CASE STUDY

Muscat International

The new terminal and runway at Muscat International Airport, the largest airport in Oman, has a capacity of 12 million passengers per annum. This prestigious project is one of the largest that TEX ATC have completed; the tower is over 97 m (318 ft) high and there is 100 m² (1076ft²) of floor space within the ATCR.

 

 


360° uninterrupted view

  • Year: 2018
  • Scope: Air traffic control room
  • Height: 97m
  • Shape: Icosagon (twenty-sided)
  • Floor Area: 100m²

The structure is engineered to carry the load of a building maintenance unit running around the periphery of the control room roof and specifically designed to enable independent glass replacement should the situation ever arise.

To demonstrate samples of the components being used, a full size mock-up was erected as part of the clients’ specification.

The visual control room comprises 20 facets of TEX ATC Maxi-View laminated glass, providing the controllers with a 360° uninterrupted view. Each panel measures over 4 m (13 ft) high, is over 55 mm (2 in) thick and weighs in at over 1200 kg (2645 lb).

The ATCR has been designed to a high specification, meeting with a strict acoustic attenuation target (NR 25) whilst accommodating high extreme temperature variables and fulfilling the requirements to structurally comply within seismic zone 2A.