The new Gothenburg/Landvetter Airport is ideally located in the industrial belt which runs through the central countries of Sweden and into the West of the country. The new airport was a joint venture by the State, three municipalities, and four countries. The site chosen for the airport was in an area of forest, lakes and moorland, on a rocky plateau 150m above sea level and 50m above the surrounding land. A good deal of attention was paid to environmental considerations during the detailed design of the facilities-in particular to the integration. High speed turnoffs from the runway form the link with the apron. Also in the terminal area are parking stands for passenger aircrafts air cargo, and general aviation. Paved surfaces on the aircraft are designed to provide single-wheel bearing strength sufficient to allow normal aircraft operations, including the DC-10. The design capacity of the terminal is three million passengers a year and is fully equipped with arrival/departure lounges for international and domestic passengers, a VIP lounge, and conference room. In the air cargo terminal area, speeded procedures have been adopted for more efficient cargo handling. The Immediate Release System developed by the Swedish Customs, nose-in docking, and an advanced data system (CARIN), all have contributed to greater efficiency. Landvetter is the first Scandinavian Airport to have an aircraft noise ombudsman, taking care of complaints from local residents. The average noise level over a 20-hour period was 70 dBA.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Thinesen, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 8-11
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176619
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Airports International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM