Edinburgh Airport Project

LOCATION

Edinburgh, Scotland

CLIENT

Global Infrastructure Partners

INDUSTRY

Airport | Parking Zone 

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Edinburgh Airport is located in the Ingliston area of Edinburgh, Scotland. It was the busiest airport in Scotland in 2019, handling over 14.7 million passengers. It was also the sixth-busiest airport in the United Kingdom by total passengers in 2019. It controlled 158 airplanes moving between 158 destinations with around 131,000 aircraft movements in 2019. It is owned and operated by Global Infrastructure Partners, who are also a minority shareholder of Gatwick Airport. The airport has one runway and one passenger terminal and employs about 2,500 people.

 

In 2009 a Scottish Enterprise study revealed that the airport could boost Scotland’s economy by £867 million per year.

In 2012 Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) took over ownership from the BAA. This led to new routes, improved passenger facilities, and a multi-million-pound terminal expansion. Today, Edinburgh airport is the busiest airport in Scotland, flying to more than 150 destinations across the world.

KITE'S WORK IN THE PROJECT

Kite was part of improving the safety standards across the entry and exit points, by supplying a protective hand-railing system to protect the movement of pedestrians and visitors on walkways. Kite also supplied the airport’s parking zones with crash barrier systems to protect the property fences, railways boarders, and other railing application from any potential hazard. In addition to that, Kite supplied one of the best safety products ,the access ladder kit, to grant access to the roof where maintenance is needed. This system was applied in different areas of the airport for the safety of technicians and engineers who run their regular checks on a daily basis.

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