Teruel Airport and Motorland join forces for the encourage R&D&I

MotorLand Aragón and the Consortium of the Airport Platform of Teruel, PLATA, sign an agreement to promote technological and industrial projects that enhance the R + D + i of both institutions and strengthen the industrial and technological factory in the territory

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MotorLand Aragón and Teruel Airport sealed a collaboration agreement on Wednesday to encourage projects that promote research, development and innovation in both entities. The agreement also includes the implementation of educational, informative and training activities whose objective will be to strengthen the industrial and technological fabric in the territory.

The agreement was signed on Wednesday at the PLATA facilities by Santiago Abad, manager of MotorLand Aragón, and by Alejandro Ibrahim, manager of the Teruel Airport Consortium. Both institutions consider this collaboration of great interest. The common purpose is to carry out projects and joint activities that have a positive impact on the autonomous community.

In this sense, Plata and MotorLand will be able to collaborate shaping to common and diverse initiatives. Research projects; holding meetings, conferences and congresses aimed at the exchange of information between specialists from various fields; training courses, or advisory work, are some of the actions that thanks to this agreement may be addressed jointly by both entities.

MotorLand Aragón, reference for the motor world

MotorLand Aragón is a multifunctional complex consisting of a speed track, a karting track and ground track. They are joined by the TechnoPark MotorLand technological space, with various companies installed and operating at full capacity in the field of R + D + i development. MotorLand encourages the daily operation of its facilities for all kinds of activities: motorcycle and car runs, official teams and drivers training, advertising spots, driving courses . The complex offers all types of users a space to practice the motorsport in excellent conditions of security and in a first level facilities.

Furthermore, of course, MotorLand is the scene of regional, national and international sports competitions. The sporting events allow placing MotorLand, Alcañiz, Teruel and Aragón on the front page of the media, which favours the development and promotion of the region. The creation of employment, wealth and settlement of the population in Bajo Aragón are other of the main objectives, a complex that is already a reference in the motor world. This has contributed to its technological and industrial vocation, as well as an integral and innovative offer in its sector.

Teruel Airport, ideal for the development of industrial aeronautics

The Airport of Teruel is an international aeronautical industrial hub, located near the epicentre of the European aerospace industry, ideal for an industrial aeronautical development. The complex is conceived as an open platform where aeronautical companies from all over the world can establish their operations in a strategic location and under highly competitive conditions of operation. Despite its incipient trajectory, PLATA is already known for its leadership and experience in maintenance; MRO; parking and recycling of airplanes; helicopters; wide-body aircraft; executive and general aviation; UAV-RPA, and research and development in aerospace activities. It also stands out for its modern and flexible airport infrastructure, allowing operating in advantageous conditions for passenger traffic and air cargo as an alternative to the development of air transport.

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Teruel Airport begins night operations

The Airport of Teruel started on Tuesday 6th December 2017, the night flights in restricted use for the first time.

A PA28 aircraft  piloted by the managers of the Flying Flight Aviation (FTA) pilot school, based at the airport, has staged the first operation in this first day of night flight on demand and under the rules of visual flight. The implementation of this new service is carried out after the authorization of the State Agency for Air Safety (AESA) and the Department of Vertebration of Territory, Mobility and Housing of the Government of Aragon, holder of the facilities of this aerodrome of regional competence.

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First night flight, 6th Dec 2017

The night operations were prepared at night between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm, according to the director general of Teruel Airport, Alejandro Ibrahim.

The night flight on demand will initially have as users the students of FTA, eight at present, and companies that request it. The British pilot school applied for this benefit in order to expand its activity in Teruel, since night flight training is part of the lessons that students must pass to obtain the title of commercial pilot. In fact, the first promotion that began in September 2016 already begin to fly on airlines.

To start operations outside daylight hours, it was necessary an investment of about 40,000 euros to install an aerodrome beacon, signaling beacons in electric towers near the airport and the beacon system of the threshold moved in the head south of the flight track. To operate at night it is necessary to request permission to the Airport 24 hours in advance.

In 2018, the Airport of Teruel plans to adapt the runway for instrumental use with a work to extend the approach beacon for 205 thousand euros awarded to Deimos Space and that work will begin in a couple of months. Also to do the project and work of the paving of the Campa in its Phase III and the beginning of commercial operations of aircrafts up to 19 passengers to offer a service requested by the maintenance and parking customers of large aircraft. In the same way, security equipment (X-ray machine, metal detector arc and trace detector of explosives) and 6 km of optical fiber to improve communications.


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Making suitable the Airport of Teruel for instrument flight will cost half of what was foreseen

The adaptation of the Airport of Teruel for the inclusion of the satellite-guided instrument flight system will cost less than 400,000 euro. It is half of what was initially foreseen.

The editing group has already submitted the project, which is currently being revised by the people responsible for the Consortium of Airport, which is composed of the Government of Aragon and Teruel Town Council. The main purpose is to tender for the work next September.

Alejandro Ibrahim, the General Manager of the airport, stated that the cost reduction, which was considered at the beginning, has been achieved. It has been possible, above all, because the existing electricity infrastructures are going to be taken advantage of and LED-type technology is going to be used. Furthermore, fewer expropriations than what was expected will be necessary. This is due to the fact that at the south header of the runway, the beacon towers could be placed on the current area of the aerodrome. And at the north header, it will be only necessary to occupy a property in order to place beacons, which must be put every 60 metres.

The Airport of Teruel currently works with the visual approach system. This causes that there is only the possibility of making landing and takeoff in daylight and with weather conditions which do not obstruct visibility. The people responsible for the airport work on the inclusion of the satellite instrument system since 2015.

With regard to the on-demand night flight, the necessary marking has been already placed and the authorisation has been applied for to the Government of Aragon, which is responsible for granting permission. The manager told that the inspection has been already conducted and that they expect to have the authorisation soon, since it was demanded by the pilot school FTA in order that their students could do their night flight training in Teruel.

The Airport responsible also trusts that after summer, the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) approves the verification change which was requested so that flights of up to 19 passengers could be possible on the apron. Alejandro Ibrahim declared that they had made the changes to the Airport Manual, to the operational safety system and the AFIS study. And currently, they are completing the requirements suggested by AESA so as to issue the new verification.

Meanwhile, the airport continues with good numbers. Last July, 258 operations took place at the airport, with an increase of 253.4% regarding the 73 operations of the same month in 2016. 

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