and sanitary facilities serving operational employees working in shifts, the property has break rooms and a canteen. A workshop building appointed with modern equipment is available to ensure a high standard of quality in servicing, repair and maintenance. A separate building for vehicles has space for parking fleet vehicles and the special airport equipment (towing vehicles, passenger stairs) protected from freezing weather conditions. The buildings have been occupied since the beginning of 2012. DFS airport control tower A height of 72 metres makes the Deutsche Flugsicherung tower the second-highest control tower in Germany. Operation of airport control began in Q1 2012. Until BER opens, air traffic at the operating Schönefeld Airport will be handled by the new control tower. Maintenance hangars The keys for the new Air Berlin and Germania maintenance hangar at Berlin Brandenburg Airport were handed over in May 2012. The hangar has more than 12,000 square metres of floor space and offers enough room for six aircraft like the Airbus A319/A320 models or alternatively two long-haul aircraft like the A330 model. Two-thirds of the floor space will be used by Air Berlin Technik GmbH, one-third by Germania. The maintenance hangar for Lufthansa Technik has also been completed. The hangar will have room for four short- and middle-haul aircraft or for one widebody aircraft up to the size of an Airbus A340. AirCargo Center Berlin In the first phase of construction, an air cargo centre for handling belly cargo was realised on an area of about 3.3 hectares. The facility has a total of 12,000 square metres of handling space and 7,000 square metres of office space. The cargo building has a start-up capacity of about 100,000 tonnes of cargo annually. The cargo hangar also has a refrigerated facility for handling perishable goods. Further expansions will be carried out according to the development of need or demand. The AirCargo Center was handed over to the customers in April 2012. Our Figures | 57
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