Aena, the airport operators for Covera Airport have been busy from day one, since they were given official operating confirmation for the airport early 2018. It has been non-stop with checking all the systems that were installed some 6 years ago and reports in the past few weeks have been positive with all checks.
Aena has deployed several technical teams at Corvera airport to carry out a complete diagnosis of the facilities.
The work is a laborious task due to the size of the airport, which extends over 300 hectares. A laboratory truck from Aena is responsible for measuring the resistance of the track with a hydraulic system that listens to the ground every 40 meters.
Technicians are checking the entire airport grounds to locate all the equipment and check their status, beacons, signs, signals, radio aids, ground instruments, fences, stopping areas, lights, cleaning, brightness of objects and even the condition of the painted areas.
In the first days of inspection they only found a broken beacon, at the other end of the runway, other technicians are examining the texture and roughness of the asphalt so that the planes do not skid as they circulate along the taxiway to the platform next to the terminal.
Maintenance of the control tower has been constant during these years, both by the former Aeromur and the Ministry of Development.
Corvera airport will not have ‘fingers’ or ‘jardineras’, buses are to transport passengers from the plane to the terminal and vice versa. The planes will park a few meters away from the building, this will speed up boarding and disembarkation through the two doors of the aircraft, and will be more profitable for the “low cost” companies reducing time scales.